🎉 Create your free account Get started - it's free!

Reclaim.ai Blog

Productivity tips, calendar hacks, & product updates from the Reclaim team.

The Best Time to Meditate? Prioritize Self-Care
August 26, 2021

Is there a ‘best time’ to meditate? It often depends on your intention and your schedule. And if you miss your ideal time, no sweat! Just fit it in when you can. While you can optimize for the time of day, you’ll reap the benefits of meditation no matter when you meditate. The important thing is that you prioritize this healthy habit.

Many of us know that meditation has a lot of benefits, like reducing stress levels, improving focus and mood, and easing anxiety and depression. But it’s often swept to the side along with other self-care practices that you simply “don’t have time for.”

You might think self-care is selfish and that you need to prioritize everything and everyone above your own needs. Work, family, friends, partners, and other relationships take center stage, and you don’t make time for yourselves.

But psychologist Dr. Lisa Firestone says, “If we’re not attuned to who we are and what we want, we can start to make sacrifices that don’t just hurt or limit us, but actually negatively impact those we care for.” Prioritizing everything else above yourself actually drains you and makes it harder to give. What’s more, according to Dr. Firestone, when you aren’t getting your own needs met, you can drain the people you want to care for. As a result, you can end up complaining more, can become resentful, and more critical of yourself and others.

Meditation goes beyond your own wellness. It positively impacts the people around you and the goals you want to achieve.

So let go of the belief that you “don’t have time” to meditate and make space in your day for this essential self-care practice that will improve your well-being and make your work and relationships better.

Meditate to improve mental wellness

When stressors pop up in daily life, your body’s stress response activates. Heart rate increases. Adrenaline and cortisol release. And our blood redirects away from your limbs to your major organs. If you’re in repetitive cycles of stress, this can lead to a state of chronic stress, which, if left untreated, can lead to a wide variety of physical and mental health concerns including depression, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and more.

To release the stress and get back to a place of calm, Emily and Amelia Nagoski, coauthors of Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle,” say you need to complete the stress cycle. This means finding a way to let your body know you’re no longer threatened. One way to do that is through meditation.

Meditation triggers the body’s relaxation response. It calms the mind, stopping the cycle of anxious thoughts and downregulating the physiological stress response.

General mindfulness has even been shown to shrink the amygdala, thereby reducing stress reactivity and improving well-being. Another study shows that 10 minutes of daily meditation can improve anxiety. So it’s worth making meditation a regular practice to reduce the overall stress response.

Find time in the morning

If stress reduction is your aim, a morning meditation sets the tone for the entire day.

Often, many people start the day by browsing the news or social media. Unfortunately, more than half of Americans report that the news makes them feel stressed — and social media will bring up those headlines even if you’re not actively checking the news. So you’re frazzled, and your stress response is already activated.

Replace that morning habit with a calming meditation while your mind is fresh and there aren’t any responsibilities pulling for your attention.

Or after work

If you struggle with work-life balance, meditating at the end of the workday can signal your body that it’s time to switch gears. It can help you stop thinking about the nagging, unsolved problems at work, and help you transition into family life, friendships, partnerships, and other relationships with full presence.

Whether you’re responsible for cooking dinner, helping kids with homework, or spending quality time with loved ones after work, taking 10 minutes to yourself will help you feel less stressed, and those around you will benefit, too. So take that time. It’s okay to ask your family to wait 10 minutes.

Or whenever you’re feeling stressed

While a daily mindfulness meditation practice can make you calmer overall, when you’re in a stressful situation, there’s no better time to meditate than now.

Take a meditation break as needed to reset if you find yourself feeling stressed or having trouble problem-solving. Stressful family weekend? Find a quiet place, excuse yourself to the bathroom if needed, and do a short, 1-3 minute meditation. You’ll come back with a calmer perspective, able to navigate tricky situations.

Meditate to improve work performance

Meditation even has proven workplace benefits. Problem-solving, decision-making, and critical thinking improve. It combats stress and burnout. Collaboration, innovation, and work quality improve, especially when a team meditates together. Meditation makes it easier to manage emotional reactions. It boosts memory. And initial findings even indicate that meditation may reduce prejudice.

Research with the meditation app Headspace found that stress was reduced by 32% after 30 days, burnout was reduced by 14% after just four sessions, and focus improved by 14% after four weeks. It even cuts reactivity and aggression toward negativity by 57%, making it easier for teams to work together.

Start the workday with meditation

Meditating in the morning means you can:

  • Fit it in at a time when you’re less likely to be interrupted by other responsibilities.
  • Start your day with better focus and decision-making capabilities and an increased ability to handle the stresses that may come up at work throughout your day.
  • Habit stack by putting it directly before or after other parts of your morning routine like showering or brushing your teeth, which can make it easier to implement.

