Doing a mindful productivity audit: 10 questions to improve your mental health while being productive
I've recently joined Ness Labs' Mindful Productivity Challenge to learn how to be more productive while taking care of my mental health and avoiding burning out. The challenge is simple: Every day, we learn about one new strategy and do a short exercise to put it into practice. On the
It's time to ditch our to-do lists. We're bad at estimating how long it takes to complete a task. As a result, we fill our to-do lists to the brim and feel bad for not completing them at the end of the day. To-do lists are great for determining what
Hey friends, I just wanted to share an amazing post from Derek Sivers that I read today. I used to have too many pets. Each time I adopted one, I was fully in love. I was enamored with the potential. Each new pet was meant to be my constant companion.
Every Sunday, I plan my upcoming week. I use Google Calendar for this so I can refer to it on any device and get notifications. Planning my week might take lots of time, but the time spent has a high return on investment considering how much you get done. It
Do you struggle to start your tasks? You know you should do it, and you know that there will be consequences if you don't do it, yet you still end up putting it off and going to Netflix instead. The truth is, completing your tasks doesn't feel as good in
How do you make time for your side projects? If you were to ask someone why they haven't started working on something they love, most of them would say, "I don't have time". But is that really true? We all have downtimes throughout our day, don't we? Why not use
We're too obsessed with doing more these days that it's doing us more harm than good. We try to squeeze out as many things as possible that we forget to rest in hopes of being productive. The irony is that the more exhausted you are, the more prone you are
2021 hasn't exactly been the year I had hoped for. Going into 2021, I was hoping for better learning opportunities. I was hoping to go into the wards and learn clinical medicine. I was hoping to improve my fitness. I was hoping to write as many words as I possibly
Want to upgrade your to-do list? Try telling yourself that "you might" do the task instead of "you will". This is called the Willpower Paradox, the phenomenon where we benefit by being speculative on our goals. Research shows that people using interrogative self-talk such as "Will I?" and "I might"
Need a simple, fast and easy journaling practice? Try out 5 Minute Journaling. This is a simple practice that you can use to prioritise your days and to practise gratitude. It only takes 5 minutes in the morning and evening! We all know journaling is good for us, but not