Live smarter, not harder.
This principle is one of the 10 Buffer values that form the backbone of our company culture. We love experimenting with new ways to live out this value, and we’ve found productivity tips to be instrumental in this equation.
What are some of our best productivity discoveries so far? We’ve written about a few before on the Buffer blog.
We thought we’d turn the topic over to you. We’ve been inspired time and again by the abilities and talents of our community, and your productivity expertise is no exception. We asked on Twitter. You answered.
13 of your top productivity tips
P.S. Turns out Buffer readers and Buffer Content Crafters think a lot alike! Each of the 13 answers has a link to another article on the Buffer blog for deeper reading on that topic.
The question: What is your number one productivity tip?
Get outside and play! Spending some time in nature is the best way to recharge your batteries and stay productive. – @RockCreek
Take time each day to reflect. Identify those things that were most valuable to you and do more of those in the future. – @Crp1000
Related Reading: The Power of Meditation and How It Affects Our Brains
Slay your dragons, a.k.a., eat the frog, and do so before breakfast (or the first minute you get into the office). – @JasonSWoodrow
Board an airplane. (One without wifi.) – @jslandau
Lists, lists, and more lists. Wunderlist makes my life 100% more productive! – @MBCrissman
Related Reading: The Big List of The 61 Best Social Media Tools for Small Business
Get a good night’s sleep. @Quintweeter
Related Reading: How Much Sleep Do We Really Need to Work Productively?
Take a nap when you feel the need for it. – @BjornSennbrink
Related Reading: How Naps Affect Your Brain and Why You Should Have One Every Day
Break projects and tasks into small actionable bites. Small daily progress is way better than overwhelming/vague goals. – @ElephantBites
Engage completely with only one thing at a time. – @brentkallmer
Related Reading: What Multitasking Does to Our Brains
Realize that you have 24 hours in a day like everyone else. Small steps, don’t overanalyze, and focus on the task at hand. Take your time. – @Ivankapullca
Start your day with completing the must-do task of that day. You can’t go wrong from there. – @nellswmurray
Politely and firmly say “no” to anything that matters less than the stuff that really matters. – @cherlbaker
For even more crowdsourced tips …
We hope you’ll stay tuned on Twitter. We’re eager to hear from you about the ways you work smarter, and we’re excited to keep the conversation going! Keep an eye out for more questions like these.
Do you have a favorite tip we didn’t mention here? Reply with your best productivity tips in the comments!
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