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Time Management Tips: How to Find the Right Mindset to Succeed With Time Management. For the past several years I have worked with time management techniques such as lists, prioritization, planning and so on.

Time Management Tips: How to Find the Right Mindset to Succeed With Time Management

But it wasn’t until I adopted a Quadrant 2 mindset that I really started seeing results. The phrase “Quadrant 2” comes from Stephen Coveys book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People . Every task you need to do can be split into one of the 4 quadrants: 1. How to tackle the different tasks Each task needs to be tackled in a specific way, at a specific time and handled right. Them the repercussions could be bad. Tasks as you do when working in Quadrant 1 but without all the stress and pressure of the first quadrant.

Working on time management I want you to remember this mindset, use all the exercises we discuss to further increase the time you spend in Quadrant 2 and decrease the time you spend in the other Quadrants. On how to become efficient you should join The Time Management Expert Course.

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Screw motivation, what you need is discipline. If you want to get anything done, there are two basic ways to get yourself to do it.

Screw motivation, what you need is discipline.

The first, more popular and devastatingly wrong option is to try to motivate yourself. The second, somewhat unpopular and entirely correct choice is to cultivate discipline. This is one of these situations where adopting a different perspective immediately results in superior outcomes. Few uses of the term “paradigm shift” are actually legitimate, but this one is. It’s a lightbulb moment. What’s the difference? Motivation, broadly speaking, operates on the erroneous assumption that a particular mental or emotional state is necessary to complete a task.

That’s completely the wrong way around. Discipline, by contrast, separates outwards functioning from moods and feelings and thereby ironically circumvents the problem by consistently improving them. The implications are huge. Put in simpler form, you don’t wait until you’re in olympic form to start training. Source of picture. Productivity vs. Getting Things Done. This post originally appeared on the Exist blog.

Productivity vs. Getting Things Done

I’ve been a sucker for so-called “productivity porn” for a while. I still am, to some degree, but I’ve been working hard to cure myself of this time-wasting habit and I’m getting a lot closer to that. For anyone who’s not familiar with it, my interpretation of productivity porn is pretty much anything related to productivity as a topic of interest, that doesn’t actually involve getting anything done. For me, it includes things like trying out new task managers, reading blog posts about productivity and stocking up on stationery I don’t need. How to Finish Your Work, One Bite at a Time. “How do you eat an elephant?

How to Finish Your Work, One Bite at a Time

One bite at a time.” If you’ve ever ran more than a few miles, you probably understand why you need to pace yourself. Runners that sprint at the start of a race will be exhausted far before they cross the finish line. How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips. Some days the to-do list seems bottomless.

How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done - 5 Expert Tips

Just looking at it is exhausting. 5 Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective. To-do lists seem pretty straightforward: A list of all of the tasks you plan to accomplish during any given day or week.

5 Ways to Make Your To-Do Lists More Effective

And, really, there are few things more satisfying than drawing lines through each entry. Progress! But, many times, they balloon to unrealistic levels, and we end up feeling overwhelmed and ineffective. That’s usually because we’re using them as a catch-all for every task that’s thrown at us. Instead, our lists should be derived from our larger goals and include tasks that move us toward those big-picture endeavors, says Robert C. How To Make To-Do Lists Better, Faster, And More Fun. It's the oldest, simplest, yet probably still the most effective method for making sure you get everything done: the humble to-do list.

How To Make To-Do Lists Better, Faster, And More Fun

But is there a way to get more out of your daily check list? We asked the experts: How can we make our to-do lists better, how can we streamline them to get things done faster? Is is possible to make a to-do list fun? Check out their answers below: Better. Guide to Personal Productivity. Productivity porn (or, for those really in the know, "productivity pr0n") consists of techniques, tactics, and tricks for maximizing personal productivity -- or, as they say, "getting things done".

Guide to Personal Productivity

The techniques that follow work together as an integrated set for me, but they probably won't for you. Maybe you'll get one or two ideas -- probably out of the ideas I stole from other people. If so, I have succeeded. Happiness Makes Your Brain Work Better. The Busy Person’s Lies. HOW’S life?

The Busy Person’s Lies

Oh, busy. So goes the mindless modern conversation — a constant assertion of the scarcity of time. A December Gallup poll found that 61 percent of working Americans said they did not have enough time to do the things they wanted to do. Some of us feel this more acutely than others: A 2015 Pew Research Center survey found that 9 in 10 working mothers said they felt rushed all or some of the time. In an attempt to understand this frenzy, I spent the past 12 months studying my own time during what might turn out to be the busiest year of my life. I had another baby in January 2015, bringing my total to four under the age of 8. So I logged on a spreadsheet in half-hour blocks every one of the 8,784 hours that make up a leap year. After hitting hour 8,784 at 5 a.m. on April 20, I started analyzing my logs and adding up the categories. These data points exist, but there was plenty of evidence of a calmer life.