A while ago I laid out a small set of productivity principles that work exceptionally well. From that time on, I discovered 6 new principles that are as awesome as those. Check them out!
Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion. Even if you are not familiar with its name, I’m sure you’ve fallen prey to Parkinson’s Law countless times… what can we do to escape it?
This is my own “personal productivity manifesto”: it summarizes what works for me about personal productivity. Since these principles work so well for me, I figured they might work for you, too. Here they are…
Lifestyle design and lifehacks are both important… but which one should come first? After all, lifestyle design is about setting priorities, but lifehacks can help you get in control and gain more clarity. What to do?
Today I have a special treat for Litemind readers. I am honored to interview Mark Forster, one of the foremost thinkers in the field of time management. He is the author of three books on time management, including the innovative (and intriguing) Do It Tomorrow and Other Secrets of Time Management.
The time budget is a practical method you can use every day to keep your life always in balance. As a bonus, the time budget also helps you effectively deal with many productivity killers such as lack of focus, procrastination and perfectionism — all in one fell swoop.
If you have been using to-do lists for a while, you know how stressful and overwhelming they can become: instead of shrinking, these lists usually only get longer and longer, no matter how fast you knock your tasks down. What to do?
Putting it simply, time boxing is the most effective time management tool that I know of. Even if you already know and use it to some extent, there is a good chance that you can make it even better with some of the tips that follow.