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Five Best To-Do List Managers. 50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education. 50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education by Terry Heick Below are 50 ideas for a new education.

50 Crazy Ideas To Change Education

Finding Your Own Motivation. If you’re just starting out in your career, or you’re in the middle of changing careers, then one of the most important things you can do is to understand your own motivation.

Finding Your Own Motivation

Not just to accept the things that you’re told you should find motivating, whether they’re inspiring words or big cash bonuses, but what’s really important to you. It’ll help you strive harder, understand what motivates others, and find a path that can satisfy you.


The 4 Questions To Ask Yourself When Faced With A Difficult Decision In Life. I think we can all agree that life can be a real b*tch at times, as it puts us in situations that require us to make difficult decisions – decisions that, no matter what, would entail heartache, headache, or both.

The 4 Questions To Ask Yourself When Faced With A Difficult Decision In Life

Some of them require a true sacrifice, while others involve big risks. To help you deal with such trying moments in your life, here are four questions you could and should ask yourself before making the final decision. How to Measure Progress in Your Personal Goals: Daily, Weekly and Monthly. 5.1K Flares 5.1K Flares × Although there are some people who advocate for dropping all your goals or focusing on systems instead of goals, I’ve never managed to fully give up on setting goals for myself.

How to Measure Progress in Your Personal Goals: Daily, Weekly and Monthly

In fact, I just finished my monthly review today, where I looked at how well I did on the goals I set for myself last month and set some new ones for the month ahead. As I was doing this, I started to wonder whether I was doing myself any favors by reviewing my progress monthly. I had a look into the science of measuring progress towards your personal goals and how it affects your well-being, as well as some examples of ways to track your own progress.

The science of measuring progress towards personal goals Firstly, I found a couple of studies that found that improvements in well-being, satisfaction and happiness can come from making progress towards your personal goals. Try this and smile. Most of us associate smiling with being happy.

Try this and smile

But a smile is not just an expression of happiness; experts have shown that the very act of smiling can itself make us happier. The theory: When we smile, it doesn't end with the movement of our facial muscles into the familiar expression we all know. In fact, experts say that's just the start of it. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills. The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills.

Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills

You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills. 35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning. 35 Psychology-Based Critical Thinking Strategies.

35 Psychology-Based Learning Strategies For Deeper Learning

Meditation To Match Your Personality. We get it.

Meditation To Match Your Personality

Telling you to meditate is a whole lot easier said than done. Sure, research links it to all kinds of health benefits—stress relief, improved memory, and better blood sugar, to name a few—but that won’t do you much good if yourblood pressure spikes just thinking about sitting still for five minutes. A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology. By Maria Popova You’ll need pen, paper, and a silencer for cynicism.

A Simple Exercise to Increase Well-Being and Lower Depression from Martin Seligman, Founding Father of Positive Psychology

“When [a man] has fair health, a fair fortune, a tidy conscience and a complete exemption from embarrassing relatives,” Henry James wrote in his diary, “I suppose he is bound, in delicacy, to write himself happy.” More than a mere philosophical contemplation, however, James’s observation presages the findings of modern psychology in the quest to reverse-engineer the art-science of happiness. No one has addressed the eternal question of what begets happiness with more rigor and empirical dedication than Dr. Martin Seligman, founding father of Positive Psychology — a movement premised on countering the traditional “disease model” of psychology, which focuses on how to relieve suffering rather than how to amplify well-being. 10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers.

February, 2014 Social bookmarking is a new concept that has seen the light with the emergence of bookmarking services like the ones I cited below.Semantically speaking, ' social bookmarking' is made up of the the term " social " which is related to society and general interactions between people, and the verb " to bookmark " (used here as a gerund ending in ing) which has to do with recording and/or saving content for both later use and quick access.

10 Excellent Social Bookmarking Tools for Teachers

Weaving the semantic reference of the two words results in social bookmarking as we know it today : a collaborative and collective saving and sharing of web content.' Below are some of the best social bookmarking websites I would recommend to teachers and students. Have a look and let us know what you think of them on our Facebook page. 1- Diigo This is my favourite tool for socialbookmarking. 5 Ways to Offer Social Customer Service With Facebook. Are you answering customer concerns on Facebook? Is offering social customer service important for your business? How to Train Your Mind to Think Critically and Form Your Own Opinions.

4 steps to delivering really bad news - Ask Annie -Fortune Management. FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: I've been following your columns about promotions over the past year or so, and I finally got one. The trouble is, it comes with some nasty conditions. How to Manage Your Time - Welcome! Are you an overachieving chick? Do you want more fashion, lifestyle, and career advice? Please consider signing up for our newsletter or subscribing to our RSS feed. 25 Things You Need to Stop Wasting Time On. “Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that’s the stuff life is made of.” ―Benjamin Franklin This morning I received a thank you email from a reader named Hope.

10 Ways to Eliminate Isolation and Connect. Everything is worse when faced alone. Lousy leaders withdraw, build barriers, condone silos, and stifle relationships. Pulling away feels safe, but its destructive. An Antidote for Mindlessness. How To Develop Rich Thinking. Marks Blog: 4 Tactics for Success - SEALFIT. 5 Daily Productivity Practices To Reduce Stress and Get Things Done. The milliseconds of a choice - Watching your mind when it matters. This is actually a post about mindfulness, in reaction to Dan Hurley's article describing how contemporary applications of the ancient tradition of mindfulness meditation are being engaged in many more contexts than the initial emphasis on chilling out in the 1970s, and being employed for very practical purses such as mental resilience in a war zone.

It seems like to me that we are approaching a well defined technology of brain control whose brain basis is understood in some detail. I've done numerous posts on behavioral and brain correlates of mindfulness meditation (enter 'meditation' or 'mindfulness' in MindBlog's search box in the left column). For example, only four weeks of a mindfulness meditation regime emphasizing relaxation of different body parts correlates with increases in white matter (nerve tract) efficiency. Five brain shifts to become happier this winter, plus a few diet tips for improving your mood. How self-discipline shapes success. January 19, 2014 molly published this at 3:00 am Discipline is the difference between winning and losing; and success or failure.

Study examines meditation programs of psychological well-being (1/10/2014) Mindfulness meditation programs may help reduce anxiety, depression and pain in some individuals, according to a review of medical literature by Madhav Goyal, M.D., M.P.H., of The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and colleagues. Many people meditate to cope with stress and promote good health. Why Authors, Creatives And Other Introverts Should Consider Public Speaking. I’m a professional speaker, as well as an author. Improve Brain Function Through Meditation. Seven Steps to Emotional Mastery.

Developing creativity: Orna Ross on meditation.