How to Escape from To-Do List Prison

Follow this escape plan and taste freedom quickly


Have you ever sought advice from people regarding time management, you know how it goes your feeling overwhelmed because you have too many things to do, and the response you get is, along the lines of make a to-do list, prioritise that list, start with the most important task first and work your way down? […]

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Improve Your Productivity

Do you feel that you’re always having to improve your productivity? Just about every one of us finds that we on a daily basis we are expected to become more productive. We’re expected to do more both at work and home, and in finding ways to achieve more, we constantly look for more elaborate ways […]

There are many reasons why you might decide to start working from home, you might want to cut down on commuting time; save money or simply have a desire to spend more time with your family.

The main thing is to make working from home, work for you, identify what your work and family priorities are each day/week and plan your time accordingly. Just remember to leave work in your “office” and family life to the rest of the house.

Do you enjoy working from home? What do you do to make it work for you?

Till Next Time

Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor

Effective Time Management at The Start of the Academic Year

effective time management

Effective time management is the last thing on students minds as they go into a new academic year. After what has felt like an incredibly long Summer, it will soon be time for students to start/return to their new Academic year.  If this applies to you, hopefully you’ve had a refreshing break and are eager […]

How often do you sharpen your time management tools?

Self reflection Friday #5

Time management tools

I’m sure you use many time management tools to manage your time and tasks. I’m equally sure that your always on the lookout for tools hat will do things better. When looking for new time management tools we usually forget about the one that is most important. YOU, yes believe it or not you’re the […]

How to Tell if You’re a Perfectionist and Overcome it

There is a big difference between excellence and perfectionism

How to Tell if You're a Perfectionist

The dictionary defines a perfectionist as ‘a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection’, are you a perfectionist? Many people think that perfectionism is a good thing and whilst being a perfectionist can have a few perks, (many people admire perfectionists). There are also a lot of disadvantages associated with it. It’s […]

Stop Multi-Tasking to Get More Done

#5 Mondays Top Time Tip

Stop multi-tasking to get more done

You may pride yourself on your ability to multi-task – but multi-tasking is really a way of saying that you’re not able to focus on one thing at a time.  In your work this tendency can keep you from being as productive as you’d like to or need to be. Multi-tasking takes away your focus […]

Become better organized and simplify your life

Self reflection Friday #4

Become better organized

If you’re struggling to be productive, you may need to become better organized. For many people a lack of organization is at the root of the problem.  For some people organization comes naturally, but for most people it requires some energy to learn organization skills. Being organized makes my life a lot easier. I start by […]

Learn to say “no” to actions and conversations that waste your time.

#4 Mondays Top Time Tip

Learn to say “No!”

Finding yourself overwhelmed at work or thinking there aren’t enough hours in the day to complete a task or project might mean that you’re having problems setting boundaries – and saying, “no!” Many people find it hard to say “no” because they want to be seen as helpful and agreeable. On the other hand, many […]