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7 Habits That Make Me Productive

7 habits to be productive

According to Einstein, what you decide not to do can make all the difference

1. Get 7–8 hours of sleep

Proper sleep improves every aspect of your life.

You’ll make better decisions.

You’ll have more energy for tasks and interactions.

It’s important for your long-term health.

“Sleep is the best meditation.” — Dalai Lama

2. Eat healthily

A healthy diet provides the right energy to live.

You’ll feel better about yourself and improve your performance.

“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise, we will not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” — Buddha

3. Journal every week

Making time to reflect increases your self-awareness.

Learn from past experiences and set intentions for the future.

You’ll have a history to look back on for the rest of your life.

I’ve journaled for 7 years in Twos.

“Write hard and clear about what hurts.” — Ernest Hemingway

4. Write things down

Like journaling, writing things down has many benefits.

Offload your mind to relieve stress and stay productive.

Write down your goals, tasks, experiences… anything you want to remember.

I also capture notes, tasks, reminders, and lists in Twos.

“Paper is to write things down that we need to remember. Our brains are used to think.” — Albert Einstein

5. Block out time

If you have multiple priorities, time blocking can help you make progress every day.

Focus on one task at a time knowing you’ll have time to focus on other priorities later.

“Either run the day or the day runs you.” — Jim Rohn

6. Start saying no

You only have so much time.

Say no, so you can say yes to the things you want to do.

People will respect your decision.

“It’s only by saying no that you can concentrate on the things that are really important.” — Steve Jobs

7. Read a book per month

It doesn’t need to be a book.

It can be an online course or a YouTube video.

Spend time learning new skills you’re interested in.

Invest in yourself.

You can read all of my book notes here.

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” — Margaret Fuller

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Parker Klein ✌️

Codin' + Oatin'. Former @Google @Qualcomm @PizzaNova. Programmer, reader, writer. Simply remember *things* w/ Twos (www.TwosApp.com)