There's nothing better than walking out of the office and heading off on a long vacation. But there's nothing worse than the back to work blues -- the dread that starts to creep in the night before you return to work and face the mounting pile of emails, tasks, and to-dos waiting for you. Whether … Continue reading 4 Tips to Beat the Post-Vacation Back to Work Blues
Think you shouldn't spend any time on your phone if you're trying to stay focused and get things done. Yet sometimes, your smartphone holds the key to productivity. Productivity apps offer a burst of motivation, renewed focus, and inspired thinking. Whether designed to increase efficiency or make switching between tasks effortless, smartphone apps can keep … Continue reading 6 Productivity Apps You Need to Download Right Now
You work hard. Whether you're swamped at home and don't want to tackle that pile of dishes in the sink or you're suffering at your desk, avoiding the unanswered emails in your inbox, sometimes you just can't get yourself to be productive. To get your focus and your productivity back on track, you just need … Continue reading Can’t Stay Focused? Here’s Why You Should Reward Yourself
When you think of fidgeting, you likely think immediately of the fidget spinner. The fidget spinner may have been what captured the world's attention during all of 2017, but it certainly isn't the only fidget "toy" available. While fidget spinners have a great value -- they're engaging, the perfect amount of low-level distraction the brain … Continue reading Favorite Fidget Friday: The Original Fidget Cube
For decades, video games have gotten a bad rap. Considered a complete waste of time, a danger to society, and a mindless venture by many (especially frustrated parents!), video games are often viewed as one of the biggest anti-productivity hobbies. Yet what most people don't realize is just how helpful video games can be for … Continue reading Feeling Distracted? Play Video Games!
Working from home is everyone's dream. Instead of suffering through a morning commute, sitting at an assigned desk, wearing "business attire" to appear professional, and counting down the minutes until it's time to head home, you can roll out of bed and plop yourself down anywhere you'd like to work. Even more appealing? Coffee, snacks, … Continue reading How to Fight Distraction When Working From Home
I hate opening my work calendar on Monday morning and seeing how many meetings I have lined up each week. Whether they're a mere 15 minutes or an hour, just the thought of sitting in a stuffy conference room and trying to politely pay attention to issues I have very little to do with makes … Continue reading 5 Fidgeting Tips to Make Meetings Suck Less