If getting more done is something you'd like to achieve, take some tips from Emily Price, author of Productivity Hacks: 500+ Easy Ways to Accomplish More at Work. Here are a handful of her best ideas.

  1. Before bed, assess whether or not you gave the day your best effort. If so, enjoy this self-affirmation. If not, figure out where things went wrong and strive to not make the same mistakes the next day. The more days you do your best, the more productive you'll be.
  2. Invest in a second monitor. It will allow you to have multiple browser windows or applications open simultaneously.
  3. Don't remain in the whole meeting if your work only relates to part of it. Instead, ask the meeting organizer if he or she would be OK with you leaving once your part is done.
  4. Repurpose the tablet you never use as a second screen. This is an easy way to keep things like email or your calendar in sight, but not taking up real estate on your computer screen. If you want to do more heavy lifting the paid app Duet Display will make an iPad a real second monitor.