• Weird Tricks That Make You More Productive

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    You probably don’t want to admit it but you love distractions. In fact, just like monkeys, you get a shot of dopamine every time something pulls you in another direction. Why do you think you check your email so much? Want to be more productive and get your focus back?

    Up your work efficiency with these surprising ideas.

    Get More Done

    It happens to everyone. You start the work day knowing full well what you have to finish by quitting time, but at 5 P.M., you haven’t achieved nearly as much as you’d planned. “Being productive is more than just checking off boxes on to-do lists,” says Heidi Hanna, PhD, author of The Sharp Solution. “It’s bringing our full and best energy to the time we have to do our work well.” While we can’t take tasks off your plate, these energizing tips will make you more efficient—and give you extra time to do the things you love.

    1. Bring your work to a coffee shop.

    And not because of the caffeine-packed java on offer. According to a study published in the December 2012 Journal of Consumer Research, moderate noise, such as the mid-level buzz in bustling coffee shops, enhances performance on creative tasks more than …




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