Are You Cheating Yourself Out Of Your Weekends?

The weekend is here! Hooray!! Finally, some relax time is on the horizon. Time away from the hustle and bustle of every day work life. Time to unwind … laze around … hang loose … put your feet up. You know … take a break – a real break – from work. But wait. What […]

Question The Ask!

It happens to all of us. You’re working away at something – hopefully something really important – when out of nowhere … WHAM! Someone has just interrupted you with … … a quick question … a request for information … help with something It can be tempting to drop what you’re doing and work on […]

Perfection Kills Productivity

Do you suffer from perfectionism? Not sure? Do any of the following hit close to home? 5 Signs You’re a Prefectionist You obsess over simple tasks. You’re almost neurotic about planning and preparing for Every. Little. Thing. Nothing is ever good enough. You spend copious amounts of time perfecting something, even at the expense of […]

A Is For ACTION!

Does the following scenario sound familiar? You come into your offie, sit down and look at the papers spread out on your desk and pick one of them up. It’s from John. “Oh, I have to call John,” you say. So you start a to-do pile somewhere on your desk and that paper goes into […]

A New Spin On An Old Nemesis … Procrastination!

I have a confession to make. Brace yourself. Sometimes … I procrastinate. Yup. It’s true. This productivity connoisseur’s (fancy word for expert) time management skills are questionable at times. Some days I do it more than others. And some days I don’t do it at all. I read about and attempt to avoid it. I’m […]

Is this one habit derailing your day?

I’m just going to jump right in and attack this right off the bat. Do you check your email first thing in the morning? I know it’s tempting. I mean, it’s right there on your phone or on your computer. Why not quickly have a look-see at what’s come in while you were sleeping? No […]

Time Management Lies We Tell Ourselves Every Day!

When it comes to time, most of us are guilty of telling ourselves little white lies. Sometimes, we tell whoppers like … I don’t have enough time … I’ll do it later … I can multi-task … They seem harmless, but these little deceptions can have a negative impact on our overall lives. When you’re […]

How to Prioritize When Everything Feels Like a Priority!

You know that overwhelmed feeling you get when there’s just so much to do and everything feels like it’s got to get done NOW?!? And so you do nothing because you’re paralyzed by indecision. Or you end up working on busy stuff but not really getting anything of importance done. It’s a problem that everyone […]

The Truth About Sleep & Productivity!

If you think you have to stay awake longer to get more things done, think again. Sleep is one of the first behaviours many of us are willing to sacrifice, on the mistaken assumption that doing so will allow us to be more productive. But studies have proven that with a good night of sleep […]

Just One Minute!

Sometimes when we’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed with too much. … … stuff … disorder … email … things to do, it’s easy to forget that spending just a minute cleaning something up can make us feel a little more in control. Getting organized doesn’t always have to take a lot of time. Really. It’s […]