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Planning breaks can help improve productivity

We all know to-do lists, don’t we? And many of us use them regularly.

According to Adam Dachis, we can improve our productivity by making ‘break lists’!

We all know how important breaks are!

Here’s Adam’s short definition of a break list … “A set of planned breaks with planned times that you can take at any time when you need them. Then check them off when you’re done. You can keep your break list right next to your to do list so you never forget it, and you’ll always have a planned, functional break ready to go whenever you need it.”

Read this article to learn why this strategy can help you work better and stay motivated, and how to set break lists up.

 

Overcoming procrastination

When we procrastinate, we don’t do or we delay doing something that needs to be done. Why do we do that? It can be because we don’t like the task. Or we have too much to do. Or we don’t know where to start. What can we do? Set ourselves a deadline (it might beContinue Reading

Get the coloured pencils out of the cupboard

If you’re a lover of to-do lists, you might like the idea of drawing them in future, rather than writing them. According to this article in greatist.com, researchers believe that drawing pictures can help you to remember things better. So there’s really no excuse for forgetting things on your list! 😉

A new way to manage your to-do list?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably read a lot about how to best get things done. And you’re quite an expert at writing to-do lists. You’ve tried new ideas, but always seem to come back to your original way of doing things. Are you ready to test yet another idea? Take a look at thisContinue Reading

Suffering from email overload? Help is at hand

Do you sometimes feel that you’re fighting a losing battle with your email messages? I do. Or better said, I did. Until I discovered the idea of using a “Yesterbox”. And that’s what I now have in my email programme. If you’d like to give it a try, too, read this article here (link to:Continue Reading

Getting organised again

I’ve just spent several weeks tidying up my office. It was time to go through my files and throw out a lot of paper. And it’s left me feeling good. If you’re looking for a productivity boost, you might like to start tidying up and re-organising your desk. Need help? Read this article (link to: https://turbinehq.com)Continue Reading

A tool to help you simplify and amplify your productivity

If you’re a checklist lover, you’ll love checkli. You can create, save and manage your free checklists, tasks and goals for everything in your life. They says its for “students, teachers, business professionals, content marketers, moms, dads, pilots, nurses, doctors and everyone who wants to be way more productive and efficient in life”. Sound good?Continue Reading

Follow the 10-3-2-1-0 formula

According to author and fitness coach Craig Ballantyne (link to: inc.com), the best way to structure your day is to follow the 10-3-2-1-0 formula. He recommends doing the following to improve your energy and productivity: 10 hours before bed: No more caffeine 3 hours before bed: No more food or alcohol 2 hours before bed: No moreContinue Reading

Close your inbox next time you go on holiday

Next time you go on holiday, don’t set up an auto reply email saying that you’re gone and when you’ll be back and who to contact if it’s urgent. Just close your inbox. There are companies doing just this now. According to The Chief Happiness Officer Blog, your auto reply could look something like this: I’m onContinue Reading

How to trick our brains

In this article (link to: fastcompany.com), Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for Brain Health at the University of Texas, explains that multitasking, information overload, and constant interruptions are damaging the way our brains work. She and her team of researchers have developed a brain training program that claims to “improve focus,Continue Reading