We talk about productivity all day long, but it’s easy to lose track of the basic scientific facts and tricks behind what we know works. ASAP Science breaks it all down in a simple way in the video above.
You likely won’t find much new info here, but it’s nice to see it all laid out in front of you. The video goes through a few big issues, like how your willpower is limited, why getting started is everything (it turns out it’s because of something called the Zeigarnik Effect), the importance of real breaks throughout the day, why deadlines are valuable and how multitasking is bad for you.
Once you understand the basics of what makes you productive, you can figure out where you might need to improve your own systems. Of course, we have plenty of places for you to start if you’re not sure how to execute any of the ideas in the video above.
The Science of Producivity [YouTube]