how do you stay very productive online?

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Hey awesome warriors!

I'm looking for your input on this question;

how do you stay as productive as possible when working online?

I would love to get your feedback and learn from each response.

I'm currently implementing the Pomodoro Technique. Which is focusing on a task for 25 minutes at a time.

Have you implemented, or are implementing, the Pomodoro Technique?

Your contribution is much appreciated!

Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author LoveLearning
    I saw an article on Time.com, that says research shows that the most productive employees spent 52 minutes on work related tasks, and then took a break of 17 minutes.

    Personally I find getting away from my computer for a break regularly helps me to stay focused, as I tend to find my mind wanders after too long.

    UPDATE: I just found the link to the article if anyone wants to read it

    http://time.com/3518053/perfect-break/
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by LoveLearning View Post

      I saw an article on Time.com, that says research shows that the most productive employees spent 52 minutes on work related tasks, and then took a break of 17 minutes.

      Personally I find getting away from my computer for a break regularly helps me to stay focused, as I tend to find my mind wanders after too long.
      I agree with taking frequent breaks after a period of focused work.

      It really helps to take short breaks than taking really long breaks. That's what I'm experiencing at least.

      Thanks for your response here!
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      • Profile picture of the author CaRTmAnBrAh
        Originally Posted by FreedomBlogger View Post

        I agree with taking frequent breaks after a period of focused work.

        It really helps to take short breaks than taking really long breaks. That's what I'm experiencing at least.

        Thanks for your response here!
        I address immediate problems or brick walls, find a solution then attack the issue until it's fixed. No breaks, just work until it's sorted. Then I chill with a movie as reward for a productive day. I had a problem today, I addressed it. You helped. I'm now acting on your advice hence this reply.
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        • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
          Originally Posted by CaRTmAnBrAh View Post

          I address immediate problems or brick walls, find a solution then attack the issue until it's fixed. No breaks, just work until it's sorted. Then I chill with a movie as reward for a productive day. I had a problem today, I addressed it. You helped. I'm now acting on your advice hence this reply.
          Great approach man!

          That could be a good way to get the things done that needs to get done. I agree.

          I also like to reward myself after putting in some productive work.

          Work hard and play hard, right!

          Thanks for your response!
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  • Profile picture of the author ANDREIS
    I'm working for an hour, then I'm taking 15 minutes break. I repeat this three times, then I'm taking 2 hours break. Then I repeat the process all over again. It works for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by ANDREIS View Post

      I'm working for an hour, then I'm taking 15 minutes break. I repeat this three times, then I'm taking 2 hours break. Then I repeat the process all over again. It works for me.
      That sounds like a good way to stay productive without burning out fast.

      Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author amaziff
    I think that Pomodoro technique is great. I'm using it as well. Most of the time 30 minutes work than 5 minutes pause.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by amaziff View Post

      I think that Pomodoro technique is great. I'm using it as well. Most of the time 30 minutes work than 5 minutes pause.
      Awesome to hear that!

      I find the Pomodoro Technique very helpful!

      Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    Pomodoro technique is working for me as well...
    Only issue is... almost always that 5 minute break become an hour long break.. LOL!
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by vikash_kumar View Post

      Pomodoro technique is working for me as well...
      Only issue is... almost always that 5 minute break become an hour long break.. LOL!
      hahaha .. heey it happens!

      Right!

      It's okay to take long breaks as long as you get back to productive work afterwards!

      Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author gwilfo1988
    I'm not sure if you were solely asking about productivity in a sense of work time vs rest time but I find that in order to maximise productivity I first need to make a small list of tasks to complete. This is usually the night before so when in bed you haven't got any doubts on you mind about what you need to do. Don't make the list to comprehensive, the should be completed in 10-15 minutes.
    Get all the important/hard stuff done first thing in the morning. Otherwise other tasks can be viewed as procrastination and put you off from the important tasks at hand.
    I just had a look at the 'Time' article and believe it to fit naturally with my attention span. So definitely incorporating this could help.

