I’ve been testing different ways do become more productive at work.
Inevitably, this means doing less.
Less of anything that isn’t truly important.
Here’s a surprising one that is working: I stopped reading my personal emails. Completely. My inbox grows by 20 or 40 more every day. I don’t even try to open them.
And, guess what?
Nothing in there is truly important.
And, if it is, I can go in and locate the 1 out of hundreds that I need to read or respond to.
I estimate this has saved me at least 20 minutes per day, perhaps more.