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Eat That Frog! A Time Management Book

Eat That Frog!

A Time Management Book

37 Actionable Tools And Resources
To Stop Procrastinating And Get More Done

By Michael J. Routh

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Table of Content

Introduction

Set Your Goals

What is Procrastination?

Why Do You Do It?

37 Productivity & Time Management hacks, you should practice to become the master of your own time

Conclusion

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Introduction

Since most of us more successful and happy when we’re productive, we’ve all become a little obsessed with life hacks and shortcuts. How can we produce more by doing less? We look over at the person who seems to get it all done while still managing to have a life, and we ask ourselves: What does she know that I don’t? Is there a secret to high productivity?

This is probably not the first productivity book that you have read. You probably have seen countless lists telling you tips like “Don’t go on facebook!” or “don’t check your email!”

But the real key to productivity is not about little tricks or one-day-stints. It’s about working consistently even if you don’t feel like it, or you’re too tired, or you have to take care of children. It’s difficult, but not impossible to create a system for works. You can do it, because others (who are human, just like you) have done it. With some work, many of the barriers to productivity are solvable. In this book, you’ll find four of the best scientific productivity “hacks” out there.

What is Procrastination?

Everyone does it, including you. You have things to do, important things or mundane things, and you put off doing them until the last minute. If Procrastination were an Olympic event you might be in the running for a gold medal, you’re that good at it. You make jokes about being a world class procrastinator with your friends, telling them that sure, you could finish that project right now if you wanted to but (yawn) you’re just going to do it tomorrow.

Procrastination is putting something off until later, either due to carelessness or habitual laziness. It’s putting off till tomorrow what you just as easily could have finished up today. A procrastinator postpones or needlessly delays accomplishing something –just because.

A person who is habitually late to everything, from weddings to dates, is someone who procrastinates getting ready to leave. Maybe they don’t start getting ready until it’s nearly time to leave or they move so slowly that by the time they should leave for the event, they’re still way behind schedule.

Why do we let things slide until we’re in a time crunch and the deadline is looming and we’re not even CLOSE to being finished? Why do we procrastinate?

Why Do You Do It?

The behavior of procrastination affects almost everyone at one time or another in their life. For some it is a continuous habit, part of who they are, a not-so-endearing character trait; for others it may be a situational thing and doesn’t affect too many events in their life. For whatever reason, people put off things they don’t want to do.

Because You Are Afraid. No one likes to admit that they fear something, but fear might just be the reason you put off doing what you know you should do. Whether it’s fear of failure or fear of success, it’s still fear. Fear is a paralyzing emotion. It has the ability to stop us in our tracks-literally. Some writers fear failure so they never write that epic novel they have churning around inside of them; some fear success and the result is the same. If you procrastinate compulsively, and who doesn’t enjoy doing that, then you may fear that once you’re successful at something you’ll suffer the compulsion to continually be successful. This will require you to work and finish what you’ve started and that will cut into your compulsion to procrastinate. It’s a never ending cycle. Fear can cause us to procrastinate.

Because You Don’t Think it’s Important Enough. You don’t place a high enough priority on the task at hand, it’s not vital and so it’s not worthy of you beginning it. You know the task needs to be done and you may already have decided that you’re the one who must do it. However, there is always something else more important on your to-do list that keeps bumping that particular job back to the bottom. Let’s say you know that that the dishwasher needs to be unloaded. You’ll get to it later, after you go grocery shopping. Grocery shopping is more important because if you don’t have food you’ll starve to death. Besides, no one can see that the dishwasher is full of clean dishes. After grocery shopping you need to eat, because you’re hungry. Besides, you can just take a plate out of the dishwasher and use that. That’s sort of unloading it, isn’t it? Unloading the dishwasher isn’t a priority and that’s why you procrastinate doing it.

You Don’t Know Enough to do the Task. You may procrastinate beginning a project because you simply don’t know everything you need to know in order to complete the task. You may not have consciously admitted this to yourself, but deep down you know it and it’s coming out as an aversion to starting the project. You need to determine whether or not this is because you haven’t collected all the data on what you have to do, or simply because you want to stall for more time.

Because You’re Too Busy. Life is busy. We have jobs and commitments and sometimes, just sometimes, we can’t get to a particular task because we’ve run out of time in our busy day to complete one more thing.

