Archive for the ‘Quality of Life and Work’ Category

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

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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

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Reduce stress: Reduce your options

By johannatime On January 30, 2015 No Comments
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Having lots to do is a stressful state of mind. The thought of all the things that should be done is overwhelming. It paralyses you to the point where your productivity drops to zero. Do you have too many things to do on your list, or worse, on your mind? Getting nothing done? Please read

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Undercommit and overdeliver

By johannatime On November 22, 2014 No Comments
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Things are good when you expected less, things are bad when you expected more. The expected result will not be noticed. This post is about management of expectations. When you expect others to expect lots from you, you are setting yourself up for overwhelm and stress. Being productive is about getting the tasks done you committed yourself to. Let’s dive in.

A commitment is often an overcommitment

People tend

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Simply satisfied part 1: WHY to do lists work

By johannatime On October 11, 2014 No Comments
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When you have a to do list and then complete the tasks and cross them off, you know what I am talking about. In fact, everyone I know, who ever made a task list, gets an incredible boost of satisfaction when they manage to Click here to continue reading



Clear Calm Consistent

By johannatime On August 11, 2014 No Comments
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Do you have a boring office? That’s good. Because boring will not distract you. In an environment that is clear and clean, calm and quiet, consistent and predictable, you can focus on your priority without the overwhelm and excitement. Save the noise for your Friday afternoon drinks.

You may have heard of ‘clean calm and consistent’ as a parenting principle? Professionals, in this regard, are similar

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Don’t balance work and life

By johannatime On June 22, 2014 2 Comments
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Work/life balance, you know the challenge. The way people talk about ‘work/life balance’ makes the two look like opposites. As if there is work on one hand, and then life on the other. As if you’d be out of control not getting your work done if you’d blend the two. As if you should split yourself in half, or

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Don’t organise for the sake of organising

By johannatime On May 22, 2014 No Comments
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Why would you organise your life? Why would you label your folders? Why have an empty inbox every day? For the sake of a clean desk can’t be a goal in itself. Because it feels good doesn’t apply to everyone; many professionals have a high chaos tolerance. So let me explain the point of organising your work.

Organising your space, your work, your

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A weekly review is good for you: How to stay in control

By johannatime On January 11, 2014 No Comments
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Having a weekly review in your schedule is the best and only way to have full control over your work and life. This is how you prioritise effortlessly, increase your productivity and your focus for things that matter. By doing a weekly review you tackle overwhelm, so often caused by the busyness of our daily

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Holiday reflection time: how to look back on a wonderful year

By johannatime On December 18, 2013 No Comments
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The Christmas holidays are a time for reflection and reconciliation. Some days off work will help you get the busyness and overwhelm off your mind. I encourage you to look back for some moments, rather than being stressed about tomorrow’s deadlines. Somehow, hanging out with family instead of coworkers, helps you change your focus, too. I recommend you use this

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