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The Rule of 3
The problem with a lot of productivity and time management systems is they require a lot of overhead, but the "Rule of Three" doesn't. It's one of the simplest, most powerful time management techniques I've come across lately.
F.lux – the must-have, free application that will make you sleep better
Using your computer, smartphone, or tablet late at night messes with your sleep, but sometimes you just have to get a bit more work done (or watch one more YouTube video). Don't worry, though, this dead-simple program is here to help.
How to kick bad habits by making them “more expensive”
People hate losing what they have, but that's not entirely a bad thing, because you can use the awesome power of "loss aversion" to your advantage to lose weight.
6 wacky productivity experiments I’m conducting over the next year
My goal isn't only to write about productivity over the next year - it's to live it. So I'm not just going to post quick hacks that I've found useful, I'm going to dive right into productivity and use myself as a guinea pig to see what works and what doesn't. Here are six productivity experiments I'll be conducting.
Easy Win: Discover exactly how productive you are on the computer with this free app
If you don't know how you're spending your time on the computer, chances are you could be wasting a lot of it. Enter RescueTime, a free, simple utility that will show you exactly where your time goes.
What is the very next thing you’ll do after reading this blog post?
Picking the next thing to do is hard. Where the hell do you start? It's helpful to have a process you can follow that will guide you in the right direction, and David Allen provides two of them in his book, Getting Things Done.
What’s the point of becoming more productive, anyway?
Writing about productivity blindly is a little like writing about being pregnant. I will never know what that's like, and so writing about it would be pretty pointless. The same goes for this project.
Use this simple trick at your next presentation to make your audience instantly pay attention
Most presentations are boring, and as a part of my business degree I've listened to countless presenters drone on while a boring screen filled with boring words sits behind behind them. This quick trick will get your audience to focus back on you.
It sure is fun to jump head-first into something
Yesterday was an exciting day. A couple of minutes after sending out a bunch of messages to friends about launching A Year of Productivity, the site went down for several hours. But it did get a lot better, and a lot more fun.
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