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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. 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. In addition, researchers observed even more people interacting, noted similar requests, and observed the success or failure of 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. How to Live Life to the Fullest - Personal Growth at Life Optimizer.

GTD

50+ Personal Productivity Blogs You’ve Never Heard of Before (and about a dozen you probably have) - Stepcase Lifehack. 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. 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. Are You Waiting For Permission To Grow? - PickTheBrain. Photo Credit:Wikipedia Commons. 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 thing about buttons, though, is there seems to be some invisible magic taking place between the moment you press them down and when you get the expected result. 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 . 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

Creativity + Productivity = Success. Time, Attention, and Creative Work. The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss. Study Hacks. Deep Habits: Read a (Real) Book Slowly January 5th, 2015 · 33 comments A Call to Read Maura Kelly begins her 2012 manifesto in The Atlantic with a Pollan-esque exhortation: Read books.

Study Hacks

:mnmlist. Zen habits.