When it’s time to buckle down and get a task or project done, we often assume we need to work on it undistracted and without interruption until it’s done. Focus. Put in the work. Don’t stop until it’s done. In reality, not all work works this way. Yes, we often need stretches of uninterrupted focus… Read More 5 Unproductive Actions That Make You More Productive
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
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?
From 2009 to 2017, the share of full-time employed workers performing some work at home remained relatively flat, according to new data from the American Time Use Survey 2017.… Read More Work-at-Home Numbers Flat for 8 Years
Cultivating positive habits is key to being productive, but maintenance plays an important role, too.… Read More How Maintenance Fits Into the Productivity Picture
To see lasting improvements to personal productivity, we must consider four key areas of change.… Read More 4 Pillars of Productivity
Productivity hacks make us feel good in the moment when we use them, but there are often better ways to make real strides. … Read More Little Gains vs. Big Gains in Personal Productivity
Deviating from a prescribed order for some tasks can increase productivity. Other times, it merely tricks you into feeling more productive.… Read More Consequences of Reordering Tasks