Bad News, Self Care, and How to Stay Productive

Is world news affecting your ability to get work done? Research points to proven ways to recover from stress to stay productive.… Read More Bad News, Self Care, and How to Stay Productive

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Productivity Tip: Save Easy Tasks for When You’re Interrupted Most

Our productivity cycles dictate when we should focus on our most difficult work and when we should slog off a bit and do tasks that require less brain power. There’s a corollary benefit of saving up your easy tasks, if you can manage to do them at a time of day when you allow for interruptions. Let… Read More Productivity Tip: Save Easy Tasks for When You’re Interrupted Most

What’s Wrong With Email Part 4: False Sense of Urgency

Why is email such a headache? Email is consistently named one of the biggest distractions, an unproductive waste of time for knowledge workers, and a huge source of stress. In this special series on email and productivity, I’ve highlighted several major problems with email that cause workers to hate it so much. I’ve already noted… Read More What’s Wrong With Email Part 4: False Sense of Urgency