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12 Psychological Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Productivity

12 Psychological Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Productivity | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

12 psychological tricks that can help you influence your own psychological state in such a way that you reframe your mindset to create a mental environment that safely results in increased productivity


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donhornsby's curator insight, November 14, 2014 9:35 AM

(From the article): If your mind is dragging with negative thoughts, worry about what you need to do, or even shame or guilt over things you are doing wrong, you simply can’t be as productive. So get rid of those negative thoughts, fix the things that lead to a negative conscience, and get your mind clear!

Claude Emond's curator insight, November 15, 2014 8:49 PM

Being more productive: A little help from yourself!

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How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity

How Multitasking Slows Your Brain & Kills Your Productivity | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

 

Multitasking, in fact, is multifaceted. The term can be defined as performing two or more tasks at the same time, or constantly switching from one thing to another. It can also be described as performing numerous tasks in rapid succession– like sending a tweet, then writing an email, then making a call, then checking your messages, then finishing your presentation. Sound familiar?


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Heidi Babcock's curator insight, May 14, 2014 1:29 PM

There is no perfect balance, only balanc-ing!

 

Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:02 PM

I would not be so "black or white" on this... For sure, in some specific moment, we definitely  need to focus and avoid any kind of distractions, then we should avoid multitasking. But, to be fair, these kind of moments, requiring our full attention, are not so frequent in a regular day. We are all able to identify those and isolate ourselves (if not possible within the 2 coming minutes, then schedule some time later on to do so, cf. the famous 2 minutes rule)


In the other hand, multitasking is very close to the way your brain work. It allows you to make connections, relate different things together, mix them and at the end breaking through, while focus only on 1 thing might lead you to a dead end. 


 As often, it is question and balance and knowing him/herself wheel enough to be able to adopt the quite behavior at the right time.

4twenty2's curator insight, May 15, 2014 4:51 AM

Wow .... We have all been taught multi-tasking is the way forward - Men are often derided for their lack of ability in this department and now it seems they have been better at getting the job done all along!  

 

This quote really hit hole "trying to focus on one or more tasks at a time actually reduces your productivity by a whopping 40%. It’s equivalent to missing one night of sleep and has two-times more effect on your brain than smoking marijuana"  No wonder after a day of multitasking we feel exhausted -  a rethink on time management is needed!

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10 Morning Tips to Increase Your Productivity

10 Morning Tips to Increase Your Productivity | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Your morning routine can ultimately determine your overall productivity. People who start off their day in a systematic stress-free manner are generally very productive people. Below is a list of 10 steps I use every morning to help increase my productivity.

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How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible

How to Scale Yourself and Get More Done Than You Thought Possible | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

"Don't worry, just drop the ball."

 

This counterintuitive advice is one of a dozen-plus productivity practices preached by Scott Hanselman, a program manager at Microsoft, author and avid blogger and speaker.

 

"Dropping the ball is sometimes the right answer," Hanselman says. "Let a ball drop. Tell people, 'I'm just not going to do that.'"


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Jane Hughes's curator insight, March 26, 2014 7:55 PM

love these ideas

Linda Richardson's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:24 AM

Simplifying your tasks can add value and boost productivity!

Jeanne Legare's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:28 AM

This is one of the best articles I've read in a long time. If you want to be more effective and produce quality work during your day - this is a MUST READ!!!

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6 Productivity Tips From Top Business Thinkers

6 Productivity Tips From Top Business Thinkers | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Clear out your inbox. Cross it off your list. These 6 expert tips from renowned thought leaders can help you get more done every day.

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14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work

14 Things To Do On A Slow Day At Work | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Bored at work? You probably don't experience slow days too often, but when you do, you'll want to make the most of that time.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, January 10, 2014 5:28 PM

I am never bored. Ever. So I was curious about what would be listed and found that yes, I do many of these activities, which I guess can prevent boredom in the first place!

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Mindfulness: an antidote for workplace ADD

Mindfulness: an antidote for workplace ADD | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Some consultants tell me that the number one problem in the workplace today is attention. People are distracted. They're in a state of what's called "continuous partial attention" where

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Anne Egros's curator insight, February 7, 2013 1:01 PM

It takes more and more energy to focus due to the increase in speed and amount of information we receive everyday. Unlesss you live in a cave or an island without connnection, distraction is unavoidable. 

 

Even if we are very good at practicing mindfullness meditation, it is like a red light. it works to stop you in the moment...until the ligh turns green again.

 

I am always annoyed when people use the term "ADD" to describe a lack of concentration. Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a medical disorder describe in the DSM IV book. It is described as a neurological condition or a kind of immaturity of the brain, that can be corrected with medication mostly stimulants. Medication is only working when you take it. When you stop you still have ADD and its symptoms come back right away. That is the only common thing between meditation and medication !

 

 

Carla Chapman's curator insight, October 1, 2014 4:47 PM

Are you ever in a state of continuous partial attention?  Read here to have a deeper understanding of how to combat this.

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5 Things You're Doing That Seem Productive, But Aren't

5 Things You're Doing That Seem Productive, But Aren't | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
These habits are good intentioned, but could be sabotaging your productivity.

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Productivity Simplified In 3 Parts - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Productivity Simplified In 3 Parts - Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
Productivity only has three parts to it. If you find yourself not being productive when you want to be, it's due to a problem in one of these three areas

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Agnes Ng's curator insight, May 9, 2014 11:16 PM

Productivity simplified is equivalent to commitment to purpose and vision. How productive you will be is determined by the extent of commitment to your purpose and vision.

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You Will Absolutely Love This 20-Minute, Life-Improving Daily Habit

You Will Absolutely Love This 20-Minute, Life-Improving Daily Habit | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
You could spend hours reading advice on how to improve your diet or become more organized. But maybe you'd be better off using that time to take a nap in the afternoon.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, April 2, 2014 11:38 PM

Nap!

donhornsby's curator insight, April 3, 2014 7:34 AM

One of my recent life changes is a focus on getting enough sleep. In the past, I have tended to be one who would burn the candle at both ends. 

 

This is an interesting idea....

 

(Quote): Of all the advice you get about how to improve your life, does this sound like the one thing you'd be very happy to add to your daily routine?

Heidi Babcock's curator insight, April 3, 2014 11:12 AM

Yes, It's becoming a theme with me...

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50 Things Highly Productive People Do Differently

50 Things Highly Productive People Do Differently | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it

Want to be amongst highly productive people? Read this.


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8 Ways To Have Incredibly Productive Mornings

8 Ways To Have Incredibly Productive Mornings | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
You'll wake up an average of 25,000 mornings in your adult life. Make them count.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 15, 2014 5:28 PM

Waking up with a clear mind early in the morning, while everybody else is asleep in the house... I must say it is one of my favorite time of the day.

It hives me the opportunity to plan my day, think... And let my mind go for new ideas or when I feel inspired, write some post or develop new ideas. 


If not try already, you should give a try... You'll see how good you feel. 

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You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours

You Can Easily Learn 100 TED Talks Lessons In 5 Minutes Which Most People Need 70 Hours | Good News For A Change | Scoop.it
100 things that I learnt from the inspiring TED talks that you absolutely can't miss.

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 10, 2013 2:18 PM

The best of 70 hours of TED talks distilled into the following topics:

  1. Productivity
  2. Becoming a Better Human
  3. People
  4. Technology
  5. Earth (and beyond)

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