Posts Tagged ‘Productive’

6 Easy Tricks That Will Make You Way More Productive

When it comes to productivity, we all face the same challenge — there are only 24 hours in a day. Since even the best ideas are worthless until they’re executed, how efficiently you use your time is as important as anything else in business. I’ve become fascinated by productivity secrets because some people seem to […]

5 Lifestyle Tweaks for a More Productive Life

Whether it be social media, television, text messages, or emails, we all face distractions like never before. These distractions lead us down a path that can keep us from living the productive lives we desire. Despite all the distractions, there are proven ways to increase your productivity that are not as hard as you think. […]

How A Social Media Detox Helped Ed Burns Become More Productive

When it comes to TNT’s edgy ’60s crime drama “Public Morals,” creator, director, writer and star Ed Burns doesn’t mess around. When Burns got started on the new show, which premieres Tuesday, he decided to reduce distractions by disconnecting from Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. He joined HuffPost Live to discuss how removing himself from the […]

Morning Routines for Productive People

What do Benjamin Franklin and Anna Wintour have in common? No, it’s not their personal style; they’re both (or for Ben, was) early risers. Productive people know that mornings are a great time for getting things done. Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, notes morning is the perfect time […]

Morning Routines for Productive People

What do Benjamin Franklin and Anna Wintour have in common? No, it’s not their personal style; they’re both (or for Ben, was) early risers. Productive people know that mornings are a great time for getting things done. Laura Vanderkam, author of What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, notes morning is the perfect time […]

3 Ways to Create a Productive Routine Without Getting Stuck in a Rut

There has been a lot of chatter lately about the importance of preserving your mental energy for the most important tasks. This energy conservation movement has led many people to cut back on the small choices they’re making every day, ranging from what they’re going to wear to what they’re going to eat. After all, […]

The Science Behind The Secret Productive Powers Of The Color Blue

Like plants, humans respond to changes in light. The natural cycle of sunrise and sunset performs a subtle calculus on our circadian rhythm, signaling when it’s time to wake and work, and when it’s time to turn in. Artificial lights can wreak havoc on us. Fluorescent office lights can make us work far longer—but not […]

Developing Productive Sleeping Habits in Kids for Lifelong Health

While over one-third of Americans regularly experience sleep deprivation, children shouldn’t have to suffer the same fate. Most adults don’t have great sleep patterns and probably don’t want that to trickle down to their children. By practicing good sleep habits early, you can keep kids healthy and resting well into their adulthood and also get […]

False Hustle: How Keeping Busy Is Making You Less Productive

It’s easy to be busy; it’s hard to be productive. Raise your hand if you’ve spent entire days answering “quick” email after “quick” email; spent hours in your task manager organizing your tasks for productivity; spent a half-day organizing tidying up old design files; or looked back on your week and realized you worked your […]

How Your Efforts to Be Productive Could Have the Opposite Effect

By Jan Bruce There’s a classic bit of psychology that we refer to often at meQuilibrium: the Yerkes-Dodson Law. In 1908, two researchers (Yerkes and Dodson) discovered that lab mice worked harder and performed better when they were under a certain amount of stress. But when the mice, which the psychologists whimsically referred to as […]

Want To Make Meetings More Productive? Start Walking

Arianna Huffington does it. Mark Zuckerberg does it. Even President Obama does it. They all stand up, get out of their offices and walk. Walking meetings have been linked to increased productivity and boosts in morale, and have been credited as the catalyst for some major business deals. Remember: Zuckerberg and WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum […]

Productive Workplaces Revisited

Productive Workplaces Revisited In ‘Productive Workplaces Revisited’, Marvin Weisbord takes the next step in exploring effective strategies for improving workplace productivity through dignity, meaning, and community. Remarkably, in this new edition the author revisits the case studies from the first edition, ‘Productive Workplaces’, to show the long-term effects of OD interventions – twenty-plus years after […]