A Simple Productivity System to help you achieve Big Results

ZTD By Leo Babauta

Introduction to Zen to Done – A Simple, Effective Productivity System

I’m not sure if you noticed this news. I felt heartened by the recent bill to ban work emails after work hours by New York City Council. A hefty fine for employers who violate this.

“While technology has increased access to people and ideas, it’s also made it possible for employees to be on-call 24/7, says the author of the bill, Rafael Espinal, representing the 37th District in New York City.

We need to establish clear boundaries for employees so they can maintain a healthy work-life balance and live without fear of retaliation for not answering work communications after work hours,” he added.

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How to Type Less but Write More Content

Typing Less Writing more

Typing efficiently can be rewarding

If you are a knowledge worker or writer or a software programmer or just about anyone having to do a lot of typing in your computer, you may or may not have realized this; but you are subjecting yourself to a lot of stress,  even injury on your fingers, hands, elbows, and shoulders.

Regardless of whether you are a professional typist or an amateur, you can save plenty of time, money and energy by minimizing the keystrokes. Continue reading “How to Type Less but Write More Content”

How to improve your Productivity by focusing on its Opposite?

Mindfulness

The importance of Rest and Recovery in Productivity

Certain things are counter-intuitive but true. Here’s an example. Your ability to become unproductive plays a critical role in improving your Productivity.

Building Productivity is like building any muscle. Think how you grow muscles. You stress the muscle through an exercise of some form (weights, Yoga, Pilates or any other physical training). Then follow it up with a period of recovery.

If there is no recovery after a period of stress, you can hurt your muscles and cause physical damage. It is similar to stretching a rubber band without contracting it. It breaks after a certain limit.

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How to easily Collaborate using Microsoft Sway for free?

Microsoft Sway

Microsoft Sway is a free Collaboration tool

Sometimes I get a vague but great idea that I want to get it out of my head and share with others, even when it is not fully mature.  The best way to share and collaborate is through a combination of text, image or video,  in the form of a storyboard.

It isn’t that easy — without expensive software. Continue reading “How to easily Collaborate using Microsoft Sway for free?”