5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Productivity

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2. Break-Dance

Spoiler: No breakdancing mat required. When meetings go one after another, make sure you take short but active breaks. Dance to your favorite song, do a stretching exercise, or maybe try a few squats—do anything to shake up your daily routine. Link these fun breaks to mundane events like video calls: Every time you wrap up a meeting, get up and move.

3. Set (Yourself) Up for Success

Now that you made active breaks your habit, let’s look at your setup. In addition to sitting right and setting up an ergonomic workspace, make your setup work for you and your needs.

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4. Schedule a Power Hour

Remember that one thing that’s been on your list forever and you can’t just find time to get it done? Well, the time has come. Block off a “power hour” on your calendar to work on it at full speed, NO MATTER WHAT. No distractions, no emails, no petting the dog (sorry, furry friends!)

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5. Celebrate Daily Wins

You might be busy with work, and that’s totally fine. But keep in mind that you’re in for a marathon, not a sprint. And just like athletes sometimes need to slow down and catch their breath, you do too. So rather than always chasing the big future goals, take a look around and celebrate your everyday wins—you’ll be surprised how many of them go unnoticed! Simply write down your daily goals and then, when the day is over, cross out the things you accomplished. Now it’s time for some rest after another productive day.

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