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Forbes: A Psychologist Suggests 3 Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

16 Jan 2023
Reassess and recalibrate frequently instead of bulldozing your way through your to-do list.

Originally found at Forbes

Many people come to therapy questioning why, despite all their hard work, they feel like they are getting nothing accomplished. They doubt their self-worth by saying things like:

  • “I put in the hours yet get no results. Am I just a failure?”
  • “I struggle through my work while everyone else seems to just get it. Why do I perform worse even though I work harder?”
  • “As soon as I start my work, my motivation plummets. Am I just meant to achieve the bare minimum?”
  • Sometimes, pushing harder to make things work is not the answer. Hard work has been romanticized to such a degree in our society that we forget to think about how we can get more done with less effort.
Here are three small changes you can make to boost your productivity in ways that don’t involve running yourself into the ground.

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