Because It Works. Unfortunately, procrastination can reinforce itself. If we avoid something we don’t want to do (like cleaning out the rain gutters) by engaging in behavior that we want to engage in (like hanging out with friends) then getting to it later, we can say that putting it off wasn’t that bad after all. And besides, we had fun while we procrastinated.

You Haven’t Committed To the Job. You may think the job should belong to someone else, it’s not really your job to do and the job is a waste of time. If this is how you’re looking at this particular task, then you need to ask yourself what will happen to you if you don’t complete the job.

You Just Don’t Want To Do It. Everyone is faced with jobs in life that they simply don’t want to do. They’re either disgusting, like having to clean toilets, or they’re dangerous, like climbing up on the roof and cleaning the leaves out from the rain gutters. We put off doing the task at hand because we simply do not want to do it. Period. There is no underlying psychological reason for putting it off. It’s that recalcitrant two-year old in us coming out to say “I don’t wanna and I’m not gonna”.

You Could Just Be Lazy. Yes, that’s what I said. I know it’s not an easy thing to hear about yourself, but sometimes facing the truth about ourselves can help us overcome bad habits and succeed where we otherwise may have failed. You need to find a way to motivate yourself out of your habit of being lazy in order to stop procrastinating.

Unfortunately, procrastination can reinforce itself. If we avoid something we don’t want to do (like cleaning out the rain gutters) by engaging in behavior that we want to engage in (like hanging out with friends) then getting to it later, we can say that putting it off wasn’t that bad after all. And besides, we had fun while we procrastinated.

Want to get more done, in less time, starting NOW?

Set Your Goals

Step 1: Decide exactly what you want

You must allow yourself to dream. There are no barriers. Also forget to be reasonable, just for a moment here, flow high to the field of all possibilities :) Think of it like a child would do. Childs don’t have problems to come up with something that is challenging to achieve from a perspective of most adults. Now begin thinking about what would really excite you. You know, the thing that gets a real big smile on your face ;)

Ask yourself these questions:
– What exactly do you want to accomplish? 
– What achievement would be worth your very best effort?
– What would you attempt if you knew it was impossible to fail? 
– What would you go for if you knew this was your very last chance?

I found that it works best if you choose important areas of your life to set life goals in, i.e. your body, mind, finances and things, relationships or spirit. Just get it out, no worries, even if it’s total beyond what you currently can do. These can be skills, learnings, things and all kinds of achievements.

It is totally irrelevant if what comes to your mind is possible or not. Forget the “How?” Now we are all into the “What?”, all else does not matter. Especially avoid thinking about what it means or how difficult it would be to get there. We will do this later. So don’t limit yourself here, get it all out onto the paper or screen.

When brainstorming you get ideas into your head and you write them down as fast as you can. When you write you goal down physically on paper, it activates your mental powers and your subconscious mind works on it 24 hours a day until it’s achieved. Write everything down that excites you and that you would like to achieve, to have, to do.

Step 2: Define a schedule on your goals

After brainstorming for at least 5 minutes you now get your results in order. From all that you have written down in the area and time-frame, select the life goals that are most compelling to you. Give them numbers from 1-10 where 10 is the most motivating, that means if you reach it you really made progress towards what you really want in life.

Also and important: select a time-frame. Choose from short-term (3-12 month), mid-term (1 to 2 years) or long-term (3 years to lifetime). You can repeat this for every time-frame. My advice would be to start with 1 year-goals.

From this list select now the 3 highest rated goals and highlight them. And also determine your number 1 goal. This number 1 goal is the most compelling thing you want to achieve. Selecting the goals is the primary step to take. Next is now to start bringing them into reality step by step.

For your 3 top life goals including the number 1 goal set deadlines to when you will achieve them. That means a specific date. This is important because it creates the tension that is necessary to give ourselves the message, that we are serious about our life and happiness ;)

Step 3: Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal

Make a list of everything that you can think of that you are going to have to do to achieve your goal. These are your ‘Micro Goals’ Having goals means acting on them. Now comes the “How”-part of goal setting. One of the most effective ways is to think from the end: you visualize your outcome as completed and think backward to where you are now. What steps have you taken to get there?

Create an Action-Plan for your goals. An Action-Plan is a specific list of actions that will lead to your goal, into a logical order. If you have long-term goals, that process will include parts that are not completely clear and this is ok. Work on your Action-Plan if you make progress and get feedback. But put thinking and energy into it to the best possibly way.

