Start prioritising prioritising
That’s it. Simple, huh? If you want to become more productive at work, then from now on start each and every working day by prioritising prioritising.
What exactly do I mean by that? Well, upon starting work for the day, before you do anything else at all – spend some time identifying and mapping out your key priorities for the day.
Here’s why. As David Rock explains in Your Brain at Work, prioritising is actually one of the most mentally taxing activities that your brain can perform. In fact, he refers to prioritising as the “triathlon of mental tasks”.