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Are you easily distracted and the hours fly by? Turn your time into productivity with these 10 habits

Develop these qualities that will allow you to be more effective.

This article was translated from our Spanish edition using AI technologies. Errors may exist due to this process.

In today's dynamic world, learning to get more done in less time is key to personal and professional development. Effective and successful people have several habits in common. And the best: you can also develop them.

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We share some of the qualities that will help you to be more effective in your day to day:

1. Say 'no' to distractions. Forever.

Successful people know how to use their time better because they are disciplined and know how to set their goals. I also speak of those people who do not have low moments; yes, there is time for vacations and for family, but they know how to balance it and they do not allow themselves to have unproductive moments.

To be highly effective you need to learn to focus and avoid things that distract you (like your gadgets, noise, chat conversations, social media or emails). Surely there will be things that you do not enjoy doing, but you know that you have to finish them. Therefore, being organized and disciplined is essential.

2. Read something new every day

Successful and creative people constantly read , and find mentors who teach them, valuing all the information they receive and can serve them in the future. In addition, the habit of reading will help increase your comprehension, imagination, synthetic ability and other skills such as spelling and grammar.

3. Accept your mistakes and move on

Fail as many times as necessary. Everybody fails from time to time; It's part of life. But when you do, don't give up or waste your time. What separates successful people from ordinary people is the ability to get up and start over and over again, with a better plan to succeed.

You must also learn to accept that there is no such thing as perfection. So don't waste your time looking for it.

4. Get up early

The most proactive and effective people usually get up early . By taking advantage of the mornings in a better way you can finish your things on time, as well as have hours to exercise, work and be with your family.

5. Follow the 80/20 rule

Many entrepreneurs make the mistake of trying to spend their time taking care of all the issues. However, it is important that you understand that, just like in sales, 20 percent of your actions will produce 80 percent of your results. Therefore, it is key that you establish priorities and work on the things that generate the most money or greater opportunities for the future.

The famous Pareto rule says that 20 percent of your actions will produce 80 percent of your results / Image: Depositphotos.com

6. Take care of your body

The body is the machine that allows us to execute and work; And like any machine, it requires maintenance. In order to have good energy levels and a good physical condition (which leads to a mental one) it is important that you: take care of your diet , trying to consume protein and plenty of water, and to reduce processed foods; exercise at least 30 minutes a day, and stretch every hour; and try to get a good night's sleep, trying to go to bed early and relaxing to get a good sleep.

7. Learn to delegate

This is an especially difficult point for entrepreneurs who treat their business like their "baby." You must understand that you cannot do everything by yourself and that you need to trust others to complete your tasks and achieve your goals. A truly effective person knows how to surround himself with talented people, who can fulfill some responsibilities even better than himself.

8. Do not accumulate pending

Having your agenda full or your desk covered in post-its with slopes is a sign that you are procrastinating and procrastinating. Although it is important that you define priorities, try to accomplish certain tasks in the moment. This will avoid mental worries that only distract you and distract you from what is important.

9. Identify when to walk away

While highly effective people excel at working quickly and attentively, it's also important to know when to take a break and momentarily walk away from work. This will allow you to regain focus, refresh your mind, and avoid creativity and productivity stagnations.

10. Define goals

Effective people have well-established short, medium, and long-term goals. Even on a daily basis. Every day set new goals that challenge you and keep you motivated. For example, for today you could propose to make 10 calls to new clients and 5 to current clients. The idea is that you make it your own goal to be more effective every day.