Let’s be honest: We all struggle with being productive from time to time. We might be tired from a late night at home. We might be drained from too many projects due all together. A team might not be functioning well. Or, we just might be less than inspired by what’s in front of us. It happens.

But when those productivity slumps happen, it’s important to have some tricks that can help you quickly get back on track and get back to work maximizing your time. There are signals you can give to other people to let them know you’re trying to focus, and there are signals you can give to your internal mindset as a way to train your brain that work is at hand and it’s time to get started. For example, wearing headphones can be a signal to others that you’re concentrating. What else should you try? This graphic has some ideas.

9 Ways to Boost Productivity in 5 Minutes or Less Infographic

If you would like to become more impressive, a stronger negotiator and to assert yourself more,  I can provide you with some refreshing new strategies.

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About the Author:

Barbara Clifford (The Time Tamer) is a time management & stress management enthusiast based in Alice Springs, Australia. She has spent over 20 years working in time precious and stressful industries such as film, hospitality and marketing. She has always had a burning passion for creating order and making sense of things. She is sought after like a beacon in a sea of chaos to provide professional development in the business environment through workshop training, coaching, mentoring, online training programs, webinars and as a guest speaker around Australia. Her professional experience has included contracts with small business, Not For Profits, Aboriginal Organisations, Media, Marketing, Aged Care, Universities, Health Services and Cruise Ships. Follow Barbara on Twitter @barbclifford.


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