Schedule Easy, Small Tasks as Work Breaks: Productivity Tip from Erin McKean

Takeaway: Interruptions can boost your creativity if you schedule them at the right times.  Erin McKean, the founder of the online dictionary Wordnik, interrupts her schedule with small, easy tasks in order to increase her productivity. What’s the science behind “productive” distractions? Dr. Shelley Carson of Harvard University discovered that focusing on a problem limits creativity because you become more…

Data-based Meditation Tips

Scientific studies show that meditation can improve your creativity, reduce stress, improve your cardiovascular health and even positively change the physical structure of your brain.  Here’s a collection of tips & research to help you build a meditation habit.  In our meditation research, 75% said meditation improved their focus at work.#liftchat April 3, 2013 Data-based Tips & Research Lift Data Insights: Why you should start…

v0.1 Goal Tracking by Mail

For the first time ever, we’re offering Goal Tracking by Mail. You can capture your progress toward Lift goals by filling out a simple paper star chart and sending it in to Lift HQ.  Follow the instructions at the bottom of this post to learn how to use this feature. Continue reading for some background on…

Meditation Habits of Lift Users

Read Lift’s How to Meditate guide for more tips and free guided meditations. We’ve received a lot of questions about how, exactly, one should meditate since launching the March Meditation Challenge. We asked Lifters in the Meditate habit to share the techniques they use. Time of Day Rise and shine, most people on Lift meditate in the…

Infographic: Your Goals in 2013

At Lift, we’re looking for ways to help you achieve your goals by breaking them down into simple habits that you can track. There’s no better time to reflect on your goals and your plans to meet them than at the turn of the year. When we surveyed 1,500 of you in December, we learned…

Funding to Lift Human Potential

How do you build a universal motivational tool? With a lot of help. Jon and I work extremely hard to find experts to support the Lift mission and who live in the spirit of incremental improvement each and every day. To that end, we’re extremely pleased to announce that Lift has closed a Series A…

Release Notes: 1.1.2

We’ve just released a new update to our Lift app which makes for more compelling activity feeds and gives progress summaries which do a better job of highlighting accomplishments like streaks. Download it from the App Store. With each release, we also include release notes explaining the thinking behind the update. Those are below. Every…