Even if you can’t squeeze in a full meditation session, it’s worth fitting in what you can in the morning to start your day from a grounded place. People have found that just five minutes of mindfulness can have a life-changing impact.

Or after lunch

62% percent of American workers eat lunch at their desks. But ultimately, that makes you a less effective worker. The lunch hour is a perfect time to meditate. Take advantage of your lunch break to let go of a frantic morning, prepare yourself for afternoon meetings, or reset when shifting tasks.

By taking a step back from your work with meditation, you can come back with a fresh perspective on a complex problem.

Or when you need it

Taking regular breaks can increase productivity, decrease stress, and boost creativity. When you work too long without a break, you can get stuck in a mental loop with a problem, or find that you’re just focusing on the wrong things.

Step away from your desk and reset with a quick meditation. You might realize you need to prioritize something else on your to-do list or simply that you’ve spent too much time on a task and need to speed it up or switch to something else.

Stressed for time and literally going into a meeting right now? Just take a single breath to let go of any frantic energy. Feel your feet on the ground and the seat beneath you. Release tension you don’t need. You can do all that in one breath and start your meeting feeling calmer and more confident.

Mindful moments at work don’t have to be just sitting quietly with your eyes closed either. Try an eating or walking meditation.

Meditate to sleep better

Watching Netflix in bed or scrolling through social media can keep you up. Instead, wind down with an evening meditation. Meditating before bed can help you let go of the day and any racing thoughts, and ease you into a restful night’s sleep.

Apps like Headspace, Calm, and Relax Melodies have guided meditations dedicated to helping you wind down for the night, as well as bedtime stories to help you drift off — who said bedtime stories were just for kids? If you have a Netflix account, Headspace recently released a wind-down experience that gives you four bedtime stories to choose from.

Get meditation into your calendar

Ultimately, the best time of day to meditate is whenever it works for you, whether that's early morning or a midday meditation, at work, at home, or on your commute. The great thing about meditation is you can do it whenever and wherever and still reap the benefits.

If you have early meetings one day and only have time for a shower and a breakfast muffin, add meditation in the afternoon to create calm for the rest of your day. If you have a long commute on public transportation, use that time to ground yourself before or after work. The important thing is that you make time for meditation. That’s where Reclaim comes in.

Reclaim creates flexible blocks on your calendar for any Habit or regular routine you want to make time for, like email catch-up, lunch, or meditation. You choose how aggressively you want to defend your Habit, and Reclaim will automatically find the best time in your schedule across all of your work and personal calendars. These time block events stay “free” in your schedule to maximize your availability, and then flip to “busy” once you start to run out of options on your calendar to ensure this time is protected.

Best of all? Habits and Calendar Sync at Reclaim are free forever, so give it a try to rebalance your week and prioritize your healthy meditation habit.


There are plenty of apps that can guide you through your practice: Headspace, Calm, Insight Timer, Waking Up, Relax Melodies, and many more. They all have a slightly different approach, so try them out and see what resonates with you.

Top Posts

11 Google Calendar Issues You Didn’t Know You Had

Task Management Trends Report: +200 Stats on Managers vs. Individual Contributors

Productivity Trends Report: One-on-One Meeting Statistics

Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings: How to Tell the Difference & Prioritize Your Own Time

Context Switching Is Destroying Your Workday: Here's How to Fix It

The only Google Calendar hacks you'll ever need

Get your time back.

Automatically find the best time for your tasks, routines, breaks, & 1:1 meetings with Reclaim.ai.

Connect Google Calendar — it's free

No credit card required. Try our free forever plan.

5 Time-Efficient Tips for Work
September 14, 2022

5 Time-Efficient Tips for Work

40 hours never feel like enough time in the workweek? Here are 5 tips to become more time efficient at work so you can hit more goals, and protect your time, energy, and work-life balance.
Top 5 Free Apps for Students: Time Management + Productivity
September 1, 2022

Top 5 Free Apps for Students: Time Management + Productivity

88% of students want to improve their time management skills - you too? Here are the top 5 apps to help college students better balance a packed academic calendar and optimize their busy schoolweeks.
How to Create Healthy Habits + 25 Inspiring Examples
August 29, 2022

How to Create Healthy Habits + 25 Inspiring Examples

77% of people intend to create healthier habits, but motivation isn’t always enough. Learn how to start new healthy habits, and see 25 examples for inspiration to get started.
Imposter Syndrome at Work? 5 Tips to Overcome Feeling Like a Fraud
August 19, 2022

Imposter Syndrome at Work? 5 Tips to Overcome Feeling Like a Fraud

Feeling like a fraud at work, or that you don't deserve your job? At least 65% of professionals experience imposter syndrome - here are 5 tips and 10 positive affirmations to overcome it.
100 Fun Ice Breakers & Games for Virtual Meetings
August 17, 2022

