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How you end your day is just as important as how you begin it. Here are eight tips that will close your today right, leaving you well prepared for tomorrow.
Re-balance and give you time to look (even celebrate sometimes) at what you achieved during the day.
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If you finish your day stressed and worried with lots of loose ends, it will impact your time at home as well as your sleep. String a few of these unhappy endings together and you'll watch your productivity plummet like a rock.
Although I do not set out my clothes for the next day, unless I am traveling (doesn't work for me)...all of the noted tips are excellent suggestions!
Reviewing the day and shifting the pending tasks forward has helped me to structure my day. Each day I review the pending tasks, read my emails from the evening, list today's tasks realistically, place a value and order, and then I start my day.
What tips do you have that help you remain prodctive and focused?
PS - Live on Purpose!
8 steps that are thorough and doable.
GTD is a powerful method to manage commitments, information, and communication.
GTD enables greater performance, capacity, and innovation. It alleviates the feeling of overwhelm, instilling focus, clarity, and confidence.
Step by step you will learn how to:
Do you want to get more stuffs achieved with less stress? Improve your well being, re-balance your personal / professional life... GTD might help you reaching these different goals.
Short personal story:
Back in 2007, while I was leading a +50 millions € project... In addition to this strategic project, my wife was pregnant and my son was 2 y/o... Then, I realized that sleeping less than 2 hours a day was not" sustainable" :) so I had to find something to help me to re-balance... This is when I discovered GTD, which I started to implement right away and that I never quit since then.
The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.
Positive thoughts help make stress intermittent by focusing your brain’s attention onto something that is completely stress-free. You have to give your wandering brain a little help by consciously selecting something positive to think about.
Leaders or top performers have well honed coping strategies that allow them to perform under stressful circumstances. Travis Bradberry’s article addresses effective strategies, or ten of the best or most effective strategies...“Some of these strategies may seem obvious, but the real challenge lies in recognizing when you need to use them and having the wherewithal to actually do so in spite of your stress.”
Whenever we lose steam in our GTD practice, I feel like the most powerful exercise is what David Allen calls “the mind-sweep.” Whenever I feel “out of control” with everything going on in my life, I try to step back and do a mind-sweep to regain...
A timely reminder for yours truly, who has had her eye firmly off the ball for the past week and her GTD system is suffering for it
The New Yorker's Maria Konnikova explains the science behind why we need to sleep more, waste less time on the Internet, and stop multitasking.
How often do you hear things like "let's ban email", "no more attachments", "death to PowerPoint decks", "we're going paperless", "meeting free friday" or one of dozens of "bans" designed to do awa...
"Busyness actually restricts professional performance and limits mental capacity." This is so true...
Very good post reflecting on our busyness...
Resources by Topic: Nurturing Resilience Managing Stress and Failure Responding to Trauma and Tragedy Grit and Growth Mindset There’s been a lot of talk lately about resilience (bouncing bac
A huge list of links pointing to articles dealing with:
Lots of great links in this wide ranging article.
Excited about how busy this reading list will keep me!
LinkedIn's career expert and bestselling author Nicole Williams offers five steps for staying cool when the stress heats up.
A nice dive into the self-confidence world and keys to build it.
This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share their secrets to being more productive. See all their #productivityhacks here.'2014 is my year!
“Medications, meditations, or chugging coffee not required.”
So there you go: Work out first thing. Feel better. Be smarter. Sure, you could work out after work, but then the happy feelings and extra brainpower will be wasted while you're asleep.
In the everydayness of our lives, change is quite often insignificant. There are times, however, when change disrupts this everydayness in ways that force us to adjust to a new normal. To distinguish between these two types of change, I will refer to the former as routine change and the latter as circumstantial change.
David Allen talks to Voxburner. (Productivity and the new generation http://t.co/5pF4sOQEr8 #gtd With @gtdguy)
Do you know the 3 signs you are burning out or the 4 ways to prevent it? #burnout #peakperformance
3 signs that you are burning outThe path to Burnout looks very different to being Burnout and Laurie Erdman identifies the 3 signs that will help you understand if you are on this path:
26 Time Management Hacks I Wish I’d Known at 20 Etienne Garbugli Product Design & Marketing Consultant (Quick, simple, and effective tips for Time Management and productivity.
A good set of advices... Have a look from time to time, and pick whatever you like / need
When life gets tough, James Altucher asks himself What would a Jedi do?
Originator of GTD, founder of David Allen Co - David Allen David Allen is the godfather of productivity. If you haven't read his books yet, you must. But it'...
45 min to understand it all and know how to start to implement it for yourself...
Give yourself the time and the chance to experiment stress-free productivity!
This is a pretty good description of procrastination–putting off what ought to be done now until some future date. The irony of procrastination is that most people think it's harmful, but nonetheless do it anyway for various kinds ...
Here we go... Short article about procrastination. Support, even though we should be balance and give room (small) for procrastination as well! :)
Nozbe v Remember The Milk. Which One Is Better? I like Nozbe. I like Remember the Milk. I've tried lots of other productivity and to do apps for daily tracking work- Things, Basecamp & Google A...
One of the biggest challenges Supervisors and Managers face is managing their time. Because of the very nature of their job, Supervisors and Managers are often bombarded with competing demands on ...
Effective Time Management is the process of deciding what to do and when.
This post is gathering a bunch of tips and good practices to help you to improve your time management.
@NickDuffill has a uploaded some terrific @Mindjet maps to Biggerplate: http://t.co/5QOka2YMQH Thanks for sharing Nick! #mindmap
Here are very valuable mind maps from Nick Dufill, who if you don't know him, is working for Gyronix. Gyronix is a great company that developed very powerful add-ons on Mindjet Mind Manager tool., such as GyroQ and ResultsManager.
Another day, another convoluted workflow to accomplish something simple.. .I wrote in my last post about how I was using Doit.im as my GTD (Getting Things Done) app.
I didn't try this one yet... But I thought it was worthing sharing it with you since this seems to do what I was waiting for since I bought my first iPhone (2007).
Being busy feels good — but it's not the same as being productive. Here's how to slow the pace and still get more done.
Bunch of advices to Get Things done... One ofmy favorite one:
"Back Away From Social Media
Unless social media is part of your job, it's probably one of the biggest drains of time in your day. Everyone needs a break here and there from work, but until you have the discipline to allot small windows of time to Facebook and stick to that, it's best to go cold turkey and avoid social media and games until after your work window has passed. Also, if you have an iPhone, use the "Do Not Disturb" function (and if you don't have an iPhone — there are plenty of Do Not Disturb apps available), so that emergency calls can get through, but distracting texts and push notifications won't. (See also: How to Break Your Social Media Habit)"
If you follow GTD and keep your trusted system up to date, then it is easy to leave work every day and feel like you have accomplished exactly what you needed to do for that day. I do this by performing a 10 minute Daily Review every morning.
After my post on the weekly review http://enectoux.wordpress.com/2013/12/27/the-weekly-review-how-to-maintain-mind-like-water/
Here comes the one regarding the Daily Review...