 

37 Productivity & Time Management hacks, you should practice to become the master of your own time

Now that you’ve read a little bit about just why you procrastinate…wait, you DID read that chapter right? You didn’t put it off until later, did you? What do you mean you didn’t think it was important? How are you going to stop procrastinating of you don’t understand WHY you do it in the first place? Taking a good hard look at why you don’t start your term paper until the night before it’s due, or why you put off cleaning those rain gutters is the first step in learning how to change that behavior.

Below are a few strategies to help you stop procrastinating and master your own time. Not every tip will work for every person, so take what you can from this list and see what works for you.

1) Make sure you stay focused on your goal

Your goals are the North Star that you’ll follow day in and day out to achieve the success you desire. Keep them constantly front of mind so you’ll be reminded to maintain your focus on achieving them. Don’t be afraid to adjust and readjust your expectations, as life will inevitably throw you curveballs.

2) Clean Out Mental Clutter

Clutter is anything that gets in the way of what matters most to you. Clutter can certainly be material—unwanted trinkets and clothes that no longer fit—but clutter also can be spiritual, emotional, and psychological. Stray thoughts, fears, worries, details to remember: they all add up to mental clutter. Examples include undone/unfinished tasks; people/activities that drain you of energy; remaining angry at people; busyness – filling up your schedule with activities you feel duty-bound to do, and leaving no time to nourish your soul and refresh your body.

Spend 10-15 minutes (or more if you need it) to write down everything that’s on your mind.  Don’t spend time thinking about what it is, how you’re going to get it done, or when you’re going to get it done.  Just get the information out of your head and onto one list. Write until you can’t think anymore. This will clear your mind, frees up some valuable mental room, and help you more easily identify your priorities.

Once you manage to do a mental clear out, you are amazed at the liberating effect and it really can help us to live happier and more fulfilled lives. Mental and emotional clutter blocking the flow of energy in our lives, and clearing this out is guaranteed to help improve our emotional wellbeing.

3) Set your top three to-dos.

A common time-management mistake is trying to remember too many details, leading to information overload. A better way to stay organised and take control of your projects and tasks is to use a to-do list to write things down.

Your  daily priority list should consists of the 3-5 things you want to accomplish that day. When you consciously identify something as a priority, you can apply the necessary focus to complete the task and ignore the other items cluttering your mind. You’ll make progress on what you know to be important versus what you feel to be urgent.

4) Identify value

We’re often working on the wrong thing at the wrong time. This diagram is a simple exercise that illuminates what you really ought to be focused on at any given time.

Put all your tasks into the appropriate box, according to the impact each has on reaching your goal and the amount of effort it will take. Then work in order of the numbered boxes.

5) Apply 80/20 rule to everything.

The Pareto’s principle developed by an Italian economist and most commonly known as the 80/20 Rule . While Pareto originally used the rule noticing that 80% of the wealth was owned by 20% of the population. Generally speaking, 20% of our effort produces 80% of our results. That means that if I have a list of 10 things to do, two of those are likely to produce greater results than the other 8 put together. Try to identify which tasks really move you toward your goals and give those the priority they deserve. You will probably find that some of the lesser tasks no longer need to be done at all.

6) Use Rescue Time to track your productivity.

Install RescueTime on your computer and it measures how much time you spend doing particular activities. You then designate whether those activities are productive or not.  It also emails you with a productivity summary for the week.  This will show how much time you spend on Facebook or Youtube per week. 

7)  Limit social media use.

Unless you are using social media to grow your business, limit the amount of time you spend on such sites as Facebook and Twitter. If it is part of your business-marketing efforts, determine the return you are getting on your efforts and decide if the return is worth the time. Be honest with yourself; if you are spending too much time on these sites, set boundaries and stick with them.

8) But… Use at least 5 social networks

A recent survey by the data analytics firm Evolv suggests that employees who use up to four social media networks are exceptionally productive—and they stay in their jobs longer, too. The study, monitored hundreds of metrics from Fortune 500 companies, discovered a significant correlation between social network use, employee productivity, and longevity in employees’ job positions.

“Employees who belonged to more than five social networks had a 1.6 percent higher sales conversion than their counterparts and a 2.8 percent lower average call time,” say the researchers.

