Everyone strives for a reasonable work/life balance, but it’s a common experience that it is often very hard to reach. Professional help may come in handy.

In a recent Time magazine article Tim Ferriss, author of the international bestseller The 4-Hour Workweek, has shared six tips to enhance productivity, illustrated the science behind them, why they really work and have a positive impact on your daily routine.

  1. Manage Your Mood. Most productivity systems underestimate the impact of feelings. If you are calm and happy you are more likely to get your work done sooner and better.
  2. Don’t Check Email in The Morning. Checking your inbox first things first in the morning amounts to having your priorities hijacked by whoever has decided to send you a message.
  3. Before You Try To Do It Faster, Ask Whether It Should Be Done At All. Not all the things you are planning to do really need to be done before you call it a day. Focus only on what is really important and set your priorities accordingly.
  4. Focus Is Nothing More Than Eliminating Distractions.
    Concentration is key to successful prioritization.
  5. Have A Personal System. Productive people have a routine, a system of their own to get things done, and they stick to it.
  6. Define Your Goals The Night Before.
    If you wake up and you have already thought about what should be your priority during the day you are halfway to success.

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