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I recently went hiking in a state park. Besides spending some time outdoors, which helped me clear my head and burn some calories, I saw a sign posted outside the interpretive center. It simply read, “Today is the best day.” I’ve since taken this to be my daily mantra.

I think we all have the intention to make today the best day. Whether if it’s taking the time to do the things you enjoy or just sending good vides back out to the rest of the world. And, it also means being productive at work as opposed to just busy.

Of course, that’s easier said than done. …

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On the plus side, you can easily spot those bandits from miles away. TV, social media, and low-income tasks are some of the most common culprits. But, sometimes, these thieves can rob your time and productivity from right under your nose, such as the following 12 crooks.

1. Constant interruptions.

I highly doubt that we intend to let interruptions steal away our time and energy. After all, they just tend to pop-up since we’re so easily accessible. As a consequence, they are without question the leading time thief you have to thwart.

Why? Well, because they’re so frequent and detrimental. In fact, research has found that when you get distracted, it takes on average 23 minutes and 15 minutes to regain focus. …

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I recently upgraded my phone. And, in the immortal words of Hulk Hogan, let me tell you, something brother. I definitely do not miss the days when you had to reinstall all of the apps you had previously downloaded manually. You still have to log in to these apps after getting a new device. But, that’s not that big of a deal when compared to how things used to be. But should you really permanently quit social media?

Because I’ve been busy at work, I didn’t have a chance to log in to all of my downloaded apps at once. Instead, I focused on the essential like my email. But, whenever I had some downtime or needed to use a specific app, I would handle this task. Along the way, a funny thing happened. I realized that I hadn’t logged in to some of my social media accounts for quite some time. And, I was perfectly fine with that. …


John Rampton

Entrepreneur, Writer, Online Marketing Guy, Blogger, Husband and Full Time Computer Nerd. Founder @Calendar and @Due

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