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Don’t Waste Your Weekend! #HowTo Stay Productive

Weekends are generally meant to be a time to unwind, rejuvenate, and focus on the other aspects of life that matter- but do you find yourself wasting valuable weekend-time?

For those of us who don’t have weekend jobs, or plans to visit family/friends, and all household errands have been completed; there are still ways you can be productive during the weekend!

Give in to Your Creativity

Write out a list of creative things you would like to do, but don’t quite find time for during the work-week. Teach yourself to sing/play/dance to a favorite song. Create something thoughtful for loved ones. Experiment bold new recipes. Post some how-to videos on YouTube. It’ll feel so good to cater to the side of you that you normally set-aside. You may learn more of yourself in doing so!

Give in to Your Inner Child

Go ahead and relive the joy of filling the pages of a coloring book! Disregard your grown-up diet, and indulge in your favorite childhood treats! Go to the park with a child, and play to your hearts content! Or maybe you can play with slime, or clay. Nothing wrong with it, no one will judge you. It’s all quite humbling.

Give in to What You’ve Abandoned

Come on now. Don’t let ‘writers block’ be your excuse for not finishing your novel, or posting new entries to your blog- you know you want to continue, but you’ve become too comfortable with not! You may have many messages waiting for you in one of the social media accounts you signed up for and later neglected- revisit those!

Surely there are tens of hundreds of thousands more ideas that can be added to this list. What are some of your suggestions?

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How you could use Producteev for your meetings

I just stumbled upon a blog post by Fred Wilson where he discusses how discussions have turned out to be a more productive setting than presentations during his firms board meetings.


Indeed, discussions can be extremely productive ways to hold meetings, but if matters are just discussed you will encounter the risk of “just talking” as opposed to creating actionable tasks from what has been discussed.

Producteev is a great tool to capture tasks during such a discussion. In producteev, you can quickly create tasks while you are discussing. So in a meeting you could have one person taking protocol of what actionable tasks have been identified and put them into producteev. In a next step, tasks can be assigned to specific people and deadlines on tasks can be set (and of course, you can also use many more fatures that come natively in producteev to manage these tasks)

Here is what we do here at Producteev:

For each meeting where we have discussions, we use the create tasks field to capture all the action items we identify during our discussion in the recipient box:


After the meeting, we just assign the tasks to the team member who will be in charge…


…set a deadline for the task…


…and there you are!

Producteev is a simple and efficient way to help you keep track of what has been said during your discussion meeting.
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