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Productivity: All You Need To Know To Be Productive

What is productivity and how do you measure it? Some people think being productive has to do with how much time they spend working. Others base their productivity on how much money they make.

The topic of productivity is discussed in many areas of our lives, from business productivity to personal productivity. The articles below cite the newest research on this hot topic with a strong focus on productive habits, and why it’s so important to improve them. Learn how to adopt habits to get ahead of schedule and have more time for what you love.

Regardless of whether you want to learn how to be more productive at work, home, or in school, below you’ll find resources that can help. While it’s not clear whether productivity makes people more happy or if happiness makes people more productive, there is a connection. Would you feel better about yourself and your life if you accomplished more? If so you’ll want to read on.

Explore below for my best articles packed with productivity tools that work.

Top Articles on Productivity

How to Be Indistractable: Video by Nir Eyal

In this talk, I describe a new model for managing distraction — how to become "Indistractable." I'll write more on this topic in the coming months and I'm finishing a book with the same title. I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below. Also, please share...

Technology Is Not Hijacking Your Brain (video)

Some tech critics will have you believe that technology is "hijacking your brain" or that it's "irresistible." Not only is that not true, believing such nonsense is dangerous. In my recent talk at The Next Web conference, I discuss: The difference between...

Research Reveals How to Take a Better Break

Research Reveals How to Take a Better Break

Until recently, when I needed a break I’d grab my phone. Whether I was bored, mentally fatigued, or just wanting a pick-me-up, I felt relief checking the news, Facebook, or Instagram. However, new research suggests there are good ways and not-so-good ways to spend our...

How to Clear Your Computer of Focus-Draining Distraction

By the looks of his laptop, Robbert Van Els could be mistaken for a secret agent. His screen is an explosion of urgent files — a master control center for managing clandestine operatives. The man of mystery persona is typified by a side-sliding sports car winding...

Un-Hooked: Increasing Focus in the Age of Distraction

I recently presented a new talk about how to manage digital distraction using the Hook Model. I hope you enjoy the brief video below.Also, I've been thinking of writing more on this topic. Let me know what you think. Is this an interesting topic? Do you struggle with...

Email Habits: How to Use Psychology to Regain Control

"You teach best what you most need to learn." - Richard Bach I don't usually write about personal and revealing matters, but recently I've noticed something I don't like about myself--I check email too often. This confession doesn't come easily, because, ironically, I...

Escape From Message Hell

We are caught in an endless cycle of messaging hell and the pattern is always the same. First, a new communication system is born -- take email or Facebook, for example. Ease-of-use helps the product gain wide adoption and reach a critical mass of users. And then...