2/14/2014
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Making lists and checking off tasks isn't necessarily the best way to boost productivity or get things done, writes Renée Warren, co-founder of Onboardly. Instead, it's critical to follow a routine and devote your complete focus to the task at hand. "Ultimately, productivity can be described as using your time wisely," she writes. "Working smart instead of just throwing hours aimlessly at your to-do list."

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