mind your business: Keep Your Smartphone Out of Bed
If being connected 24/7 was supposed to make our lives easier, the business world didn't get the memo. Most professionals can't shake the end-of-the-day feeling that they didn't get enough done, so day after day they find themselves responding to work e-mails on their smartphones right up until their heads hit their pillows.
Is this a familiar situation for you? There is good news: By implementing a few small changes, you can get more done in less time. This not only staves off burnout, but leaves more time for doing what you love.
When the pressure is on to do more and more with less and less, you want what you do to really count. Burning through your to-do list more efficiently lets you go after bigger and better opportunities, sure, but the real reason you want to do it is so you'll have time for what brings you joy.
You do what you have to do so you can do what you want to do.
It's not about how hard you're working. There are plenty of very hardworking people who aren't as productive as they could be because of the way they manage their day.
Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More provides tips to help these already hardworking people get a bigger return on the work they invest. It does this in the context of teaching readers the fundamentals of workflow and human performance. But more than that, it provides insights into why we tend to do what we've always done—and how we can break out of the patterns that hold us back.
Read on for four essential good habits, excerpted from Your Best Just Got Better: Work Smarter, Think Bigger, Make More, to help you become more productive and less stressed at work.