time management

Finding Balance Between High Productivity And Burnout

You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help but be dissatisfied with what you’ve actually accomplished. I got sick of this pattern. So I changed it.

The 80% Rule: Cutting Back On Work Makes You Work Better

Okinawans, some of the healthiest people in the world, follow a tradition called hara hachi bu, which means they eat until they’re 80 per cent full. Justin Jackson applied this principle beyond dieting to his work and found enormous benefits.

Stop Wasting Time On Things That Don't Have A Purpose In Your Life

The above record player was designed by Dieter Rams, whose style of minimalism has become iconic (not to mention, a style that heavily influenced Apple). The concept behind this brand of minimalism applies not only to making hardware, but to our lives: if something doesn’t have a purpose, get rid of it.

Use The 20-20-60 Approach To Job Hunting To Spend Time Where It Counts

When you’re looking for a new job, time is money, and you don’t want to waste it. Idealist Careers suggests the 20-20-60 approach: 20 per cent of your time on job boards, another 20 per cent courting recruiters or hiring managers directly, and 60 per cent networking with people who can help your search.

Productivity 101: A Primer To The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique can help you power through distractions and get things done in short bursts. If you have a job that expects you to meet deadlines, it’s a great way to get through your tasks. Let’s break it down and see how you can apply it to your work.

How To Organise Your Family Chaos With The Help Of Technology

Once kids enter the picture, family life gets chaotic quickly. Juggling their schedules, figuring out chores and getting help from other parents can all make things easier, especially if you use the technology already at your disposal.

10 Lessons I Learned From A Year Of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, and read a heap of books and academic literature on productivity, all to explore how I could become as productive as possible. This is what I’ve learned.

Prioritise Your Time With The Mayonnaise Jar And Two Beers Method

Whenever it feels like you don’t have enough time (perhaps to do all the nothing you want), think of a mayonnaise jar and beer. In this time management fable, a professor fills an empty mayonnaise jar with golf balls and asks his students if the jar is full, to which they say yes.

Change Your Relationship With Time To Manage It More Effectively

Managing your time is a struggle for many of us, but author Marie Forleo has a basic, often-overlooked tip to get your schedule under control: Stop looking at time as the enemy. As long as you do, you’ll have an antagonistic relationship with it, and it will always be a source of pain and stress.

NowDoThis Sets A Timer For Your To-Do List, One Task At A Time

There’s no shortage of to-do list apps and services out there. What NowDoThis excels at is eliminating the clutter and keeping you on track. Enter your to-do list at the start of the day, include a duration if you wish and hit Start. NowDoThis takes it from there.