Category Archives for "Productivity"

Organising Your Inbox

organising your inbox

In this age of ‘always on’ communication, your email inbox fills up quickly, doesn’t it?! And not always with emails that you actually need or want to read; there’s often too much spam and junk mail. It can be really distracting and can get in the way of being productive, especially if email is a major part of what you do. And often important messages end up getting lost amongst the junk. Read More

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2 Productivity and Time Management for Night Owls

Time Management for Night Owls

I’ve been reading a productivity book this week that is aimed at night owls.
Do you know if you’re an early bird or a night owl? I have known that I’m a night owl for a long, long time. Little Doddsy is too. I’ve always been grateful that she doesn’t wake up at 6am or some other unearthly hour. Having said that waiting for her to go to sleep in the evenings has always been a challenge, not to mention getting her up when she needs to be somewhere early (even getting her up for school is a challenge at times!). I can’t have it both ways I suppose!
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Learn to Say No: Increase the Power of How You Spend Your Time

learn to say no

How many of us aren’t very good at saying no? I know I often find myself doing things that I don’t really want to do but I say yes from a misguided sense of not wanting to let people down!
Saying no more often is definitely a great way to keep more of your time for the stuff that you need to do, which leads to more time to do what you want to do (to ‘Live More’).
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Do You Know How to Use Your Technology to Best Effect?

how to use your technology

I’ve just left an Engage for Success Social Engagement Sub Group meeting (must come up with a shorter title!) and a topic I kept coming back to was about having work flows and processes to get things done in the smoothest, most efficient way, so they happen. But that, of course, relies on people knowing how to use the technology properly in the first place.
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2 Managing Your Emails to Reduce the Overwhelm and Free Up More Time

managing your emails

I can remember a time when we didn’t have email. Yes, I am that old! We now seem to be suffering from email overwhelm everywhere we turn; at work, on our phones and at home.
Email can be a great timesaver and can help to get things done much more quickly than in the past. You can use it to help you to be organised and get more work done but if you’re not managing your emails properly it can also take up far too much of your time.
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