To Get More Done, Pretend You’re Going on Vacation

Have you ever noticed that you're super-productive right before you go away for a week or two? The thought of a potentially distraction-free vacation is a powerful inducement to get stuff done in a timely fashion. The thing is, you could probably use that kind of time management wizardry even when you're not planning on heading to the beach anytime soon. Think about what you could do with a free afternoon every week, or an extra hour or two a day. If you heed the lessons you learn when you're getting ready for vacation, you can reap benefits in the form of more time to think great thoughts, learn something new, or even take a nap, if your boss is cool with it. Here's how.

5 Time-Saving Tips for the Overwhelmed Working Parent

Let's face it. The demands of being a working parent are relentless, and there are never enough hours in a day, month, or year. While we don't promise to make the feat of being a working parent a breeze, we do hope that these five time- and sanity-saving tips will make your everyday a bit more efficient and maybe -- just maybe -- a little less stressful.

3 Ways to Wake Up on Time (Even if You’re Not a Morning Person)

It's important to start your work day on the right foot. It can be very hard to feel strong, positive, and energized in the morning when you already feel like you're running behind. Getting to work on time can be a real struggle for some. So, if you're not a morning person, or if you find yourself arriving a little late from time to time, it might be a good idea to look into some new strategies for getting yourself up and out of the door in the morning.

Email Management Stinks Because You Do

Just as a car won’t maintain itself, your emails won’t manage themselves either. We’ll teach you five painfully basic tips to mastering email management so that you can, eventually, make the task of cleaning out your inbox a little less horrible.

Use Tomatoes to Manage Your Time

In part two of my series on productivity, I bring you a time management method that is so simple you don’t even need a smartphone. All you need is a timer, some paper, and a pencil. Now that’s refreshing.

3 Ways to Downsize Your Workday

Between all the clients you've committed to, a few charities you volunteer with, and the countless and endless number of things you have to do, you're starting to realize you just don't have enough time. Does this scenario sound familiar? If so, here are three ways you can downsize your workday and open up time for fun, friends and family.