time management

Avoid Email Overload By Simply Ignoring Some (Unimportant) Emails

Inbox Zero is a noble, if difficult, goal. If you only receive a few emails a day, traditional strategies like only replying a couple of times a day are fine. But if you get dozens or hundreds, you need a harsher strategy: just ignoring some of them.


When Time Tracking May Not Save You Any Time At All

Your productivity can largely be determined by how you spend your time, and that makes tracking your time seem like a big help. It can also be a trap that eats up more time than it saves.


Get Better At Saying 'No' By Considering If You Would Do The Task Today

It can be difficult to remember that saying yes to something means saying no to something else. To keep this in mind the next time someone approaches you with an opportunity, ask yourself: “If I had to do this today, would I agree to it?”


If You're Stuck On A Problem, Push For 15 Minutes, Then Find Help

Being stuck can be draining. You may feel like you can grasp the problem if you spent just a little more time on it. Unfortunately, the next thing you know, you’ve wasted hours making little progress. Next time, if you’re stuck and about to give up, spend just 15 more minutes on it — then ask for help.


Why You May Feel Short On Time (Even If You Have Plenty Of It)

We all have those days where it feels like there’s not enough time in the world to get our work done. Truth is, you might have plenty of time to get everything done, but your competing goals have altered your perception of time in general.


Track Your Time With A Colourful Chronodex To Get More Done

The Chronodex is a graphical way of visualising and keeping tabs on your time every day. For very visual people, this might be the perfect system for adding more accountability to your activities and motivate you to use your time better.


Get Better At Getting Better: The Kaizen Productivity Philosophy

Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organised way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to “good change”, is a Japanese productivity philosophy that helps you organise everything you do. In short, it means “constant, continuous improvement”, and it’s a mindset you can apply anywhere, at any job.


Top 10 Unpleasant Daily Experiences You Can Make More Enjoyable

When you can’t solve life’s big problems, solve the small ones. Here are 10 everyday experiences that are no fun, and how to make them a bit more enjoyable.


Multiply Your Time Tomorrow By Asking Yourself What You Can Do Today

Managing your time to be productive can be done many different ways. You can focus on using it efficiently or prioritising tasks you do during that time, but you can also focus on creating time. You can create more productivity time for yourself tomorrow by asking yourself one question every day.


How To Craft An Information Diet That Actually Works

Some of us watch a lot of TV. We may read more articles than we need to (the irony is not lost on me here). We go on Twitter to kill our boredom. By consuming information more carefully and treating it like food for our minds (which it is), we can do it in a way that actually works without completely cutting it out of our lives.