Everybody seems to talk of “To-Do-List” and I had shared about it earlier when I shared how I manage my list as well.
writing not-to-do list is as important as to-do-list for effective productivity in life
However, having a “Not-To-Do” list is equally important, if not more so, because I have been in situations recently where there are more things lined up for me to act upon while I am not yet done with my current task at hand. Situations like this bring frustration.

What I noticed with experience is, as we get better at doing our work effectively, we also attract more and more attention from others and that means more assignments.

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Evernote is one of those productivity tools I have come to realize as the best tool I have found so far. The more I use it, the more I admire it. The more I learn about it, the more it amazes me.
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I started using Evernote a couple of years and although I should have written about it earlier, it’s never too late. Besides, I am able to share way more powerful features of Evernote than I would have if I talked about it even a year ago.

If there is a tool I use more than my email and calendar, it’s definitely Evernote. I even use it to feed my favorite task management software , Wunderlist at times.

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Do you find yourself juggling many things during the day, switching from one project to another, one task to another from time to time, and wondering in the end – what did I really accomplish today?

Time Management Technique - 60-60-30 Rule - Hand Pointing At The Watch

It has been over a year since I wanted to share an amazing productivity concept known as 60-60-30 rule. Till now, I just kept postponing this blog post for one or the other thing, but looking into my blogging ideas file, I picked it up today.

I heard about this from one of my LinkedIn connections a long time ago and I had enjoyed this technique so much that I made a point to publish my experience about it sometime in the future. I am so glad to get this out of my way finally!

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The term smartphone wasn’t known until 1997, when Ericsson introduced the term describing the concept according to Wikipedia.

Mobile phones (prior to this smartphone era) themselves had transformed the way we communicated with one another already. Writing letters, having home phones with long wires all around our houses began to become a thing of past quickly.

But smartphones completely revolutionized our lives in every aspect of human interaction. Today, the primary mode of communication is now the handheld smartphone (not just any mobile phone).  It is the way we live or day-to-day lives. In fact, it has become almost very inconvenient to do without them.

From text messaging to booking appointments, to shopping, to purchasing airline tickets, to manage social media, to blog, to record a special moment of your life conveniently, to send a video message, to talk to somebody halfway across the globe for free on video and on and on and on. The list is so long and it only indicates how ingrained smart phones have become in our lives.

This is an absolutely amazing phenomena and it only indicates how much progress we have made in terms of technology and how easy our lives have become with smartphones!

Statistics indicate that the number of smartphones around the world has grown to about 4 and this number is only expected to grow to match the number of literate people on the planet. Isn’t that just amazing to even think?

An Infographic On Smartphones Usage

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This is a guest post by Anna Fox. She is the writer addicted to self-improvement. She is devoted to her searching for new ways to increase productivity. You can follow her on Twitter or Google+

When it comes to blogging, time is always a factor. Whether you write on the web casually or for business purposes, time saving is a critical component.

Blogger with his laptop looking for time saving tips forbusy bloggers

That makes anything that can save you time a valuable addition to your toolkit, whether it's making the writing process itself easier, or helping you to shave time when you're attending to the technical needs of your website. Freeing up more of your time means being better able to choose how you want to spend each valuable hour that you dedicate to blogging.

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Have you been in a situation where you are thinking about spending time with family while at work and then, at home you found yourself worrying about the job? It’s not very uncommon and personally, I have caught myself doing that many times and then thinking, "How can I reduce stress and increase my productivity?"

Meditation Is The Best Way To Reduce Mental Stress From Everyday Life - ImagePhoto courtesy of ©Depositphotos/odua

Living like that is very stressful way of living. It becomes hard to be productive at work and enjoy the family time while at home (and if you relate to this situation, you will agree). Naturally, a stressed mind can’t be effective at anything and if soon we do not make some changes, it drains our motivation, gives fatigue and in some case, it may cause some relationship troubles as well.

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Living a balanced life is awesome! Sometimes when too much is on our plate, we feel the need for balance even more. With the growth of social media and dominance of the Internet, another layer of balancing issue has now emerged where the balance between our lives online and offline are causing some concerns as well.

Shutting Down The Internet To Simplify Our Lives - Not A Good Idea!

The Distraction Problem With Online Life

A recent research study showed that the urge to check and update the Facebook and Twitter is stronger and more frequent than that of sex, smoking and alcohol. Isn't it facinating to discover such a research report?

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