How To Work Effectively, Not Efficiently

How To Work Effectively, Not Efficiently

We have a fear of being still. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that people believe being busy is “a sign of success and hard work.” This is why no driven person would ever dare say that they weren’t doing anything for the afternoon or that they were taking a day off from pursuing career goals. In our society, such actions would be perceived as laziness.

This tendency, however, can be harmful for effective goal setting.

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5 Day Planner Options to Help You Reach Your Goals - BestSelf Blog

5 Day Planners to Help You Reach Your Goals

Do you ever wake up feeling overwhelmed by all the work you have to do? This feeling can be paralyzing and demotivating, causing you to spend an entire day floundering around instead of doing your best work.

We recommend using a day planner to keep your to-do list from running rampant in your head. With one of these tools, you can map out your daily to-do list, weekly plans and larger goals with ease. However, the number of day planners on the market can be overwhelming.

It’s Time to Ditch Multi-Tasking: How to Improve Your Productivity Through Time Blocking

It’s Time to Ditch Multi-Tasking: How to Use Time Blocking to Improve Your Productivity

With more options comes more stress, but you can cut down on distractions with time blocking.

We rarely interact with single-functionality technology anymore. Every piece of technology has a number of uses. When we open our laptops to write a report, it’s not like using a typewriter. We’re not limited by our laptops to just write. Instead, we can also check our email, pull together that presentation and make plans for dinner — all while “writing that report.” Learning the practice of time blocking will ensure that your to-do list doesn’t get lost in an endless stream of distractions.

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Setting SMART Goals to Clear the Path Ahead

Like most people, you probably have dreams and aspirations for your life. If you accomplish certain tasks and perform specific activities, you may fulfill these desires.

But achieving your dreams is challenging, and developing confidence and a clear path to success can be difficult. How can we foresee the common pitfalls if we don’t know what they are?