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How to Be Laid Back: 7 steps (with pictures) Edit Article Edited by MonkyMonk, Brandon, Devin Hartnett, Cloventt and 51 others Whether you're a worrywart, a perfectionist, an overachiever, or a workaholic, you've probably envied people who seem to float through life gracefully, never concerned (like you are) about what might happen if they don't do this or don't do that.

How to Be Laid Back: 7 steps (with pictures)

Perhaps they're not the most motivated or accomplished people you've met, but they always seem content. If you're on the opposite end of the spectrum--always doing, never satisfied--it's important to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride that is your life. Ad Steps 1Do one thing at a time. How to Live a Simple and Peaceful Life: 14 steps. Edit Article Edited by Flickety, Ksoileau, Lillian May, Garshepp and 48 others In our daily lives, we often rush through tasks, trying to get them done, trying to finish as much as we can each day, speeding along in our cars to our next destination, rushing to do what we need to do there, and then leaving so that we can speed to our next destination.

How to Live a Simple and Peaceful Life: 14 steps

Unfortunately, it’s often not until we approach our final destination that we realize what madness this all is. At the end of the day, we’re often exhausted and stressed out from the grind and the chaos and the business of the day. How to Live in the Moment: 6 steps (with pictures) Edit Article Edited by Carpedium, Teresa, Martyn P, Krystle and 74 others Living in the moment is all about living like there's no tomorrow.

How to Live in the Moment: 6 steps (with pictures)

Scott H Young. What does a doodle do? It boosts your memory and concentration. You know you're bored when you start shading in the squares of your notebook.

What does a doodle do? It boosts your memory and concentration

Apparently it's a habit that could be helping you to concentrate. In a neat little experiment, Jackie Andrade asked forty participants to listen to a monotone two and a half minute phone message about arrangements for a party. They were told the message would be dull, that there was no need to memorise it, but that they should write down the names of the people who would be able to attend the party. Crucially, half the participants were also told to 'doodle' as they listened, by shading in the squares and circles of their note-paper. Afterwards, the doodlers had noted fractionally more of the correct names (7.8 on average vs. 7.1 - a statistically significant difference). Andrade said more research is obviously needed to find out how doodling helps us maintain our attention.

9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart.

9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of)

(Often implying you can’t improve)Everyone is “smart” in their own way. (Nonsense, research indicates different “intelligences” often correlate)IQ is all in the genes. (Except IQ changes with age and IQ tests can be studied for, like any other test) There may be some truth to these claims. Considering the upcoming launch of my rapid learning program, I wanted to share my favorite tactics to learn faster, retain information better or just enjoy the process of learning more: #1 – Pegging (or How Mental Magicians can Perfectly Recall Hundreds of Numbers)

6 Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills. Have you ever thought of yourself as a problem solver?

6 Ways to Enhance Your Problem Solving Skills

I’m guessing not. But in reality we are constantly solving problems. And the better we are at it, the easier our lives are. Problems arise in many shapes and forms. They can be mundane, everyday problems: How to Ace Your Finals Without Studying. I’ve never been that keen on studying before an exam.

How to Ace Your Finals Without Studying

I rarely study for more than a half hour, even for big final exams worth more than half my grade. When I do study, I usually just skim over the material and do a few practice questions. For some of my math classes I have yet to do a single practice question for homework. Most people study by cramming in as much information before walking into the test room, whereas I consider studying to be no more than a light stretch before running. » How I Was Able to Ace Exams Without Studying. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Scott Young of

» How I Was Able to Ace Exams Without Studying

In high school, I rarely studied. Despite that, I graduated second in my class. In university, I generally studied less than an hour or two before major exams. However, over four years, my GPA always sat between an A and an A+. Recently I had to write a law exam worth 100% of my final grade. How to Find a Meaningful Life – Without Quitting Your Job. “He who has a why to live for can endure almost any how.”

How to Find a Meaningful Life – Without Quitting Your Job

-Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche Meaning doesn’t have to come from a job. I think it’s safe to say everyone wants their dream job: good pay, free time and purposeful work. But even if you can’t get your dream job right now, you can still have an inspiring sense of purpose for life. Meaning can come in almost any situation. The 5 Most Common Mistakes Productive People Make. We all pride ourselves on being productive.

The 5 Most Common Mistakes Productive People Make

That’s why you are reading these words right now. But by being productive, we become susceptible to some common mistakes that make us actually less productive. What’s tricky is that these mistakes actually make us look more productive so it is easy to commit them without noticing. A great way to prevent yourself from making these mistakes is to become aware of them and to be able to recognize when you are doing them. For each of these mistakes, I will briefly touch upon WHY they are counterproductive despite how they may seem. The first of these common mistakes is… Not Having a Clear Vision As productivity junkies, it is easy to become focused on doing things faster and better so we sometimes forget the point of what we are doing.

5 Common Time Management Truths That Can Make You Unproductive. In time management, there is certain advice that is repeated over and over again. These lessons have become a “de-facto” standard in the time management industry. SEE ALSO: Boost Your Time Management Skills With These 9 Techniques. 6 Simple Hacks to Increase Your Energy. Getting things done quickly and well requires mental and physical energy. The better more you have the better your results. This applies to all every area of life from getting in a good workout to performing your best at your job. Unfortunately, energy isn’t something we always possess. This is especially true when we’re under stress, haven’t gotten enough sleep, or are distracted by having too many things to get done. In this article I provide 6 tips to increase energy.