How to Use Technology for Sticking to Your Habits

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Use Tech to Keep Yourself Motivated

It takes weeks for a new activity to become an ingrained habit. However, when trying to adopt something that’s particularly challenging, you may find it tough to continue it for a few consecutive days, let alone weeks. Luckily, there are technological interventions that can keep you on track and make motivation much easier to maintain. … Read more

The Simple Habit of Scheduling Email Processing Times

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Schedule Email Processing Times

The following is a sample from my book Daily Inbox Zero: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload. Checking your email can be a productivity trap. If you want to figure out an effective email checking time for yourself, read on and learn how. Be sure to check the book for more email tips.

Habits require specificity.

You can't say, “I will check my email in the morning” and expect to follow through every single day.

Habits are built by consistently doing the same thing at the same time. The best way to empty an inbox every day is to schedule time dedicated to this task.

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The ONE Question, Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

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Email Habits, and Boosting Your Productivity for Good

I recently read a book called The ONE Thing by Gary Keller. The basic idea behind the book is to simplify your life and focus all your effort towards goals that make other things unnecessary or easier. In my opinion, the most important lesson of the book is something that the author introduces as a … Read more

Daily Routines Of Successful Entrepreneurs (The Health and Mindfulness Rituals of Success)

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What are the routines or daily habits of successful people? This is one of the questions I tried to answer in my recent collaboration Rebecca Livermore, The Daily Entrepreneur. This is a big question, and an important one, for anyone trying to achieve success. In today’s post, fans of “The Daily Entrepreneur”, and those just … Read more

6 Limiting Beliefs about Email That Kill Your Inbox Productivity

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The following is a sample from my book Declutter your Inbox: 9 Proven Steps to Eliminate Email Overload.  If you’re struggling to keep up with stream of messages that flood your inbox, then I encourage you to check out this book and learn how to develop the habits that lead to “daily inbox zero.” Getting … Read more

26 Smart Hacks to Maximize Your Work Productivity

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At the end of your workday, do you ever feel like you could’ve done more? Maybe written more words. Completed more tasks. Or simply just did more work. And does it leave you feeling a little… incomplete? Like you’ve wasted your day? …Sound familiar? Well, it doesn’t have to be this way. You can leave … Read more

Mental Models: 6 Steps to Overcome Procrastination-Causing Thoughts

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Obstacles Procrastination

Have you ever had a really important project you want or need to do and for some reason you just can’t find the discipline to dig in and get started? What about when you do start a project. Do you ever get stuck in the middle of a project and can’t continue but you have no … Read more

To-Do List Makeover: A Simple Guide to Getting the Important Things Done.

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One of the cornerstones of productivity is creating effective to-do lists. We all begin projects with a lot of energy, but as interruptions and distractions pile up, you can quickly lose focus. It’s easy to write a list. The hard part is to write one that helps you complete the important things. The solution is … Read more

Grains of Sand Method (Do Productive Work in Free Time)

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Sand Castle-Productivity

Today I’m pleased to announce the first guest post on Develop Good Habits.  The following article is written by Michal Stawicki who recently published the book Master Your Time in 10 Minutes a Day (which is free for the next few days.)  The habit that Michal is about to discuss can have an amazing impact … Read more

Inbox Zero Habit: How to Empty Your Email Inbox Daily [30 DHC]

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Mail-EMail-Declutter your inbox

Email is an important part of life. Whether you use it stay in touch with friends or as part of your job, using email is a routine that most people do on a daily basis. Unfortunately email is often a “time suck” that takes you away from working on important projects and living life.  Even … Read more