Laziness – your friend? How to stop being lazy?

Laziness – your friend? How to stop being lazy?

Are you surprised to see an article about laziness right here? Probably. After all, this is the last thing one would expect in a productivity blog. However, if you think that productive people are never lazily, you are wrong! In fact, I’ll share with you how important it is to allow yourself to be lazy if you want to be more productive. I’ll also provide you with some hacks to overcome your laziness and understand what may probably stand behind it and how to stop being lazy by turning that “bad” habit into something good. Continue reading

How to complete annoying, difficult and unpleasant tasks?

How to complete annoying, difficult and unpleasant tasks?

Do you know that feeling when you have something to do, but … you just don’t feel like doing it right now? What are you doing then? Most probably doing something else, or procrastinating and wasting your time in side activities … or trying to mobilize? Usually, I pass through the first two states and at the end, I get to try to motivate myself to do the job. In this post, I’ll share with you how I get motivated to complete tedious tasks because this might be useful for you too. Feel free to steal my methods and let me know how it works in the comments below. Continue reading

How to be more organized and productive? (Full guide)

How to be more organized and productive? (Full guide)

Life can be so hectic and messy nowadays, that it quickly can turn into a total chaos if we don’t put some efforts to organize it and make things easier in the long run. This realization took me some time because, before I entered the workforce and “became an adult”, I had never quite understood why this idea of getting organized and productive has been such a hot topic amongst the working adults. Continue reading

How to free your mind?

How to free your mind?

Do you want to be more organized and get more done during the day? Or, you probably have troubles to keep a track on your tasks and accomplishments. Or, there is something that is eating you inside, you need to make an important decision, or that colleague really pissed you off at the office?A productivity diary is a simple and convenient way to share your thoughts, vent out the stress, track your progress and your life decisions. Continue reading

How to organize your workspace? Practical tips and tested methods.

How to organize your workspace? Practical tips and tested methods.

In case you are spending most of your work hours behind the desk, then you surely know how hard it can be to stay productive and work effectively when you are surrounded by a mess. As they say, a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind. 

I’ve been there and done that. I used to lose a significant amount of time just searching for information and different files, desk supplies and asking myself “where the beep did I put my pen?!”, “how can that sticky note disappear?!” or “where did I save that file I just downloaded?!” Luckily, that has changed now since I discovered a few simple techniques to keep my desk and my work organized. Feel free to check them out and maybe contribute with some more ideas in the comments below. Continue reading

How to stop living paycheck to paycheck?

How to stop living paycheck to paycheck?

Money is a sensitive topic for all of us. How we manage it, however, makes a lot of difference. When we live paycheck to paycheck, we are constantly in stress how to make ends meet. If we don’t keep a track on our spending, money runs out before the end of the month and we are left with the sad feeling that we never have enough to cover all our bills and the things that we need or want to buy. By overspending each month, we run up into debt more and more. Continue reading

How to wake up early and benefit from it?

How to wake up early and benefit from it?

For most of us, there is something really disappointing in the thought of waking up early. All that we want in the morning is to snooze the alarm for some extra five minutes and sleep till noon at the weekends. However, what I have discovered recently is the joy in the quiet morning hours, which I have deliberately dedicated to myself. I have found that waking early has been one of the best things I’ve done so far to boost my productivity and I thought you might like to know how I did it. Continue reading

How to manage a heavy workload?

How to manage a heavy workload?

Up until a few years ago, I was always seeking how to squeeze more and more into my days because I believed this was the only way to be productive and achieve your goals. Just do more, push yourself to the maximum and you will succeed. I was juggling between a full-time demanding corporate job, a university, a professional course and the challenges of living on my own. But somewhere in between my attempts to check all the ticks in my To Do lists, I lost touch with the things I valued the most. Continue reading