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Whether you "power through" tasks, juggle many at once or leave things to the last minute, there are ways to become more productive. New York Times journalist Phyllis Korkki can help you get there. While you’ve probably heard similar advice elsewhere, her guide is designed to adapt to your unique work style. The information is digestible enough to avoid feeling bogged down. getAbstract recommends this to those looking for practical ways to become more efficient.

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Phyllis Korkki is a business journalist.



Improving productivity is never one-size-fits-all. No matter how you work, focus on making small changes, finding someone to keep you accountable and forgiving yourself for mistakes. To become more efficient, follow these “productivity techniques”:

  • If you multitask – Tackle one task at a time for efficiency. Avoid distractions by using only one screen and blocking social media with apps like StayFocusd, Freedom and SelfControl. Work in five- to 10-minute intervals with one-minute breaks. Take a walk if you’re feeling stuck.
  • If you procrastinate – Ask...

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