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  • if you felt less productive lately

  • you're not alone according to a recent

  • thrive global study seventy-five percent

  • of us are feeling less productive or

  • feeling overwhelmed and working from

  • home is not helping it's full of

  • distractions whether they're kids or

  • dogs or sounds anybody interrupting us

  • your sleep is probably suffered it's

  • tough to make progress when you are just

  • feeling so chaotic and isolated but in

  • trying times like these here's what you

  • can do to feel more productive so

  • redefine what productivity looks like

  • and you know despite your best efforts

  • it might be really tough to feel

  • productive these days living and working

  • in this coronavirus environment means

  • finding new ways of defining redefining

  • productivity and measuring your success

  • that might mean that you get through

  • zoom call with out your dog interrupting

  • you or that you successfully reconnect

  • with your team members just to check in

  • and see how they're doing take a break

  • to get a perspective research tells us

  • that we do need to step away and can't

  • be constantly working when we can press

  • the reset button by pulling away and

  • pausing that allows us to access the one

  • thing that we can control which is our

  • perspective remember to cut yourself in

  • your brain some slack so during periods

  • of ongoing stress our brain is actually

  • wired to kind of shut down that logical

  • thought process and move into reactive

  • mode which is never a great idea so just

  • be kind to yourself remember it's your

  • neurobiology be kind yourself and give

  • yourself a break distinguish between

  • being busy and being productive you know

  • when we're all caught up on zoom' calls

  • and our days are filled with to dues

  • we're definitely busy and it's easy to

  • feel like there's too much going on but

  • when you really come down to it Izzie is

  • not the same as productive productive

  • leaves you feeling accomplished busy

  • just feels overwhelming so be sure to

  • establish boundaries to say no to things

  • that are no longer necessary or urgent

  • so you can focus your attention on the

  • things that will help you feel

  • accomplished and productive take one

  • action toward your goal however small

  • you know a Productivity rarely is about

  • grandiose gestures it's really about

  • taking those small actions consistently

  • over time that's really gonna get you

  • the progress that you desire remember

  • that old adage about the hare and the

  • tortoise you know slow and steady wins

  • the race and it also means you get to be

  • more productive and finally don't forget

  • to track and celebrate your progress you

  • know it's easy to get caught up in the

  • crazy momentum and chaos at the times

  • and forget that you've actually moved

  • the needle you need to track that either

  • in a journal or just somewhere and then

  • use that at the end of the day at the

  • end of the week to review so you can

  • remind yourself how far you've come and

  • feel more productive you know when

  • you've been working from home for months

  • it's easy to feel like you're not making

  • progress and you're being super

  • unproductive but you're not alone and

  • with the tips that I shared you're gonna

  • feel like you've made more progress and

  • you'll be kind of yourself which will

  • help your productivity in the law

if you felt less productive lately

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