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Productivity is the ability to get things done. It's a word that gets tossed around a lot, but for most of us, it's rarely something we actually master.

Here are some tips for boosting your productivity so you can finally get things done.
  • Make a list of everything you need to accomplish and put it in order of importance. When you look at your list, be realistic about how long each task will take and how much time you have before deadline.
  • Do one thing at a time—don't multitask! When you're working on one project, don't switch over to another one until the first one is finished or almost finished. This will keep your mind focused on what needs to be done and help you avoid distractions like checking Instagram or Facebook during work hours.
  • Take breaks! It's important to take breaks when working on something difficult or stressful so that your brain doesn't get overwhelmed by trying too hard without any rest periods in between sessions of concentration (this is called "overworking"!).