time management

Schedule Sleep In Your Calendar To Protect Your Sleep Cycle

One of the perks of becoming a grownup is you no longer have an imposed bed time. It still might not hurt to schedule one for yourself if you want to keep your sleep cycle steady though.


Block Out 'Unscheduled Time' In Your Day For Proactive Tasks

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, block off time in your day for flexible, unscheduled activities. You read that correctly: create chunks of time that won’t be disturbed by clients or colleagues so you can focus on your tasks or education.


Time Assets And Debts: A Different Way To Think About Productivity

Most productivity strategies focus on short-term efficiency, like how to get more done each morning or workday. But certain strategic choices impact our time on a larger scale, like investments and debts. Here’s how to think in terms of time assets and time debts.


Plan Out Your Free Time To Enjoy It More

When it comes to our free time, most of us just want to be free from the rigid schedule of our work lives. However, at least one study indicates we may enjoy our free time more if we put a little planning energy into it first.


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.