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A Powerful Productivity Tip: Before You Call It a Day, Prepare a To-do List for Next Morning

A Powerful Productivity Tip: Before You Call It a Day, Prepare a To-do List for Next Morning

Almost 40 per cent of employees world over end a day at work in a hurry and start the next day at a lazy pace, thereby making every day less productive. The end of your day sets the stage for the next day. So, it is important to analyse how much work you have accomplished that day and how you plan the next day.

The best way to ensure uber productivity is to make a to-do list for the next day at the end of each work day. The list should be about what you should do immediately off the bat when you get in next day. It only takes 10 minutes to create a to-do list for next day. It is not only easy to do, but also a powerful way productivity tip.

"Some people like to visualize, make a mental or physical note of what is on their schedule first thing the next day. Think about one thing you are most looking forward to tomorrow. It will help you leave behind what's happened today, enrich your current mood and help to put a full stop to your working day," says David Shindler, author of Learning to Leap.

(Also read: Create a 'Happy Folder' at Work to Achieve High Productivity on a Gloomy Day)

You should also use the last 10 minutes of each day to clean up your inbox and also your cubicle. Cleaning up your inbox will remind you of events of next day and will also give you a sense of accomplishment. Cleaning up your desk is important as walking in to a clutter can be detrimental to your productivity.

It is very simple. Before you leave your work place, review your day quickly, decide what is important that needs to be done the next day and write it down. A piece of paper is always better than a task manager. However, don't make it a very long list. Just 3 tasks will be enough to set the tone for the day.

So, the next day you get in to work, you will know what exactly to do. You can also gift yourself some goodies for the day.

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