Let’s be honest: every now and then, we sneak a digital smoke break at work. A little Facebook here, some online news there and perhaps some light tweeting from the loo (stop that). If things are getting out of hand, however, look no further than your trusty, old calendar for a fix.
Running a family has never been a walk in the park, but I’m willing to wager that modern society has made a challenging job harder than it’s ever been. Thankfully, there are tools that can help: here’s how I and my family reduce stress and reclaim our time with digital aides.
As you’re reading this, you’re likely rushing to get everything done in time for Christmas. I, on the other hand, am not. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not trying to be smug about it – it’s just that I don’t need to. And, if I can, I’d like to help you share that feeling.
Nobody enjoys being interrupted when they’re trying to get something done. Still, if you ask a hundred people where they’re interrupted the most, they’ll answer the place that’s paying them to get something done: work. It’s ironic, and it needs to stop.
For me, last week was… disastrous. Due to a case of creative ADD, I was going off in all directions – achieving little and yet again being reminded that falling off the productivity bandwagon is to be expected. This week, I’m hellbent on getting it right. Here’s how.
Literally shaping the world, our brains are the most remarkable creations to ever (assistedly) roam the earth – yet also among the most poorly understood due to their complexity. And still, some things about them are extraordinarily simple.
There are two types of information: actionable and inactionable. How well you separate the two is directly linked to your level of productivity; here, you’ll learn not only how to do this, but also the why and how to take your game to the next level.
Some times, productivity feels like operating an electronic cash register equipped with a bar code scanner. Task done. Beep. Done. Beeeeep. And again. BEEP. If you’ve ever felt like this, here’s why – and how to feel better.
What if, instead of spending time every day catching up with the news, you reclaimed that time for yourself? What if, instead of spending that time on learning about the exciting things other people do, you went off and did exciting things yourself?
It’s a wonderful thing to live in an age where innovation hurls forward at breakneck speed, fuelled by unbridled capitalism – but unless you learn how to handle the accompanying pressure, you may well implode. Here are a few tips on how to cope.