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50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World. Life hacks are little ways to make our lives easier. These low-budget tips and trick can help you organize and de-clutter space; prolong and preserve your products; or teach you something (e.g., tie a full Windsor) that you simply did not know before. Most of these came from a great post on tumblr. There is also a great subreddit ‘r/lifehacks‘ with some fantastic tips as well. 20. Separate egg yolks like a boss 40. Ninja Fold Sources – muxedo task: 99 Life Hacks to make your life easier! If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:

Life. Is Failure The Key To Success? — Personal Growth. Is Failure The Key To Success? Failure is seen as a negative by most people and it’s no surprise, since society tends to focus on people’s successes rather than highlighting their failures. However this bias towards success rather than failure is detrimental towards the holistic approach of how successful people think and behave. If you study successful people closely they actually promote their failures, attributing some of their greatest personal, professional and entrepreneurial lessons learnt to the pits of their unsuccessful stories. In fact, most successful entrepreneurs fail in a large majority of their business endeavours, or at the very least they have just as many failures as they have success stories, so it’s logical to deduce that failing or failure has no bearing on their overall level of success. How fast you fail seems to be the number one aspect of overcoming adversity!

The Road To Failure I often use smoking cigarettes as a metaphor and it’s useful again here. Using LiveBinders. 9 Phrases Smart People Never Use in Conversation. Fighting FOMO: 4 Questions That Will Crush the Fear of Missing Out. The Pitfalls of Life Hacking Culture. 50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World.

How to Handle Passive Aggressive People. Passive aggressive people can be exasperating to deal with. Here are some examples: Your spouse brings home yet another gallon of ice cream after you’ve specifically asked him or her not to do this because you are trying to lose weight. A friend keeps arriving an hour late for a dinner date leaving you waiting over and over again. A co-worker keeps promising to help with a project but never comes through.

Passive aggression is a form of anger, except the anger is expressed with a smile instead of the typical expressions. Passive aggressive people are experts at sugar coating hostility. Passive aggressive behavior ranges from simply irritating to manipulative and punishing. Passive aggressive people promise anything, then do exactly as they please. Why do people become passive aggressive? They’re typically raised in families where it’s not safe to express anger—they’re never taught to communicate it in a healthy manner. Communicating With Passive Aggressive People 1. 2. Relephant: 50 things to say before you die. You’ve read the lists that compiled the 50 or 100 places and things you must see and do before you die. These lists are great for reminding you how short life is and for showing you what you’re missing.

This list is a little different; it compiles 50 things to say before you die. Why such a list? Because you’d be surprised how little people express their selves and say what they need to say to those who matter. You need to say these at the appropriate times and with true meaning behind them. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50.

Share anything else in the comments below you think is important to for people to say in their lifetime. Photo by pedrosimoes7 - 75 questions to ask yourself - 50 unconventional things to do in your lifetime - 15 questions I want to ask you and the world Body & Soul | September 25th, 2008 | Written by Andrew Galasetti. Practice Makes Perfect. 25 Psychological Life Hacks. Social situations are among the most important in our lives. Yet, there is a huge chance that you are oblivious to the plethora of unwritten social rules that structure everybody’s behaviour.

Failing to comply to these cultural imprints can cause irreversible damage. Just following them blindly will not get you ahead. Hacking them, however, will give you the best results possible. 1) Assume comfort in any interaction. Our brain is an incredibly complicated instrument. In most of our social interactions, we find it difficult to feel comfortable among strangers because our brain tries to protect us from exposure. This however isn’t helping us when trying to be social and meet new people, is it? This is why assuming comfort is so powerful. 2) Pay attention to people’s feet when you are approaching them.

Interrupting people when they are in the middle of an important conversation is one of the most annoying things to do. If they turn both torso and feet, it means you are welcome. Admit it. 6 Things You Can Do When You Lack Discipline. Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. One of the biggest problems people face is the lack of discipline — they have goals or habits they want to achieve, but lack that discipline needed to stick with it. Then we beat ourselves up about it. We feel crappy because we can’t stick with it. And that leads to more failure, because we’re forming a mindset that we don’t have the necessary discipline. Here’s what to do when you face a situation like this: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

—If you liked this article, please share it on, StumbleUpon or Digg. 15 Ways to Be Irresistibly Attractive. Be true to your values. Be honest. Do your best. Do things that bring you closer to your dreams. Take care of yourself, your family, and your friends. Treat people with respect. In other words, invest love into your life. Do the right thing. – Never be afraid to do what you know in your heart is right, especially if the well being of another person’s feelings is at stake. Photo by: Lina Hayes Related 18 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be Life is not complex.

July 27, 2014 In "Happiness" 15 Ways to Live, and Not Merely Exist As Jack London once said, “The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.” March 19, 2012 In "Aspirations" 10 Signs it’s Time to Let Go Holding on is being brave, but letting go and moving on is often what makes us stronger and happier. April 2, 2012. Coping Skills Flashcards. With the population I work with, identifying and remembering to utilize coping skills can be a problem.

I have created "Coping Skill Flashcards" for my clients. I created my flashcards in Microsoft Word, and I put different words and pictures on each card to represent coping skills. I hole-punch the cards in the upper-left corner and then put them on a loose-leaf ring. I chose pictures that were black and white drawings so that my clients can color them.

While they color them, we discuss what coping skills are (ie, "A coping skill is something you can do to help yourself deal with anger, sadness, or other feelings or problems you may have"). We then explore what coping skills they currently utilize that are negative (ie, hitting and yelling), and then we discuss the coping skills that are on the cards. This project is not limited only to emotionally-disturbed children. The Two Best Questions For Your Sex Life. 10 Affordable DIY Projects to Turn Your Bathroom Into a Sanctuary. Put the rest back in restroom with budget-friendly DIY projects that'll transform your bathroom from a humdrum space to a spa-like sanctuary. From a bath caddy that'll hold your wine glass to all-natural scented wax bars to a pretty floral arrangement, all that's missing from your newfound retreat is a glass of fruit-infused water and a homemade face mask.

