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How To Stay Focused At Work While You're Going Through A Breakup

Breakups don’t just kill romance — they can disrupt nearly every area of your life. You don’t feel like doing things you enjoy, you can’t stop thinking about the ex, and you may find it incredibly difficult to focus on work. If you’re having trouble staying productive during a breakup, here are some ways to power through it.


How To Properly Set Yourself Up For A Technology Cleanse

Every once in a while it’s good to take pause and evaluate how you use technology in your everyday life. One way of doing so is to do a ” technology cleanse”: get off the grid, if only for a little while, and see how it affects you. But you shouldn’t just quit cold turkey; here’s how to prepare for your digital detox.


Take A More Effective Break By Allowing Your Mind To Wander

We know that it’s important to walk away from work every now and then. Taking a break can help you regain focus and make you more productive. But it also matters how you take a break. For a more effective break that will truly revive your brainpower, avoid any activity that puts a demand on your attention.


The Surprising Benefits (And Pitfalls) Of Being A 'Jack Of All Trades'

People look down on the multitalented — even the phrase “Jack of all trades, master of none” has a bit of a negative caveat. But there are a lot hidden perks that come with being a Jack. These are the best reasons you might want to reconsider the notion that a Jack of All Trades can’t be equally as successful.


Prioritise Your Goals With This Simple Two-Question Test

If it seems like you have too many things that you want to do, some prioritising can help a lot. You can whittle away less important things by asking yourself a couple questions regarding how dedicated you really are.


Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use In Everyday Life

Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication and creativity. Even if writing feels like pulling teeth, you can apply the principles of writing to many facets of your day-to-day life. Here’s how.


Schedule Mental Tasks First, Mechanical Tasks Later For Better Focus

Most tasks at your job fall into one of two categories: mental and mechanical. Mental tasks require focus and cognitive thought, while mechanical tasks can be done whether your mind wanders or not. Save the latter for later, when you’re not at your peak.


Zenlist Is A Simple Web-Based To-Do List That Helps You Prioritise

Web: To-do lists have a nasty tendency to expand infinitely. Zenlist is a minimal, web-based to-do list manager that helps you prioritise your three most important tasks for the day.


If You Want To Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have To Choose A Focus

A dozen great ideas are useless if you can’t follow them through. Even with endless ambition, having too many goals can pull you in too many directions, making it difficult to actually finish anything. Instead, you need to choose a small number of goals and focus your attention.


Ask Yourself 'What's Important Now?' To Focus On Your Biggest Goals

It can be easy to mimic our mentors or peers. However, our priorities and values aren’t always identical to theirs. Keep track of your own goals by regularly asking, “What’s important now?” to make better decisions on what you tackle next.