35 Secrets To Being Productive

ROFL 03-10-2013

In today’s busting world, riddled with distractions, social media and constant communication; being productive isn’t easy. But of course, if you’re persistent and disciplined, it’s definitely possible. To guide you, Anna Vital designed this useful mindmap-style productivity cheat sheet to show you exactly how to be productive in specific areas of your life.

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35 Secrets To Being Productive productive

Some may seem rather trivial, but I did manage to find a few useful tips:

  • Assume you’re right when in doubt. Decisive is productive.
  • Sleep more. You will get more done.
  • Prioritise one item per day.
  • Learn to ignore. No need to respond to everything.

Which tip did you find most helpful?

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  1. Eli C
    October 25, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Wow, I found this super helpful! There's all kinds of articles telling you how to be productive, but I always just look at them and think, well that's nice, maybe someday that'll happen. But this just really helps put everything into perspective and makes it seem so simple! I've printed off a copy and saved it to my desktop because I know I'll be referring to this in the future. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Brian P. Hamachek
    October 17, 2013 at 3:40 am

    Secret #36: Stop wasting time reading articles with headlines such as '35 Secrets To Being Productive'. I am only half joking. There are some other good tips on that list though.

  3. Charly
    October 12, 2013 at 5:21 am

    The tips on the 'Tech-' and the 'Mind-' Path are REALLY GREAT , completely! But some other paths implies contradictions: Healthy food and deliveries are incompatible. And 'Start before you feel ready...' or 'Better done than perfect' is some kind of typical MicroSoft - Philosophy!

  4. Lucas
    October 11, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    did this take into consideration that man's and woman's brains work differently?

  5. Zhong J
    October 5, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    What I would do is write, type, text myself on the list of tasks that I'm doing so i won't forget them during a later day and try to limit yourself on using your PC more than twice a day. Meaning you will only need to boot the machine twice within 24 hours. After that, go outside and do what you have to do.

  6. Wilders M
    October 5, 2013 at 7:55 pm

    Good one. Made it my wallpaper.

  7. Saikat B
    October 4, 2013 at 5:23 am

    Great one. We need to be regularly reminded and this needs a save on the desktop :)

  8. Karl C
    October 3, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I should have said "better perfect and done!"

  9. Karl C
    October 3, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    No meetings unless they are decisive? Are you going to tell my boss that?

    As someone said on facebook, eat healthy with takeout?

    Many of these aren't practical for my job situation. While I realize no idea is perfect, some just seem to be wishful thinking. A working grunt can't ignore phone calls, or choose to not respond to emails that make no sense. I am also a system programmer, so "better done than perfect" is actually "better perfect than done". I can't afford downtime for my products because I didn't do it right.