Experiment with New Habits Regularly: Productivity Tip from Buster Benson

Takeaway: Experimentation is the best (and only) way to learn what habits make you more productive.  The godfather of behavior change apps Buster Benson learned a lot when building quantified self startups like 43 Things, Health Month and 750 Words. He discovered his most productive habit, writing, by trying new habits until he found the productivity hack that worked best for…

Hack the Science of Behavior Change: Productivity Tip from Marshall Kirkpatrick

Takeaway: If you know the first principles of behavior change, you’ll have the knowledge (aka superpower) to change or build any habit.  Marshall Kirkpatrick, founder and CEO of Littlebird, went further than most people do when building habits: he learned the science behind how our body and brain create new behaviors. He picked up some of…

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…