*9*) Try the Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique invented by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. A Pomodoro, the Italian term for “tomato”, is the name attributed to the 30-minute window you spend to accomplish a particular task. The formula looks something like this:

25 Minutes of work + 5-minute break = 1 Pomodoro

To get started, you only need a to-do task list and a 30-minute kitchen timer. Start with your first task in the list. Set the Pomodoro Timer to 30 minutes. Start working on your single task, avoid all distractions and urges to multi-task. Pay attention to the timer. If you reach the 25th minute, stop working and take a short 5 minute break. The 5-minute break must be a moment of just “not doing anything” – don’t check email, make calls, or any other source of distraction. Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break

*10*) Do the most important things first thing in the morning

This point is more important than most of us will care to recognise. It’s no secret that we are more productive first thing in the morning – as soon as we have woken up and have no thoughts/dramas on the brain. BEFORE you check your emails or social media, consider doing your most important work- whatever is most important and requires your complete concentration should always be done at the start of the day.

11) Do things that make you feel good. 

There is no doubt that you are more productive when you feel good. You walk with a bounce in your step and feel like you can tackle almost anything. Notice the little things that make you feel good, like keeping your home and car clean, reading or listening to something positive, or crossing things off your To-Do List.

12) Batch recurring tasks

This might have been one of the simplest changes I made to my routine and it had a massive impact on my cognitive load and efficiency. According to a study by University of California, Irvine, ”people switch activities on average of every three minutes and five seconds.”  Then, “it takes an average of 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back to the task.” Take a look at your lists and find ways to put smaller tasks together. This saves time and cuts down on interruption.

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13) Schedule less time for important tasks.

This seems counterintuitive, but it isn’t in practice. When you limit how much time you give yourself to work on important tasks, you force yourself to expend more energy over less time so you can get the tasks done faster.

Also, publicly commit to a deadline.  Harness peer pressure to your advantage. If an important task doesn’t have a natural deadline, I’ll tell people confidently, “I will send you a copy by end of day Friday.” Now I don’t want to look ridiculous in front of my teammates, so I will naturally make damn sure it’s ready for them by Friday.

14[*)*] Take a 10-minute power nap

If you find your energy waning, or that it naturally dips at a certain time every day, take a short nap. Napping improves your memory, makes you more attentive and alert, prevents burnout, and boosts your creativity.

Doctors at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio had participants nap in four time periods: 5, 10, 20 and 30 minutes (along with a control group that didn’t nap). After the nap, the researchers tested the participants for three hours and discovered that, while the 5 minute nap showed almost no benefits, the 10-minute nap “produced immediate improvements in all outcome measures including sleep latency, subjective sleepiness, fatigue, vigor and cognitive performance, with some benefits maintained for as long as 155 minutes.” If you decide to increase your productivity by taking a quick nap, the best time to do so is mid to late morning or early afternoon. Sweet dreams!

15) Plan every day in advance

A common productivity tip is to plan each day in advance, preferably the night before. But how exactly do you do this? How do you know which items to put on your next day’s to-do list?

The best way to hit the ground running is to start the night before. Before leaving your workspace, or before going to bed, take ten minutes to look over the next day’s commitments. What appointments can’t be missed? What do you need to have with you for those appointments? What three to five tasks must get done? Decide what you’ll do first.

16) Manage your e-mail settings.

Setting a filter to redirect and categorize your e-mail messages can be helpful, especially if you use one e-mail address for your work and personal life (which is not recommended, especially if it is a corporate e-mail address). This way if something pops up in the personal e-mail inbox, you can let it slide until later, while something that comes into the work inbox deserves at least a cursory glance.

17) Set your thermostat to 65ºF (18.5ºC) overnight. 

Most studies recommend you set your thermostat to about 65ºF (18.5ºC) while you sleep, and think of your bedroom as a cave: cool, dark, and quiet.

*1*8) Keep a Minimalistic Workspace

Keeping your workspace tidy is one of the simplest but considerably effective ways to ensure you keep on top of your work, your goals, and achieve more out of the time you allocate yourself.  Clutter is extremely stress-inducing. A messy desk can make you feel overwhelmed and anxious, so clear those papers, throw out those old paper coffee cups, and feel that heart rate go down.

If you work on a computer, having a cluttered desktop every time you turn on your computer can give you a constant uneasy feeling. At the end of each day, remove every file from your desktop. If you don’t have an immediate place to move the file, create one folder on your desktop and drop the stray files in there.

