Productivity

'Keep Detailed Records Of Every Minute' And Other Micromanager Horror Stories

After we posted this story about the costs and implications of micromanagement, we received over 1,000 responses on Facebook, some of them sharing references to the 1990s cult classic movie Office Space and many of them relating their own stories of dealing with intense scrutiny from supervisors.<p>So …

Time Management

The 1-Hour Weekend Activity That Will Totally Change Your Week

The weekends are needed for recharging, but doing this one activity for one hour is what sets the high performers apart from everyone else.<p>The weekends are a time for relaxation and rejuvenation before another workweek starts. Taking time away from work helps with creativity, your mental health, …

Time Management

6 Steps to Go from Procrastinating to Productive

As an entrepreneur, practice saying to yourself, "I will not do the work of my smart, very talented and motivated team."<p>As entrepreneurs and business owners, we have tasks on our list that we'd rather not do. So, we keep moving the goal post farther down the field and do almost anything we can to …

Procrastination

Make Spreadsheets a Whole Lot Easier With This Excel Trick | Mental Floss

While data nerds may love a good spreadsheet, many office workers open Microsoft Excel with a certain amount of resistance. Inputting data can be a …

Cool Stuff

I exercised for 30 minutes for 30 days straight — here's how I built a habit that stuck

I've just achieved something I don't think I've ever done of my own volition as an adult: exercising and moving every day for a month.<p>Angela (my wife) challenged me last month to do this 30-day challenge, and I quickly converted it into my 30/30 challenge  —  at least 30 minutes of movement for 30 …

Fitness

5 Healthy Hacks to Help You Eat Right, Exercise and Maintain Good Habits During Your Busy Schedule

Don't focus so much on your work that you forget about treating your body right.<p>Entrepreneurs are by necessity busy creatures.<p>While an entrepreneur's work ethic may be gratifying to our psyche and bank accounts, it can pose serious challenges -- especially health-related ones.<p>Personally, I tend to …

Wellness

How to Be Productive at Work

The sun is beaming, your Insta feed is filled with beach shots, and—cue the violins—you’re stuck at work. Productivity experts share their top tricks …

Time Management

5 Ways To Help Manage Your Energy

In today’s digital era our pace is rushed and relentless. We’re wired up and connected at all times, and in the same moment, we’re melting down and …

Time Management

CliffsNotes From the Procrastination Research Conference

CHICAGO — The shuttle driver got lost on the way to the 10th Procrastination Research Conference, threatening to derail the schedule. Still by 9:20 a.m. last Thursday, the 60 or so attendees had already completed check-in at DePaul University, welcome remarks and the first of dozens of …

Procrastination

Why Panic Is the Ultimate Productivity Boost

When you’re trying to get things done, less time can be your best ally.<p>In November 1955, a strange article appeared in the <i>Economist</i> by an unknown …

Time Management

One-third of people believe they could do a better job than the boss (but they probably can’t)

Comparably recently released a study revealing opinions we sometimes keep to ourselves— what we truly think about our manager’s performance at …

Project Management Tools That Boost Team’s Productivity

Having to handle too much information is a problem for any project manager. An efficient way to keep up with what employees are working on is crucial …

Project Management

Science Says All-Day Emailing Can Be as Exhausting as Exercising

We're all familiar with the feeling: You spend the day working your desk job, only to leave the office feeling completely beat—as if you've run a …

Wellness

How to clean up your junk-filled email inbox

A week or so ago, I'd had enough of the constant buzzing of my phone alerting me of new emails.<p>It wasn't work emails, I leave those on a dedicated …

Working Geek: Redfin VP of Engineering Jennifer Chao relieves stress by playing hooky every few weeks

Jennifer Chao has an unconventional strategy for relieving stress from her demanding job as Redfin’s vice president of engineering.<p>Taking a page from …

Little Things To Do That Will Help Eliminate Workweek Stress Immediately

Image via Shutterstock<br>If you consider yourself to be a go-getter, you’ll often find yourself falling into the throes of workweek stress. Thankfully, …

My most productive workdays happen when I ask myself 2 seemingly obvious questions

Productivity is an imperfect science.<p>At least it is for me.<p>Some days, I leave the office on a high, ticking off task after task I've accomplished during the day on my fingers like someone you'd never want to stand next to in an elevator.<p>Other days, nine or so hours at work blur into a single …

Time Management

Why I Set Goals This Morning (and Why You Should Too)

I have been working with a client for a while on productivity. He is a writer and editor and, due to a fluid schedule and the grueling demands of writing large quantities of content, he has had difficulty maintaining a productivity level that he and his boss are satisfied with.<p>I, too, write a bit …

Four-step strategy to tackle procrastination

Doing nothing doesn't make you a bad or lazy person - but you don't want to fritter all your time away either.<p>I sit down to write about …

Procrastination

Unplug, Zone Out, and Slack Off To Maximize Your Productivity

It turns out that taking your breaks as seriously as you do your work increases your productivity.<p>What do workouts and work have in common? Just as resting between sets maximizes your workout, it turns out that taking breaks between your work sets, helps you maximize your productivity. And, …

Time Management

Are you a procrastinator? Good news — ‘slackers’ can be highly successful

Back in school, were you the “good” student who felt better when you hit the books right after you got home? Or were you the “lazy slacker” who …

Procrastination

5 things you can do every day to be more productive and less exhausted at work

If you start your day at work already exhausted, you're not alone.<p>According to The General Social Survey of 2016, nearly 50 percent of people say …

Importance of Time Management in Your Dissertation Writing

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Time Management

5 Progressive Ways to Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity

The work environment you create for yourself and your employees can be a source of either inspiration or dread.<p>In the business world, it can be tough to find that perfect balance and achieve optimum productivity. The day often turns out much differently than it was planned over morning …

Pets

Ask LH: How Can I Stop Video Games From Ruining My Eyes?

Hey Lifehacker, I have been an avid gamer for many years and unfortunately my eyes have deteriorated because of this. I was wondering if you had any …

Pomodoro Technique

Stop skipping your lunch break, you’re working entire days for free

Get out and smell the roses<p>When was the last time you really, truly, made the most of your entire lunch break? I’m betting on not recently and pretty …

Lifestyle

22 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Worst Habit

Everyone has bad habits. Even those who’ve risen to entrepreneurial greatness.<p>Steve Jobs had poor hygiene, Walt Disney smoked three packs a day and …

Self-improvement

12 Ways Happiness Increases Productivity in the Work Environment

Happy teams are more productive. So are happy leaders.<p>The greatest success we achieve in life will <b>not</b> be money, it will be happiness. When we master our own happiness, we have a natural and positive impact on all of those we interact with. Wherever we go, we have the power to make the environment …

Happiness

Aspire to Inspire 202: Bodalia

<b>(Original Photo By: Venture Photography)</b><p>Whether you are a world famous DJ, a college student, the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or their personal …

Time Management

Procrastination Destination: Cows! - GeekMom

Alright, I have to be honest. I made the theme of this entire post as an excuse to put up this video. The band is Moon Hooch and you should check out …

Procrastination