If you have a major project that you'd like to get done fast, it's a good idea to let other people know about it, Jeff Haden writes. Not only does this limit the potential for interruptions, it also puts some peer pressure on you to actually get the work done. "When you take a break don't watch a little TV or check your social media feeds," he writes. "You definitely need breaks, but every break you take should reinforce your sense of activity and accomplishment."

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