Quarterly Planning – What You Need to Know to Be Successful

Benefits of quarterly planning, and how to use your plan to make daily decisions.

Society’s ideas about sleep have changed a lot in recent years. But could sleep actually be a means of enhancing your productivity? Find out more about the science and my #1 tip for sleeping your way to a more productive life.

Photo by AmUnivers Ah yes. It’s almost officially Summer, and hopefully things are starting to slow down for you. Summer is the time for barbecues, baseball games, vacations, going to the lake or pool, and in general having more fun. Or at least that’s what it used to be. Thanks to the ever increasing connectivity… Read more

Photo by Paul Mayne Post by Albert van Zyl. Follow him on Twitter. We often blame our jobs, families or the traffic for our stressful lives. To cope with it we visit doctors, buy self-help books and read blogs. But the truth is that a lot of us value our stress. In Elle of June… Read more

photo credit: visualpanic It’s no surprise that taking social breaks help nurses cope with their work. The study employed an ethnographic methodology and found that the morning tea break ritual provided time, space and an environment where nurses can ventilate their feelings and gain each other’s support. Thus, the morning tea break ritual has positive… Read more

Post written by Albert from Headspace. Most of us feel that we work too hard and that we don’t have enough breaks during our working day. The time between 8am and 7pm is a blur that only ends when we unlock the front door at night. We generally give time pressure as the main reason… Read more

Interestingly, many people don’t really give enough time to refreshing themselves. I mean, when was the last time you had that sigh of relief/relaxation? It doesn’t come often. Especially while we work. Work can add tons of stresses and burdens that keep us from, well… working. It’s a vicious cycle. While the freelancer may have… Read more

LifeRemix pal Chanpory of LifeClever has a great post on how to make more time in your work day… for yourself. Because let’s be honest: We’re going to make that time whether it’s on the schedule or not. According to Neil Fiore and 30 years of research, procrastination isn’t the result of laziness. Rather, procrastination… Read more

Although it’s very related to the previous post, I couldn’t help but comment on this great interview of the creators of Rockmade by Behance. Here’s the takeaway quote from the article: “Having so many different kinds of projects and ideas in the works at one time makes it difficult to prioritize, but it also means… Read more

I’ve written before that becoming more productive sometimes means taking more breaks. Unfortunately, real productivity-zealots can’t seem to wrap their minds around this. “Wait… if I’m doing less, how can I do more?” I can just see the smoke coming out of their ears as their mind tries to process this contradicting statement. So, to… Read more

As promised, I had an IM interview with the highly-successful author Tim Ferriss. Tim (among his many incredible feats) released a book called The 4-Hour Work Week, and it has instantly become a mega-hit. Fortunately, I was able to catch up with the renaissance man for about a half an hour. While this may not… Read more

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