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Season 2:

The Science Behind Productivity- Dr. Sahar Yousef

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The Science Behind Productivity- Dr. Sahar Yousef

Episode Summary

As part of our response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re offering minisodes with tools, resources, and tips to help your work and business stay nimble. This week, we talk to productivity expert Dr. Sahar Yousef about how we can hack our biology to shake off our brain-fog and get more done.

Episode Notes

Feeling a little...unmotivated? You’re not alone. With most of us working from home, we've lost some of our best productivity tools, and we might not even know it. In this week's minisode, Dr. Sahar Yousef of UC Berkeley chats with us about why setting clear cognitive boundaries between "work" and "everything else" makes a difference when all our days feel kind of the same.

She shares insights on how we can recreate and reinvent go-mode triggers for the home: setting up rituals that prime our brains to focus, using calendars to hype ourselves up subconsciously, and why we should never work from the couch. She walks us through "focus sprints," her recipe for conquering your to-do list and producing results. She's even got something for the kids: she talks about how homeschoolers need triggers and transitions into schoolwork just as much as their high-achieving parents. It's time to put your phone in a drawer, close all those tabs, and get down to business.

Guest- Dr. Sahar Yousef - Website

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