Time Management Category Archive

Trello

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

I’ve been really diving into Trello this week, which I mentioned in my December 2013 Updates post. I now have 17 different Trello boards for managing various projects. You know me — when I get into something new, I love to fully immerse myself in it. Best way to learn quickly. More than 100 people […]

How Many Days Can You Go Without Checking Email or Social Media?

Monday, November 18th, 2013

Several weeks ago I decided to try a simple experiment. I opted to check email and social media accounts only three times in a week. I wanted to see what effect this less frequent, non-daily checking would have on my productivity and social connections. Many years ago when the web was a lot smaller and […]

How to Fall Asleep in Less Than 30 Seconds

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Does it take you a while to fall asleep at night? Do you find your mind dwelling on various thoughts before you’re able to finally drift off and relax into sleep? Do you find that you just aren’t sleepy enough when it’s time for bed? Realize that if it takes you 15 minutes on average […]

Do Your Goals Conflict with Your Personality?

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Since today is the start of the second half of the year, it’s a good time to update your goals. How are you doing so far with the goals you set (or refreshed) at the beginning of the year? Are you making good progress? Are you drifting or stuck? Did you fail to set intelligent […]

Add the Best; Drop the Worst

Friday, June 28th, 2013

When you realize that you have many bad or mediocre habits that are holding you back in life, you may start to feel overwhelmed. Where should you begin? Should you upgrade your health habits? Attempt a 30-day supertrial? Commit to working an hour a day on your online business? Here’s a simple heuristic that will […]

FitDesk Review

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

In addition to evaluating the GeekDesk, I also recently tested another piece of equipment to make office work more active. Called the FitDesk, it’s a small but functional workspace mounted atop a stationary exercise bike. So you can burn calories pedaling while you work on your laptop or tablet, watch TV, or play video games. […]

Please Don’t Interrupt

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

Did you know that a task that’s interrupted takes 50% longer and has 50% more mistakes than an uninterrupted one? It takes a while for our brains to get into a focused state where we’re able to concentrate fully on a task without feeling distracted. Once we’re in that state, we can enjoy a very […]

Plodding and Bursting

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Plodding and bursting are two different strategies for getting things done. Understanding these two modes will help you in two ways. First, you’ll be able to identify your own default mode, so you can better take advantage of it. And second, you’ll be able to understand others who prefer your non-dominant mode, so you can […]

Effortless Success Mindfest – Free

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Learning Strategies is hosting yet another Mindfest that you can listen to online, and like their previous Mindfests, it’s completely free. They’re really on a roll with these… This one is called the Effortless Success Mindfest, and it’s a streaming version of an audio program from Jack Canfield. I listened to this full program on CD […]

Are You Playing the Waiting Game?

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Lean into action in spite of your doubts. It’s unreasonable to expect perfect clarity in advance. A fuzzy idea is good enough. Ideas don’t normally become crystal clear when you’re standing still and pondering them. In fact, they rarely become crystal clear even after you’ve implemented them. When I get an idea for a new […]