    Good luck my friend
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by gwilfo1988 View Post

      I'm not sure if you were solely asking about productivity in a sense of work time vs rest time but I find that in order to maximise productivity I first need to make a small list of tasks to complete. This is usually the night before so when in bed you haven't got any doubts on you mind about what you need to do. Don't make the list to comprehensive, the should be completed in 10-15 minutes.
      Get all the important/hard stuff done first thing in the morning. Otherwise other tasks can be viewed as procrastination and put you off from the important tasks at hand.
      I just had a look at the 'Time' article and believe it to fit naturally with my attention span. So definitely incorporating this could help.

      Good luck my friend

      THank you for sharing!

      That seems like a good plan to be productive and attack the most important tasks right away. I agree that it is important to prioritize your list.

      I appreciate your input here
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  • Profile picture of the author greatwriter
    By not multitasking but trying to focus on one project at a time.
    That has helped me concentrate and complete projects instead
    of leaving tasks half done.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by greatwriter View Post

      By not multitasking but trying to focus on one project at a time.
      That has helped me concentrate and complete projects instead
      of leaving tasks half done.

      Focusing on one important task at a time definitely helps with productivity!

      I agree!

      Thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Take lots of breaks.

    I only work about ten hours a week, but they are productive hours.
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by jazbo View Post

      Take lots of breaks.

      I only work about ten hours a week, but they are productive hours.

      I do agree that taking good breaks and taking them often can really help. This is one focus of the Pomodoro technique. Working for only 25 minutes and taking 5 to 10 minutes break.

      Thanks for sharing your input here!
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by michaelkoehler92 View Post

      Motivational Quotes!

      Oh yes!!

      I do listen to motivational audio and also watch motivational videos to get me pumped and focused to put in the work. It definitely helps!

      Thanks for sharing!
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by T S Chan View Post

      I have a daily to do list to stay in focus & productive.
      Having a to-do list and creating your own daily action plan definitely helps. I think that is the best way to take steps forward online.

      Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author ns17
    Nice thread... love to hear how people are managing there time...
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    • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
      Originally Posted by ns17 View Post

      Nice thread... love to hear how people are managing there time...
      Yes, I agree!

      It is good to hear from others and learn from everyone!

      Thanks for coming by!
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  • Profile picture of the author mikec513
    I read (and now apply this with success) that writing 4 tasks down on a note card (not anything electronic) - just old school note card, and keeping it in pocket, keeps me very focused on my 4 things I need to get done. I add some others below it, but make sure I do the other 4 first. Then time isn't wasted on lesser important things.
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  • Profile picture of the author lhlouiscom
    Would love to know more specific what you want to be more productive in? and I can give you more specific answers and I can't visit your blog as well.


    Let me give you some broad trainings:

    1. Listen to Motivation Speech on Youtube, or go for Eric Thomas
    2. Listen a lot
    3. Until you fired up
    4. Every day start with a tape before you begin to work.

    Guarantee your productive level increase by 1000%
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  • Profile picture of the author entrepreneurjay
    Focus on the direct tasks that make you money list building, product creation, sending out a daily emails etc...

    Outsource the rest if possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    Set goals and create daily plans to reach those goals. Eat that frog first thing in the morning. You'll be done in 2 to 4 hours having the rest of the day to do whatever...
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  • Profile picture of the author YourGoToWriter
    My technique to stay focused and very productive while working online is to stay away from things that distract me the most. Some of those are Facebook messenger, Twitter, and Instagram. I also limit myself from using mobile phone unless it's an important matter.
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  • Profile picture of the author phenomix
    I smash out as much as I can in one sitting without breaks, Quite often I forget to eat. I make a to-do list every day as I think of various things throughout the day to do tomorrow.

    It took a while to get into this habit, but I've got a system that works now and my girlfriend brings me food so I don't have to get up haha.
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