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How to Use a Productive Mood Anchor to Start Your Day Right And How to Stay Productive With An Irregular Schedule [Best Reads]

Every week, I come across insightful posts about behaviour change that affect health, wealth, and productivity.

At the end of the week (on Fridays), I share ten of the best posts at the intersection of personal development, psychology, technology, and productivity with my Postanly Weekly subscribers.

I handpick some of the best long reads across the web that are almost as good as reading a book. Shorter than a book but equally valuable.

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How to Use a Productive Mood Anchor to Start Your Day Right| Medium

Routines are the foundation of a successful day. You do not only eat, brush your teeth or sleep routinely, you also work within a schedule that works for you and makes you perform at your best. Routines can improve your overall health, wealth…

How to Stay Productive With An Irregular (Even Unpredictable) Schedule | Trello Blog

There’s a lot of content out there about productivity. You can find tips like turning off alerts, tackling tasks in batches, and writing out a physical to-do list everywhere. The vast majority of that advice arises with the traditional workday in mind…

The Adult Brain Does Grow New Neurons After All, Study Says | Scientific American

For decades, scientists have debated whether the birth of new neurons — called neurogenesis — was possible in an area of the brain that is responsible for learning, memory and mood regulation. A growing body of research suggested they could…

Why You Procrastinate (It Has Nothing to Do With Self-Control) | New York Times

If you’ve ever put off an important task by, say, alphabetizing your spice drawer, you know it wouldn’t be fair to describe yourself as lazy. After all, alphabetizing requires focus and effort — and hey, maybe you even went the extra mile to wipe down…

How to Get Through an Extremely Busy Time at Work | HBR

You’re an accountant deep in tax season, a junior doctor in residency, or an entrepreneur juggling a startup and an actual baby. Many of us go through seasons of life when we have very little personal time. Others may be committed to jobs…

Why “Doing Nothing” Is the Best Self-Care for the Internet Era | GQ

The uptick in the personal growth market is telling: In our current moment, people feel anxious and unmoored, and seem to be desperately seeking the cure-all that self-help books so often promise to deliver. Odell is not interested in telling you…

11 Secrets That Will Make You More Secure On The Internet | Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Hacked accounts in the news. Endless robocalls. Online ads that eerily seem to read your mind. Do I hear Alexa and Siri gossiping about your secrets? It almost feels like paranoia is a totally appropriate reaction.

13 Steps Toward Finding Yourself — Which Isn’t Your Average Game of Hide-And-Seek | Well And Good

At a certain point in life, you may feel as though it’s time to have a solid grasp on who you are and what makes you, well, you. But that’s quite the process (and one that’s easier said than done) because finding yourself requires time and patience.

How to Read The News Like a Scientist | TED Ideas

In our daily reading, we encounter all kinds of claims. Depending on the news story and the week, Chinese imports, coffee, large-cap stocks, snacking, and eggs should be embraced — or they should be avoided altogether.

Extreme Loneliness or The Perfect Balance? How to Work From Home And Stay Healthy | The Guardian

Working alone may mean greater flexibility and fewer interruptions, but it is in those small interactions with colleagues — where people become multifaceted, as opposed to the flattened, disembodied personas of online avatars…

Until Next Week,
Thomas, Curator at Postanly Weekly