Here’s a fun question for today: What productivity hacks really work for you? Does your diligence with productivity hacks come in waves (as resolutions strengthen and weaken) or have you hit on anything that is your new normal? What have you tried but failed to implement regularly — and what productivity hacks really work for … Read More about What Productivity Hacks Really Work For You?
We recently discussed taking breaks at work: how long we work between breaks, if or how long we leave our workspaces on our breaks, what we do during them, and so on. While we’ve had many posts about productivity, including how to keep track of work to-dos, how to focus on work when other things … Read More about Do You Schedule Breaks to Increase Your Productivity at Work?
Readers, what are your tips on how to organize your personal email(s)? Do you use tools like Unroll.Me to keep clutter low, a ton of Gmail filters, or some other trick or hack? Do you practice a zero inbox policy with personal emails — and how do you keep from getting overwhelmed? (Psst: I know … Read More about How to Organize Your Personal Email
How do you keep track of different task items at work, readers? What are your best tips for how to keep track of work to-dos? Reader E wonders… I would love a post on how people keep track of work to-dos. Do people write down their assignments on their calendars, keep a paper to do … Read More about How to Keep Track of Work To-Dos
Since getting my iPhone 7, I have been shocked to find that I’m actually using Siri. I thought I’d look into some useful Siri productivity hacks to share, as well as ways to make Siri better (there has to be a way, right?) for a fun discussion today. Are you using Siri to boost your productivity? … Read More about The Best Siri Hacks to Boost Your Productivity
Resolutions: Do you do ’em? We talked last year about how some people have a resolution theme instead of a list (I had to read my post to remember that “hungry” was my resolution — sad!), but I think this year I’m back to a simple list of things, all aimed at finally losing the … Read More about Resolutions for 2017 – What Are Yours?
2017 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to take advantage of a quiet office during holidays, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. It’s coming: the dead period around the holidays when many of your coworkers are out on vacation, projects are done or winding down, … Read More about How to Take Advantage of a Quiet Office at the Holidays
While some of us need absolute quiet to be productive at work, others prefer some background noise, whether it’s classical music, indie rock, or something else entirely. Earlier this year, Kat talked about her favorite music for different moods and situations (and readers discussed theirs in the comments), and in the past we’ve discussed wearing headphones … Read More about The Best Spotify Playlists to Help You Focus
So: it’s been almost a week since the U.S. election. Like many of you, I’m finding it hard to focus on work in the wake of the election results, and I thought it might make a great open thread today. (As I noted earlier, politically I’m left of center, but all of my friends, on both … Read More about How to Focus on Work (When Other Things are Going On)
2017 Update: We still think this is a great discussion of how to find the best planner, but you may also want to check out our latest discussion on our favorite office supplies. We’ve gotten a few requests for a post on how to find the best planner for you — and I know the readers … Read More about How to Find the Best Planner For You
One of the things that came up in the comments on our diets for busy women post was the idea of prepping meals and snacks on Sunday for the week ahead — and I’ve read a ton of advice saying that you should steal an hour during the weekend to review the major tasks you need to accomplish in … Read More about Weekend Prep for Monday: Do You Do It?
I don’t know about you, but I’ve seen a zillion tips on how to use Evernote and other note-keeping apps — but all seem geared at freelancers or entrepreneurs. So we thought we’d do a roundup of some top tips for busy working women, but we want to hear from you guys: DO you use Evernote or a similar … Read More about The Busy Woman’s Guide to Using Evernote and Other Note-Keeping Apps