Did you feel less productive yesterday? You’re not alone.

Was it tough to get up after daylight savings time? Even though it was Monday, was it tough to get through the day? You’re not alone. A new study looked at the number of workers “cyberloafing” (that was a new term for me, too, don’t worry). Cyberloafing is simply the act of people lounging around the internet, not doing much. …

Does remote working work?

By now, you’ve heard everything about remote working: The Zappos CEO doesn’t work from home. Yahoo! is no longer allowing remote workers. Best Buy, one of the innovators in a remote workforce, has revisited their work at home policy. Jason Fried preaches telecommuting more than a baptist preaching hell, fire and brimstone. Aetna swears by their telecommuting policy. Who is …

The Gmail productivity feature you don’t know about, but need – auto-advance

This little Gmail feature has increased my productivity incredibly over the past week. I’ve spent the past week trying to check email only a couple of times a day and this little feature is perfect. When you archive a message, instead of going to the inbox, it simply goes over to the next message. Remember: your inbox is NOT your to-do list. You …

3 ways to reclaim 520 hours every year

If you’re anything like me, you have to constantly struggle to keep up with the ever-changing technology world and social media. Here are a couple of new ways that I save time every day that add up to save me hours a week: Hello Launch Ticker, Goodbye Google Reader I realized, very quickly, that I could spend all day reading …

The “I don’t have time” myth

I hear it all the time: “I don’t have time to write.” “I don’t have time to workout.” “I don’t have time to eat healthy.” “I don’t have time to read.” I have one thing to say: BS! Wait…there is one thing that you don’t have time for. Bronchitis. Ain’t no body got time for that. 🙂 A new research study …

How to manage email in 6 easy steps

  We all have a love-hate relationship with email. In fact, that relationship is scientific. It turns out that we all release a little bit of dopamine when we get a new email. It feels good, it’s addictive. Too many of us are addicted to email, hanging on until we get that next email, that next push notification, that next …