In this week’s round-up we take a look at a rudely titled book that will help you tidy up all the rubbish in your house, how you can get organised with just a couple of pads and a calendar and how a nice cup of tea can make you super productive.
Team work is the most important part of everyone’s life – whether that be with a team in your office, a remote team or even your family. But managing others can be a daunting task at the best of times. This article from Team Gantt covers the expectations and realities of managing a team and how your attitude can impact on them.
How Tea Helps Boost My Focus and Creativity in the Afternoon – Nicole Bianchi
I love tea – how can I not? I am British after all! But did you know that a nice cuppa can help your productivity? I guess the act of taking a break to make a drink can help boost your focus but tea does have other health benefits too.
I am terrible for binge cleaning – I’ll let my office get to a state where there isn’t a clean surface to be seen anywhere (including the floor) then I’ll completely blitz it so it’s spotless until I slowly fill it up with rubbish again.
Despite the overally (and unecessarility) rude title “Unf*ck Your Habitat: You’re Better Than Your Mess“* offers a nice alternative to the rather feelings-orientated “Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up“ so if you’re looking at that pile of “stuff” and wondering how you’re going to cope with cleaning it this book may be the answer!
Five Productivity Tips For People Who Work For Themselves – Fast Company
Working for yourself can be both a blessing and a curse. You are able to pick projects that exite you and arrange deadlines that work for you – but there are many tempations avaialble if you’re not disclipined enough or, like me, are easily distracted!
You can’t be productive without a decent space to work in and this article goes through some simple tweaks you can make to your work area to make it more comfortable and enable you to ramp up your productivity.
You don’t need a tonne of equipment or spend a huge amount money to get an effective productivity system going – you can (according to Kelly Exeter at least) run your life using 2 pads and a calendar, and that’s all you need! What do you think? Is the system too simple, or so simple it’s fool proof?
Have A Great Weekend
Until next week, Stay Productive!