Productivity Habits That Stick: Using Time Theming

Mike Vardy, Productivity Strategist & Productivityist Founder

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7 Videos (44m)
    • Introduction

    • Create a Framework

    • Build Awareness to Work Smarter

    • Establish Habits that Stick

    • Use Tools to Support Your Habits

    • Case Study: Bring it all Together

    • Put it into Action


About This Class

Learn time theming to build a productivity system that will last a lifetime.

Join Productivityist founder Mike Vardy as he shares how creating a simple, flexible, durable productivity system will transform the way you work. Whether you’re a freelancer balancing multiple gigs or a 9-5er with a calendar full of meetings, this class will give you the tools you need to create helpful habits for work and home that will actually stick. You’ll learn to:

  • Time-theme your days to work more efficiently
  • Create daily routines to simplify your workflow
  • Utilize tools like Todoist to support your daily goals

After taking this class, you’ll have an arsenal of strategies to personalize your productivity and ensure you're getting the right things done, freeing time and energy so you can focus on the things that matter.


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1,109 of 1,154 students recommendSee All

A new way to look at my schedule, never thought of it myself. The usual mistakes, that according to Mike, people make, were the mistakes I made. For example: Using a calender as a to do list. Thanks to this class, I'm able to change my planning en probably make it a habit.
Mike Vardy really explains how to make productivity flourish in this course!
Mike presents an interesting way of sorting your to-do list into daily themes. This method likely is most beneficial for people who have a lot of autonomy at work and those work on many different freelance projects. I think for many others stuck in a 9-5 type job--or even for students--creating themes by time of day might work best (e.g., communications/email first thin in the morning, meetings before lunch, and writing/working in the afternoon). I'd like to see one on how to utilise this method working by time of day, rather than day of the week!





Mike Vardy

Productivity Strategist & Productivityist Founder

I'm a writer, productivity strategist, and the founder of Productivityist. I've served as the Managing Editor at Lifehack, and contributed articles on productivity to 99u, Lifehacker, The Next Web, SUCCESS Magazine, and The Huffington Post. I'm also the author of several books and the creator of The NOW Year™ Method, a simple, durable, and flexible personal productivity approach. I've delivered talks on the topic of task and time management at events like New Media Expo, TEDx Victoria, South by Southwest, and creativeLIVE. I live in Victoria, BC, Canada with my incredible wife, daughter, and son.