11 Tips that have boosted my Productivity

11 Tips die mijn Productiviteit een Boost gegeven hebben

I have always been interested in personal development. I have tried many things and I have continued to do what worked.

In this article I share what I have learned over the years by reading a lot and applying all the techniques listed below.

Time is our most valuable asset. Unlike material things, you can’t lose time to get them back afterwards. You cannot spend time and earn more from it. You cannot buy, rent or borrow it. Use it wisely and you can take advantage of many benefits, squander it and it will disappear forever.

As Benjamin Franklin once said: “ One today is worth more than two tomorrow. Lost time is not coming back. Time is money. Do you like life? Then don’t waste time, because that is the stuff that makes life. You can postpone, but time does not. 

These are 11 methods that I have discovered over the years and that work for me.

1. I run my own competition.

First of all you need to know why you do what you do.

What is your target?

Do you want to run a small but profitable business?

Do you want to be the next Facebook? (good luck with that)

Do you want to become financially independent, for example by investing all your profits in real estate and building up monthly rental income?

Do you want to sell your company and do something else?

Or do you want to grow your business until you have 10, 20 or more than 50 employees?

Make sure you know what your goal is.

Only then can you develop the silent trust that Seneca called “euthymia.”

you must define your goals and start with a clear destination in mind . This way you can ensure that you take steps in the right direction. Covey says we can use our imagination to develop a vision of what we want to become.

You must know your goals! How else do you know when you have had enough, when you have achieved your goal or when you have lost your way?

Most of us find it very easy to work, work and work. We like to keep busy. We work hard to achieve small wins: promotions, a higher income, more recognition. But we do not often stop to evaluate the significance behind  the crowds surrounding these victories. We do not ask ourselves whether the things we are so focused on are the things that really matter.

Warren Buffett calls this the difference between the “outer scorecard” (everything we do to be successful in the eyes of society ) and the “inner scorecard” (everything we do to achieve the goals that are really important to ourselves ).

If you do not set goals, you will feel lost. We all need goals to give us direction, focus, and peace of mind.

And don’t forget: once we have achieved the goal, we must evaluate a (new) goal and continue with it!

Personally, it is my goal to let Wealth Island develop into a small but profitable company, and become financially independent.

It is NOT my goal to make Wealth Island a billion dollar company. 
It is NOT my goal to employ more and more people at Wealth Island r. 
It is NOT my goal to sell Wealth Island .

My goal is to grow Wealth Island until it is profitable enough to become financially independent. That is my race.

I try to achieve this goal by building a fantastic and simple product and by providing great customer support with great customer support – and even if I reach that goal, I will still work for Wealth Island just because I love it.

So when I read about other companies that are scaling up, that are successful and that are receiving a lot of money or that are hiring 50 employees right away, it doesn’t distract me and it doesn’t make me jealous. I run my own race to my own realistic goals and I am not distracted by the ‘successes’ of other people.

What is your purpose?

2. I record 3 or 4 to-do items every day.

Opinions tend to differ on to-do lists. Some claim that to-do lists cause even more stress because we can never get everything on it done.

Others say they help to lighten our minds and focus on the most important tasks: writing what occupies us frees us to perform and to feel less stressed.

I’m a big fan of to-do lists. But they don’t work if you cram them too full with an infinite list of tasks that seems to get longer every day.

What works for me is the system for to-do lists as recommended by Tim Ferris, author of  The 4 Hour Work Week . His system is super simple: He prepares a simple, clear to-do list every morning. Just a small card with three to five things .

We only have so many hours in a day, and we can only complete a limited number of tasks. If you force yourself to make a short list, it means that the things you accomplish are the things you’ve chosen (the important things that you don’t always like) rather than what happens by chance (usually the easy tasks that you you like to do, but that may not be the most important).

That’s why Tim Ferris talks about big items , the things that cause you the most stress. ” They are often things that have been removed from the to-do list from one day and transferred to the next, and then to the next, and so on, ” said Ferris.

When you’re done, there are three to five large items left that you should really focus on. Only five things! That way you can ensure that you complete it TODAY. No excuses.

When you finish them, it gives a nice feeling to be able to delete one after the other. And when you’re done with all five, it’s time to tear up the card and throw it away!

Ready! Away. You can almost taste the victory.

And I notice that after my list is complete, the rest of my day is very productive because I have reached a “productivity moment.”

