How multitasking decreases your chances of getting promoted at work

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! (more…)

The positive effects of nature: healthy mind, happiness, and a boost of creativity

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: (more…)

How email management can make you productive

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. (more…)

Foods that help fight depression

The first things that come to mind when thinking about how to boost productivity are the techniques and tools you could use to handle tasks and maintain focus during the day. There probably aren’t many people that think “you are what you eat” when it comes to productivity, but nutritional food really can do miracles to increase your work efficiency.

The Blurt team, whose mission is to help people affected by depression, has revealed a list of food that can decrease depression symptoms and boost mental and physical health. (more…)

How to increase your memory and brain function?

A number of studies conducted all over the world show that if people actively “work” with their brains during their life, it’s possible to keep their heads “clear” and functioning well into old age. If you want to have good memory and increase your brain power, you must train them. There are many easy ways to do that – for example, add cottage cheese to your daily menu because dairy products improve and sharpen memory.
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9 important factors that will increase your productivity

Teach yourself to be productive. Nothing is more valuable than mental workouts that increase your ability to work, focus and be productive. Ready to start? These 9 important tips, written by Mike Renahan on Hubspot, are your benchmark. (more…)

Have a good night’s sleep and increase your productivity

Have you ever felt that there are not enough hours in the day to get the things done?

Some of us might think that the best scenario would be to take work home and gain some additional hours there. The logic is that if I get less sleep, but finish extra work, then at least tomorrow I would have less to do.

But is the time saved by working extra hours instead of sleeping well worth it? Read below for “7 Reasons Productive People Go to Bed Early” written by Amy Morin on Inc. (more…)