Articles on Productivity

15 Ways to Exercise in Under 5 Minutes

Sometimes, getting a workout in just doesn't fit your schedule. But you can train your muscles to burn fat without a gym membership or any equipment.

The Power of Lists: Getting More Creative and Efficient

If you want to start working faster and coming up with better ideas, the answer is easy. All you need is a few minutes, a piece of paper, and a pen.

What Is Procrastination Costing You?

"Later" is the busiest time of the day. "Tomorrow" looks even busier -- and costlier.

10 Ways to Make Facebook Productive

From playing Farmville to following mindless status updates, Facebook is a well-known time suck. Here's how to use it to get things done instead.

Should You Take More Breaks At Work?

Time is money, but only if you are using your time... energetically.

Effort vs. Results: The Difference Between Trying and Getting It Done

Sometimes, trying hard isn't enough. If you really want spectacular results, you need to make sure you properly direct your efforts. Here's how.

6 Habits of Highly Productive People

Being busy and being productive are not synonyms. Is doing too much keeping you from getting anything done?

25 Productive Things to Do on a Rainy Day

Dreary drizzle might be demotivating, but there's no reason you can't get things done. The next time you're stuck inside, do one (or more!) of these 25 things.

Winning Workspaces—7 Tips from Professional Organizers

Desk buried under a pile of post-its? Office a heap of un-filed files? Try these tips to bring some order to your workspace and get more done.

My Number One Tip for College Students

College is a time of learning, experimenting...and wasting time. Stop doing that last one, and discover how much more fun (and success) you can have.

6 Ways for Business Travelers to get a Good Night’s Sleep

For business travelers life on the road is not a vacation. But with some planning, you can make business travel less of a grind.

How to Wake Up Fast and Attack the Day

Waking up can be difficult when your bed is so darn comfortable. Learn how to happily shake off the sleep so you can have a more productive day.

Cleanse And Organize Your Inbox In 10 Simple Steps

If your inbox has mastered you, try these ten tricks to regain control.

Tips for Accomplishing More in a Day

Time management is a difficult skill to master, but these simple tricks can help you do more and worry less.

Shhhhh: How to Block Out Noise

I am the only tenant on the floor of an apartment building otherwise entirely under construction, and it's taught me a few things about finding quiet.

5 Effective Sleep Tips You Haven't Tried Yet

Tried every sleep aid out there? Here are 5 little known tips that work wonders for me.

3 Scary Truths about Multi-Tasking (and 5 Ways to Stop)

How can you, "Do one thing. Do it well," when you're doing twenty things at once?

6 Easy Ways to Get Back on Track

When you just can't seem to get anything going, these simple-but-effective techniques will help you get motivated.

10 To-Dos A Virtual Assistant Can Get Done

What can a Virtual Assistant do? A better question is what can't a Virtual Assistant do?

Finding Your Best Work Hours

If you want to get more done, do it faster, and produce work of higher quality, the answer might be as simple as identifying when you should work.