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Guide: Everything you need to start meditating
Meditating will make you more productive. It works out your "attention muscle" which helps you focus, calms you down, and ultimately, lets you get more done. This guide contains everything you need to start meditating.
3.5 simple email hacks that will save you days of time
Email is like rain - it's hard to control. Luckily, it's much easier to deal with the effects of it. Getting better at email will let you save your time and attention for bigger and better things. Here are 3.5 hacks that I love.
Time Hack: Start a maintenance day
The idea of a maintenance day is a simple and powerful one: take all of the maintenance-y stuff you do throughout the week and lump them together on one day. It turns out, the effects of doing this are profound.
You don’t have time for that? Bull$#!†.
The phrase “I don’t have time for” should never be said. We all get the same amount of time every day., so if you can’t do something it’s not about the quantity of time. It’s really about how important the task is to you.
Why Sunday at noon is the unhappiest (and least productive) hour of your week
According to researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (CHEEK-sent-me-hi-ee, for those of you playing along at home), noon on Sunday is the “unhappiest hour in America”, and it’s not because you’re hungover or have work the next day.
The importance of being honest with yourself
Productivity tips and hacks are useful, but most of them are useless if you're not honest with yourself. That might sound a bit hippie-dippy, but it's not.
The Power of Habit: Review
You buy a coffee every morning without thinking much about it. You bite your nails when you get anxious, again, without thinking about. That's just what you do. About 40% of your actions are automatic responses to cues in your external environment. The Power of Habit explores why we really do what we do.
Not your typical attention-grabbing, tip-filled post, but I think it's worth your time! This is a story about a man I met at the bus stop today, and the conversation we had about his retirement, classical music, books, sports, and a lot more. A good weekend read.
Time Hack: Focus on high-leverage activities
A question was recently posed on the popular question-and-answer website Quora that asked, "What's the single most valuable lesson you've learned in your professional life?" The top answer is one that I recommend you read in whole.
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