The Easiest Way to Get Things Done: My Personal Productivity Secret

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: I’ve experimented with a lot of productivity tips that float around the Internet as well as a few that I come up on my own. Sometimes they work; sometimes they don’t. Today I have a productivity secret that I’ve played around with now for a…

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3 Open Source Applications for Your Business

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures: When I was first starting out as a freelance writer, one of the things that worried me the most was the cost of software. Commercially licensed software can be expensive. For example, a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 Home and Business retails for $199.95. (OUCH!!) Major…

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Cool Time Management Tips to Help You be Productive Without Being Busy This Summer

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: The summer is a great time for relaxing, having fun, soaking up the sun while you can, right? Right. But there’s still work to be done, deadlines to be met, errands to be run, chores to be finished. The summer does not bring an end…

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How I Use Productive Procrastination to Get More Done

Today I'm guest posting at Simple Mom about the way I use procrastination to get more done: On weeks when my schedule and to-do list are overflowing, I always seem to get more done. Does that sound familiar? For a long time, I thought it was because of the adrenaline during those packed weeks. What…

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How to Find Focus When Swamped with Work

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Have you been struggling to focus and finish a task, even though your plate is overflowing with work? Are multiple deadlines looming ahead, stressing you out? Is lack of focus a major cause of overwhelm and anxiety in your life? Well, you’re not alone. Most…

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Getting the Little Things Done

Tsh at Simple Mom shared a great time management tip a couple of weeks ago: Start Your Day by Eating a Frog. While the title may be silly, the premise is simple and valuable – if you start your day by doing that thing that you most dread, everything else will seem easy. While I…

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Productivity Hacks to Teach Our Kids: Raising Productive Children

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Do mornings spell S-T-R-E-S-S for you and the kids? Does dawdling and doodling make up a large chunk of homework hour? Does “hurry up!” seem like the family song? Well, if ‘yes’, its time to change and introduce the kids to some basic productivity tips.…

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{30} Ways to Be More Productive

I am counting down the days to my 30th birthday, and I couldn't be more excited! Truly! As I was brainstorming ways to celebrate here on the blog, I couldn't help but think that 30 lists of {30} items would be just about perfect for my type-A, list-making self. Join me for the next month…

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Productivity Simplified: Five Ways to Add an Extra 30 Minutes to Your Day

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: We often complain, “There isn’t time for {insert activity}” or “I just can find the time to {insert activity}”. Yes, our lives are busy and with everything on our plates, it can be tough to fit everything in. However, as they say, “where there is…

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How to Take Control Over Your Time

The following post is from Lisa of Working Naked: I've always wondered how a time management seminar could last two days. So, a few weeks ago I went to one. By the end of the first day, I knew I was right…the speaker could have shared all of his information in three hours, not eight.…

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