productivity

4 Addictive Books That Make Reading Fiction Productive and Escapist

Over the past few years I’ve mainly read non-fiction books; self-help books about psychology, entrepreneurship, productivity, all within the ambit of self-improvement. But what I hadn’t realized is that reading fiction is also highly conducive to self-improvement. Reading fiction can improve your creativity and develop your critical thinking and communication skills; it’s a good way to momentarily disengage your …

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6 Morning Habits to Help You Seize the Day, Every Day

There are days where I manage to check everything off my to-do list. And there are days where I don’t even come close. You’ve probably experienced that feeling. It gets to about 4:00 pm and you realize there’s no way you have the energy left to complete everything you have to do today. You’ve had …

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9 Ways to Get the Deep Sleep You Need To Feel Energized and Be Productive

I admit it — I’ve taken sleep for granted. Ever since I was little, I was prone to FOMO (fear of missing out). I’d wait for my brother and sister to fall asleep so I could curl up on the sofa and watch Friends with my parents, or be an unwelcome addition to their dinner party. …

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7 Strategies You Can Use To Boost Your Motivation

You sit at your desk, open your laptop, and hope that perfection will flow from your fingertips. You sit there for ten, twenty, thirty minutes — it’s been half an hour and nothing. Your fingers aren’t moving today. Why aren’t they moving today? Why isn’t your brain telling them to write? Why isn’t your brain telling you anything? …

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How One Small Change in Your Body Language Can Significantly Improve Your Performance

Itturns out that, you can literally fake it until you make it. Changing the way that you act not only influences other peoples’ perception of you, it also changes your own perception of yourself! Professor of social psychology and researcher at Harvard University, Amy Cuddy, explains that by changing your body language for just two minutes, you can …

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Why You’ll Never Regret Throwing Yourself Into The Deep End

My Dad is a very practical man; the type that wears socks with sandals. It’s all about the user experience. He’s pretty rational. Only more recently has he begun to grow more attuned to emotion when he’s making decisions or giving advice. I, on the other hand, am pretty emotional; always have been. My brother once put …

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Why Sleep Is the Most Underrated Tool for Good Health, Longevity, and Productivity

“Men who sleep five hours a night have significantly smaller testicles than men who sleep eight hours or more” This is how Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Matthew Walker kicked off his speech to employees at Google. I was wrapped up in a blanket, sipping my honey and camomile tea on …

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6 Signs Your Work Hierarchy Is Taking Advantage of You

However ‘flat’ the hierarchy might be, there’s always a hierarchy. And when you’re starting in your career, you’re at the bottom of it. You’re young, and you want to make a name for yourself. You want to learn and seize every opportunity. So, you become ‘the yes guy,’ hoping that others will count on you when they need to …

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