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Why productivity hacks won’t help you be more productive

Having spent the last few years researching, writing and podcasting about the world of productivity, I’ve learnt that many people – myself included – love a good hack. A productivity hack promises us an easy way to achieve so much more in so much less time. For example, you might have read that batch checking your email is far more effective than dipping in and out of your inbox multiple times an hour, as most of us do. You might have heard that using website blocking software will help yo