20 Ways to Get More Done in the Day

For some people, being more productive is wishful thinking and often an unfulfilled, lifelong dream. For others, it’s a motivating life-changer.

With busy lives made even more complicated by being constantly plugged-in, sending texts, tweets, replying to posts and e-mails and getting bombarded by outside stimuli and distractions, a lot of people end up wasting time and chronically get sidetracked about any goals they may have set for themselves. “There aren’t enough hours in a day” is a familiar excuse.

The newer suggestion — to work smarter, not harder — makes refreshing sense.

According to time management experts and formerly unproductive people who have found the secrets to effective productivity, achieving more with less effort — to take control of your days, your energy, and your resources to experience more success in your life — is life-changing. Here’s how to do it:

1. Do Less, Not More

Many driven people’s vision of success requires them to always do more, more and more. They invariably have long lists of things they need to do as high-achievers. It ends up spreading some people far too thin.

Warren Buffet, one of the world’s most successful people, says the most important key to business is learning to say ‘No’ to more things. Many time-management coaches agree. The best way to start being productive and creating more success is to subtract, not add.

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