The world continues to move at an increasingly rapid pace, and for many, it is a struggle to keep up. Between employment (or lack thereof), family, partners, friends and struggling to find time fo…
It’s usually wise to take time to deliberate before you make decisions, but did you know that even the briefest of pauses–in milliseconds–can stop you from making errors in everyday life?
A recent article on Entrepreneur focuses on the benefits of working while in a state of flow. Flow, as many of you already know, is the process of working during a period where you are entirely absorbed on one task at a time.
Stress is one of the biggest causes of health problems in many peoples’ lives: it can cause heart disease, depression, anxiety attacks, sleep problems, auto-immune diseases, weight problems, and more. But we’re busyâhow do we drop the stress levels down while still getting our jobs done, and taking care of ourselves and our families?
Think of this as a survival kit for the mind
Here are three tips to help you manage your time, and hopefully tackle those important things on an equal scale to the urgent tasks.
One way to overcome your biases is to outsource important decisions. But that’s only when you know about the inherent bias. If you want to truly stop partiality and its consequences, then the first step would be to conduct a personal review in meetings, says the Harvard Business Review (HBR) Blog.
If you want make sure your afternoons are highly efficient, take 20 minutes out of your lunch hour for a short yoga session.
A recent article in The Economist displays a scatter graph which shows the correlation between the number of hours you work and premature death.
As you get older, it feels like time tends to move faster. As Dan Ariely explains over at The Wall Street Journal, we tend to fall into familiar routines as we age and that makes time move quickly.
If you want to learn any subject well and to create ideas beyond those that have existed before, return to the basics repeatedly. In the book, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird share a simple technique to learn anything better, by mastering the fundamentals and going deeper in your […]
When some sudden stress arrives in your life, it’s typically a good idea to walk away before reacting. As productivity blog Dumb Little Man suggests, knowing how to scale that cool down period may be more important than the period itself.
Before going on with the importance of mental fitness, letâs explain what it is â itâs the work you invest into your psychological well-being and your ability to find joy in each moment of life.
Most people think that building better habits or changing your actions is all about willpower or motivation. But the more I learn, the more I believe that the number one driver of better habits and behavior change is your environment. Let me drop some science into this article and show you what I mean…
For two weeks, I’m doing a special series related to Before and After. In that forthcoming book, I identify the twenty-one strategies that we can use to change our habits. (If you want to be notified when the book is available for pre-order, sign up here.) In this series, I focusing on the Strategy of […]
Blog post at Asian Efficiency – Time Management and Productivity : Emergency! It’s a word that strikes us with a combination of anticipation, excitement, anxiety, dread and a whole host of other emoti[..]
Here are four reasons you should want more control over your lifestyle‒control Life or be victimized by it.
A friend thought it was funny that I’m an executive and life coach who believe we have limited ability to affect our own outcomes. It would be more accurate to say I believe we have limited ability…
Michael shares a powerful insight from the work of Kegan and Lahey about where you need to start, before any real change will happen.
It was my freshman year of high school and our basketball team had started the season with a losing streak. One day at practice, as our team was struggling to find some confidence and get our first win of the season, our coach pulled us together and said something that has stuck with me ever […]
Put some or all of these strategies into practice for fighting stress while making decisions, and you will see real changes in every area of your life.
Nobody likes to say it, but meditation is as boring as it is beneficial! Here’s novel 6 ways around that problem.
Everyone has something they’d like to change. The desire for self-improvement and progression is innate.
Dear Lifehacker,Throughout the year, I’ve been pretty good about keeping up my exercise routine of jogging, cycling, and other outdoor activities. But now that winter’s here in full force, I’m really struggling to get outside. What can I do to keep my routine when it’s freezing outside?
The beginning of the year is a great time to recommit to taking care of you, and that involves more than just diet and exercise. This year, give yourself some much-needed TLC with these tips and strategies.