Being Productive



A word which each individual tries to achieve in their daily assigned tasks. Most of us get annoyed that we can not fulfill our potential in our careers and accomplish everything on our schedule. However, we rarely stop and think about the bad habits that cause a lack of productivity in the first place.

Right? We think “If I can be more motivated.. feel less tired, or have fewer tasks on my schedule, then I’ll finally be productive.” But sooner or later, you realize that you’re just giving yourself an excuse to procrastinate.

We often make productivity a lot more complicated than it needs to be. So if you want to be more productive, you first need to eliminate habits from your life that prevent you from working efficiently. Here are a few things you should stop doing, and what you should do to become more productive:

Impulsive Web Browsing

It’s easy to get sidetracked looking up to answers for random questions as and when you think of them. Instead, jot down your questions and look out for them when you aren’t working.


It’s proven that multitasking always doesn’t speed you up so you can get more done. In fact, switching between tasks slows down your work. To avoid such complexities while working, we should focus on one task at a time.

Actively checking mails

When you allow emails to frequently interrupt it not only affects the work schedule but also tempts you to spend time reading and responding to them. To better manage emails, get your email checking restricted to a few times in a day or set reminders on your calendar to notify you.

Moral Licensing

The idea that we “deserve” to splurge on fancy meals after being thrifty for a week is called “moral licensing”, and it undermines a lot of people’s plans for self-improvement. Instead, try making goals as part of your identity.

Taking too many meetings

Nothing disrupts the flow of productivity like an unnecessary meeting. Don’t accept an invitation unless there is a clear agenda and a set time limit.

Failing to Prioritize

Having too many goals can be extremely unproductive. Prioritize and pick up the things which are most important.

Using your phone in bed

Smartphone LED screens give off blue light, which can suppress the production of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the sleep cycle and makes us happier.


In conclusion, productivity is the key to unlocking your true potential and achieving your goals. By managing your time, setting priorities, and eliminating distractions, you can take control of your life and work smarter, not harder. Remember, it’s not about doing more; it’s about doing what truly matters. So, start applying these principles today, and watch your productivity soar.

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