Meditation for ProductivityPick the Brain

Loads of research links meditation to positive outcomes—to little things like peace and happiness. But what about that outcome that, for better or worse, many prioritize above all—productivity?   If it works for them… Many attribute their productivity to meditation. Yuval Noah Harari, for instance, author of international bestseller Sapiens, attends a silent retreat each year, spending two months simply observing his thoughts. Without the focus this provides, he says, writing his books would not have been possible. For Oprah, meditation encourages a sense of stillness and a space to do her best work and live her best life. How Meditation Boosts Productivity That meditation can foster productivity is well supported by science. The possible mediating factors are many—from decreased …

When Does Time Management Matter Most?

It’s 6:00 am. You have just woken up and are ready to take a shower. After the showering, it’s time to eat breakfast, catch the news by reading the morning paper, and then start your work. You are feeling wonderful, relaxed, and happy. You have very high expectations for the day and you want to be as productive as possible. Fast forward to 2 pm the same day. You are working in a rush and you barely had a chance to take a lunch break. You start to feel a bit stressed and tired because of the busy schedule. Besides, it seems that you have to go back to certain tasks and fix them, because you didn’t have time to …

How to Succeed and Stay on Task with Your Internet Marketing Promotion Strategies. A.C.T.I.O.N.

Working from home can get stressful. With all the distractions presented to you each day, you need an effective way to stay focused. When working online, it is difficult to always stay on task and not get sidetracked. The difference between those who succeed and those who don’t can be summed up by one simple word. A.C.T.I.O.N. Use this acronym to motivate yourself to stay on top of your daily plan. Automate as many things as possible. You can do this with autoresponders, mailing list filters, signature emails and other tools of this type. Catagorize your daily to-do’s and make sure your highest priority is always on the top of the list. Target. Know your target audiience, Also know your …

How To Prod Yourself Very Effectively – Lessons on Motivation

It happens to the best of us. Sometimes, the drive, energy, enthusiasm, interest and passion just drain out. The problem is, most of the times we are not calling the shots. We have to move with the rhythm of our environment which always asks us to stay ready and up and moving. So what do you do in times when you just don’t feel like doing anything? Or when too much needs to be done and all you ever want is to quit? Try the following. Imagine the consequences. Worst comes to worst, you will lose the opportunities you are trying to pursue or lose your sense of enjoyment in life. When lacking in motivation, think of the worst case …

Having Problems With Staying Motivated?

Most of us have love-hate relationship with motivation. We need to get motivated all the time but we always find it hard to get out of our comfort zones and get ourselves working. We like to feel motivated but we hate the process of prodding ourselves into doing what we are supposed to be doing or finishing what we have already started. Motivation is an hard to pin down thing. What few people realize though is that while it may be hard to pin down at times, there are plenty of things one can do to muster enough motivation to get yourself going. Quit the debate -The battle always starts in the head. It begins ten to five minutes before …