Right Now in Before Breakfast

Elevate the everyday

Little splurges can boost happiness more than big ones

Explore your own city

Make memories by becoming a local tourist

How to cope with 12-hour days

A listener asks how to survive long work hours

Meal planning made simple

A listener shares strategies for feeding a family on busy nights

How to capture good ideas

A listener asks how to put brilliance into action

Pick up the phone

Even cold calls don’t have to be scary

The biggest time waster of all

Spending time mindlessly burns more hours than anything else

Don't ask ‘what do you do?’

Try better conversation starters to spark meaningful connections

Is there time for a second job?

A listener wonders what her schedule can accommodate

Leave work on time, guilt-free

End your workday feeling satisfied and accomplished

How to quit without burning bridges

Leave on a high note and preserve future opportunities

Boost your paycheck

How to increase your income over the next two years

Is part-time work the best option?

Working fewer hours doesn’t always improve work/life balance

Craft a job you love

Celebrate Labor Day by crafting a job that works for you

Go back to school (without going back to school)

Monthly projects during the school year can improve anyone’s life.

Try a "Power Hour"

Speed through nagging tasks so you feel less busy while getting more done

Beware “procrasti-clearing”

Outer Order, Inner Calm author Gretchen Rubin warns that sometimes even productive tasks waste time

Assign each day a task

Make progress by scheduling recurring tasks for a particular day of the week

Abandon a project

Outer Order, Inner Calm author Gretchen Rubin shares a tip for freeing up mental space

Create a time “emergency fund”

You can’t really bank time, but you can make space for emergencies