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Use The First Hour Of Your Day For Creative, Inspiring Work

If you have the flexibility in your schedule to do it, start your day with something creative and inspiring. Maybe it’s that novel or short story you’ve been working on, or a painting, or a craft project. Whatever it is, if you can, give it your first hour. It’s uninterrupted time, and a good start to the day.


'You Don't Find Time. You Make It.'

Trying to find the time to work on passion projects is always difficult. In the above quote, Shawn Blanc suggests that one step to doing so is to alter your outlook a little.


Use Your Experience To Your Advantage And Avoid Working Long Hours

It’s well established that working longer hours doesn’t translate into increased productivity and indeed, can be bad for you. But we don’t always have the benefit of putting something off for another day. So then, how do you approach a must-do workload without stretching yourself thin?


Define Your Meeting 'Type' Beforehand To Make Sure They're Productive

Whether you host or just have to attend regular meetings, you can make them more efficient by clarifying the type of meeting it is. You’ll get everyone on the same page, your meeting will be more productive and you’ll spend the time talking about what’s important.


Aziz Ansari's Tip For Spending Less Time Poking Around On The Internet

There’s nothing wrong with surfing the web, but too much of it can end up killing your productivity. Aziz Ansari, actor, comedian and co-author of Modern Romance, has a mental trick that can help you close those browser tabs and get back to work.


Get More Joy Out Of Sundays By Doing Week Prep First Thing In The Morning

Taking a little time on Sunday to organise the coming week is a great way to get ahead. But Sundays should also be relaxing so you’re primed for the Monday morning rush. Here’s a way to have the best of both worlds.


Manage Your Priorities, Not Your Time, To Get The Important Work Done

Your to-do list is crammed full and you only have so many hours in the day. How can you ever get it all done? For starters, stop trying to figure out how to fit everything in. Instead, focus on the high-priority tasks that matter.


Manage Distractions When Working From Home With The 'Three-Minute Rule'

When you’re working remotely, it’s easy to get distracted by all the nagging tasks you have to do around the house. If you want to keep those chores from pulling your focus, it can help to indulge in them in short bursts so you put your mind at ease.


Reduce Inbox Clutter With 'Process-Centric' Email

Inbox zero may be a pipe dream for most of us, but the less clutter in your email, the better. In the spirit of this, author and professor Cal Newport makes the case for writing longer, more detailed emails.


How A Calendar Actually Sabotages Your Time Management Efforts

We all struggle with time management, and we all want to know the best ways to conquer our schedules. In this video, Dan Ariely, a behavioural economics professor at Duke University and friend of Lifehacker, says the calendar definitely isn’t one of them.


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