Reassess Your Schedule and Routines

As we settle into autumn (yay!), we're talking about fall cleaning our homes, our diets and, today, our priorities. Both Lisa and Kat have talked about the importance of knowing when to quit, personally and professionally, and Bernice talked about the ultimate goal of productivity. And...our ebook club discussion this week is all about time…

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How Productivity Can Lead to a More Fulfilling Life

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: Productivity: the quality, state, or fact of being able to generate, create, enhance, or bring forth goods and services. We are all always looking for better or more efficient ways at being productive. And when we use the word productive, we are usually referring to being able to get more done is less time. What I want to challenge with…

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Productivity Tips for Work-at-Home Parents with an Only Child

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: “Mama, please come and play cars with me,” I can hear my toddler call out as I gear up for a session of copywriting. Does it mean that I don’t go and play with my baby girl or does it mean that I go and…

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Making Decisions About After-School Activities
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Making Decisions About After-School Activities

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: As many of us prepare to return to school, (some earlier than others, our county started yesterday!) thoughts start turning to the busy school days, the hectic schedules, and all the activities that come along with the school season. As this time comes…

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Five Ways to Have a Stress-Free Workday Morning

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: With the end of our daughter’s summer holidays and the start of our new home business, our morning routines needed to change to make it easy and stress-free for all of us. Having a home business means that while you don’t have to technically leave…

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Using Routines to Become More Productive

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: Productive - Having the power of producing; generative; creative To produce - 1. to bring into existence; give rise to; cause. 2. to bring into existence by intellectual or creative ability. 3. to make or manufacture. 4. to bring forth; give birth to; bear.…

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Ways a To-Do List Will Help You Do More

The following post is from Paula of ListProducer.com: I’m a compulsive list maker and you should be too! Keeping a to-do list will make you more productive, efficient, organized and successful in all aspects of your life. Whether you need to keep track of your kids’ schedules, go grocery shopping or juggle work projects –…

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Knowing When to Focus and When to Multitask

I've talked about the dangers of multitasking before, and research study after research study shows that multitasking actually makes you less productive. In most cases, multitasking is not about doing two things simultaneously as much as it's rapidly switching between them. Each time you switch from one task to another, your brain actually has to…

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Scheduling Our Priorities

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: Don't prioritize your schedule -- schedule your priorities." ~ Stephen Covey Many time management systems recommend that you make your task list and then prioritize each activity by using A, B, C… Stephen Covey’s statement above turns that system around and sounds more…

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How to Be Productive in the Midst of Unproductive People

The following post is from Prerna of The Mom Writes: Ever been in the company of chronic procrastinators, slackers, and unproductive people? You’re not alone. In my past life as a corporate communications trainer, I was often paired with someone who’d just not do what was required when it was needed. If you’re a semi-…

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