Infographic: 13 procrastination pitfalls imperiling your productivity

Take breaks throughout the day, don’t shrug off your delay tendencies, and disable your email notifications—pronto.

Today is the day you simply must get things done and crank the productivity up to 11—whoa, have you ever seen a kakapo before?

Sorry, it’s just so easy to get distracted, what with all the—oh, lord have mercy, it’s a kinkajou!

There are multitudes of distractions and temptations conspiring against our productivity each day. How in the world are we to stay focused with so many games, origami demos, sports bloopers and cute critter compilations just a click away?

Try these science-backed tips to get more done, courtesy of Quick Quid:

Stop just barreling through the day. Go ahead and take that break. If you work from home, or for a company that doesn’t offer formal breaks, carve out slices of time during the day to recharge and refresh your mind. If someone gives you a hard time about taking a break, try to convey—in the most delightful way—that they should go fly the nearest bleeping kite.

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