Articles by: Chris Bailey

General Productivity

8 things I learned about productivity at a four-day oncology camp

8 things I learned about productivity at a four-day oncology camp

For the last four days, I volunteered at a leadership development camp designed for teens who suffered from cancer and their siblings. Here are eight of the things I learned about productivity over the last four days.

by × May 21, 2013 ×

Meditation/Mindfulness

Guide: Everything you need to start meditating

Guide: Everything you need to start meditating

Meditating will make you more productive. It works out your “attention muscle” which helps you focus, calms you down, and ultimately, lets you get more done. This guide contains everything you need to start meditating.

by × May 17, 2013 ×

Technology

3.5 simple email hacks that will save you days of time

3.5 simple email hacks that will save you days of time

Email is like rain – it’s hard to control. Luckily, it’s much easier to deal with the effects of it. Getting better at email will let you save your time and attention for bigger and better things. Here are 3.5 hacks that I love.

by × May 16, 2013 ×

Time

Time Hack: Start a maintenance day

Time Hack: Start a maintenance day

The idea of a maintenance day is a simple and powerful one: take all of the maintenance-y stuff you do throughout the week and lump them together on one day. It turns out, the effects of doing this are profound.

by × May 15, 2013 ×

Time

You don’t have time for that? Bull$#!†.

You don’t have time for that? Bull$#!†.

The phrase “I don’t have time for” should never be said. We all get the same amount of time every day., so if you can’t do something it’s not about the quantity of time. It’s really about how important the task is to you.

by × May 15, 2013 ×

Time

Why Sunday at noon is the unhappiest (and least productive) hour of your week

Why Sunday at noon is the unhappiest (and least productive) hour of your week

According to researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (CHEEK-sent-me-hi-ee, for those of you playing along at home), noon on Sunday is the “unhappiest hour in America”, and it’s not because you’re hungover or have work the next day.

by × May 14, 2013 ×

General Productivity

The importance of being honest with yourself

The importance of being honest with yourself

Productivity tips and hacks are useful, but most of them are useless if you’re not honest with yourself. That might sound a bit hippie-dippy, but it’s not.

by × May 14, 2013 ×

Book Reviews

The Power of Habit: Review

The Power of Habit: Review

You buy a coffee every morning without thinking much about it. You bite your nails when you get anxious, again, without thinking about. That’s just what you do. About 40% of your actions are automatic responses to cues in your external environment. The Power of Habit explores why we really do what we do.

by × May 13, 2013 ×

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