RescueTime’s research uncovered practices that you can take into 2021 that will help you rebuild your focus, develop mental resilience, and find a sense of calm in an otherwise stormy world. Open at source
7 min read · Jun 21st · There’s a crop of influencers romanticizing the workday. Is that a good thing?
Work hard, the thinking goes, and you will be rewarded, even if circumstances point to a future where we’ll likely be less well off than our parents
#ProductivityTok thrives on the concept of aspirational labor, where the right combination of gadgets, manifestation, and rise-and-grind chutzpah can catapult anyone into the career of their dreams. But aspirational work and consumption have always been central to lifestyle content.
Sure, the right mixture of these tips can make us more organized and focused, but the outcome isn’t always a better work-life balance or a more structured morning routine. It’s the gamification of labor, where the pressure for output is exhilarating because it’s tangible and trackable.
3 min read · Jan 15th · The previous article on lifehacks was a huge success. Let's start the year with more productivity tips! TL;DR Just Read the Headlines. 1. - 16. https://maximilianocontieri.com/16-simple-tips-to-boost…
20+ min read · 2020-02-19 · Did you know TNW Conference has a track fully dedicated to the future of work this year? Check out the full program here. I long ago stopped reading books on note-taking. They were always too vague…
7 min read · Jan 26th · How to get started with getting started.
The humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow distinguished between two types of choices we make, fear choices and growth choices. A fear choice is born of insecurity, a choice made for the sake of security or safety, driven by a need to avoid failure or disappointment. But at what cost? We may turn down a promising job opportunity, thinking it isn’t a good fit, when in fact our choice is based on avoiding potential failure. On the other hand, when we make a growth choice, we put reward over risk, choosing to do something, despite the risk, that might make our life more meaningful or rewarding. As Maslow wrote, “One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.” So which will be the determinant of the choices you make in life, fear or growth?
Procrastination is reinforced by a powerful reward—relief from anxiety.
Apply the "good enough" standard to yourself. You don’t have to be perfect. You just need to be good enough. Setting unrealistically high standards prevents you from trying because of the fear of not meeting the unreasonable expectations you place on yourself.