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The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment

April 23rd, 2013
It is amazing how quickly a to-do list can pile up. Have you seen that bit of dastardly magic happen in your life? You start the week with three priority-related tasks; by Monday night, you haven’t completed any of the original tasks and, somehow, your to-do list has more than quadrupled. You didn’t sleep the ...

6 Tips to Improve Your Time Management Skills

6 Tips to Improve Your Time Management SkillsWhen you learn and maintain good time management skills, you'll find freedom from deadline pressure and from stress in general. You'll be more productive, procrastinate less, and have more time to relax, which helps further decrease stress ...

New Year, New Goals — Maybe

New Year, New Goals -- MaybeThe New Year’s celebrations have come and gone. You’ve made your resolutions or you feel vaguely guilty that you didn’t. After all, that’s what the new year is all about, isn’t it? We’re supposed to take ...

So You Think You Want to Take Online Classes?

So You Think You Want to Take Online Classes? If you are a college student or if you are an adult who simply wants to become better educated, it’s a good time to take stock and to think about what you may need to ...

Is There an ADD Epidemic in Adults?

Is There an ADD Epidemic in Adults?Do you procrastinate? Do you have trouble with self-discipline, focus and motivation? Are you sometimes forgetful? If the answer is yes, then join the club! Most of us recognize these as some of the symptoms of ADD or Attention Deficit ...

18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

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In 18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done, Peter Bregman doesn’t offer a slew of strategies to accomplish all your activities per day. What he does offer is an approach to consider thoughtfully your priorities and ideas for truly accomplishing your top goals. His book helps readers build a ...

12 More Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Productive and Overcome Pitfalls

12 More Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Productive and Overcome PitfallsWhen you’re an entrepreneur, who inevitably wears many hats, managing your time can get tricky—especially when it’s tempting to work all day to grow your business. But being successful doesn’t mean being a slave to your work. ...

7 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Productive and Overcome Pitfalls

7 Ways Successful Entrepreneurs Stay Productive and Overcome PitfallsLast month, we spoke with five incredibly successful bloggers and entrepreneurs who shared their secrets to getting great things done. This month we’re featuring insight from three more thriving entrepreneurs. Here’s a summary of their secrets. Productivity ...

12 Ways Successful Bloggers, Entrepreneurs Stay Productive

12 Ways Successful Bloggers, Entrepreneurs Stay Productive Full-time bloggers and entrepreneurs have to juggle a wide range of responsibilities. At Psych Central, we wanted to know their secrets to super productivity. Here, five successful entrepreneurs, who do everything from designing jewelry to writing to coaching other ...

Getting Ready To Rejoin the Workforce

Getting Ready To Rejoin the WorkforceAfter six months on the job hunt following a layoff, you got so discouraged you gave up. Now the savings that kept you going for awhile are almost gone and unemployment benefits aren’t enough to live on. It’s time to ...

168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

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Our society is obsessed with time -- or, more accurately, our lack thereof. Work takes up most of our time. (We regularly read that Americans work over 60 hours a week, and that's still considered too little.) We don't spend as much time as we'd like with our families. We rarely have time for our ...

6 Ways to Get Organized and 5 More to Bust Through Procrastination

6 Ways to Get Organized and 5 More to Bust Through Procrastination Getting organized takes effort. It can seem impossible if your goal is to create a space that resembles the pages of a Pottery Barn catalog. But you might want to ...

12 Steps to Getting Everything Done in Your Day

12 Steps to Getting Everything Done in Your DayHow often have you wished for another hour in your day to complete or even start an essential task? “Time management is not really about time at all, it’s about decision management,” says Sara Caputo, MA, productivity coach, ...

10 Traits of Highly Productive People

10 Traits of Highly Productive PeopleFor many of us, productivity sounds like an intimidating word. Or it’s akin to catching a butterfly. You keep running after it, and just when you think you’ve got it and can bask in its beauty, it slips away from you. ...

10 Tips for Setting Successful Resolutions That Stick

10 Tips for Setting Successful Resolutions That StickWe know what you're thinking: Here's another article that’s going to give me the same old tips for making and keeping New Year's resolutions. But while we understand your skepticism, these 10 ideas help you figure out why resolutions often are ...

End Procrastination Now! Get It Done with a Proven Psychological Approach

BOOK REVIEW.
Ever put off an activity 'til another day — which turns into a few months? Wished you would’ve started earlier on a project only to procrastinate the next time around? Missed a deadline altogether because you procrastinated and ran out of time? Whether it’s studying for an exam, writing a paper, working on a project or ...

Getting Around To It: Causes and Cures for Student Procrastination

Getting Around To It: Causes and Cures for Student ProcrastinationI had to laugh at myself. While thinking about doing an article on procrastination, I looked like a classic case. I got up early to get to it. Really I did. But I figured I first had to pay ...

The Second Half of the Semester

The Second Half of the SemesterMidterms are over and you are now confronted with the state of your grades. Maybe you did okay or even more than okay but it was high stress all the way. Or maybe you didn’t do as well as you could or ...

Tips for Getting Kids To Clean Their Rooms

Tips for Getting Kids To Clean Their RoomsIt's a battle that is waged in millions of households across America every Saturday morning. Mom or Dad or both say, perhaps gently the first time, "Okay, guys. It's time to clean up your rooms." The kids whine, dawdle, ...

Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success

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In Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success, Meg Selig uses Prochaska and DiClemente’s Transtheoretical Stages of Change Model as a “springboard” for inspiring habit change. Selig breaks down each stage (Pre-Contemplation, Contemplation, Preparation, Action, Relapse, Maintenance, and Termination) with definitions and motivating tips to break your habit. Selig opens the book with her reasons ...

The Skinny on Time Management: How To Maximize Your 24-Hour Gift

BOOK REVIEW.
Time management is no doubt a universal topic. Especially in today’s productivity-focused society, most — if not all — people want to know the secret to managing their time more effectively. The Skinny on Time Management: How To Maximize Your 24-Hour Gift aims to do just that: provide the best of the best of time ...

ADHD & Productivity: 12 Strategies for Getting Things Done

ADHD & ProductivityFor someone with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), completing a task can be fraught with challenges. Distractions such as e-mail, Internet, TV and other tasks abound. People with ADHD often face a special challenge in remaining productive, especially in distraction-driven environments (such as the office or even ...

10 Ways To Find New Motivation and Rise Above Roadblocks

10 Ways To Find New Motivation and Rise Above Roadblocks How often do you lament, “If only I were more motivated, I could get so much done and be successful”? For many of us, motivation seems hard to find. Whenever a tough project pops up or we have ...
 
 
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