At work and at home, everyone develops habits and routines.
The problem is, while those patterns may be familiar, many of them aren’t helping you become more efficient or successful. Or, habits that worked for you five years ago may no longer work now.
That’s why it’s important to regularly think about the types of patterns that are actually sabotaging your day.
“To start reclaiming the goals that once inspired and excited you, you’ll have to change the way you approach your day,” says Andy Core, author of the new book Change Your Day, Not Your Life: A Realistic Guide to Sustained Motivation, More Productivity, and the Art of Working Well.
Here are tips from Core on thriving in a to-do list-dominated world:
1. Focus on the day, not the big picture. When people set out to change their lives, they often fail because the goal is too big. Instead, work to reengineer your daily routine a little bit at a time. Cut out a smal...(register to read more)