Start The Year With A Productive Mindset

Breaking the old habits and starting some new ones

Robert Drury
4 min readDec 19, 2023


Personal productivity has a direct impact on the quantity and quality of the results that we produce.

If we have high productivity, we feel in control because our daily tasks are complete. With higher productivity, our stress level is reduced.

Of course, it’s not just about churning through more stuff, but also making sure that the things we do are the right ones.

There are however some simple steps we can take to make ourselves more productive and luckily there have been some super-productive people who have written some books on the subject to help us out.

If you have the time then it might be worth you reading some of them.

If you don’t have the time then it is definitely worth you reading them.

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The Ultimate Productivity Book: Manage your Time, Increase your Efficiency, Get Things Done

Martin Manser & Stephen Evans-Howe

This book is written in short chapters so you can read through it in the most productive way possible, which is always a good start!



Robert Drury

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