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Habit of the month August: E-mail etiquette

By johannatime On August 1, 2015 No Comments
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Are you sometimes annoyed by an e-mail? Or even offended? Do you agree that there are too many e-mails in your inbox, that they are too long, and often unclear? I am a true advocate for good manners and mutual respect amongst coworkers and professionals, so let’s make this world a better place: You can

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Habit of the month July: Inbox zero

By johannatime On July 1, 2015 No Comments
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So many people dream of it: an empty e-mail inbox. Even if it was only once! Agreed, having none in ‘in’ feels amazing. Imagine granting this awesome gift to yourself on a daily basis: you’d finally get some work done, be tremendously productive and not get paralysed by overwhelm, or even slightly distracted. This ultimate state of joyful control is within arm’s reach, so please continue

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Habit of the month June: Do a daily review

By johannatime On June 1, 2015 No Comments
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The habit of this month is yet another simple way to improve your productivity, tackle procrastination and prevent overwhelm. By embracing this habit, you’ll build in some structure to wrap up your day and prepare for the next. And because it is a very small effort, performed daily, it is a

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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

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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

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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

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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,

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Habit of the month January: Singletasking

By johannatime On January 1, 2015 No Comments
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Singletasking is a sensible habit. It makes you feel more in control, less overwhelmed, more productive and more satisfied about your work. So the habit of the month January is:

S  I  N  G  L  E  T  A  S  K  I  N  G

An alternative to singletasking, multitasking, is the automatic behaviour of the majority

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Habit of the month December: The 2 minute rule

By johannatime On December 1, 2014 No Comments
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For the last habit of the year I chose one that resonates with lots of people, because it is easy to remember and easy to apply. It is an essential strategy also, for dealing with all of those tiny ad hoc tasks that often leave

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Habit of the month November: Obey your biorhythm

By johannatime On November 1, 2014 No Comments
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Your grandmother may have told you so: there is a good time for everything. Well, bless your nana’s wisdom, because she was right. Ironically, I’m now writing this post in my after lunch dip, where I shoud’ve done it this morning, because my mornings are a good time for writing.

Patterns in nature

For

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