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Entries in productivity (25)


10 Tips To Make Yourself More Productive

January is a pretty dreary month and sometimes, it's hard to get back into the swing of things.

If your productivity at work has taken a bit of a nosedive, what can you do to get it back to where it needs to be?

Well, we've got ten top tips that are sure to get you firing on all cylinders again.

Listen To Your Body

It's a good idea to work with your body, rather than against it. Do you often suffer from a mid-afternoon slump?

Then try to tackle the most difficult tasks in the morning. If you're hungry by midday, don't try to work though that either – listen to your body and what it needs.

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Create A Google Style Office On A Budget

Google has an unconventional approach to office layout. The company claim that “no two offices are the same”, but can share similar features.

Key common features include quirky huddle areas (the head office in London has a meeting area called ‘Granny’s flat’), video games, pool tables, ‘micro kitchens’ stacked with healthily food, and lets not forget the traditional white board.

Nothing could be further away from desks with partition screens and horrid filing cabinets.

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Start Getting Things Done with GTDNext

GTDNext to-do list iconSometimes I wonder if humans have always had problems with procrastination or if it's a unique affliction of our age brought on by information overload.  

Don't worry, there's still hope for us because we have many tools and techniques for time management and productivity at our disposal. A few years ago I became seriously interested in productivity methods. Since then I've tried and even reviewed many to-do apps and solutions. While trying to overcome procrastination, I've probably read every piece of motivation advice on the planet, including the variations and "hacks" of the most popular ones.

And after all that, I'm still equally excited whenever I hear about a new productivity method or app. What kind of approach does it propose? What does it look like? Does it have something that others don't?

Today I want to show you a new (version 1.0 was just released a month ago!) time management and to-do organization app called GTDNext. If you're looking for a logical and simple way to tackle your projects and tasks, GTDNext can help you.

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Life Is A Game: Level Up Life and HabitRPG

Have you ever wished that your life was more like a video game? Visualized a “level up” sign above your head on your birthday? Imagined getting experience points for every project you turned in?

What if I told you that all of the above was not only possible, but also free?

Of course, you won't literally become a video game character. There won't be an extra life or a save/reload option, but you will have fun and you just might pick up a new hobby or kick a few bad habits. What am I talking about? The two apps – HabitRPG and Level Up Life – which combine gamification with productivity methods to challenge and motivate you in a refreshing and original way.

Level Up Life

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Squirrel Away Your Money With Nutcache

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Many freelancers agree that invoicing is their least favorite part of the job. Managing your budget is extremely important for any type of business, but the process can get complicated as the number of your clients increases.

However, you can make the task less tedious by using the right tools. Today we'll review Nutcache, a cute invoicing and time management app that will surprise you with what it can do.

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