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10 Ways to Boost Productivity

10 Ways to Boost Productivity
Have too many things to do in too little time? Well, this infographic on how you can boost productivity every day will certainly help. It focuses on to-do lists and making sure you actually complete items on the list. If you aren’t already using to-do lists, you really should be -they are one of the most effective methods of time organization out there and can really help you organize what you need to do and actually track that it gets done. RELATED: 21 Counter-Intuitive Break Ideas to Boost Your Productivity at Work As someone who has a hard time staying productive, I find this chart incredibly useful, especially the part about doing the hardest task first, which I don’t usually do on my to-do lists -although I’m great at knocking off the small tasks and batching things, so at least I’m not starting from the ground up here. Related:  "productivity"InterestingRituals & Routines

Are you a leader or manager? What is the difference? Petaling Jaya (The Star/ANN) - Leaders and managers obviously have one thing in common they lead or manage teams; but as their titles suggest there are differences between leaders and managers. As an executive search consultant I have interviewed many senior executives over the years and most of them have indicated that they would prefer to be led than to be managed. However, I have observed that as an organisation grows it is almost impossible to scale up without a strong management structure. As such, I believe that leadership and management both have a part to play in the growth of an organisation. The manager My first encounter with a manager was on my first job. The leader We have all come across leaders who have inspired us at some point in our lives. The difference Warren Bennis lists the following comparisons between a manager and a leader in "On Becoming a Leader," which was published in 1989: The manager administers; the leader innovates. The manager imitates; the leader originates.

Online Tools 5 Steps To An Insanely Productive Morning I would consider “morning hours” the first two hours after waking up. The average person will experience approximately 50,000 of these hours in their adult life. Consequently, it would be wise to for us to learn how to effectively use this time. While many of us use this time to ease into our day, I’ve developed the ability to turn these hours into a productivity machine. As entrepreneurs, the goal of productivity is freedom, not achievement. It’s to manage your time so well you are able to spend your remaining hours doing the things you truly love (hobbies, family, friends, etc.). Furthermore, it’s my belief that our time is our most important asset. On that note, here are my 5 steps to an insanely productive morning 1. 10 Minutes of Critical Preparation Before Bed I get to bed between 10:30-Midnight 7 days per week. 2. 10 Minutes of Stretch Time From the moment I wake up, it’s game time. 3. The #1 item on my list is always a beast. 4. 5. Are you working toward a dream? Start Your Dream

21 Incredibly Important Diagrams To Help You Get Through Life Science, data, logic 17 Simple Daily Rituals That Make Life Immediately Better 1. Buying frozen fruits and vegetables. Aside from the fact that, according to studies I don’t understand, frozen fruits and veggies are often healthier, it’s just a way more convenient way to consume them. You don’t have to worry about them spoiling, you can heat them in a variety of ways, and you can use just as much as you need each time. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 30 Habits that Will Change your Life Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits.

Fun Daily Mood Journaling / Tracking Page | D*I*Y Planner This template is primarily aimed at those suffering from Bipolar disorder or depression. It is meant to keep track of not only your moods, but also the events and variables surrounding them so that you can target things that trigger your moods so that you may balance them. I really, really hope this can help some folks out. If anyone has any suggestions or questions, please, let me know. I'd be happy to help in any way I can. (Please note, the thumbnail does a terrible job of showing what it looks like!) Thumbnail: Usage advice: You could probably come up with several systems to use with the template, but what I had in mind with it, was this: During the day, mark a dot on on the "Mood Tracking" grid, showing where your mood was at during what part of the day. Also, keep track of how many hours of sleep you had the night before, what medications you took, what you ate, how long you exercised, and the weather. Applications required: Adobe Acrobat or other PDF reader