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Swap Your To-Do List For A 'Break List' To Get More Done

To-do lists keep track of tasks we have to do, but they hardly ever provide actual motivation. A small tweak to your productivity method can solve that problem pretty quickly. All you need to do is start maintaining a “break list” instead, and you’ll find yourself more eager to get things done.

Keep A Rolling Grocery Or To-Do List On A Butcher Paper Roll

If you want a simple, cheap way to keep a grocery or to-do list in your kitchen, or wherever else, try a roll of the ever useful butcher paper.

The Case For Checking Email First Thing In The Morning

Email can be a distracting time sink for any office worker. But sometimes, it’s best to get it out of the way. Over at Harvard Business Review, contributor Dorie Clark makes the case for checking email first thing in the morning.

Schedule A Mid-Day Check-In With Yourself To Make The Most Of The Day

Setting aside time for a weekly review is a great way to make sure you’re on track with all your projects, but it helps to do the same with a quick mid-day check-in. This way you can make sure you spend the afternoon on the tasks that really need your attention, and not just putting out fires.

3 Wins Challenges You To Stick To Three Simple Tasks Or Habits Every Day

iOS: With all the little tasks you have to accomplish every day, sometimes it helps to keep things simple. 3 Wins challenges you to complete three basic tasks every day.

I Still Use Plain Text For Everything, And I Love It

Plain text has long been a favourite here at Lifehacker, but over the years most people have moved away from it in favour of specialised to-do apps, notes apps, writing apps or whatever else. I still use plain text for just about everything, but never thought much about why I do. The more I thought about it, the more I realised that snazzy features aside, plain text is still king for portability and simplicity.

The Case For 'Eating The Frog' Later In The Day

You’ve probably heard the old “eat the frog” advice, which says you should tackle your most dreaded task first thing in the morning. This works well for some of us, but there’s a solid case to be made for eating the frog later.

Turn Your Goals Into If-Then Statements To Account For Roadblocks

With any goal, pitfalls are usually inevitable. You want to eat healthier but your co-worker brings cupcakes. You want to save money but your car needs work. To stay ahead of setbacks, give your goal an if-then plan.

The 10 Things I've Learned About How To Actually Be Productive

Getting things done is challenging, but that doesn’t mean it’s an impossible goal. Follow these 10 tips to unleash your inner productivity ninja.

Wunderlist For iPhone Improves Its Interface, Adds In Support For iPhone 6s Features

iOS: Wunderlist has long been one of the best to-do managers and yesterday the iPhone version got a little better.

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