When You’re A Night Owl Who Needs To Get Up Early

When a night owl needs to get an early start | not an early bird? Here are some tips to help your morning go a lot smoother

If you’re like me, you’re a night owl. You get some of your best work done when the sun goes down, and your motivation is at its highest when the clock chimes midnight. But real life isn’t always very accommodating of your personal preferences which is why, whether because of working hours or wonderful children, you find yourself getting up at a time that doesn’t feel natural to you. What’s a night owl to do when an early start is required? Onwards! ->

Declutter Your Email Inbox: Effective Email Management

Declutter Your Email Inbox with these 7 tips for effective email management | Inbox zero | Gmail | Outlook | Yahoo | Hotmail

Last week on YouTube I shared a video about how to cut down on your social media consumption (video embedded below). Today, to complement that, I want to talk about how to declutter your email inbox by streamlining your processes and reducing the amount of time you’re spending there. I’m including 7 practical tips, including a free service that will do some of the work for you. Onwards! ->

Block Scheduling For Increased Productivity

Use block scheduling to save time & get everything done | Block schedule | Increased productivity | Get more done | Get things done | weekly schedule

Block scheduling is a huge time-saver that could literally knock hours off your working week. It helps you get “in the zone” and structure your week so you’re working on all the urgent and important stuff without neglecting the nitty gritty.In short, it helps you complete a huge amount of work in one go that you might otherwise spread over the course of several days, weeks or even months!Let’s look at what it is and how it works so you can start implementing it and seeing the benefits for yourself. Onwards! ->

Nix The Nigglers: Taking Care of Trifling Tasks

Tackle those small, trifling tasks and nix the nigglers once and for all

I’d be willing to bet that there are at least 10 things in your life right now that bug the living snot out of you. And not just that, but 10 reasonably minor, easily fixable things. Like that blinking light in your bathroom. Or the dead batteries in your doorbell. (I’m sharing my own silly examples below.) They may not be priorities, but now’s the time to tackle them. Onwards! ->

How My Bonus List Makes Me Feel Less Of A Failure

Productivity tool: Bonus List. Be more productive & get all your tasks done

If you’re anything like me, you often over-estimate how much you can get done in a day. You assume at least one of two things: maximum motivation and/or minimum distraction. But, truthfully, how often does life work out like that?And, on the days that it somehow miraculously does and you speed through your list, you’re often left wondering “what next?”In both instances, you need a bonus list. Onwards! ->

Digital Decluttering: How To Clean Up Computer Files & Social Media Profiles

Digital decluttering of computer files & social media profiles. How to do a digital detox.

Most of us have some form of digital presence these days and, if you’re online even half as much as I am (several hours a day), or for as long as I’ve been (25 years), you’ll have amassed quite the collection of files, folders, photos, music, eBooks, bookmarks, and social profiles.Digital decluttering can stop you spending hours scrolling through social media or looking for that file you saved six months ago. But where do you even start?Warning: not for the faint-hearted or time-pressed. Onwards! ->