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The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time - Tony Schwartz. By Tony Schwartz | 8:53 AM March 14, 2012 Why is it that between 25% and 50% of people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out at work?

The Magic of Doing One Thing at a Time - Tony Schwartz

It’s not just the number of hours we’re working, but also the fact that we spend too many continuous hours juggling too many things at the same time. What we’ve lost, above all, are stopping points, finish lines and boundaries. Technology has blurred them beyond recognition. Wherever we go, our work follows us, on our digital devices, ever insistent and intrusive. Tell the truth: Do you answer email during conference calls (and sometimes even during calls with one other person)?

The biggest cost — assuming you don’t crash — is to your productivity. But most insidiously, it’s because if you’re always doing something, you’re relentlessly burning down your available reservoir of energy over the course of every day, so you have less available with every passing hour. I know this from my own experience. 1. 2. 3. How Science Can Teach You to Easily Spot a Liar.

Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog. 6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast. Psychological research over three decades demonstrates the power of Stimulus Control Therapy.

6 Easy Steps to Falling Asleep Fast

Can’t get a good night’s sleep? You’re not alone. In surveys of what would improve people’s lives, a good night’s sleep frequently comes near the top of the list. Poor sleep results in worse cognitive performance, including degraded memory, attention, performance and alertness. And in the long term insomnia is also associated with anxiety and depression. All sorts of methods have been tried to combat poor sleep, from drugs through psychological remedies to more outlandish treatments. The problem with drugs is that they have side-effects and are often addictive. Stimulus Control Therapy Professor Richard R. Of these the most successful single intervention is called Stimulus Control Therapy (Morin et al., 2006). Chris Smith's Blog Posts at Stepcase Lifehack. Don't Miss Any Tips!

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Like us on Facebook Close Open Influence Posts Active in Technology, Productivity Bio CM Smith is a technologist, writer, and husband. Contact Me CM Smith Lifehack Expert since Feb, 2011 September 26 in Productivity Use iOS 6 as Your Entire Personal Productivity System 21 Shares September 20 in Technology How to Manage Notifications in iOS 6 for Better Productivity 100 Shares September 18 in Productivity. How You Can Boost Your Brain's Willpower with a Simple Working Memory Exercise. Beat Procrastination More Easily by Treating It Like an Involuntary Bad Habit.

Don't Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making. In an interview last year, I asked acclaimed graphic designer James Victore what made him so efficient.

Don't Overthink It: 5 Tips for Daily Decision-Making

His simple reply: “I make decisions.” We make hundreds, if not millions, of micro-decisions every day – from what to focus our energy on, to how to respond to an email, to what to eat for lunch. You could easily argue that becoming a better (and swifter) decision-maker would be the fastest route to improving your daily productivity. After digging into the research, I learned that there are no hard and fast rules for decision-making. (If only!) 1. Coined by the economist Herbert Simon in 1956, “satisficing” is an approach to decision-making that prioritizes an adequate solution over an optimal solution. Satisficers are those who make a decision or take action once their criteria are met. In a fascinating book, The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz argues that satisficers tend to be happier than maximizers. Takeaway: Gathering additional information always comes at a cost. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Why Efficiency is Overrated – and What to Do About It. An awful lot of time-management techniques show an obsession with efficiency.

Why Efficiency is Overrated – and What to Do About It

And being efficient – getting tasks done quickly – is certainly important. But efficiency for its own sake is worthless. Sure, you could spend three hours implementing a new system that lets you automatically tag every email as it comes in. But I doubt that you’re going to look back in ten years’ time and say, “Wow, my inbox was always so well organized.” If you pay too much attention to efficiency, you might actually become less effective. Here’s how efficiency is damaging: Playing the Numbers Game Efficiency tends to reduce everything to numbers: Brain Workshop Is a Brain-Training App That Might Actually Make You a Little Bit Smarter. Judge Your Impulses Better by Testing Them for Momentum - Lifehacker. Ben ik dat?, Mark Mieras. Hersenonderzoek raakt aan ons hele leven.

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Het werpt licht op verschijnselen als verliefdheid, empathie, ambitie, bewustzijn, vergeetachtigheid, vriendschap, verslaving, eetlust, genot en geluk. Op levensfasen als kindertijd, puberteit en ouderdom. In Ben ik dat? Komt dit alles aan bod. Met deze nieuwe editie blijft Mark Mieras het hersenonderzoek op de voet volgen. Er verschijnen regelmatig nieuwe boeken over de hersenen als gevolg van de snelle vooruitgang van het hersenonderzoek, onder andere door het gebruik van de functionele MRI-scan. Top 10 Memory Hacks - Lifehacker. End Your Insomnia, Snoring, and Other Common Sleep Problems with These Expert Tips - Lifehacker. Understand How to Give Constructive Criticism to Make Sure You're Heard.