productivity

4 Productivity Tools that Produce the Best Results

There is no shortage of timers, calendars, to-do lists, apps and journals promising to revolutionise your time management and boost your productivity sky high, but how do you know which ones work?

In the coming weeks we’ll be sharing our favourite productivity tools with you - the high tech and the low tech - but today we thought we’d start where we like to start things here at Potential HQ, from first principles.

Any tool is only as good as your understanding of why it works and most of the productivity tools available today are based on one of the following methods, shown to get the best results.

5 Must Read Books to Boost Your Productivity and Performance

Getting to grips with your mind to boost your productivity and well being is our theme for the month here at Potential Psychology.

To make sure I was up-to-date on the latest research on how our mind affects our productivity - and happiness - I turned to the experts.

Here are the latest books in my reading pile.

Working From Home: It's Great for You and For Business

A company from Singapore conducted a two year study in which half of the staff worked from home for four days a week while the other half came into the office five days a week. The results showed an overall increase in productivity equivalent to approximately one workday. It also revealed that work from home employees tend to stay in their jobs longer and they're happier.

6 Fascinating Podcasts Exploring Human Behaviour

Does your personality change over time?

Why are some people panicked by certain sounds?

Where do gender differences really come from?

If you're keen to discover the answers to these and many other thought-provoking questions, it's time to tune in to some of the fascinating podcasts that explore human behaviour.

How To Use Your Brain to Make 2018 Outstanding

Do you plan for a new year? Or for January alone?

There’s a structure in the human brain about the size of a brussels sprout. It’s called the lateral frontal pole and it’s uniquely human*. It gives us a super power that no other creature has. It allows us to plan into the future, be flexible in our decision making and to learn from our past experience.

The New Year is the perfect time to put your lateral frontal pole to use. Many of us start the year with a sense of something new that we want to achieve. Get fit. Find a new job. Save money.