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Updated by Sandeep Kashyap on May 24, 2018
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7 Time-wasters That Kill Your Productivity

We all have same but limited number of hours in a day. But do you ever feel like you are doing things but aren’t accomplishing anything worth being called ‘productive’?

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Constantly checking your emails

Constantly checking your emails

It’s shouldn’t come as a surprise that emails are one of the biggest time-wasters. You, me, and in fact, each one of us is guilty of doing it. So much so, that an average employee checks his or her email 36 times an hour.

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Using social media on the go all the time

Using social media on the go all the time

No doubt, social media is great for catching up with old friends and keeping up with the latest trends. However, by keeping your Facebook or Twitter tab opened while your working, you’re inviting yourself to be distracted. And, mind you, it can cost you 118 minutes a day.

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Noisy coworkers

Noisy coworkers

Picture this: You are working on a presentation and amidst the pressure of getting things right and deliver it on time, you hear your co-workers laughing out loud on a silly joke taking away your all concentration and derailing you from your train of thoughts.

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When you try to do it all

When you try to do it all

Contrary to the general notion, multitasking does kill your productivity. I’ll tell you how — when you are replying to an email while working on a task, it will take you more time completing both the things than it would have taken doing them individually.

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Saying yes to everything coming your way

Saying yes to everything coming your way

Your inability to say ‘no’ can cost you added hours of work and loss of productivity. Of course, be a helpful person but prioritize your work first. Always remember, by saying yes to being productive, you’re saying no to a lot of things that are unproductive.

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Playing meeting-meeting every 2 hours

Playing meeting-meeting every 2 hours

If numbers are to believed, there are 11 million meetings taking place every day in America and one-third of them are unproductive. The problem with these unwanted meetings is how they can waste the time and effort of so many people at once without accomplishing anything productive.

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