Actionable Morning Routine Hacks

Actionable Morning Routine Hacks

Start your day off right with these actionable morning routine hacks and become more productive throughout the day.

Notes on Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

Notes on Tiny Habits by BJ Fogg

Build good habits with the Tiny Habits method and improve your productivity and well-being with these notes.

How Employee Downtime Can Improve Your Bottom Line

How Employee Downtime Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Increase productivity and profits by understanding how employee downtime can be beneficial with these tips.

How to Prepare for a Meeting

How to Prepare for a Meeting

Ace your meetings with these tips on how to prepare for them effectively and make the most of your time.

Beginner's Guide to Single Tasking

Beginner's Guide to Single Tasking

Increase productivity and focus by mastering the art of single tasking with this beginner's guide.

How to Declutter Your Desk

How to Declutter Your Desk

Declutter your workspace and increase productivity with these easy tips for a clean and organized desk.

How to be Productive When Your Life is in Chaos

How to be Productive When Your Life is in Chaos

Stay productive during chaotic times with these tips on how to be productive when your life is in chaos.

How to Conduct Brainstorming Sessions

How to Conduct Brainstorming Sessions

Learn how to conduct effective brainstorming sessions and generate new ideas with these useful tips.

Signal vs. Noise: A Simple Guide

Signal vs. Noise: A Simple Guide

Learn how to differentiate between important information and noise to increase productivity and efficiency. Simply put, noise is what you need to ignore, and the signal is what you need to hear.

Examples of Professional Goals for Work

Examples of Professional Goals for Work

Set achievable professional goals and excel in your career with these examples and tips.

How to stay motivated when you have ADHD

How to stay motivated when you have ADHD

Increase motivation and productivity with these tips designed for those with ADHD.

Organization Ideas for Those with ADHD

Organization Ideas for Those with ADHD

Optimize your productivity and organization with these ideas designed for those with ADHD.

Beginner's Guide to The "Eat the Frog" Technique

Beginner's Guide to The "Eat the Frog" Technique

Overcome procrastination with the "Eat the Frog" technique and achieve your goals faster with this beginner's guide.

How to Build a Productivity System

How to Build a Productivity System

No matter what aspect of productivity you struggle with, a system can help you manage it better. However, we often try productivity systems because they work for someone else without really understanding if they will work for us and in this post, we will see how we can create a system or process, if you will, to choose or even build your own productivity system.

Top Productivity Podcasts [2023]

Top Productivity Podcasts [2023]

Stay motivated and productive with the best productivity podcasts of 2023. Check them out now!

Beginner's Guide to The Outlining Method

Beginner's Guide to The Outlining Method

Increase productivity and organize your thoughts effectively with this beginner's guide to the outlining method.

Productivity Tips for Remote Learners

Productivity Tips for Remote Learners

Optimize your productivity and learning experience as a remote learner with these tips.

How to Become More Productive When Teaching Online

How to Become More Productive When Teaching Online

Increase productivity and engagement when teaching online with these tips.

How to Use a Planner

How to Use a Planner

As a society, we are busier than ever before. With endless tasks, appointments, and responsibilities, it can be overwhelming to keep track of everything. This is where a planner comes in handy. A planner is a tool that helps you keep track of your daily schedule, tasks, appointments, and goals.

Steps to Overcome Resistance and Start Taking Action

Steps to Overcome Resistance and Start Taking Action

Overcome resistance and take action with these steps to increase productivity and achieve your goals.

How to be Productive during the Holiday Season

How to be Productive during the Holiday Season

Maintain productivity during the holiday season with these tips and strategies.

Handling Distractions While Working Remotely

Handling Distractions While Working Remotely

Stay focused and productive while working remotely with these tips on how to handle distractions.

Productivity tips and hacks for those with ADHD

Productivity tips and hacks for those with ADHD

Improve productivity and well-being with these tips and hacks designed for those with ADHD.

Choosing the Right Meeting Cadence for Your Team

Choosing the Right Meeting Cadence for Your Team

Optimize productivity and communication by choosing the right meeting cadence for your team.

Routine Product Update (0.8)

Routine Product Update (0.8)

In our latest release (0.8) we have extended Routine's reach with Windows & M1 Processor versions. Additionally, we have also added some of the most requested features that include, multi-accounts, Zapier workflows, etc.

Using “Via Negativa” to Improve Productivity Image

Using “Via Negativa” to Improve Productivity

One of the best contrarian advice given to people is “Often, it is not about the path you take but the ones you avoid that determine where you get in life.” That's exactly what "Via Negativa" is all about.