This is my to-do list for today:

3. “Eat a frog in the morning”

When we talk about to-do lists and priorities, we must not forget the famous frog.

Mark Twain once said that if you first eat a living frog every morning, you can survive the rest of the day in the comfortable knowledge that you’ve had the worst.

The frog is of course a metaphor for an important task that is challenging for you.

To boost your productivity, you must force yourself to do the most difficult task on your list first.

You do that by placing the frog on top of your to-do list of 3 to 5 items.

I tried that, but when it comes to eating frogs, I agree with Michael McDevitt from Tandem Legal Group. He says:

“ The secret is in the planning. That made a big difference for me. I know that Mr. Twain recommends eating that frog first in the morning, but we discovered that it was not always ideal to attack the big, difficult thing in the morning immediately after waking up. We are all creative at different times of the day, we have physical energy at different times and we are more or less socially dependent on the moment. Because we know ourselves, just like the main priority for every day, we allocated two hours in our daily calendar with the label “Time to eat frogs!” And then we built the rest of the day around it.

This meant that the most difficult task of the day was allocated two hours, without even a single interference to distract us. Whether it was difficult to motivate us to go to the fitness club, or to have difficult conversations with wives or employees, we did not look at our e-mails, did not take calls and kept the door closed even if there was a employee knocked on the door.

That is exactly how I do it! Know yourself, know your energy levels throughout the day and make a plan to consciously eat the frog, where you spend your time solely on that task, at your optimal moment. When you are done with that, delete the item from your list. That gives such a satisfied feeling. So productive!

Time for more!

4. I try to say NO more often.

James Altucher does it all the time.

“Who the hell is James Altucher,” you ask?

Well, he wrote a book about saying “no.” The book is called The power of the NO: happiness is in a small word .

I am sure that you too often have the feeling that you have to say ‘yes’ to everything. We just do that. We think we should keep everyone happy, meet everyone’s wishes. That we have to say ‘yes’ to be polite. We are afraid that whenever we say NO, we disappoint someone, make them angry, hurt their feelings, or seem unkind or rude.

So we don’t dare say NO when we are confronted with invitations, requests and obligations. We do not dare to say NO to the things that everyone does. And that also applies to our emotions: We don’t say NO to our anger, excitement, distractions, obsessions, lust, etc.

Before you know it you have the feeling that we are guided by our life instead of leading our own lives. You will come under pressure from obligations you have agreed to .

I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.

And the worst: it’s your own fault. Because you just don’t dare say NO to appointments that are not worth your time, to questions from customers, to all those business meetings.

It all comes down to daring to say one word: NO. Dare to set limits. Dare to be selfish (in a healthy way). Dare to say NO to what you don’t need, so that time and space is created to say YES to the things you want and need!

If you want to say NO instead of yes, it can help to:

  • Be direct, and say, ” No, I can’t “
  • Don’t say sorry and don’t apologize.
  • Do not lie. Lying will most likely lead to guilt feelings – and remember, that’s just what you’re trying to avoid.
  • Remember that it is better to say no now than to get angry later.
  • Be polite. Don’t forget to say, “Thanks for asking!”
  • Practice saying ‘no’ . Imagine a scenario and then practice your answer. This way it will feel much more comfortable to refuse invitations and offers.

Apply these tips and learn to say NO.

And you will have more time for yourself and your family.

A specific example from my own professional life:

Sometimes an ArchiSnapper customer calls me and asks: “ Hey, can you come by so we can share our feedback about ArchiSnapper with you? Maybe you can also give us some usage tips. 

When that happens, I often find myself thinking no, no, no, no – but then a ‘yes, sure’ pops out.

I find it so difficult to answer ‘no’ to that question. I would like to talk to each of our customers in person one by one and hear their feedback, learn how they use our product and how we can improve it.

But it just takes too much of my time to visit their office: an hour away, an hour of meetings, an hour back. Add some more traffic jams and I lose half a day. I can’t afford that.

I also have to invest my time in other tasks: marketing, following up on developments and new releases, calling customers and testers to ask how working with ArchiSnapper works, etc.

So I should say to them: “ Hey, that’s a great idea! I would like to hear what you think about ArchiSnapper, but I propose that we organize a conference call, for this reason:… 

That may sound simple, but in practice it is difficult, because I have the feeling that I reject them in a rude way. But I have to do it. And the only way I can do it is to prepare the answer in my head in advance. Moreover, this tactic (thinking up my answer in advance) also helps me to better prepare myself for the next time I get this question.

