We all have things we do to give ourselves a break from our busy lives, but some those things might just be a force of habit. If you can eliminate some of of your unnecessary "me time" commitments, you'll have more time and energy to put toward productive tasks.
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iOS: Mail Pilot was a handy email app that allowed you to turn your emails into tasks so you could remember to deal with them. It was useful, but it was also a little clunky to use. Mail Pilot 2 fixes most of those problems by adding a lot of gestures.
Trello is an awesome project management tool that makes collaboration easy and, dare I say, even fun. But this visual list tool can do so much more, whether you're organising work projects, family chores, travel plans or just about anything else. Here are some ways to put Trello to use for managing your entire life.
We've all probably heard of the somewhat questionable 10,000-hour rule of practice. If that seems too daunting, try breaking down skills and working on each sub-task for one to three sessions.
Inbox Zero is a noble, if difficult, goal. If you only receive a few emails a day, traditional strategies like only replying a couple of times a day are fine. But if you get dozens or hundreds, you need a harsher strategy: just ignoring some of them.
Mac: Any.do, our favourite to-do app on the iPhone, is now available as a native Mac app. It comes packed with Notification Center integration, badges and more.
Being stuck can be draining. You may feel like you can grasp the problem if you spent just a little more time on it. Unfortunately, the next thing you know, you've wasted hours making little progress. Next time, if you're stuck and about to give up, spend just 15 more minutes on it — then ask for help.
Most productivity methods give you tools to tackle specific projects or to-dos in an organised way. Kaizen, which translates roughly to "good change", is a Japanese productivity philosophy that helps you organise everything you do. In short, it means "constant, continuous improvement", and it's a mindset you can apply anywhere, at any job.