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Depression: When The Dark Night of The Soul Stays Through The Morning. 7 Tools That Will Help You Automate Your Life. Hazel Automatically file, organize, and clean up your Mac Cleaning up your computer files might just be the most tedious task ever.

7 Tools That Will Help You Automate Your Life

Enter: Hazel. This app will automatically organize your files based on name, date, file type, etc. You can also have Hazel rename your files, or sort them into subfolders. With all that time you just won back, check out some more automation apps in the rest of the collection, curated by the Product Hunt team. Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year. You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves.

Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

But unfortunately, many people have lived their lives pretty much the same way for a very long time. You are capable of making the biggest transformation of your life. Significant, lasting changes shouldn’t take you years. But it means stepping beyond your current way of life and embracing new habits. 11 Questions to Ask Every Day to Help Improve Your Life - Motto. Mateus Lunardi Dutra/flickr Benjamin Franklin began and ended each day with a question: "What good shall I do this day?

11 Questions to Ask Every Day to Help Improve Your Life - Motto

" in the morning, and "What good have I done this day? " in the evening. In fact, many great thinkers embraced the idea of constantly questioning things. As Albert Einstein reportedly said, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Of course, getting into the habit of self-reflection is easier said than done, as we often prefer to avoid asking ourselves the tough questions.

On Flipboard. Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Care About a Work-Life Balance. The concept of a harmonious work-life balance has taken the business world by storm.

Why Entrepreneurs Shouldn't Care About a Work-Life Balance

It has become the buzzword around the office, it crosses many lips at corporate events, and professional social networks like LinkedIn are flooded with discussions regarding this apparent fusion between work and life. But bizarrely, entrepreneurs have also been reeled into this concept, questioning their routines and commitments for perhaps the first time in years. As a man who has spent the last four years of his life working at all hours of the day, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection, I have an opinion on the concept of a work-life balance for entrepreneurs – and I’d like to share it. Entrepreneurs Don’t Need a Work-Life Balance There, I said it.

The concept of the perfect work-life balance is touted by ambitious yet bored professionals who feel like their work schedule is slowing taking over their lives (and it probably is). All That Plastic In The Ocean Is Going To Leave Behind Fossils. On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson. In April of 1958, Hunter S.

On Finding Your Purpose: An Extraordinary Letter by Hunter S. Thompson

Thompson was 22 years old when he wrote a letter on the meaning and purpose of life when asked by his friend, Hume Logan, for advice. In just a few paragraphs, Thompson’s letter offers deeply thoughtful ideas, and what makes it all the more profound is the fact that at the time the world had no idea that he was about to become one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Thompson was not successful when we wrote this letter, so his beliefs on purpose were just hypothetical, or maybe statements of faith. But if the idea that we become what we fervently believe holds true, then Hunter S. Thompson is perhaps the best example of a man who lived totally reaching his highest potential. 19 Tiny Habits That Lead To Huge Results.

The Educator's Folly and the Shadow of the Future. “I study history as an antidote to obsessive speculations about the future.”

The Educator's Folly and the Shadow of the Future

~Ivan Illich 1 Back in 2004, the National Council of La Raza received grants to support the creation of Early College High Schools across the U.S. and determined that some of them would be in Wisconsin. Why You Should Flush 90% of Your To-Do List Down the Toilet. It’s easy to confuse abundance with blessing, especially in our work life.

Why You Should Flush 90% of Your To-Do List Down the Toilet

But sometimes abundance is just another word for burden. And it’s crucial for our success and satisfaction that we learn to spot the difference. More opportunities cross my desk every day than I can manage, and I bet it’s the same for you—even if you don’t always realize it. We face a constant temptation in life to take on more than we can handle. I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't) If you spend any time online, you’ll inevitably come across an article (or 15) spelling out steps to reach the near-mythical status of becoming a morning person.

