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40 Little Decisions That Will Deeply Enrich Your Life  Image Credit: Pixabay.

40 Little Decisions That Will Deeply Enrich Your Life 

History's Most Brilliant People Shared One Habit That Made Them Most Productive. Image Credit: Getty Images They took breaks.

History's Most Brilliant People Shared One Habit That Made Them Most Productive

Contrary to what your boss would have you believe, pushing back your chair and leaving the computer behind after a few hours of intense focus can actually make you more productive. A short mid-afternoon break gives your brain the chance to process a storm of complex thoughts and perform better. Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow. “I’ll feel more like it tomorrow.” How often have you said that? What you mean, in other words, is that my present self doesn’t feel like doing it today, but certainly my future self will tomorrow. But is this ever true? This discrepancy between present and future selves is important in terms of understanding procrastination. Our delay today provides relief to our present self but only at a cost to our future self, who will eventually have to get the task done. Our present self feels a little better by delaying action now. Body Language of the Hands.

“Among all species, our human hands are unique -- not only in what they can accomplish, but also in how they communicate. Human hands can paint the Sistine Chapel, pluck a guitar, maneuver surgical instruments, chisel a David, forge steel, and write poetry. They can grasp, scratch, poke, punch, feel, sense, evaluate, hold and mold the world around us. Our hands are extremely expressive; they can sign for the deaf, help tell a story, or reveal our innermost thoughts.” (“ What Every Body is Saying , ” Harper Collins) No other species has appendages with such a remarkable range of capabilities.

And yet if you asked most people about the nonverbals ( body language ) of the hands, they would be hard pressed to tell you all the things the hands reveal. It is interesting that our brain gives a disproportionate amount of attention to the fingers, and hands, as compared to the rest of the body. How-to-live-longer-find-your-purpose-in-life-9365420. According to the researchers, their results suggest that creating a purpose for yourself could promote healthy ageing throughout adulthood.


“Our findings point to the fact that finding a direction for life, and setting overarching goals for what you want to achieve can help you actually live longer, regardless of when you find your purpose,” says lead researcher Dr Patrick Hill of Carleton University in Canada. Purposefulness has previously been found to be one of the strongest predictors of longevity, but this is the first study in which this effect has been isolated from other psychological and social influences on lifespan. It is also the first to include younger age groups. Having a sense of purpose was consistently linked to longer life across all age categories, leading Dr Hill to believe that “the earlier someone comes to a direction for life, the earlier these protective effects may be able to occur. " The 4 Major Roadblocks to Happiness. A recent Harris poll revealed that only 33 percent of Americans are very happy.

The 4 Major Roadblocks to Happiness

If happiness is a natural state of being, why is this number so low? What is keeping us from being happy? Below are four “happiness roadblocks” that might be inhibiting your bliss. Happiness and productivity. What's the best way to ensure that your employees become more productive?

Happiness and productivity

Keeping them happy is the simple answer. Economists and researchers have been carrying out various experiments and tests to determine whether happy employees work harder. The effects of bullying last a lifetime. Now more than a decade later, thankfully most people have come to understand the terrible consequences that bullying can have on young people – leaving far too many feeling they have no escape other than by harming themselves, or even taking their own lives.

The effects of bullying last a lifetime

This landmark study by King’s College London highlights the incontrovertible truth that bullying not only robs young people of their childhood, but also directly affects their health, social relationships and earning potential for the rest of their lives. And even more worryingly, unlike the cohort in the study that were born in the 1950s, children today cannot escape bullying once they pass through the school gates. Bullying can even reach them in the sanctuary of their bedroom through cyberbullying and trolling. We can only assume that if we repeated this study, in 40 years time the consequences of bullying could be even more damaging.

This study is wakeup call for Government. Success Outside the Dress Code.

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Veins: a Scandinavian photobook full of blood, nudity and human strangeness. "Anders Petersen showed me that photography is a way of life in itself," Jacob Aue Sobol once told me.

