Articles on Productivity

The Joy of Disconnecting

Technology can be helpful, wonderful...and incessant. Discover why it's important to put the smartphone down and take a break.

Have a Great Day, Every Day: 5 Things to Do in the Morning

The first minutes of your morning can make the rest of your day awesome...or awful. Discover easy morning activities that help make your day great.

Get It Done: How to Measure Your Goals

How can you achieve your goals if you don’t even know how to measure them? Learn how to quantify your goals and accomplish more.

13 Free or Cheap Ways to Be Blissfully Unproductive

Most of the time, we try to be productive...but everyone needs a break. Here are cheap ways to have fun, experience joy, and be blissfully unproductive.

Just Start: How Doing Anything Can Help You Accomplish Everything

Hate feeling stuck? Learn how just starting something — anything! — can help you tackle your entire to-do list.

The Benefits of Changing Your Routine

What's the secret to losing weight, getting more done, and feeling happier? One simple word — change.

9 Benefits of Being a Morning Person

Up and at 'em! It's time to greet the day with a smile and reap the (many) benefits of being an early riser.

Free Online Tools That Help Organize People

Organizing people ought to be easy, but there's good reason why the phrase "like herding cats" is so popular. Make things run smoothly with these tools.

But I Don't Want To! Secrets to Self-Motivation

There are only a few things that really motivate us, such as fear, money, love, and hate. But what happens when these aren't enough to get us going?

Actually Get Things Done: Creating a Reasonable To-Do List

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by a to-do list that seems to go on forever. Reclaim your productivity with these suggestions.

15 Alternatives to Nagging

If you need other people to do things, you don't need to nag. These gentle methods will get things done without driving you (or anyone else) crazy.

What Is Your Time Worth?

If a top hedge fund manager takes out his garbage, you could say that it cost him more than $100,000. What is your time worth?

How to Use a Computer More Efficiently

It may seem like there’s no way to reduce the amount of time you spend in front of the computer, but these tricks can speed things up.

25 Ways to Get Motivated Today

Dragging, lagging, procrastinating, and generally unmotivated? No matter what you're trying to do, get motivated NOW with these tips.

How to Stay Focused at Work

If you're stressed out, overworked, and have a brain that changes focus faster than a hummingbird beats its wings, follow these suggestions to get more done.

5 Reasons Not to Delete Your Emails

One writer has found that keeping her emails has saved her time, frustration, and recently, over $300. Discover why a full inbox can be a good thing.

I’ll Finish This Post Tomorrow: 10 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination generally isn't helpful. It's a time suck. And heck, a lot of the time, it isn't even fun. Here's how to get what you need to do done.

How to Stop Chronic Procrastination

Twenty percent of the population ALWAYS puts things off. The good news if you're a chronic procrastinator? There are ways to fix it.

6 Ways to Get More Done on Airplanes

Flying can feel like a waste of time. Whether you're a business traveler or just want to be productive, follow these tips to make working in-flight work right.

10 Tips to Make Working From Home a Success

Working from home is hard work, especially if you have kids in the picture. Here are 10 tips to help make the business adventure a success.