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How to become less busy and more productive

How to become less busy and more productive

Do you find yourself being very busy, constantly doing something, rushing from one place to another, and running out of time? Do you rush to work in the morning and get busy with all the things that demand your attention? There are things to-do at your desk in your office, then there is the lab, attending meetings, talking to the students and colleagues… There are e-mails to check and to answer, there is post to be sorted through, there are coffee breaks and the lunch, there are skype calls with collaborators and telecons etc etc.

It never stops until the evening when you are tired and it’s time to go home, but then you might be having other things on your plate: sports activities or any other group you attend in the evening, meeting with friends or cooking dinner.

If you have a family, there is another layer of responsibilities and busy-ness overlaid on top of it, as you find yourself taking care of them in the morning, then again after your work and possibly through the night as well.

You are very very busy… but does it mean you are very productive? If you feel busy but not very productive watch this video where I share with you the 3 things you need to pay attention to to turn it around, and to start becoming more productive even if you are a busy person!

 

 

In the comments below, please share any a-ha! moments you’ve got from the video above and what came out when you applied it to your situation!

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