100 Fun Ice Breakers & Games for Virtual Meetings

85% of meetings are now held online. Here are 100 fun example ice breaker questions and games for your next virtual meeting to get attendees engaged and warmed-up for a productive session.
The Ultimate Time Blocking Guide - 2023 Edition
August 10, 2022

The Ultimate Time Blocking Guide - 2023 Edition

Time blocking is more than a trend, the most productive people (think Bill Gates and Elon Musk) use it to manage their busy calendars! Here's everything you need to know about starting time blocking.
All-Hands Meeting Dos and Don'ts (+ Agenda Template)
August 3, 2022

All-Hands Meeting Dos and Don'ts (+ Agenda Template)

All-hands meetings are opportunities for companies to connect, align, and build stronger workplace culture. Here are the top dos and don'ts for all-hands meetings, plus a free agenda template.
How to Deprioritize Tasks, Routines & Plans (No Shame!)
July 22, 2022

How to Deprioritize Tasks, Routines & Plans (No Shame!)

Only 9% of execs are ‘very satisfied’ with their time allocation every week. Learn how to effectively deprioritize to optimize productivity and protect your wellbeing with these 5 top tips.
6 Types of External Meetings for Product Teams
July 19, 2022

6 Types of External Meetings for Product Teams

70% of meetings pull workers from more important work. Here are 6 common types of external meetings for product teams, and tips to make them more productive for all meeting attendees.
Top 10 Stretch Goal Benefits for your Team
July 14, 2022

Top 10 Stretch Goal Benefits for your Team

Workplace complacency wrecks productivity, and 66% of US employees say they're unengaged at work. Learn more about how stretch goals inspire motivation, realign teams, and boost performance in teams.
8 Tips to Overcome Mental Block - Prevention Guide
July 13, 2022

8 Tips to Overcome Mental Block - Prevention Guide

Your brain won’t focus, creative thinking is impossible, and imposter syndrome is taking hold? Here are 8 tips to overcome mental block and prevent it from demolishing your productivity in the future.
Top 5 Apps for Freelancers & Consultants - 2022 Review
July 11, 2022

Top 5 Apps for Freelancers & Consultants - 2022 Review

The freelance industry is predicted to grow 14% in 6 years, with 56% of professionals considering starting. Here are 5 best apps to help freelancers optimize their workflows and maximize productivity.
8 Tips for a Productive Morning Routine (+ Bonus Templates)
July 6, 2022

8 Tips for a Productive Morning Routine (+ Bonus Templates)

Want to learn how to create a productive morning routine? 8 top tips: 1. Start the night before 2. Wake up earlier 3. Make the bed 4. Get some sun 5. Movement 6. Mindfulness 7. Fuel your body 8. Read
6 Best Practices for Productive Status Meetings
July 1, 2022

6 Best Practices for Productive Status Meetings

Effective status meetings are opportunities for companies to review performance and adjust course towards their goals. Learn about 6 types of status meetings, with tips to make them more productive.
Time Anxiety: 7 Causes & How to Overcome
June 29, 2022

Time Anxiety: 7 Causes & How to Overcome

Do you feel like there are never enough hours in the day? Learn about 7 common causes of time anxiety, with practical solutions to help you get the most of your limited time without the extra stress.
How to Manage Google Calendar in Slack
June 23, 2022

How to Manage Google Calendar in Slack

Managing your calendar in Slack benefits include reduced context switching and fewer interruptions in your day. Learn two ways to connect Google Calendar and Slack to be more productive every week.
How to Prioritize Your Tasks in 6 Steps
June 15, 2022

How to Prioritize Your Tasks in 6 Steps

Not everything on your to-do list is equally important (even if it feels like it). Learn how to prioritize your overwhelming task list in 6 steps, and get more from your limited time every week.
This Meeting Could Have Been an Email: 9 Examples to Avoid
June 10, 2022

This Meeting Could Have Been an Email: 9 Examples to Avoid

Professionals spend more than 50% of their workweek in meetings. How many of those could have been an email? Here are 9 unproductive meeting scenarios to avoid - with anecdotes from the community.
Top 5 Availability Calendars for Busy Schedules
June 8, 2022

Top 5 Availability Calendars for Busy Schedules

Automating your meeting workflow with an availability calendar saves 3.3 hours/week on average. Learn more about the best 5 scheduling apps of 2022 for the most common scheduling scenarios.
6 Best Google Calendar Add-Ons in the Marketplace
June 7, 2022

