This week’s must-reads: The online ‘work gyms’ that help spur productivity

In my work as a behavioral designer, I come across important stories on how psychology influences our behavior. Every week, I share my round-up of the most important stories at the intersection of psychology, technology and business. I hope you enjoy them!

Email Management: How to Hack Back and Cure Inbox Insanity (NirAndFar) Email is the curse of the modern worker. The average office-dwelling professional receives a hundred messages per day.

Fed Up with Endless Gloom, Social-Media Users Are Pulling Back (Newsweek) Some people are rebelling against the onslaught of gloomy news on social media.

The online ‘work gyms’ that help spur productivity (BBC) Would remote ‘work gyms’ be the answer to getting your best work done?

The best way to exercise self-control is not to exercise it at all (Psyche) Self-control failures are a frequent and common occurrence of everyday life.

5 Ways to Build Resilience And Conquer Adversity (Mark Manson) Being resilient doesn’t mean feeling good all the time — it means you’re good with feeling bad sometimes.

How To Stay Focused When You’re Working From Home With Kids (Self Made Web Designer) Working from home with kids who are going to school in the room right next to you makes it very difficult to stay productive and focused.

Happy reading!

- Nir

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