Category Archives: DropTask Tips

How to practice effective time management in work

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Time might be infinite, but it’s something we all wish we had a little more of. With only 24 hours in each day (and even less when we consider our working day), it can be easy to see our time as a limited hourglass, slipping away before we can grasp it. However, whilst we don’t have the power to slow time down, we do have the ability to manage the time we do have effectively, simply by allotting specific chunks of time to certain tasks.

The key to unlocking your most productive self at work is to consider when you feel most alert. Are you someone who feels brightest in the morning when you first get to the office, say at 8 or 9 am? Or does your energy boost during the afternoon hours? You may fall into one of these two categories, or perhaps even somewhere in the middle. Once you’ve narrowed down your most productive hours, managing your time effectively suddenly becomes a whole lot easier. And here’s how you can do it:

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Why there’s no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” productive morning routine

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Ah, the age of information. With the internet at our fingertips and more digital devices than you can shake your old-fashioned stick at, we’re really never short on advice. From the best way to mash potato, to the intricate theories of quantum physics – there is something written on just about everything. But when everyone is an expert, it can be hard to know whose advice you should take.

The latest flurry of business articles have become fascinated by the daily habits of super-successful CEOs – with the morning routine, in particular, highlighted as the key to unlocking the door to productivity. The problem is, success isn’t something you can cut and paste. We all have our own ways of approaching tasks – and what works for Elon Musk isn’t necessarily going to work for you. Read on to find out why:

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The smart way to achieve your New Year goals

DropTask New Year Resolutions Goals

New Year’s resolutions – let’s face it, most of us make them. But, why is it so common for our motivation and good intentions to dwindle after a couple of weeks, falling back into our old habits before the winter snow has had a chance to thaw out? The biggest reason why our goals fail is simply because they are unrealistic or too broad. If your resolution is ‘to be more productive in 2019’, you will find it difficult to know where to start. However, by breaking this goal into smaller, more specific actions, such as ‘I will fit in an extra hour of work each day in January’, this will help you identify definitive actions that you are more likely to stick with in order to achieve your ultimate goal.

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Ho Ho Ho-w to Organize Your Office Christmas with DropTask

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From parties and Secret Santa, to office trees and booking days off, the festive period is a busy time of the year where planning can never start too soon. Think DropTask is just for managing work-related tasks and meetings? Think again! Read on to discover handy tips on how to organize all your office festivities this year with DropTask.

The first step is to add a new ‘Christmas’ project using DropTask’s Canvas View. Then, create all your different categories within the project such as the party, Secret Santa, the food menu etc. Within these category bubbles, you’ll be able to add tasks for each festive activity on your to-do list. Be sure to invite everyone in the office to your project so they can participate in the festive planning.

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3 simple steps to end your 2018 with success

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When we think of goal setting, we tend to associate this with our New Year’s resolutions. However, why wait until January to make a start on your goals? With only a few short weeks left until 2019, now is the perfect time to consider what you want to achieve before the end of the year. Goal setting doesn’t have to be as daunting as it sounds. In fact, by breaking your goals down into smaller, actionable tasks, you’re more likely to accomplish them. A recent study by psychologist Gail Matthews showed that people who write down their goals were 33% more successful in achieving them than those who only formulated outcomes in their head.

By putting in the work now, you can reduce stress, keep on top of your projects and get your new year off to the best possible start. Here are 3 simple ways DropTask can help you commit to your goals, maximize your motivation, and end 2018 on a productive streak of success.

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How remote workers can stay productive & happy

DropTask is perfect for remote workers

With remote working comes freedom – and lots of it. Moving beyond the standard structure of a 9-5 office job means those who work remotely are empowered to choose their work time, location and can generally tailor their day to best fit their role. However, as with everything, there are some downsides. Without the motivation of a day-to-day routine or the support of a surrounding team, remote workers are more inclined to overwork and feel isolated whilst undertaking their daily duties. The good news is that when these issues are properly managed, working out of office looks to be the liberated future of work in our tech-enhanced world. Read on to discover the essential tips every remote worker should practice to stay connected, productive and healthy:

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How to stay productive in the darker weather

DropTask productivity in dark weather

We all know the feeling this time of year; you look out of the window around 5 pm to find the winter darkness has already settled in for the evening. If you’re finding the dark weather is making you demotivated or less productive than usual, you’re not alone. With our days becoming shorter, darker and colder, it’s not uncommon to start to flag and feel tired earlier in the afternoon. It happens to the best of us – however, if you’re mindful of the effect the dark weather is having on you, you can take simple, effective steps to dig yourself out of a productivity slump.

So, if you’re feeling the winter blues starting to sink in, here’s how DropTask can help you tackle them head-on to help boost your mood and stay focused all season long.

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Boost your willpower with DropTask

Whether you’re trying to reach an important goal at work or stick to a new fitness regime – willpower is a must. While this is all well and good in theory, very few people find that willpower alone is enough to get them through to the end. Maybe you’ll get more work done initially, or stick to your fitness schedule for a few days – but then your willpower wains and you fall back into old habits. But worry not, it turns out there’s more to willpower than first thought. Numerous studies have found that willpower is something we can exhaust, but also something we can strengthen. Forcing yourself to focus on a task which is particularly hard or boring will send you into willpower depletion.

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Something wonderful this way comes. 3 ways to tackle terrifying deadlines

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Forget ghouls and ghosts – the real world offers far more fearsome challenges, from managing shifting priorities to feeling swamped by your monster-sized workload. However, at DropTask, we have brewed up something special for you. From organizing your tasks to adding reminders and notes for detail, take a fresh approach to your work and turn your project nightmares into a blissful dream.

There’s no need to feel spooked by your workload this Halloween. Here are 3 ways DropTask can help you fight those frightful deadlines.

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