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10 Steps to Mastering Morning Rituals. Self Development Tools to Follow Your Dreams. Stepcase Lifehack : Productivity, Getting Things Done and Lifehacks Blog. Best of StevePavlina.com. A few days ago, I added a “Best of StevePavlina.com” section to the blog sidebar.

Best of StevePavlina.com

Currently it includes links to 17 of the top articles since this blog began in October 2004. This list is subjective, including articles that have been the most popular among readers, articles that readers claimed have helped them the most, and my own personal favorites. If you’re relatively new to the site, this core group of articles should give you a good bang-per-buck for your reading time as well as provide a good overview of the blog’s content: For the complete list of blog entries, visit the StevePavlina.com blog archives. Steve RecommendsHere are my recommendations for products and services I've reviewed that can improve your results. Lessons. How to Write Great Blog Content. How to Blog: Blogging Tips for Beginners. Technorati. How to Overcome Internet Boredom. As vast and seemingly limitless as the internet is, sometimes you just don’t know what URL to type into that bar up top.

How to Overcome Internet Boredom

When you run out of Facebook/Myspace notifications to go through and you’ve already checked your email 17 times, what then? Well running this site has turned me into a very experienced internet browser.  Productivity for Entrepreneurs, GTD. Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development Blog. Inside your skull is a massive supercomputer.

Steve Pavlina’s Personal Development Blog

You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable. Open Loops. Wired Science presents an article on research by psychologists Daniele Marzoli and Luca Tommasi of the University G. d’Annunzio in Italy.

Open Loops

In this study, done in dance clubs in Italy (Who says research can't be fun?) , 172 subjects were approached by a researcher and asked for a cigarette. Out of the 88 people who were asked in their left ear, only 17 gave her a cigarette. Of the 88 people who were asked the same request in their right ear, 34 granted the request. Matthew Cornell - Time Management, Productivity Expert.

[Cross-posted to Quantified Self] We experiment on ourselves and track the results to improve the way we work, our health, and our personal lives.

Matthew Cornell - Time Management, Productivity Expert

This rational approach is essential because there are few guarantees that what works for others will work for us. Take the category of sleep, for example. Of the hundreds of tinctures and techniques available, clearly not all help everyone, or there would be exactly one title in the sleep section of your bookstore, called "Sleep," and no one could argue about its effectiveness.

How to Live Life to the Fullest - Personal Growth at Life Optimizer.

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50+ Personal Productivity Blogs You’ve Never Heard of Before (and about a dozen you probably have) - Stepcase Lifehack. The personal productivity niche on the Web has grown by leaps and bounds since Lifehack launched only a few years ago.

50+ Personal Productivity Blogs You’ve Never Heard of Before (and about a dozen you probably have) - Stepcase Lifehack

While a few sites dominate the rankings, there are lots and lots of lesser-known sites that are as good or even better than the “A-list” productivity blogs. Most of them are solo operations — the GTD newbie documenting his or her quest for greater control over their life, the coach or consultant sharing his or her knowledge with the world, the writer adding to his or her published work with notes, errata, and new findings. Their voice is personal, intimate even — and deserves to be heard. Alternate Sleep Cycles. Most people only think that there is one way to sleep: Go to sleep at night for 6-8 hours, wake up in the morning, stay awake for 16-18 hours and then repeat.

Alternate Sleep Cycles

Actually, that is called a monophasic sleep cycle, which is only 1 of 5 major sleep cycles that have been used successfully throughout history. The other 4 are considered polyphasic sleep cycles due to the multiple number of naps they require each day. How is this possible? How is this healthy? 50 Life Secrets and Tips. 5 Benefits of Giving Up Gossip - PickTheBrain. Photo Credit: DeeMayGreaves I used to love gossiping – chewing on a juicy story about where someone’s boyfriend was seen after the party, or the story behind how that colleague really got fired. It was a great way to bond with my friends and family, made for lively conversation, and even seemed to make me feel better about myself.

Here’s how Random House Dictionary defines gossip: Idle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others. Here’s the way I define it: Are You Waiting For Permission To Grow? - PickTheBrain. Photo Credit:Wikipedia Commons Hi. I’m Joey. Welcome « Phyt-ality. Placebo Buttons. The Misconception: All buttons placed around you do your bidding.

Placebo Buttons

The Truth: Many public buttons are only there to comfort you. You press the doorbell button, you hear the doorbell ring. You press the elevator button, it lights up. You press the button on the vending machine, a soft drink comes rattling down the chute. Your whole life, you’ve pressed buttons and been rewarded. The 10 Top Productivity Blogs. A blog worth reading is one that offers consistently original content and is more concerned with having great posts than fulfilling a certain quota of posts.

The 10 Top Productivity Blogs

The following ten blogs offer something unique and can help improve your life. 1. Motivate Thy Self – Eric Hamm is a serial entrepreneur, and also the creator of Frugal Theme . He’s down to earth, and his posts are filled with valuable nuggets of wisdom. Fun Life Development — Making personal development fun. That is by far the most common question I get asked by readers.

Fun Life Development — Making personal development fun

Over the past few years, I have narrowed the answer down to three main elements: The fundamentals of living with passionAligning with your core valuesFinding your life purpose. Creativity + Productivity = Success. Time, Attention, and Creative Work. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. This post is about the third book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club, which is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life. Enjoy! “I strongly recommend [The Art of Learning] for anyone who lives in a world of competition, whether it’s sports or business or anywhere else.” - Mark Messier, 6-Time Stanley Cup Champion “[This book] is a testimonial to the timeless principle of ‘do less and accomplish more.’ Highly recommended.” - Deepak Chopra. Study Hacks. Work Accomplished = Time Spent x Intensity April 8th, 2014 · 35 comments The Straight-A Method In the early 2000′s, I was obsessed with study habits. The obsession began with my interest in performing well at Dartmouth, then eventually evolved into a (surprisingly popular) book.

Something I uncovered during this period is that high performing undergraduates, as a general rule, seem to internalize the following formula: :mnmlist. Zen habits.