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Always feeling low on energy, tired and unable to accomplish things on your to-do list? As a result your productivity and time management is affected? You could be getting your energy levels wrong. Enter the Spoon Theory.

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How many spoons do you have in a day?

In other words, do you know what are the limits to your energy each day?

Do you over-estimate the energy you have available each day?

Are you constantly packing your days full and always feeling worn out?

What has spoons got to do with your energy anyway?

Read on to find out more about the spoon theory and how it can help you manage your energy.  (more…)

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Ever wondered what successful people do before bedtime? What are night routines and evening habits that will ensure you get better quality sleep and a productive morning? Here are some bed time habits and tips you can schedule into your life now, to help you sleep better and wake up to a more productive morning ahead!

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Some of the best night-time habits help you do several things:

  • Signal to your brain that it’s time to unwind and get ready for bed
  • Put you in a relaxed mood so that sleep comes easily
  • Prepare for the next day

If your pre bed-time routine consist of falling asleep on the couch watching netflix and then waking up at 2am to wash up before really going to bed… then, um, sorry to break it to you, but you’re probably getting it wrong.

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Goal Setting

How to conduct effective weekly reviews

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Do you want to: be more focused, more productive, set effective goals and slay them all? Enter the weekly review. Learn how to conduct a super effective one that will ensure many productive days and weeks ahead!

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Are you in the habit of reviewing your goals?

If so, how often do you do it?

Reviewing your goals is a very critical step to take in achieving them. It’s so easy to get bogged down by the little things, constantly reacting to what life throws at us instead of being proactive. It’s so easy to let life pass us by.

The days bleed into months and then years.

Many of us find that though time moves forward, our goals never do. We make the same resolutions year after year, the same tasks and projects appear on our to-do lists each week.

How do we solve this? How do we ensure that we make progress on our goals?

The Answer: The Weekly Goal Review 

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How to Stop Procrastinating? Regulate your emotions. An interview with Dr Timothy Pychyl. More on how to stop procrastinating tips and ideas in the article.You’ve been through this many times, haven’t you?

You want to finish up that essay, clean up that corner in your room, get through those 5 pesky things on your to-do list…

But you just can’t seem to do it.

Instead, you find yourself scrolling through your Instagram feed, daydreaming or maybe even skimming through this article.

Being an avid procrastinator, I’ve tried tons of time management hacks, downloaded plenty of apps; thinking that there must be a problem with the way I spend my time. But this article by Dr. Timothy Pychyl opened my eyes. It’s not so much about your time management – though that is also important – as it is more about your emotional state when you are about to do something.

Dr. Pychyl has devoted many years of study and research into the area of procrastination, having written a fascinating number of articles and books on it. An Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University, Ottawa, Dr. Pychyl is also a Director for the Initiatives in Education. I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Pychyl recently and he has shared his insights and tips on tackling procrastination.

Read on to find out more and check out his podcast and website to learn more about procrastination. (more…)