6 Best Google Calendar Add-Ons in the Marketplace

Learn how to make Google Calendar even more productive with 6 free add-ons to help optimize your team's scheduling workflow. Save time and get more accomplished without leaving your calendar.
Managing Interruptions at Work: 6 Worst Distractions
June 1, 2022

Managing Interruptions at Work: 6 Worst Distractions

The average professional is interrupted every 5-15 minutes, but thanks to context switching, that can end up costing you 6 hours/day. Learn how to manage common distractions at work and get more done.
How to Set Daily Goals: 20 Inspiring Example Goals
May 26, 2022

How to Set Daily Goals: 20 Inspiring Example Goals

Do your daily plans set your future up for success? 65% of people say they want to improve their daily goal setting - here's how to set effective targets for each day (with SMART examples).
How to Add Asana Tasks to Google Calendar
May 25, 2022

How to Add Asana Tasks to Google Calendar

Only 51.9% of planned tasks are completed by Asana users every week. Learn how to schedule Asana tasks to Google Calendar via Reclaim.ai, and get more done every sprint.
11 Best Productivity Apps for Managers
May 19, 2022

11 Best Productivity Apps for Managers

Only 50.2% of managers' task time is spent on actually productive work. Check out the 11 best productivity tools to help managers optimize their workweeks, and make more time where there is none.
Feeling Unmotivated at Work? 7 Ways to Get Your Drive Back
May 17, 2022

Feeling Unmotivated at Work? 7 Ways to Get Your Drive Back

1 in 3 employees feel unmotivated and unhappy at work, so how do you stay on track without your drive? Learn what causes demotivation and 7 tips to stay consistent (even when your motivation isn't).
Calendar Heroes: Elisa of M.Y.PhD, PhD Scholar at the University of Konstanz
May 13, 2022

Calendar Heroes: Elisa of M.Y.PhD, PhD Scholar at the University of Konstanz

Learn how PhD student, content creator, and Reclaim.ai user Elisa maximizes her time every week - with productivity tips including Pomodoro timers, deep work, calendar blocking, and yoga.
30 Great Check-In Questions for Managers to Drop in Meetings
May 11, 2022

30 Great Check-In Questions for Managers to Drop in Meetings

See the top 30 check-in questions managers should ask their direct reports in team meetings, one-on-ones, and daily standups to boost productivity and build better relationships with the team.
Meeting Conflicts: 5 Tips for Navigating Conflicting Schedules
May 5, 2022

Meeting Conflicts: 5 Tips for Navigating Conflicting Schedules

With the average professional juggling 25.6 meetings/week, meeting conflicts are inevitable. Learn how to navigate scheduling issues when they come up, with helpful tips to avoid them in the future.
The Best Zoom + Google Calendar Integration for Remote Meetings (Bonus: Works w/ Slack)
May 4, 2022

The Best Zoom + Google Calendar Integration for Remote Meetings (Bonus: Works w/ Slack)

Want to integrate Zoom with Google Calendar to save time scheduling personal and work calendars? 1. Go to the Google Marketplace 2. Search for Zoom 3. Select Zoom for Google Workspace 4. Click Install
Job Satisfaction & Productivity: Rituals for Positive Work Culture
April 29, 2022

Job Satisfaction & Productivity: Rituals for Positive Work Culture

Job satisfaction boosts productivity by 31%, but only 65% of US workers are content with their job. Learn how work satisfaction and productivity are connected, and rituals to boost both in your team.
How to Schedule ClickUp Tasks in Google Calendar
April 27, 2022

How to Schedule ClickUp Tasks in Google Calendar

Without enough time in their busy weeks, ClickUp users only complete 47% of their planned tasks. Sync ClickUp tasks to Google Calendar to automatically schedule time for task work and get more done.
4 Types of Brainstorming Meetings: Tips for Productive Ideation Sessions
April 21, 2022

4 Types of Brainstorming Meetings: Tips for Productive Ideation Sessions

Brainstorming meetings are used to solve complex problems with key members of the team, and develop next steps for a project. Learn the 4 different types of ideation sessions to use for brainstorming.
What is Decision Paralysis? How to Prevent in 4 Steps
April 18, 2022

What is Decision Paralysis? How to Prevent in 4 Steps

Experiencing decision paralysis from an overwhelming task list? 78.7% of people feel stressed by their increasing workloads. Here are 4 steps to help prioritize your time and prevent choice paralysis.
Deep Work vs. Shallow Work: 8 Tips to Maximize Productivity
April 15, 2022

Deep Work vs. Shallow Work: 8 Tips to Maximize Productivity

Entering a ‘flow state’ can boost productivity up to 500%, but many professionals can't find the time for distraction-free deep work on their cognitively demanding tasks. Shallow work may be to blame.
What is Mental Exhaustion? 9 Tips to Prevent a Tired Brain
April 7, 2022