The Problem of Context Switching

The Problem of Context Switching

Learn about the negative effects of context switching on productivity and how to prevent it with these tips.

How to be Productive on Fridays

How to be Productive on Fridays

End your week on a productive note with these tips on how to be productive on Fridays.

Routine iOS 0.8 Update

Routine iOS 0.8 Update

Since the beginning of the year, we've been working on bringing the ease and flexibility of our desktop app to our iOS app. And in this release, we've packed some exciting and popular features that take us one step closer to that goal.

How to Manage Requests as a Founder/Leader

How to Manage Requests as a Founder/Leader

Handle requests like a pro and maintain productivity with these effective tips for founders and leaders.

Routine's Integration with Zapier

Routine's Integration with Zapier

Routine now integrates with Zapier and this brings with it a plethora of possibilities and synergies with other popular apps that you might be using.

Routine iOS App Update (0.7)

Routine iOS App Update (0.7)

Our latest iOS app release has some interesting updates including more features for events, notes and general bug fixes.

Productivity for a Hybrid Workplace

Productivity for a Hybrid Workplace

Optimize productivity in a hybrid work environment with these tips and strategies.

How to Achieve Flow State

How to Achieve Flow State

Optimize productivity and focus by achieving flow state with these tips.

Must-Should-Want Method

Must-Should-Want Method

Learn how to prioritize your tasks and achieve your goals with the Must-Should-Want method.

Introducing Routine's Console 2.0

Introducing Routine's Console 2.0

Routine’s console was introduced to allow you to capture a thought, idea or task as quickly as possible and save it for later. Now you can do a lot more.

Routine Product Update: Markdown & Inline Scheduling

Routine Product Update: Markdown & Inline Scheduling

In the latest version (0.5) of Routine, we've packed some powerful updates that will help you save time, schedule seamlessly, and write with more formatting options.

Five Books to Improve Developer Productivity

Five Books to Improve Developer Productivity

Enhance your productivity as a developer with these five recommended books.

Digital Minimalism 101

Digital Minimalism 101

Increase productivity and well-being by adopting a digital minimalist lifestyle with these tips and strategies.

Beginner's Guide to The Flow Notes Method

Beginner's Guide to The Flow Notes Method

Increase creativity and productivity with the Flow Notes Method. Learn how with this beginner's guide.

Cornell Note-Taking Method Guide

Cornell Note-Taking Method Guide

Increase productivity and retention with the Cornell Note-Taking Method. Learn how with this guide.

Routine Product Update: Time Blocking & Journal

Routine Product Update: Time Blocking & Journal

In the latest version (0.4) of Routine, we've packed some powerful updates that will help you become more productive and keep track of your time & priorities.

Launching "The Productive Minute" Podcast

Launching "The Productive Minute" Podcast

"The Productive Minute" is a podcast by Routine where we explore important ideas, hacks and methodologies in the productivity space.

How to Write a Professional Response Email for Negative Feedback from Your Boss

How to Write a Professional Response Email for Negative Feedback from Your Boss

In this blog post, we will look at how you can effectively respond to an email with negative feedback from your boss using some best practices, tips and even a sample email that you can copy and modify based on your needs. So let us jump in.

How to Write an Email Inviting a Guest Speaker for an Office Event

How to Write an Email Inviting a Guest Speaker for an Office Event

In this blog post, let us look at how you can write an email inviting a guest speaker for an office event, and making it more potent by following tips, hacks and best practices for the situation. We will also share a sample email template that you can use to get it right, every time.

How to Write an Email After a Difficult Conversation with an Employee

How to Write an Email After a Difficult Conversation with an Employee

In this blog post, we will explore how you can write an email to an employee after a difficult conversation using commonly used best practices, tips/hacks to keep it cordial and professional and finally a template that you can modify to use for yourself. So let us begin.

How to Write an Email Confirming the Joining Date

How to Write an Email Confirming the Joining Date

In this blog post, we will look at what are the key considerations when writing a joining date confirmation email, best practices when writing one, and a sample email template that you can modify and use based on your needs. So let us get started.

How to Write a Thank You Email After an Academic Interview

How to Write a Thank You Email After an Academic Interview

In this blog post, we will look at how to draft a thank you email after an academic interview with the help of some best practices, hacks and a ready to use template that you can just copy paste. So let us get started.

How to Write an Email Requesting Permission to Attend a Class at School

How to Write an Email Requesting Permission to Attend a Class at School

In this blog post, we will look at how you can write an email requesting permission to attend a class from your faculty or any concerned person using best practices and tips that will help you keep the email clear and polite. We will also add a email template for this purpose that you can copy and modify based on your preferences. So let us get started.