19) Look at photos of baby animals

A Japanese study showed that watching pictures of baby animals may improve our cognitive abilities! Subjects (48 male and female university students) were divided into different groups who were asked to look at pictures of either puppies and kittens, dogs and cats, or delicious-looking foods like sushi and steak before completing a series of tasks. Those who looked at pictures of puppies and kittens performed– by a long shot– much better on the tasks than the others.

20) Identify the time of the day where you are at peak performance.

Just like TV has prime time, there is also a certain time frame where you are at your best. You can concentrate the most, able to work faster and more efficiently and produce better results during these hours. Do yourself a favor and make the most out of your prime time and really work into overdrive. The most difficult tasks of the day should be done when you are at your best. Anything that requires less attention should be moved to other times of the day.

21)  Fuel the machine.

You may not be aware of this, but there is a link between your productivity and what kinds of food you eat. You need to eat healthy and drink plenty of water throughout the day. Skipping a meal because you “don’t have the time” is inexcusable.

You should generally get rid of excessive amounts of sugar, bad fat and wheat flour from your diet. In fact, there are other foods, which you may have thought of already, that are not healthy for you: pizzas, burritos, most grill food, ice cream, candies, prepared food, white bread, white pasta…I could go on and on, but you get the picture. However, I tend to favor these principles in my diet instead:

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. Vegetables, roots, raw food: Salads, carrots, tomatoes, seeds…

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. Fewer but better carbohydrates: Wholegrain bread, wholegrain rice, wholegrain pasta…

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p<>{color:#000;background:#fff;}. As much organic food as possible.

22) Reward yourself for completing tasks on time. No fun stuff until the work stuff is done.

There are times when all you need is some good old encouragement. When you do well enough, your boss or supervisor is bound to take notice and compliment you for a job well done. Who says you cannot do this for yourself? At the end of a grueling day, why not pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself for finishing everything? This kind of self-encouragement is great for your self-confidence as well as your overall well-being.

23) Get enough sleep and body rest 

In order to keep the body function optimally, it needs rest from time to time. Highly productive people understand this really well and make it a point to follow it consistently.  Staying up all night then going to work the next day is never a good idea. A lack of sleep will most surely decrease your attention span and your ability to concentrate. Of course this is bad news for productivity. So instead of being up all night, do not go past your bed time. It is a bit juvenile but it does help in bringing your brain to work mode the following day. This way, you are not a slave to the coffee machine anymore. Keep your mind fresh and up to the task and you will soon have better output. In fact, studies show that getting 6.5 to 7.5 hours of sleep is the best for you.

24) Find out whether you work better in silence or with music

Either you write with your left or your right hand, either you work better or worse with distractions. Find out which one you are of the two, and roll with it.

*2*5) Stay focused and do one task at a time

Do tasks in series, not parallel. Be totally focused on the thing you are doing while you are doing it.  If you find yourself reading emails in a meeting, then you probably should not be in the meeting (or the meeting needs to be run better).

Do not multitask.  Multitasking increases the possibility of mistakes, which decreases productivity. When we perform too many activities at one time it usually increases our stress levels. Multitasking often leads to over-stimulation of your brain function.

If we are working on a project or assignment and we are constantly interrupted by coworkers, phone calls, or social media, we risk forgetting details required to comprehensively finish the task at hand. By having too much information inundate us at the same time, our brain cannot differentiate between what is important and what isn’t, negatively affecting our memory.

When we remain focused on one task at a time—meaning we are being mindful of the present—we find the results to be a greater success than if we were to attempt to multitask.

*2*6) Every minute counts I

Learn to use every minute of your time. Keep a “Quick List” – segment the tasks that will take you under 5 minutes to complete. Things like make an email intro, reading an important article, etc. That way, when you are early for a meeting or in between calls/meetings and don’t want to tackle a larger endeavor, you have a list of things you know you can accomplish in that time frame.

If it is 10:52 am and the next meeting starts at 11, most people slack off and do nothing for 8 minutes. But instead, you will say, ‘Let’s see how much progress we can make. You might be able to get one of your tasks done, whatever the amount of time available.

Every minute counts II

When faced with a tough decision, a lot of us will hem and haw for hours or even days, looking up more information, thinking through the options, and procrastinating far more than necessary. For most decisions, it’s much better to pick an option, and just move on, and the two minute rule can help.

