Best Productivity Blogs in 2016


Best Productivity Blogs in 2016


When you are a part of a larger system, an employee at a company, we often tend to accept things as they are. “This is my chair, my desk and my computer”. We do not question or try to change things; we just get to work, in the way they told us is best.

Still, there are lots of ways to become more productive. Most of us find a system that works for use purely based on trial and error, and once we think we’re there, we do not tinker with anymore, trying to perfect it.

I believe the best way to learn is to have a mentor, a guide, a source of information. Luckily, in the age of the internet, all of that is at our fingertips, if we wish to find it. Even if most “productivity websites” target entrepreneurs (and wantrepreneurs) who have their own business or side hustle, I think there is a lot you can learn from the tips they share.

Below are 14 of the best websites, blogs and podcasts who focus on increasing productivity, along with a recommended piece of content from each of them.

 

Asian Efficiency

Recommended post: How to Stop Being Addicted to Email
A great article going deep into why we’re so addicted to email, how it effects our productivity and what we can do about it (hint: it has a lot to do with email notifications).

Productivityist

Recommended post: 5 Techniques To Beat Work Overload
Work overload is a common cause for stress, but there are many ways and techniques to overcome it. And some of them are far from what you would expect (like “forget your to-do list”).

Paul Minors

Recommended post: 50 Hacks for Planning, Organising and Getting More Done
Basically exactly what the title says – 50 tips that help you be more productive. My personal favourite: plan your day the night before. #2 and #13 are also great.

Mike St. Pierre

Recommended post: Why You Should Use Canva For Your Next Resume
About how we do not give enough attention to the visual appeal of our work and / or CV and a free tool that can help us improve.

Flipping Heck

Recommended post: Don’t Get Caught In A Task Vacuum – How Parkinson’s Law Affects Productivity
Parkinson’s law states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. In other words, we will most likely not finish our projects ahead of time. Why is that and what can we do about it?

Lifehack

Recommended post: 100 Inspirational Quotes That Summarize The Wisdom About Life
A collection of most repinned inspirational quotes from Pinterest. Because sometimes you might need just a little extra motivation.

Productivity501

Recommended post:
The Irony of Focus: Why Doing Only One Thing Actually Lets You Do More
On why focus is the key to getting things done, why focusing is so hard and a few tips on hot to overcome the temptation of distraction.

Scott H. Young

Recommended post: 7 Ways To Upgrade Your Brain
The article quotes a stat that says 42% of people who graduate from college never read another book. Scary, especially considering books are an endless source of wisdom and should not be overlooked after one finishes formal education.

A Life of Productivity

Recommended post: Here’s why your daily commute may be destroying your happiness
Research shows the length of your daily commute to work has quite an effect on your overall happiness in life. Turns out walking to work may have more benefits than just saving some time.

Marc & Angel Hack Life

Recommended post: An Open Letter to Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation
This article includes a short story with a profound life lesson, reminding us that regardless of our situation, we already have what we need to take the next step to our goal, however small that next step may be.

Work Awesome

Recommended post: 5 Ways to Improve Company Culture
Company culture is essential in creating an environment with motivated and loyal employees. The 5 ways mentioned in the article are mentioned in the context of using a HR software, but are relevant and useful whether you work in HR, employer or employee.

Pick The Brain

Recommended post: How To Distract Yourself from the Greatest Distraction in Life: Stress
What are the different types of stress we encounter in our lives, and what are some of the best ways to distract ourselves from it.

Time Management Ninja

Recommended post: 7 Ways to Avoid Interruptions at Work
If we want to get any work done, it is important to be able to avoid distractions and various possible interactions. The article describes how.


Who helps you be more productive? Is there anybody missing on the list? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Shoot me an email at anze@abagoftricks.com!