How to Apply the KonMari Method to Your Workday

 

Have you checked out Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, or watched her new Netflix show of the same name? The success of her “KonMari” method highlights the extreme overwhelm people feel as a result of an overly cluttered life.

 

In the show, Marie offers resources that help people simplify their homes and our personal lives. However, the conversation doesn’t go far beyond tossing out physical items that no longer bring us joy or taking trips to The Container Store.

 

The anxiety-inducing weight many people feel from collecting excess stuff is similar to the overwhelm caused by work overload, too. Countless emails (not with SaneBox, though!), meetings, Slack messages, and constant office distractions leave us wiped out at the end of the way, wondering what we actually achieved.

10 Ways to Work Smarter in 2019

 

Is 2019 going to be the year you take it a few steps further in your career? We could all use some advice on how to navigate the workplace and take control of our careers – and not just slog through the day counting down the minutes until quitting time. Here are 10 ways to improve your skills both in the office and in your personal life. Cheers to making 2019 your best career year yet!

Brain Hacking: 7 Simple Ways to Invigorate Your Productivity and Focus

Guest posted by Elijah Vieau

 

There have been some major waves in the last decade around the topic of hacking your brain for optimal neurological performance. Some doctors and scientists even claim that brain hacking is at the frontier of mental illness treatment, with recent connections being made between certain mental disorders and specific brain circuits.

 

Yay science, right?

 

But what about those of us (myself included) who can feel overwhelmed by the basic concept of being productive? Or those who can’t seem to focus for more than five minutes at a time without tapping that Instagram icon and scrolling aimlessly?

SaneBox & Partners present Productivity Gold for 2019 ($200+ in savings)

 

SaneBox has teamed up with Todoist, 1Password, Droplr, and many more to bring you Productivity Gold, just in time for the new year. It’s the ultimate bundle for making 2019 your most high-performing, creative, and motivated year yet. It includes over $200 in savings and subscriptions from premium productivity services at deep discounts.

5 Inspiring, Powerful Books for Women in Tech

 

The Tech Industry may statistically be a boys club, but women in tech are becoming more prevalent and getting more of their share in the booming industry. However, there’s still a daunting mountain to climb of incorporating more women’s voices in male-dominated companies.

 

For some context, 57 percent of jobs in the 2017 U.S. workforce are held by women, and 26 percent of tech jobs in the 2017 U.S. workforce were held by women, according to the Department of Labor. However, According to TechCrunch, 74% of young girls expressed interest in STEM and computer science, and only 18% of women hold computer science degrees — a disparity industry leaders should be concerned about.

Should Answering Emails After Hours be Illegal?

Study finds boundless workplace expectations leads to stress, anxiety

 

 

Wireless internet emancipated us from the doldrums of office space.

 

If there’s Wi-Fi, an “office” is now simply wherever you are: a coffeehouse, an airport terminal or within the cozy walls of your home. While the choice to work anywhere led to a new age of workplace freedom, along with it came the unfortunate ability of always being available.

7 Important Podcasts Every Woman Entrepreneur Needs to Know

 

It’s never been a more exciting time to be a woman entrepreneur. More and more inspiring women are rising to the ranks of thought leaders in business and tech.

 

In the past two decades, the United States has seen an increase of 114% more woman-owned firms. Women are also more likely to start a small business than men, according to a study by SCORE that found 47% of female respondents started new companies compared to 44% of male respondents. For even more scope, 2017 had 11.6 million women-owned businesses, employing about 9 million people and generating $1.7 trillion in revenue, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data.