Productivity

Want to Get More Done in Less Time? Science Says You Should Do These 5 Simple Things

A Microsoft study says we waste over one month a year being unproductive. Here are five science-backed ways to change that.<p>Do you struggle to get more done in less time? You are not alone. A Microsoft study revealed most people are unproductive at work -- a massive 17 hours per week out of an …

Time Management

How to Write Emails That People Will Actually Read

When it comes to emails, I tend to be pretty wordy.<p>I live with an intense fear of coming off as too direct or cold, and there’s something about all …

No Office? No Problem! 5 Key Tips for Working on the Go

Is your desk where ever you happen to have your laptop plugged in? Then learn these survival secrets.<p>The new workplace isn't really a place, it's more a state of mind. You bounce from meeting to meeting, talk over lunch, pitch over drinks, and make your office anywhere that has a flat surface and …

People Who Work From Home Really Get More Done. Here's How You Can, Too

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest as “People Who Work from Home Really Are More Productive, But There’s a Major Downside.“</i><p>File this news under: how to make the case to your boss that you should work from home more often. Turns out those who don’t have to trudge through a morning commute …

The Workplace

These are the hardest-working cities in the U.S.

No rest for the weary.<p>Our nation’s employees are some of the most hard working in the world — working an average of 1,763 hours per year — …

Time Management

I'm Jonah Becker, Fitbit VP of Design, and This Is How I Work

In his two and a half years at Fitbit, Jonah Becker has helped the company outrun (pun!) industry giant Apple. As VP of Design, he oversees UX and …

Your Productivity Will Skyrocket With This Journal

Most of us struggle to get out from under the covers when our alarms go off. But those quiet morning hours can often be the best time to get work …

Forcing Yourself to Wake Early Can Lead to "Social Jet Lag" (So Just Hit Snooze)

When highly successful people share their morning routines, they often have one key habit in common: The ability to wake up early every day. While …

Wellness

Swamped with Work? Try the DDAD Formula to Get Things Done

When it comes to productivity, sometimes less is more.<p>If you constantly find yourself wrestling with a to-do list that's longer than the Pan-American Highway (and who doesn't), then this post is for you.<p>Productivity experts give all sorts of tips, techniques, and hacks to get more stuff done, and …

Time Management

Here’s What You Should Know Before You Try Waking Up At 4 a.m.

You can get things done if you plan, but being an early bird is not for everyone.<p>If you’ve ever read a “day in the life” article following a top CEO, the odds are high that said CEO wakes up at a ridiculously early hour. Waking up at five, four, or even three in the morning is a staple among …

Happiness

10 Things You're Doing Wrong In The Morning That Are Totally Sabotaging The Rest Of Your Day

You don't have to be a morning person to know that those a.m. hours make up one of the most crucial parts of your entire day, whether you like it or …

Wellness

No Time to Meditate? Try This Instead for More Calm and Focus in Your Day

A little peace and quiet in the morning goes a long way<p>What did you listen to on your way into work this morning?<p>If you're like most, you weren't in conversation with someone else. We seem to universally despise the notion of chatting with strangers on the train, bus, or in the carpool.<p>If you're …

Happiness

This journal may be the habit-changer you need

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.<p>Are you the type of person who sets twenty …

I let Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson run my life for a week

The Rock maintains a level of personal fitness, productivity, and enthusiasm that is not possible for the average human to maintain. He works out 2.5 hours per day, which means that if you get as much exercise as the average American adult, the Rock worked out more last year than you did from 2009 …

dwayne"therock

How to Spend Your Day When You’re Unemployed

“Being unemployed is the true test of who you really are,” best-selling author Ernie Zelinski once said. At the very least, how you spend your time …

Employment

Do One Thing in the Morning to Make Your Entire Day Better

I was a mess throughout my teens. For example, I didn’t snooze in the morning because I realized it was futile. Instead of hitting snooze 47 times …

8 things you should do during your workday that your body will love you for

We can think of a million ways we do our bodies a major disservice at work. Skipping breaks, sitting for hours at a time, staring into our computer …

Wellness

This Is For The Procrastinators: A Clinical Psychoanalyst Weighs In

What is the hidden emotion behind procrastination?<p>“Procrastinator” is a fully loaded word; loaded with stigma, that is. Too often, we berate ourselves for not starting that project sooner, for making ourselves scramble at the last minute, or simply for avoiding the inevitable. But what if …

Procrastination

Morning Sidekick Journal | Mashable Shop

The Morning Sidekick Journal is all about getting you laser focused on your morning productivity, and by extension your happiness, in just 3 minutes …

Tracking Systems

Ep. 85: What Type of Procrastinator Are You?

This episode is sponsored by Upside.<p>On this week’s episode, we tackle a beast of a topic, procrastination. Shelby fesses up to her last minute …

Procrastination

Meditation as a productivity tool

If you’re too busy to meditate, this article is for you. Wondering how doing nothing for 10–20 minutes a day can improve your <b>productivity?</b><p>This is one …

Meditation

3 Underrated Skills That’ll Help Get You Ahead at Work

Cultivating the right skills in your career will make the difference between getting a promotion and getting passed over for one, landing your dream …

Time Management

Frogs: The Breakfast Of Champions

As Brian Tracy says, “The hardest part of any important task is getting started on it in the first place. Once you actually begin work on a valuable task, you seem to be naturally motivated to continue.”<p>First, an important disclaimer: No frogs were harmed in the writing of this article.<p>Now, I hope …

Time Management

7 Tips for Productivity and Connectivity When You’re Always in Your Car

Each week, thousands of professionals spend more time in their cars than their actual offices. If you would count yourself in this group, then you know how hard it can be to achieve optimal productivity and connectivity – but it’s time to create a plan.<p><b>7 Tips for Optimal Productivity and</b> …

Mobile

Successful Women Do These Things Every Morning

Your morning routine sets the tone for your entire day—which is unfortunate, because ours often involves hitting snooze eight times and later …

Be Stronger Than Yesterday: How To Increase Work Productivity

It’s Tuesday afternoon, and you just came back from a break, expecting to be reenergized. You head to your desk thinking, <i>“Ah, that was much needed. Now let’s get back to work.”</i> Your mind is commanding you to power through, but your body is instead slumped over your desk.<p>You notice this behavior is …

Feeling Overwhelmed? Use These 4 Tricks to Automate Your Life as an Entrepreneur

With too many tasks, too many hats, and too few hours in the day, hack your days with these four tricks to gaining more control.<p>Three years ago, I was leading strategy in the C-Suite at a venture-backed startup company and was planning to quit my job. I worked long hours, ate entirely too much fast …

Time Management

An Entrepreneur's Guide To Bullet Journaling

Staying organized and tracking progress as an entrepreneur is challenging, but bullet journaling can help<p>One of the biggest challenges of going out on your own as an entrepreneur is creating a system for efficiently managing and tracking every part of your business. It's easy to feel overwhelmed …

This one simple life change could help you earn more money — and feel happier at work

It may be a cliché, but the old saying that the early bird gets the worm may very well be true. A recent survey of 1,000 Americans by Sleep Junkie …

Wellness

6 Ways to Get More Done Without Hiring More People

Using "blocks," "sprints" and sub-categorizing is just one strategy to consider.<p>When big businesses think about productivity, they often think in terms of their return on investment (ROI): Each employee costs a specific amount of money, so the company needs that employee to generate value in excess …

Time Management