Highly productive people aren't that way by accident – they have good habits. 

The Ladders said, "Productive people never put anything in a holding pattern, because touching things twice is a huge time-waster. Don’t save an email or a phone call to deal with later."

Along with that, do your least favorite task first to get it out of the way. 

Finally, get everything set for the next day at the end of each workday so you can get right to work. 

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