Habits for Optimal Productivity

I like habits because they go a bit deeper than productivity hacks. A habit isn’t an activity you try to remember to do a few times a week or when your schedule feels out of control. Instead, these small actions rarely get much thought at all. They’re automatic responses and tendencies that we do naturally….

A To-Do-List Method

The to-do list is a key tool for anyone striving for optimal productivity. A few months ago, I wrote about some strategies that can make for a stronger to-do list. That article focused on the traditional, single-column list — a vertical grouping of all your tasks. Today, I wanted to share a different method for…

Must-Try Apps for Better Productivity

While our devices can be a major source of distraction, with the right apps, they can transform into prime productivity tools. While these apps won’t save the day if other time-management skills are entirely lacking, they do make a great support for those focused on maximizing their time. If you’re interested in using technology to…

Can Slowing Down Help You Get More Done?

Striving for optimal productivity can sometimes start to feel like a race against the clock — with only so many hours in the day to accomplish all the things on your list. Even when you’re armed with several strategies to support efficiency, it can still feel like long hours and extreme focus are your only…

Could You Be Working Smarter?

You’ve likely heard the phrase, “work smarter, not harder”. It sounds great, but how do you actually do it? Working smarter isn’t abandoning the hard work required for success, but instead, it’s about finding ways to make that effort more efficient. Here are a few strategies that come to mind when I think about working…

Time-Management Tips for the New Year

Who couldn’t use a productivity boost in 2019? With the new year just beginning, it’s a great opportunity to take a step back, look at how you’ve managed your time over the last year, and make some adjustments for the year ahead. Whether you decide to set specific resolutions for the upcoming year or prefer…

Where You’re Wasting Time (and how to get it back)

In pursuit of greater productivity, identifying those wasted pockets of time and putting them to use is one of the best strategies to maximize your time. Every once in a while, I’ll scan my days and look for windows of time I’m not utilizing well. Those short windows that feel wasted really add up. When…

What Would Eisenhower Do?

Time-management strategies are great, and I love learning about —and sharing— different ways to maximize productivity and streamline work. I use many of these strategies in my own life on a regular basis, and they’ve definitely given me a better sense of control over my time. Some days though, no matter how well-planed my schedule…

Top 5 Podcasts When You Need a Productivity Boost

There are myriad benefits to increasing productivity. It can help us work less, enjoy our work more, avoid unnecessary stress, maintain a healthy work-life balance, and excel in our field. Your mission to become more productive doesn’t need to be a solo one. From reading blogs to talking with friends and colleagues, I’ve picked up…

Staying Productive When You Work Remotely

Whether you’re a freelancer, have a remote position, or simply enjoy working outside of the office from time to time, there are some great benefits that come with working from home. With those benefits also come some challenges. As someone who often works from home or while traveling, I feel quite familiar with each. It’s…