Need a little productivity pick-me-up in the middle of the day? Skip the extra cup of coffee and delay your work playlist until you need it the most, says blog Inc.
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Inc notes that delayed gratification is much more effective at motivating you than treating yourself all day:
Say you like to listen to music while you work. If that's how you "treat" yourself when you're working, don't, at least for the first few hours.
Then when your motivation starts to flag your playlist will provide a powerful boost.
It isn't scientific, but as a frequent music listener during the workday, I can confirm that this actually does help a little. When I first start my workday I don't need anything to keep me going, but when I start slowing down, flipping on my workday playlist can keep me going strong. Whatever your productivity treat, time it for when you need it most. Hit the link for more tips.