What is Mental Exhaustion? 9 Tips to Prevent a Tired Brain

Feeling overworked, exhausted, and disengaged from your work? 41% of professionals feel burned out. Learn how to overcome mental fatigue, and what you can do to prevent it in the future.
11 Google Calendar Issues You Didn’t Know You Had
April 6, 2022

11 Google Calendar Issues You Didn’t Know You Had

Google Calendar is great, but sometimes it's not enough. Here are 11 problems you're probably experiencing, and how to use Reclaim.ai to make them 10 times better.
Task Management Trends Report: +200 Stats on Managers vs. Individual Contributors
March 29, 2022

Task Management Trends Report: +200 Stats on Managers vs. Individual Contributors

Just 53.5% of planned tasks get completed every week, with ICs only averaging 4.2 hours per day on task work. See over 200 stats in the 2022 Task Management Trends Report by Reclaim.ai.
How to Integrate Notion & Reclaim.ai with Google Calendar
March 21, 2022

How to Integrate Notion & Reclaim.ai with Google Calendar

Time blocking and organizing with Notion are two productivity trends that are here to stay. Learn how to integrate Notion and Reclaim.ai to auto-schedule your task list directly in Google Calendar.
7 Steps to a Productive Weekly Work Plan - Free Template Included
March 17, 2022

7 Steps to a Productive Weekly Work Plan - Free Template Included

Did you know that every minute spent planning saves 10 minutes in execution? Learn how a weekly work plan helps you to reduce stress, accomplish more, and stay on track with your priorities.
What is a Hybrid Work Model? Benefits vs. Challenges
March 2, 2022

What is a Hybrid Work Model? Benefits vs. Challenges

83% of people prefer hybrid work, but how do you balance the benefits of in-office collaboration and remote flexibility? Learn the different types of hybrid work models, benefits, challenges and tips.
How to Add Todoist Tasks to Google Calendar
February 24, 2022

How to Add Todoist Tasks to Google Calendar

96% of people say life is better with to-do lists, but 41% of tasks are never completed! Learn how to sync Todoist with Google Calendar to actually make time to get your tasks done via Reclaim.
8 Best Calendar Apps for Remote Work in 2022
February 22, 2022

8 Best Calendar Apps for Remote Work in 2022

Did you know that the right calendar app can improve your time management by as much as 38%? Compare these 8 popular calendar apps to see which is best for organizing your remote schedule.
How to Schedule Jira Issues in Google Calendar
February 16, 2022

How to Schedule Jira Issues in Google Calendar

Feeling overwhelmed by your ever-evolving Jira task list? Learn how to add Jira issues to Google Calendar so you can schedule time for heads-down work, and increase productivity up to 80%.
Calendar Analysis: How to Audit Your Time & Productivity
January 27, 2022

Calendar Analysis: How to Audit Your Time & Productivity

Why should you audit your time and calendar? People waste up to 40% of their workday when unorganized. Analyze how much time you spend on meetings, tasks, and personal time to better plan your week.
Reclaim's Response to the Log4j Vulnerability
December 29, 2021

Reclaim's Response to the Log4j Vulnerability

As a security-first company who takes the protection and security of our customer data extremely seriously, we’re writing this blog post to share our response to the Log4j CVE vulnerability.
How to Share Google Calendar & Manage Your Availability
December 16, 2021

How to Share Google Calendar & Manage Your Availability

Learn how to share your Google Calendar with another Google Calendar, Outlook or iCloud Calendar, key privacy settings, and the best way to block your availability to avoid double-booking.
Best Planner Apps: Top 5 Tools for Productivity in 2022
December 13, 2021

Best Planner Apps: Top 5 Tools for Productivity in 2022

If you spend just 10-12 minutes planning your day, you’ll save up to 2 hours of time otherwise wasted from poor planning. Learn the top 5 planner apps to keep you organized and productive in 2022.
How to Add Linear.app Issues to Google Calendar
December 1, 2021

How to Add Linear.app Issues to Google Calendar

Less than 50% of issues get completed every cycle, or sprint. Learn how to connect your Linear.app issue tracking projects with Google Calendar so you can make time for important tasks every sprint.
Top 14 Project Management Skills for the Remote Work Era
November 24, 2021

Top 14 Project Management Skills for the Remote Work Era

Which project management skills do you need to lead a remote working team? As the coordinator for a highly complex show, project managers need an arsenal of people skills and technical skills.
Team Meetings: 5 Types & Best Practices for Scheduling
November 12, 2021

Team Meetings: 5 Types & Best Practices for Scheduling

What is a team meeting? A gathering to build relationships, collaborate, share updates, and align your team. But with 50% of the workweek in meetings, orgs need to consider if they’re overscheduling.
Productivity Trends Report: One-on-One Meeting Statistics
November 2, 2021

