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How To Stay Disciplined When Times Are Tough

Reaching your goals can seem impossible when the world feels out of control. Here’s how you can build self-discipline and keep moving in the right direction.

4 Ways to Stay Focused and Get Stuff Done

It’s easy to become unfocused and distracted in times of uncertainty. Here are 4 tips for getting things done even when the world feels unpredictable.

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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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.

See How This Entrepreneur Finds Her Focus With Evernote

“You are all over the place.” That’s what people told Lindsey Holmes as she tried to successfully balance her passions, goals, and dreams. Sound familiar? Lindsey is an Evernote Certified Consultant, author, public speaker, and CEO of Usable Tech Co., a marketing firm specializing in social media marketing, mobile application development, and technology workflows. On top of all that, in her “free time,” she is working towards a Masters degree.

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Finding Focus: How to Take Control of ADHD with Evernote

October is ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) Awareness Month. We asked Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright, hosts of Take Control: The ADHD Podcast, for their thoughts on how Evernote can help children and adults with ADHD keep their jobs, studies, and lives in order. As a certified ADHD coach, Nikki Kinzer knows how deeply Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder can impact people’s lives. ADHD is often associated with children, but only about 40

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Is Caffeine Your Productivity Friend?

A year ago, just before my son went off to college, he got a tattoo of a pr’ankh, an Egyptian hieroglyph meaning “house of life.” As a lifelong actor and dancer, he proclaimed his body as the “house of his life” and promised to take care of it for the rest of his days. Among other health-related pledges, he swore off drinking coffee and all caffeine products. By the time

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How to Avoid Focus-Stealing Traps

Even for people who consider themselves good at focusing, the technology age presents a challenge. Never before have so many devices, cell phone alerts, social media platforms, advertisers, and tasks been competing for our attention. So, we could all probably use a little help getting focused. After all, focusing in the right way on the right things at the right times is a critical life success skill – one that

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Pressure Doesn’t Always Create Diamonds: Stress Management in the Workplace

With workplace stress costing American employers an estimated $200 billion per year in decreased productivity and other stress-related factors, it’s safe to say that the old adage “Pressure creates diamonds” could use some qualifications. While early 20th century psychologists Robert M. Yerkes and John Dillingham Dodson discovered that some level of psychological arousal improves performance, we have to understand how stress works psychologically so we can do our best work.

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On Minimalism: The Difference Between Focused and Busy

At Evernote, we love productivity, but we also care about maintaining balance in our lives. This month, we’re diving into how experts on minimalism stay productive without losing focus on what’s important. In part one of this series, we discovered that there’s a difference between being busy and being happy. Between work, academics, family, and personal relationships, we don’t have much time left for ourselves. So what do we do

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