My life would be so much better if only a day has 32 hours. I would have 8 extra hours to…

….get enough sleep

….read that book

….get certified

….spend more time with family

….work out


Do you know the feeling?

The bad news is that we can’t have more hours in a day. The good news is that Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Richard Branson or Elon Musk have the same number of hours in a day as we do. If they can be doing so much in a day we can do a bit more as well.

The point is to use smarter our time and resources.

35 Tips on How to Start Being Productive:

  1. Check emails only every 2 hours (and not more frequently).
  2. Don’t try to be perfect. Perfection is the enemy of execution.
  3. Sell your TV.
  4. Don’t watch the news.
  5. Talk only to positive and enthusiastic people.
  6. Make a routine. Morning routine. Evening routine. Weekly routine.
  7. Get up early.
  8. Say NO to everything that’s not worth your time.
  9. Work out.
  10. Stop multitasking.
  11. Use the Pareto 80/20 principle.
  12. Use the Pomodoro technique as well.
  13. Finish the task you started before you move to another one.
  14. Revisit your goals regularly.
  15. Eat the frog first.
  16. Manage the time you spend on social media and the Internet.
  17. Chunk tasks into smaller pieces.
  18. Delegate. Don’t do what you don’t have to do.
  19. Batch similar tasks. For example, assign 4 hours every 3 days for replying to emails.
  20. Do the task that takes less than 2 minutes immediately.
  21. Create time records for specific tasks and try to beat them.
  22. Sort tasks by must, should and want.
  23. Eliminate everything that does not have to be done, replied to or seen.
  24. What would make me feel accomplished in the evening? Ask yourself and focus on that task.
  25. Give yourself a reward for completed tasks.
  26. Maintain a power pose.
  27. Laugh. Start in the morning before you leave your house.
  28. Sleep enough.
  29. Silence your phone.
  30. Clean up your workspace.
  31. Work in a pleasant environment.
  32. Write distraction down for later.
  33. Go for a walk.
  34. Meditate
  35. Listen to ambient music.