Guess what? When I tell them politely why I can’t come to their office, they fully understand and are absolutely willing to organize a conference call instead. They respect me even more because I tell them the way it is.

This is a great article  if you want to learn how to stop saying “yes” if you actually want to say “no.”

Even as a company you sometimes have to learn to say ‘no’ to certain projects.

For example, if you are (too) strongly motivated to grow your business, you may see many opportunities while underestimating the risks of certain projects. Attention! The wrong projects can save a lot of time, money and energy. You not only get exhausted, but you also have to find ways to make up for your losses.

So take a close look at seductive projects. Evaluate them before you accept them and say NO when needed!

Some examples:

  • Projects that are too big for you
  • Customers with unrealistic expectations
  • Projects for which you do not have the necessary expertise
  • Projects that are not in line with the mission or goals of your company
  • Projects for family or friends
  • Projects that are outside your geographical scope

5. I give priority to sleep. Don’t be a workaholic. That’s not cool.

In the most hectic moments we often think that we can maximize our time or be more productive by working late and giving up sleep. Of course that is a very stupid idea.

The night hours are simply not productive . And by working late at night you can create a strange atmosphere of obligation in your team: your colleagues may feel bad that they are not working as late as you.

As  Tim Ferris puts it :

“ In general, if you have the feeling that you have to leave your sleep to get what you have to do, then it is not that you don’t have time, but that you don’t have your priorities clear enough. 

So don’t believe that replacing sleep with working time will help you get more done or to be more successful.

According to Serena Wadwha, author of the book Stress in the Modern World , “reduced alertness and excessive daytime sleepiness results in poorer performing memory and cognitive ability – your ability to reflect on and process information. 

For example, if you only miss half an hour of sleep per night, you can reduce mental alertness and productivity by 32% .

So make sure you have enough sleep so that you can achieve optimum productivity levels during the day!

OK. So how long do we have to sleep at night to be productive the next day? Eight o’clock, right?

Everyone seems to think so, but science says something else.

The results of a 2014 study by the National Sleep Foundation show that the correct sleep duration depends on your age group. They recommend 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night for (young) adults and 7 to 8 hours of sleep for older adults.

Lauren Hale from the Sleep Foundation supports the recommended sleep duration, but she reminds you that there is no “magic figure” for the number of hours of sleep you need. You can only determine for yourself how many hours of sleep you need by observing your mental alertness and productivity throughout the day. It is clear that the quality of your sleep is also important.

Fortunately, there are a number of things you can do to ensure that you have a good night’s sleep:

  • Maintain a fixed sleep and wake rhythm seven days a week
  • Take enough exercise
  • Ensure a balanced diet
  • Avoid alcohol and heavy meals before bed
  • Do not consume caffeine in the four to six hour period before going to sleep

Make sure you never give up sleeping.

To be honest, I am a wreck if I sleep less than eight hours in a night. I know that, and my colleagues and my wife know it too. ( Especially  my wife knows it.) So I give eight hours of sleep a night off. That is really not worth it! If I sleep enough, I feel much more productive. I deal with stress differently. I’m happy. People around me are happy too.

We have a limited amount of energy for our work, for our relationships and for ourselves. We should be aware of that limit!

Young Paul Johnson, who eventually became a great writer and biographer, once asked Winston Churchill (who was known to attach great importance to his eight hours of sleep per night plus a daytime nap even during the war): “ Sir , to what do you attribute your success in life? “Churchill answered without hesitation:” Energy conservation. Never stand up when you can sit down and never sit down when you can lie down. “I would add:” And if you can not keep your eyes open, then go to sleep “ . When you reach your limits, listen to your body. It is trying to tell you something. Rest. And start fresh and energetic the next day.

Let’s listen. Let us not lie to ourselves and our bodies.

Do you want to increase your productivity?

Perhaps you can start now by becoming aware of the relationship between the number of hours you sleep and your alertness and productivity over the next five days. Keep a diary about that, and you will easily be able to determine the right amount of sleep that your body needs …

… and that translates into a happier feeling and higher productivity!


You will thank yourself for it. Your colleagues will be grateful for it. Your wife or husband and children will certainly be grateful for it. 

And you get more done and you have more success!

