My favorite books about productivity


Feeling like you don’t have enough time to fulfill all your tasks during the day is something we all experience once in a while or even more often, depending on how much we live by procrastination.

However, if you constantly feel like there isn’t enough time to finish your duties and balance your work with your personal life, you may have to take a step back and analyze your decisions more carefully. There are certain aspects of our lives, routines that can easily take us out of our productivity zones and into dead times where we neither work nor rest.


In other words, there are two main solutions – you either analyze your daily decisions better and try to develop a better time management plan or you quit some of your activities or daily tasks to make sure you can fit everything in the 24 hours you have.

No matter the case, I suggest that you read some time management books that certainly changed my perspective on time and productivity and, hopefully, will be good for you too.


The Power of Habit

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Charles Duhigg, I think this book offers the most enlightening experience you could get about the true power of our daily habits. Having a habitual life means a lot of saved time on choices that would, otherwise, consume a lot of our time.

From wardrobe choices to food and beverage choices for each meal, having strict habits might seem boring for most but it’s the most efficient way to maximize your time and channel your energy towards other demanding daily tasks.

The author argues that understanding exactly how habits work for you is the ultimate key to help you with weight loss, increased productivity at work, and achieving success in your business in the long term.


The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

This is another great book about productivity you will definitely want to read as soon as possible. Written by Stephen R. Covey, this book has been successfully used by everyone who wants to increase his productivity. From big CEOs to regular college students or successful businessmen, everyone agrees that this book is one of the best you could find on the market to improve your life right away.

It is full of exclusive advice and testimonials from the most successful people in the world, who already gave up most of the daily time-costing decisions and adopted healthier time-management habits along the way.


How to Stop Procrastinating: A Simple Guide to Mastering Difficult Tasks and Breaking the Procrastination Habit

Written by Steve Scott, this is a great book to improve productivity that teaches you how to finally stop procrastinating. We get that you won’t become 100% efficient in just a few weeks, but you could definitely benefit from professional counseling if you’re 35 and continue to finish tasks the day before the deadline.



How to choose the Right Flat Iron Online?


While purchasing a personal grooming tool like a flat iron I would always prefer to get one from a shop where I can touch and feel its quality and features. But if you are busy and do not have time to get a flat iron offline due to professional commitments or other reasons, you have the option to buy it online. With so many options available on the online shopping sites, it can be little overwhelming to choose the perfect flat iron for your hair type.

How to make a perfect flat iron purchase online? Well, there are certain things you must take care to make an excellent bargain

Flat Iron Type

If you are getting a flat iron online then first understand your hair type and decide what kind of flat iron will be perfect for you. The options available on online shops are supported by detailed description about the features and option. So, you can read about the type of flat iron it is to select the best one for you. You can choose a ceramic plate iron if you have fine, smooth or wavy hair since the ceramic plates do not heat up much.

Tourmaline Flat Iron is the next higher version with a coating that goes on top of the iron plates. It is actually a gemstone that’s grounded and is applied over a ceramic plate. This hard addition to the plates makes it so more heat consistent and so works well for thick and curly hair.

Titanium plated flat irons are the newest addition to the market, and they are considered the best for thick, straight and coarse hair. They are the safest metal plates that can be used, and they do a good job by distributing heat without burning hair.



Budget is also a constraint that needs to be considered while buying any gadget. The online shopping sites have no hidden charges since whatever price they quote, it is the exact money you need to pay. One benefit that I find worth is that you can get a good bargain if the particular model you have chosen offers you some discounts. Always check the price and the offers along with to get most of your money.

Quality check

Online shoppers can ensure the quality of a flat iron by careful analysis of the facts given there. They can read customer’s reviews, pricing and check the quality specifications of the flat irons at different portals and can make an informed decision.

These are a few tips  to buy a good flat iron online. Here and here you have some of the top models.Happy Shopping!



5 organizing ideas that have helped me through and through


Our main focus and desire is to find a way to reduce the daily amount of stress and get more organized and efficient, both in the workplace and in our personal life. The truth is that our worse enemy is in fact ourselves. We are the ones that keep us from having a stress-free life. Once we embrace the steps required to get things done faster and easier, we’ll get rid of a huge amount of pressure we put on our mind and body. You can find a few ways to cope with this problem in the following lines:



  1. Get rid of the clutter.

The first major step you need to make when embarking on this lovely journey of being organized and happy is to get rid of all the things you don’t need anymore. If you take a look around your house or at your own work desk, I bet you’ll find at least 2 items that belong to the garbage.  

You can search for clothes in your closet that you haven’t worn in ages. Also, take a look at used-up shampoo bottles or body lotions. I bet you have plenty of them that you’ve been saving for a future need that never came. The simple act of removing unnecessary items from your house has a positive effect on your overall health. You feel lighter, literally!


  1. Say ‘No’ from time to time

This is a tough one for all people because we are used to pleasing everybody without worrying about the effect caused by this on our own persona. If you accept more workload you’ll end up doing a bad job for each task you are given.