How to Write an Email Requesting a Signature on Official Documents

How to Write an Email Requesting a Signature on Official Documents

In this blog post, we will look at how to send an email requesting someone to sign the documents promptly, along with that we will look at some tips to remember, best practices and a sample email that you can copy. So let us jump in.

How to Write an Email to Your New Boss Before Joining

How to Write an Email to Your New Boss Before Joining

In the corporate world, making a positive first impression is crucial, especially when starting a new job. One effective way to establish a solid initial connection with your new boss is by sending a well-crafted email before your first day at the company.

How to Write an Email to a Mentor to Schedule the First Meeting

How to Write an Email to a Mentor to Schedule the First Meeting

In this article we will guide you through the process of drafting an effective email to your prospective mentor to schedule your first meeting. We will do this using best practices, tips and a ready to use sample template. So let us begin.

How to Write an Email Informing Clients of a New Point of Contact

How to Write an Email Informing Clients of a New Point of Contact

In this blog post, we will look at tips you can use to write an email informing clients of a new point of contact, some best practices and then share a sample email that you can just copy and modify based on your needs. So let us get started.

How to Write a Reply to an Appreciation Email from a Client

How to Write a Reply to an Appreciation Email from a Client

In this blog post, we will look at some best practices and tips you can use when replying to an appreciation email from a client, along with a sample you can copy and edit. So let us get started.

How to Write a Email Requesting a Sign-On Bonus

How to Write a Email Requesting a Sign-On Bonus

Learning how to compose an email requesting a sign-on bonus can be a great skill for you to improve your finances, and in this blog post we will learn how to do that through best practices, tips and a template you can copy-paste. So let us get started.

How to Write an Email Requesting Work from Home for the Day

How to Write an Email Requesting Work from Home for the Day

In this blog post, we will look at how you can request WFH from your manager through email, best practices when asking for work from home and an actual sample email that you can use.

How to Write a Maternity Leave Email to Colleagues

How to Write a Maternity Leave Email to Colleagues

In this blog post, we will look at some key considerations and best practices when writing a maternity leave email along with a sample email template that you can copy and modify based on your needs.

Write an Email Requesting Contact Details at Work

Write an Email Requesting Contact Details at Work

In this blog post, we will look at how you can draft an email requesting the contact details of someone you want to/are collaborating with. We will do this by looking at useful hacks, best practices and a sample email template which will help you keep your email professional and compelling. So let us jump in.

How to Inform Staff of an Employee Termination via Email

How to Inform Staff of an Employee Termination via Email

In this blog post, we will look at email best practices when informing your staff of an employee termination, and then some hacks to ensure a soft landing. We will also share two emails templates that you can modify and use when appropriate.

How to Write a Company Party Invitation Email

How to Write a Company Party Invitation Email

Planning a company party is an exciting opportunity to bring your team together for well-deserved fun and camaraderie. However, before the festivities begin, you must send out invitations to ensure everyone is informed and ready to join the celebration.

How to Write an Email Pushing Back the Start Date for a New Job

How to Write an Email Pushing Back the Start Date for a New Job

In this blog post, we will look at how you can write an email requesting the hiring manager to push the joining date along with some best practices and a sample template you can copy.

How to Write an Email Apologizing for Missing an Important Email

How to Write an Email Apologizing for Missing an Important Email

In this blog post, we will look at how to write an email apologizing for missing an important email, through tips, best practices and a sample email that you can just copy and edit. So keep reading.

Mastering the Art of Polite Complaint Escalation Emails

Mastering the Art of Polite Complaint Escalation Emails

In today's digital age, communicating effectively and courteously is paramount, especially when things go awry. When drafting a complaint escalation email, the goal is to resolve your problem and maintain a professional relationship with the service provider.

How to Write an Email Thanking Someone for Connecting You to a Person

How to Write an Email Thanking Someone for Connecting You to a Person

In this article, we will look at how to write an email thanking someone for connecting you to another person. We will do this through tips/best practices and an actual sample that you can copy and use for yourself. So let us jump in.

How to Write an Email Requesting the Meeting Agenda

How to Write an Email Requesting the Meeting Agenda

One of the best ways to ensure a good meeting is agreeing on a clear and concise meeting agenda before the meeting and when you need to request one, you need to keep in mind certain hacks and best practices to ensure that you get that meeting agenda.

Crafting an Effective Staff Email on Workplace Tidiness

Crafting an Effective Staff Email on Workplace Tidiness

In this blog post, we will look at how you can draft an email informing staff about cleaning after themselves at the workplace. For this, we will take the help of some key considerations of professional communication, best practices that have known to work and a sample email you can just copy for your own use. So let us jump in.

