Do you think to be productive means that you need to work 18 hours days to make sure everything gets completed? Productivity is more about using your time wisely to get the most out of it. Working long hours and hoping that your brain will be on target every minute isn’t the best way to work. Here are some productivity hacks that can transform how you think about time.

Exercise for Physical Energy

A 15-minute walk can rejuvenate your mind and give you a fresh perspective. Thirty minutes in the gym can be exhilarating and help you come back to your desk ready to get things done.

Get Inspired

Read inspirational stories of other entrepreneurs. Find positive stories that are uplifting and help you get excited about your role in business. Use music if you aren’t in the mood to listen to a book. Have an encouraging playlist that can help you change direction when it gets tough. And it will get tough as an entrepreneur.

Tackle the Hard Stuff

Also called, “eat the frog.” If you’ve got a big project that you don’t want to do, get it done first. If it’s that undesirable, delegate what you can. Once you tackle the hard job, you can focus on the easy stuff.

Always Ask – Do I Need to Have This Meeting?

Business meetings are often a waste of time. You could have had a 5-minute water cooler talk or sent information by email. Don’t just have meetings to have meetings.

Watch Your Technology Use

Social media can be a tool for networking, or it can be a time suck. Know the difference and cut yourself off when it’s not useful. Make a point to give yourself time each day when you aren’t on your device.

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