4 min read · Jun 11th · Productivity systems often focus on how to do the work. However, it is crucial to understand why we are struggling to do the work in the first place. Often, our procrastination triggers are emotional…
Reverse your procrastination triggers. Each procrastination trigger can be reversed to stop procrastinating. If a task is boring, try to make it more fun; if a task is difficult, find someone to give you a hand; if a task is unrewarding, treat yourself after you complete it. You can also spend a bit of time defining a specific goal and a detailed plan for ambiguous or unstructured tasks. It will make it much easier to keep started and stay productive.
The higher the emotional aversion to a task, the more likely we are to procrastinate.
6 min read · May 19th · Many of us take it for granted that coping requires some degree of self-deception — but that’s just not true. Writer and podcaster Julia Galef shares some better strategies we can use t…
One of the most fundamental human needs is to feel like things are basically OK — that we’re not failures, that the world isn’t a horrible place, and that whatever life throws at us, we’ll be able to handle it.
“a vitally important yet underappreciated skill: Being able to see things as they are, not as you wish they were.”
5 min read · Apr 2nd · After years of being stuck in meetings that were endless and unproductive, Madeleine van Hauke decided to start a business to help organizations get rid of these drains of people’s time and e…