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10 Ways to Find More Hours in Your Day

We all wish we had just a bit more time. Just think what you could do with an extra hour or two each day: you could finally stick to an exercise routine, or spring-clean the house, or write your novel, or learn the guitar, or get a new qualification. I can’t magically make all your days 25 hours long. But I can help you find more hours in your day for the things that really matter. Get Out of Bed EarlierIf you normally get up at 7.30am, try getting up at 7am. That half-hour might not sound like much — but it could be time that you use to meditate, to exercise, to read that book you’ve been meaning to finish, or simply to get […]

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16 Great Tips That’ll Add More Hours To Your Day

Everyday it seems that one of my friends is whining about how tied up he is in his work and household chores, and how he wished he had more than 24 hours to accomplish things. As if they were placed on Earth with some lesser amount of time than the rest of us. Don’t get me wrong, I have time management issues too. However, I’d like to think that I’m the one in charge of the schedule, not the tasks. The best way to overcome this situation (and the never-ending frustration) is by doing a careful analysis of your daily schedule and figuring out how to save time by doing the same things you do every day in a slightly different way. The following points […]

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3 Things To Help You Make The Most Of Every Day

Most days I’m a machine. I can get through a rather large number of tasks, vacuuming, laundry, playing with the kids, baking, preping dinner, and a number of other business related things. Then there are other days when after the kids are in bed and the house is relatively quiet I look around and ask myself “what the heck did I do today?” I’m pretty sure I’m not alone in this. I also understand that there’s a natural ebb and flow of productivity and we can’t expect to be on top of things all the time. That said, there are a few things I notice, that when missing, I’m not nearly as productive as I could be.Here are some ideas to help you make the […]

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7 Reasons Why You Are Time Poor

It is a common complaint, “I don’t have enough time.” In fact, I’d bet that you said these exact words in the last 48 hours. “I don’t have enough time to… …finish my work, …get in shape, …start a hobby, …spend with my family.” While we all have the same amount of time in the day, why is it that some people seem to accomplish a ton more than you? From the President to the postman, people all have the same time frame but accomplish loads more than in a single day that you seem to accomplish in a week. Why is this? Why do some struggle and drown in their obligations, while others make the impossible seem effortless? Why are some people time poor […]

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9 Ways to Never Be Late Again

There are three things that remind me of my father’s car: the Beach Boys, ChapStick, and a clock that is intentionally ten minutes fast. My father is one of those people who lives in his own time zone: Jeff Standard Time, sandwiched somewhere between Greenwich Mean and Mountain. I used to tease my father for setting his clocks fast to try (and rarely succeed) at fooling himself into punctuality. Now I find myself doing the same thing. I know my alarm clock is set ten minutes fast, but there’s some glimmer of hope that in the fog between sleep and wakefulness, I’ll read the blaring red numbers, forget that I’m playing games with myself, jump out of bed, and get the proverbial early-bird worm. Excuses, […]

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Focus – The Recipe for Success

Take the example of any person who has achieved success in his or her chosen field and you’ll find that they share certain traits. You’ll find strong motivation, clear goals, the will to overcome all odds and hard work. But there is one quality that distinguishes them from the rest. And it is their ability to concentrate all of their attention on the goals they have set. While effort is important to complete a given task, it is this ability to focus that is often the deciding factor that determines how well you do it. The Value of Focus Remember the school experiment in which we used a lens to cause the convergence of the sun’s rays and watched in awe as a scrap of […]

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Time Management

Drop into any office during peak working hours and you are sure to find people busy at their desks trying to get their day’s work done; yet, at the end of the day, it seems like there is still so much left undone.  Speak to any stay-at-home parent and you will find them complaining of always racing against the clock to get all their jobs done.  What’s the problem here? It’s obviously not a lack of effort because everyone works pretty hard; it is more likely to be a lack of an important skill – time management.  If you find yourself nodding in reply to the description of people stressed for time, here are a few ideas you may find useful in managing time better. […]

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Go Clutter-Free and Boost Your Productivity

We’ve got a lot of distractions. Between the TV, our laptops, our smartphones, our friends and our jobs, there’s a lot going on a lot of the time. It’s hard to be creative, to be innovative and to just be productive when you have a million different things grabbing your attention. How are you supposed to just hunker down and focus? How can you increase your productivity without decreasing your morale? On average, employees waste 4.3 hours per week looking for items that have wandered from their original spot. It’s easy to see why that leads to stress and frustration – think how hot and bothered you get when you can’t find the TV remote in the couch cushions. Whether you’re at work or home, […]

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How to Effectively Measure the Amount Of Work You Actually Do

I remember reading somewhere that only a fraction of the work we do every day is productive work. Rest is not actual work; we just fool ourselves to believe that it is. I think that if each of one us were to take a minute and carefully think about the work accomplished during the last 24 hour period, it won’t be too difficult to not agree with what I said in the first paragraph above. With distractions galore, both online and offline, it is easy to get sucked into a non-work routine which feels like work. The purpose of this article is to try and measure the real, hardcore work we do every day and to find out ways to eliminate the distractions that stand […]

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How to Find Enough Time to Do Everything You Want

We could all do with a few more hours in the day. There are so many different things we want to do, in every aspect of our lives. We want to improve our financial status, get further with our career, take part in the hobbies which bring us alive, and give something back to the world. No wonder we get overwhelmed. No wonder we end up aimlessly surfing the net or watching reruns on TV, because we just don’t know where to begin. Figure Out What You Want First, it’s absolutely crucial to know what you want. You might think that’s the easy bit – but the truth is, this can be really tricky. To figure out what you want, you need to: Get rid […]

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