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Category Archives: Productivity

How to improve working with your to-do list

If you’re looking to get more things done, you might like to try the “Ivy Lee Method”. It’s surprisingly simple. That’s why it works.

  1. At the end of each day, write down the six most important things (and not more!) you need to accomplish on the following day.
  2. Prioritise those items in order of their importance.
  3. On the following day, concentrate on the first task only. Do not move on to the second task before you’ve finished the first.
  4. Approach the rest of your list in the same way. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.
  5. Repeat this process every day.

If you want to understand why it works, read this article on fastcompany.com’s site.

Let’s improve our productivity

As I wrote last week, we all want to improve our productivity.  But we don’t need things that are too complicated and difficult to implement, do we? In this article entitled “10 one-minute time hacks that will make you more productive“, Chris Bailey recommends 10 time hacks that are fairly easy to manage: Say “no”Continue Reading

50 ways to take a break

When you’re sitting at your desk and working on a project, it’s not always easy to take a break, is it? I think that one can fully forget the time. So you might like the idea of hanging a poster like this one here (link to fullcupthirstyspirit.com) in front of you to give you someContinue Reading

How to be happier and more productive

We want to be more productive, but we also want to enjoy life, don’t we? The Coaching Tools Company.com has 5 tips for us: List 3 things you would be disappointed not to achieve each day. Plan to be 10 minutes early for all meetings. Find one new thing to delegate. (I need to workContinue Reading

Boost your productivity with these tips

You’ll find lots of great ideas here to help you improve your productivity. Some of my favourites: exercise in the morning eat breakfast ignore the news switch off all alerts give myself a break And yours? One of the most difficult for me? To silence my inner perfectionism!

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 takeContinue Reading

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