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Weekly Round-Up #132: To-Do Lists, Productivity Habits & Why You Should Nap

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Weekly Round-Up #132: To-Do Lists, Productivity Habits & Why You Should Nap

This week we take a look at the psychology between our fascination with to-do lists, time management and productivity tips and why sleep is super important!

14 Time Management Tips I Learned from Building a Startup – Huffington Post

You don’t have to be working for a large company to need time management tips. Whether you’re a one man band, a small bootstrapped start-up or a medium sized business these simple 14 time management tips will help any sized business become more time efficient.

The Psychology Of The To-Do List – Why Your Brain Loves Ordered Tasks – The Guardian

I’d not heard of the “Zeigarnik effect” before – if you’re in the same boat then it’s the way that the brain remembers what we need to do rather than what we have done. This means that all of these items are stuck in our “Psychic Ram“ taking up our attention which is why we all love a good to-do list.

10 Work Habits That Will Revolutionize Your Productivity! – CareerMetis

Sticking with to-do lists and productivity, this list of 10 habit covers some great tips on how you can become more productive. I don’t really agree with the first tip – “Write everything on your calendar” (I’m a firm believer that a calendar should be for agenda/date-based tasks, not to-do items) but I do agree that we should complain less!

How to Stop Overbooking Your Schedule – The Order Expert

Speaking of calendars – if yours is chock-full of tasks then you will find it hard to work out where your actual time-based calendar items are and this may lead you to cram more things into your schedule that you can manage. The main thing you need to consider is creating a scheduling plan – what hours are available for items to be scheduled and what type of things can be scheduled on what days.

Stoicism on Courage: The 6 Pillars of Developing Self Esteem And Confidence Teaching Entrepreneurs

I’d like to think that we’d hold the 6 pillars of self-esteem in high regard whether we’re a follower of Stoicism or not but this is a good reminder of what we should be looking for within ourselves and others.

10 Ways To Avoid Shopping On Impulse – PoundsToPocket

I hate shopping in bricks and mortar (read: Real World) stores. I’ll enter a shop with a clear list of items in my head – don’t find it? Can’t find it quickly? I’m outta there!

Online shopping is a whole different kettle of fish though! People who bought x item also bought y??? I’ll check that out and probably add it to my basket!

I’ve completed a “No Amazon Spend” month before and saved a small fortune and this article will go some way to helping you resist the urge to buy “stuff”.

If you need extra motivation check out these different no spend trackers on Pinterest

11 Habits That Can Absolutely Transform Your Productivity

Any article that includes a daytime nap gets my vote! There’s also an interesting graph on how lack of sleep can affect your sick days at work – spoiler alert: less sleep equals more time off (duh)!

TLDR: Sleep Loads!

What Your Sleeping Position Says About You – TipHero

I’m not sure how accurate these types of posts are but I thought I’d add it as a bit of light-hearted relief this week.

Let me know in the comments whether you agree with your sleeping position description in the comments below!

Have A Great Weekend

I hope you have a great weekend, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.
Until next week, Stay Productive!

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