We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren't spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging my daily tasks. Those are bad habits, but there are bigger, more systematic time wasters that have really gotten in the way. Fixing these will free up a massive amount of time and energy.
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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
Calculating the value of your time can be useful for making money decisions, like how long it will take you to pay for that new gadget you want -- but there's a downside to it, too. Turns out, the old "time is money" adage can stress you out.
The most productive people seem to have it all figured it out. They have a to-do list and just rock at it, right? Well, it's a bit more than that. They make sure that what they do isn't just "busy work", but focused, daily work that steers them toward truly important stuff they want to get done. Here's how you can too.
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.
We all have that one friend who arrives half an hour late to a group dinner or a colleague who can never manage to turn up to meetings on time. Maybe you are the one who is chronically late to everything. Here are a few ways you can battle chronic lateness. Use them for yourself or forward them onto your tardy friends.
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.
Money can indeed buy happiness, but that doesn't mean money is everything. A recent study found that people who value time over money tend to be happier.
Everyone has a different way they defend their balance between work and life. If you've never tried to attach a dollar figure to how important that balance is to you, you might want to try.