105 Shares How do you stay productive when all you want to do is crawl back under the covers? By taking a cue from your computer and going into “energy saver mode.”
81 Shares Chores are an inevitable part of responsible adult life. How do you make this inescapable part of your life a little less awful? Kelly Gurnett explains.
152 Shares Most of would like to do something positive to help other people. But unless we’re millionaires with wide open schedules, we’re not sure what we can do aside from donating a few dollars to Salvation Army Santa Clauses or spending a Saturday at Habitat for Humanity. But thanks to the wide reach and innovation made possible by the Internet, there are some really unique and inspiring ways you can touch people’s lives on a regular basis, for no cost and with only a small investment of your time. Check out the four... More »
222 Shares You’ve weighed all the pros and cons. You’ve made checklists and consulted with your closest friends and talked out all the outcomes so many times that you (and everyone around you) are sick of thinking about it. But you still have absolutely no idea what to do. Choice A and Choice B continue to taunt you, each one pulling at you but neither one pulling enough to help you finally take that deep breath and pick one already. At times like this it may seem that you’re stuck closing your eyes and... More »
115 Shares If you’re a regular reader of this site, chances are you’re a “get things done” type of person. You likely have some sort of productivity system in order. Your to dos are in line (however you prefer to arrange them). You know your peak productivity hours, and you’ve learned how to hone your focus for better efficiency. But if you’re also a big dreamer with tons of exciting side projects on your to do list, chances are that life often gets in the way of your plans. And you’re probably getting sick... More »
373 Shares Due to the widespread confusion and misinformation on the following subjects, please take a few moments of your time to alert yourself to the following: It’s Okay to Unplug… Your phone. The impulse that you must answer anything that rings dates back to olden times when people had to answer the phone as there was no other way of knowing who was calling or whether it was an emergency. The advent of technology such as caller ID, voice mail, and text messaging has freed us from this urgency. We are now able... More »
223 Shares Oh, the great To-Do List Debate! The productivity world loves arguing over this topic. Are to-do lists the only way to keep yourself on task, or an unrealistic goal that just stresses you out and make you feel bad about all the things you never get to? Should you keep a short list of the most essential items, or a massive running list of every task you’ll ever need to remember? I won’t try to jump into this debate, because the truth is that different things work for different people. For me,... More »
131 Shares Spring cleaning is the perfect time to declutter. But if you’re like me, it just doesn’t feel right just to toss out something that’s still perfectly usable, even though it may no longer be useful to you. You can always garage sale your stuff or try to sell it online for a buck or two. But here are some less conventional methods that, while they won’t earn you any money, will give you a great feeling of having done something good for someone you don’t even know. Miscellaneous Items Freecycle: Post your... More »