I’ve spent quite a long time working as an entrepreneur, but not all of that time has been productive. I’ve made many mistakes in the past and wasted a great deal of time as a consequence. However, I’ve learned some useful tricks over the years that have managed to cut down on wasted time while also reducing stress. If you apply these tips to your daily life, you should see positive results like I did!
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Written for EO by Don Scott, who applies 35 years’ experience in business and finance with a master’s degree in psychology to explore the path to meaningful change.
We equate being busy as being virtuous. When we’re maxed out, it feels safe. It must be productive. (Or is it?) It’s a badge of courage, honor or something …
I work with successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and founders who typically have one thing in common: They’re all slammed. People who are successful in their careers often arrive innocently at this sense of busy being best. Many of them grew up with hard-working parents who encouraged putting in the time to do your best.
The benefits of sleep can’t be overstated. “Good sleep guarantees wellbeing and mental health,” according to a study published on US National Library of Medicine. Indeed, sleep disorders are a significant factor in heart disease, with regular sleep rhythms and schedules being more important than sleep duration for your health. Sleep problems are also linked to metabolic syndrome and, thus, obesity.
A study published in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine concludes that, “insomnia and disturbed sleep…are associated with decreased job performance and productivity.”
Written for EO by Laurie Larson.
Good sleep and productivity go hand in hand.
Getting high-quality, restorative sleep each night is incredibly important to your overall health. If you’re regularly missing out on good sleep each night, you’re at risk of experiencing sleep deprivation and all the negative side effects that come along with it.
When you’re not getting deep rest, you become more susceptible to illnesses, you have trouble concentrating, and you become moody and short-tempered. And this is just the start of the problems that come along with sleep deprivation.
Written by David Tomás, co-founder of Cyberclick Group.
“Happiness” and “work” are two words that, when put together, may form an oxymoron to some people. Even so, I’ve learned over the years that being happy at work has a significant impact on the overall success of a company, and ensuring your employees are happy is the key to sustained prosperity.