Productivity

Adding These 7 Quick Changes to Your Morning Routine Can Make You Happier

<i>This article originally appeared on TIME and BusinessInsider.com</i><p>Sometimes it’s the big things that make us happy — the birth of a child, an …

Country Lifestyle

How to Get Off Of Social Media (and Not Fail Your Business)

I'm getting off social media and, as You're Going to Survive author Alexandra Franzen found, it can be the best way to take business to the next level.<p>There was a scary revelation I heard yesterday that helped me make a decision: I'm taking an extended sabattical from social media. This isn't a new …

Social Media Marketing

Why 11am on Monday will be your most productive moment all week

Workers will hit peak productivity at 11 o’clock this morning, according to a two-year study – but most will start flaking some time after lunch<p><b>Name:</b> 11am Monday.<p><b>Time:</b> Um, 11am Monday.<p><b>Location:</b> The office.<p><b>OK, so we’ve clarified that 11am on Monday exists.</b> But you’re wrong. It doesn’t just exist. It …

Time Management

The hardest part of being productive can trip you up from the start — here's how to sidestep the trap

• <b>One of the hardest aspects of making a to-do list is estimating how long activities take.</b>• <b><br>Create a timeline with time budgets for each task to stay on track.</b>• <b><br>Revise that timeline constantly if you find you're behind or ahead of schedule.</b>• <b><br>Account for factors such as rest, sleep, and distractions.</b><p>A few …

Time Management

How To Optimise Your Productivity After Quitting Your Job

Whether you’re working a traditional 9-to-5 gig or running your own business, we all struggle with productivity. For many this is a daily struggle. …

Business (South Africa)

The One Self-Care New Year’s Resolution You Need To Make, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Given the sad, sad state of the world around us these days, I couldn't think of a better time for self-care to take center stage. And while sometimes …

Astrology

6 Things the Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

Self-improvement

Master the 80/20 Rule to Skyrocket Success in Business and Life

As a small business owner, it’s critical to pinpoint the areas that will increase your revenue and profits. The easiest way to define that sweet spot …

Time Management

How Developing Awareness Can Make You More Productive

I’m not going to give you a quick productivity hack. Quick-fixes are likely to boost you for a couple of days, just to leave you with where you’ve …

Arianna Huffington

Can switching off your social life make you more successful at work?

In his essay <i>Laugh, Kookaburra,</i> David Sedaris outlines the theory of the four-burner stovetop: the first burner represents a person's family, the …

Business (Australia)

How to Kick the Habit of Procrastination in 5 Seconds, According to a Bestselling Author and Top Speaker

Mel Robbins' provides a unique approach to eliminating procrastination and taking immediate action in life.<p>We have all done it--hit the snooze button a few more times than necessary on a big day. The reluctance to face new challenges, make a phone call or finish a major project has affected us all …

Psychology

Putting It Down on Paper: A Look at 12 Goal-Oriented Paper Planners

A few months ago, I mentioned that I had been using a goal-oriented paper planner for a while in order to reflect on my daily progress toward various …

These screenshots of unread emails will fill you with horror

There are two types of people in this world: those who live at inbox zero, and those whose inboxes are ruled by utter chaos.<p>People are sharing …

Managing Time Is the Biggest Struggle Facing Entrepreneurs. Here's What to Do About It.

You have 24 hours. It's worth investing some time figuring out how to get the most out of it.<p>Are you an entrepreneur? Do you have your own company that you have owned company for many years? Many entrepreneurs personally find that the biggest struggle they face is <i>time</i>. These entrepreneurs work …

Time Management

This 1 Radical Idea Can Improve All Of Your Meetings Immediately

Many companies have too many meetings. This change will force people to rethink how often they are meeting and for what purpose.<p>As an executive coach, I hear a lot of reasons why senior people can't get more done: everything from direct reports who don't take initiative, bosses who have unrealistic …

Management

I Tried Taking a 20-Minute Nap Every Day and This Is What Happened

Turns out, there’s a secret to waking up from sleep refreshed and ready to go.<p>I keep farmer’s hours, getting up at 5:30 to squeeze in a workout and feed my horse. While I love having a few ping-free hours before the content mill that is journalism churns to life, 0-dark-30 wakeup times result in …

Sleep

These Morning Habits Will Make You Rethink Your Own Routine

When it comes to our morning routines, most of us have <i>very</i> different styles. Some of us (ahem, night owls) might hit snooze a million times before …

Plus Size

Too Many Meetings Suffocate Productivity and Morale

If you are spending more than 20% of your time in meetings, you not working fast enough and upsetting employees<p>Early stage companies have many demands on an employee's time. From getting the product built to marketing for new customers to getting the capital lined up, it is a never ending battle to …

Management

How to avoid burnout in 2018, according to Jeff Bezos and other successful leaders

The climb to success can have an unanticipated byproduct: burnout.<p>In a recent survey of U.S. adults who experience symptoms of stress and burnout, 25 …

Ryan Seacrest

How to Get a Colleague to Answer Your Work Email

You might think that sending work emails is <i>the worst</i>. It’s not. It’s the second-worst. <i>The worst</i> is waiting for people to reply to your work emails. …

Emotions

The Easy Morning Routine For Busy Girls

Shop This<p>Previous<p>INFOpromotedCetaphilGentle Skin Cleanser$9.99BUY<p>Next<p>When our alarm clock goes off and wakes us mid-REM cycle, nine out of 10 times …

Skin Care

How to Handle Time-Wasting People in Your Business

theTrueMikeBrown / Pixabay<p>We all waste time on occasion. However, there are likely some people in your business that waste other people’s time. These …

Time Management

Five steps to increase productivity

We’ve all been there. It’s the end of a busy week and we look back only to find that our ‘to do’ list is not quite done; in fact, a lot of the boxes …

3 ways you can turn holiday stress into success for your career

Between buying presents and wrapping up year-end work projects, the holiday season can be difficult for those attempting to achieve work-life …

Arianna Huffington

The average person checks their phone 57 times a day. Not me

News (Ireland)

IT Struggles with Priorities

IT decision-makers have trouble defining and executing their priorities as security concerns loom large.<p>Ability to Define and Execute Priorities<p>Only …

Emerging Technology

How (and Why) to Balance Work and Life While Growing Your Ecommerce Business

geralt / Pixabay<p>If you’re like most ecommerce entrepreneurs, you’ve had a busy last few weeks of work. The holiday shopping season is in full swing, …

American Psychological Association

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …

Self-improvement

How to remove daily work stress with just 15 minutes each week

Of all the productivity habits I’ve studied and recommended, there is one that stands head and shoulders above the rest in its importance: the weekly review.<p>First named by David Allen in his best-selling book <i>Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity</i>, the weekly review has become an …

Self-improvement

How To Organize Your Day To Set Yourself Up For Success

Starting small makes a big difference.<p>If you’re constantly frazzled on the job, logging super-long hours with little to show for it at the end of the day, chances are good that you’re mismanaging your time. But the good news is it’s easy (enough) to reorganize your schedule and get back on a …

Time Management