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Productivity Archives - Take Back My Day

a blog with tips about increasing productivity

August 29, 2019
woman biting pencil while sitting on chair in front of computer during daytime, frustrated that a self help program does not work

Why Self-Help Materials Don’t Work (Hint: It’s Not Your Fault)

We have an overwhelming amount of information at our fingertips. The answer to any problem seems to be in the dizzying array of courses, books, blog […]
July 23, 2019

Accountability for Translators

Looking to work more effectively? - Small steps move mountains. Accountability for Translators is moving into the next round! Here is your chance to participate in […]
February 8, 2019

What Airplane Oxygen Masks Can Teach You About Time Management

When is the last time you flew in an airplane? Did you listen to the flight attendant give their safety talk? I hope so. Turns out […]
December 27, 2018
Notepad titled "New Year's Resolutions." The only resolution is to "Stop Making New Year's Resolutions."

Your New Year’s Resolutions Aren’t Helping

At the end of every year, so many people talk about how they “don’t want this new year to be a repeat of last year.” When […]
November 5, 2018

Stepping away from negativity

There’s nothing worse for our mindset and mood than other people's negativity. Pessimism is an unproductive attitude. Its continued focus on complaints and perceived slights creates […]
September 5, 2018

Dealing with time vampires (of your own making)

The daily stream of time management advice (Get up even earlier! Use a tomato-shaped timer to cram in more! Check/don't check your electronic devices!)  may create […]