Productivity

It Takes 60 Hours to Work 40 Hours Per Week

Think of your week like your suitcase. You can cram it full, rolling up everything and stuffing underwear into socks and using all sorts of organizational gadgets to keep it under control.

Or you can bring less stuff.

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

So this year, I decided to give up on making resolutions altogether. Instead, I devised my own system to help me lead a life that’s in keeping with my values. I call it my Intentionality Dashboard.

Why time management is ruining our lives

All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed.

11 Productivity Hacks To Get The Most Of Your Remote Life

This is a special article and the first collaborative one. 11 of our awesome members have put together their best tips to become a better remote worker.

The Sanctity of Your Calendar

Over the years, it has become clearer to me that there is no more challenging and worthwhile task than good time management. This is what productivity boils down to. For many of us in creative disciplines, we can start by reigning in the chaos of our work calendars.

What are some productivity hacks for remote employees?

I’m working remotely since last year. There’s a major productivity issue, some days I don’t feel like working. Acquiring new skills are hard, with so many distractions around how do you guys manage to work from home/remote?

Weekend wasted again

I decide to do something over the weekend may be a small project or learn something new or prepare for interview, but Saturday and Sunday goes by and I do nothing but to browse internet, facebook, youtube and going through links. At the end of Sunday, I feel like, I wasted my weekend and get little bit depressed. If anyone has gone through process, can you please share how to got out of this loop on every week end?

There’s magic in mess: why you should embrace a disorderly desk

Feeling guilty about being untidy? Don’t. A cluttered space can help you be more organised.

Why the Humble Notebook Is Flourishing in the iPhone Era

The craze for bullet journaling shows that sometimes pen and paper is best—as long as the results can be Instagrammed.

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.

This Morning Routine will Save You 20+ Hours Per Week

The traditional 9–5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor, but not in the knowledge working world we now live in.

To-Do Lists Are Not the Answer to Getting Things Done

Today, I want to share one of the biggest secrets I’ve discovered. It’s the secret to some of the most productive people I know and it’s non-intuitive. SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DON’T MAKE TO-DO LISTS.

Schedules Aren't a Constraint on Life, They Let You Live It

I still highly doubt I’ll ever work a traditional job but I’m beginning to see that schedules aren’t taking away my freedom, but instead they are giving me a very reasonable way to manage my time.

How do you create productive habits?

I’m curious to hear what you people do to create productive habits? Any apps or other methods you suggest for habit creation?

23 Productivity Tips From Digital Nomads Around The World

I’d love to share the full list of productivity tips with you, hoping this list sparks some thoughts and ideas for next time you’re looking to get productive working remotely.

Read Less. Learn More.

What would you say if I told you that reading one book can be more valuable than reading fifty? That re-reading something familiar is more valuable than reading something new? What would you say if I told you that you could learn more by reading less?

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.

WorkingOn

WorkingOn is a productivity tool that allows teams to minimize distractions by giving constant status updates and task tracking without interrupting workflow. We integrate with many popular products like Alfred, Slack, HipChat, Trello, Asana, GitHub, PivotalTracker, and even your inbox to connect progress directly to assignments and goals.

Forest

Forest is an app helping you put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in your life.

Noizio

Noizio is an app that will drown out the noise of the street and allow you to concentrate on the work at hand, increasing your productivity.

The question of staying motivated is answered before 10 am

Getting stuff done in the morning is important because it makes our brains sing. When we accomplish something big in the morning—a good workout, writing, decent progress on a project—we set ourselves up for success throughout the rest of the day. That’s why having a morning routine is so crucial.

The Akrasia Effect: Why We Don’t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do (And What to Do About It)

Human beings have been procrastinating for centuries. Even prolific artists like Victor Hugo are not immune to the distractions of daily life. The problem is so timeless, in fact, that ancient Greek philosophers like Socrates and Aristotle developed a word to describe this type of behavior: Akrasia.

One Googler’s take on managing your time

Recently, I wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people, so here we are.

The Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods

We’ve gathered the most powerful productivity methods and frameworks all in one convenient place. This post will give you a brief overview of the most popular and useful productivity methods, how each works, and what kind of person will find each useful. It’s designed to help you get set up with your ideal workflow as quickly as possible so you can start reaping the productivity benefits right away.

IFTTT

IFTTT gives you creative control over the products and apps you love.

IDoneThis

Reply to an evening email reminder with what you did that day. The next day, get a digest with what everyone on the team got done. It’s that simple. No hassle, no micromanagement. Get stuff done, and celebrate it with your team.

Focus@Will

On mobile, tablet or computer, listen to multiple music channels scientifically optimized to increase concentration and productivity.

Evernote

For everything you’ll do, Evernote is the workspace to get it done.