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Momentum booster: busywork

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Don’t underestimate the value of busywork. Busywork consists of those rote—but mandatory—to-dos that are an essential part of your job.

A study conducted by the University of California, Irvine, found employees are actually happiest when performing these seemingly menial tasks. Why? Because they offer a sense of accomplishment and make you feel more productive.

If you are feeling stuck during work on a major project, take a break and spend some time on busywork.

Not only will you strike things off your to-do list, but also you’ll gain the energy and momentum to work on more daunting tasks.

— Adapted from “4 Surprising Truths About Workplace Productivity,” Ilya Pozen, Forbes,

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