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Ultra-Productive People Reveal The Life Hacks That Help Them Get Everything Done
Ultra-Productive People Reveal The Life Hacks That Help Them Get Everything Done

Some people are masters at productivity. Others, not so much. What are the secrets to getting a lot done?

sleepandfood asked, People who have time for studying, meeting your friends, sleeping enough, working out, what's your secret? What time-management tips can you give?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.

Only check Reddit while in the bathroom.
Only check Reddit while in the bathroom.
  1. Meals and meal planning. It's easy to burn a lot of time each day just cooking and eating. Meal prepping (or at least preparing large enough portions to last you multiple meals) is a huge time saver.
  2. Make a daily and weekly list of what you NEED to get accomplished. Obviously, there's only so much you can accomplish daily. Decide what needs to be done today and use whatever free time you have to work on the longer term goals once you get through the daily list. Often, chipping away at the weekly (or longer term) list pays dividends later on. If you're studying 20 minutes or so a week out from a big test, you'll find you don't need multiple hours the night before.
  3. Be good with down time. Find ways to be efficient with those awkward blocks of time in your schedule that often turn into browsing reddit or zoning out.
  4. Find ways to do something you enjoy while working on the things you don't want to do.. If you like a podcast, listen to it while you do the dishes or fold your laundry.
  5. Plan time for you. If you just grind all day everyday you can easily burn yourself out. Find time to do the things you enjoy, just moderate it. For example, if you're a gamer, limit yourself to a reasonable amount of time. Watch an episode or two of your show, but don't binge. Check Reddit while you're on the sh_tter instead of dedicating large chunks of time. Moderation, not elimination, is key.
Simple but effective.
Simple but effective.

In the morning, do the things that piss you off. In the afternoon, do the things that are no big deal. At night, do the things that make you happy. Then get some f_cking sleep.

Edit: Wow this got popular! Keep kicking a** everyone!

Stop making excuses. Ha yeah right.
Stop making excuses. Ha yeah right.

Find reasons to do it now, not reasons to do it later. You will be surprised at how much you can do in not too much time. The leftover time is great.

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