10 Ways to Trick Your Brain Into Being More Productive, According to a Neuroscientist – Thrive Global


The paradox between the decline in productive work during the day and the feeling of being constantly overworked could boil down to your biology, UC Berkeley cognitive neuroscientist Sahar Yousef told the audience at Adobe’s 99U conference, which brought together creative experts in fields from virtual reality to interactive art. Yousef instead encourages people to mono-task, or even schedule intentional time to do one thing, called a “focus sprint.” To do a focus sprint, you must set aside a block of time to intentionally get a single task done, set a timer, and turn off all other notifications.

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