Everything You Need To Know About Productivity*
WE'RE ALL BAD AT PRODUCTIVITY. SERIOUSLY, PROCRASTINATION IS WHAT MAKES US HUMAN. BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THERE ISN'T ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT.
Career Contessa has been writing articles about everything career-related for years now so we figured we'd round up some of the best advice on our popular topics. 'Cause you know, who wants to go wading through the archives?
We're calling it the #CCTMI Series (because the goal here is to give you so much help, you're sick of us) and publishing a new roundup each Friday. Bookmark this page for later, and check back next week for a stockpile of our best freelancing and side hustling advice.
But now: the productive life.
*And then some.
BECAUSE IT'S ALWAYS BEST TO START AT THE VERY BEGINNING.
25 Ways to Be a More Productive Human - A list to get you started right away.
What’s Your Sign? Common Traits of the Four Productivity Types - It really does tell you so much.
How I shot my Productivity Through The Roof - The three basic steps to changing how you work for the better.
15 Time Management Skills to Master Before You’re 30 - Or whatever age you are, really. We're not sticklers.
- Productivity Notes - Our series dedicated to trying different productivity techniques, one week at a time.
WHEN IT COMES TO PRODUCTIVITY, IT'S ALL ABOUT THOSE ROUTINES.
How to Set Yourself Up for a Productive Day - Hint: it starts the night before.
8 Things Every Productive Person Does Before 8AM - Whatever you do, do not hit Snooze.
Back-to-back Meetings? How to Show Up and Still Get Work Done - We hate them, too.
SOMETIMES IT'S ABOUT WHAT NOT TO DO.
When Is It OK to be Bored at Work? - There's good bored and bad bored. Who knew?
One Bad Habit You Should Change This Week - Baby steps.
Overcoming Creative Burnout - Because burnout happens.
Put Down that iPhone! How Multitasking Kills Creativity - We're so used to productivity meaning "do everything as quickly as possible" that we forget what's really important.
ALL THE THINGS YOU NEED TO GET THINGS DONE.
The Top 10 Chrome Plugins to Maximize Productivity - 'Nuf said.
The Best Thing That Ever Happened to my Gmail - Or why Google Inbox is changing how we get our days done.
One Trick to Improve Focus: Write It Down - Remember when we used to use pencils?
How to Get Your Inbox to Zero Each Day - It's not as hard as it sounds.
5 Unorthodox To-Do Lists to Amp Your Productivity - To-do or to-do-not?
The To-Do List Tweak that Will Change Your Life - There's always room for improvement.
WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT OUR FRIENDS?
- 20 Everyday Productivity Hacks to Make You Win at Life - Winning at life? We're sold.
- 11 Brilliant Productivity Hacks from Successful People - "Hacks." Talk about a buzzword.
- How to Work from Home and Be Crazy Productive, Even If You’re Lazy - For all you freelancers out there.
- Can Working Fewer Hours Increase Productivity? I Tried It to Find Out - We can talk productivity all day. This woman actually went for it.
- Hire a Mentor - Having trouble getting started? Regardless of whether you're trying to start a job hunt or a new side gig, we've got an expert who can help.
YOU'LL WANT TO COME BACK TO THIS LATER.
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