Topic: productivity

5 Ways To Make Your Commute More Productive

5 Ways To Make Your Commute More Productive

My commute is about 40 minutes each way and includes an interesting bus ride and a train. Getting home at 7:00 p.m. limits the amount of time you have to get things done and get to bed at a reasonable hour. The average American spends 25 minutes commuting one way each day. This means, of Millennials who are employed, the majority spend at least four hours of their time on public transportation per week. More »

Why Relaxation Is The New Stress

Why Relaxation Is The New Stress

I don’t mean to brag, but I’m pretty good at relaxing. Take this weekend, for example. On Friday, I worked until 6 or 7, and then I made a homemade pizza and caught up on Breaking Bad episodes with my husband. On Saturday I did a little work in the morning and then started reading a new book of short stories. On Sunday I played board games with some friends, and then went cross-country skiing. See? That’s primo relaxation stuff. And little did I know when I performed this master class in Taking It Easy, I was also increasing my productivity! More »

Why A Flexible Work Schedule Could Get You A Raise — Or Cost You One

Why A Flexible Work Schedule Could Get You A Raise â Or Cost You One

Advocates for flexible work schedules often point out all the benefits that employers gain from offering flex time to their employees: Employees with flex time work more hours. Flexible companies retain female workers, and everyone is happier overall. It’s a win-win, right? Not so fast, according to a new study that finds that you could be penalized for asking for a flexible work schedule. More »