I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't)

For me, not so much. I’m not a morning person and never have been. I could sleep until noon in college. Class at 8 a.m.? No chance. Still, the idea of becoming an early bird has always intrigued me. One month ago I set a goal to wake up at 6:30 a.m. every weekday (I let myself sleep utill 8 a.m. on weekends). 1. What To Do When You Think You Just Can’t Anymore. Get overwhelmed much?

What To Do When You Think You Just Can’t Anymore

Have an occasional meltdown? Mmmm, me too. Are you trapped in that state of feeling stuck and getting frustration because you're not doing what you said you would? And, have you found that feeling gets the best of you right after you’ve decided to make a change in your life, or create a new habit? The following advice is the best way to keep pressing on, just when you think you can’t keep going anymore.

How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life. By guest blogger Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, FACSM, best-selling author and expert on health, fitness, and nutrition.

How to Live a Recovery-Centric Life

16 tips to start habits you want and stop ones you don't. Businessinsider. If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren’t yet living up to your expectations. We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. How to Produce Stunning Change In Your Life Immediately. 11 Habits of Supremely Happy People. We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other.

This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.” While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study from Northwestern University measured the happiness levels of regular people against those who had won large lottery prizes the year prior. The researchers were surprised to discover that the happiness ratings of both groups were practically identical.

The mistaken notion that major life events dictate your happiness and sadness is so prevalent that psychologists have a name for it: impact bias. How To Make Good Habits Stick: 6 Secrets From Research. We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don’t do it. Why? Well, building solid personal habits can be hard. In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit. Infallible Framework for Habit Development. 14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day. Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most importantly, what makes them so successful and productive.

“Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private sacrifices to reach them.” - Vaibhav Shah Kevin Kruse is one such person. Uk.businessinsider. How minimalism redefines success. By Jessica Dang ‘Success’ is a loaded word these days. It can mean anything—fame, fortune, connections, owning a huge home, or a second car, or a walk-in wardrobe.

In other words, success nowadays is about what you own. To many people, if you have most, or all, of the above, you’re considered successful. If not, you’re probably a failure. Businessinsider. Forbes Welcome. Finding The Courage To Confront The Apathy Of Aging. Many articles that focus on living well in midlife preach the importance of keeping the “oomph” in your step. They feature people who have changed careers from stock broker to sculptor at 50, walked the Appalachian trail at 60, or learned how to skydive at 70. (Not exactly middle age anymore, but you get the drift.) I’m all for that. These stories are often inspiring. From Zero to 45 Days in a Row: How I Built a Habit of Daily Exercise. To Live Well When You're Old, Design For It When You're 40. When Architect Matthias Hollwich was approaching 40, he wondered what the next 40 years of his life might look like. He looked into the architecture that serves older adults, places like retirement communities and assisted living facilities, and didn't like what he saw.

But what if we changed our habits earlier in life so we could stay in the communities we already live in? 5 Powerful Exercises You Can Do Today to Become a Happier Person. 10 Steps to Becoming a Better You. Uk.businessinsider. 12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen from Ultra Successful People. (Photo: (Photo: As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are. Ways to be more successful. Join us live at Entrepreneur's Accelerate Your Business event series in Chicago or Denver. Knowing How to Improve Doesn't Matter Unless You Build New Habits.

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy. Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. Uk.businessinsider. To Anyone Who Thinks They're Falling Behind In Life. How Walking Away Leads to Profit, Happiness and Success. 7 Motivational Habits Of Highly Happy People. 12 Motivational Habits To Make You Successful Happy And Productive. 7 TED Talks That Help You Start (and Maintain) Good Habits. Banish those midlife blues – the secret to happiness starts with one small step. Stanford Researcher: This Small Psychological Change Will Make You Much More Successful. Lifehack. 6 Lessons About Happiness You Can Learn From Fired Rolling Stones Member Ian Stewart. Tip for Keeping New Year’s Resolutions: Turn Them into Questions.

How to keep your New Year's resolutions, according to science. How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions. New Year's resolutions: Four psychologically proven tips to help you stick to your goals. How To Stick To Your Goals, According To Science. The Force Will Awaken in 2016 — Life Learning. 7 Sins.