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13 DIY Life Hacks to Improve Your Life Instantly and Get Work Done

By Andrew Alpin, 25 March 2017


5 Turn off your email alerts and notifications


Alerts and notifications can be very distracting when you are trying to focus on a task. Turn them off for a few hours each day to fulfill your own promises of accomplishment. You also increase your own level of productivity this way.

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6 Plan out an efficient email system


Instead of randomly answering emails when you receive them, schedule breaks in your day for answering emails, text messages and phone calls. The trick is to reduce the time of interruptions so that you get work done on time.

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7 Use the two-minute method


Created by David Allen, “Author of getting things done the two minute rule helps you consider whether the tasks facing you will take longer or shorter than two minutes. If they can be done within two minutes, then get them done immediately. longer tasks can be rescheduled for later. You’ll be surprised at how much work can be accomplished this way.

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8 Use the Pomodoro Technique to get the most out of your time


Focus on a task you want to accomplish then set a timer for it for example say 25 minutes. Now try to accomplish the tasks within your given time. Focus on just this particular task for the entire 25 minutes and nothing else. When 25 minutes is over take a short break and resume again. One of the best life hacks to stay focused and get things done.

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9 Track your time to see what’s eating into it


Without knowing, you may be hindering your ability to accomplish an online task all because of an external factor taking up your time. Browse your entre online activity to see what keep you stuck the most in terms of hindering your time. Install the app Rescue Time which provides a weekly report of online activity.

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