time management

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.


Make Your Appointments For 30 Minutes, Not An Hour, To Waste Less Time

When you schedule time for your appointments, you’ll probably find a way to fill that time, whether you need it or not. So, the next time you need to schedule a meeting, don’t give it an hour. Make 30 minutes your default.


Why Thinking Too Long-Term Can Sabotage Your Success

Short-term thinking gets a bad rap when we talk about time management, but if you focus purely on your long-term goals, you might be on the road to burnout. Neglecting your immediate, short-term needs can just stress you out more, despite your meticulous planning.


Avoid Over-Committing Your Time With This Simple Formula

Time management can be tough, but it often comes down to not being truly aware of how you spend your time. This formula forces you to examine your time usage while making it plain and clear what you can and cannot do in the time you have.


Use The Principle Of Automatic Savings To Build Better Habits

In budgeting, we often recommend making savings or paying your bills automatic. You can use the same strategy with your time to build better habits and avoid losing so much of your time.


Stop Playing The Victim With Your Time Management

When it comes to managing your time, many people feel like they have a crushing number of requests coming at them that make them a victim to their circumstances. “There’s always too much to do. Everyone just keeps piling more work on me.” Sound familiar? If so, you’re not alone, but you should stop playing the victim and own the situation.