Knowing how to stay productive is key to leading a balanced and successful life. In our daily lives, we constantly face tons of responsibilities and to-do’s, and by nature we associate production with doing as many things as possible. And doing as many things as possible requires multitasking, or so we believe…
Well a study at the British Institute of Psychiatry has shown that just checking your email while performing another creative task can lower your IQ by ten points. To put that in perspective, consider this: that’s equivalent to staying up 36 hours straight with no sleep!
But checking email throughout the day has almost become second nature in our busy lives. It’s actually pretty benign compared to some of the other tasks we try to simultaneously juggle. Between our cell phones, social media and other services we’re using, the steady stream of notifications and alerts can become super distracting.
So in this presentation we’ll take a look at proven techniques to:
Decrease your IQ
Never get anything done
Increase your stress levels
Get completely overwhelmed
Earn less money
Get yourself fired
Run your business into the ground
Ok let’s get started…
11 tips sure to kill your productivity:
#1 Keep Your Desk Cluttered
How can you get anything done if you don’t know where anything is?
#2 Sit in a Crappy Chair
#3 Constantly Check Your Email
Email: the gift that keeps on giving.
#4 Multi-Task Everything
The more, the merrier!
#5 Stay Tuned to Every Possible Notification
Emails, Facebook notifications, Twitter mentions and DM’s, it’s all good.
#6 Allow Yourself to be Constantly Interrupted
#7 Create the World’s Longest To-Do List
At least you’re organized…
#8 Live an Unhealthy Lifestyle
The body needs fuel.
#9 Don’t Take Any Breaks
Breaks, ain’t nobody got time for that…
#10 Keep Using Primitive Tools
Why reinvent the wheel?
#11 Master the Art of Procrastination
But most importantly… Why start something today?
When you can finish it tommorrow…
So what other strategies are you using to kill your productivity?