time management

Cut Major Time-Sucking Activities Before Small Schedule Tweaks

Simple shortcuts can save you minutes on routine tasks. Those minutes definitely add up, but before you spend too much effort finely trimming your schedule, try to identify big time-saving activities and cut those short. You may find some big time savings.


Give Each Day A Theme For Productive Momentum

Distractions can make you lose focus on the things you should be doing. To stay on task, use Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s method: Give each work day a “theme” so you always know what to focus on that day, and what to return to when you’re distracted.


Maintain A 'No List' To See How Your Time Could Have Been Wasted

We all know that saying no is a necessary part of keeping a healthy schedule. Take on too much of others’ work and you lose your ability to manage your own life. To get an idea of just how important that balance is, try keeping a “No List” of every time you told someone no.


Prioritise Your Goals With Warren Buffett's Two-List System

Warren Buffett might best be known for his financial advice (which is usually very simple), but we might also learn a few things from him about productivity and achieving our goals. Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend relates a story about Buffett in which he gave a friend advice on how to figure out and achieve goals.


Avoid Solely Prioritising Urgent Tasks Over Important Ones

Most of us schedule our time according to what we need to get done during a particular day or week. Because of the urgency of immediate tasks, we often neglect our long-term goals. Ironically, this can undermine our ability to put out short-term fires.


Prune Your Ideas Like Flowers So The Best Can Thrive

It’s difficult to let good ideas go to waste, but we just don’t have enough time or energy to pursue them all. The Next Web suggests tossing out all but the best ideas to succeed.


Why Saving Tasks For Tomorrow Doesn't Always Work

Do you frequently tell yourself that you’ll do better “next time” and then don’t change when the time comes? Do you often decide to do something “later” only to find that it never gets done? Poor time management today will only lead to poor time management tomorrow, but here’s how you can improve.


The Freelancer's Guide To Time Management

Time management is a challenge for all of us, but we freelancers face a unique set of issues when it comes to making the most of our time. Not only are we juggling projects, we’re juggling several clients and simultaneously trying to find new work. Here are some time management strategies freelancers and small business owners should have in their arsenal.


How To Get Better At Estimating Time For Tasks

Good time management depends on knowing the value of each minute. If you can correctly tell how long it will take to do a task, your schedule will never go haywire. So here’s how to get good at estimating time.


Work On Your Passion Project For 90 Minutes Every Day For 90 Days

It’s difficult to make time for passion projects in your busy life. The trick is to turn that passion project into a habit, says author Robin Sharma, and he has a formula to do just that. He likes to call the 90/90/1 Rule.