Archives Posts Tagged ‘productivity’

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The #1 Shortcut to Greater Productivity

25 Sep
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Why Adderall and stimulants backfire for productivity—and what to do instead.

Get more done faster and better. That seems to be everyone’s modus operandi these days. And with a new school year starting, you too may be resolving to become more effic…Read More

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How to Get the Deepest Rest of All

25 Sep

 

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Many of us are tired or burned out; here’s how to restore ourselves for good.

I recently became a mother (a year and a half ago, to be exact). Before that, I was busy: writing a book and articles, working full-time at Stanford’s Cen…Read More

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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

23 May
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Our culture is obsessed with productivity. But research shows that stressing ourselves out over an ever-expanding to-do list actually works against us—no matter how “productive” we may feel. After all, we’re seeing 50% burnout rates…Read More

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7 Mistakes We Make to Be Successful & What We Should Do Instead

24 Jan

I’ve worked in a lot of high-achieving environments: Yale, Stanford, Silicon Valley, New York City. I noticed too many people pursuing “success” at a cost to themselves. They were postponing their happiness now in pursuit of success…with the idea that, when they attain success, they will be happy. Yet they were burning out themselves (and oth…Read More

3 Definitive Ways to Beat Winter Blues

20 Jan

Whether or not you get the Winter Blues, winter unquestionably makes us more likely to stay home, to indulge in comfort foods, and watch too many movies. The cold and dark days can at times make us feel a little down. Thankfully, research shows three practical and powerful ways to help you prevent the winter funk:

1. CONNECT

The grea…Read More

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4 Science-Backed Ways To Restore Your Mental Energy at Work

18 Jan

It’s 2pm, you’re feeling that afternoon slump and can’t seem to be able to concentrate on work. Or you’ve worked a long week and just can’t seem to muster up the stamina to perform at your best. You feel tired, unmotivated and unproductive. Most of us have these kinds of experiences at some point. Yet the only way that we hear about to ‘boost our e…Read More

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Why Positive Workplaces are More Productive

05 Nov

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success.But a large and growing body of research on positive organizational psychology demonstrates that not only is a cut-throat environment harmful to productivity over time, but that a positive environment will lead to dramatic benefi…Read More

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What Email Does to Your Brain

30 Sep

Have you noticed that checking your email impacts how you think and feel? It does so in 5 important ways. Here’s your brain on email:

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Have you ever been in a situation in which you were feeling great until you received an email out of the blue that completely upset your day? How does it feel to receive 30 such emails first thing i…Read More

The Best Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity

24 Mar

Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit “get things done” – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a steep cost. Recent research, however, shows that there is a far more constructive and sustainable way to increase productivity, insight and well-being!

Most “successful…Read More

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Why Compassion in Business Makes Sense

12 Nov

Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress — and research has shown that high levels of stress carry a number of costs to employers and employees alike.

Stress brings high health care and turnover costs. In a study of employees from various organizations, healt…Read More

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