Posts Tagged ‘ unmotivated ’

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

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