Sometimes Multi-Tasking Is the Only Option

Multi-Tasking

Having the luxury of being able to focus on one task at a time, often ensures more accurate work and can lead to greater productivity.  However, sometimes time constraints and situations out of our control mean that we have no alternative but to multi-task.For example, a chef in a busy restaurant is unlikely to have […]

How to Get ahead of the Half Term Holiday

How to Get ahead of the Half Term Holiday

The Half Term Holiday is upon us and it represents the first break since Christmas for a lot of people.  If you’re a Teacher, work in a School or just plan to take some time off to spend with your Family. You’ll need to get yourself organised this week to enable you to enjoy your […]

How the Pomodoro Technique Helps You Accomplish More

Work in small batches with plenty of breaks

The Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique will help you to get more done each day. You will get a lot done and still feel refreshed when it’s time to go home. Many time management techniques have been developed over the years. Some are more effective than others. The Pomodoro Technique is among the most popular. This time management […]

How to Deal with Some Common Time Stealers

How to Deal with Some Common Time Stealers

Time stealers are the biggest reason that the words “I just don’t have the time” are heard all over the world. Uttered by millions of people who struggle to fit everything they want to do into 24 hours.  Whilst we can’t extend our days, we can eliminate some of the time stealers that take up […]

How To Develop Your 2018 To-Do list

Set yourself up for success

How To Develop Your 2018 To-Do list

I’m sure your familiar with task lists and to-do lists. You might write a weekly to-do list and diligently cross off your tasks as you complete them. This may give you a great sense of accomplishment. As quality is often considered more important than quantity, many people have “a top three” tasks on their action […]

7 Simple Steps That Will Generate More Free Time

7 Simple Steps That Will Generate More Free Time

One of the most common things I hear from people is “I just haven’t got the time”. Everyone would like to have more free time but don’t know how to go about achieving it. When I work with clients, I help them to discover free time by getting them to take seven simple steps. Create […]

5 Drivers That Keep Us Stuck and Impact Our Productivity

5 Drivers That Keep Us Stuck and Impact Our Productivity

In the world of psychology there are certain things called drivers that get in the way of our progress. Most of us have one or more of them, but we are unaware of them. The 5 Drivers The five drivers are “be perfect”, “hurry up”, “try hard”, “please others”, and “be strong” They are the […]

Distractions Are the Enemy of Productivity

And 10 Steps to Eliminate Distractions in Your Life!!

Distractions Are the Enemy of Productivity

Let’s get serious here. As the title of this article indicates, distractions are detrimental to how productive we can be. We’re under a lot of pressure to get things done both at work and at home. Our jobs and businesses require us to be more productive than ever, and there never seems to be enough […]

How to Minimise Open Loops for Maximum Productivity

How to Minimise Open Loops for Maximum Productivity

In yesterday’s post How to Prioritise Your Most Crucial Tasks, I mentioned the term ‘open loops’, which got a few people talking and is epitomised by the following comment from a reader who wrote “unfortunately I think I am the queen of open loops. I dread and stress about things and put them off until […]