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Productivity Archives - Take Back My Day

a blog with ideas so creative freelancers can improve their time management and productivity

April 21, 2020

It’s a pandemic, not a productivity contest

Writing books, painting living rooms, creating websites, taking online courses – in the mid-March phase of stay-at-home orders, there was a lot of optimistic talk about […]
March 24, 2020

What matters now

Here I thought I had 2020 all mapped out, with trips, family visits, and conferences – but life is what happens when you’re busy making plans. […]
February 11, 2020
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3 Ways to Fight Low Motivation

There's nothing more exciting than starting something new. But what happens when that motivation runs out?
January 21, 2020
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Tackling Task Management

Is your to-do list so long that it feels daunting to look at? Do last-minute freelance assignments tend to throw off your schedule? You don’t need […]
January 13, 2020
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Constantly starting new projects? It may be Shiny Object Syndrome.

Imagine you’re building a house. You've poured cement for the basement, you spent weeks constructing the walls, and just as you're about to begin working on […]
August 29, 2019
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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 […]