His wife left a note for him to prepare dinner that evening:
“Shepherd’s Pie needs to be taken out of the fridge and placed in the oven at 140 degrees.”
This post originated as a response to a Facebook request that is currently making the rounds entitled, “25 Random Things About Me” and the rules of engagement are stated in the next two paragraphs. Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. …View full post
According to the Harvard Business blog, you can organize an eight-hour work day and keep it on track by creating a ritual that’ll only take a total of 18 minutes each day.
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Harvard Business blog’s Peter Bregman outlines three steps on how to avoid those days when you can barely remember what you intended to accomplish by the time you reach for your keyboard:
STEP 1 (5 Minutes) Set Plan for Day.
STEP 2 (1 minute every hour) Refocus..
STEP 3 (5 Minutes) Review.
Basically, you’ll start the day off right by grabbing a sheet of paper and writing down the goals which you can realistically accomplish that day. The important part is to immediately assign time slots to those tasks by order of importance and difficulty because these designated times make you more likely to accomplish your goals and give you a way of tracking your progress once every hour. At the end of the work day, you’ll take a few minutes to review not just the last hour, but the entire day. Did you stay on track? What can you do differently tomorrow to retain or improve your productivity?
Check out the full details on this time management ritual on the Harvard Business blog and tell us about how you organize your days and prevent slumps in productivity. Do you have a ritual or do you fly by the seat of your pants and hope for the best? Share your workday time management successes (or failures) in the comments.
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If the upcoming switch to HD digital broadcasting has you considering dropping cable for the free stuff, the AntennaWeb site can help find the receiver that will net the most channels at your address. The free-to-use site only requires your street address or ZIP code and asks whether you’ve got any tall buildings or trees …View full post
It’s one thing to encounter prominent banners at Wikipedia soliciting donations during a fund drive. Such things are understandable and I can easily dismiss them with a single click. But it’s another thing to receive direct e-mail solicitation messages asking me to pester my friends to donate too! Today I received my first such e-mail …View full post
Do you ever have difficulty keeping tabs on television shows of interest? Even with the advent of DVRs it’s easy enough to accidentally erase an event, have a scheduling conflict, experience weather bulletins ruining the mood, etc. Fortunately, some networks now support the viewing of previous episodes within a web browser. And this is a …View full post