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60 Ways to Get Organized & Take Control of Your Life

60 Ways to Get Organized & Take Control of Your Life

100 Best Blogs to Help You Find Happiness Nurse Practitioner Schools Happiness can be an elusive thing, especially when you're trying to balance nursing school with work, family and having a personal life. Yet, however hard it may be to attain, happiness is always in the end worth the effort. Not sure where or how to begin your journey to a happier life? Happiness Read through these blogs to learn more about how to attain more happiness in your life. Simplicity These blogs offer advice on paring down your life to the essentials. My Simpler Life: On this blog, a simple-living educator shares her tips on leading a simpler life.Zen Habits: Learn how to pare down your life and focus on the things that truly matter on this popular blog.Remodeling This Life: Try out this blog for tips on clearing out your emotional clutter and living simply.Your Life. Productivity For many, getting more accomplished can be a big source of happiness. Self-Improvement Learn how to become a better, happier person through the guidance of these sites. Attitude Balance Relationships Health

Your personal online coach to help you gain control of your house and home Handbook for Life: 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity | zen habits 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. It’ll also become apparent from the links in this handbook that I’ve written about this stuff before. How to use this handbook This handbook is not meant to be a step-by-step guide, nor should you adopt all the tips below. Pick and choose the tips that will be most useful to you. 52 Tips for Happiness and Productivity Try rising early.

40 Ways to Let Go and Feel Less Pain “If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.” ~Ajahn Chah Eckhart Tolle believes we create and maintain problems because they give us a sense of identity. We replay past mistakes over and over again in our head, allowing feelings of shame and regret to shape our actions in the present. Though it may sound simple, Ajahn Chah’s advice speaks volumes. There will never be a time when life is simple. Let Go Of Frustration with Yourself/Your Life 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Let go of Anger and Bitterness 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Let Go Of Past Relationships 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. Let Go Of Stress 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. It’s a long list, but there’s much left to be said! Photo by Katie Romanova

Focus on Community: Get some cool, customized icons One of the great things about the Android world is how active the community is in it. You don’t need to wait for a company to tell you how your phone looks. Beginning a new series here on TalkAndroid, I would like to welcome you all to Focus on Community. I’ll be showcasing something incredible the community has brought us every now and then so you can all get the most out of your Android experience. niteowl360 over at xda has created a thread to showcase his art skills. Thanks again niteowl360! Have you created something awesome? » See more articles by Andrew Greenfield

Demanding Joy To Let Go of Stress, Catch Your Breath: Ujayii Breathing How-To When I first began practicing yoga in 1983, my teachers didn’t just tell me to breathe; they gave me explicit instructions on how to breathe, how to feel the sensations of breath, and how to become familiar with the muscles of respiration. When I began studying the Ashtanga style of yoga at age 22, I was introduced to ujayii pranayama, or the triumphant breath. It was a complete revelation to me. Breath equals life. Correct breathing in yoga is perhaps one of the most important keys to exploring the practice. Ujayii breath is one of many breathing techniques used in yoga — and I recommend you try it for stress relief and mind-body health even if you’re not a regular yoga practitioner. How to do ujayii breathing correctly Ujayii breath is created by restricting the muscles in the throat at the level of the larynx (voice box), which draws the delicate vocal cords together and produces a hissing sound as breath streams through them. Creating this wall of inner throat noise is very soothing.

Second wave of Motorola Droid Bionic pictures show 4.5-inch qHD screen and Android 2.3.4 Earlier today we showed you leaked pictures of the new Droid Bionic. Already the next wave of photos have surfaced which give us more insight about this beast. It will sport a 4.5-inch qHD screen. We also get a nice shot of the new Droid Eye which looks as sweet as ever. [via droidlife] » See more articles by Robert Nazarian

Nerd Paradise : How to Write a 20 Page Research Paper in Under a Day Posted on: 10 Cado 7:0 - 5.27.29 So you've procrastinated again. You told yourself you wouldn't do this 2 months ago when your professor assigned you this. Pick a Topic The more "legally-oriented" your topic is, the better. Make a list ...of every possible outcome that this issue could cause in...the near future...the far future...of every person that this topic affects....of any instances where this topic has come in the news....what you would do about this topic if you had the chance/power/enough-sugar...any little detail you can think ofThe important thing about this is to think of ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING, no matter how silly or far-fetched. Reorder everything Put your most obvious argument first. Then put weird off the wall stuff, regardless of importance. Put the strongest argument for your case next. Now list the incidents that will help argue for your point. Now, list everything that could be construed to be the answer to the question "if elected, what would you do about this issue?"

How to Live With an Unknowable Mind We know surprisingly little about our own personalities, attitudes and even self-esteem. How do we live with that? How do you imagine your own mind? I sometimes picture mine as a difficult and contrary child; the kind that throws a stone at you for no reason and can’t explain itself. One reason minds can be frustrating is that we only have access to part of them, by definition the conscious part. Except we don’t know it’s doing things we haven’t asked it to, because we can’t interrogate it. This is quite a different view of the mind than Freud had. The idea that large parts of our minds can’t be accessed is fine for basic processes like movement, seeing or hearing. Other parts would be extremely interesting to know about. Here are three examples of areas in which our self-knowledge is relatively low: 1. You’d be pretty sure that you could describe your personality to someone else, right? Don’t be so sure. 2. 3. Perhaps this is the oddest one of all. Road to self-knowledge