4 min read · 2020-06-15 · Effective remote work involves these five habits, which prevent feelings of burnout and isolation.
Use a “paper anchor,” a piece of paper, or a pad that sits to one side of your computer. “On it are three, five, or seven of the most critical tasks you want to focus on that day,” says Funt. “Using paper, which is intellectually uncomplicated and easy to interact with, will direct you forward more easily than the noisy chorus of tech-based checklists.
Instead, have a reductive mindset, where it becomes second nature to get rid of unnecessary things. “Developing a reductive mindset means you adopt a habit—a reflex, tendency, effortless first inclination—to . . . eliminate, or cut the unnecessary,” says Funt. “We must dismantle the additive instincts most companies and professionals have developed.”
8 min read · 2020-04-10 · Trying to build good habits can often backfire. Here’s why it’s important to know how habits are formed and when it’s better to stick with a routine instead. Habits are hot. Self-help articles extol…
20+ min read · 2020-09-08 · This interview was recorded earlier this year and originally appeared on The Observer Effect; it has only been lightly edited for formatting here. On productivity Let’s get into it. Over a decade ago,…