Posts filed under: productivity

How to deal with people who interrupt and distract you without damaging relationships and coming across as a selfish jerk

    You want to focus on your work. Just get on with the job at hand. Maybe it’s a report or an assignment that’s due tomorrow, an important presentation for your first meeting with potential business partners, or simply...
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How to manage free-range thoughts, bursts of ideas and other challenges of a wandering mind

Do you feel like your mind has a mind of its own? It wanders off, venturing into various directions, without your permission… Or maybe, it sneakily gets you to agree to have ‘just one little look’ at your emails/FB account/or...
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How to achieve top-notch productivity without having to ditch your favourite procrastination habit

Oh, your productivity – it’s frustrating, isn’t it? You have scheduled all those jobs-to-do. You’ve turned up, you’ve got it all ready. You’ve killed distractions, procrastination and other time wasters, but… you still cannot finish things on time. Your productivity...
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Choose your weapon smartly – powerful procrastination killers for every occasion

So how many hours have you spent searching for the best procrastination tips& tricks? How many antiprocrastination apps have you downloaded? So you’ve tried Pomodoro, and ‘motivation-boosting music’, you even got that Internet-blocking software. And it may have even helped...
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Stop being busy and do the right job 

Did you know that the word priorities is a rather new invention? Apparently, when originally adopted into the English language (from French I believe), priority was a mass noun, and it got its modern plural only around 1940s? Interesting.  ...
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How to survive this (and any other) holiday season if you have an important deadline (a Christmas survival guide for workaholics*)

And so this is Christmas… and we can finally put our current project aside, forget about office politics (looming exams), turn off the work mobile (lock away your textbooks in a cupboard), sit on the sofa and enjoy time with...
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An approach to beating procrastination you probably haven’t heard of

I’ve read an interesting book recently and since it approaches procrastination from an angle I have not yet come across, I thought I share it. Steven Pressfield’s The war of art  is not a typical self-help/self improvement book and unfortunately...
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Top 4 distractions for modern students (and how to deal with them)

The way we learn is changing, and even if the pace is not in keeping with other changes in our environment. Modern education presents modern students with a new set of challenges. There is a growing trend for adults over...
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How to take notes from a book

In my quest to ‘change buckets’ (aka retrain/change professions/change industries), I am working on developing more effective and time-efficient systems of note-taking to learn and retain what I’ve learnt from books, self-help guides, articles etc. Why note taking? Note-taking is...
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How to declutter your mind and improve your memory in 3 simple steps

Do you find yourself juggling many thoughts, ideas or to-dos at the same time? Do they pop into your mind, when you’re busy with something else? Do you find yourself forgetting more and more? Yeah, been there many times. Once upon...
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