2017: Be Present for Those Who Matter Most

January is the month of resolutions. Each year, we take time to review our lives and decide which habits we hope to create or get rid of in order to live a more fulfilling life.

We pledge to exercise more, eat better, save more, be more productive, be less stressed, wake up earlier, stop procrastinating, and just generally do more. We pledge to be happier. Unfortunately, life is complicated and come February or March, our new routines are often abandoned and forgotten – which is normal! All of us are susceptible to losing our determination and motivation.

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2017 : Don’t Change What You’re Doing, Change How You’re Doing It

With the fireworks over and the hangovers subsided, resolution season is now officially in full swing. Each year, we take time to review our lives and decide which habits we hope to create or get rid of in order to live a more fulfilled life.

We pledge to exercise more, eat better, save more, be more productive, be less stressed, wake up earlier, stop procrastinating, and just generally achieve more. We pledge to be happier. Unfortunately, life is complicated and come February or March, our new routines are often abandoned and forgotten.

All of us are susceptible to losing our determination and motivation. So this year, maybe it’s time to try something different. Instead of changing what you’re doing, change the way you’re doing it.

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How to Succeed in a World of Distraction

At Freedom we are lucky to have many of our users write about their experience. From tweets to published articles – the Freedom community is buzzing with productivity strategy, advice, and experiments for a more focused, fulfilled life.

Life is filled with all kinds of distractions – whether from family, friends, work, school, or devices, it’s easy to lose focus or squander time while trying to complete a task, goal, objective, or dream. So this week’s article focus on how to create routines for consistent productivity and achieve results by avoiding tempting distractions.

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How to Maintain Your Sanity While Working in a Group

While at school, when a professor or teacher announced a group project – I cringed. It’s not that I was an introvert or hated collaborating with others, but rather that my experience with group work in the past taught me to fear it. Too often my group projects had turned into uneven workloads, nightmare group messages, misunderstandings, unorganized time management, and cramming.

For me, group work almost always meant twice the work with all the added elements of finding suitable meeting times, dividing up the work, deciding who does what, and then constantly checking in on everyone to make sure the work is being done. In many cases, the collaboration itself was often more work than the project at hand.

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Focus for Marketing Professionals

You’re a full stack marketer at a small company or startup. Your role requires you to manage, analyze, and translate various data feeds into insight and action on a daily basis. You’re naturally data driven and find reward in checking real-time stats and monitoring progress.

However, much like email and social media, monitoring real-time data feeds can turn into an impulsive habit – one that wastes time and reduces productivity. On an average day at work, how many dashboards and services are you checking?

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Freedom 101 – FAQs answered

Tech can be tricky – we get it. But here at Freedom, we are strong believers that tech should always work for you and not the other way around. So, we wanted to take some time to answer some of the most common questions we see coming up regarding how-to’s, future updates, and support questions.

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How to Give Your Writing a Facelift This Winter

For many of us in our Freedom community, November is about writing. Whether you’re participating in National Novel Writing Month, a freelancer, entrepreneur, or student – chances are you’ll be doing some writing in November.

As the days grow shorter and colder, it can be easy to fall into a winter, holiday season slump. Finding the necessary inspiration for your writing while trapped indoors or caught up with holiday to-do lists can be a challenge – and one that too often leaves us exasperated and counting down the days until the break.

Sometimes what we really need is some concentrated instruction, a new strategy to try, or some advice from an expert.

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