Some very productive folks out there want to help the rest of us by providing "life hacks" - their tips and tricks for being more efficient. Not all of them will work for everyone, but with so many out there, some are bound to work for you. A few suggestions:* Start small. Begin your day with a series of short, easily accomplished tasks. No matter how easy they are, they'll get you off to a running start.

* Park on a downhill slope. When you stop in the middle of an ongoing task, leave yourself a note of what to do next - it'll help you recapture momentum, and get back into the task more quickly.

* Break it down. Schedule your time in 20-minute increments, with each block dedicated to a specific task. Set timers, if you need to.

SOURCE: The Economist,,

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