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 was the last time you scrolled through your inbox trying to find a particular email with important details—but couldn’t easily find it? If you’re like most people, your life is buried under inbox overload. Despite your best intentions, emails keep coming…and coming…and coming. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you’re faced with hundreds of unread messages. You know the information you need is somewhere in that pileup, but you
When communications app Slack first introduced Slack Actions in May 2018, users everywhere rejoiced. Suddenly you didn’t have to remember obscure ‘slash’ commands to integrate with apps like Evernote; it was as simple and painless as clicking a menu item. Now Zapier has joined the party, launching a set of Slack Actions that enable you to connect Evernote with your other favorite apps—such as Airtable, Todoist, and over 1,300 others—all