5 Steps to a More Productive Year

I must have productivity on the brain. It seems like every blog post and Twitter link I click these days has something to do with




Hmm…maybe this is delayed-onset guilt for not writing up New Years’ goals or resolutions this year?

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In any case, I doubt I’m the only one who’s a month into 2015 and wondering why I’m not getting more accomplished, so enjoy this terrific roundup of tips, tricks, and inspiration for getting more done this week!

Productivity Strategy #1. Find and use a few great time-savers & productivity tricks

  • Time-Savers for Writers: Ways to Automate and Delegate
  • 3 Weird Productivity Tricks You Probably Haven’t Tried Yet
  • Yes. I’m trying #4. Want to do #3~7 Insanely Productive Habits of Successful Young Entrepreneurs
  • 51 Life-Saving Holiday Hacks That Are Borderline Genius http://bzfd.it/1ytaeHc ” (via @JoannaShupe) (yes, I know this is about the holidays. But it’s awesome, and I’ll never remember it by the time next December rolls around, so you’re getting it now!)

Productivity Strategy #2. Commit to maintaining some white space in your life

  • Still recovering from the holiday crunch? This might help: “Adding More White Space To Your Life” bit.ly/1zVRulP

Productivity Strategy #3. Start a time-saving habit

Productivity Strategy #4. Identify energy boosters — and add a few to your day, every day

  • Track what feeds you energy to write, what…depletes you. Set your life up to best nurture your spirit to write (@plotwhisperer)
  • “Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, & to give thanks continuously.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “in our non-stop whirl of existence, it’s easy to forget that you can access [stillness] whenever you choose”

Productivity Strategy #5. Ditch perfectionism

 Have any more productivity-enhancing links, quotes, ideas to add? Please share them in the comments, below!

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You’ve probably read the same tips I have: Have a smart phone? Check Facebook while standing in line at the post office! Respond to Twitter messages while waiting for your dentist! Catch up on your news feed while sitting on the pot! For years, I thought the path to increased productivity was to squeeze in MORE–more […]