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Free Printable Graph Paper Template - Recipe Card - For Sale Sign - No Smoking. Before We Leave Checklist. Assignment to keep organized: home organization, organize, work organization, storage solutions, control clutter. 15 Time Boxing Strategies to Get Things Done. Putting it simply, time boxing is the most effective time management tool that I know of.

15 Time Boxing Strategies to Get Things Done

Even if you already know and use it to some extent, there is a good chance that you can make it even better with some of the tips that follow. For those new to it, time boxing is simply fixing a time period to work on a task or group of tasks. Instead of working on a task until it’s done, you commit to work on it for a specific amount of time instead. But don’t let the simplicity of the concept deceive you — there’s much more to this tool than meets the eye.

Many people already wrote about it (check Dave Cheong for a great start, as well as J.D Meier and Steve Pavlina). 1. The most obvious use of a time box is to make progress on big tasks.


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Introducing the Hipster PDA

Please be sure to also visit related pages, browse our Hipster PDA topic area, plus, of course you can search on the Hipster PDA across our family of sites. The Focused 50. Since my last post about the power of 48 minutes, I’ve been testing different combinations of focused work time.

The Focused 50

I’ve tried 40, 45, 48, and 50 minute intervals and they all work well for long projects. The main consideration is having a good work area, some kind of timer, and a beverage warmer for coffee or tea. The ability to focus for a straight period of time is dependent on keeping the distractions to a minimum.

When all of these things are in place my productivity soars. A large project is pretty easy to focus on. Timeboxing. Timeboxing is a simple time management technique I use often.


I first learned about it in software development terms. Time Boxing is an Effective Getting Things Done Strategy. Given a task, there are essentially two ways we can approach it.

Time Boxing is an Effective Getting Things Done Strategy

Either, we can work as hard as we can until it is “done” or we can fix the amount of time we have available and do the “best” we can. The latter approach is known as “Time boxing“. Time boxing is a very simple technique we often use in software development. Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER. SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing.

In essence, SCAMPER is a general-purpose checklist with idea-spurring questions — which is both easy to use and surprisingly powerful. It was created by Bob Eberle in the early 70s, and it definitely stood the test of time. In this posting, I present a complete SCAMPER primer, along with two free creativity-boosting resources: a downloadable reference mind map and an online tool that generates random questions to get you out of a rut whenever you need. A to-do list to organize your tasks. To do list, simple, easy, fast, sharable: Ta-da List. Hello, We launched Ta-da List back in January of 2005 so everyone could have a fast and free to-do list app in their web browser.

To do list, simple, easy, fast, sharable: Ta-da List

There wasn’t much out there that was good in 2005. My, how things have changed. Now there are dozens and dozens of great free to-do list apps on the web and dozens more on the iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone. Because we haven’t given Ta-da List much attention in the last few years, and as part of refocusing our efforts on Basecamp — we’ve decided to retire Ta-da List. But don’t worry — any to-do lists you already created here at will continue to work. - Manage your web time. Paper Pile Makeover Results! A few weeks ago I set out to reform my towering pile of papers.

Paper Pile Makeover Results!

It was an overwhelming catastrophe. When I gathered all of the papers together, they buried my dining table. The problems were clear: I saved too many cards and letters, and I had not dealt with incoming papers that should have been tossed sooner. How to be organized, home organization, organize, work organization, storage solutions, clutter. 15 Time Boxing Strategies to Get Things Done. Benign Chaos » 2011 Daily Planner Pages. January – December 2014Letter size (8.5″ x 11″) One page per day 2014 PDF files in zip format2014 OpenOffice Draw .odg files in zip formatBlue Highway font (2003 version) used in odg files These are the daily planner pages that I uploaded to the site (awesome, awesome site).

Benign Chaos » 2011 Daily Planner Pages

These are released under the Creative Commons license. Download and have fun. Products and Tools for Creative Professionals. For too long, Creatives have suffered from inefficiency, disorganization, and careers at the mercy of bureaucracy.

Products and Tools for Creative Professionals

Behance aims to organize, connect, and empower creative careers, so the best ideas can see the light of day. Behance’s “Action” and “Dot Grid” product lines have become indispensable utilities for Creatives at work. Back in 2006, when the Behance team was just imagining ways to organize and empower creative people, they knew that they needed to start with themselves. So the very first thing they designed was the Action Pad. Long before the launch of the Behance’s network and 99U, Behance began with paper and a mission to empower the creative world. As Scott Belsky and Matias Corea from Behance tell the story, "Brainstorming from our apartments during the hours outside our day jobs, we used our personal Action Pads to capture and complete countless action steps that ultimately pushed Behance from vision to reality.