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Ideas to Make 2015 Your Most Productive Year Yet: Part 2

Leadership / Time Management //

Here is part 2.

4. STAND WHILE YOU WORK
This will be a newer habit for me. I have read, and been told of the benefit of doing this by so many people who I respect, that I must try this out. I am looking into getting a fitbit for myself as well to help remind me to stand.

I’m going to spend most of my afternoon from 2-4pm standing. This is the time that my body seems to naturally want to slow down and so I will use it as my standing time while I work on my emails, afternoon coaching times, and items like this.

5. SLOW DOWN AND REASSESS TO AVOID GETTING OVERWHELMED
“When you have more things to do than you can count,” says Scott Eblin, author of Overworked and Overwhelmed, “it can quickly throw you into a fight or flight state of overwhelm. If you feel yourself getting spun up like that, stop before you start to do anything else.” He instructs us to think of STOP as the acronym for Slow down, Take three deep breaths, Observe what needs to be done most, and then Proceed.

6. PRIORITIZE WHAT MATTERS
One of the secrets to feeling satisfied with your productivity is spending the majority of your time on the things that really matter to you—your priorities.

“When you’re clear on what you want to carry out and the actions that will get you there, it becomes easier to decide what needs to get done and what can either wait for later or not be done at all. Plus, and here’s where the real productivity comes in, we are much more motivated to work on things that truly matter and therefore able to get more done in a shorter period of time.”

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