Time management doesn’t have to be complicated!

Time management doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, the more complicated we make our systems for managing and tracking time, the less we’ll be likely to stick with it. To help us get a grip on basic fundamentals of time management, we asked some questions of Clare Evans, Time Management and Productivity Coach and…

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Posted on: February 11, 2016 by Stephen

Science Says What You Wear Largely Affects How You Think and Behave

We all know that the way we dress speaks a lot about our personality, but as the years pass, numerous scientific studies have shown that what we wear also affects the way we think and behave. Even though these researches are mainly small, due to a great number of them, the first results mostly show…

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Posted on: February 4, 2016 by Stephen

Six Scientifically Supported Ways to Crush Procrastination

Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited amount of alternatives to doing our work. Since that’s the case, this Lifehacker article offers 6 ways to combat procrastination.   1) Pre-commit to the dreaded task – a great tip for…

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Posted on: January 21, 2016 by Stephen

Getting Through a Busy Day With No Sleep

  We all know the importance of getting a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can cause anxiety, irritability and affect your ability to retain information, all impairing your productivity. But as all busy entrepreneurs know, sometimes getting a full night of shut-eye just isn’t possible. This Entrepreneur Magazine article offers some tips for powering…

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Posted on: January 14, 2016 by Stephen

How to Stop Procrastinating With the “2-Minute Rule”

Most of the tasks that you procrastinate on aren’t actually difficult to do — you have the talent and skills to accomplish them — you just avoid starting them for one reason or another.   According to this post in Business Insider, the 2-Minute Rule overcomes procrastination and laziness by making it so easy to…

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Posted on: January 7, 2016 by Stephen

Happy New Year from OfficeTime!

  Happy New Year from OfficeTime! Besides vowing to take better care of our body (losing weight, joining a gym) and our money (getting out of debt, saving more for retirement), one of the most common New Years resolutions is to take better care of that other priceless commodity — our time!   For those…

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Posted on: January 5, 2016 by Stephen

Time Management Technique That Can Change Your Day!

How can a simple time management technique change your workday? Believe it or not, according to the author of this Fast Company article (linked), the Pomodoro Technique helped him go from working upward of 60-100 hours per week to 16.7 hours of time devoted to true productivity.   This technique seems simple, yet would likely…

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Posted on: December 28, 2015 by Stephen

The 7 Rules of Personal Productivity

  You don’t have too much to do. Productivity and time management aren't your problem. You just have to be disciplined about setting priorities, focusing on what’s important, and letting go of what isn’t. When there’s something you really want to achieve, you'll find a way. As unproductive as I am, at least by all…

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Posted on: December 21, 2015 by Stephen

Time Tracking: Why Every Developer Should Do It

Every software and web developer has probably heard that hourly time tracking just doesn’t stick in this line of work. They name different reasons: programmers’ output can be very uneven and may be dramatically different from day to day or even from hour to hour,  the work involves a lot of backtracking and so on….

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Posted on: December 14, 2015 by Stephen

Why Small Businesses Benefit From Time Tracking Software

The old expression “time is money” is even more true when one is running a small business. For the small business, time is a value commodity and has to be carefully managed if the business is to thrive. That makes the need to track the times and payrolls of salaried employees and contractors important. In…

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Posted on: December 7, 2015 by Stephen