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7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science

Working smarter, not harder, is the key to better results

CamMi Pham
Apr 29, 2014 · 11 min read
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Sometimes, working less can actually produce better results.


Here are seven things I stopped doing to become more productive.

1. Stop working overtime and increase your productivity instead.

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Source: Calculating Loss of Productivity Due to Overtime Using Published Charts — Fact or Fiction

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2. Don’t say “yes” too often

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3. Stop doing everything yourself and start letting people help you

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Source: Earned Media Rankings on YouTube — Octoly

4. Stop being a perfectionist

5. Stop doing repetitive tasks and start automating.

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Source: Using Automation Software To Increase Business Productivity & Competitiveness -Tethys Solutions

6. Stop guessing and start backing up your decisions with data

7. Stop working, and take some time to do nothing at all.


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