In decades past, cracking open a cold one or sipping on a pour of scotch weren't just okay at work -- it was downright expected! In the Mad Men era of the 1950s and 1960s, every office had a bar and every member of a company's staff could indulge in a drink or two while … Continue reading Cheers to Productivity! How Drinking Alcohol Boosts Creativity and Focus
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
Do you start feeling dread creep up around 4PM on Sunday afternoon? Does prepping for Monday morning make you panic? You're stressed out, and your 9 to 5 job is clearly what's stressing you out most. You aren't alone, though. The Huffington Post reports stress is at an all-time high -- more than a third of … Continue reading 5 Self-Care Sunday Tips That’ll Make You More Productive Monday Morning
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!
I learned something new over the last week: breathing is really important. Yes, that sounds silly. Yes, it's super obvious. I mean, without breathing, we literally wouldn't survive. However, after dealing with weeks of fainting spells, I discovered that the way we inhale and exhale can make a huge difference. It can be the split-second … Continue reading Feel Distracted? Just Fidget With Your Breathing