Science-based resources on the pursuit of productivity. Learn how to overcome common barriers and dive into the research on doing deep, productive work.

Deep work

Deep Work: The Book, the Meaning & the Author

Have you ever experienced a working state characterized by heightened concentration, a flow-like state, and increased productivity? If so, then you engaged in ‘deep work’. [...]

Time Management

Time Management: 7 Techniques & 3 Tools to Help Clients

Effective time management does not come naturally. For that reason, time management books, techniques, and software are a dime a dozen. When guiding your busy [...]

Overcome perfectionism

How to Overcome Perfectionism: 15 Worksheets & Resources

While difficult to define, perfectionism can drive impossibly high standards and have dangerous consequences. Maintaining that flawless veneer can put your mental and physical wellbeing [...]


What Is Perfectionism According to Psychology? 7 Examples

At one time or another, haven’t we all sought perfection? A perfect score on a test, a flawless presentation, or the ultimate date. While aiming [...]

Psychology of Procrastination

Psychology of Procrastination: 10 Worksheets & Games (PDF)

Procrastination is an interesting concept in our culture. Perceptions of procrastination range from being the topic of jokes to being associated with mental illness (Svartdal, [...]

Improve cognitive health

How to Improve Cognitive Function: 6 Exercises & Tests

Cognitive health is increasingly recognized as a key component of overall health and wellness (Bart et al., 2018). As with other dimensions of health and [...]

Intrinsic Motivation in the Workplace

5+ Ways to Boost Intrinsic Motivation in the Workplace

Some years ago, I worked in a university library to help pay for my studies. I loved being surrounded by books and immensely enjoyed helping [...]

self-discipline exercises

17 Self-Discipline Exercises to Help Build Self-Control

Every day we deal with distractions, struggle to concentrate, and do our best not to procrastinate. Whether we’re trying to study for a test, lose [...]

19 Best Books on Self-Discipline and Self-Control

Self-discipline goes by many names – willpower, self-control, and self-regulation, to name a few. It helps us stay focused, deal adaptively with distractions, and accomplish [...]

how to measure flow

How to Measure Flow with Scales and Questionnaires

Someone who’s really caught up in what they are doing might say “I’m in the zone.” Positive psychologists use a similar term for this state: [...]