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How Stress Impacts Productivity and How to Overcome It

Stress can negatively affect your productivity and quality of work. High levels of stress can leave you with a lack of energy, creativity and focus, increased feelings of anxiety. When your mind is worrying, it draws your attention away from the task at hand. It is mentally draining and decreases your productivity in the present… Read more

How to Gain Control Over Your Email Inbox

Question: Help! I’m drowning in email.  How can I gain control over my Email inbox and get my work done? I start opening Email in the morning and soon hours have passed and I haven’t gotten anything else done. Answer: This is a very common challenge.  Working from your inbox all day long is a very reactive… Read more

“Springing Forward” with Energy and Productivity

Twice each year, most of us (outside of Arizona and Hawaii) reset our clocks, “springing forward” one hour in the spring and “falling back” one hour in the fall. Changing the time by one hour doesn’t just affect your physical clocks; it can throw off your body’s internal clock, too. Let’s face it: it is DARK again… Read more

It’s Time to “Spring Forward” this Weekend!

Use “Spring Forward” as a springboard to other tasks that need to be done Daylight Savings Time begins this weekend and it’s time to “spring forward”. Before you go to bed on Saturday night, be sure to set your clocks ahead one hour! While changing the clocks is a pretty easy thing to remember, this is… Read more

How Has Your Productivity Shifted in the Past 12 Months?

What were you doing this week one year ago? This is the week in 2020 that so much changed, so quickly, so significantly, so unbelievably. It seemed as if things were both moving in warp speed and at the same time at a snail’s pace in some regards as we worried, faced so much unknown,… Read more

How to Boost Your Confidence and Boost Your Productivity

What do confidence and productivity have in common? Confidence, in essence, is what turns ideas into actions and tangible results. By definition, it is the feeling or belief of reliability or trust in something or someone. Self-confidence is a belief in ourselves. Confidence in ourselves is positively correlated with our performance and productivity levels. When… Read more

Is Your Toolkit Ready for When You Need It?

Do you have a toolkit (literal, or metaphorical) that you can dig into when stress is impacting your productivity? If so, what do you keep in it? If not, what things would you need for it to contain?  Having the right tools to keep you on track with your priorities is the best way to… Read more

Is It Time for a Device Detox?

Have you ever heard of a device detox or a digital detox? We are all reliant upon our devices. Whether it is a laptop, tablet or mobile phone, many of us are tethered to at least one of them each day. They connect us to work, our family, friends and many other things. As convenient… Read more

Digital Organizing and the Environmental Impacts of the Cloud

Digital organizing and strategies to better manage digital clutter is a topic we’ve discussed in the past. Technology can be extremely helpful in a number of ways, but it’s equally important to understand how to use it properly.   Cloud computing and storage are great advancements within the world of technology, offering next-level convenience for internet… Read more

How to Know You’re Ready for a Productivity Transformation

What is a productivity transformation? Do you struggle with productivity and feel like you could make better use of your time each day? Are there priorities in your life or work that keep getting pushed down on your list? Do you wish there was an easy way to get on track and accomplish the things… Read more

Accountability Helps You Stay on Track and Sustain Results

What is accountability?  Accountability is defined by Webster’s Dictionary as “the quality or state of being accountable; an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility for one’s actions.”  Accountability is a willingness to accept responsibility for our own actions. Whether it is a project that seems overwhelming or a goal that we want to achieve, we can all… Read more

Practical Productivity Strategies – Get More Done with Less Stress

Could your productivity strategies use a tune-up? Are you making progress toward getting January off to a productive start? If you could use some help and accountability to move forward with your goals, now is the perfect time! Through monthly webinars, productivity coaching sessions and other platforms, Simply Placed teaches practical strategies that can help… Read more

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