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For Optimal Work, Alternate Between Stress and Rest

For Optimal Work, Alternate Between Stress and Rest

I was listening to a podcast the other day on how to achieve peak performance in your work and personal life. The speaker said something simple but profound: for optimal work, alternate between stress and rest. Stress and Rest in the Gym The statement seemed simple,...
Offer Something of Value

Offer Something of Value

I was working on a paper the other day, and I invited a colleague of mine to be a co-author. She had some really good ideas and insights about the topic of the paper, and she added some things that I hadn’t thought about before. She made the paper better, and I...
Do Something With Your Bags

Do Something With Your Bags

It is easy to compare ourselves with others, which can make us feel bad. I have done this my whole life. When I played sports, I always compared myself to the guys who were better than me, and I was upset that I wasn’t as good. The same thing happened in school,...
Work First, Play Second

Work First, Play Second

When I was growing up, there was a simple rule I had to follow: Work first, play second. What this meant was that if I had homework or chores to do around the house, I had to get those finished first, and then I could play, relax, and have fun. This rule became a...
How Do You Eat an Elephant?

How Do You Eat an Elephant?

Do you struggle with making progress on big projects? I know this is tough for me. As a writer, I often have quite a few long-term projects going at any given time. Some of these projects take over a year to finish! I think there are two things about big projects that...
The 10-Minute Rule

The 10-Minute Rule

I have a guideline for my graduate students that I have found helpful to implement in my own life as well. It’s called the 10-minute rule. The rule says that if you are working on a project, and you get stuck, you should spend about 10 minutes trying to figure out how...
The Problem with Task Switching

The Problem with Task Switching

If you want to maximize your efficiency, it’s a good idea to minimize the amount of time you spend task switching. What is task switching exactly? Task switching occurs when you shift your focus to something new. For example, let’s say you are working on a project at...
Nice Job… So Far

Nice Job… So Far

At different points in my life, I have used P90x to get into shape. Even though I mostly do CrossFit now, I still enjoy P90x for a change of pace. One of the things I love most about P90x is that Tony Horton provides an endless supply of cheesy sayings. I have done...
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