Posts Tagged ‘Getting Things Done’

9 Productivity Tips to Rock Second Semester

We’re at an interesting point in the school year for college students. On the one hand, we made it to second semester without burning out or otherwise ruining our college careers. But on the other, we’re not even halfway through the semester, and Spring Break is still a month away! This is easily the most ...

5 New Year’s Resolutions Kept by Productive People

Boosting productivity should be on everyone’s New Year’s Resolutions list, especially if you’re a student, freelancer, or aspiring entrepreneur. We hear about plenty of productivity resolutions for businesspeople, but which ones are actually kept? Using common sense, technology, and productivity apps, such as Flow, here are five New Year’s Resolutions that productive people can actually keep. ...

How to Organize Your To-Do List and Motivate Action

There are endless ways to write and organize your to-do list. Some people have a tried-and-true method that fits their work and lifestyle perfectly, while others struggle to find a flow. If you’re reading this, you’re likely not looking for an alternative to your effective method, so it’s safe to assume you’re still experimenting with ...

Productivity 101: How to Get Through Your To-Do List

You’re a few weeks into the semester and it’s time to really learn how to buckle down and get things done. If you thought you had a lot of work the first week, just wait until your teachers start adding last-minute assignments to the syllabus. Here are a few easy ways to make your day ...

The Dos and Don’ts of Productivity Apps

It’s hard not to become obsessed with productivity. The world constantly asks more and more of us, and we bend over backwards to balance our responsibilities. This is especially tough in college, as you’re just discovering and enjoying independence. In order to keep up with your studies, you’ll attempt to schedule your life effectively to find ...

The Reasons Behind and How to Stop Procrastinating

We all procrastinate in one way or another. Some of us are regular offenders; others do so just occasionally or even rarely. Believe it or not, the tendency to procrastinate isn’t necessarily your fault, but the fact that you keep letting it run your life certainly is. According to Psychology Today, “Procrastinators are made, not ...

Using the Urgency vs. Importance Matrix to Get Stuff Done

You’ve got to complete a 10-page paper, study for an exam, run 4 miles, and go to work today, but you don’t know how to get everything done in a timely manner. In these hectic situations, your best friend is the Urgent/Important Matrix, first printed in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. This matrix ...

Use Goal-Oriented ‘Dashes’ to Jump-Start Productivity

We all go through bouts of procrastination during a work or study session. It’s not that we don’t want to complete what’s expected of us, it’s that we often have so much going on that it’s hard to sit and focus on our most important task. For those of us here at HackCollege, productivity is ...

Getting Things Done (The Easy Way)

As college students, we often find ourselves waiting until the last minute to do things. If you’re like me, you like to get things done ahead of time so that your days and weeks can be as productive as possible. So here are my tips to simply getting things done. 1. Get things ready the ...

4 Ways To Get Things Done

Getting things done is tough. For example, it is a lot tougher than napping, thinking about getting things done, eating, smoking weed, and talking about all the great things you’re going to do. Unfortunately, that doesn’t get you places. Talk is cheap, especially in this economy. It’s action that matters. So how do you get moving? ...