I love what Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson write about workaholics in their book,  Rework :

“ Our culture praises the workaholic. We hear stories about people who are full of energy at night. Who work all night and sleep in the office. Crushing yourself on a project is rewarded with a badge of honor. Work can never be too much.

Working like a workaholic is not only meaningless, it is also stupid. Working more does not mean greater involvement or getting more done. It simply means that you work more.

Workaholics create more problems than they solve. Firstly, working so hard in the long term cannot be sustained. If the burnout follows – and it will undoubtedly come – then it will strike much harder.

Workaholics also don’t see the real problem. They try to solve a problem by investing a lot of time in it. They try to compensate for intellectual laziness with brute force. The results are inelegant solutions.

They even create crises. They do not look for more efficient methods, and that is because they actually like to work overtime. They like the feeling of being heroes. They create problems (often unconsciously) just to be able to work more.

Workaholics make people who ‘only’ work a reasonable number of hours feel that they are underperforming. Feelings of guilt and a bad moral climate are the result. Moreover, it leads to an ‘as long as I am present’ mentality – people stay late in the workplace because they feel obliged to do so, even if they are not really productive.

If you only work, then your judgment might not be optimal. Your values ​​and decision-making process are distorted. You are no longer able to properly assess what an extra effort is worth and what is not. And you just get exhausted from it. Those who are tired do not make good decisions.

In the end, workaholics do not perform better than non-workaholics. They may claim to be perfectionistic, but that just means wasting time focusing on unimportant details rather than continuing with the next task.

Workaholics are not heroes. They don’t save the day, they use it. The real hero is already at home, because he thought of a way to get things done faster. 


6. Don’t underestimate the power of habit.

“ Forget about inspiration. Habit is more reliable. Habits will help you whether you are inspired or not. Habit is perseverance in practice. ” – Octavia Butler

A simple principle lies at the basis of productivity: the power of habit. Habits are background processes that drive our lives. Good habits help us to achieve our goals; bad habits hinder us. Regardless, habits have a powerful influence on our behavior – and on the results that we achieve.

Many successful people realize the power of habits.

Warren Buffet, for example, attributes many of his successful investments to his incredible reading habits. He says he reads different newspapers every morning and estimates that 80 percent of his day is filled with reading.

Stephen King writes 1000 words a day, 365 days a year!

It is those kinds of sustained habits that can lead to extraordinary achievements, if you keep the ultimate goal in view. Know where you are going, but make sure you create such regular habits so that over time they become automatic , just like brushing your teeth before bed . Habits can literally reconfigure our brain.

As soon as we develop a habit, our brain changes to help us repeat the behavior more easily. After about two months of practice, it becomes easier to behave the way you are used to than not to.

study published in the European Journal of Social Psychology shows that on average it takes more than two months for new behavior to become automatic – 66 days to be precise, depending on the behavior, the person and the circumstances.

Habits are more powerful than goals.

Let’s illustrate this with an example: if you want to lose weight, the first logical step is to set a goal, such as “I want to lose 10 pounds in one month”. If you have a lot of willpower and discipline, you can reach that endpoint … but what then? Chances are that you will quickly return to your previous state after you have achieved your goal.

So instead of just setting the goal, we also need to develop a powerful habit. An example: you might choose to skip the cookies that you normally eat for dessert after dinner, and instead opt for a piece of fruit.

The first days you will have to consciously force yourself to take an apple instead of an Oreo. But after 65 days (according to the study mentioned above) a habit will arise. And once formed, habits continue to work automatically and you can take advantage of them for the rest of your life.

As Samuel Johnson said: “ The chains of a habit are too weak to feel them until they are so strong that you can no longer break them. 

So you will not fall back on your old behavior once you have achieved your goal. On the contrary, habits often help us to achieve more than the goals we have set ourselves. Suppose you want to read more and that you are in the habit of reading 10 minutes every night (no excuses for not doing that!). Then chances are that once you have started, you will not stop after ten minutes. Often people who want to grow a habit are advised to start small (such as reading for 10 minutes every day).

So if you want to achieve a specific goal, invest time in building positive habits that will help you reach that goal.

Economy journalist Charles Duhigg, author of the book Power of Habit , says that understanding how habits work is the key to regular exercise, dieting, and being more productive. As Duhigg shows, using this simple science we can transform our businesses, communities, and lives.

You have to work on healthy habits because they are the foundation for change and productivity!

