Photo courtesy of A Life of Productivity
In today’s fast-paced society, nearly everyone is feeling an almost continual time crunch. Between the demands of our jobs and personal lives, most of us are always looking for ways to increase our own productivity and efficiency in order to make our lives easier. Here at the Jia Collection, we are huge fans of figuring out how to not only be more effective at work, but also how to live happy and productive lives outside of the office. To share a little of that passion and where we find our own inspiration, we decided to share our five favorite websites about productivity and efficiency.
This site started out as a year-long experiment created by a recent graduate who wanted to explore his passion for living the most productive life possible. However, after the site’s popularity grew due to its insightful and helpful articles with tips on how to be the most productive, it developed into A Life of Productivity. Chris, the founder, uses himself as a guinea pig to test the best ways to be the most productive. We especially enjoyed his article, “What to Wear to Become as Productive As Possible.” And, for the sake of productivity, his site is very user-friendly. At the top of each article, he includes the average reading time it will take along with the big idea of the article, and he bolds the most important points for those looking to skim the article. His often Zen-centered advice will leave you feeling ready to tackle whatever the day throws your way!
Marissa Brassfield, the brains behind Ridiculously Efficient, is herself an efficiency guru. Her blog articles are personal but each one offers thoughtful advice that you can undoubtedly apply to your own life, and that are simple enough that you can implement her tips right away. Brassfield also offers coaching if you need more one-on-one support to reach your efficiency goals. We also recommend signing up to receive her newsletter since she often offers tips through it that are not available on her website. We love her tips on self-management, something that we could all stand to develop.
Life Edited is all about helping you to live a healthy, happy, and productive life with less. They offer great articles with tips on how to save space and energy, and how to make the most out of what you already own. This site is a game-changer for anyone living in a small space that doesn’t want to feel cramped. It offers a collection of great products that support their mission, as well as information about new helpful trends and tips, such as in one of our favorite articles, “Before You Buy a Bunch of Stuff this Weekend.” They are also working with architects and developers to bring their advice to life, and we can’t wait to see the result.
James Clear is all about improving your daily habits and helping you to live a better life. His site offers you a number of very beneficial articles, like on how to sleep better at night, seminars on how to build better habits, links to his e-books, and a list of recommended reading. Clear is also a travel photographer and weightlifter, so along with his entrepreneurial experience you also get to see his amazing work and learn more about how getting healthy physically can also improve your work. His mix of scientific research along with his own experiences makes his articles simple to follow yet informative. We all want to be better versions of ourselves, and Clear aims to help us reach that goal.
This site hosts articles from writers all over the world, and it has established itself as the ultimate resource for anything that can save you time and help you be more productive. From beginner’s guides to how to improve productivity, to DIY hacks and tips for saving money, this site has it all. They also feature a number of sub-blogs that may be more tailored to your interests, as well as countless other features like a weekly podcast and tech support. We could go on and on about this site, but we think you get the point!
Ultimately, we love these sites because they are not promoting overworking yourself or placing all your efforts into one area of your life. Instead, they see productivity and efficiency as a way of improving every part of your life, and therefore helping you to find happiness and healthiness in all aspects of your life.