time management

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.

How To Have A Meeting That Isn't A Complete Waste Of Time

A poorly-managed meeting can suck away time, energy and money. Here’s what you should and shouldn’t do when meeting in a group at work, whether you are leading the meeting or not.

Become Comfortable With Downtime To Be More Punctual

If you are always late to appointments, it’s time to change that habit. Learning to embrace downtime can help.

10 Tasks You Should Never Put On The Back Burner

When things get busy, we all have tasks we put off. Sometimes, items end up delayed out of necessity. If you are putting off the right things, it can be a good move to reduce your workload. But if you procrastinate on the wrong tasks, you might be setting yourself up for trouble later. So, what tasks should you avoid putting on your back burner?

Stop Telling Yourself You're Too Busy

Ever feel like you’re overwhelmingly busy? Of course you have. But chances are you might not be as busy as you think — and knowing this simple fact can reduce a lot of stress.