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How to Achieve Peak Productivity in a Distracted Age

After more than a decade, author David Allen felt that it was time to update his productivity method to respond to today's highly connected world.<p>Back in 2002, management consultant David Allen wrote "Getting Things Done," a book that detailed his own five-step productivity method. He quickly …

Obesity Can Take 8 Years Off Your Life, Study Finds

Today, more than one-third of American adults -- or 78.6 million people -- are considered obese. A new study pinpoints why we should take that statistic very seriously.<p>The research out of McGill University has found that obesity can shorten your life expectancy by up to eight years. In addition, …

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

Learn the "Getting Things Done" Methodology (GTD) in 20 Seconds

When David Allen published his book <i>Getting Things Done</i> back in 2001, he spawned a movement based around his flexible ideas for organization and …

Productivity

How To Do More In Your First Hour Of Work Than Most People Do All Day

Everyone wishes they could walk into work in the morning and own the day. Here’s six ways to make that daydream a reality.<p>There’s a simple way to get more done: You match your most important tasks to your most productive time. For many of us, mornings are it.<p>A recent survey done by Timeful, a …

Back to Basics: Your Weekly Review

Not long ago, my daily life was in really bad shape. I was sleeping anywhere between 3am to 6am on average, and on the really bad days I wouldn’t …

How I Do my Weekly Review

A good weekly review is important in my productivity. It allows me to evaluate my recent actions and plan out the following week. The weekly review …

14 Habits From Organized People That We ALL Should Borrow

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>They're the people who just love to check things off a list. Their idea of heaven is The Container Store. And they sure know their way around a spreadsheet. They're the ultra-organized, and to those who prefer things a little less tidy, their ways are mysterious.<p>But they're …

10 Strategies for Working Much Smarter

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whether you’re in Australia, England, or America; blue-collared, white, or pink, we’ve all got 24-hours to work with. Success comes down to what we’re able to do in those hours. No entrepreneur can keep the sun from setting or add hours …

Will Power

To-Do lists: usually "amorphous blobs of un-do-ability"

To-Do lists: usually “amorphous blobs of un-do-ability”<p>Most people’s written or mental to-do lists, though created and maintained as a worthy …

The Little Productivity Tip of a Zen Teacher

Post written by Leo Babauta.<p>A little while back I ran into a friend, Susan O’Connell (Zen teacher and President of the San Francisco Zen Center), and …

GTD and Behaviour Change - Next Action Associates

<b>Fourteen years in to my GTD practice, I am still making new discoveries. Last week I attended our new second day public seminar. One of the points we</b> …

Increase Your Productivity With A Weekly Review

How do you decide what to work on next? Do you have a system for task management? Do you just do whatever you feel like in the moment? If you have a …

Project Management

Don’t Work Harder; Work Smarter with These 12 Tips

You’re talented, you have great ideas and you’re hard working, but you’re often unrecognized, misunderstood and taken for granted.<p>Whether it’s in …

Self-help

The 7 Principles of Personal Effectiveness

In my previous group of blogs, I addressed the idea that we are leading in an increasingly volatile and chaotic business world ("The Gap: How to Unintentionally Destroy Value and Exhaust Yourself in the Process"). The resulting chaos means it's never been more difficult to lead. It's also never …

David Allen

The Most Important 20 Minutes of the Day

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What are the most important moments of the day? The 20 minutes you commit to planning.<p>You're thinking, Planning? Yuck.<p>I know for some people it's a dreaded word, but don't worry. I'm not talking about writing a business plan or setting …

Time Management

OODA Loop: A Comprehensive Guide | The Art of Manliness

John Boyd is described by some as the greatest military strategist in history that no one knows. He began his military career as a fighter pilot in …

The Smart Way to Stick to Habits

Sticking to a new habit isn’t easy — but if you set up your habit change smartly, you can make it stick.<p>Starting a new habit isn’t too hard — we …

5 Ways to Become Inspired and Engaged

Don't expect someone else to keep you motivated. That's something you should do for yourself.<p>Gallup recently released its report on "The State of the American Workplace," based a survey of millions of employees. They discovered that about a third (30 percent) of American workers are "engaged and …

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Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

What's killing your battery? Android's top 10 performance-sapping apps

It may seem to consume every spare moment of our lives, but the world's most famous social networking app is chewing up our mobiles too, with Facebook topping a global list of the most performance-draining Android apps, which considered battery drain, storage consumption and data use.<p>But it's not …

3 Easy Tricks To Get Organized And Reduce Stress

<i>By Vanessa Voltolina for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Worn out, burned out, and drowning in to-dos? It seems that most of us are, with one in five Americans reporting being extremely stressed (an "8," "9" or "10" on a 10-point scale), according to the American Psychological Association. And while solutions …

7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living

<b>Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.</b> Cultivate that capacity for “negative capability.” We live in a culture where one of the greatest social disgraces is not having an opinion, so we often form our “opinions” based on superficial impressions or the borrowed ideas of …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

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EASY for anyone to use!<p>Improves productivity IMMEDIATELY!<p>FUN to do!<p>Its simplicity is deceptive... It eased my anxiety over the passing of time and …

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