Start with, “What did I do right?”

When you’re grinding it out at work—whether at home or in an office—it’s easy to fall into the trap of measuring yourproductivity based on how many items you tick of your ever-mushrooming to-do list. But there are many potentially more useful (and more important) ways to judge. Ask yourself some of these questions at the end of the day, or when you’re planning your schedule.

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alice-boyesAlice Boyes, Ph.D. has had her research about couples published in leading international journals, including Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. Her work focuses on how people can use tips from social, clinical and positive psychology research in their everyday lives and romantic relationships. She is regularly interviewed for magazines and radio about a wide range of social, clinical, positive, and relationships psychology topics.

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 1. Did you do anything today that sets you up for a big payoff in the future?
Ask yourself if you did anything that you could see as an investment—in that you expect your effort to pay you back over and over again in the future?


  • Developing or implementing strategies or approaches that will make you more productive on an ongoing basis going forward.
  • Learning a new tool that will make you exponentially more productive.


2. Did you build or strengthen any important relationships today?

This is self-explanatory, but if you don’t naturally prioritize relationship building and the potential value of social engineering, it’s important to make this principle explicit.

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