At some point, everyone – not just over-scheduled students, parents, and professionals – struggles with time management, organizing, and other components of a productive lifestyle. Everybody’s coping mechanism differs, of course, but experts in such fields still proffer a bevy of advice suitable for divergent needs. Most of them write books, speak, and maintain individual or group blogs and/or websites, but Twitter fans know that taking time to actually read them might very well cut into getting valuable work done! So fire up the ol’ microblog and start following some of these feeds instead for quick, easily digestible solutions, affirmations, and inspirations.
Wise Bread: Meg Favreau and Ashley Jacobs tweet daily about fiscal productivity and how to live frugally, with generous deals and advice available. Be sure to check out their highly informative blog as well for even more valuable tips and tricks.
Natalie M. Houston: This University of Houston English professor specializes in time management and other hallmarks of productivity for creative types. Despite that, though, anyone in any field can benefit immensely from applying her extremely valuable suggestions.
Lifehacker: No matter one’s technical prowess, Lifehacker offers up some awesome little projects for making pretty much anything and everything simpler and more streamlined. Whenever a problem big or small crops up, head to the Twitter or blog and see how to get past it as quickly as possible.
Productivity Hacks: As the name suggests, this Twitter feed posts capsule comments about the best routes towards a productive home, office, and personal life, with emphasis on curtailing stress. The accompanying blog doesn’t update much, but still remains a worthwhile read all the same.
Michael Sliwinski: Users of the Nozbe productivity application might want to follow the founder for even more advice about getting more done in less time. He also blogs and vlogs about different time management and other useful topics at Productivity! magazine.
Julie Morgenstern: Give Julie Morgenstern a follow when seeking advice about alleviating organization and time management hiccups. Or, on low-tech days, pick up one of her videos or New York Times bestselling books covering the same ground as her microblog.
Stephen R. Covey: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People author carries his influence into the Twitterverse, consistently updating for current concerns. Posts usually consist of links and quotes he finds inspiring, along with the expected advice and observations.
Stever Robbins: “Get It Done Guy” himself tweets, writes, and podcasts about productivity, giving followers numerous ways to digest his suggestions. Much of what he has to say revolves around business streamlining, though a nice percentage can also be applied to daily life.
Real Simple: Open up to the experts at Real Simple when seeking the best tips and tricks for keeping an efficient, stressless life, particularly when it comes to keeping house. If nothing else piques one’s fancy, they do happen to host some amazingly drool-worthy recipes and gift ideas.
C. Sgrott Wheedleton: Seeing as how he’s kind of a certified professional organizer (which, yes, is a thing), it’s safe to assume this tweep knows a thing or two about productivity. Give him a follow and maybe learn a something about keeping offices and homes running as smoothly as they can.
Andrea Feinberg: This Twitter feed (and surrounding website) by a coach and speaker mainly covers productivity from a business standpoint. Emphasis lays on making choices that maximize profits and free time all at once for a more balanced, financially secure lifestyle.
Franklin Covey: Franklin Covey, a publisher specializing in business and productivity, also happens to keep an online community … specializing in business and productivity. Lurk or join in and snag multiple perspectives from experts and everyday folks with something to share.
Lifehack.org: Not to be confused with the previously listed Lifehacker, of course, particularly when it comes to leaning. Lifehack.org’s main thrust involves the interpersonal and communal over DIY projects, with tweets by Seth Simonds and Leon Ho.
Unclutterer: Read product reviews and book suggestions in addition to snagging useful tips for reducing life’s little migraines. Unclutterer is also available as both a book and a blog for those who avoid doing the whole Twitter thing.
Tara Rodden Robinson: Participate in the online study group #GTD and network with others wanting to snag and share information about nurturing productivity. Or, for those with even less time on their hands to indulge in some Internet camaraderie, simply follow this feed for tips and tricks on the go.
Get Rich Slowly: Get Rich Slowly remains a rightfully popular resource for anyone hoping to better organize their finances and investments. Its expert articles prove that one can live a frugal existence without compromising on productivity or quality.
Craig Jarrow: He calls himself the “Time Management Ninja,” and here’s here to stick a sai in everyone’s epic productivity fails … and some of their not-so-epic ones, too. Give his blog and other social media sites a follow for a broader view of everything he has to offer.
David Allen: David Allen’s Twitter bio touts him as the man behind the GTD (“Getting Things Done”) movement. And he has more than a million followers, so it’s safe to assume he probably knows what he’s doing; or at least fakes that he knows what he’s doing really, really well.
Allyson Lewis: Through social media, books, and other venues, Allyson Lewis plugs “The 7 Minute Solution” for productive business and life habits. It may not necessarily work for everyone — no strategy fits all needs, of course — but thousands still find value in her outline.
Mint.com: Another fabulous personal finance resource, this time offering up a free tool for keeping everything organized. Even those with a pretty good grasp on their money should give it a chance — they might find out a few surprising things about their savings and spendings!