Archive for the ‘ Productivity ’ Category

Top 10 Ways to Upgrade Your Morning Routine

Never feel like there’s enough time in the morning? Find yourself struggling to get up or into work mode? We know the feeling. Try out these tips on waking up, getting energized, and getting things done in the early hours.

Photo by DeaPeaJay.

10. Save the Morning for Thinking

The morning tends to have a quieter, more contemplative feel to it. Take advantage of it, as one CEO recommends, by following poet William Blake’s advice to divide up your day: “Think in the morning, act in the noon, read in the evening, and sleep at night.” Even if your job’s more about cranking than managing and contemplating, you can use the mornings where you’re not on tight deadline to think over problems, consider future challenges, and give your tasks more mindful attention than they’ll get when everyone else gets in and starts grabbing for your attention. Photo by s0ulsurfing. (Original post) Continue reading

Advertisements

6 Ways For Teens to Avoid Distractions and Finish Homework

via Zen Habits

Here are a few ways to increase your productivity and try to break away from distractions:

1. Turn off your wireless/Internet connection.

I know, it sounds crazy to deliberately cut off your connection to the outside world, but just do it. It eliminates your ability to easily open up your Internet browser and will help you to focus on what you really should be doing. Continue reading

Declare Time Bankruptcy to Reboot Your Schedule

Via Lifehacker

Most of us struggle with balancing the amount of things we have committed ourselves to against the amount of time we have. If you’ve reached the point where your time debt is creeping higher and higher, declaring time bankruptcy will help you recalibrate. Continue reading

13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity

via Stepcase Lifehack

Looking to increase your productivity? You’ve come to the right article. I don’t claim to be a productivity master (I always think there’s room for improvement), but I am very passionate about increasing productivity. I’m always looking for different ways to be more productive – stealing pockets of time where I can, deprioritizing the unimportant, getting system overhauls, etc. And I love it when I see my efforts pay off in the form of increased outputs at the end of the day. Continue reading

5 Ways to Reduce Social Media Distractions and Be More Productive

via mashable

1. Create Windows of Non-Stimulation


Once you open the door to communications overload, you could spend all day reacting to what’s thrown at you. Piers Fawkes, founder and editor of the marketing consultancy PSFK, reserves a good chunk of his morning –- from 7 to 10 a.m. every day -– to do research and digest the day’s trends and news prior to going through his e-mail. Proactively blocking out time for creating and absorbing, rather than just responding, is a key tactic of productive creatives. Continue reading