It's the new age of quality of work over quantity of work. New studies show that dedicating less hours actually promotes more productive days. But how do we possibly cram so many to do's into a shorter work day? Psychologist Ron Friedman suggests saving the tasks of utmost importance for the first 90 minutes of your day and suggests making the first three hours your most productive could save you up to 20 hours per week.
- Try the 90-90-1 challenge: For the next 90 days, spend the first 90 minutes of your workday on your number one priority. This should be a top-level task, which will stop you from procrastinating by checking email or social media. Write it in a notebook to track your progress.
- Eat lean protein: Donald Layman, professor emeritus of nutrition at the University of Illinois, says eating at least one ounce of protein for breakfast will help sustain blood sugar levels in the morning and stop food-related distractions.
- Listen to brain music: Psychologist Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis recommends listening to music on repeat to improve focus. Research suggests classical music is the best option to boost brain function.
We're anxious to try these tricks out, if you have any luck make sure to share them with us.