time management

How To Fit Volunteering Into Your Packed Schedule

Volunteering is a great way to give back, but it can be difficult to do if you’re focused on your own stuff. Here are a few ways you can volunteer without disrupting your current lifestyle.


Boost Your Productivity By Ditching Habitual 'Me Time' Commitments

We all have things we do to give ourselves a break from our busy lives, but some those things might just be a force of habit. If you can eliminate some of of your unnecessary “me time” commitments, you’ll have more time and energy to put toward productive tasks.


This Checklist Makes Sure Your Next Meeting Is Productive One

No one likes wasting time in meetings, but it happens. To spend your time more efficiently, it helps to have a plan in place. Use this checklist to make sure your next meeting is more productive.


Assign Small Tasks To Your 'Schedule Gaps' Each Morning

We all have small gaps of time in our schedule throughout the day. That time adds up. You want to use those gaps wisely so your time doesn’t go to waste. One option is to assign small tasks to them every morning.


'Good Enough' Isn't Always Good Enough

Once upon a time, perfectionism was the mark of good work, but the truly productive people of the world have come to learn it’s best to settle for “good enough”. That’s fine when you’re making small decisions, such as picking which toothbrush to buy. As a lifestyle choice, it’s rubbish that keeps you from being great.


You Can't Make Time For New Projects Without Changing Your Priorities

Everyone’s wrestled with the “Where do you find the time?” problem. You only have so many hours in the day and you can’t accomplish everything. The real problem, however, may just be your priorities.


Treat Your Attention As A Resource To Budget It More Effectively

In the information age, attention is the currency you spend on content. Most of us are willing to give attention away freely, because it’s so easy. However, if you treat your attention like a resource on par with your money, you could get more done.


Streamline Productivity With The 'Minimum Effective Dose' For Tasks

When you feel overwhelmed with all of the things you have to do every day, finding the most efficient way to tackle your tasks is the key. You can save yourself a lot of grief if you find the “minimum effective dose” for your tasks.


Five Common Misconceptions About Productivity That Can Hold You Back

We all want to work smarter, but are we getting ahead or just spinning our wheels? You might hear someone say they work best under pressure, but that might be am empty claim to justify procrastination. Here are some common productivity lies that we tell ourselves that hinder more than help our work.


Work Through The Weekend When It's Important Work, Not Busy Work

We talk a lot about avoiding burnout and avoiding work on weekends. However, writer Shawn Blanc reminds us that work can sometimes help you recharge when it involves something that’s important to you.