Want to write to-do lists that actually work? Here’s a selection of best-practice advice from around the web.
Earlier this year, I made a mistake: I bought a fancy-pants planner I’d been hearing everyone rave about. “It’s so amazing!” they all said. And … it didn’t work for me. Here’s five questions to help you avoid the same mistake.
It’s a question as ancient as the smartphone: should you write a paper to-do list, or a digital one? Here’s why you might need a bit of both.
Does bribing yourself with rewards actually work? Well… it’s complicated.
You need to get your team on the same page about how and when to communicate, stat. But you don’t know where to start. I hear you. Here are five principles of good communication for you and your team.
You have a coffee in the morning, realise that you’re about to be out of milk, and think “Oh, I should get milk.” And then your brain helpfully reminds you several times throughout the day that you need to get milk. So far, so good.
Productivity skills work best when they act in service of living a life aligned with your deepest interests and values.
Here’s a selection of excerpts from things I’ve read or listened to recently, on the theme of “real relaxation”.
It’s dark, and wet. I’m carrying more things than my arms are comfortable carrying, grasping my house key between cold, numb fingers. Hunched against the cold, I open the front door prepared to step into a completely dark house… only to find that the entryway light is already on. Ah, lovely.
You had great intentions to get in a full day of work but at some point you look at the clock and realise it’s 3pm and somehow all you’ve done today is… have a shower and wash some dishes? How did that happen?
You probably know that creative work requires different skills than other types of work. But did you know that you should be doing your creative work at different times of day?
It’s 3pm. You have this One Big task you’ve been trying to get around to all day, but it’s just not happening. And the more you look at that task, the more you realise you’re going to need longer than you thought to get it done…