Veins: a Scandinavian photobook full of blood, nudity and human strangeness

"Just the way he immerses himself in the subject. You look at his pictures and you feel that he had to make them. For him, photography is an obsession as well as an art form. " Now the two Scandinavian photographers have created a book together. An iceberg sunk the Titanic, right? Wrong. Daniel Goleman's New Focus. What’s your focus?

Daniel Goleman's New Focus

How do you decide? Do feelings play a role? Daniel Goleman’s new book explores the research and practice of attention — which turns out to be a powerful tool to create positive change. Training Programmes - DY 3Solutions Ltd. Training & Development for Your Workforce DY 3Solutions is an innovative training provider that will help take your business to the next level by ensuring a well trained and motivated work force, using exceptional ICM accredited training courses together with a well-proven coaching approach to ensure action.

Training Programmes - DY 3Solutions Ltd

Effective, interactive and inclusive training courses We provide well-designed, professionally written and delivered training courses that offer an effective a first class experience to an engaged audience that will feel involved and motivated to learn and apply their new sills. HR guide to depression in the workplace. We all have mental health just as we have physical health – it moves up and down along a spectrum from good to poor.

HR guide to depression in the workplace

Considering how much time we spend at work, it’s not surprising that our jobs can affect our wellbeing. Mental health problems are very common, and are also on the rise, in no small part due to the economic downturn. Right now, 1 in 6 workers is dealing with a mental health problem such as anxiety, depression or stress [Office of National Statistics (2001), Psychiatric morbidity among adults living in private households in Great Britain, The Stationery Office]. Forty-four percent of employers have seen an increase in reported mental health problems in the last 12 months [Absence Management annual survey report 2012, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, in partnership with Simplyhealth (October 2012)]. The causes of depression vary, but possible factors include life events, physical conditions, medication, stress and lack of sleep. The plan should cover: MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP INSIGHT: The Ideal Employer A-Z (Poster)

The Ideal Employer A-Z Accepts responsibility Believes in the mission Cares about employees Demonstrates good character Energizes creativity Fixes problems Gives credit where due Holds him/herself accountable Is honest and responsible Justly deals with disputes Knows what is going on Leads rather than commands Makes hard decisions Never kills the messenger Obtains needed resources Prepares for contingencies Quells false rumors Really listens and learns Sets a good example Treats everyone with respect Understands employee’s needs Values integrity and ethics Worthy of respect Xpects excellence Yields when wrong Zeros in on what’s important.

The 12 Habits Of Highly Collaborative Organizations. 6 lessons from 'Scandal' on how to be a rock star professional. Unambitious Loser With Happy, Fulfilling Life Still Lives In Hometown. Leadership Fables: The Frog, The Crab, and The Monkey. By Calvin Guyer on June 28th, 2013 Leadership Fable: The Frog. The Power of Authenticity: Mike Robbins at TEDxGreenbrookSchool. Stephen Covey: Five Emotional Cancers. The Four Strategies to Staying Curious in Learning (Part 2) Greenlight Research Institute. The only genuine, sustainable motivator is a sense of a larger purpose aligned with personal goals. Introverts Support Each Other to Learn and Grow. The 'X' model of employee engagement - BlessingWhite © 2012. Change Acceleration: A Behavior Engineering Primer. Strong, adaptive organizations foster innovation, creativity, productivity and loyalty among employees and customers. Command and Control management: have we really moved on?

‘Command and Control’ is a phrase that we only use nowadays in connection with modern management in a tone of amused irony. We all know about command and control as the management system of choice from the earliest days of the major modern corporations—and we have definitely ‘moved on’. Or have we? Command and control systems used by the armed forces were deliberately adopted as the best management model for the emerging corporations of the early twentieth century, as a means of ensuring that the most appropriate command decisions were taken by the general staff (senior management) and that these were effectively transmitted to the ranks (workers) via their officers (middle management).

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