Keep Your Writing Fresh by Keeping Yourself Fresh

Creating content that’s fresh, focused, interesting, and relevant is key to online success. And it can be a big challenge, don’t you agree? I’ve been creating my e-zine since 2006 and have been blogging here since 2008. And, I’ll be honest, sometimes fresh ideas are hard to come by. But what I’ve found, through the…

Timers Help Hugely When You Set Time Boundaries

Why am I writing about timers today? Well, first, let’s step back and take a look at the importance of time boundaries in your life. You’ve a better chance of staying focused when you know how long you need to be on task and productive. First, know the terrain. When you know how much time…

Letting Go of Clutter — Why Is It So Hard?

Letting go of clutter is notoriously difficult. But why? I’m guessing that you are probably well aware that getting to the bottom of your clutter is a daunting task. Indeed, whatever form it takes, clutter seems to have a way of persisting. Maybe it’s in your space or on your computer. Maybe your to-do list…

Do You Multitask? Here Are Some Pros and Cons to Consider

When you multitask, it seems like a good idea, doesn’t it? I mean, finding time and being more productive is so important, why not multitask? Your focus when you multitask When you multitask it works against you if you’re engaged in activities requiring focus.  Tests performed by the American Psychological Association in Washington D.C. conclusively…

Boost Your Productivity by Keeping Promises to Yourself

If you want to boost your productivity, what do you think is your #1 key? It’s not multitasking and it’s not packing your to-do list full to the brim, either. Certainly, your time management skills are very important if you want to be successful and boost your productivity. But let’s pause, take a deep breath,…

Do You Multi-task? Maybe You’re Not Helping Yourself

Do you multi-task? Lots of people do, without even thinking about it. In your busy, daily life, time management is important, and productivity is at a premium.  So you’d think it would make sense to multi-task whenever you can, wouldn’t you?  I mean, who wouldn’t want to be doing two things in the time it…

Using Your To-Do List — Where the Rubber Meets the Road

Using your to-do list gets you from where you are to where you want to be. Your list is your road map. Maybe it’s the map for your day. And maybe it extends to your week, month, or even your year. The thing is, making the time to create your to-do list is important. But…