It’s difficult to figure out how to write in a world that’s full of distractions. We all know that interruptions kill productivity. But background noise can slow you down in less obvious ways, too. For maximum impact, sound-proof your writing room. Writing requires focus, it requires a place without distraction.[Read more…] about Silence is golden: how to soundproofing your writing room
I am not what you would call a morning person. At heart, I’m a writer, for heaven’s sake! But getting up early has become really important for me. When I have a lot of work stacking up, it feels as if there simply aren’t enough hours in the day.[Read more…] about How I trained myself to get up earlier
The open plan modern office could be killing your productivity, reckons The Atlantic’s Julie Beck.[Read more…] about Why your office is hurting your productivity (and how to fix it)
Productivity is the result of habits and practices that we learn. Change them and we can become more productive. Ignore them and you get the productivity you deserve.
Despite a lot of gurus who make a lot of money telling you how to do it, the only person who can figure out if a given technique is going to work for you is you. Here is what works for me. I hope you find some of this useful.[Read more…] about 12 things that make me more productive
So much for the paperless office: either you’ve got an email inbox that each day brings fresh hell in the form of hundreds of messages, or you’ve got an in-tray brim-full of paper – or, if you’re particularly unlucky, you’ve got both.[Read more…] about 14 ways to put your inbox on a diet