productivity

Mind-wandering

The Negative Consequences of Mind-Wandering

By Melissa Eisler

With technology being more woven into the fabric of our lives, mindlessness – and its implications – is only increasing. What are the risks and what can you do about finding more presence?

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Detox-your-mind

10 Steps to Detox Your Mind

By Melissa Eisler

Just like when you go on a detox diet to flush out the toxins from your body, it’s also important to remove toxins from your mind. Mental and emotional toxins often go unnoticed, but they are just as harmful to your well-being. To learn how to detox your mind and reenergize yourself this spring, follow these steps.

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6 Behaviors That Stress You Out, and What to Do Instead

By Melissa Eisler

Once you’ve identified your unhealthy habits, how do you disconnect from them? Behavior change can be tricky. Learn about six of the most common behaviors that cause stress, and find out what to do when you catch yourself in the act.

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unfinished business

7 Steps for Finishing Unfinished Business

By Melissa Eisler

The incomplete tasks on your to-do list follow you around, yell at you, and stress you out. Follow these seven steps to cross off those items and find relief from the shackles of your to-do list.

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Burned out

Quiz: How Burned Out Are You?

By Melissa Eisler

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, but don’t know how to end the cycle of stress, you may be burned out. Take this mini quiz to find out where you are on the burnout scale – and get some ideas for what you can do about it to help you find more balance.

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react to stress

How to React to Stress in a Healthy Way

By Melissa Eisler

Let’s face it … there is no way to remove external stress from your life. But there are countless ways to manage your reaction to stress. Here are nine ways to respond to stress that will leave you feeling centered.

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Design your time

6-Step Plan to Design a Balanced Calendar

By Melissa Eisler

What is the cost of being so busy? If you find yourself drowning in a packed calendar and want to break the habit, follow these steps to tune into what matters most and design your time accordingly.

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concentration

7 Tips to Prepare Your Mind to Focus

By Melissa Eisler

Distractions derail you from tackling your to-do list. Here are seven ways to minimize the interruptions you encounter when you’re sitting down to concentrate so you can stay in the zone.

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Memory Boosting

15 Memory-Boosting Tricks to Help You Succeed and Stay Present

By Melissa Eisler

It’s easier to forget things when you are multi-tasking, and easier to commit things to memory when you are fully present. Because our modern world is full of distractions, it is increasingly important to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Here are 15 ways to improve your memory skills and keep your mind present.

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save you time and energy

13 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time and Energy

By Melissa Eisler

What would you give to work less, but actually accomplish the same amount of work? Here are some time-saving tools to reduce your hours at the office, but still be a productive rock star.

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Video: Why You Shouldn’t Tell Anyone Your New Year’s Goals

By Melissa Eisler

In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the research that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.

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Infographic: Your Start-to-Finish Most Effective Day

By Melissa Eisler

We all have the same 24 hours to spend every single day; it’s how you spend those hours that makes you successful in your pursuits … or not. Follow these steps to think faster, work smarter, and get more done in less time.

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slowing down

Podcast Pick: Can Slowing Down Make You More Creative?

By Melissa Eisler

Psychologist Adam Grant says slowing down — even procrastinating — can incite more creativity and original thinking. Check out his fascinating and hilarious story as he put his Type A personality to the test of procrastination and reveals how this “slowing down” works so well.

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Why are you so busy

Why Are You So Busy?

By Melissa Eisler

How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Here are 6 reasons why you might be so busy–with tips on how to clear some time for your favorite things.

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one mindful minute

How to Find Time to Meditate

By Melissa Eisler

Think you don’t have time to meditate? Think again. Follow this advice on how to prioritize meditation so it fits into your already-full calendar.

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