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6 Scientific Tactics to Stop Procrastinating. Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. Given the fact that this is blog is for the self-employed and online freelancers, it’s a bit surprising to me that some of our most popular posts have been on being more productive and staying disciplined. I have to assume that most of us who work from our computers have some of the worst cases of procrastination of all!

It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited amount of alternatives to doing our work. Since that’s the case, what are some proven ways to combat procrastination? Let’s take a look! 1.) Learn to Pre-Commit What’s the deal with ‘cramming’? The crazy thing is, although cramming is far from optimal in terms of the quality of work that is produced, it is quite useful in getting a fire lit under our asses, isn’t it? According to a study on procrastination, this last minute hoorah is inspired by the fact that there is no way out.

I rest my case! 2.) 3.) 4.) 5.) 6.) Not good! How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the "2-Minute Rule" How to Overcome Procrastination Using Self Talk. Edit Article Edited by Luciano Passuello, Krystle, Sondra C, Garshepp and 20 others We talk to ourselves all the time in our minds. Even when we're not paying attention, these relentless mental debates deeply influence our feelings and, ultimately, our behaviours and actions..

The good news is that if you can become aware of these mental dialogues, notice the patterns, and turn them into productive statements, then you are empowered to overcome many unwelcome feelings and behaviors. Let’s see how this can help us when it comes to procrastination. Ad Steps 1Recognize the procrastinator's motto. 9Rephrase your internal dialog. Tips You can also provide yourself with an extra measure of motivation by using the Best Me Technique of self-hypnosis to pre-experience the rewards of a long-term goal, thereby reducing or eliminating the need for "will power. " 8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster and Remember More. You go to the gym to train your muscles. You run outside or go for hikes to train your endurance. Or, maybe you do neither of those, but still wish you exercised more.

Well, here is how to train one of the most important parts of your body: your brain. When you train your brain, you will: Avoid embarrassing situations: you remember his face, but what was his name? So how do you train your brain to learn faster and remember more? 1. Twyla Tharp, a NYC-based renowned choreographer has come up with the following memory workout: when she watches one of her performances, she tries to remember the first twelve to fourteen corrections she wants to discuss with her cast without writing them down. The practice of both remembering events or things and then discussing them with others has actually been supported by brain fitness studies. What is the simplest way to help yourself remember what you see? For example, say you just met someone new. “Hi, my name is George” 2.

Say you are a procrastinator. How to Memorize Things Quickly. People like to joke that the only thing you really “learn” in school is how to memorize. As it turns out, that’s not even the case for most of us. If you go around the room and ask a handful of people how to memorize things quickly, most of them will probably tell you repetition. That is so far from the truth, it’s running for office. If you want to memorize something quickly and thoroughly, repetition won’t cut it; however, recalling something will. The problem is that recalling something requires learning, and we all learn in different ways. Below are some universal steps to mastering the art of recalling so that you can start memorizing a ton of data in a short amount of time. Before we start, you need to establish something: are you an auditory, visual, or experiential learner? Step 1: Preparation To optimize your memorization session, pay close attention to which environment you choose.

Next, start drinking some tea. Step 2: Record What You’re Memorizing Step 3: Write Everything Down. The 22 Best TED Talks for Fitness, Health, and Happiness Inspiration. If you have access to the Internet, you’ve likely seen one: We’re talking about TED Talks. These live-recorded videos are inspirational life lessons from experts in fields from architecture to cardiology and everywhere in between brought (for free) to Internet audiences by TED, a non-profit dedicated to “Ideas Worth Spreading.”

There are now thousands of “Talks” on the site — mid-sized videos each with its own “ah-ha!” Message or insight. But with so much inspiring to be had, where do you even start looking for innovative talks on fitness, health, and happiness? To help curate this free, digital resource, Greatist selected 22 Ted Talks that offer something simple and motivating to apply to everyday life. Whether you want to push your workout limits, eat less meat, or stop wasting time at work, these videos can act as starting points for your next small step in the right direction. Fitness 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. John Wooden knows what it means to win. 7. Health 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. Happiness. 10 Instant Emotional Fitness Tools. When things get out of control and you momentarily lose your emotional balance, there are any number of little things you can do to regain it.

Here are ten tools to help get you started. 1. Wash your hands and face and brush your teeth. It cools and cleans the parts of your body that you use most frequently, which is relaxing, and gives you that "fresh start" feeling. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. None of these tasks has to be uncomfortable or take you much time. Dr. 22 Things Happy People Do Differently | Successify!

This article is from Chiara Fucarino. Enjoy! Disclaimer: This article is not intended to address those with clinical depression or other mental illnesses. There are two types of people in the world: those who choose to be happy, and those who choose to be unhappy. Contrary to popular belief, happiness doesn’t come from fame, fortune, other people, or material possessions. The question is: how do they do that? It’s quite simple. 1. Happy people understand that it’s better to forgive and forget than to let their negative feelings crowd out their positive feelings. 2. Did you know that it has been scientifically proven that being kind makes you happier? 3. The word “problem” is never part of a happy person’s vocabulary. 4. There’s a popular saying that goes something like this: “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.” 5. 6.

Happy people ask themselves, “Will this problem matter a year from now?” 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.