This is a guest post by Colter Reed. Colter writes software, and writes about personal growth and productivity on his blog.
How long does it take you to get to work in the morning?
Got a number in mind? Remember that number.
Mine is fifteen. Five + ten. I’m going to put it to the test today.
Next question: how often are you late for work? Do you squeeze in, ten minutes late, or two minutes late, and hope no one noticed?
If you’re showing up late for work, your number for your commute time is too low.
It is not the instantaneous communication it was once considered.
In fact, email is the new snail mail.
It is slow. People read it infrequently. And they respond even less.
If you want something done quickly don’t send an email.
Want to lighten your todo load today?
I have a simple way to do that: Cross some tasks off your list.
Don’t do them. Just cross them off.
Before you panic, I’ll bet you have several tasks on your list that shouldn’t be there in the first place.
This is a guest post by Lidiya K., a blogger who writes about self-improvement, simplicity and finding a purpose in life at Let’s Reach Success.
Being (or not being) productive is one of the many things we stress over. Often at the end of the day we feel exhausted, and unsatisfied with our performance and results, even though we’ve completed many things.
Instead of simplifying our daily routine by doing our tasks and getting done what needs to be done, we prefer to worry about it, to fear the possibility of failing, to anguish over where to start, over-think the process and so on.
You know all the things you should be doing. But do you know why you aren’t doing them?
Many people spend their entire lives complaining.
And yet, they don’t take any action.
They would rather complain than do something productive.
Don’t fall into the trap of complaining versus actually doing something about the issue.
We are headed into a long Holiday weekend here in the United States.
Many people are taking today off before the 4-day Thanksgiving holiday. (And yes, some people will be working this weekend.)
You may have a long list of things you want to do during your time off. Or maybe you have a list of things you don’t want to do.
Regardless of your circumstances, I hope you make sure to enjoy the time you do have.
We all have something to catch up on.
Perhaps, a task that has been hanging out on your todo list for too long. Or an item that has been on your Someday List forever.
What do you need to catch up on?
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Ever have one of those days when you just can’t seem to get out of first gear?
Your actions seem to being going from slow to slower.
Do you need something to pick-up your productivity today?
Read on, for “12 Quick Productivity Pick-Me-Ups.”
This is a wake-up call.
You are not going fast enough.
Another day has passed, and you are no closer to your goals than you were yesterday.
(Or has is it been another month? Or year?)
The truth is that you will not reach your goals unless you pick up the pace.
“You’re not going fast enough to be successful.”