Have you ever had days when you’re just too lazy to do anything and you don’t feel like working at all?

I’m sure they were. We all have our lazy and unproductive days. Sometimes we don’t get enough sleep, sometimes we just don’t have much motivation, and sometimes we get distracted by something more exciting, like a new game.

What to do in such situations? In this post, we’ll look at a few ideas for making the most of your free time.

If you ask any person, do they have periods in their lives when their performance changes? They will…


Behaviors, situations, and environmental elements that make us waste our valuable time are usually called time thieves.

External time thieves are those that come from outside and we cannot prevent them from appearing, such as phone calls, messages, meetings, and all kinds of interruptions. The fact that these time thieves are beyond our control doesn’t mean that we can’t control their management. We can manage them and minimize the damage.

Internal time thieves come from our own behavior and way of doing things: habits, personal organization, lack of planning, etc.

It’s very easy to blame your poor productivity on external…


Regardless of whether you are going into the brave new world of remote work, one thing is sure: remote team management requires a strategy different from real-life management. In the long and short term, below are the recommendations for better, more effective, and more aggressive management of your remote staff.

Schedule management

Everyone’s got a different habit of sleeping. Everyone has different orders to run and work comfortably at different periods of the day. You might even be busy yourself as a project manager as you need to attend PMP training online to develop professionally. As everyone works at different hours, it’s…


Being a productive entrepreneur is not easy. There are so many distractions around that can hinder progress and goals. However, things are not so hopeless. There are many tools and techniques you can use to increase your productivity.

Focus on goals, not a to-do list

Always go towards your goal. Adjust the list of tasks to the requirements that need to be fulfilled to achieve the main goal. When deciding what goals you set for this year, do not get stuck in small details, figuring out exactly how you plan to achieve your goal. This is a big long-term goal that will serve as the foundation for…


Traditional management systems, both personal and for business, are based on the assignment of priority to each of the projects or actions to be carried out. It’s so common that, to a greater or lesser extent, we are all accustomed to working that way.

If we talk about self management, the main problem in assigning priority to tasks is that we usually do it according to their urgency. An urgency that, on the other hand, most of the time is subjective and not true, since we tend to perceive as urgent the “most recent” or “the loudest”.

This is not…


If you have observed very well, distractions can come in various ways while you are tending to a particular assignment. It is so bad that even when you are bound by a fast-approaching deadline, you find yourself succumbing to some form of distraction. For example, you are in the middle of doing an article, your phone is nearby and then a notification on Facebook pops up letting you know it is a close friend’s wedding anniversary. …


GTD is primarily a personal management tool, but that doesn’t mean that the methodology doesn’t cover your relationship with other people or entities from an organizational point of view. It does, and it does it very well.

In reality, there are only three types of issues that you need to manage in your relationship with others:

  1. Someone asks you to do something.
  2. You need someone to do something.
  3. You need to address some issue with someone.

GTD allows you to deal with this kind of inputs in the most effective way possible, without either overreacting or overlooking them when they…


Batching has its origins in the computing world. These are programs that run large but similar batches of work in terms of their resource requirements. An initial setup is required, but once this is done, all tasks can be run sequentially without the need for user interaction.

When a company designs an email marketing campaign, the program that segments the people who should receive the campaign and then sends hundreds of thousands of emails to its recipients is an example of batching.

What does this have to do with your personal effectiveness? Behind batching lies a key concept in productivity…


Nowadays when working from home is becoming the new normal workplace, rooms and other parts of houses are turning into home offices. As the actual work offices were built with ergonomic considerations to ensure healthy and safe places to do daily jobs, it should also be the same level of importance when you create your home office. You should not ignore the essence of making your home workplace or space to be not only conducive but also a place where your health is also primarily considered. …


A few years ago, David Allen, personal productivity expert and creator of Getting Things Done ( GTD), gave an extensive interview to The Atlantic that was published under the title David Allen on How to Fix Your Life. This is a compendium of his most valuable insights on how to tackle a variety of common problems in our current world.

Crisis

In a crisis situation, you tend to gather all the information that is potentially relevant and make decisions quickly. It’s essential that you trust your judgment and intuition at the moment. You have to act. You have to constantly course-correct…

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