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Less Stress with Children in the Mornings

May 14th, 2013 · No Comments

Although a lot of productivity and time management advice focuses on what you do at work, the reality is that your morning routine can be every bit as important (and sometimes, even more important) than your work habits. After all, starting the day feeling rushed and stressed out is no way to prepare for an […]

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Does More Money Really Equal Less Time?

March 22nd, 2011 · No Comments

The more money you make, the more time pressure you feel.  At least that is according to an article in the February issue of the Journal of Applied Psychology. In an attempt to explain why most Americans feel that they just do not have enough time, a study discovered that both the amount of free time we […]

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Link between Productivity and Benefits?

May 26th, 2010 · 3 Comments

In a recent post, I addressed the pressures on workers resulting from the economic downturn.  A  MetLife study, released in April (based on the fourth quarter of 2009), found that despite increased workloads, employees were more satisfied with benefits now, even though the benefits had not increased over the last years.  However I tend to question […]

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Working Overtime Again? Another Dangerous Link Between Poor Time Management and Mental Health

July 22nd, 2008 · No Comments

The news keeps hitting us with more results on studies about links between work and health, both physical and mental.  One of my posts last month, titled “Vacations 2008:  Are We Making Strides in Managing Time and Stress?” referenced a study published in Psychosomatic Medicine and another conducted at the Marshfield Clinic in Wisconsin.  They related to […]

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Tags: Stress Management · Work Hours · Work Life Balance

Maintaining Your Inventory: Home Matters

May 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Many companies periodically conduct an inventory which allows them to maintain an accurate count of materials, detail a valuation of assets, and a provide a catalog for replacement needs in the event of natural disaster. Although inventories take time up front, they are great time management tools in the long term. Just compare the difference […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips · Planning · Stress Management · Time Management

Improving Executive Function: How Time Management Systems Strengthen Performance

May 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Executive Function: assessing, prioritizing, assigning mental functions, tracking multiple activities, reflecting These are all characteristics that a good executive performs daily. They are also the tasks that emanate from your brain’s prefrontal cortex. This region of your brain is the one that sustains the most damage from prolonged periods of stress. In our fast-paced daily […]

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Tags: Multitasking · Personal Productivity · Stress Management · Task Management · Time Management

The Stress Factor in Connecting Time, Money, and Productivity

April 24th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Where did this week go?” That common phrase can be interpreted in two different ways: It was a great week. I had so much fun/got so much done that it flew by. I don’t feel that I accomplished anything I had planned, and it is already the end of the week. It is not hard […]

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Tags: Interruptions · Multitasking · Office Productivity · Planning · Stress Management · Task Management · Time Management

No One Is Good at Multitasking

April 3rd, 2008 · 5 Comments

Job Advertisement: “Must be good at multitasking.” Obviously the company that posted the above ad is not up-to-date on current research which shows that no one is good at multitasking. Now I realize that you are probably disagreeing with me right now, since you multitask throughout the day, but reality is that our brains are […]

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Are You Stretched Beyond Your Limit?

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments

My last post discussed how we stretch ourselves to the limit and then can push ourselves further when driving as we try to reach a destination quickly, often in the interest of better time management. At that same time the news came out about the possibility that two Mesa Air pilots both fell asleep in […]

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Tags: Stress Management · Time Management · Work Life Balance

Night Shifts and Stressful Nights

January 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

Recently a headline hit all of the major papers, asking, “Is Night Shift Tied to Cancer?” The International Agency for Research on Cancer is adding overnight-shift work as a probably carcinogen. This doesn’t mean that working nights will, by itself, cause cancer. What happens is that the overnight work creates a risk when it disrupts […]

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Tags: Stress Management · Time Management · Work Hours · Work Life Balance