5 Ways You’re Killing Your Productivity and How to Revive It

1. You’re Distracted AF

  1. Lock your phone away: If you must have your phone with you at work, lock it in a drawer. The notification icons on the screen create a Pavlovian need to check them, even if you use silent mode.
  2. Close the door: The chatter of colleagues can derail your conversation. If you’re a cubicle dweller, invest in noise-canceling headphones. As a bonus, these double as a visual “do not disturb” sign.
  3. Set a timer: Everyone has a limited attention span, and setting a timer gives you a psychological break. You can challenge yourself to complete as much as possible in the allotted time.

2. You’ve Adopted a Closed Mindset

3. You Compare Yourself to Others

4. You Have Decision Fatigue

5. You Don’t Take a Break

Change These Mindsets to Revive Your Productivity

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