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Post written by Leo Babauta . Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.” But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now. It’ll take you two minutes.
The end of 2010 fast approaches, and I'm thrilled to have been asked by the editors of Psychology Today to write about the Top 10 psychology studies of the year. I've focused on studies that I personally feel stand out, not only as examples of great science, but even more importantly, as examples of how the science of psychology can improve our lives. Each study has a clear "take home" message, offering the reader an insight or a simple strategy they can use to reach their goals , strengthen their relationships, make better decisions, or become happier. If you extract the wisdom from these ten studies and apply them in your own life, 2011 just might be a very good year. 1) How to Break Bad Habits
This seems to be the time of year when reality sets in: whatever we're doing with fitness, money, or other routines -- well, by this point it's not about New Year's, resolutions anymore. February is real life, and it's probably how things are going to stay at least until summer starts, unless we take action to change them Download a Free Spending Journal In my book, that makes February a perfect time to re-examine your reality . Pull back a few paces from the daily grind of your life, take a clear-eyed look at the evidence you see, and then figure out -- with as cool a head as you can -- what it means for you, and especially what it means for what you're getting out of life. Doing this takes some bravery, because a lot of people go to great lengths to avoid dealing with reality.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-11742" title="introductions" src="http://content.artofmanliness.com/uploads//2010/08/introductions.jpg" alt="" width="400" height="305" /> Have you ever been at a party with a guy who runs into somebody he knows and starts yammering away while you stand there awkwardly, holding your drink? Man, I hate when that happens. You’re left in social limbo. I usually have to just take things into my own hands and introduce myself, which is fine, but the exchange would have been much smoother had my friend introduced me to his buddies.
Today, learn how to apply the 80/20 rule to eliminate meaningless work from your life — and focus on what really matters — to earn more , work less, and spend time doing the things you love. Below, you’ll learn… How to work 2 fewer hours/day How to double your salary (at age 26) How to take a $12,000 around-the-world trip for $297 How somebody named Jamie earned $11,000/month working 20 hours/week What do all of those have in common? The 80/20 rule. Most of us complain how busy we are, whether it’s with work, our family, or just the basic upkeep of life.
There are many ways to avoid success in life, but the most sure-fire just might be procrastination . Procrastinators sabotage themselves. They put obstacles in their own path. They actually choose paths that hurt their performance. Why would people do that?
post written by: Marc Email I know you want to be the best you can be. We all do.
Thinking & Learning
WHEN A PERSON THINKS a negative thought and tries to get rid of it , that person is thinking positively negatively. Daniel M. Wegner of Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, has conducted a long string of experiments that show the futility and actual danger of trying to get rid of thoughts. In some of the experiments, Wegner told his subjects, “Try not to think about a white bear.” The subjects were then asked to say aloud everything that came to mind. Of course, thoughts of white bears showed up quite a bit.
Confidence is a tool you can use in your everyday life to do all kinds of cool stuff, not least to stop second-guessing yourself, manage your fears and become able to do more of the things that really matter to you. But not many people realise that their self-confidence works just like a muscle – it grows in response to the level of performance required of it. Either you use it or you lose it. That’s why I’ve given you 63 ways to grow your confidence so that you can become a giant.
Is your mind playing tricks on you and robbing you of your happiness ? Our minds are complex and are often our own worst enemies when it comes to being happy. Really.
Dec 27, 2010 When you have major changes going on in your life, or you’re just frustrated about where you are, it’s easy to get trapped in a cycle of depression, bad moods and frustration. I know, I’ve been there … and when I’m not careful, I still get there more than I want to.
A number of sources, most recently ProgrammingOutsideTheCube and the RingerTape page, say that many folk find it takes time to get into a state where work flows. Do you plan to get into flow, does it come upon you more as a kind of inspiration, or is it not necessary for you? Do you use tactics to improve your team's ability to flow? Which particular events disrupt flow the most, and how do you solve them? For me, flow requires both inspiration and expiration, if that makes sense.
« Price is Right? | Main | How to Win Any Negotiation » The Most Incredible Ways To Improve Thyself! By admin | March 6, 2008 This article received over 83K thousand views from stumbleupon, thanks for everyone that liked and shared with others. Here is a list of some other similar articles I’ve written: