Productivity

Become more productive, increase your energy and learn how to take control of your time. Also be sure to check out our complete guide to productivity.

A Brief Guide to Quitting Bad Habits

A Brief Guide to Quitting Bad Habits

There aren’t many of us who don’t have some bad habit we’d like to quit: smoking, sweets, shopping, nail-biting, porn, excessive checking of phones or social media, other distractions.

The Power of “Two Days in a Row”

The Power of “Two Days in a Row”

I’m going to share a simple philosophy with you today. But the impact it will have on your life is HUGE, if you apply it. Take two minutes to read about it and start applying it right now.

Small Choices Don’t Just Matter, They’re Everything

Small Choices Don’t Just Matter, They’re Everything

You’ve always put cream and sugar in your coffee, but today is different.

You went to put that second spoonful of sugar, and you stopped halfway through.

You only put one and a half today. You’re not sure why, and you’re not sure if it matters. It does.

It matters more than you would ever know. That half of a spoonful could change your life, if you let it.

The Most Effective Productivity Tip Sounds Stupid, But it Works

The Most Effective Productivity Tip Sounds Stupid, But it Works

This sounds like a clickbait title, but hey, at least it’s not a list post. Hear me out though.

Honestly, it’s hard to name something in the few words you get with an article headline.

Especially something like this that requires an explanation, regardless of how simple it sounds.

The thing is, there is one productivity tip that is the most effective way to get stuff done, but it’s rarely talked about, and I can’t explain it in a headline, so I’ll explain it in this 3-minute-read.

Productivity’s Menace or Partner: Is There a Right Way to Multitask?

Productivity’s Menace or Partner: Is There a Right Way to Multitask?

Multitasking was once viewed as a coveted skill. Like computers, humans were expected to be able to perform five tasks at once without slowing down. Phone calls, emails, filing, etc, etc. The more we do at once, the faster we can be at completing those tasks.

That dream of a perfect multi-tasker was short lived. Studies came out suggesting multitasking was the bane of productivity, and evidence proved that cognitive ability – also known as IQ – lowered significantly when employees overburdened themselves with too much work at once. Our electronic-heavy offices were also contributing to the lack of productivity among workers. As a 2009 study with Stanford University found out, workers that “are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information do not pay attention” and are less likely to recall that information soon after.

So began the demonization of multitasking; but it should not be discredited so thoroughly.

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