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Why Saying This Four-Letter Word Can Transform Your Productivity

Kyla Nagel stands next to her brain scan at her home Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Springfield, Ore. Nagel was diagnosed with an
Kyla Nagel stands next to her brain scan at her home Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, in Springfield, Ore. Nagel was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer three years. After undergoing conventional treatment, including chemotherapy, and having the tumor return, she enrolled in a research regimen using an experimental drug and now her brain scans show no sign of cancer. A recent study shows that brain cancer in adults is a dreaded diagnosis with few established treatment guidelines _ resulting in wide variations in treatment that risk making things even worse for some patients. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Perfectionists are often reminded that "done is better than perfect." But it turns out there’s another reason we should all try to create more "done" moments in our workdays.

Saying the word done can help you get more accomplished on your to-do list. "Telling ourselves that we’re done creates not only an emotional reaction but a physiological response as well," says Leslie Sherlin, a psychologist, neuroperformance specialist, and the cofounder of the brain-training company SenseLabs.

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