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

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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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1,861 of 1,931 students recommendSee All

As an entrepreneur with ADHD, I am always looking for ways to be more effective and efficient with my energy and time. This class was excellent, well presented and actionable. I've signed up for the apps he recommended and will start using the recommended strategies immediately. Highly recommend.
Diann Wingert


Amazing class and great content
I was drowning in tasks, and, really, I've always have been. I had no easy way to pick what to do next and focus on it. Everything seemed important, and there was no clear way to think or plan long-term. Of the many productivity videos, how-to guides and tips I've reviewed over the years, this one -- day theming -- feels the most promising. This is not just because I've actually restructured my calendar and to-do list, but because Mike emphasizes that tools and apps are useless unless you have the right approach, or *framework*. He proposes a framework that already feels good. It gives you a way to say "no" to some tasks at certain times, so that you can save them for focusing later. And it's well-thought out, too. Mike outlines the points that make a framework stick: It has to be easy to follow, remember and teach; durable (or resilient, as I like to think of it) when life throws a curveball your way; and flexible in that it can apply in many situations. I'm only a few days into it, but so far it's going great. Give it a shot!





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 b...

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