Think for a moment about your typical day ...
Do you wake up tired? Check your email while still in bed?
Skip breakfast or grab something on the run? Rarely get away from your desk for lunch?
Find yourself putting off going to the gym until tomorrow? Finish work later than you’d like, and still feel as though you are behind?
You are not alone.
New research shows that more and more of us are finding ourselves unable to handle the growing list of overwhelming demands.
The experts tells us how well-defined rest — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, and more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, happiness, and health.
And that taking short, scheduled breaks throughout your day will boost productivity.
Unfortunately, the luxury of heading to the gym in the afternoon or laying down for an afternoon nap are not available to us all … but it’s within your reach.
And to do this, we are going to harness the brilliance of Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto, and Pareto’s Principle (also known as the 80/20 rule), which states:
80% of your results come from 20% of actions
This means that 20% of the work you do gives you 80% of your results.
In real terms, the work you accomplish on Monday accounts for most of your productivity.
Your time is too precious to flush 80% of it down the drain.