productivity habits

Getting to Productivity

There’s no shortage of tips and practices out there to help turn you into a productivity ninja, including on this blog, but before running the race you have to get to the starting block. Here are five essential habits to get you fit and ready for the productivity sprint. Get at least seven hours of […]

Maximizing productivity

A Simple Daily Routine to Maximize Productivity

You can use the Pomodoro Technique to focus on one task at a time, and adhere to the principles of effective calendaring, checklists, and touching tasks only once. But operating at optimal productivity every day starts with the simple and so-obvious-it’s-overlooked premise: preparing for the next day by writing down and prioritizing tasks. The Ivy […]

Top Productivity Lesson: Touch It Once

Instead of re-evaluating a task yet again, saving too many articles to read later, or staring down an email for the fifth time, act the first time you encounter them and move on. Touch it once. Act on it. I’ve been trying this for the past few weeks with a marked improvement in productivity and […]

6 iPhone Productivity Tips

We love our iPhones. We surf the web on it, read entire books, play games, take pictures, watch videos, text our friends, and occasionally we even use it to make a call. And we download apps. Lots of apps. And we get notifications. Lots of them. And the battery dies. Here are a few tips […]

6 Blogging Productivity Tips

Blogging is a great way to build your reputation and market your expertise, but consistently putting out useful content can be a chore. Here are a few productivity tips to help you streamline that process. 1. Use Evernote to store ideas and headlines This practice has been the biggest blogging productivity boost for me. We […]