No one likes it when someone tells you that what you’ve been doing “forever” is ineffective, but breaking some of those bad habits can help you boost your productivity and use your time more efficiently.
As a home-based freelancer, it’s vital to be mindful of the ways in which you can optimize your productivity. I’m a writer, so when I receive an assignment, I list items like transcribing the interview, and creating a first, second, third and final draft. As the story begins to form, I focus on additional research, quote gathering, and cutting word count.
Making the transition to working from home can be a challenge in the best of times. These days, with social distancing efforts making more and more positions remote, it can be hard to adjust to the “new normal” and cope with the fear surrounding COVID-19. As various states begin to prepare to re-open to varying degrees, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the air.
How you rise determines how you shine (or slog) through the day. The morning rituals we incorporate set the stage for how the rest of the day will unfold - in the words of Ben Franklin, “Early to bed and early to rise makes man healthy, wealthy and wise.” In fact, many of our most successful entrepreneurs view their mornings as the most important part of their days. In this post, we’ll share a few simple changes you can make to your morning ritual that have been scientifically shown to improve energy levels, boost health, and encourage mental relaxation.
From the cubicle to the open concept, there are numerous examples of designs that have been effective for some industries and teams, while being a stonewall distraction for others.