This simple mental diagram can help you discover your ultimate goal in life

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when you seem to have too many goals—and having conflicting or competing goal undermines your ability to achieve any of them. If you feel like you're being pulled in all directions, you need to take time to reflect on what matters most to you and prioritize your goals. Here Ruth Umoh shares University of Pennsylvania psychology professor Angela Duckworth's technique for establishing your priorities, identifying your top-level goal and making the right decisions to e...
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5 simple things you should do every Sunday night to prepare for the week ahead

A little bit of preparation can go a long way. Taking some time on Sunday to prepare for the week ahead not only makes Monday mornings much easier, it can make your entire week more productive. While most people think of Sunday evening as their last chance to relax before heading back to work in the morning, thinking of it as the first chance to prepare for the week puts you in a productive mindset already. So, instead of dreading an overwhelming Monday morning back at work you'll be ready ...
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The benefits of being unproductive

There's nothing wrong with having goals, plans or lists; crossing completed items off your list gives you a sense of achievement and makes you feel good. When it's your number one priority however, productivity becomes a measure of self-worth and you may fee guilty or anxious whenever you have a day that doesn't feel productive. Here Matthew Hughes explores the difference between activity and productivity, how to resist the "always-on" mentality to achieve a healthy balance between work and down...
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7 ways to write better action items

When it comes to boosting productivity, some people prefer allocating tasks to their calendar while others swear by well-organized to-do lists. And despite a plethora of time- and task-management apps, there are those who champion handwritten notes as the key to being highly productive. Whichever method you use, it can seem that the more you plan and organize your tasks the less you actually accomplish. And the culprit may be the "poorly formulated action items" on your list, says business ...
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