There's nothing wrong with surfing the web, but too much of it can end up killing your productivity. Aziz Ansari, actor, comedian and co-author of Modern Romance, has a mental trick that can help you close those browser tabs and get back to work.
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Inbox zero may be a pipe dream for most of us, but the less clutter in your email, the better. In the spirit of this, author and professor Cal Newport makes the case for writing longer, more detailed emails.
Distractions aren't ideal for most tasks, but they serve a purpose when it comes to brainstorming. 99U suggests a simple rule of thumb: embrace distractions when it comes to generating ideas; embrace focus when it comes to implementing ideas.
Getting fired or laid off can be a frustrating, emotional experience. You're not sure what to do with your time, and worse, sometimes you start to question your value. Volunteering gives you a productive outlet for coping with the situation.
Commuting doesn't have to be a waste. There are plenty of ways to get more out of it. If you're curious, though, this calculator tells you just how much time and money you'll spend commuting in your lifetime.
Most of us could do with some improvements to our daily routine. Because nothing much changes during the work week, it's easy to slip on 'autopilot' and sleepwalk through each day. Instead, you should be adding order to all this monotony — from your morning routine to the daily commute home. This infographic contains 44 ways to hack the daily grind.
You're overwhelmed at work. You have a ton of projects piling up at home and your calendar is packed with overdue tasks. To make room for all of this stuff, you skip lunch, stop going to the gym and forget about your social life entirely. When we're stressed, self care is usually the first thing to go. And that only makes things worse.
Anyone who's ever worked more than 50 hours a week knows what burnout feels like. To add insult to injury, you're probably not even getting any more work done by staying late.
Mac: Taking regular breaks is crucial not only to your well-being but also to your output. There are plenty of apps out there to remind you to get up from your computer every now and then, but Aware is a little different in that it simply tells you how long you've been working.