How to Write an Email Informing Someone that the Technical Issue Has Been Resolved

How to Write an Email Informing Someone that the Technical Issue Has Been Resolved

In this blog post, we will look at how you can write an email informing a customer about resolution of a technical support issue, and we will use some tips, best practices and a sample email to make this task easy to understand.

How to Write an Email Requesting Your Professor to Accept a Late Assignment

How to Write an Email Requesting Your Professor to Accept a Late Assignment

In this blog post we will look at how you can write an email requesting a deadline extension, some tips and tricks to ensure you sound polite and professional and finally a sample email that you can just use. So let us jump in.

Crafting a Professional Email to Announce Your Return to Work

Crafting a Professional Email to Announce Your Return to Work

In this blog post, we will look at the right way to draft that email using best practices and will also share a sample email that is ready to use. So let us jump in.

How to Write a Severance Negotiation Email to Your Manager

How to Write a Severance Negotiation Email to Your Manager

In this blog post, we will look at how you can write an email negotiating your severance package through best practices, tips and an actual sample email you can use. So let us get started.

How to Write an Email Querying a Professor About Grades

How to Write an Email Querying a Professor About Grades

In this post we will look at how you can enquire about your grades with your professor via email, some best practices and tips to sound polite, professional and non-confrontational. So let us get started.

How to Write an Email to a Previous Employer for Rejoining

How to Write an Email to a Previous Employer for Rejoining

In this blog post, we will look at some of the best practices you can follow and some tips you can use when writing that email requesting to come back to a former employer. You will also get a sample email that you can edit and use as per your requirement.

How to Write an Email Informing Your Client about a New Account Manager

How to Write an Email Informing Your Client about a New Account Manager

In this blog post, we will look at how you can write an email informing your client about a new account manager using some best practices, tips and to top it off, a sample email template for you to copy and modify based on your requirements. So let us get stared.

Write an Email Informing Your Manager About a Death in the Family

Write an Email Informing Your Manager About a Death in the Family

In this post, we will help you write a bereavement leave email to your boss while also adding some best practices and tips to ensure that the sensitivity and nuance of navigating this complex situation.

How to Reach Out to a Recruiter via Email

How to Reach Out to a Recruiter via Email

In this blog post, we will look at how to draft an email inquiring about a job role, through tips, best practices and a sample email you can just copy, paste and modify. So let us get started.

How to Write an Email to Your Boss about Excessive Workload

How to Write an Email to Your Boss about Excessive Workload

Dealing with an excessive workload can be overwhelming, but it's essential to communicate your concerns with your boss effectively. Writing an email to address this issue requires a delicate balance of professionalism and assertiveness.

How to Write an Email Referring Your Friend for a Job in Your Company

How to Write an Email Referring Your Friend for a Job in Your Company

In this blog post we will look at how you can refer a friend for a job at your company through email, along with some best practices and two samples templates that you can modify and copy/paste for your own referral emails.

How to Write an Email Announcing a Role Change to Your Team

How to Write an Email Announcing a Role Change to Your Team

In this blog post, we will explore how you can write a role change email by following workplace email tips, best practices and a sample email that you can just copy. So let us get started.

How to Write an Email to Implement a New Process

How to Write an Email to Implement a New Process

In this post, we will look at steps to draft an email informing your team about a new process implementation. Whether you are the CEO pushing to make your company profitable or a manager looking to make your team more effective, following the best practices and tips shared in this post can help you get your message across effectively.

How to Write an Email Asking for a Business Opportunity

How to Write an Email Asking for a Business Opportunity

In this blog post, we will look at how you can draft and email asking for a business collaboration or opportunity, with the help of some tips, common practices and a sample email that you can copy.

How to Write an Email Asking Coworkers to Contribute to a Gift

How to Write an Email Asking Coworkers to Contribute to a Gift

In this blog post, we will look at how you can write an email asking coworkers to contribute to a gift, some tips to remember, best practices to follow and one sample email that you can copy/paste and modify according to your needs.

How to Write an Email Expressing Interest in an Internal Position

How to Write an Email Expressing Interest in an Internal Position

In this blog post, we will take you through the process of writing an email to hiring manager for internal position, best practices and tips, and finally two sample emails that you can use.

How to Write an Email to an Unresponsive Employee

How to Write an Email to an Unresponsive Employee

In this blog post, we will look at how you write an email to an unresponsive employee, with the use of best practices, helpful tips and a sample you can copy. So, let us get started.

