Everyone always tells us to work smarter not harder. They tell us we need to use our time wisely, organize our day, create to-do lists, and tackle one thing at a time. There’s so much advice out there about what we can do increase productivity. But what about the things we shouldn’t do? What are the things we do every day that sap our time and kill productivity?
Things That Kill Productivity
Some of the biggest productivity killers might surprise you. In many cases, these are things you might feel would actually make you more productive. For instance, if you want to get more done in a day, it seems to makes sense to skip downtime like breaks and work through your lunch hour. But research shows that skipping breaks can actually reduce productivity. Yes, skipping breaks leaves you run down and, eventually, burned out. As a result, you get less done.
So, how can you identify the real productivity killers? Well, we have you covered. This infographic from QuidCorner lists 13 things you should stop doing right now if you want to get the most out of your day. With suggestions backed by science, this information can help you avoid the things that are keeping you from reaching your full potential.
It really is time to work smarter, not harder.