time management

Automation: 3 Ways to Touch the Things You Don't Like Less

Automation: 3 Ways to Touch the Things You Don't Like Less

No matter who you are or what job you have, there WILL be aspects of it that you don’t particularly enjoy. When those aspects start outweighing what you love about your job, you find yourself headed straight for burnout, frustration, and ultimately a job search.

Thankfully, modern technology can help us touch those undesirables less through automation! Here are 4 ways to touch the things you don’t like less!

1.Scheduling

Who knew a tomato would help you manage your time?

Who knew a tomato would help you manage your time

Okay, not a real tomato. The Pomodoro Technique, named after the cute little tomato-shaped kitchen timers, is an amazing tool for maintaining focus, managing your time, and giving your brain the necessary breaks for your best performance.

Created in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo, the Pomodoro Technique focuses on working for a set chunk of time, and scheduling in small and large breaks. The biggest part for me is that you set a timer, which forces you to take breaks even when you’re absorbed.

How to Make Your Weekends Work for You

How to Make Your Weekends Work for You

The workweek can be tiring and when the weekend finally hits many people are not sure what to do with their time. Some try and get even more work done while others completely check out until they step back in the office Monday morning. Studies have shown that humans need a break about every 5 to 7 days or else their productivity, focus, and creativity can suffer. A break does not have to mean laying around in your sweat pants for two days and sometimes working through the weekend is unavoidable, but here are a few ways that you can enjoy your two-day break while still being productive.