We've come a long way from the simple "trusted trio" method of organising our inbox, and for many of us our email is as disorganised as it's ever been. To beat back the tide, this five folder system gives you a bit more flexibility to clean things up, but still keep everything you need just one click away.
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Working from home blurs a lot of lines between your productivity and relaxation. To help keep yourself on track, create a time clock for yourself so you can punch out at the end of the day.
There's nothing like an ambitious goal to focus your training, and running a marathon definitely fits the bill. Plenty of mere mortals have completed the 42km race, but it takes time, planning and, of course, an appropriate level of fitness. Here's how to know if a marathon is a realistic goal for you.
Chrome: There are many time-tracking applications out there, but TimeYourWeb might be one of the simplest we've ever seen. It's a free Chrome extension with no login required, and it comes with some of the handiest charts around.
If you have the flexibility in your schedule to do it, start your day with something creative and inspiring. Maybe it's that novel or short story you've been working on, or a painting, or a craft project. Whatever it is, if you can, give it your first hour. It's uninterrupted time, and a good start to the day.
It's well established that working longer hours doesn't translate into increased productivity and indeed, can be bad for you. But we don't always have the benefit of putting something off for another day. So then, how do you approach a must-do workload without stretching yourself thin?
Whether you host or just have to attend regular meetings, you can make them more efficient by clarifying the type of meeting it is. You'll get everyone on the same page, your meeting will be more productive and you'll spend the time talking about what's important.