Go ahead, treat yourself. You deserve it after revamping your bathroom and saving a ton of money in the process. 1. Bath Caddy It doesn't get much better than sinking into a warm bath after a long day -- that is, until you upgrade your relaxation ritual with a bath caddy. This version is complete with a built-in wine glass holder so you can enjoy a boozy bath without getting suds in your Syrah. 2.

Add aromatic ambiance with easy-to-make scented wax bars. 3. Ambiance isn't complete without the right lighting. 4. Liven up your space with a colorful floral arrangement. 5. 6. What's more relaxing than a day at the beach? 7. 8. 9. 10. Are You Empathic? 3 Types of Empathy and What They Mean. You might recall President Bill Clinton's famous quote, "I feel your pain.

" It suggested that he had empathy and it made him seem more human and in touch with his constituents. Did he really mean it? And, is feeling someone else's pain a good thing, or a bad thing? Psychologist Mark Davis has suggested that there are 3 important types of empathy. The first is a purely "cognitive" form of empathy that he terms "Perspective-Taking. " A second type of empathy, and one that is represented (literally) by Clinton's comment, Davis terms "Personal Distress. " Bill Clinton didn't really mean that he felt someone's pain (i.e., vicariously felt the other's emotion). These 3 types of empathy represent different aspects of our personalities. Years ago we conducted a study with hospice nurses caring for terminally-ill patients. In reality, we all have some level of each of the types of empathy.

Zen in The Art of Productivity. Zen aims to simplify the mind. To exclude any concepts. Beginner’s mind has too many options. Master’s mind just knows.“ In Japan, archery is not only a sport where hitting the targets is the main purpose. Archery is just one of the popular and traditional activities, where Zen can be practiced. But Zen can be practiced also in any modern-day activity. Nowadays, when one of four people report feeling overwhelmed or burned out, learning how to find simplicity in the daily chaos of our lives is the key factor of productivity. So what can be done to find peace of mind in our workplaces and therefore become more effective? It is all about awareness. Technology helps us in many ways, but it also leads a fight for our time and attention.

We are practically raised to be multitasking. Here’s a clue. Let’s give a few tips on how such “Zen Attitude” can be implemented in real life examples: Your most important task should be complete by 11:00 am. Don’t get distracted by unimportant things. Redesigning Your Life’s Interface. Glamumous!: 101 Household Tips for Every Room in your Home. I love to discover tips which make housework easier! From time-saving tricks to finding new and ingenious uses for old things, the Internet provides a wealth of information and advice. In this post I've collected 101 visual tips from all over the web to help you save time and money in every room of your home.

About this post Most of these tips were found via Pinterest (which by the way is a great resource for discovering tips to help around the home!). Wherever possible, I've attributed the image and tip by means of links to the original site or web-page, but if you think I have made a mistake please let me know the original source and I will correct the link. What are your favourite household tips? Do you have any favourite tips from this list? You might also enjoy these posts... What Is Conscious Communication? Emotional well-being flows from the ability to clearly communicate what you want in life. This isn’t an inborn gift but a learnable skill. If you’re not adept at expressing your needs, it’s because you learned from people who were not proficient. The key principle of conscious communication is making it as easy as possible for another person to meet your need by asking for the specific behavior that will fulfill it.

When people feel vulnerable, they commonly compensate by becoming demanding and threatening, believing that forcefulness will increase the likelihood of getting what they want. Even if you give in to my demands, you will likely do so with resistance and resentment. Expanding on the insightful work of psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, here is a simple four-step process that will help you start on the path to becoming a master of conscious communication. 1. 2. 3. 4. 10 Things to Remind Yourself on a Daily Basis.

Bad days can be extremely overpowering sometimes. When we're having a bad day, everything feels wrong and the day seems to get even worse as we sink further into frustration and despair. By the end of the day, all we want to do is pull the covers up over our heads and block it all out. When I clawed my way out of a depressive phase last year, it was a daily challenge to keep myself from falling back into that phase again. I had to go through a process of re-building my self-esteem and re-evaluating my life. It sort of felt like climbing up and over a steep hill and every time I let a negative or discouraging thought sink in, my foot would slip and I would roll all the way back down to the bottom of the hill and have to start all over again.

On the bad days, I would feel like it would never end and that I would always be unhappy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. SHARE SHARES 41.2k. How to Take Control of Your Overeating. What is insanity? Albert Einstein has been widely credited for describing insanity as doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. This is how many people approach dieting and weight loss: they move from one diet to next, each one failing like the last.

Managing your weight is not about the diet or the dietician; it’s all about awareness. Diets don’t work because the traditional approach is wrong. The Problem With Dieting Fads Dieting typically involves trying to avoid all the food you crave. When you’re under stress, your body releases a substance called cortisol, known as the stress hormone. Cortisol can lead to weight gain because it promotes visceral fat storage—the storage of fat cells in the abdominal organs—which, in return increases cortisol secretion. Our fast-paced, stress-filled lifestyles likely push those cortisol levels higher than they should be. Fasting diets don’t change our awareness. Healthy Weight as a Mindset We eat when we feel hungry. 23 Scientific Keys to Changing Anything In Your Life - Fierce Gentleman. 7 Steps to Build Resilient Children Who Aren’t Afraid to Fail. LiveBinders. Top 10 Uncomfortable Situations and How to Deal with Them.

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