Draft an Email Requesting Help or Support from a Colleague

Draft an Email Requesting Help or Support from a Colleague

In this blog post, we will look at tips that will improve your chances of getting a yes while maintaining a professional tone, best practices of writing a request email and one sample email you can use based on your requirement.

Crafting an Effective Email to Inquire About Career Growth Opportunities

Crafting an Effective Email to Inquire About Career Growth Opportunities

One effective way to initiate this process is by contacting your manager to inquire about career growth opportunities within your organization. However, composing such an email can be a delicate task that requires careful consideration and professionalism.

Write an Email Requesting Training or Development in a Specific Area

Write an Email Requesting Training or Development in a Specific Area

In this blog post we will look at how to write a training request email, plus we will also share some tips and best practices to keep it professional and convincing. Let’s jump in.

Draft a Professional Email to Address a Complaint or Issue to Your Manager

Draft a Professional Email to Address a Complaint or Issue to Your Manager

In this blog post we will look at how you can draft an email to your boss about concerns, best practices for complaint related emails and some tips to help you address the issue without sounding unprofessional.

Write an Email to Request Approval from your Manager

Write an Email to Request Approval from your Manager

In this post, we will explore tips, and hacks to follow when you are seeking approval from boss through email. We will also include two sample email templates that you can copy/paste to improve your chances of getting that approval.

How to Write an Email Requesting Interview Feedback

How to Write an Email Requesting Interview Feedback

In this blog post we will talk about some tips you can use to draft great interview feedback emails and also we will also provide you with a sample email that you can copy for your own use. So let us get started.

Communicating a Change in Office Timings Effectively via Email

Communicating a Change in Office Timings Effectively via Email

In this blog post, we will look at how to send an email announcing work timings change, best practices to ensure it is clearly understood, and some tips to make your employees feel at ease. So let us get started.

Writing Project Status Update Emails to Your Manager, Team, or Colleagues

Writing Project Status Update Emails to Your Manager, Team, or Colleagues

We will discuss tips and best practices to follow when writing project status update email to your manager or the team. We will also share two sample work status update emails for you to modify and use as you like.

Crafting a Professional Email to Share Important News with Colleagues

Crafting a Professional Email to Share Important News with Colleagues

Learning how to write an email informing your colleagues about important news is a useful skills that can greatly benefit your career and in this blog post we will learn how to write that email with the help of some best practices, tips to remember and a sample that you can readily use. So let us get started.

Draft an Email When You Need to Assign a Task to a Colleague

Draft an Email When You Need to Assign a Task to a Colleague

In this blog post, we will look at the right way to draft an email assigning a task to someone at work. We will also explore some tips and best practices along with a sample email to ensure that you learn how to do this perfectly, every time.

How to Craft a Polite Email Declining a Meeting Invitation from Another Team

How to Craft a Polite Email Declining a Meeting Invitation from Another Team

In this blog post, we will guide you through drafting an email declining a meeting invitation from another team, but you can also use similar principles even if the invitation came from your own team. We will tackle this scenario with the help of some best practices, tips and even provide you with a sample email which you can copy.

How to Write an Email Requesting Mentorship at Work

How to Write an Email Requesting Mentorship at Work

In the ever-evolving professional development landscape, mentorship has become crucial for career growth and skill enhancement. Reaching out to potential mentors via email is a tactful way to initiate a valuable relationship that can shape your professional journey. Crafting an effective email requesting mentorship requires finesse and thoughtfulness.

How to Write an Email Requesting More Information from a Team Member

How to Write an Email Requesting More Information from a Team Member

In this post we will look at some tips, hacks and best practices on how to politely ask for information via email from a team member. We will also share two samples of email asking for information.

How to Write an Effective Email When Requesting a Flexible Work Arrangement

How to Write an Effective Email When Requesting a Flexible Work Arrangement

In this blog post, we will guide you on how to draft and email when requesting for a flexible work arrangement using a sample email, best practices and tips to get a favorable response. So let us begin.

How to Write an Effective Email Requesting New or Additional Equipment for a Project

How to Write an Effective Email Requesting New or Additional Equipment for a Project

In this blog post, we will look at how you can write an email requesting new equipment for your team, best practices and tips to ensure that you stay professional and convincing.

Taking Time Off Work? Here's How to Write a Professional Email

Taking Time Off Work? Here's How to Write a Professional Email

In this blog post, we will look at how to inform your manager about taking time off via email, plus some tips and best practices to keep it professional. So let’s get started.

How to Write an Email When You Need to Request a Partnership with Another Company

How to Write an Email When You Need to Request a Partnership with Another Company

In this blog post, we will look at common practices, hacks and one sample email requesting partnership to help you with this scenario. Keep reading.