In a five-year study of white collar workers, those who worked the most hours per week had lower scores on two intellect tests than peers who put in 40 hours per week.… Read More Working Long Hours Linked to Cognitive Decline
The only way to gauge whether you’re more productive is to measure, but there aren’t any surefire ways for most knowledge worker.… Read More 4 Ways to Measure Productivity of Knowledge Workers
“We don’t burn out because we work. We burn out because we forget why we work. We lose sight of our goal.” I want to share a short exchange I had with someone online last week. A software developer wrote that line above. It sounds deep. It sounds like he’s getting in touch with his… Read More On Purpose and Burnout
The U.S. government has no rules about paid time off for the private sector, employers are stingy with it, and employees don’t take it.… Read More Americans Suck at Time Off
Put important information into a system you trust and stop trying to store it in your head. … Read More Let Go of Trying to Remember
Five reasons you should throw all productivity advice out the window.… Read More Do Not Follow Productivity Advice
Project management, work management, task management, to-do app–how are they different and which one do you need?… Read More What is a Project Management App?
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?