Praise The Humble Notebook

Notebooks appear to be making a comeback (some of you readers might even say it never went away in the first place). With all the apps for making task lists or recording your notes, don’t underestimate the simplicity and effectiveness of a notebook. Its uses are many and unlimited. You can use it to write […]

Are You A Desk Potato?

Long commutes, lengthy desk sessions and nightly TV marathons … all this sitting is now called the new smoking and it’s really bad for us. Yup. I’m pretty guilty of doing marathon sessions at my desk. How about you? The good news is you can improve your flexibility and strength – and your productivity – […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Breakfast Television: Junk Drawer Makeover!

The Junk Drawer – it’s a common fixture in most homes – that catch-all place for everything and anything: menus, pens, nails, string, tools … you name it. If you’re not sure where it really belongs – into the junk drawer it goes. But maybe there’s a better way to manage all those miscellaneous objects. […]

Make Time For The Not-So-Critical Stuff!

Ever get tired of hearing you should focus your time and energy only on high-value tasks? You know … the important stuff. But what about the not-so-important stuff? Those tasks that keep nagging at you. When are you gonna get those done? We’d all like to work on high-value tasks and activities, but just about […]

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 […]