Neat Life Hacks: 31 Days of Productivity

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  • 31 Days of Productivity

    LIFE HACKS

    #NeatLifeHacks

  • Productivity [proh-duhk-tiv-i-tee]

    noun1.The quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services:

    ex.Im going to try all 31 of Neats #LifeHacks so my coworkers all become jealous of my amazing productivity.

  • Want to be more productive? Of course you do.

    Here are simple Productivity Life Hacks

    (or #neatlifehacks) to amp up your productivity. (Note: if you dont see all 31, check back every day in July for the daily updates!)

    No need to thank us, but if you feel compelled, tweet the love to @NeatCompany using #NeatLifeHacks.

    Youre welcome.

  • 1Work in 90 minute intervals separated by 10 minute breaks.

    The intervals are long enough to get work done, and the breaks will allow you to refresh your brain.

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  • 2To-do lists help you understand what needs to be done and allows you to prioritize your tasks. For those with Type A personalities, there is nothing better than crossing off a task once it is complete.

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  • 3Sometimes we form habits that become time sucks...and they can be hard to break.

    Identify your bad habits, write them down, and then make a conscious effort to stop doing them.

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  • 4Feeling overwhelmed or stressed? When is the last time you had a moment to be competely still?

    Meditating is important for clearing your mind. Take 5 minutes to be mentally and physically still .

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  • 5Studies show that if your space is clear, your mind can be clear.

    Take time to tidy up and you will feel the weight of the mess disappear.

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  • 6Know what needs to be done on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis and set routines to making those things happen.

    A consistent routine leads to less confusion and ultimately, less wasted time.

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  • 7Ever hem and haw before finally deciding to go to the gym? Do you know how much time and energy you wasted contemplating?

    Make decisions and stick to them. Being decisive means moving on.

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  • 8A body in motion stays in motion, right?

    So move your body. Get your blood pumping, release endorphins, and stimulate your mind.

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  • 9Do you really know how you're spending your time?

    Tracking time will help you understand where those hours go and help you evaluate and make changes to be more efficient.

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  • 10Audiobooks might be one of the most overlooked tools. Seriously, you can do any other task WHILE "reading."

    Download some good audiobooks and enjoy while you exercise or commute.

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  • 11Social media can be a time suck and you click down the black hole of status updates and vacations photos.

    Schedule time for social media so you don't disappear into a black abyss.

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  • 12We all have lists full of tasks that go on and on...and on.

    Instead of just letting the list grow, priortize what needs to get done. Use looming deadlines and other factors to guide your plan of action.

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  • 13All the alerts and updates can be a huge distraction and throw you off focus and off track.

    During your most productive hours of the day, disable alerts, notifications, etc. and get things done.

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  • 14Often times we feel bad about saying "no," and end up taking on too much.

    Instead of filling up your plate, say "no" to things you can't handle or those that get in the way of your priorities.

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  • 15High protein foods will give you energy and keep your brain fueled all day so you can stay at the top of your game.

    Snack on healthy foods and grab some almonds when you start feeling "hangry!"

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  • 16The average office worker spends 5 hrs and 41 mins sitting each day at his/her desk.

    Instead of having a seat, consider standing at your next meeting and see if it changes your energy...and perspective.

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  • 17Have some nagging tasks on your to-do list? Evaluate your tasks and determine how long each will take. Any tasks that take less than 2 minutes, do them immediately...and take satisfaction in crossing them off.

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  • 18Drink water - it's sogood for you.

    The Institute ofMedicinedetermined that anadequate intake formen is about 13cups (3 liters) oftotal beverages aday. For women, itis about 9 cups (2.2liters).

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  • 19If it's not on your schedule it may not happen.

    Instead of just packing every day with back-to-back meetings, schedule free time to ensure you have dedicated time to take a break.

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  • 20Wake up early or stay up late. No matter which part of the day you thrive, use it to your advantage. Use the "quiet hours" to focus on your own personal or work agenda.

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  • 21Let technology be a resource for improving processes, saving time, and helping to get things done.

    Check out services such as Evernote, Hootsuite, Neat Premium, and IFTTT to organize your digital life.

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  • 22Tired of all that paper? Consider going digital.

    Find solutions that allow you to scan, organize, and store digital documents so you can take up less physical space...and maybe save a few trees!

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  • 23Ever waste time looking for your keys? The time we waste looking for things can easily be avoided if we have a designated place for our most used belongings. Find a place to store keys and wallets, which works with your everyday flow.

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  • 24Waiting until the last minute to do anything always adds unnecessary stress. So, instead of procrastinating, take 10-15 minutes each day to plan for the coming day. A few minutes the night before could result in a blissful morning routine.

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  • 25The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Without the proper amount of sleep, you can suffer the effects of sleep deprivation, which span from increased stress to injuries.

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  • 26Ever wander into a new space and [literally] start to see things differently? Changing your physical space can help change your perspective - and sometimes, that's exactly what you need.

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  • 27Is your inbox full of unorganized and useless emails?

    Take time to go through emails and organize/archive, and unsubscribe from all those newsletters and promotions you don't need.

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  • 28Although you may be a multitasking champion and think it's the key to your productivity, doing too many things at once could backfire. Fully focus on one task at a time and get it done; then move onto the next.

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  • 29Are you more productive in the morning? Or the afternoon? Figure out your productivity pattern and complete important tasks when you're at your mental peak; save mindless tasks for the other times.

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  • 30 Open-ended goals and projects often fall by the wayside because they lack a defined plan and sense of urgency. Giving yourself a good and reasonable deadline will spark productivity and push you to get it done.

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  • 31Although productivity is important, we must remember that life is short and we don't want to miss out on what really matters. Be mindful of where you are and who you are with; sometimes, that email response will just have to wait.

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