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You know those days when you go to work and leave feeling totally unaccomplished? Prevent that from happening ever again, with our 4 life hacks for being more productive.

One, eliminate any obvious distractions. As tempting as it might be to keep your phone on your desk, keep it out of sight. Also, close out of any unnecessary tabs on your computer, like Facebook, Pinterest, even a google doc that is no longer relevant. And if chatter amongst your coworkers is bothering you, put in your earphones.

Two, assign yourself deadlines. Don’t wait until the day before a project is due to get started on it. Instead, split it up into sections to complete every couples days and assign each section a due date. 

Three, focus on one task at a time. Multitasking is a myth! You might think you’re doing a lot of things at once, but you’re really just switching your attention from one task to another really quickly. When you’re at the office, try to focus all of your efforts on one task at a time instead.

Four, tell yourself that you’re going to be more productive. In order to accomplish anything in life, you must first believe that you’re capable. So, instead of doubting your abilities, believe that you’re capable of being more productive and producing excellent work.

When you walk into work on Monday, remember these four tips.

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett

Taylor Bennett is the Content Development Manager at Thriveworks. She devotes herself to distributing important information about mental health and wellbeing, writing mental health news and self-improvement tips daily. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism, with minors in professional writing and leadership from Virginia Tech. She is a co-author of Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book and has published content on Thought Catalog, Odyssey, and The Traveling Parent.

Check out “Leaving Depression Behind: An Interactive, Choose Your Path Book” written by AJ Centore and Taylor Bennett."

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