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5 of the worst time management mistakes

By johannatime On May 10, 2015 No Comments
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Do you think you manage your time well? Are you in relaxed control of your work flow? Are you a productive professional getting things done? You’d be surprised how many time management tricks can be done better!

#1 Scheduling to do’s in your calendar

In an ultimate attempt to not forget what to do, we tend to schedule their to do’s in their calendars. We do this, because we will

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Habit of the month May: Bite sized chunks

By johannatime On May 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit featured this month is my number one recipe for beating procrastination and kickstart whatever difficult project that might be on your plate. Making all of your tasks into bite sized chunks makes you productive and tackles overwhelm instantly.

There will probably be tasks on your list, or if you don’t have a list, on your mind, that have an excellent excuse not to get done: you need

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Culling your Someday Maybe List

By johannatime On April 30, 2015 No Comments
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Do you have countless plans for the future? Ideas and leaps to take for your business and your career? Travel ambitions? Ideas for building or improving your home? Courses you’d like to take and challenges you might commit to? I had hundreds. Most of them will never be realised, because eventually, they’ll appear to be not relevant enough to follow up.

Someday maybe

I have a list for later. It is

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Don’t solve a problem until it is due!

By johannatime On April 10, 2015 No Comments
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A mañana attitude is not the most productive mindset. Rather, it often is more like procrastination than it is a relaxed way of life. However, there is an underestimated strategy beneath leaving tasks for tomorrow.

Project management as you know it

Do you manage projects sometimes? All of my clients do, and they all think mapping out actions ahead to complete the project is the way to go. It is not. In fact,

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Habit of the month April: Create extra time and never be late

By johannatime On April 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit of this month will increase your productivity as well as keep you calm around stressful and time sensitive moments, when everybody else is in a hurry. Maybe you know that feeling, that you don’t want to be late for a meeting or an appointment. But also, you don’t want to be early

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The sacrifices you’ll need to make for GTD® to solve your problems

By johannatime On March 30, 2015 No Comments
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As far as I know, Getting Things Done® (GTD®), invented by David Allen, is the most sensible, sustainable and only effective approach for time and work flow management and productivity. In some cases, it will prevent burn out and in all cases it brings peace of mind, because it gets you back in

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When you go: ‘I shouldn’t be doing this right now’

By johannatime On March 10, 2015 2 Comments
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You may know that restless feeling that you are wasting your time. The sense that there is something else right now that needs your attention more. It makes you feel overwhelmed and it takes away your flow, and worst of all, your productivity drops so nothing else gets done either.

Things you shouln’t be doing right now

You will probably know countless examples of doing something else:

  • You may find yourself organising
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Habit of the month March: Use keyboard shortcuts for successful living

By johannatime On March 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit of this month is a typical ‘small change huge effect’ type of behaviour. By using keyboard shortcuts (working on your computer using keys instead of your mouse) you’ll save bits of time countless times a day with very little effort. Also, you’ll save energy that you can now address to the hard thinking you need to

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Things don’t stay fresh by themselves

By johannatime On February 10, 2015 No Comments
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Quality work requires a calm and neat space free from distractions. So providing a good working environment for yourself is vital for your productivity, and indeed, it also makes work a lot more enjoyable. And if you think it’s your boss, your clients, or your co-workers who are making a mess, you are wrong!

Life cycles

The cycle of office life goes something like this:

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Habit of the month February: Capture all

By johannatime On February 1, 2015 No Comments
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Using your brain as a reminder what to do is a bad idea. This ‘organic’ type of work organisation will compromise your productivity and it will leave you feeling overwhelmed. The habit of the month February therefore, is about capturing everything and anything that has your attention into a trusted system, so there is nothing on your mind, and you’ll forget nothing either.

You may be familiar with

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