When people find out that I work from home and set my own schedule, the conversation is often met with an upbeat, "Wow you're so lucky" quickly followed by, "You must have so much self-control. I would end up watching Netflix all day."
Don’t let your skepticism about productivity hacks get in the way of finding a technique that suits you and helps you get things done. If you’re still having a hard time identifying priorities, try working backward by identifying work that’s definitely not a priority. Eliminate those items and assess what’s left.
About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and flexibility to own my schedule and the space to bring my ideas to life. One of the biggest challenges was structuring my time so I was fully experiencing the benefits of working for myself while also being as creative and productive as possible.
When it comes to work and life, most of us know what it feels like to be out of balance. But do we know what it feels like to be in balance? It's not a trick question-even if it seems so at first. A few years ago, I took my mentoring group on a ropes course.