Right Now in Before Breakfast

Get what has to happen done without ruining the vibe

Vacation plans vs. spontaneity

How to achieve the right balance of plans and possibility

How to maximize your vacation days

Schedule big adventures with smart vacation strategies

Vacations are productive

Everyone needs a break. Here’s why you should take yours.

Keep a highlight journal

A listener shares a practical suggestion for ending the day well

Enjoy social media without wasting time

Smart strategies for limiting social media breaks

Try carschooling

A long commute can be a great time for self-improvement

Improve your conference calls

Stop counting minutes (and multi-tasking) with these tips

Make time to mentor

Nurturing new talent can be a great use of time

How remote teams stay connected

Face time is great, but you can build relationships wherever your colleagues work. 

Don't make this work-from-home mistake

Even remote workers need breaks from time to time.

Wednesday is the best day to work from home

Don't ask for Fridays! A mid-week remote work day boosts productivity and morale.

Kick work-from-home distractions

A listener asks how to stay focused when she works in her home office.

How to ask to work from home

Skipping the commute saves time. Here’s how to negotiate work-from-home days. 

Use bits of time for bits of joy

Got five minutes? Here’s what you can do instead of checking email (again).

Schedule a mental health morning

A listener shares how taking a short break makes life feel more doable

Keep one calendar

Don’t drop the ball! Keep a list of your work and personal commitments in one place.

Try a calendar meeting

This one habit can make your home life more calm and fun

Get it out of your head

A listener shares the list-making strategy that helps her feel less busy while getting more done

Pair little tasks

Make good habits automatic with this one simple trick.