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Shiny Object Syndrome Do you suffer from shiny object syndrome? Are you easily distracted by “shiny” new ideas? Are you constantly starting new ideas only to move on to the next one as soon as it gets hard? Do you only ever make it through 50% of a fitness program, before ditching it for the bigger, better, coolest program out [...] Start your New Years Resolutions Today If you’re serious about your new years resolutions. Start them today.
A few days ago, I added a “Best of StevePavlina.com” section to the blog sidebar. 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 . <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Welcome to my How to Blog – Blogging Tips for Beginners Guide. On the page below you’ll find links to a series of how to blog tips that I’ve written with blogging for beginners (and ‘Pre’ Bloggers) in mind. It unpacks the basics of blogging and a lot of the decisions and strategies that you’ll want to consider when setting up and starting a blog. How to Blog – My Ultimate Guide to Blogging for Beginners
As vast and seemingly limitless as the internet is, sometimes you just don’t know what URL to type into that bar up top. 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.
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In addition to evaluating the GeekDesk , I also recently tested another piece of equipment to make office work more active. Called the FitDesk , it’s a small but functional workspace mounted atop a stationary exercise bike. So you can burn calories pedaling while you work on your laptop or tablet, watch TV, or play video games.
Wired Science presents an article on research by psychologists Daniele Marzoli and Luca Tommasi of the University G. d’Annunzio in Italy. 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.
[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. 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.
50+ Personal Productivity Blogs You’ve Never Heard of Before (and about a dozen you probably have) - Stepcase LifehackThe personal productivity niche on the Web has grown by leaps and bounds since Lifehack launched only a few years ago. 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.
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. 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?
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:
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The Misconception: All buttons placed around you do your bidding. 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.
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 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.