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The Joy of Sweatpants The Joy of Sweatpants

I’ve recently acquired a pair of sweatpants. They are soft. They are warm. They are comfortable. I haven’t worn or even thought of wearing sweatpants since childhood, instead opting for jeans from dawn til dusk, but I’ve since rediscovered a world of comfort known only to those who don soft pants. I suggest you do the…

Four Simple Remedies for Avoiding Burnout Four Simple Remedies for Avoiding Burnout

After working on a demanding grant application for a charity for several weeks, I was exhausted. When my boss asked me to perform simple tasks it was all I could do not to snap at her. And when my colleagues and friends asked how the new job was going, I made cynical jokes about how it was a waste of time. I didn’t…

Avoid Calendar Overload By Keeping Optional Events Separate Avoid Calendar Overload By Keeping Optional Events Separate

If you try to keep yourself scheduled like clockwork with your calendar and add work reminders and life commitments all in one place, it can start to add up to the point where it all feels overwhelming. Keep optional events separate, though, and you’ll clear a lot of clutter.

How to Talk to Your Boss About Your Workload How to Talk to Your Boss About Your Workload

In an ideal world, you’d have a perfect amount of work to fill your day. But let’s be real: The odds that you’ll just show up and be met with the exact right number of tasks are slim. It’s a lot more likely that you’ll (at least at times) feel overwhelmed, underutilized, or downright bored.

Find a Solution to Your Common Productivity Problems Find a Solution to Your Common Productivity Problems

With approximately a gazillion apps, articles, and other resources to help us increase our productivity, it isn't easy figuring out which is the best tool. Simply Business' five interactive flowcharts can help you solve common email, meetings, workload, travel, and collaboration problems.

Learn to Practice “Intentional Neglect” to Ditch Unimportant Tasks and Recover from Workload Overload Learn to Practice “Intentional Neglect” to Ditch Unimportant Tasks and Recover from Workload Overload

Having more work on your plate than hours in the day is nothing new for most of us, but the key to managing our workload is, sometimes, to learn what can fall off and what needs immediate attention, and let the unimportant work slide, whether we have explicit approval or not. Former CEO (and current Chairman of…

Eliminate Sloppy Mistakes by Reflecting on Your Failures Eliminate Sloppy Mistakes by Reflecting on Your Failures

It may sound depressing to take time to think about how things didn't go very well for you in the last month, quarter, or year, but John Caddell explains over at the blog The 99 Percent that one of the best motivators to eliminate careless mistakes and embrace a productivity system that works for you is to stop and…

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