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Productivity Archives - Take Back My Day

a blog with tips about increasing productivity

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 […]
August 23, 2018

Why saying no means saying yes (to you)

Saying no is difficult for a number of reasons: we're fearful of the other person’s response, we don’t want to be unlikable, and we’re not always […]
July 30, 2018

The Gift of Full Attention

Here you are, you finally made it to a networking event and you’ve been practicing your self-branding and conversation skills in your head all day. You’re […]
June 22, 2018

The “I hate networking” guide to networking

Networking is one of the most important actions you can take to boost your career and business - but why does it seem so hard? If […]