In our modern world, everyone is looking to do things faster, better, smarter, so it's no wonder that productivity hacks are incredibly popular.

But the truth is that there's nothing new under the sun; despite whatever the newest book, product, or guru wants to sell you, you can learn to become more productive with work habits people have used for many years. Apply even a few of these and you will increase your productivity, guaranteed:

1. Define your MITs. MIT stands for most important task, and just by taking a few moments to identify 3–5 things you must accomplish each day, you will improve your overall productivity—because you can't focus on your important work if you don't know what's important.
1. 肯定最重要的义务。只需花很少的时间来肯定天天必须完成的3到5件事,就可以进步你的全体效力——由于你弗成能专心于重要的任务假设你不知道哪些任务是重要的。

2. Don't multi-task. We live in a multi-tab, multiple device kind of world, but scientists tell us that none of us is truly a good multi-tasker. Working on one thing at a time will make you faster and less apt to make mistakes.
2. 不要同心专心多用。我们生活的世界强调多义务、多方法,然则迷信家告诉捕鱼电玩上下分我们,没有人能真正同时兼顾多项义务。一次只专注于一项任务能够进步效力并增添缺点。

3. Create a morning routine (and an afternoon routine and an evening routine). For many people, defining and sticking to a morning routine can help ensure a smooth start to the day. If you know you operate at your best when you have exercised and had a good breakfast, making those things a priority will positively affect the rest of your day. Likewise, routines for other times of the day can streamline daily tasks.
3. 养成凌晨固定习气(和捕鱼电玩上下分下午和早晨的)。对很多人来讲,肯定并保持可以上下分的电玩软件凌晨固定习气能够赞助确保一天安稳度过。假设你知道自己在锤炼和享用丰富早餐以后能够以最好状况任务,那么可以上下分的电玩软件优先完成这两件任务能够对余下的一天有积极影响。异样地,其他时间的固定习气也能使一天过得更流畅。

4. Edit your input streams and simplify. Most people I know wouldn't want to give up their newsletters, social media, or blog reading, but there are ways to make your media consumption more productive. First, ruthlessly edit your media streams to the most valuable and important ones; then, find ways to streamline your consumption with RSS feeds, apps like Hootsuite, and offline readers.
4. 编辑你的流媒体并精简。我熟悉很多人不肯意放弃浏览简报,浏览社交媒体和博客,然则其他方法可让你的流媒体花费加倍可以上下分的电玩软件有效。起首,只将最有价值,最重要的流媒体留上去,然后经过过程一些手段精简你的RSS订阅,Hootsuite和其他离线浏览器都是很好的选择。

5. Be succinct. When writing emails, get to the point quickly. A good rule of thumb is to limit your email to five sentences or less.
5. 做到长篇大论。当写电子邮件时,以最快速度讲重点。一个好方法是电子邮件不要逾越5句话。

6. Do important work. In the classic "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," Steven Covey presents a matrix that divides our activities into four categories: urgent and important, not urgent but important, urgent and unimportant, and not urgent not important. The key is to spend most of our time in quadrant two, doing the important work that isn't driven by crisis.
6. 做重要的任务。在《高效人士的7个习气》这本经典中,斯蒂芬·科维展示一个矩阵,他将人类活动分为四类:紧急和重要的,非紧急但重要的,紧急但不重要的和非紧急也不重要的。关键就是要将我们大部分的时间放在第二象限,即做那些非紧急但重要的任务。

7. Batch similar tasks. The simplest example of this is choosing to process emails only once or twice a day rather than jumping like one of Pavlov's dogs every time the computer dings. Identify tasks that are interrupting your flow (email, phone calls, meetings, etc.) and schedule a time to do them all at once.
7. 批量处理类似义务。最简单的例子就是天天抽出一或两段时间只处理邮件,而不是像巴甫洛夫的狗那样,电脑一响就跳之前检查。找出那些容易打断你任务流程的义务(邮件、德律风。会议等等),定个时间一次性处理完。

8. Eliminate, automate, delegate. Doing your best work often requires eliminating or minimizing tasks that you don't need to do. First, eliminate anything you can from your to do list; determine if any tasks can be automated with technology or templates; and finally, delegate any tasks that don't need your personal attention to a coworker or assistant.
8. 挑选可以上下分的电玩软件、自动化、委派。做好任务请求挑选可以上下分的电玩软件并镌汰掉落你不须要做的义务。起首,从你的义务清单中去除所有不须要做的;考察能否有义务可以经过过程技巧手段或模板自动完成;最后将不须要你特别留意的任务委派给同事或助手。

9. Work offline. The Internet is a fantastic, but tempting place. If you have difficulty avoiding its distractions, work offline or take your work somewhere without an Internet connection to force some focus. I get so much work done on long plane journeys and I sometimes go to a local Coffee shop for some uninterrupted work.
9. 离线任务。网络新颖但引诱巨大。假设你很难防止专心,离线任务或许去没有网络的处所任务,强迫自己专心。我在长途观光的飞机上就做了很多任务,有时我还会去本地的咖啡店专心任务,防止被打搅。

10. Do the thing you want to do the least, first. Prioritize those items you are most likely to procrastinate—your day will go much more smoothly when the phone call you're dreading or the report you don't want to write are finished and no longer weighing on your mind.
10. 最早做你最不想做的任务。将你最有能够拖沓的任务优先完成——当你把最不想打的德律风打完或最不想写的申报写完,你的一天会顺利的多,由于这些事不会积存在你心上。

You don't need a fancy system for productivity, just a few good, timeless habits. I'd love to hear your best productivity hacks—new or classic—in the comments.
你不须要每条都达到,只需养成个中几个好的,不过时的习气。 我等待在评论里看到你们全新或经典的高效方法。