5 Ways to Detox Your Digital Life

Detox your digital life and start the year off right! For many of us, the new year means new resolutions. And if you’re like me, your list probably includes some form of “get organized”. And decluttering isn’t only for your closet! If you spend a lot of time doing work online or writing – there’s a good chance that your laptop and other devices could use a major overhaul by the time the end of…

3 Easy RSS Hacks to Discover New Content

We all understand the importance of sharing content. But where do you find a constant stream of read-worthy content? It’s a fair question. I follow hundreds of blogs and social media accounts daily, and honestly, keeping up with all that content is hard work. I have to manage my time and keep my content sources organized to avoid getting overloaded. Although an RSS reader is an incredibly useful tool to help me accomplish both of…

How much did you read yesterday? If you’re anything like me, you probably read news articles, blog posts, commentary, reports, and maybe squeezed in a few chapters of a book. In addition to the reading we do for work, the typical social media user consumes nearly 300 pieces of content daily. According to Forbes, if you were to read 20 articles a day, 25 pages of a magazine, one book a month, and…

3 Tips to Help You Learn to Relax

We all know how important breaks are for decreasing stress and improving our overall focus, but what if you can’t relax? Earlier this year, I wrote about how meditation can improve your writing and was keen to try it out for myself. I thought it would be a great way to not only boost my creativity, but as an added plus, I’d also learn how to clear my mind and take a break.…

Be a Better Expert with FlowReader

Nowadays, everywhere you turn there’s an expert. Sure, there’s a coolness factor to saying you’re awesome at something, but it’s not enough to declare your expertise. You need to demonstrate it. Experts don’t assume they know everything there is to know because they’re smart enough to recognize that content and ideas are constantly changing. In our opinion, an expert is someone who’s not only knowledgeable about their industry, but also someone who shares that…

I’m guessing a lot of you have pretty busy schedules, just like me. My schedule and to-do list are constantly changing, and it’s important for me to know exactly what’s on my plate to make sure I stay on track. One thing you can do that has helped me is plan your week in advance. I’ve found that when I have a solid strategy heading into the week, I make better use of…

Let’s be honest. Social media activity can get a little messy. You’re posting links, answering questions, and trying to keep up with the latest changes to Facebook and Twitter (and all the other platforms out there). And with a growing list of different accounts, staying on top of your posting schedule and trying to engage with everyone can become a huge drain on time without a solid organization system in place.…

All you productivity buffs have probably heard this before: You should be taking breaks regularly to boost your productivity. All the same, I’m terrible at breaks. I often feel guilty when I stop working to rest, which often makes it very difficult for me to truly relax. According to a recent survey by Staples, I’m not alone in feeling this way. Apparently, 1 in 5 workers feel too guilty to even take breaks. And how I spend my breaks…

An RSS reader can be a powerful tool for consuming information on the web. You can read content from blogs and news sites using a single interface, and with FlowReader you can also check out what’s happening on your social networks as well. There’s no doubt that readers have the potential to help you get more done in the day. But like any tool – they are only as effective as…

What you do outside of work can improve performance and productivity at work. Ever felt revitalized working on something that’s completely unrelated to work? I’m often surprised by how much I can get done after doing something fun that has nothing to do with my job. Whether it’s learning a new language, taking new photos for Instagram, or even cooking – I suddenly feel refreshed and ready to tackle my to-do list. Giving yourself a…