What to Do When Your Productivity Breaks Down

Exact steps to get your productivity back on track and stick with it when life happens.

Behance :: Tip: Laying Your Energy Line The Energy Line is a simple mechanism to graphically display energy allocation. A simple line starting at “Idle” and going up to “Extreme” is drawn along a cork or dry erase board. Then write the names of all of your major projects on small cards. Place t (tags:… Read more

ThinkingRock – Thinking Rock allows you to collect your thoughts and process them into actions, projects, information or future possibilities. Matt’s Idea Blog: Five secret filing hacks from the masters – RIP Twitter (2007-2007) « web1979 – Predicting Twitter’s imminent death. I have to say, I kind of agree more than disagree. Digg – Turn… Read more

Alex Shalman is running a contest to benefit a charity.  For each link he receives to his site, he’s going to donate one dollar to a charity.  The choice of charity will be determined by a random winner on April 15th.  He’s willing to pony up $500 towards a good cause.  There is one rule… Read more

Brain Food – Eat For Productivity – lifehack.org (tags: productivity health nutrition) zen habits: Purpose Your Day: Most Important Task (MIT) Picking that one task per day that you need to get done (tags: goals lifehacks) slacker.com :: welcome to slacker central nifty personalized radio stations like pandora and last.fm (tags: music player radio) The… Read more

25 UC Berkeley Courses Available via Free Video – learnin’ an book stuff for free?! We’ll I’ll be! The Productivity Cycle – slacker.com :: welcome to slacker central – nifty personalized radio stations like pandora and last.fm zen habits: Purpose Your Day: Most Important Task (MIT) – Picking that one task per day that you… Read more

I realize that while this blog focuses on productivity, it’s always interesting to see what people do in their free time.  While these hobbies might tend to distract on occasion, they can also energize and fill our tanks, so to speak. I already know that Brett is a coffee bean nut,  Darren shoots pictures, and… Read more

LifeDev guest-blogger Brett has a great post on how to whip Stikkit into GTD submission, David Allen style. It’s the tagging functionality that will be doing the bulk of the work here, along with heavy use of the ‘aka’ capabilities of Stikkit (more on this later). I’ll be presenting this implementation in a somewhat step-by-step… Read more

I recently was accepted to Reinvigorate, a new stat tracking program. And I’ve been blown away. Reinvigorate does exactly what the name implies: it takes something bland like stat tracking and turns it into something beautiful and fun (if you can believe that). It satisfies two of my needs: deep analytics and an intuitive interface.… Read more

Apparently some studies have shown that information overload… yes overload… can actually be good for you. “Studies have been done showing that people can actually enhance their cognitive abilities, which helps them to process more information at the same time. And their performance even transfers to other tasks.” Hrm. I’m no expert, but that seems… Read more

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