Give Yourself a Break: The Productivity Secret That’ll Change the Way You Work

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As a person who makes a living doing freelance and contract work from home, there are two questions I tend to get about my job. The first is whether I work in pajamas. (The answer is no.) The second is how I manage to get any work done at all.

“If I worked at home, I don’t think I’d get any work done,” people often tell me. “How do you manage to stay productive for eight hours a day on your own?”

The simple answer? I don’t.

And, according to research about productivity in the workplace, you probably aren’t productive for eight straight hours either, whether you’re working at a laptop at your kitchen table or sitting in an office or cubicle. In fact, some research suggests that many office workers are productive for as little as three hours per eight-hour work day.

Check out five tips on how to get the most work done in the least amount of time so that you can head home early — or at least right on time – in my latest post on Wisebread.

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