Maximizing Productivity

There's only so much time in a day, a year, or a life. The ability to work quickly and efficiently within that time can boost results. Productivity results from a mix of factors: motivation, talent, training, work environment, support from others, time management, and even luck. Some people seem to be natural super-producers; others look to daily exercises and good habits to help them get things done.

Recent posts on Productivity

Ask Yourself This Question to Better Meet Your Goals

By Andrea Bonior Ph.D. on September 30, 2016 in Friendship 2.0
If you keep coming up short when trying to meet goals, you might want to give this theory a look.

9 Ways to Ease Overwhelm

By Christine L. Carter Ph.D. on September 28, 2016 in Raising Happiness
Ever feel like you are constantly drinking from a firehose of information? We have more information coming at us than ever before.

A Life in Balance: A Grownups' 4 H Club

By Isadora Alman MFT, CST on September 26, 2016 in Sex & Sociability
One problem area of your life can disturb all others areas sending everything seriously out of balance. Take an appraising look at these 4 H's. Is your milking stool stable?
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Do It Now

By Susan Sparks on September 21, 2016 in Laugh Your Way to Well-Being
Putting off the things you love until later? Life can change in the blink of an eye. Do It Now!
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Strengths at Work

By Dan Collinson on September 21, 2016 in Finding Light in the Darkness
Is your organization playing to its strengths? Discover how a workplace strengths approach is having a positive impact in creating greater success for organizations.

“Burnout”: The Indelicate Reality of Job Exhaustion

By Frank J. Ninivaggi M.D., F.A.P.A. on September 20, 2016 in Envy This!
“Burnout” sounds like a dirty word, but work-life imbalance is becoming an ever-increasing reality in the workforce.

Athletic Stigma of Sport Psychological Assistance

By Laura M Miele Ph.D. on September 13, 2016 in The Whole Athlete
Professional athletes and the stigma of psychological assistance to elevate their game

On Being Practical

By Marty Nemko Ph.D. on September 12, 2016 in How To Do Life
An underrated way to live.

This Is Why Some People Are Always Late

If you’re always late, the culprit may be your internal clock. These tips, based on new time-estimation research, will help you be on time.

The #1 Shortcut to Greater Productivity

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on September 07, 2016 in Feeling It
Why Adderall and other stimulants backfire for productivity—and what to do instead

Setting up the Family for a Successful School Year

By Shimi Kang M.D. on September 06, 2016 in The Dolphin Way
With the end of summer and start of school, for many parents life can be a juggling act. Here are 3 science-based strategies to stay on track with your family's goals this year!

Happy New Year! (For Students, at Least)

By Amy Green M.A., C.C.C. on September 05, 2016 in Psy-curious
Along with the chillier weather and pumpkin spice lattes, September is a time of new beginnings for students. A few strategies can help keep the accompanying stress at bay.

The Man Who was a Very Good Cook

Ever wonder what it is like to be a conscientious physician trying to practice medicine in contemporary America?

How to Get the Deepest Rest of All

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D. on August 31, 2016 in Feeling It
Many of us are tired or burned out, here's how to restore ourselves for good.

Are You Being Bullied in the Workplace?

Bullying in the workplace is more common than you may think. It can have very serious consequences for both the employee and the employer.
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When Work Can Be Damaging To Your Health

Companies should, through well-trained managers, pay attention to the behavior of their employees.

Should We Limit What We Take on as We Near Death?

By Paul Ekman Ph.D. on August 11, 2016 in Face It!
We will all age and we all will die; we just don’t know when or how. Does that matter? How should we spend our remaining days?
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Are You a People Pleaser?

People often ask me what the secret to happiness is. My response is that the most important thing for happiness is living truthfully.

The (Script) Doctor Will See You Now

By John Munder Ross Ph.D. on August 03, 2016 in The Talking Cure
The only way to get around writer's block is to grapple with the resonances and/or symbolic meanings of the characters and events on the page.

Board Structure and Your Effectiveness.

Does your job involve the board of directors? Ask these three questions.

Career Question: "How Can I Get into Management?"

By Victor Lipman on July 18, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
A frustrated reader would like a faster career track. Following is practical counsel for anyone seeking a management role.

The Powerful Psychology Behind Cleanliness

Organization is a topic that's sweeping the internet. What is it about cleanliness that makes us feel so good? Here's a look at the science behind our need to be tidy.

Automation Takes Jobs and Universal Basic Income Might Help

Artificial intelligence, robotics, and the rise of freelance or "gig" economy, is eliminating millions of jobs and we need a Universal Basic Income to deal with it.

Happiness is a Choice (And a Pretty Smart One)

Stop the happiness myths from holding your happiness back. Let these three happiness lessons give you an immediate "how" to happiness.

Big Projects, Big Mood Swings

Learn why we bounce between optimism and pessimism while working on large projects. And discover 6 ways to deal with these mood swings.

How Wonder Plays a Key Role in Collaboration

By Jeffrey Davis M.A. on June 29, 2016 in Tracking Wonder
Creative professionals often think they must suffer their projects alone. They’re often mistaken. Collaboration is essential for creative productivity and innovation.

Why the Millennial Mindset Matters to Management

By Victor Lipman on June 25, 2016 in Mind of the Manager
Millennials have “more permission to advocate for ourselves, rather than to silently comply with whatever directives are handed down.” What are the management implications?

Could Your Brain Store All the Information on the Web?

By William R. Klemm Ph.D. on June 24, 2016 in Memory Medic
Just what is your learning capacity? Why aren't you achieving it?

One Easy Way to Get Better Sleep

If you are having difficulty getting to sleep, staying asleep, and/or sleeping well, here is one easy thing you can do to get some relief.

10 Real Risks of Multitasking, to Mind and Body

By Guy Winch Ph.D. on June 22, 2016 in The Squeaky Wheel
Multitasking has become such a regular part of our lives that most of us believe we can do it well, and few would imagine it was actually dangerous.