Tips & Tools

HAPPY 11/11 Y'ALL: Eleven tools to celebrate with!

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We're pretty excited about celebrating our first 11/11 with you all! To celebrate, Paloma made her first ever internet video (her first everrrrrr!!!!) where in 6 minutes she shares: The answer to the question she gets asked the most: "What's your favorite tool?" Via eleven answers Via a giveaway so you can try these amazing little tools out for yourself.   After watching the video, comment on our instagram post with which 3 tools you'd love to try out -- we only have 5 of each to give away so post soon!  Caveat: You must be able to pick up your gift bag (full of tools) at one...

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HABIT TRACKER

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HABIT TRACKER

As promised...this month's freebie: The Habit Tracker!  You can download it here, and get started on a new habit journey today. Read below for more info on the science behind the tracker, plus some tips and examples on how to set yourself up for habit success.  TIP #1: ONE AT A TIME Our first tip is to start with one habit at a time. The science: Habits are really just neural freeways our brain has built over time, they help our brain be efficient -- so dismantling a habit and starting from scratch makes our brain feel like we're forcing it to take the slow-ass...

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QUICK-TIP FRIDAY: HALFALOGUE

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QUICK-TIP FRIDAY: HALFALOGUE

Want to be a productivity hero?  Do this one small thing to increase productivity and calm for those around you: Don't take calls around them! Halfalogue is when you can only hear half a conversation, such as when you're at a coffee shop and someone is talking on the phone next to you. Researchers have found that being around halfalogue impacts our memory and reduces our cognitive performance. In one study, participants did three times worse on an attention game when they had to listen to someone talking on the phone. Interestingly, this wasn't the case when there were other...

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GOAL TRACKING

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GOAL TRACKING

Our Goal Trackers are based on the science of goal achievement and motivation. Read below to learn more about the psychology of each section and examples for how to use it towards your own goals.   #1: What's your goal? This one is easy -- write down your goal as specifically as you can, for example, do you want to learn a new skill? Save up for a car? Get that passion project going? Hell, even just clean out your fridge or get 15 minutes of exercise every day? Whatever it is, big or small, write it down. Research shows that writing...

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FIGHT PROCRASTINATION with MICROTASKING

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FIGHT PROCRASTINATION with MICROTASKING

WHAT IS UP WITH PROCRASTINATION? Well, from a habit perspective, we find that humans tend to procrastinate on tasks that fall into one of three categories: (1) Tasks they find boring or unpleasant, (2) Tasks they find overwhelming or (3) Tasks that they (unconsciously or otherwise) are concerned they'll fail at. In a future post, we'll go over methods to tackle the first and third category, but first, let's discuss a myth that gets in the way of addressing all three categories.  WILLPOWER: A pesky myth about procrastination is that it's simply an issue of willpower. Some people are better are...

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