Productivity

May 28, 2021 You Waste Years By Not Being Able to Waste Hours
May 14, 2021 The Break is Part of the Work
April 30, 2021 Make the Work Easier
April 23, 2021 How to Reduce Friction on Big Projects
April 9, 2021 To Work Better, Stop Working
April 2, 2021 The Urgent Can Wait
March 12, 2021 Signing Up Future You
March 5, 2021 Don't Waste Meetings
February 26, 2021 Conditions for Starting Our Work
February 12, 2021 Is Your Daily Plan Realistic?
January 22, 2021 Can the Important Force Out the Trivial?
January 8, 2021 What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Working
November 20, 2020 To Create, Start with Low Standards
September 25, 2020 Turning an Unproductive Day Around
September 11, 2020 Work With What You’ve Got: Training Yourself to Work Hard
August 28, 2020 What Productivity Is Really About
August 7, 2020 Busy? Step Into Your Practice Pod
July 10, 2020 A Different Kind of Perfect
June 26, 2020 Trust Your Systems: How to Not Sleep Through Your Alarm
June 12, 2020 On Fixed-Schedule Productivity
May 22, 2020 Documentation: Being Nice to Future You
April 24, 2020 What to Do When You Have a Lot to Do
April 3, 2020 Your Daily Routine Is Gone. You Need to Replace It.
March 6, 2020 To Do Your Best Work, Let Things Pile Up
February 7, 2020 Two Simple, Timeless Productivity Tips
December 13, 2019 3 Principles for Writing Better Emails
December 6, 2019 Taking Better Breaks from Work
November 29, 2019 Productivity Tip: Getting Up to Speed on Big Projects
November 15, 2019 The Trap of Endless Optimization
October 25, 2019 For Better Performance and an Easier Start, Try a Ritual
October 18, 2019 Daily Planning's Biggest Payoff
September 27, 2019 Lash Yourself to the Mast: On Sidestepping Self-Discipline
September 6, 2019 The Discipline to Close the Door
August 30, 2019 Keeping a “Things to Remember About Myself” List
August 23, 2019 Project-Centered Journaling: A Tool for Getting Unstuck
August 16, 2019 To Change Behavior, Get Specific
August 9, 2019 When You’re Ultra-Busy, Choose What to Neglect
July 26, 2019 Why You Need a Game Plan
May 24, 2019 When to Abandon Efficiency for Effectiveness
April 5, 2019 Busy and Exhausted: No Points for Either One
March 8, 2019 Processing Email: How to Tame Your Inbox
March 1, 2019 Lowering the Barrier to Working on Long-Term Projects
February 22, 2019 Trying to Do More of What Matters? Let Excel Help.
February 15, 2019 Next-Level Daily Planning: When to Schedule Different Kinds of Work
February 8, 2019 The Pros and Cons of Quitting Social Media
February 1, 2019 What to Do When Your Schedule Falls Apart
January 18, 2019 Three Reasons to Make More Checklists
January 11, 2019 The Four Basic Components of a Good Productivity System
December 14, 2018 Productivity Tip: Schedule Your Free Time
November 2, 2018 Good Tools are Worth the Money
September 28, 2018 How I Lobotomized My Smartphone (And Why You Should, Too)
September 21, 2018 Peter Drucker on Time: Our Most Important Resource
September 7, 2018 Time Blocking: A Brilliant Time Management Tool
August 31, 2018 How to Rescue a Half-Wasted Day
August 24, 2018 To-Do Lists and Goals
August 17, 2018 Hacking Your To-Do List: Verbs Only
August 14, 2018 It Will All Get Done: Two Tips for Surviving a Busy Period
August 3, 2018 Getting a New Project Organized
July 31, 2018 On Weird Productivity Tactics
July 17, 2018 Decide When and Where
July 13, 2018 High-Altitude Productivity
June 26, 2018 How to Plan Your Week
June 22, 2018 What’s the Best Way? It’s Simple.
June 15, 2018 A Simple Tip to Improve Your Eating Habits
June 8, 2018 Can Self-Compassion Improve Productivity?
