Life is busy. We all want to do better but it sometimes it feels like we just don't have the time. The reality is becoming more productive doesn't need to be an onerous task. One simple change to your daily routine or a new habit to keep focused can have a major impact on how … Continue reading Seven Quick Habits to Boost Productivity
Productivity isn't being busy. Productivity isn't being exhausted. Productivity isn't about maximising every single millisecond. Productivity isn't even about output or how much you achieve or how quickly. You could do the crossword in your fastest time yet but for what? Why does that matter? You could complete a hundred crosswords a day which certainly … Continue reading What does Productivity look like?
The biggest shock when I started my first professional job was learning you never get it all done. At university, your to-do list is finite. There are classes and course work. Essays to hand in. Exams to study for. Each of those deadlines pass and you're done. Sometime in the middle of juggling research and … Continue reading What They Don’t Tell You About To-Do Lists
Each day presents so many chances to refine your approach to maximise productivity. Moving a regular meeting out of your most productive time of day. Being more discerning about what extra work you volunteer for so you can remain focused on your most valuable projects. Managing interruptions by working in a different part of the … Continue reading Top Productivity Tip to Slay Everyday
Do you find yourself staying at work later and later? In the struggle to stay on top of things are you squeezing in 'one last thing', only for it to take you an hour past clocking off time? Or finally managing to catch that colleague you've being trying to talk to all day at five … Continue reading Five Tips to Leave Work on Time
I believe in keeping things simple. As soon as I overthink things or it gets too complicated, life has a habit of going a little haywire. The antidote is always to go back to basics. Productivity is no different. When things feel out of control or overwhelmed, reviewing key principles and core habits is the … Continue reading 6 Simple Tips for Planning Your Work Day
Is it just me or is the end of 2018 feeling particularly stressful? Instead of winding down, reflecting and spending time with our most important people, if anything it's ramping up. There's definitely a lot to juggle with finishing our last work responsibilities, attending Christmas parties, finding the perfect gift and deciding how to ring … Continue reading Self-Inflicted Stressors and How to Combat Them
Motivation is a funny thing. Elusive. Want it too badly and it tends to disappear. 'I need to be super motivated today.' Poof. Gone. It's fickle. And then frustrating. What if I said motivation isn't real? It's a construct. An illusion. A story we feed ourselves and collectively agree on. Yoda was right, there is … Continue reading Four Motivation Blocks and How to Transform Them
Ah, procrastination. The bane of many of our existences. Once upon a time, I thought I would grow out of it. Proper adults don't procrastinate. How wrong I was. True, sometimes it doesn't look like procrastination because we're busy. But we're still avoiding the most important item on our to-do list. And to me that … Continue reading How to Overcome Procrastination Once and for All
We all struggle with feeling like there aren't enough hours in a day. With getting to the end of a busy day and thinking our to-do lists aren't any shorter. And we get the golden days where it all clicks into place and we finish the day actually satisfied with what we've accomplished. But it … Continue reading How Can I Make My Day More Productive?