From Ice Cube’s “Today Was a Good Day,” we all learned what constituted a good day in his world. The rest of us, well, we probably won’t hit a triple double today (or do much of what else is in the song)… we’ll probably go to an office. And that’s okay, because that’s where “How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life” by Caroline Webb comes in.
Webb leverages behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience along with her own experiences, often delivered anecdotally, to give us step-by-step guidance that shows us how to set better priorities, make our time go further, overcome setbacks and better deal with those endless meetings, deluges of emails and conflicting priorities in a way that still leaves us with some energy for the things we really want to be doing.
We found many tips in the book useful for defining priorities, achieving better productivity, conducting critical thinking, maintaining relationships, staying resilient and having more energy. Also particularly appreciated was the chapter on elegantly saying no to distractions in order to be better able to focus on what’s most important. Most of us will never have enough hours in the day to accomplish everything, but Webb’s book will help when you’re overwhelmed, and want to get to that one thing that needs to be done, then methodically work your way down the list.
Learn more: “How to Have a Good Day: Harness the Power of Behavioral Science to Transform Your Working Life” by Caroline Webb
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