It’s more important to successfully complete one errand before moving one to the next one. Try this method instead. Every day make a list of your top priorities and see how much time you need in order to finish them. If you still have time for something extra, you can say ‘Yes’ as long as it won’t interfere with other aspects of your life.


  1. Avoid procrastination and deal with new paperwork exactly when needed.

You can reduce a ton of stress if you organize your paperwork instead of tossing your mail into a huge pile each time you receive it. If you make time to go through your mail and classify into different categories, depending on the emergency, you’ll see major improvements in your life. Just recycle the junk mail and group the rest of the envelopes according to what you must solve immediately.


  1. Make a plan for the day a night before

If you don’t plan things thoroughly the night before, you end up forgetting about appointments, run late, or forget to re-stock your fridge with fresh groceries. So, before going to bed, grab a pen and paper and make a list. You’ll start the morning more relaxed and you’ll be in a perfect mood all day long.


  1. Make time for yourself

Basically, this should be your main priority every single day. If you don’t make time for yourself, you’ll be so overwhelmed that you’ll end up feeling tired and irritated. Try to take small breaks of 30 minutes and read a book or enjoy a nice cup coffee or tea.


Simple tips on how to keep your workspace clean and tidy

According to numerous surveys, the number one enemy that prevents us from increasing our productivity is our messy work desk. You might be surprised, but it affects us so much that we don’t even realize how better results we would have if we cleaned it on a regular basis. Fortunately, there are ways to get rid of this issue and make our life a whole lot better.

For example, we should find a proper storage place to put our files, pens, notes, and calculators in order. There are some work desks that come with drawers which are a great option. However, if your desk doesn’t have any, you should consider alternatives such as shelves or filing cabinets where you can stash those small items that are needed at the office.



Besides, you can get a closet that has shelves where you can put labeled boxes so you can have easy access anytime you want.

Another big step is getting rid of the things that you don’t need. The problem is that a messy desk actually takes time to build. In order to avoid the clutter, you should try this useful tip. Take a paper left on a desk and put in a box located near your desk. Do this with any item left and when you need it go to that box and get it. After a week, check to see if you still have items in the box and recycle them or put them in a labeled box in storage.


You can protect the environment and keep your desk tidy if you opt to print fewer emails, receipt, and other paper related to transactions.You can store them in your computer memory or use special programs where you can have full and non-stop access without having to waste so much paper.

We all know that, with the rise of technology, we are addicted to wires and cables. Every device we use needs to be plugged into a power outlet. Apart from the safety issues, these cables collect dust and make our desk look even messier. So, a great tip is to purchase rain gutters from the hardware store that you can affix to the back of your desk and let the cables and wires run through them.



Also, you can get decorative boxes or even shoe boxes and cut holes in their back area so that the plugs come out of the hole and go straight to the power source. If you get rid of these cables you can create a nicer and friendlier workplace.

As hard as it is, never eat at your desk. It’s a bad habit everyone has but its consequences are not so pleasant. By doing this, you leave crumbs and sticky finger marks all over your desk not to mention the bad odor. Therefore, eat your lunch in a designated area and leave your workplace for working tasks only.


3 gadgets I use every day


Most of the time we just want to find a magical solution that makes our life easier and way more enjoyable. With the help of modern discoveries, there are lots of possibilities, and some of them only require a special app installed on our mobile phones. From doing the laundry, brushing your teeth to even doing the vacuum, you can benefit from a virtual help so you can have some free time to spend with your dear ones.

  1. Interactive toothbrush

Although oral hygiene is neglected by many people, it all comes down to making a habit that turns out to be a great and fun experience. And brushing your teeth can be all laughs especially if you get one equipped with a smart technology adapted for the modern lifestyle.

This smart toothbrush is compatible with any type of smartphone. Moreover, it can analyze your brushing habits in order to give you weekly emails regarding your activity and progress. Also, the toothbrush is outfitted with an ergonomically designed brush and handle so that even children can use it without difficulties. If you harm your gums, the toothbrush will give you gentle vibrations so you can avoid doing this bad moves.

  1. Intelligent robot vacuum

The last thing you need is to spend your free day cleaning the entire house. If you have kids then the situation will most likely get out of control. Because you only have two hands and you need all the help you can get, you should invest in this brand new gadget that every mom knows about. If you need a tool that can clean your house and leave your floors sparkle, then get an electric broom and you won’t be disappointed.

Unlike the classical vacuum, this type of house cleaners can compress all the dirt and dust while cleaning and has the ability to avoid obstacles. Basically, it cleans by itself.

The best part is that a unit like this can reduce the number of allergens and irritants and capture stubborn pet hair from your carpets. Besides, you can program your own cleaning schedule and use the smartphone app to control the gadget.

  1. Smart light switch

A smart person must live in a smart house. And you can improve your lifestyle thanks to an interesting dimmer switch that allows you to have full control over the level of brightness. Furthermore, the device is compatible with any light because it uses the existing home WiFi network in order to provide access to your lights even if you’re at work or on holiday, in another country. You can use your tablet or your smartphone and you can set schedules when you want the lights to go on or off.