Productivity Trends Report: One-on-One Meeting Statistics

Meetings have increased 69.7% since before the pandemic. Professionals now average 21.5 hours in meetings each week, with over 500% increase in one-on-one meetings due to the shift to remote work.
Effective 1:1 Meetings: How to Better Prepare & Schedule
October 26, 2021

Effective 1:1 Meetings: How to Better Prepare & Schedule

One on one meetings, or 1:1s, are a recurring check-in between two team members to discuss priorities, projects and goals. But are you using them effectively?
Calendar Heroes: Chris Parsons, Co-Founder & CTO at Lollipop
October 20, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Chris Parsons, Co-Founder & CTO at Lollipop

In this edition of Calendar Heroes, we talk to Chris Parsons, co-founder and CTO of Lollipop, to learn his style, tools, and methods for balancing priorities while leading an early-stage startup.
Calendar Heroes: Vishwesh Jirgale, VP of Engineering at Mindtickle & Angel Investor
October 14, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Vishwesh Jirgale, VP of Engineering at Mindtickle & Angel Investor

VP of Engineering at Mindtickle and Angel Investor, Vishwesh Jirgale, shares how he gets things done and achieves a productive workday. Check it out!
What is Focus Time? How to Prioritize Productivity
October 13, 2021

What is Focus Time? How to Prioritize Productivity

Focus time is a dedicated session for uninterrupted productive work. But with each meeting, Slack message, email and social media distraction, it takes 23 minutes and 15 seconds to get back on track.
Calendar Heroes: Philippe Mesritz, VP Customer Experience & Customer Operations at Khoros
October 6, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Philippe Mesritz, VP Customer Experience & Customer Operations at Khoros

VP of customer experience & customer operations at Khoros, Philippe Mesritz shares how he optimizes his time to get things done. Check it out!
Calendar Heroes: Megan Killion, Founder of Coven Cloud & MK Consulting
September 29, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Megan Killion, Founder of Coven Cloud & MK Consulting

Megan is a full-time working mother of four who runs three successful companies, Megan Killion Consulting, newly launched startup Coven Cloud, and a property rental business. See how she makes time!
More Calendar Control for Meetings! Reclaim Free & Busy
September 28, 2021

More Calendar Control for Meetings! Reclaim Free & Busy

Add more productivity and control to your smart calendar with advanced Reclaim free and busy event hashtags. Block time for no-meeting days, focus time, meeting times, and clock-out of task scheduling
Top 7 Time Management Tools (for Busy People)
September 23, 2021

Top 7 Time Management Tools (for Busy People)

82% of people don’t have a time management system, but there are hundreds of apps available to improve productivity for every working style. Find your best fit in the top 7 time management tools list.
Job Burnout: How to Fix at Your Workplace
September 21, 2021

Job Burnout: How to Fix at Your Workplace

Over two-thirds of employees have experienced job burnout recently, and more than 50% of all annual turnover results from burnout. See which signs to look for and how to prevent them at your company.
Top 5 Work Habits to Boost Productivity
September 14, 2021

Top 5 Work Habits to Boost Productivity

See the top 5 work habits to try to boost your productivity. If you’re seeking a promotion, trying to pivot your career, or just simply looking to step your game up in the workplace, this is for you.
Calendar Heroes: Chris Hunt, Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Stack Overflow
September 10, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Chris Hunt, Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Stack Overflow

Working on a team that is spread across 10 different time zones and our Calendar Hero, Chris Hunt lets us in on how he is able to do it. Check it out!
Durable Identity: Employee-Friendly SaaS for Life Changes
September 7, 2021

Durable Identity: Employee-Friendly SaaS for Life Changes

The average person changes jobs every 4.1 years, but you shouldn't have to re-sign up for every SaaS app that often. The future of work will be more durable - your identity will survive life changes.
Weekly Status Reports: 3 Steps to Reduce Meetings & Boost Productivity
August 31, 2021

Weekly Status Reports: 3 Steps to Reduce Meetings & Boost Productivity

"This meeting could’ve been an email.” We're all thinking it. Even 71% of senior managers feel their meetings are unproductive. Reduce meetings and boost productivity with weekly status reports.
The Best Time to Meditate? Prioritize Self-Care
August 26, 2021

The Best Time to Meditate? Prioritize Self-Care

The best time to meditate depends on your intention and your schedule. But no matter when you meditate, you can reap the benefits. The important thing is that you make time for this healthy habit.
Top 6 ADHD Organization Tools
August 24, 2021

