Posts by David Perez

5 Journaling Prompts for Self-Reflection and Discovery

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

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6 Ways to Save Money in College

With the cost of tuition, books, and supplies, college budgets can be tight. Here are 6 smart ways to spend frugally & save money while in college.

How Excessive Pressure Steals Your Productivity (and How to Take it Back)

New habits—even those that increase productivity—can fall apart under pressure. Learn how to bolster productive habits by thinking bigger than yourself.

How Toxic Habits Steal Your Productivity (and How to Take it Back)

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

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How Decision Fatigue Steals Your Productivity (and How to Take it Back)

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,

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How Fractured Focus Steals Your Productivity (and How to Take it Back)

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

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Why Journaling Is Good for Your Mental Health

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.

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How to Write Effective Meeting Minutes

If you’re the one responsible for keeping track of company meetings, here’s everything you need to know about writing effective meeting minutes.

11 Ways to Save Stuff in Evernote

Photos, emails, Slack conversations, web clips, audio, and more: Whatever your style, there’s a way to save the things you care about to Evernote.

How to Trick Your Brain Into Being Productive

If you need an extra boost of productivity in your daily life, try these strategies to trick your brain into working a little faster than usual.