Once you have the information you need to make a tough decision, set a two minutes timer and give yourself just 120 seconds to make the actual decision.  Take this whole time to vacillate and second-guess yourself all you want, but come out the other end with a clear choice. Once your decision is made, take some kind of action to set it in motion.

27) Start saying no

We must learn to say no to others to be able to say yes to ourselves. Helping others is great but not when it causes us stress trying to complete our own tasks. Learn to be more assertive and not take on too much work if possible. Sometimes you just have to say no, and there’s nothing wrong with that. When you’re too eager to please, you often end up getting in over your head. You may end up missing deadlines, and despite good intentions, you could end up disappointing others when you are unable to meet the extraordinary expectations you’ve created for yourself. come up with some good templates or lines that will help you respectfully and graciously decline.

28) Express your gratitude daily in writing

Write down three new things you are grateful for each day for 21 days in a row. Research shows the brain starts to retain a pattern of scanning the world, for the positive first, not for the negative. It also showed that this activity will significantly improve your optimism even 6 months later, and raises your success rates significantly.

29) Consider a smartphone-free desk

According to a study the average person looks at their smartphone 1,500 times per week. How does that compare per day? The study counted specifically the average at 221 times per day. Removing mobile devices allows you to focus on your work without the constant interruption from notifications, calls, and text messages. It eliminates the very distracting ambiance and the urge to unlock your phone just because

30) Two minute rule

If something takes less than two minutes, do it now. By adopting this rule, you will clear a lot of things from your To Do list very quickly. It also gives you a sense of satisfaction and achievement which only fuels your productivity.

31) No meeting Wednesdays

One of my favorite hacks is No Meeting Wednesdays. With very few exceptions, everyone’s calendar is completely clear at least one day out of the week. This is an invaluable tool for ensuring you have some contiguous space to do project work. The less time we spend discussing things, the more time we can spend doing actual work

32) Automation, automation, automation.

Try to automate as many tasks and processes as possible. Issuing invoices? Try to automate them. Making documents with the same model? Use previous documents. 

33)Do, delegate, delete:

Do what only YOU can do that's important, delegate other important items, and eliminate the rest. If it can't be eliminated, it must be important (is it?) -- do it or delegate. For most of us, this is the hardest item on the list.

34) Walk outside the building, 3-4 times a day, alone.

Just 10 min/walk should do it. Don’t think about pending tasks. Observe nature (if available). Take deep breaths. Clears the brain, helps perspective. Plus you get fresh air.

35) Not focus on perfection all the time

Productive people know the difference between idealism and realism and thus they know where to stop. 

[*36) Take time to reflect. *]

Budget just a few minutes at the end of each day, and consider what went well and what went less well. Are there improvements you could make in your workflow next time? If every day you could get 1% more efficient, then by the end of the year you'd be 15x as productive.

37) Chew a piece of gum

Research done in 2011 by the Department of Psychology at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York has shown the positive cognitive effects of chewing gum. Before heading to work each morning, you probably have a cup or two of coffee to wake up and feel alert. Instead of ingesting all of that caffeine, how about chewing a piece of gum for the same effect? Studies show that chewing gum can give your brain a boost and help with concentration. That boost will last for about 20 minutes, but that’s enough to wake your brain up and get ready for the day.

 

Conclusion

One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Each day contains twenty-four hours, but how we spend those hours is what separates people who enjoy lives of happiness, fulfillment and success from those who experience lives filled with frustration, disappointment, and often failure.

Stop wasting valuable time in your work day with trial-and-error. Instead, use few of the strategies mentioned in this book to make every hour of your work day count.

Thank you again for downloading this book!

 


Eat That Frog! A Time Management Book

There are only 675,450 hours in the average human life Every hour, that’s wasted is an hour you won’t get back. If you’re working hard every day, but not getting measurable results, then you’re wasting your life. You do not need to continue wasting valuable time in your work day and personal life with trial-and-error. In a very short period of time, you can learn how to develop positive strategies to make every hour of your work day count. What am I going to get from this book? By practicing the following 37 Productivity & Time Management hacks, you’ll become the master of your own time. Also You will learn • What is Procrastination? • Why Do You Do It? • And how to correctly Set Your Goals

  • ISBN: 9781310400421
  • Author: XemicsPB
  • Published: 2015-12-04 23:05:09
  • Words: 5887
Eat That Frog! A Time Management Book Eat That Frog! A Time Management Book