No Gravatar

“If you have a big project, or you just want to make time to get some work done, a new survey says that Tuesday is the day to clear your calendar and try to get things done—it’s the one day of the week we all buckle down and try to be most productive.

Read More:

Tuesdays are the Most Productive Day of the Week | Lifehacker.com | 2.18.2014

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*All book links are affiliate links.

 

 

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

Amidst all the different types of meetings in a work day, and in order to wrestle with all the mental constraints we have to work with (e.g., perfectionism, anxiety, insecurity, etc.), a simple 10-minute walk can do wonders for the mind. Fresh air. A change in scenery.

As it turns out, even when we aren’t paying attention, we see and remember more than we think we do….Even walking around aimlessly could stimulate your creativity and help connect some weird dots.

Read More:

The Afternoon Routine That Should Replace Your Extra Cup of Coffee | HuffingtonPost.com | 1.8.2014

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*All book links are affiliate links.

 

 

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

The power of a smile is transformative and we all have that power when we smile … there is a science behind smiling that begins in the brain. Once the smiling muscles in the face contract, there is a positive feedback loop that goes back to the brain and reinforces our feeling of joy.

Your brain keeps track of your smiles, kind of like a smile scorecard. It knows how often you’ve smiled and which overall emotional state you are in.

Studies have shown how smiling reduces stress, increases our overall health, well being and attitude.”

Read More:

Your Smile is Worth a Thousand Words | SmallBizTrends.com | 4.16.2014

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*All book links are affiliate links.

 

 

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

“Because listening to music you like is pleasurable, it will not only make the task seem more fun but as research shows, it can actually help you complete the task faster.

In a study published in the journal of Neuroscience of Behavior and Physiology, it was found that a person’s ability to recognize images, letters, and numbers was faster when rock or classical music was playing in the background compared to when there was no music.”

Read More:

Listen while you work: What music does to your brain | TheNextWeb.com | 2.10.14

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Affiliate link on this page

 

 

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

Fact Friday: Organizing and productivity facts Organize to Revitalize Blog“People who appear rushed all the time have a big affect on colleagues. They may not know it, but they’re usually causing secondhand stress. Seeing colleagues—especially managers—operate at a frenzied, frantic pace can make the behavior contagious, says Robert S. Rubin, an associate professor of management at DePaul University, Chicago.”

Read More:

How Busy Colleagues Spread Secondhand Stress | WSJ.com |12.10.13

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Product or book links are affiliate links.

 

 

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

“Reading and sending work email on a smartphone late into the evening doesn’t just make it harder to get a decent night’s sleep. New research findings show it also exhausts workers by morning and leaves them disengaged by the next afternoon.”

Read More:

Smartphones Make You Tired and Unproductive, Study Says | WSJ.com | 2.20.14

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Affiliate link on this page

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

“… while waking up to a chilly, soggy morning may very well dampen your mood … unpleasant weather is thought to improve concentration and productivity, in part because a rainy day or snowy day kills the potential for leisure time outdoors … “

Read More:

Winter Weather = Bad Mood? It’s More Complicated Than That. | Entrepreneur.com | 1.6.14

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Affiliate link on this page

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

Fact Friday: Organizing and productivity facts Organize to Revitalize BlogHow often do you take breaks that involve mindlessly eating chips while scrolling through Twitter? While it still helps to take your mind off of work briefly, this type of respite is not very effective in rebooting the brain. The better break? Get up and move around to get the blood flowing and clear the mind (Bonus points if you take a walk outside!). In addition to providing mild physical exercise, walking has been shown to relieve stress, reduce fatigue and boost mood.

Read More:

You’ve Been Taking Breaks All Wrong. Here’s How To Do It Right. | HuffingtonPost.com |12.19.13

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Product or book links are affiliate links.

 

 

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

Fact Friday: Organizing and productivity facts Organize to Revitalize Blog“In the first empirical study into how these orientations originate, researchers found that how adolescents perceive their parents’ work ethic is central to the development of their own work attitudes. People who perceive their father to have a strong career-orientation are more likely to be career-oriented themselves—but career-determined mothers have no effect on their kids’ work orientation. 

Read More:

Are You a Workaholic? Blame Your Parents | TheAtlantic.com |12.5.13

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Product or book links are affiliate links.

 

 

Tagged with:  
No Gravatar

Fact Friday: Organizing and productivity facts Organize to Revitalize BlogA 2013 survey conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) found that 44 percent of U.S. adults feel a high level of financial stress. As seasonal expenses loom, these worries intensify.

‘People are very afraid right now,’ says stress management psychotherapist Steve Rosenberg of Elkins Park, Pa. After being in practice for 33 years, he recognizes the signs of pre-holiday worries. ‘Halloween, Thanksgiving and beyond, everyone is looking at the price.’”

Read More:

3 Ways to Curb Pre-Holiday Money Stress| FoxBusiness.com |10.29.13

 

 

Related Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Product or book links are affiliate links.

 

 

Tagged with: