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How to Be Productive - The Mindmap of 35 Habits by Anna Vital. How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC) The best way to calm down is so innate to our lives, we often take it for granted: Taking a breath.

How Changing Your Breathing Can Change Your Life (INFOGRAPHIC)

Focusing on your own breathing can have a significant impact on your well-being and stress levels, and can even create physiological changes like lowering your blood pressure. But for many of us, when it comes to improving our health, changing our breathing somehow doesn’t spring to mind as readily as changing our diet or exercise habits. “We take our breath for granted the way we take our heart beat for granted,” Carla Ardito, a breathing expert at Manhattan’s Integral Yoga Institute and creator of the Breathing Lessons app, told The Huffington Post. “The difference is we can work on our breathing.” And there’s plenty of precedent. Check out the infographic below for seven health benefits of focusing on your breathing. Infographic by Jan Diehm for the Huffington Post. This story appears in Issue 66 of our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington, in the iTunes App store, available Friday, Sept. 13.

25 brain lubricants to generate ideas [chart. When you’ve got a bad case of creative block, you’ll try just about anything to escape the funk.

25 brain lubricants to generate ideas [chart

Rather than wandering aimlessly, though, take direction from Feldman Creative‘s list of twenty-five ways to lube up those brain gears and get going. Via Convince & Convert. Nine Creativity-Sparking Tips. “Picture this: you with a big block of time; a serene, aesthetically pleasing hotel suite with free daily massages, a pool, and a delightful café; a privacy agreement signed by encouraging family members, friends and coworkers (though you may, of course, call them); breakfast in bed from room service with abundant choices from bacon and espresso to granola and green tea; pads of paper and a box of pens in your favorite colors; and an absolutely perfect laptop.” – from “Write. 10 Days to Overcome Writer’s Block.

Nine Creativity-Sparking Tips

Period.” by Karen E. Peterson, Ph.D Since the above scenario is not very likely to take place for most people, here are nine creativity-sparking tips to help inspire you when the laundry needs to be done, you feel a cold coming on, and the cat just knocked over everything on your nightstand. 1. Isabel Allende is one of the world’s most famous writers; she’s written over a dozen books, starting with the acclaimed 1982 novel, “The House of the Spirits”. 10 Laws of Productivity.

You might think that creatives as diverse as Internet entrepreneur Jack Dorsey, industrial design firm Studio 7.5, and bestselling Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami would have little in common.

10 Laws of Productivity

In fact, the tenets that guide how they – and exceptionally productive creatives across the board – make ideas happen are incredibly similar. Here are 10 laws of productivity we’ve consistently observed among serial idea executors: 1. Break the seal of hesitation. A bias toward action is the most common trait we’ve found across the hundreds of creative professionals and entrepreneurs we’ve interviewed.

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Memory. 9 Ways to Increase Efficiency in Your Company. In order to reach their goals, some businesses ask their employees to work longer hours.

9 Ways to Increase Efficiency in Your Company

While this is necessary in some cases, you may consider an alternative approach: finding ways to be more efficient with the time you have. Smart work can increase productivity more than hard work. Regardless of your businesses product or service, there are many ways to increase efficiency. Consider the following 9 points: Used. Are These 8 Mistakes Sabotaging Your Resolution to Change Your Life? Maybe it’s something simple like getting up an hour earlier every day so you don’t spend the whole morning barking orders at your kids like an army sergeant as your rush them out the door without so much as a goodbye kiss.

Are These 8 Mistakes Sabotaging Your Resolution to Change Your Life?

Or maybe it’s something a little more ambitious like getting your finances in order so you can finally quit the job you hate to become a musician, a writer, an Iron Chef or a globetrotter who has No Reservations. Whatever it is, you are excited. Determined. All set to change your life. Except, quite innocently, you may be making the mistakes that could quietly sabotage all your efforts. Luckily, once you know what these mistakes are, they are quite easy to fix. So, here is a quick overview of what to avoid in your exciting journey of creating a new life. 1. When you start out to change something in your life, it is quite easy to get stoked and carried away into thinking that the change will happen immediately. The fix: Be realistic. Why We Procrastinate, and How to Stop It. How to Manage Time by Thinking Like an Investor. Knowing how to manage time is essential for your personal effectiveness.

How to Manage Time by Thinking Like an Investor

While there are many approaches to time management, here I’d like to focus on just one key mindset that I believe you should have: an investor’s mindset. Many people invest in financial instruments. Lifehacker, tips and downloads for getting things done.