I picked up a Fast Company magazine at the airport last month when I was traveling to DC to see my family for Thanksgiving. Then, I hopped right back on a plane to DC the following week for a conference at The Smithsonian and this magazine was my companion on both trips (along with the usual suspects: Vogue or Vanity Fair and my multitude of to-do lists (nerd alert) that I lug along with me to consolidate into even neater, more succinct to-do lists when I have nothing else to distract me.)
I liked some of the tips on productivity mentioned in the chart and video Fast Company put together - many of them based on physiological fact like: coffee is apparently better to drink at 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM in the morning, not bright and early when we first wake up. Now, the agenda (a snippet of which is above) will of course need to be tweaked for everyone as we 1.) do not all meditate as a part of our morning routine (although many may wish it could be a part of their morning routines). 2.) We do not all drink coffee or alcoholic beverages, nor do we all work in a traditional office setting surrounded by colleagues. The list continues.... If properly adjusted to fit your life, however, this diagram could be just the structure needed to get 2015 off to a productive, organized and fulfilling start.
Lastly, the article also tapped about 10 successful professionals across various industries and they shared their advice. Some of my favorites are:
"Get rid of of the unimportant" - Gary Friedman, CEO, Restoration Hardware
"You gotta manage the time" - Diplo, DJ
"I carve out time for myself" - Bobbi Brown, Chief Creative Officer, Bobbie Brown Cosmetics
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, productive 2015!