Posts Tagged ‘discipline’

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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A productive meeting is your responsibility

By johannatime On July 10, 2015 No Comments
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Do you like meetings? If you don’t, that’s probably because you think they are a waste of time. For a busy professional, meetings cause two problems: 1) they take time from you schedule and 2) you get more to do’s on your list. Therefore, they’d better be worth your while. Do you blame the chairperson? Here’s what you can, no,

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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 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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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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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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7 Rules for New Year’s resolutions that stick

By johannatime On December 22, 2014 No Comments
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This post I dedicate to my brave friend Giorgi who recently quit smoking in order for her to be a better role model for her seven year old son. It’s been a month or two since she had her last cigarette and I think she’s plain awesome having the courage to make this

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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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