10 things to eliminate from your life to be more productive at work

Melissa Mackey

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For most remote workers, staying productive can be challenging.  These 10 tips will help you get more done with less stress.

1. Distractions

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Hot tip: turn off device notifications.

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2. Multitasking

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3. Working without breaks

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Take a break, even if it’s just for a few minutes to grab a bite and eat it, slowly.

4. Repetitive work

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We have a rule on our team that if a manager finds themselves doing a task more than three times the exact same way, we make a video illustrating how to do the task – and then delegate it to a junior team member.

5. Unnecessary meetings

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Don’t leave a meeting without outlining next steps. This helps prevent additional meetings.

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6. A messy calendar Getting a grip on your calendar is key to being productive.

7. A messy workspace

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Whatever and wherever your workspace is, see if you can clear the clutter.  You might be surprised at how much more productive you become.

8. Social media during the workday

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Constantly checking social media is a real productivity killer.

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9. Pressure on yourself Try to go easy on yourself.

10. Self-doubt

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No one expects you to have every answer at your fingertips. Don’t hem and haw – just say you’ll follow up.