Bad Habits You Must Break to Be More Productive Perfectionism might actually be bad for your productivity. “We tend to freeze up when it’s time to get started because we know that our ideas aren’t perfect and what we produce might not be any good. But how can you ever produce something great if you don’t get started and give your ideas time to evolve?” says Dr. Travis Bradberry, co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart.

5 Ways to Experience Flow and Get Crazy Productive “The average person has 70,000 thoughts each day [..],” says Travis Bradberry, author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and co-founder of TalentSmart – the world’s leading provider of emotional intelligence tests and training. Wow!

8 Productivity Tools for Work and Life DeskTime has collected a list of 8 productivity tools and gadgets that help increase productivity at work and at home. It features products like the Doxie Go, the small, portable scanner that allows you to scan documents everywhere, and Luxafor, a LED productivity indicator that lets your colleagues know when you’re busy.

How do you work at the fullest capacity on days when you feel exhausted from a sleepless night? It turns out that sleep scientists have done some studies and created a simple schedule that’s divided by the hours and gives advice on how to spend each hour to help you stay productive despite feeling tired.

In one of our previous roundups, “Studies reveal that energy and self-control are directly related to your productivity,” multitasking was mentioned as a negative habit that reduces work efficiency. The reason is that the human brain can only fully concentrate on one task at a time. So, before you begin working on something else, finish the previous task and let it go!

How to Write Productive To-Do Lists Is your to-do list hard to finish and not working as expected? No worries, DeskTime has advice on how to master your productivity and better accomplish the tasks on your to-do list. Learn about 5 different to-do list techniques, and find the one that works best for you. Is it Bullet Journaling, focusing on smaller tasks, Steven Covey’s Priority Matrix concept, identifying your most important tasks, or the Pareto Principle? Read more on the DeskTime Blog.

One of the main advantages in today’s workplace is the ability for employees to work from home or any other place where they feel more productive and creative. The workstation in many offices isn’t stationary anymore. Employers are supporting their employees with laptops instead of desktops, and offering flexible work hours if it helps do the work better. 

During the busy weekdays spent in the city, we tend to forget that long ago, we lived in untouched nature. Every now and then we need to get out of the city to re-energize in nature. Jill Suttie has contributed significant findings to the Greater Good Science Center about the positive effects of nature on our body and brain health. We’ll keep it short! See below for reasons you should spend more time outdoors, and not on your couch:

A leader is someone who inspires others to think big. Someone who can build a great team, lead it, and bring it towards success in accordance with their mission and vision. To understand how effective you are as a leader, Nicole Fallon Taylor has raised three important questions to ask yourself

A nonstop flow of incoming emails in your work inbox is quite disruptive, and for some, who like to take care of them as they come in, it might take almost the whole day. Reacting immediately feels good and you might think you’re being productive, but at the end of the day, you still haven’t managed to finish other crucial tasks. And then you’re sitting overtime in your office, trying to catch up.