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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.
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.
Using your computer, smartphone, or tablet late at night messes with your sleep, but sometimes you just have to get a bit more work done (or watch one more YouTube video). Don't worry, though, this dead-simple program is here to help.
People hate losing what they have, but that's not entirely a bad thing, because you can use the awesome power of "loss aversion" to your advantage to lose weight.
My goal isn't only to write about productivity over the next year - it's to live it. So I'm not just going to post quick hacks that I've found useful, I'm going to dive right into productivity and use myself as a guinea pig to see what works and what doesn't. Here are six productivity experiments I'll be conducting.
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