Articles on Productivity

Our Productivity Obsession

I spent a few weeks being extremely productive. And by productive I mean that I worked many more hours than usual. I was consumed by work. I was focused, efficient, and produced go

Three Quirky Search Tools to Help You Get Results

Has Google left you wanting? Do you dig fresh search results? Looking for a unique interface to interact with? Maybe one of my three new favorite search tools can give you a lif

Guest post at Get Rich Slowly

J.D. over at Get Rich Slowly asked me for a guest post on personal finance. What it turned out I wanted to talk about next, though, was productivity--and in particular, my evolvin

Too many online accounts? You need an aggregator.

From Twitter to Digg, emails to IM and let's not forget all those social networking sites, its easy to get bogged down just by logging on. Fortunately, you can keep your online

Being routinely creative

It might seem like creativity would flourish best in the absence of any constraining routine. In fact, the opposite is true: Having a routine is very useful for protecting your c

Need To Lose Some Weight? Put Some Money On It!

Recently I wrote about the incentive my husband gave me to lose some weight . Basically he is willing to forgo half of his entertainment budget if I lose the fat I gained post co

Outsourcing Your Life, and Creating New Businesses

How much is your time worth? What if you could find a way to have more quality time, less work, and possibly a higher income? Or - what if you need a new business idea, but don'

A One Touch Approach To Managing Household Finances

Over the years I've implemented elaborate tickler systems, email reminders and various other ways to remind myself not to forget to pay a few paper bills. At some point they all f

Wanna Put Away Some Cash? Take A Vacation!

A cruise to the Bahamas or a trip to that luxury spa aren’t going to get you ahead financially. However, if you’re looking to sock away a coupl

Don't Have A Sven? Sandy Might Be the Next Best Thing

If you've seen AT&T's latest smartphone commerical , then you know just how handy having a &quo

An Easier Way to Manage Your To-Do's

Shopping lists, grocery lists, wish lists.... maybe we need a list for our lists? If you're looking for a a better way to manage all your to-do's, there's plenty of onl

59 Ways To Get A Bright Idea

Looking for a creativity boost? Here are 59 ways to get inspired and generate ideas that can help you gain a fresh perspective, solve a problem, present information, increase profi

Can Limits Help Productivity Soar?

A mild, temporarily disabling accident in my home led me to consider how my friends with chronic disease (and accompanying physical limitations) manage to get things done. Limit

And did you do it with respect?

A few years back, I read a profile of a holistic fitness guru.  There was a sidebar with a little quiz

Zen To Done: Your fieldguide for getting a handle on your life

I just finished reading Leo Babauta's productivity book Zen To Done, and it's inspiring me to tackle my overflowing email inbox. Leo has spent the last year honing his own

5 Efficient Ways To Boost Productivity

Sometimes being able to get things done isn’t just about time management or motivation. Sometimes it’s not because of laziness, being unfocused or disorganized. Sometimes, the reas

Scheduling Time Versus Scheduling Tasks

Of late Getting Things Done by David Allen has seemed like the book to read. I read it a year or two ago, and internalized a lot of its methodology. One thing about it, though