Right Now in Before Breakfast

Hold office hours

Need to focus? This surprising strategy can minimize interruptions.

Love your Mondays

Small schedule tweaks can keep the Monday blues at bay

What procrastination can teach us

Get curious about procrastination — and achieve breakthroughs.

Hold yourself accountable

Feeling unmotivated? An accountability partner can help.

Do the tough stuff first

The case for just getting it over with

Big goals, little steps

Conquer procrastination by breaking a big goal into small chunks

Why we procrastinate

This week's episodes are about putting things off — including why we all do it.

Plan it in, do it anyway

Want a good life? Think beyond how you feel right now.

Making people feel special doesn’t take much time

How many hours should you work?

How to succeed without working around the clock

Going to a conference? Do this.

Smart conference-goers focus on relationships, not the panels.

Make your phone less interesting

A listener shares how she kicked her phone habit

Don’t grocery shop on weekends

Protect time for family and fun with this surprising strategy.

Thursday is the real hump day

Celebrate the real mid-point of the week.

Stop forgetting things

Never lose your sunglasses or miss a date again with these little life hacks.

Consult your inner mentor

Tap your own intuition when you need to make a difficult choice fast.

Watch TV wisely

How to enjoy TV without it taking over your life.

Why you should go to happy hour

Sometimes, chatting with your colleagues is more productive than sitting at your desk.

Create a praise file

This simple strategy can help turn even the worst day around.

Avoid the 2 p.m. slump

Get more done in less time with Laura’s tips for making it through everyone’s least favorite time of the afternoon.