How To Be Productive By Doing Nothing

In a penalty shootout, goalkeepers must choose their action before they know which way the ball will go. Is it better to dive left or right? The answer might surprise you – it’s usually best do nothing at all…

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What Everyone Should Know About Sleep Debt

In my experience there’s a lot of pressure to sleep less and work more. Burning the candle at both ends is often seen as a commitment to your work. Funny thing is, this badge of honour is exactly what prevents you and I from doing our best work…

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How To Become More Grateful Everyday

What’s so important about gratitude – particularly for busy, organised people – that it features in the morning routines of a modern day warrior, a spiritual leader and a productivity consultant?

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3 Ways To Setup A Standing Desk

Standing is the new sitting! More and more people are standing at their desks at work — to stay alert, reduce back ache and get productive. If you’re convinced but don’t know where to start, here’s 3 great options to buy, make or modify your existing desk.

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Why I End Each Week With A Digital Detox

By disconnecting from technology I find that I reconnect with life. I switch off from the work in my head and live out a full day in an undistracted, unstimulated and unmediated type of way.

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Why Email Alerts Almost Always Cause Addiction

E-mail alerts (notifications, beeps and badges) are evil little suckers. They create addiction and fuel the widespread misuse and overuse of email seen in workplaces today. Here’s 2 reasons why …

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How Folding My Clothes Helped Me Run 5 Km

Have you ever tried to start a habit but didn’t get it to stick? 2 years ago I decided that I wanted to start running. I’ve always enjoyed running and the feeling that followed afterwards. Despite my good intentions, this didn’t quite work out as well as I hoped …

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How To Start A Habit In 2 Simple Steps

Most of us have good intentions. The problem is that we don’t always do the things we intend to do. This is where action triggers come in. They provide a simple and effective way to start and keep a new habit …

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