Category Archives: Productivity

Setting Up a Home Office Space

As measures are being taken to protect public health, many people are starting to work from home. If you’re a long-time work-from-home person, this might be no sweat. If you’re new to the whole home office thing, it can present both advantages and challenges. Avoiding a commute and setting your own schedule are great, but how do you make sure that you actually get stuff done during the day? Setting up a home office space is key. You can do this effectively in many cases by repurposing furniture and space that you already have. Continue reading Setting Up a Home Office Space

Staying Productive While Working from Home

If you’re new to working from home, it can present both some awesome benefits and potential challenges. With the recent trend of more people starting to work remotely in the interest of public health, it’s important to have a game plan. While working from home comes with plenty of appealing freedoms, it can also become difficult. In this week’s blog, we cover how to stay productive while working from home. If you approach your day and workload with a plan, you’ll be more likely to stay on task and feel good about your schedule. Continue reading Staying Productive While Working from Home

Is Passion Coming Out in Your Work?

It’s trite and all-too-easy for someone to give the simple advice of, “Follow your dreams.” While it’s good to keep an open mind and a sense of aspiration, following that advice isn’t as simple as it sounds. If your dream is to be a professional basketball player and you’re under six feet tall, you might have a hard time following that specific dream. Maybe the better advice then, is to find your passion. What is it that makes you tick as a person — outside of any specific context? Are you a caregiver? Do you have the need to inspire others? Do you want to make life better for others? Discovering your passion can make it easier to find the right work for you. Continue reading Is Passion Coming Out in Your Work?

How Do You Frame Your Work?

No, this blog is not specifically for painters or photographers. The way any person frames their work can have a dramatic impact on how satisfied they are with the job they’re doing. Sometimes, you may feel bored and unfulfilled by your job or a particular project, but those negative feelings may be corrected with a little reframing. When you understand the context in which you do your job — or anything at all — you may find added meaning that you didn’t know was there. Here is a quick guide to framing that can help you feel good about the work that you do. Continue reading How Do You Frame Your Work?

Build Breaks Into Your Schedule

Increasing your productivity isn’t all about finding ways to cram more stuff into your schedule. It’s mostly about being more efficient. When you operate with a clear headspace and focused intention, you can get way more done than if you simply try to power through your task list. One of the ways to help you care for your mental health and become more productive is by building breaks into your schedule. Everyone catches themselves spacing out from time to time. If you add more intention to those moments, you’ll get more out of them. Continue reading Build Breaks Into Your Schedule

How to Plan Effectively for Holiday Vacation

The holidays are almost here, which is an exciting time for many people! It may involve a trip home to see friends and family, or at the very least, a little well-earned time off. That being said, planning for this vacation time can be stressful. There’s the actual planning of any traveling or events that you have to do, but you also have to account for your work schedule. You don’t want to spend your entire vacation thinking about work stuff, so go into this season of merriment with a plan. Here’s how to plan effectively for holiday vacation. Continue reading How to Plan Effectively for Holiday Vacation

Can You Go with the Flow?

Everyone is always after the next great productivity hack. Is there a way to schedule your time better? Is there some magical supplement that can help you focus? Should you be doing calisthenics in the morning? The answers to these questions may vary depending on the individual, but one way to augment your productivity is by evaluating your mindset. This is especially helpful to creative types who are prone to distraction and procrastination. Ask yourself this: Are you someone who can go with the flow? Doing so may just help you get more done. Continue reading Can You Go with the Flow?

Time for a Goal-Setting Check In

One of the most important, and yet, most-overlooked components of goal setting is evaluation. You set a goal, you push to achieve it, you do or don’t achieve it, and then you set the next goal. If that’s your system, you’re missing a huge opportunity. It’s important to evaluate your own process from time to time. If you don’t, you may miss out on key signs that will point you in the right direction. It’s time for a goal setting check in. Let’s make sure that your system for setting and achieving goals is actually working for you. Continue reading Time for a Goal-Setting Check In

Set Your Own Standards for Productivity

When you work in any creative field (or any field at all, really), it can be easy to start comparing yourself to those around you. It’s easier than ever to do this, since you have access to the lives of your peers, and of people thousands of miles away via social media. Do you find yourself getting caught up on what you’re not doing or what you aren’t accomplishing? This can create a negative headspace that stunts your creativity and productivity. So, how can you avoid this spiraling feeling? Start by setting your own standards for productivity and evaluating them on your own terms. Continue reading Set Your Own Standards for Productivity

Make Your Own Effective Morning Routine

Routines are all about structure and consistency. When you have a morning routine that you can rely on, it acts as a ritual to help prepare you for the day. Of course, it’s important to shake it up every once in a while, but establishing a morning routine that works for you can help you be efficient with your time and get you started on a productive day. In this week’s blog, we cover how you can make your own effective morning routine. Even if you don’t consider yourself a “morning person,” there’s still a way to create a routine that is beneficial for you. Continue reading Make Your Own Effective Morning Routine