How to Only Do Things You Actually Want to Do

Can you remember the last time your to-do list was short enough to be, well, do-able? How about the last time you looked at your list and actually wanted to do everything on it?


Earlier this spring I started getting loads of requests for help managing too-long task lists, and so I published this process for organizing them. Ineffective task lists make us feel like we have too much to do in too little time, which makes us feel overwhelmed. Ironically, this makes us worse at planning and managing […]

More than 40 percent of adults polled say their job negatively affects their stress levels according to a new study conducted by NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Only half of the study’s 1,600 participants say their workplaces offer wellness and health-improvement programs and among workers who work more than 50 hours a week, more than half do some work while on vacation. In this hour, we discuss the poll’s findings and what can be done to reduce workplace stress.

Date: July 15, 2016
Appearance: Workplaces Do Poor Job of Promoting Wellness, Study Finds
Outlet: KQED Forum
Location: San Francisco, CA
Format: Radio

19 Ways to Reduce Workplace Stress

Are you like one of the 85% of working adults who rate their employers efforts to reduce stress as “fair” or “poor”?


A new poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health finds extraordinary levels of workplace stress, with only about half of workplaces offering wellness or stress-reduction programs. If your workplace is stressful and your employer isn’t helping, here are some things you can do for yourself: Stop […]