7. Never touch things twice.

When I am trapped in a non-productive moment, I often do things like this. I see e-mails coming in, I read them and I think: “ Well, I’ll do something about this later. 

What a waste of time!

Never touch things twice.

It’s that simple. Never put anything aside to do it later. That always remains a waste of time. Do not put e-mails aside and do not postpone calls. Once something gets your attention, go for it. Now. You must take the appropriate action, delegate it or throw it away. That will help you maintain your productivity momentum.

I’m a big fan of that. I hate it when things remain unfinished or when they are stopped halfway to be finished later. No, no and no. I start and then finish it, unless of course it is a long-term project that requires multiple revisions.

I love David Allen, author of Getting Things Done (what a title, right ?!), and his ‘T wo-Minute Rule’ .

He says: “ It’s a kind of procrastination hack: if you can do something in less than two minutes, do it right away. So for simple tasks that you would like to avoid, such as phone calls, doing the dishes or doing the laundry – if it takes less than two minutes, do it immediately. I think we can also apply that to habits and behavioral change. 

So you arrive at your office tomorrow morning. You make a list with five large items. If there is something on that list that you can do in two minutes … then you know what to do. Start immediately. Do it!

Delete it. And smile.

You then read your e-mails, and handle every e-mail that you can answer in less than two minutes. Otherwise you put it in your to-do list for later, or you throw it away. (That also gives a lot of satisfaction.)

8. Reading is working.

Reading is working on your life, your career and yourself.


Natural scientist and journalist Brandon Specktor writes that reading has many scientifically proven (health) benefits :

  • It reduces stress.
  • It improves your memory.
  • It improves your focus and concentration.
  • It improves your analytical skills.
  • It improves your vocabulary.
  • It improves your communication skills.
  • It improves your emotional intelligence.

Those are all things that increase your productivity level, right?

Secondly, books are HUGE good mentors and personal guides.

As W. Somerset Maugham once wrote: “ Teaching the habit of reading is equivalent to building a refuge for yourself in which you can flee almost all the misery of life. 

I often hear people say, ” You have to learn from your mistakes .” But I prefer to learn from the mistakes of others . That is why I love bibliographies and the like, for example the bibliography of Benjamin Franklin , ‘ The Wit and Wisdom’ by Charles T. Munger and ‘Overpeinzingen’ by Marcus Aurelius .

You can gather so much useful information and knowledge by learning from others – an amount of information that you could never build up in one life. We can learn from both the mistakes and the successes of others and so skip the long, tiring and possibly painful experience of learning by trial and error.

“ If I have looked further than another, it is only because I could stand on the shoulders of giants. – Isaac Newton

The information to help us understand and know the world is there. This applies to both personal development and professional growth. That’s great news: What we need is already there! All we have to do is cultivate the discipline ( the habit! ) To read a lot and become a little wiser every day.

Reading offers you different perspectives, different cultures, different worlds, different languages. It is lonely, but it teaches you empathy. Books help us to expand our vocabulary and to communicate better. Books are like treasures that expose the personal thoughts, ideas and world views of others. They can be powerful enough to shake up your own worldview and allow you to undergo a number of important paradigm shifts.

Buffet once answered the question of how you can become smarter by holding up piles of paper and saying: “ Read 500 pages like this every week. This is how you build up knowledge, just like compound interest. 

I know that today it is not always that easy to focus on one activity for a long time. I was born in 1982. I grew up under a bombardment of 2-minute video clips and a daily dose of 3 hours of TV series after school.

Reading a 500-page book was a real challenge in the beginning. But it has become a lot easier now. (Do you remember what we said about the power of habit?)

And it’s so worth it. study on bingewatches conducted by The Conversation shows that people who watch TV for more than two hours a night feel more depressed, stressed and anxious.

So grab a book instead of the remote control.

You could read Power of Habit and learn how you can change your TV viewing behavior by reading. Instead of shortening our ability to focus, reading helps us to extend our attention span .

I find myself feeling wiser after every book I read. It is like learning a new language. By reading, I give myself new words, thoughts and perspectives, as tools for life that I can have when I need them. Every book makes me grow as a person, as a teacher, as a writer, as an entrepreneur, as a husband and as a friend …

And in these times there really is no more excuse. Reading has become so simple and practical. You can do it anywhere. You don’t even have to drag a book with you, you can simply download one on your phone or tablet.

