How many myths did you believe in as a child? Are you thinking of one now? I can give you some examples; Don’t whistle at night you will be calling a snake, Don’t kill a wall gecko they will come back in multiples to fill your space, A cat has nine lives and some.

They are nothing but big little lies someone cooked up and it’s been passed down from generation to generation — widely-accepted fabrications.

Do you know you still believe these fabrications, don’t be in denial now, you do! Especially when it has to do with your personal productivity level. There are tonnes of advice we receive when it comes to increasing productivity level, it becomes hard to know which is facts and which is myth.

Here are some productivity myth debunked

The early bird gets the worm

If you are somebody who is in a committed relationship with the bed and repeatedly hits the snooze button before getting up in the morning then you must have heard this advice time and time again In order to have a productive day, it needs to start early.

Dear early risers it isn’t thing personal, it just not necessarily true. A study conducted by some scientist in the University of Liege in Belgium found that in the mornings there were no difference between the early risers and the night owls. At nights it was discovered that night owls can stay mentally alert for longer period of time  before feeling drained. Also, a MRI test conducted revealed that, ten and a half hours after waking up, the early risers had much lower brain activity in regions linked to things like attention.

Get the simpler work out of the way

You must have heard people around you say this often, but really it’s just another myth. It is better to eat-the-frog first following the advice of Mark Twain.

Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day. – Mark Twain

Psychologist Ron Friedman explains that the first three hours at work are actually when you’re at your most focused. Tackling your most important work first thing might just be the ticket for a more productive workday.

Being productive means getting everything done

Most people confuse “busy” and “productive” to mean the same thing. When it comes to true productivity, it’s important to remember the golden rule of quality over quantity. The definition of productivity is relative and personal. It’s not enough to get a truck load of advice, find out what works best for you.

Perhaps the greatest myth being purveyed, is that myth are just myths – Micheal Tsarion


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