This article covers a model called ‘Critical Mindset on Learning & Productivity’ that can easily be used to overcome any thinking problem that people have around learning and productivity.
Fixing the Fixed Mindset
It is important to understand the two different types of mindset that Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, talks about in her book appropriately named ‘Mindset’ – the fixed mindset and the growth mindset. Continue reading
This is the second part of our Productive Mothers series. Click here to read the first part: New Mothers and Productivity
Our journey began with lots of courage, nerves and joy. Our precious bundle has now bloomed into a happy child. As we wipe our tears and return home from the first day at school, we are met with silence. No voices. The good news is that this is only for a little time. Very soon, the noises will return home.
This silence is a blessing from Allah (glorified and exalted be He), as He wants us to use it productively. As that happy child grows up into an adult, we are left with more time in our hands, because we are not needed as much anymore.
So what can we do now to fill those minutes and hours in our day to continue on our path of becoming a truly productive mother? Continue reading
This is the second of a series of 7 articles on ‘Productive Thinking’. The series aims to address the challenges that Muslims face on many different levels when it comes to productivity. These levels include: the mental, emotional and physical levels. This series will tackle thinking and mindset on the mental level; negative emotions like anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, fear, etc., on the emotional level; and habits on the physical level. (Part 1)
This article covers a model called ‘3 Levels of Living’ that can easily be used to gauge the level of your productivity and apply in your day-to-day living for maximum productivity – going from ‘no productivity’ to ‘full productivity’.
Management guru Peter Drucker says that we can’t manage what we can’t measure. To be able to manage our productivity, we need a way of gauging where we’re at in terms of our pro-activity and productivity. Understanding and being able to see our life through this model of 3 Levels of Living will help us do that. Continue reading