10 Productivity Lifehacks That Will Help You Do More

Technology has made our lives infinitely easier, but there are still some tips and tricks to making the most out it. Give your productivity a boost with these tips. Inspired by the Lenovo Ideapad Yoga.

1. Turn your desk into a whiteboard to jot ideas down on the go.

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Just sand your desk and apply dry erase board paint.

2. Use website-blocking software to get rid of tempting distractions while you work.

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Cold Turkey is an easy to use free software.

3. Avoid time-wasting cable tangles by transporting them in a sunglass case.

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4. Make a perfectly timed “getting ready” mix to help you leave on time.

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5. Use uploading equation maker IFTTT to put the web to work for you.

6. Never wait on hold with customer service again with virtual queuing apps.

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Apps like Lucy Phone and Fast Customer eliminate frustrating wait times so you can keep working instead of listening to maddening hold music.

7. Use a time-boxing app to keep you on task and away form procrastinating.


The practice of time-boxing is a time management technique that involves scheduling tasks with specific start and finish times throughout the day.

8. Boost your WiFi signal with a plastic bottle and some ingenuity.

Get the full instructions here.

9. Train your brain to do more by being smart with online brain games.

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Lumosity and Fitbrains offer a range of simple online exercises that are proven to train your brain to both retain information and think faster.

10. Use a convertible device to maximize your flexibility.

Lenovo’s new Ideapad Yoga is useable in four awesome modes, making it perfect for working and presenting on the fly.

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