The items you keep on your desk affect your work performance. Experts say that clutter is extremely distracting and can ruin your focus.
Our brains appreciate order, and constant visual reminders from a disorganized space deplete our cognitive resources, decreasing our ability to focus. The visual disturbance of clutter heightens cognitive overload and can lower our working memory. A UCLA study found that when we’re around clutter, our cortisol levels rise, increasing our stress levels due to sensory overload.
We all know that feeling of being busy all the time. You know how it is—no matter whether we have 10 or 10,000 things to do—when your superior or coworker asks for a favor at work, it’s hard to say no (not impossible).
The truth is that most of us have found comfort in being busy. It’s tempting to be the “busiest person” in the office. It feels like success. But here’s the thing: You’ve misunderstood the meaning of SUCCESS. Being more successful at work is also a matter of being productive with your time rather than just being busy.
We’re midway through 2019 – how are you doing with those goals you set at the beginning of the year? If you need an extra push to be productive, look no further than our new Productivity Gold Bundle!
SaneBox has teamed up with innovative apps including Todoist, Encrypt.me, 1Password, and more to provide you with an essential, modern-day productivity suite, helping you be your most efficient while streamlining your workflow.
Guest post from the team at Cogsworth
You have limited time on this earth. Using it wisely means not wasting time on scheduling or in wasteful meetings. Think about these tips:
Summertime is in full swing. You could choose to spend the majority of these warm sunshine-filled days with cocktails by the pool, breezy rooftop hangs, and countless beach trips.
Or – you could make it count and make some serious headway on your goals.
We’re not saying that the summer season should be devoid of any fun – go out and enjoy the sunshine, of course! We are arguing, however, that summer is the perfect time to explore a new challenge, learn a new skill, or work on any goal you’d like to achieve, big or small.
Cold emailing is a difficult communication method to pull off, for a couple of reasons. You don’t have a relationship with the receiver yet, and you lack non-verbal reactions in real-time, which means you can’t adjust your approach. This results in most cold emails failing.
However, there are a few tricks to get them to succeed. (By the way, in this article, we are covering how to contact an individual, not how to send sales emails). Whether you’re looking to pitch a story to an editor, land a job, or even get the attention of an investor, cold emailing can work in your favor. Here are our tips on how to reach out to strangers effectively and respectfully for a better chance of a response.
As unfortunate as the statistics are, the tech industry is still a man’s world – which is why it’s more important than ever to find a support system. The following organizations and businesses offer community, support, mentorship, events, and more for women at any stage in their tech career.