Simple additions to your workflow that will increase your focus and efficiency

Technology has the ability to both make us more productive or less productive. It’s all about how we use it. Our devices offer us an endless supply of distractions that can keep us from accomplishing important tasks. …


A look at the pitfalls of the digital Swiss Army Knife in our pockets

We all love our smartphones. They’ve become the most indispensable pieces of technology. They’re with us at all times! Not knowing where your smartphone is can drive someone into a state of panic. There are so many life-changing things that our phones can be used for. But I’m always advocating…


The journey to finding the perfect audio companion

My Earbud Journey

I’ve never been anti-Apple products. I’ve used Apple computers for years. But I’m always looking for the most innovative products, and I hate to say that those usually aren’t coming out of Cupertino.

Don’t get me wrong. Apple does an amazing job of iterating on existing technology and making it…


Dad jokes aside, this journal has its ups and downs

I’m still in search of the perfect daily planner or journal. I usually use those terms interchangeably. …


The keystone habit that helps keep my productivity on track

Whenever I’m helping clients reach their productivity goals, I start with one big question. What time do you go to bed? That question is usually followed by another question. What does your nighttime routine look like? …


It may sound like a gimmick but the Litter-Robot is amazing

I’m always looking for ways to save time. If there is a smart gadget or automated system out there, I’ve likely tried it. Smart lights, robot vacuums, voice-activated everything, that’s the world I enjoy living in. …


Are you still booking meetings the old-fashioned way?

In my work, I am constantly scheduling meetings with people. It’s typically with content creators spread throughout the world, or with coaching clients who don’t operate on typical 9–5ish schedules. Many of these folks are always on the go, sometimes hopping to different timezones regularly.

Maybe you can relate?

The old days

In…


Are your unused apps bringing you joy?

I’m on a never-ending quest to make my technology as mindful and efficient as possible. I love my gadgets, but I don’t want them overtaking my life. I’ve written about how I created a Zen experience on my Android phone. But regardless of what kind of phone you use, it’s…


Using traditional keys just feels archaic these days

It seems like every few months, my home gets smarter and smarter. I end up buying some new gadget that promises to improve a tried-and-true method that people have been using for decades with no major complaints.

It’s happened to my lights, my TV, my home speakers, and my thermostat…


Reading mode is amazing, and your eyes will thank you

Our phones are always with us. And that naturally makes them a great option for reading books no matter where we go. I’ve written about how the best book is the book you have with you. …

Chris Jennings

I write about the intersection of technology, productivity, and mindfulness. Get my weekly newsletter at iterate.substack.com

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