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Get Into A Good Workflow Using Video Game Principles As Inspiration

When you’re playing a video game, you become completely absorbed in what you’re doing, and you’re completing tasks while time is flying by. Using some of the principles game designers use, you can apply that same concept of flow to your work.


Balance Creative Work With Must-Do Tasks By Splitting An Hour 45-15

Unless you’re very lucky, chances are you have some work you want to do and some work you have to do. Break each hour into 45-minute and 15-minute slots to do your creative assignments and get through your must-do work items.


GTDNext Organises To-Do Lists By The Getting Things Done Method

Web: GTDNext is a to-do list web app that makes it easy to manage your tasks based on the principles of the Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity method, especially if you’re new to it.


2Do Is A Task Manager And Calendar App For Getting Things Done

Android/iOS/OSX: If you prefer the GTD Philosophy, 2Do might be the best tool to help you organise your time. It’s both a calendar and task management app, with some powerful features that make planning easy.


Set 'Now' Deadlines To Stop Procrastination For Long-Term Projects

Our brain can fool us into not being as productive as we should. To counter that, you should trick your brain. So, when you have a long-term project, set a deadline for any task that has to be done in the “now”.


Why You Should Get The Big Things Done First

It’s common to reach the end of the day and realise you’ve hardly accomplished anything. This object demonstration shows why you should tackle the big tasks first thing in the morning.


Count To Five And Just Do The Thing You Are Dreading

We all have tasks we don’t want to do, from getting out of bed to an inordinate amount of paperwork. One way to force yourself to do the deed is to set up a mental trigger: count to five and do it.


Stop Leaving Tasks Half-Finished With The 'One-Touch Rule'

Disorganisation can waste a lot of time (and cause a lot of stress). Productivity consultant Ann Gomez suggests adopting the “one-touch rule”: process that task the first time you touch it.


Clear Your Backlog By Working Like You're Going On Holidays

Everyone has a backlog of work they need get done at one time or another, but actually getting to it can be a daunting task. One way you can help yourself take it on is by imagining you’re preparing for holidays and you need to get it done before you leave.


Productivity 101: A Primer To The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions and get things done in short bursts. If you have a job that expects you to meet deadlines, it’s a great way to get through your tasks. Let’s break it down and see how you can apply it to your work.