3 Personal Productivity Ideas that Work Like Magic

Mary Foley Be More Productive
3 personal productivity ideas that work like magic

Is your personal productivity in the tank from the daily deluge of email and requests? Want a few personal productive ideas that work like magic?

Then, you’re like savvy Amy who sent me this email question:

“My email inbox has grown beyond my comfort and I want to implement some good strategies to be organized and to go full speed ahead. Any advice, like going to my local office supply store to see if they have some type of magical notebook?”

Here are 3 ideas I shared with Amy for her to create her own magic (including a magic notebook!). Not very glam, but they work. Use them to create your own personal productivity magic, too!

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You Will Never Have Enough Time Until You Do These 2 Things

Mary Foley Be More Productive

Did you run out of time today? Again? Ugh, it seems you never have enough time.

You begin your work day with full intention of being productive and before you know it your boss asked you to take care of something. Then your co-worker needed information for her 11 am meeting. Oh, and a client called with an emergency. Plus, your chatty colleague just had to tell you all the details about their weekend hiking trip.

The day is over and your list is hardly done. It might even be longer!

Understandable, responsive, and entertaining. But, you are left with a lingering to-do list and a really loud sucking sound from the time vacuum cleaner.

Productivity experts offer helpful suggestions such as managing your e-mail and social media, using productivity software, and getting organized. These can be useful tactics.

They can also be useless. You will never have enough time until you consistently do these two things.

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10 Practical, Productive, Fun Tips to Help You Thrive on Change

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10 Practical, Productive, Fun Tips to Help You Thrive on Change

Anything shifting in your career, your business or your life? Any new change you have initiated or are adjusting to right now? Right, got a pulse?!

As the world turns faster and faster, as events come at us like a bad movie marathon, and as we start down new paths in our lives, the ability to stay sane amidst the swirl isn’t just nice, it’s a critical, strategic skill.

Here are 10 tips to thrive on change that are practical, productive and fun!

#1  See change for what it is. Change is uncomfortable, so we avoid it. But, to have any chance of thriving on change, you have to accept that it’s happening. See it for what it is – and what it isn’t. Face it, get the facts, and understand what it really means.

#2  Get mad, cry and whine. Change is emotional. If you bottle up your feelings, they will only work against you. So allow yourself to get mad, cry and whine. But only for a short time and not at others. During a 20 minute shower is a good option. You’re wet anyway.

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