Declutter your mind, reclaim your time, and bring work and life into harmony. Goodbye overwhelm. Hello, confidence.
Research shows that willpower fails us about 50% of the time, and pushing yourself harder doesn’t actually mean you get more done. Here are five ways that exercising some self-compassion and going easy on yourself is actually more productive than pushing yourself harder.
Have you ever played tetris? In high school, I used to play it a lot. I’d play for hours on end, and then go to bed and see brightly coloured shapes falling, falling, falling across the backs of my eyelids. Gratitude is like tetris.
You have a few pieces of paper in your hand. Do you plonk them on your desk, or file them away? In other words: are you a “piler”, or a “filer”?
Want to write to-do lists that actually work? Here’s a selection of best-practice advice from around the web.
Earlier this year, I made a mistake: I bought a fancy-pants planner I’d been hearing everyone rave about. “It’s so amazing!” they all said. And … it didn’t work for me. Here’s five questions to help you avoid the same mistake.
It’s a question as ancient as the smartphone: should you write a paper to-do list, or a digital one? Here’s why you might need a bit of both.
Does bribing yourself with rewards actually work? Well… it’s complicated.
You need to get your team on the same page about how and when to communicate, stat. But you don’t know where to start. I hear you. Here are five principles of good communication for you and your team.
You have a coffee in the morning, realise that you’re about to be out of milk, and think “Oh, I should get milk.” And then your brain helpfully reminds you several times throughout the day that you need to get milk. So far, so good.
Productivity skills work best when they act in service of living a life aligned with your deepest interests and values.
Here’s a selection of excerpts from things I’ve read or listened to recently, on the theme of “real relaxation”.
If you’re looking for a career change and have some time to invest, this is the book for you.
This month’s “My Good Life” interviewee is… me! I realised that while I’ve been blogging for a while here, I haven’t yet really introduced myself on this blog. So here … Continue reading My good life: “Impromptu conversational literary criticism”