“1. Own your time.
2. Recognize busyness as a lack of focus.
3. Challenge the myth of the “ideal worker.”
4. Intentionally leave important tasks incomplete.
5. Make a habit of stepping back.
6. Help others strategically.
7. Have a plan for saying no.
8. Make important behaviors measurable.
9. Do things today that make more time tomorrow.

Resisting the lure of busyness, having a plan for saying no…”

9 Productivity Tips from People Who Write About Productivity, Harvard Business Review, Dec. 2015