Articles about Productivity


10 unmistakable habits of utterly authentic people

To be your authentic self, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs.


Study: 77% of adults are on the Internet every day! Here’s how to keep it from controlling your life

We spend a lot of time on the Internet, but it's possible to escape its grasp.

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These are the secrets to keeping your team productive and happy during March Madness

How can a manager rein it in while not totally putting the kibosh on office camaraderie and fun?


Bad sleep habits cost companies over $136 billion in lost productivity

So you got a bad night of sleep? Maybe you are a bit tired at work the next morning? Maybe this actually happens a few nights per week? No big deal, right? WRONG.


7 productivity hacks for when you don’t sleep a wink

There’s nothing more taxing — or overwhelming — than attempting to get through your workday when you’re exhausted. Before your boss catches you napping in your cubicle, read these tips on how to maintain steam at the office, no sleep required.


6 essential tips for keeping track of time while you travel

When traveling for work, you may be off your regular clock, but there is still a clock. Here's how to pay attention to it when you travel.

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Why I decided to ditch all the apps and go back to a paper planner

Here’s what the transition was like, and what I learned after the first month reacquainting myself with it.


All strength comes from repetition

The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are. When you ignore the foundation of what makes you good, you will never be consistent. The key to consistency? Repetition.


5 ways to help you work from home multiple days in a row

When you're not used to it, trying to work from home can be difficult. Here's how to adapt to remote work quickly without getting burnt out.


How to focus at work when your mind is somewhere else

Ever find yourself in a situation where you get to work after a crazy morning, and just can't seem to snap out of your brain fog? Here are a few tips on how to focus when your mind is somewhere else.


This is why it’s a good idea to step out of the office and head outside

When the busy workday gets to be too much, some of us go outside for a much-needed breather to go look at the nature surrounding us.


Study reveals the work issues people lose the most sleep over

People stay up worrying for a variety of reasons, but for some, it's because of work. Nearly half of workers can't get a good night's rest because of their jobs.


It’s in the tea leaves: Study says one cup a day boosts creativity

Next time you're looking for inspiration for your next brainstorming session, take a break to brew yourself a cup of tea. Just one cup of black tea has the power to boost creativity long after you drink it.


This is how you can use anxiety to help you succeed

Good news for worrywarts everywhere. Your ability to remember events in excruciating, embarrassing detail can actually be a benefit that sets you apart from the rest. A new study found that people with manageable levels of anxiety were able to improve their ability to recall memories.


Three steps to get up to speed on any subject quickly

You have just a few days to learn everything there is to know about a subject you know nothing about. Now what?


69% of employees waste 1 month a year on workplace apps

New research shows that 69% of employees report spending up to one hour daily going back and forth between apps, which is up to a whopping 32 days annually.


How to stay focused and productive without getting burnt out

When you boil it down to the basics, focus and productivity require only two things.


The skill set of the future: Seven essential habits to own and hone for greater success

Whether you’re just starting out in your career, looking for a better job, or already dominating in your industry, here are some best practices to help you thrive and surpass your own expectations.


This is why you’ll try harder at age 29, 39, 49, 59 …

If you are feeling a sudden burst of motivation to tackle a big goal, your age may be the cause.


This is how to “work smarter not harder”: 3 secrets from research

Get better work done in less time — and even achieve that mythical “work-life balance” unicorn everyone is always talking about.


Time and energy: Finding your personal ROI, and how to benefit from it

Without ROI, we have no clue on whether our efforts are even worth our time — or if our energy could be better utilized elsewhere.


You won’t believe the staggering amount of time wasted on workplace smoke breaks

On average, smokers take roughly six days of smoke breaks every year — and a majority of all workers feel non-smokers should be rewarded with extra days off as a result.


March Madness costs the average employee 6 hours of productivity

New findings show that the average employee spends six hours (25.5 minutes per day) on "sports-related activities" over the course of the NCAA basketball tournament.


This city has the hardest working people in the United States

Americans put in more hours than workers in Germany, Japan, Canada and the U.K., according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. But which cities in the U.S. have people working harder than others?


10 things happy professionals do before 10 a.m.

Contentment isn’t a destination, but a process — and if you’re smart, a priority for both your professional and personal life. How do you carve in time to be happy?