Top 6 ADHD Organization Tools

Staying organized can feel like a constant battle for people with ADHD before you find your ideal rhythm and workflow. Here are the top ADHD organization tools to help you become more productive.
No-Meeting Days: Top 4 Advantages & How to Start at Your Company
August 19, 2021

No-Meeting Days: Top 4 Advantages & How to Start at Your Company

Are meetings consuming your workweek? 78% of people feel their meeting schedule is out of control - see how one no-meeting day a week can improve your productivity, team morale and prevent burnout.
Calendar Heroes: Ben Hutton, JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman
August 17, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Ben Hutton, JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman

Working as JSON Schema Specification Lead at Postman, Ben shares how he balances priorities while developing the JSON Schema strategy and it's tooling, and supports the open-source community.
Calendar Heroes: Shay Kingsbury, Program Manager | Go To Market at Hootsuite
August 11, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Shay Kingsbury, Program Manager | Go To Market at Hootsuite

Shay Kingsbury at Hootsuite shares how she balances priorities while leading merger and acquisition integration and Go To Market for Sparkcentral at the social media marketing and management platform.
Using Slack ‘Scheduled Send’ + Reclaim.ai to Schedule Messages
August 10, 2021

Using Slack ‘Scheduled Send’ + Reclaim.ai to Schedule Messages

Slack released a much-anticipated feature in June of 2021: scheduled sends for Slack messages. This, paired with some awesome Status syncing capabilities from Reclaim, can help you become a rockstar Slack communicator and role model for your team.
Calendar Heroes: Michele Wiedemer, Manager of Customer Education at Snyk
August 9, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Michele Wiedemer, Manager of Customer Education at Snyk

Michele Wiedemer at Synk shares how she balances priorities while developing the education training program for security champions and developers at the open source security platform.
Best Time to Exercise? Morning, Afternoon or Whenever
August 4, 2021

Best Time to Exercise? Morning, Afternoon or Whenever

Exercising for as little as 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by as much as 3 years, and you’ll sleep better and feel less stressed too. Here's how to optimize your workouts for the best time of day.
Make Time to Read: 5 Practical Tips for Busy People
July 28, 2021

Make Time to Read: 5 Practical Tips for Busy People

Reading has amazing benefits, and 35% of people want to do it more. It increases verbal intelligence, makes you a better leader, reduces stress, and fends off Alzheimer’s. Here are 5 tips to try out.
Calendar Heroes: Rohini Pandhi, Product @ Square
July 26, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Rohini Pandhi, Product @ Square

Rohini Pandhi, a Product Lead at Square, shares her style, tools and methodologies for balancing priorities while leading the product efforts for one of the top digital payment companies in the world.
15 Best Slack Apps for the Future of Work
July 22, 2021

15 Best Slack Apps for the Future of Work

Check out the top 15 Slack apps productive teams are using today to build and support the future of work at their organization across calendar management, project management, status updates, HR and team building.
Calendar Heroes: Q&A with Connor MacDonald, CMO at The Ridge
July 19, 2021

Calendar Heroes: Q&A with Connor MacDonald, CMO at The Ridge

Connor MacDonald at The Ridge shares his style, tools and methodologies for balancing priorities while leading the marketing vision for the brand that brought the world the first RFID-blocking wallet.
Clockwise vs. Reclaim.ai: 8 Key Differences in these Smart Calendar Tools
July 7, 2021

Clockwise vs. Reclaim.ai: 8 Key Differences in these Smart Calendar Tools

We get asked almost every day: what's the difference between Reclaim.ai and Clockwise? While we're both in the smart calendar space, there are some key differences to consider.
Naming Calendar Events: 5 Calendar Etiquette Tips
July 2, 2021

Naming Calendar Events: 5 Calendar Etiquette Tips

Need to create better calendar event titles to communicate context to your invitees, colleagues and incoming schedulers? Calendar communication starts with the first thing people see: the event title.
Lunch Breaks: 5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity
June 22, 2021

Lunch Breaks: 5 Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Want to improve your quality of work, energy level, and creativity? In this article, learn 5 ways in which taking a lunch will actually boost your productivity.
Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings: How to Tell the Difference & Prioritize Your Own Time
June 17, 2021

Effective Meetings vs. Pointless Meetings: How to Tell the Difference & Prioritize Your Own Time

Learn the 5 key differences between effective vs. pointless meetings, and 3 tips to avoid unnecessary meetings getting booked on your calendar.
3 Ways to Find Work-Life Balance in the New Normal
June 10, 2021

3 Ways to Find Work-Life Balance in the New Normal

You want work-life balance, but work and life can't separate into equal halves. Forget balance, here are three ways to make work-life harmony a reality.
Reclaim just raised $4.8M in seed funding! 🎉
May 26, 2021

