The difference between important and urgent things in our life is usually easy to recognize. Urgent things include meeting deadlines for work, picking your son up from baseball practice, and making sure you are at your computer when your fantasy draft starts. Unfortunately, urgent things repeatedly take the place of important things in our life. These important things like exercise, happiness, and family happen to be the things that can in turn make us more productive workers. In order to share focus on both urgent and important things in life, try implementing the following time management tips.
Changing your daily habits to become more productive can be daunting. It takes a lot of will power and it often takes some time before you see any results. But, there are smaller changes you can make to your work routine that will help inch you towards high levels of productivity. The infographic below shows nine ways to help you increase your focus.
Getting a pet is time consuming. It’s a responsibility many busy people avoid since it can take valuable time away from work. But, you might have it all wrong. Getting a dog could be the best thing for your productivity (and it’ll make you pretty happy!).
We all know the feeling. Sometimes creativity just flows out of us like we are naturally gifted, and other times, just getting through the simplest tasks seems a challenge. The first of these scenarios is what I like to call Being in the Zone. Work comes easily, and new, thought provoking ideas flow easily. But what causes these brief periods of enhanced work productivity?
By streamlining our working hours, we can get more out of the average workday than we are used to. However, the majority of us waste time and work inefficiently, which can lead to stress and fatigue on the job. And this further decreases productivity. To boost your productivity in the workplace, try implementing the following three hacks to your daily grind. If they don’t seem to fit in, check out this link for others that may suit you.
You have a ton of ideas, but you just don’t know where to start. A lot of entrepreneurs start out this way — they have great ideas but lack the direction necessary to turn said ideas into a thriving business. An easy and simple way to combat this lack of direction is by journaling every day.
Some would say that freelancers have the best job in the world. You can work remotely, you’re under your own watch, and you choose the amount of work you take on. However, your life of a freelancer is a bit more complicated than that. Like all professionals, freelancers occasionally hit flats — a place where motivation runs thin and workflow ceases. If you, or someone you know, seems to be in this stage of their work life, refer to these five tips to get back on the path to productivity.
Screens are taking over our lives. For both work and play, we we are constantly looking at our computer, tablet, phone and television screens. As time passes, more and more of us are starting to feel the negative effects of all this screen time on our eyes.
Productivity is the focus of everything I do. However, it may not be something you choose to pay attention to. By giving productivity some thought and consideration, you can streamline your day and create more free time and less stress. In a recent article, John Meyer, founder and CEO of Lemonly, highlighted eight tips to increasing productivity. Here are my favorite three.
President Barack Obama wears two types of suits — gray and blue. This little tidbit is how he’s able to get so much done. Since he has to make so many hard decisions every day, he tries to decrease the amount of decisions he has to make in other aspects of life, like if his tie matches his suit.
When most of us head into a meeting, we bring our smartphones and laptops along. We do this under the premise of taking notes and staying organized, but most of us are really just using our gadgets as distractions from what is usually a boring meeting. But it’s this distraction that is getting in the way of making a meeting truly productive.
Many entrepreneurs feel they have to set a good example for the rest of the team by being the first person in the office and the last to leave. But, this doesn’t have to be the case. You can actually boost your own productivity (and maybe even the productivity of your employees) by staying away from the office.