5 Tips to Build a Free Time Savings Account

Save Time Today to Use as Free Time When Needed

This is a guest post by Jessica Shields, a college professor and founder of College Study Smarts. Her goal is to take the mystery out of college by showing students how to be productive with study time and stay motivated to keep working towards their degree.

You’ve heard the saying that time is money, but have you ever consider time as an actual asset? Like a dollar, each minute is a tiny commodity that can be spent, saved, or invested.

How we choose to spend or save time today affects the quality of life we have in the future. Spending time right now on a video game may mean scrambling tomorrow to create that presentation last-minute at work. Likewise, spending time today on the presentation can mean some free time before the presentation to relax and grab a coffee.

Are you working paycheck-to-paycheck, always finishing tasks at the last minute and scrambling to make time for what you want to do?

Or are you a saver, banking future free time by working ahead today so that you can spend time at a future date doing what you love?

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7 Habits That Hinder Productivity

Self Reflection Can Show You Where You're Losing Time

Adi Szasz is a musician, writer and editor-in-chief at Groovehunt, an electronic music production blog. He loves to stay on top of his game, produce quality music and make the most out of each day.

Having a day job and several other projects on the side can make one feel fulfilled and active. However, time and energy can become sparse resources and managing them properly is a day-to-day challenge.

My real calling is music, but that doesn’t quite pay the bills yet. I needed a day job and I saw myself with considerably less time and energy to do as much as I did during unemployment. Surprisingly, lack of time made me ask myself if I was truly using it wisely. Self-reflection uncovered some of my issues, and they may be yours too.

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6 Ways to Beat Procrastination and Increase Productivity

This is a guest post by Abby Vonda of Datastical.com. She specializes in entrepreneurship and self-improvement topics.

Everyone procrastinates from time to time.

Maybe there’s a few tasks you just can’t stand doing. Maybe it’s because there’s something else that you find very interesting and you can’t seem to pull yourself away from it.

Whatever the cause, you’ll need a solution to prevent your procrastination from damaging your productivity. As long as you can keep yourself from scrambling at the last minute to meet important deadlines, you’re on the right track.

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5 Ways To Be Productive When You’re Sick

This is a guest post by Corinne Ledling, a Content Manager at BIZSTATS, who loves to share tips and tricks about productivity and efficiency.

When you’re sick, you might feel like just curling up in a ball and forgetting everything for a while.

But there are ways to continue to be productive. If you are self-employed or need to keep up with work or study, this can be very important.

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5 Reasons You Are Always Late (and How to Solve Them)

5 Tips to Fix Your Chronic Tardiness

This is a guest post by Vartika Kashyap. She is a seasoned marketing professional who is an expert in digital marketing and entrepreneurship at ProofHub.

“This is the fourth time in a row when you have been late.”

My employee was too embarrassed to even look up to me to give up a silly excuse. He, too, was bothered by his chronic lateness.  So, we made a list of possible reasons and sat down to identify the real one.

Realizing the cause helped him break his pattern and head towards a positive change.

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5 Benefits of Going Offline for a Week

Unplug to Get Recharged

This is a guest post by Kate Thora, a Senior Content Specialist for Uphours, an online resource with information about businesses worldwide.

We all want to be a little more productive in our day-to-day activities.

Whether it’s getting more done at work, or finally completing that project that has been on your to-do list forever, increasing productivity is a seemingly endless struggle.

It can be tough to be more productive, and online distractions can be your biggest time waster. Try unplugging for a week. The benefits you will gain from going offline will make you think differently.

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7 Things To Do While Working Out To Be More Productive

Double Your Productivity by Multi-tasking Your Work Out

This is a guest post by Nelu Mbingu, a self-improvement blogger, at Lessons From Everyday Life.

You know that working out is good for your health.

Maybe you’re even part of the few that know exercise can make you more productive.

But you still convince yourself that you don’t have time. You just can’t make it to the gym.

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5 Simple Morning Habits That Will Increase Productivity

Set Yourself Up for Success Every Day

This is a guest post by Brit Haines. Brit is a Kansas City native, freelance writer, and founder of BeWrit.com, where she helps busy self-improvers conquer the one thing we all struggle through no matter our differences: life.

Mornings are powerful. They set the entire mood and tone for the day ahead, from your thoughts to your actions. And because what we do in the morning often becomes a habit or ritual, these habits are crucial.

Morning habits influence your productivity, time management, happiness, and even your overall health.

Yet, we fail to take the time to create our perfect morning.

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5 Things You’re Doing Right Now That Waste Time

Use These 5 Tips to Replace Your Time Wasting Habits

This is a guest post by Matthew Snider, a personal development junkie and a regular blogger at Self Development Secrets.

We have a lot to do. We have jobs, hobbies, and families, and only 24 hours in a day. And some of that time we need to get some sleep! So it’s helpful to learn to use our time more intentionally to be sure that we’re getting the things done that matter most.

We know the things we should be doing, but how do we break the habit of wasting time on the non-priorities?

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Four Steps to Making the Most Out of Your Meeting Notes

Work Your Notes for Increased Productivity

This is a guest post by Steven Ovadia, a writer and librarian. He curates The Linux Setup and is the author of “Learn Linux in a Month of Lunches.”

Everyone knows that feeling of getting out of a long meeting. You just want to get away from it as quickly as possible.

Often this escape means sticking meeting your notes somewhere. Hopefully someplace you’ll find them again (unless you’ve learned to keep them in one place…), but not necessarily depending upon the type of meeting and your state of mind by the end of it.

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