When real consequences are at stake, fear of failure is more than simply fear of shame. … Read More ‘Fear of Failure’ Is More Than Merely Emotional Worry
Fifteen days ago, I thought about how I need to workout more often. I do workout now, but only twice a week. It’s not enough. I really should go more often. It should be easy. I have a gym membership, and the gym is located a 10-minute walk from my apartment. Or I could jog… Read More Trick Yourself Into New Habits By Treating Them Like Tasks
Will increasing your productivity give you what you want? Let’s back up. What do you want? We’re taught that we should always be improving ourselves, our work, our ambition. There’s a cultural mindset that we can always be better or do better. It’s become a moral imperative that we must at least try to be… Read More Will Being More Productive Give You What You Want?
Relinquish control in these two areas to set yourself up for success.… Read More When Are We Better Off With Someone Else in Control?
The American identity is bound up by a continuous desire for improvement. Deep within our Americaness is the belief that everything, including ourselves, could and should be better than it is now. Stephen Fry gave an interview recently where he proposed and mused on this idea. It came about through a conversation about meditation. Fry… Read More Ever More Productive
You are not inherently a better person for perfecting your personal productivity.… Read More The Moral Trap of ‘More Productive’
The KonMari Method can give your productivity a boost, but it might be temporary. Here’s what else you need to do to stay decluttered and focused.… Read More How Marie Kondo’s KonMari Method Can Help Productivity (and What It’s Missing)
We procrastinate for more reasons than simply not wanting to do a task. If you don’t know why you procrastinate, it’s impossible to change the behavior.… Read More 5 Reasons We Procrastinate
Instead of making resolutions for the New Year, review and refine your goals
… Read More Make Goals, Not Resolutions
Is having an unlimited vacation policy good for workers? A 2015 study from Lund University says yes (Arevalo and De Jong, 2015). The research shows that employees feel more satisfied and productive at work when allowed to take as much paid time off (PTO) as they need. This particular research relied on self-reported, subjective data.… Read More Unlimited Vacation Linked to Better Results at Work