All of our efforts to be more productive backfire – and only make us feel even busier and more stressed.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Feeling guilty about being untidy? Don’t. A cluttered space can help you be more organised.
The craze for bullet journaling shows that sometimes pen and paper is best—as long as the results can be Instagrammed.
To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.
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.
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.
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.
I’m curious to hear what you people do to create productive habits? Any apps or other methods you suggest for habit creation?
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.
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?
Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.
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 is an app helping you put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in your life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gives you creative control over the products and apps you love.
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.
On mobile, tablet or computer, listen to multiple music channels scientifically optimized to increase concentration and productivity.
For everything you’ll do, Evernote is the workspace to get it done.