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5 Things to Do When You Feel Overwhelmed by Your Workload

Do your to-do lists stretch on and on — and on? Do you dread checking email on Friday afternoons, worried about seeing messages piling up when you’re just trying to get out the door? Or maybe you’ve noticed that anxiety is preventing you from concentrating on whatever you’re currently doing. You …

Self-help

How to Focus on What’s Important, Not Just What’s Urgent

Do you get to the end of the day and feel that you’ve met your most pressing deadlines but haven’t accomplished anything that’s fundamentally important? You’re hardly alone. In a series of studies recently published in the Journal of Consumer Research, people typically chose to complete tasks that …

1 hour per day doing this mental exercise will exponentially increase your success

<b>“Remember, dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment. Have dreams, but have goals, life goals, yearly goals,</b> …

3 Totally Doable Mortgage Hacks That Can Save You Thousands

There's nothing quite like the excitement of finding and buying your dream home. You found a home within your budget, set aside a down payment and …

9 extravagant habits to break if you want to save big

I grew up in a frugal household. My parents would keep the heat low to save on the utility bills. We would bring a bag lunch each day and not spend …

5 Passive Wealth-Building Strategies to Add Three Days to Your Weekend

Buy back your time and invest like the super-rich.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people associate work with punching the clock, the 9-to-5 slog and saving for retirement. The trouble is, an hourly rate alone will never make you wealthy and drains your most …

20 Tips You Definitely Need If You're Always Busy And Stressed

Bookmark this for a rare moment when you're not rushing around.

Productivity

6 Tips for Assessing in OneNote

• <b>Distribute everything!</b><p>The Distribute and Review functions are easily my favourite Class OneNote tools. With a couple of clicks, I can distribute a …

16 Audio Books That Will Improve The Way You Live, Work And Love

If there's an area in your life that could do with some improvement, a good audio book might be able to steer you in the right direction. Best of …

5 Tips for How to Read Faster Without Losing Comprehension

Remember the 1996 John Travolta movie <i>Phenomenon?</i> No? Well, that’s okay – neither do I. But I remember the trailer, in which Travolta gets zapped by …

Writing

10 Awesome Mac Features You Can Get on Your Windows PC

I’ve been a Mac user for a long time — the last version of Windows I owned was XP. But I recently built up a gaming PC, and the easy choice for the …

13 Overlooked Chrome Extensions That Reduce Clicks and Save Time

Think about how many hours you spend on the web every day. Since I work from home and do a lot of web-based research, plus many of my leisure …

10 Hidden iPhone Features That Will Make You More Productive

Over the last nine years, iOS has had to walk a thin line: make the OS so simple that anyone can pick it up, but also robust and feature-rich so that …

Siri vs. Alexa: Which Personal Assistant Is Better?

Advertisement<p>Over the last few years, the tech world’s biggest names have each introduced a personal assistant intended to help you run every aspect …

How to Use Google’s Productivity Tools to Maximize Your Time

Until someone puts more hours in the day or days in the week, many of us are stuck with a 40-hour work week. Tackling everything that needs to be …

How to Design Your Own Perfect Day for Productivity

Sometimes we are so relieved to make it through the work day effectively that we avoid thinking about tomorrow. But with a little planning, handy …

5 Happiness Tactics You Can Start Learning Today

Advertisement<p>Happiness is not a reward for hard work.<p>Sometimes stress ambushes your peace of mind while you are walking home from a tough day at the …

9 Things That Are Holding You Back From Success

Success isn't what we have; it's what we are.<p>We all know success takes hard work and perseverance. But there's another factor that's often overlooked: mental and emotional strength. Like most positive traits, it comes more easily to some than to others, but anyone can work to develop it.<p>To develop …

Google Keep has taken over my Task Management and GTD

Why more users don’t use Google Keep is a mystery to me because it’s awesome. It has changed how I use to-dos, GTD, Task Management, Project …

What Happened When I Got Up At 4 a.m. Every Day For a Week

The Wall Street Journal calls 4 a.m. the most productive hour, citing powerhouses of industry who swear by getting up early to avoid distractions. …

Google's Assistant just got even smarter thanks to IFTTT

We're at 57 "recipes" and counting.<p>Between a chat app, two new smartphones and a new in-home avatar, Google's new Assistant is really getting around. While that slow march toward ubiquity continues, it keeps getting smarter, too -- Android Police points out you can now hook up Google Assistant to …

Google Assistant

9 mistakes you might be making in the first 10 minutes of the workday

If you show up late to the office or get sucked into an overflowing inbox, you could easily get thrown off and have a hard time focusing for the rest of the day.<p>We did some research and rounded up nine common traps that can ensnare you within the first 10 minutes of your workday. Read on to find …

Mark Twain

4 Reasons Why You Should Wake Up at 4:22 A.M.

Stay healthy and productive by being proactive before the sun comes up.<p>I love waking up when it's still dark out. I feel the most productive when I can get several things done before most of the world is even awake. Eighteen months ago, I wrote a post about why I do that, called "Why I Wake Up at …

Want To Tackle Problems At Work Like A Boss? Learn This Thinking Approach From Elon Musk

Being a leader of a company or organization is certainly a difficult and often frustrating position – but it can also be tremendously …

The Simple Calendar Trick That Made My Life More Organized

It shouldn’t be surprising that I developed my intense organizational habits during my college years. Between the classes, extracurricular activities …

An Ode to the Underappreciated Spreadsheet

Spreadsheets get a raw deal. We are so dependent on tools like Excel and Google Sheets for managing budgets and P&Ls that it’s easy to fall into the trap of seeing spreadsheets only as applications for managing money, or at the very least, for working with numbers.<p>But the structure and features of …

How Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Their Busy Lives

Are you looking for a quote of the week to brighten up your day and your week? Here you can find a list of positive quotes to help you get through a …

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12 Ideas to Run Your Life Like a Boss With OneNote

Keeping on top of everything — from your to-do lists and finances, to the articles you read, and the ideas you have — can be a nightmare. All these …

Why Self-Discipline Is the Best Productivity Hack You Need

In the 25 years that the internet has been around, the connected among us have had the superficial, disorganized part of our brain treated to a …

Cash In With 10 of the Best Personal Finance Newsletters

It doesn’t matter whether you’re Bill Gates or living just above the poverty line — there is always something new to be learned about the world of …