Weekly Round-Up #111: Time Management Tips, A New App For Managing Your Time & Become An Alexa Master
Welcome to this week’s round-up where we take a look at the only time management tip you’ll need – well it’s turns out there may be two of them actually! We also look at whether we think about time management too much and also what your 1920’s job would be!
Alexa Productivity Apps & Skills: A Complete Guide – Almost Millions
Alexa on the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and Amazon Tap aren’t just about finding out what the weather’s going to do tomorrow or cuing up the next song on your “Let’s be productive” playlist – they can do a lot more to help you become more productive from setting alarms to helping you manage your finances. This post from Almost Millions covers the wide range of tasks Alexa can help you with.
Time App – Blue Cocoa
If you’re looking for a new and interesting way to manage your schedule then take a look at the Time App available on iOS. The app lets you to schedule tasks, move them easily and keep track of how much time you’re spending on each task. The more you use the app the more it learns and will make suggestions to help you enhance your productivity.
You might think that in order to be an effective manager you need to be an extrovert, right? After all surely an introvert couldn’t manage people – they’re too quiet aren’t they? This article from Team Gantt looks at where the most effective managers fall on the spectrum.
Delegating: The Only Time Management Tip You Need – Business 2 Community
If you’re in a role that allows you to delegate jobs then this may be an effective time management tool that you’re missing out on. Some things can be delegated or automated to enable you to focus on more important tasks. This post from Business 2 Community takes a look at the advantages of delegation and how you can figure out what to pass on to others.
The Best Time-Management Tip Of Them All – Seattle Times
Some of us don’t have the luxury of ditching meetings or delegating work to someone else and for the majority of us have no chance of living the Four Hour Work Week so what if there was one tip – yes, one single tip that can make you more productive? According to the Seattle Times there’s just one thing you need to do in order to get more things done!
Time Management Is Ruining Our Lives – Gulf News
What if we’re concentrating too much on how we go about doing things, and thinking about how to be more productive rather than actually doing things.
Grab a coffee before reading this post from The Gulf News, it’s quite long but it’s really made me think about a few aspects of how I go about productivity – and talk to you guys about it too.
Did you know that working in a white room will lead you to make more errors? How come most offices are painted white – it’s like they’re setting you up to fail! Oh, and that co-worker who wants the AC turning up a bit? Turns out they might be right! Check out this Infographic from the Luxafor Blog for more interesting productivity hacks.
There’s some great look Chrome extensions in this infographic that I hadn’t heard of before – I especially like the sound of Dayboard which replaces your “New” tab with a 5-item daily to-do list. If you’re running Chrome then this infographic is well worth a look.
How To Be Good At Multitasking – The Pound Place On Pounds To Pocket
I’m sure long-term readers are aware that I’m quite “anti” multi-tasking, however we all do it – heck, I’m doing it now by writing this, watching a rubbish film and having a conversation with my Dad. So, with that in mind, check out this infographic from The Pound Place that shows you the “best” time to multitask and how to do it.
Mental Health – An Understanding and Remedies – Naveen Hospital
Mental health is becoming more openly talked about – and rightly so. If you’re feeling stressed and overwhelmed, this can lead to depression and anxiety, ill health and a host of other issues. If you’re feeling depressed then please speak to a health advisor or contact the Samaritans in the UK and Ireland or Befrienders Worldwide elsewhere. They’re there to listen to you 24 hours a day.
Which Job Would You Have in the 1920s? – On Stride
Finally, a bit of fun for your Friday afternoon. Check out this infographic to see what your job would have been in the 1920’s. I got a “Cook at Chatsworth House– it’s a good job I like cooking!