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.
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”.
You probably know that creative work requires different skills than other types of work. But did you know that you should be doing your creative work at different times of day?
It’s 3pm. You have this One Big task you’ve been trying to get around to all day, but it’s just not happening. And the more you look at that task, the more you realise you’re going to need longer than you thought to get it done…