20 Ways To Simplify Your Life in 15 Minutes. “In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.”
~Henry Wadsworth We spend too much, own too much, and want too much — it’s the human condition — and as long as we aren’t aware of it we’ll be a slave to the cycle. Being the ingenious little critters that we are, we’re able to learn, and adapt pretty well. In other words, all hope is not lost, we still have a chance. The truth is that many of us are overworked, sleep deprived, and generally not content with our lives. There is a way out of this cycle, which involves decluttering, simplifying, and concentrating on what’s important. “As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler; solitude will not be solitude, poverty will not be poverty, nor weakness weakness.” Do nothing. “Simply the thing that I am shall make me live.”
Pick most important things. “Nature is what we know – Yet have not art to say – So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity” ~Emily Dickinson. 7 Secrets of the Super Organized. A few years ago, my life was a mess.
So was my house, my desk, my mind. Then I learned, one by one, a few habits that got me completely organized. Am I perfect? Of course not, and I don’t aim to be. But I know where everything is, I know what I need to do today, I don’t forget things most of the time, and my house is uncluttered and relatively clean (well, as clean as you can get when you have toddlers and big kids running around). So what’s the secret? Are these obvious principles? If your life is a mess, like mine was, I don’t recommend trying to get organized all in one shot.
So here are the 7 habits: Five Best Productivity Methods. 25 Tips to Become More Productive and Happy at Work. 50 Tips to Maximize Productivity. Here are commonsense yet practical tips on how we can maximize productivity in our daily lives.
Try out some of these for yourself and discover which ones work best for you. 1. Write a list of the main tasks you want to complete throughout the day. 2. Start with the most important task first, so you can get it out of the way early and while your mind is most fresh. 3. 60 Ways to Get Organized & Take Control of Your Life. 50 Tricks to Get Things Done Faster, Better, and More Easily - S. 29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid R. You don’t always have to work hard to be productive.
Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’ Check delicious popular tags like ‘useful,’ ‘tutorials,’ ‘tips,’ ‘howto,’ ‘advice,’ ‘entrepreneurship,’ etc. for interesting, educational articles to read.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at TED.com, Academic Earth and Teacher Tube.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time I’m at the library.
Here’s another list. And another. Oh, and ever since I bought my new (super sexy) Apple iPad , I’ve been enjoying all of these sites on the go and catching looks from almost everyone who passes me while I browse. So what kind of semi-productive things do you do online in your off-time? Photo by: Colorblind Picaso Party Casino Related 30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less April 19, 2012 In "Happiness" October 4, 2010. Waking up early, 10 tips that work.
Getting up early can be a great way to help you establish a daily routine which is the first step to becoming more productive.
Here I present you 10 tips that helped me in becoming an early riser. The most important step is to get up. Actually not just get up, literally try to jump out of bed. After your alarm rings get up instantly, go to another room and turn on the lights. Getting out of bed quickly rips you out of the cozy zone and you're less likely to fall asleep again.
You know, the one that always tells you: "Just 10 more minutes of sleep won't hurt right? Just don't listen to it. This was also a big game changer for me. It took me a month of living with withdrawal symptoms and headaches to get over the addiction. You won't take my word for it? Having a clear goal for getting up early is essential. If you can get yourself even a little bit excited about the things that you will accomplish the next day, waking up early won't be a problem at all. Now let's play a simple game. Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity. By Leo Babauta This is something I’ve been wanting to write for some time — a Handbook for Life.
Now, is there any handbook that can be a guide to every single person? Of course not. This is just a list of tips that I think will help many people in life — some of them common-sense tips that we often forget about. Consider this guide a reminder. It’ll also become apparent from the links in this handbook that I’ve written about this stuff before.