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How to escape your routine and get ahead at work



I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a total creature of habit. I love predictability and stability. They help me to feel focused, organized, and on top of things.

But, not too long ago, I made a major shift to my morning routine. Rather than writing my to-do list when I first sat down at my desk in the morning, I decided to use that time to tackle loose ends—those things that were previously taking up precious real estate on my to-do list, but could easily be taken care of with very little thought or time.

After I made that switch, I realized the system I was relying on to help me was really only a hindrance. It was slowing me down. Yet—for some reason—up to that point, I continued to push forward with that standard schedule I had grown accustomed to. Read more…

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