Posts tagged productivity

Can Music Help You Focus?

It might seem like the world is divided into those who can’t listen to music while working, and those who can’t work without listening to music. For every person who nods along with earphones plugged in, there seems to be one who complains, “Excuse me, could you turn down the volume?” One group swears that listening to music improves focus and boosts productivity. The opposing…

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How to Organize Your Life With the Bullet Journal Method

Have you ever forgotten an important appointment because you wrote it down in the wrong place? Or maybe you had a really great idea, slapped it hastily on a sticky note, and then threw that note away thinking it was garbage a few days later. We’ve all failed to plan our days properly from time to time, but what if it was because our planners…

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How to Stop Procrastinating Until the Last Minute

Have you ever taken a 5-minute break from studying for an exam, only to wonder an hour later how you ended up watching a video about raccoons chasing a cat around a dumpster? Procrastination can sneak up on you and is a tough habit to break. Maybe you’ve even procrastinated while searching for ways to stop procrastinating! The key to winning this daily battle is,…

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Have you ever been so caught up in an activity that you lost all sense of time? Maybe you were reading an amazing book or working on a passion project when, suddenly, the day was over? During moments like these, you’re focused on what’s in front of you, at the exclusion of everything else. Your productivity and enjoyment spike and you feel “in the zone.”…

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Fabulous Uncovers: Does Being Forgetful Make You a Smart Person?

You’re running late for work. Despite all your evening preparation, you still find yourself scrambling out the door… because you forgot where you put your car keys! It’s moments like these that we don’t feel like a particularly smart person. With all the complex things we can remember to do like pay taxes and drive, how can we possibly forget things like where our keys…

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Can Working from Home Help Your Work-Life Balance?

Your alarm rings first thing in the morning, before the sun even comes up. You’re filled with the same dread you feel every morning: The dread that comes with knowing you’ll have to get out of bed, put on some big kid clothes, and head out to work. Who hasn’t fantasized about working from home, also called telecommuting, during these moments? What greater joy could…

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Going Back to School? The 5 Tools You Need To Get Ready

The school buses are revving up and the last days of summer are fading. Back to School season is in full swing, whether we’re ready or not. While I’m sure many of our Fabulous users have been planning and organizing for weeks now, others going back to school might not be quite as prepared. For whatever reason, if you feel like you’ve been floundering through…

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Ants and Idle Time: A Productivity Lesson from the Insect World

Have you ever heard the phrase “too many cooks in the kitchen”? It’s an expression that means a workspace has become overcrowded with too many people trying to work. This can lead to a gridlock as people fight for space and resources and, ultimately, kill the productivity of the group. And apparently, not only have ants figured this out as well, they even developed a…

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Why The Best To-Do List App Will Never Work

To-do lists can be one of the most powerful tools in our productivity arsenal. Not only are they good for keeping track of our daily tasks, having a written record of serves as both a reminder and a form of commitment. Plus, there are few things more satisfying than checking something off a to-do list! The Fabulous app has a number of productivity tools embedded…

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