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All of the crazy productivity experiments I’ve conducted on myself so far.

 

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The very best experiments, interviews, and articles I’ve published for AYOP so far.

 

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Productivity Experiments

My Final Productivity Experiment: Living Ultra-Productively for Two Weeks

My Final Productivity Experiment: Living Ultra-Productively for Two Weeks

For my final productivity experiment, I’m taking all of the incredible productivity lessons I’ve learned so far and living them all for two weeks.

by × April 16, 2014 ×

Productivity Experiments

The Productivity Experiment I Failed Miserably: Eating only “soylent” for a week

The Productivity Experiment I Failed Miserably: Eating only “soylent” for a week

Soylent is a powdered food substitute that supplies your body with all of its daily nutritional needs. I ate it exclusively for a week as a productivity experiment–here’s everything I learned.

by × April 15, 2014 ×

Productivity

The biggest productivity mistake people make

The biggest productivity mistake people make

The biggest mistake people make when they try to be productive: they try to do more things, instead of the right things.

by × April 9, 2014 ×

Technology

Power Nap iPhone App: The cure for waking up groggy after a nap

Power Nap iPhone App: The cure for waking up groggy after a nap

Power Nap will wake you up from your nap before you fall into a deep sleep (measuring your sleep phase through your iPhone’s accelerometer), so you don’t wake up groggy.

by × April 4, 2014 ×

Mindfulness & Meditation, Time Hacks

The simple secret to meditating (or doing anything) every day

The simple secret to meditating (or doing anything) every day

To meditate (or do anything) every day, shrink the length of a session until you no longer feel a mental resistance to it.

by × April 3, 2014 ×

Technology

Several email plugins that let you schedule sending email later

Several email plugins that let you schedule sending email later

To manage people’s expectations (e.g. that you don’t work past 5pm, or respond to email after work hours), install a send-it-later plugin for your email client.

by × April 2, 2014 ×

Interviews, Productivity

Here’s why you procrastinate, and 10 tactics that will help you stop

Here’s why you procrastinate, and 10 tactics that will help you stop

I recently interviewed Tim Pychyl, a world-renowned procrastination researcher, about why we procrastinate and what we can do to stop. Here’s why you procrastinate, and 10 tactics that will help you stop.

by × March 27, 2014 ×

Productivity Experiments

10 huge productivity lessons I learned working 90-hour weeks last month

10 huge productivity lessons I learned working 90-hour weeks last month

Here are the 10 biggest productivity lessons I learned working 90-hour weeks in February!

by × March 21, 2014 ×

Productivity Experiments

Experiment: The top 10 things I learned drinking only water for a month

Experiment: The top 10 things I learned drinking only water for a month

For the entire month of February I drank only water as a productivity experiment. Here are the top 10 things I learned.

by × March 13, 2014 ×
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