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Weekly Round-Up #21 – Productivity tips and Sleep, Sleep, Sleep WAKE!

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Hello, welcome to the weekend. Guess what… it’s yet another bank holiday weekend here in the UK! It does seem like we have a lot, but for some reason the powers that be like to put them all in one month and then we get nothing really for the rest of the year. Anyway another week’s gone and I thought I’d take a look at what’s been happening in the world of productivity, motivation and tech related stuff so that you can have something interesting and relaxing to read over your weekend… Enjoy!

Eight ways to radically increase your productivity – Globe and Mail

Maybe all you need to be more productive is a shift in perspective, like sitting on the opposite side of your desk! This article has some simple solutions that will help you re-evaluate your workspace and thought patterns to help you become a more productive version of you.

Book Review: ‘Getting Things Done’ by David Allen – 2015 Edition – Geek Dad

David Allen’s re-worked version of “Getting Things Done” has been out for a couple of months now and “Geek Dad” has a nice review of the 2015 version of the book including a link to his “Mac Power Users podcast” interview with the GTD maestro David Allen himself.

How to Be More Productive and Eliminate Time-Wasting Activities by Using the ‘Eisenhower Box’ – Huffpost Healthy Living

I’ve put this article here because I’m not sure why the author calls it an “Eisenhower Box” this is really similar to Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix… is this a case of which came first the Eisenhower or the Covey?

80 Productivity Tips From Incredibly Busy Experts – Time Management Chef

There are tips from 80 productivity experts in this list, although I wasn’t asked (a small oversight I’m sure!) there are such experts as Evan Carmichael, Joel Brown, Laura Vanderkam, Craig Jarrow and Neil Patel. They all have some great advice to give so it’s well worth a read.

7 Time Management Tricks That Keep Expert Multi-Taskers Sane – The Muse

Get the hard stuff out of the way first is one of the tips in this post as well as breaking your day up into segments.

Please Stop Saying These 25 Ridiculous Phrases at Work – Inc

I’ve had a bee in my bonnet about buzz words for quite some time, in fact I used to run a “Pointy Haired Boss management speak generator” (side note: I must see if I can resurrect that!) so I decided to think outside of the box and blue sky some items that had been on my radar before anyone moved the goal posts…. Someone pass the sick bucket!

How to get to sleep: eight surprising tricks and tips – The Telegraph

I’ve written recently about being able to get up in the morning easier but being able to get to sleep in the first place is half of the battle. I’ve tried the “4–7–8 technique” and found it reasonably successful but I think it’s more to do with relaxation and repetition than any “magical” quality however Higher Perspectives swears by it.

5 simple bedtime rituals that will make your mornings so much easier – Mashable

Once you’ve gotten to sleep and had your good and solid 8 hours, why should you rush around like a mad fool in the morning? Mashable gives you 5 simple tips to make your mornings a stress free time.

Have A Great Weekend

As it’s a Bank Holiday here in England It’s bound to rain so enjoy your reading and, as always if you have any articles you think would be suitable for sharing you can:

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