Extreme focus can cause mental tunnel vision and block inspiration. Openness to new experiences can break monotony, spark inspiration, and boost creativity.
Want to make your daily life a little easier? Evernote’s Darrick Price shows how he beats information overload and stays productive with less effort.
Most of us don’t blurt out every thought that enters our minds—which is probably for the best. But just because you don’t share certain ideas or feelings doesn’t mean you shouldn’t express them at all. Journaling lets you explore things you otherwise wouldn’t. This self-reflection can lift your mood and improve your problem-solving ability. Unfortunately, the freedom to say anything can often be paralyzing. For many people, staring at a
New habits—even those that increase productivity—can fall apart under pressure. Learn how to bolster productive habits by thinking bigger than yourself.
This is the third post in our series on productivity thieves, those habits and distractions preventing you from achieving your full potential. Check out our previous posts on ‘fractured focus’ and ‘decision fatigue.‘ Have you ever gotten to work and not remembered how you got there? You must have brushed your teeth, taken a shower, and fought through traffic, but you don’t recall doing any of it. This can happen
This is the second post in our series on productivity thieves, those habits and distractions preventing you from achieving your full potential. You can check out our first post, on ‘fractured focus,’ here. Ever sat in a meeting and had the awful realization you don’t need to be there? You were told to be there, but what’s going on just doesn’t pertain to you. While some lucky few can leave,
If we had to convey how to be more productive in one sentence, it would go something like this: Put the best version of yourself in charge. That sounds easy, but doing it requires more than simply reading another book about focus. The more we look into productivity—how to achieve it and why we keep losing it—the clearer it is that a lack of information isn’t the problem. The problem
When you were a teenager, maybe you kept a diary filled with your deepest thoughts, feelings, and fears. It’s easy to think of journaling as something that belongs to the past, but it doesn’t have to be that way. No matter your age, a journal is a safe space where you can express your thoughts and emotions, free from judgment or scrutiny. It can even help improve your mental health.