Read. Leather. Growth. Become more efficient and productive.

As a bonus you will find below a list of ten books that have really changed my life:

9. Use tools, but in moderation.

Remember that time is the currency of life. You can’t lose time to get it back afterwards. You cannot spend time and earn more from it.

You can’t buy more time, you can’t spend it. It is what it is, and we must organize our lives around that principle.

(I know, I repeat, but I want you to really understand the meaning of this.)

If you spend your precious time on things like being stuck in traffic, manually tracking expenses, searching for your notes for a meeting, etc.

… then it may be time to reconcile yourself with modern technology and the applications that have been designed to help you tackle these time-consuming processes in a more productive way.

Provide the right tools, or in this case software applications!  The right tools can increase your productivity and free up many hours in your planning.

I’m talking about simple, everyday tools such as Google Drive or Dropbox for cloud storage, Asana or Toggl for task and time registration, FreshBooks for accounting in the cloud, Expensify for expense management and Trello for list management .

Remember that extremes must always be avoided. Use tools but don’t  overdo their use ! Look for simple tools that do what you need and nothing more. An excessive number of functions is useless. Keep it simple. Analyze your business processes to discover what you are losing time with. Then look for ways to improve that specific process. Maybe it’s worth investing in an application.

Analyze the problem and define it. Then look for the right solution (maybe a training, a software program, a collaboration, etc.) to improve your efficiency and productivity. Find the right tool for the job and use it.

For this tip, I thank  Ryan Holiday . I would like to recommend his books and articles to you. They are a source of wisdom.

10. Recruiting quality employees.

We often do not want to recruit ‘more expensive’ (translation: better) people, especially if we have just started a business and we work with a limited budget.

That is one of the biggest mistakes I made when I started my own company. I hired a ‘low-cost’ developer … which I was happy with, until bugs started popping up everywhere . And I had to check all his code. And the customers started complaining. And we had to start certain projects from the beginning.

In the end, a more expensive, more experienced and more qualified developer would have saved me a lot of problems, time and money.

Recruit quality employees! Really. An amateur always costs you MUCH more.


I once read that when recruiting people you have to look for these three qualities: integrity , intelligence and energy . And if you don’t have the first one, the other two will kill you. Just think about it, it’s true. If you hire someone without integrity, you better hope they are stupid and lazy. 

Hire someone who is “a manager of their own”, as they say at Basecamp.

“If you are going to recruit people, look for people who are managers of themselves. What does that mean? A manager of his own is someone who can come up with goals for himself and implement them. They do not need much guidance. They do not need to be checked daily. They actually do what a manager would do: set the tone, assign items, determine what should be done, and so on. But they do it completely independently.

You want people who are able to build something from scratch and who can keep an overview. When you find such people, that gives the rest of your team more room to work and less management is needed. 

Avoid employees that you have to micro-manage! You are not a babysitter.

Productivity in your company is not just a matter of your actions and efforts. It is always a team effort. Select a good team and find the right way to become incredibly productive as a team!

11. Exercise makes me more productive.

OK. So you followed our recommendations. You have learned new habits. You have set goals for yourself. Your to-do list has been created. You eat frogs every day ( hmm, delicious !). You often say NO, you read a lot and you sleep enough … but you still have the feeling that something is missing. You do not yet feel enormously productive.

Well, there is another important factor that could increase your productivity by 21%, according to a recent study from the University of Bristol .

Yes, the title says it all:  exercise .



This study shows that employees who also received physical training the same day scored 21% higher for concentration at work, 22% higher for finishing their work on time, 25% higher for working without unplanned breaks, and even an amazing 41% higher for feeling motivated at work.

Let the numbers above sink as well !!!  No wonder large companies want to invest more in fitness equipment and training facilities at work.

Do you want to experience that extra energy, motivation and productivity yourself? Start exercising or create an environment where your employees can train physically!

Studies show that low intensity training has a better effect on fatigue than very intensive training. So stick to sports that require moderate effort, such as cycling, swimming, yoga, dancing and walking, because they score high in terms of productivity levels!

Don’t know how to start? Start small and make it a daily practice to exercise for five minutes, that is already a good start.

I really hope these 11 tips can be useful for you.

And do not forget:

Time is not something you can waste and then borrow more from the bank to make up for the loss.

If it’s gone, it’s gone.

Make sure you spend it on things that you care about a lot.