Reclaim just raised $4.8M in seed funding! 🎉

We're excited to announce that Reclaim has raised $4.8M in seed funding led by Index Ventures. Here's what comes next.
Pareto Principle: Using the 80/20 Rule for Priority Management
May 25, 2021

Pareto Principle: Using the 80/20 Rule for Priority Management

How to use the Pareto Principle 80/20 rule to block time for your priorities.
3 Single-Tasking Tips to Improve Your Focus
April 28, 2021

3 Single-Tasking Tips to Improve Your Focus

While you may think multitasking is a skill you can master, only 2.5% of people can do it effectively. Your brain performs best when “single-tasking”, focusing on only one thing at a time.
How to Create a Smart Calendar
April 22, 2021

How to Create a Smart Calendar

A smart calendar can help you simplify calendar management and boost productivity. Here's how to create a smart calendar so you can take control of your busy schedule.
Time Management Advice - Top 3 Problems & How to Solve Them
April 9, 2021

Time Management Advice - Top 3 Problems & How to Solve Them

Most time management advice is out of touch with reality. Here are the top 3 problems with it and how to solve them.
Announcing the Planner Beta: a New Way to Manage Your Workweek
April 5, 2021

Announcing the Planner Beta: a New Way to Manage Your Workweek

We're excited to announce that Planner is now available in public beta for all Reclaim users. Planner lets you prioritize and schedule all your Tasks and Habits exactly the way you want, every week.
4 Time Blocking Planner Approaches to Squeeze More From Busy Schedules
March 25, 2021

4 Time Blocking Planner Approaches to Squeeze More From Busy Schedules

Time blocking is the habit of mindfully scheduling daily and weekly tasks to get everything done as efficiently as possible. A time blocking planner is used to organize your new, efficient schedule.
Context Switching Is Destroying Your Workday: Here's How to Fix It
March 16, 2021

Context Switching Is Destroying Your Workday: Here's How to Fix It

How do you stop context switching from eating into your productive time? We look at tactics to help you reduce task switching and improve your concentration at work.
Why You Can’t Focus at Work, and How to Get Back on Track
March 8, 2021

Why You Can’t Focus at Work, and How to Get Back on Track

It's not always easy to achieve deep focus in the modern workplace. Here are evidence-based strategies you can use to improve your focus during the workday.
Time Management for Managers: How to Tame Your Busy Calendar
March 1, 2021

Time Management for Managers: How to Tame Your Busy Calendar

Most managers calendars are dominated by needless meetings and tasks that should be delegated. 50% of the week is gone and you feel like you’ve accomplished nothing. Time to prioritize your calendar.
Introducing Tasks: your to-do list finally meets your calendar
September 1, 2020

Introducing Tasks: your to-do list finally meets your calendar

We just launched Tasks. It's like your backlog and your calendar decided to make it official and get hitched.
Introducing Habits: smart, automatic time blocking for your routines
June 26, 2020

Introducing Habits: smart, automatic time blocking for your routines

Struggling to make time for the things that matter in these crazy times? Never fear, Habits are here.
Calendar Heroes: a Q&A with Zachary Smith, Managing Director at Equinix
May 27, 2020

Calendar Heroes: a Q&A with Zachary Smith, Managing Director at Equinix

We had a chance to sit down virtually with Zachary Smith, who founded Packet before it was acquired by Equinix, where he now serves as Managing Director for their bare metal and edge computing business.
Introducing Reclaim Assistant: more flexibility, more smarts
May 11, 2020

Introducing Reclaim Assistant: more flexibility, more smarts

We just launched Reclaim Assistant, a smarter way to get your calendar under control.
The only Google Calendar hacks you'll ever need
April 23, 2020

The only Google Calendar hacks you'll ever need

Tired of reading posts about Google Calendar hacks and tips that just aren't useful? This is the one for you.
4 new features from Reclaim to help you work from home
April 16, 2020

4 new features from Reclaim to help you work from home

If you're new to working from home or working remotely, these new features from Reclaim will help you to keep your sanity intact.
5 ways to help your remote teams
March 31, 2020

5 ways to help your remote teams

Now that your teams are remote, how do you make sure they don't burn out? Here are 5 ways to help your remote teams keep things balanced.
How good is your work-life balance?
February 7, 2020

How good is your work-life balance?

How defended is your work calendar? Here are some numbers that might make you wonder.
Announcing Reclaim LifeWork: sync all the calendars!
January 24, 2020

Announcing Reclaim LifeWork: sync all the calendars!

We're excited to announce the launch of Reclaim LifeWork. Automatically block time on your work calendar for personal events, and never miss out on life again.
See more posts

Get the latest productivity trends from Reclaim

Subscribed!
Something went wrong. Please try again.

Ready to Reclaim?

Try it out