May 29, 2018 Tweak Your Work Environment to Increase Productivity
May 4, 2018 Attention Management and Project Planning: Doing the Work Up Front
March 27, 2018 Purge Your To-Do List: Letting Go of Old Tasks
March 20, 2018 The Peak–End Rule: Get Down to Business While Remaining Friendly
March 13, 2018 How to Keep Your Work Email From Eating Your Morning
March 9, 2018 Need to Get Something Done? Use Your Calendar, Not Your To-Do List
February 27, 2018 When In Doubt, Cut Something Out
February 9, 2018 Why I’ve (Mostly) Quit GTD
February 1, 2018 A Way to Make Recurring, Difficult Tasks Easier
January 30, 2018 Meriwether Lewis and the Value of Clarity
January 19, 2018 Why You Should (Usually) Take Notes By Hand
January 9, 2018 Break the Golden Rule: Improving Work Relationships
January 5, 2018 Time Management and Big Important Projects
December 12, 2017 The Surprising Usefulness of the Personal Project Post-Mortem
December 5, 2017 The Case for Simple Digital Tools
September 29, 2017 3 Tips for Dealing with Vague Long-Term Work Projects
September 15, 2017 Rules for Daily Living: Writing Yours Down
September 12, 2017 How to Keep Email from Running Your Workday
September 5, 2017 The Common Denominator of Success
September 1, 2017 The Culture of Your Workplace (and Why It Matters)
August 29, 2017 How to Make Unpleasant Tasks a Little Easier
August 25, 2017 An App to Help You Use Your Phone Less
August 18, 2017 How to Defeat Distraction While In the Zone
August 15, 2017 A Simple Way to Grab Some Time for Yourself
August 8, 2017 Crazy Busy? Remember This.
July 28, 2017 The Daily Post-It Note: A Dead-Easy Way to Get the Right Things Done
July 18, 2017 How to Manage Multiple Projects Without Going Crazy
July 11, 2017 How to Schedule Your Entire Day Without Feeling Trapped
July 4, 2017 Too Busy? Try Letting Small Bad Things Happen.
June 30, 2017 How to Use a Simple Google Form to Track Your Behavior
June 23, 2017 Static Friction: Why Getting Started Is So Hard
June 6, 2017 Why Time Management is Like Dental Floss
May 26, 2017 The Productivity Equation
May 19, 2017 A Simple System for Managing Paper
May 16, 2017 How to Get Some Good Out of a Bad Day
April 28, 2017 7 Time Management Tips You Can Implement Right Now
April 25, 2017 How to Successfully Juggle a Million Different Interests
April 21, 2017 Struggling to Achieve Your Goals? Try This.
April 14, 2017 The Simple Genius of Planning Your Day the Night Before
March 28, 2017 The Chasm Between Planning and Doing
March 17, 2017 The Secret to Doing Hard Things Daily
March 14, 2017 5 Common Mistakes Highly Productive People Make
March 7, 2017 The To-Don’t List: A Tool for Staying Focused
February 28, 2017 6 Ways to Break Out of a Productivity Funk
February 24, 2017 24 Hours. No Exceptions.
February 17, 2017 Taking Off from the Infinite Runway
February 10, 2017 The Upgraded Bookmark: 30 Seconds to Easier Reading
January 10, 2017 6 Easy Wins for Increasing Productivity
December 27, 2016 A New Year's Resolution: Doing Less, Better
December 20, 2016 Big Projects: Building a House vs. Learning to Drive
December 6, 2016 What to Do When You’re Unmotivated
November 22, 2016 Perfectionist? Here’s the Price You’re Paying (and How to Pay Less)
November 18, 2016 Useful Things: November 2016
November 8, 2016 A Five-Minute Exercise to Lower Stress and Clarify Thinking
October 25, 2016 Useful Things: October 2016
October 4, 2016 Task Importance and the To-Do List Trap
August 26, 2016 Balancing High Expectations with Reality
August 9, 2016 Productivity Tip: Use Small Chunks of Time
August 5, 2016 How to Improve Your Concentration With Zero Effort
August 2, 2016 Why Increasing Your Productivity Is Often Disappointing
July 29, 2016 90 Minutes of Focused Work
July 12, 2016 How to Fix the Problem of Too Many Choices
July 8, 2016 What is Raising the Stakes, and How Can It Turn You Into a Productivity Monster?
July 1, 2016 How to Focus: 6 Productivity Tips
June 28, 2016 Learn From the Experts: 2 Big Reasons to Ask For Help
June 10, 2016 Detail-Oriented Is Overrated
May 20, 2016 What Would This Look Like If It Were Easy?
May 17, 2016 In Praise of Structure
May 10, 2016 How to Read More and Waste Less Time
April 29, 2016 Don’t Think. Just Start.
April 5, 2016 Done Is Better Than Perfect
March 15, 2016 What’s an Inspiration Portfolio, and Why Do You Need One?
March 4, 2016 When the Honeymoon is Over: Keeping It Going
March 1, 2016 A Simple Formula for Problem-Solving
February 26, 2016 Do The Most Important Thing First
February 19, 2016 Success Is Boring, and That’s Exciting: Why Habits Are Crucial
February 16, 2016 You Are Self-Employed
February 12, 2016 The Magic of a Morning Routine
February 2, 2016 The Basics of Getting Things Done, Part III
January 29, 2016 The Basics of Getting Things Done, Part II
January 26, 2016 The Basics of Getting Things Done, Part I