Roundup No 1: Find the best to-do list for your work style, enjoy the day with fika, and more

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How to Write Productive To-Do Lists

Is your to-do list hard to finish and not working as expected? No worries, DeskTime has advice on how to master your productivity and better accomplish the tasks on your to-do list. Learn about 5 different to-do list techniques, and find the one that works best for you. Is it Bullet Journaling, focusing on smaller tasks, Steven Covey’s Priority Matrix concept, identifying your most important tasks, or the Pareto Principle? Read more on the DeskTime Blog.

This four-letter word is the Swedish key to happiness at work

Do you know what fika means? It’s a tea or coffee break in Sweden, when employees from all levels of organization come together 2-3 times per day to bond over a warm drink and a treat. Fika helps staff members relax, collaborate, boost their creativity, and become more efficient and productive for the rest of the day. Read why Sweden is one of the least stressed nations in the world, and why a similar break in your day can lead you to success!

How to Stop Feeling Like You Don’t Have Enough Time

“How frequently do the words “I don’t have time” pass your lips? Quite often, I’ll bet. But here’s some news for you: It’s a lie. We all have 24 hours in each day—you, me, Oprah. If you are alive, you have time. But how to allocate your time on this opportunity-rich Earth is up to you,” says Susie Moore from Greatist. The answer is easy – all you have to do is organize your day strategically and include time for activities that make you happy. Try to create an agenda and identify the activities that bring you down and limit the time you spend on them, focusing instead on doing what you love. Also changing your language can change the way of thinking and doing things. Read more on Greatist.

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

Tomas Laurinavicius, an adventurous designer, blogger, and entrepreneur from Lithuania, has been experimenting with his habits, work, and lifestyle to create a joyful and productive routine. He has drawn inspiration from the most successful people and come up with 12 habits that can help you spend your days in a way that makes your life more fulfilled. Start your day with habit stacking, stretching, and end it with affirmations and visualization. Get inspired and take the best tips from Laurinavicius’s article!

7 Communication Mistakes You’re Making at Work

Good communication is a key to success! Behind every important project, successful business and profitable organization stands a group of people that helped make it happen. Would any of this be achieved if they didn’t enjoy their work, co-workers, or the company culture? Good communication has to be refined, intelligent and open. If it’s not, it must be improved. Karin Hurt, CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders, supports managers, directors and other leaders boost their business performance by improving trust and connection with their teams. In this blog she shared 7 common communication mistakes that should be fixed.

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