If you’re prone to over-extending yourself and you’re starting to feel the negative effects, the good news is that a lot of work can be automated, scheduled, or optimized at little cost to you.
This guide to personal productivity methods for entrepreneurs will help you stop wasting time, get more done in a day, and feel better while growing your business
At some point, most of us will find shortcuts to maximize our efficiency to get ahead. After all, if we all need to get to the same destination, you don’t want to be the one taking the long road. Unfortunately, sometimes we’ll adopt systems and strategies that don’t actually propel us forward the way we think they do.
In this post, you’ll discover five seemingly productive things you’re probably doing that are actually doing more harm than good.
It’s a question that many of us ask ourselves without realizing that the question is impossible to answer. Here are 50+ better questions to ask than “how to be more productive.” Some are different ways of saying the same things, but that’s a good thing.
We live in a world full of distractions, urgent requests, and emergencies — and pretending otherwise is unproductive. In this post, you’ll learn about the importance of planning for imperfection as well as a few of the core concepts behind an imperfect approach to productivity.
When you’re the only one making choices about your schedule, staying on track can be tough. Here’s what the experts suggest.
Here are a few things to keep in mind that the experts at Harvard say will allow us to maximize the benefits of stress, while reducing the damaging effects it can have on our bodies, relationships and careers:
This is totally different than the typical “You need this app” approach. Yes, it’s much more challenging at first because you’re forced to interrogate your own psychology. You face your emotional resistance head on, and you take control of your environment.
Don’t let fear choke the life out of the dreams and passions you have. Answering these questions can help get you where you want to go and help you overcome procrastination.
If you make work a scarcer quantity, you’re more likely to use time wisely and get things done than if it feels like an endless to-do list.
There’s two key ways you can do this: restrict your hours or restrict your workload.
A growing number of researchers say that trying to juggle multiple tasks makes you less productive. It turns out, you get more done when you focus on a single task.
James Clear talks about how to make those rare moments of productivity more routine. The purpose of this guide is to break down the science behind why we procrastinate, share proven frameworks you can use to beat procrastination, and cover useful strategies that will make it easier to take action.
Jennifer Mattern talks about task batching and some different ways it might be able to help you write faster and be more productive too.
To Do Lists
Growth Lab asked Sumner and Tor Refsland, an award-winning time management blogger and SEO specialist, for advice on how to put together the “perfect” to-do list.
Such is the freelance life, where the to-do list is simultaneously wonderful and evil. We keep running and running seemingly to nowhere because the to-do list ends up running our day.
Here’s how you can take back control of your day and still be productive, without burning yourself out.