Imagine flying through your to-do list every day and having plenty of free time left over.
Sound like a dream come true?
That's the promise of productivity hacks. But, as somebody who's tried almost all of them, I've found that this fantasy doesn't always become reality.
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The good news is that there are plenty of other options — in fact, thanks to the internet, I'd say almost endless. But if that sounds overwhelming to you, fear not! I've gone through all the most famous productivity tips and come up with alternatives for each one.