Stressed? Try these 3 tips!

December 12, 2011

Stress is unhealthy and should be avoided. Unfortunately, this is not always so easy. Periods full of events, such as the end of the year with its upcoming annual financial statements, preparations for Christmas, family celebrations and alike will quickly become stressful.

But with a few simple measures you will be able to brush off stress in the future...

Two simple ways to abide more easily by your resolutions in the future

October 02, 2011

Resolutions are a bit tricky. The moment you make them you are all for it and want to abide by them and to thereby change your life in some way or another. But only a short time after that you’ve already forgotten about your resolutions. Eventually you remember and find excuses why you couldn’t manage to abide by them. Over the years even your motivation suffers from your inconsequence and you make less and less resolutions because you lose faith in abiding by them.

In this article I want to show you two ways which will help you to change your resolutions into habits and keep them up...

How Traditional Task Management Kills Your Work/Life Balance

September 01, 2011

"I'll do it, when I have time..."

To be honest, we all throw this sentence around casually. But did you know that this sentence is an indicator of a bad Work/Life-Balance? The problem with "not having any time right now" is that important tasks get ousted by more urgent ones...

Two-Dimensional Task Planning with the Eisenhower Matrix

August 07, 2011

What is the Eisenhower Matrix?
Because traditional, linear task management systems only allow a temporal arrangement of tasks, they often lead one to prioritize urgent tasks over important tasks. That is due to the fact that the urgency of a task is often mixed up with the importance of a task. Humans just tend to want to take care of overdue tasks before it is too late to do so. They also accept that actual important tasks may be left undone because of that.

Two-dimensional task planning rectifies one of the main problems of linear task management schemes, that is, the la...

How to double your effectiveness in a week

July 24, 2011

Where do you think you would be if you had always focused on the essential tasks? What goals would you have achieved if you had paid no attention to all those unnecessary, time-devouring tasks?

How much time would you have saved, which you would have been able to spend on more interesting things?

Getting rid of unimportant time wasters
A major problem leading to poor efficiency is the preoccupation with unimportant tasks that consume time without bringing us closer to our goals. Unfortunately, time wasters are usually not visible at first glance. But if you learn to identify those tasks, you can eradicate them quickly. By giving time wasters little to no attention, you automatically have more time for tasks that advance your other goals.

A good way to identify time wasters is provided by ...

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