16 Things I Wish They Had Taught Me in School
I am 28 now. I don’t think about the past or regret things much these days. But sometimes I wish that I had known some of things I have learned over the last few years a bit earlier. That perhaps there had been a self-improvement class in school. And in some ways there probably was. Because some of these 16 things in this article a teacher probably spoke about in class. Some of it would probably not have stuck in my mind anyway. But I still think that taking a few hours from all those German language classes and use them for some personal development classes would have been a good idea. So here are 16 things I wish they had taught me in school (or I just would like to have known about earlier). 1. This is one of the best ways to make better use of your time. So a lot of what you do is probably not as useful or even necessary to do as you may think. You can just drop – or vastly decrease the time you spend on – a whole bunch of things. 2. You can do things quicker than you think. 3. 4. 5.
Take the Positivity Challenge!
“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.”- Anais Nin I think that one of the most effective ways to improve your life is simply to think in a more positive way. This is of course nothing new and not that simple. If it was, well, then at least most of us would already be doing it. So, why aren’t we more positive? I can think of a few reasonable reasons. We think it is like it is – ItÂ´s easy to confuse what has happened to you, the story of your life, with now and the future. Social programming – A big reason many think that things are like they are and will always be that way is because no one ever told them that there was an alternative. Lack of energy – Changing the many negative and neutral thoughts in our day to day life to positive ones can take quite a bit of energy. Too reactive and mindful of what others may think – You may think, if I change and become more positive, what will other people say? Not knowing how the world (most of the time) works can discourage you.
Maslow Self Actualization - unlearn.
"Self Actualization is the intrinsic growth of what is already in the organism, or more accurately, of what the organism is." Abraham Maslow Maslow studied healthy people, most psychologists study sick people. The characteristics listed here are the results of 20 years of study of people who had the "full use and exploitation of talents, capacities, potentialities, etc.." Self-actualization implies the attainment of the basic needs of physiological, safety/security, love/belongingness, and self-esteem. Maslow's Basic Principles: The normal personality is characterized by unity, integration, consistency, and coherence. Realistic Realistically oriented, SA persons have a more efficient perception of reality, they have comfortable relations with it. Acceptance Accept themselves, others and the natural world the way they are. Spontaneity, Simplicity, Naturalness Spontaneous in their inner life, thoughts and impulses, they are unhampered by convention. Problem Centering Peak experiences Creativity
5 Secrets For a Better Work-Life Balance: Inside HootSuite Culture
What It Means to Work Smarter Staying fit and healthy while killing it on the job can be tough. At HootSuite, where things tend to move at a lightning speed, it can be especially challenging for many of us to maintain a good work-life balance. Luckily, our work culture supports us in keeping our health and wellness a top priority. The mentality trickles down from the top. In a recent interview with Fast Company, our CEO Ryan Holmes, who is an avid cyclist, rock-climber and yoga fan, shared some of his ideas on the subject. Here are 5 ways we at HootSuite are doing things that make us happier and healthier, so we can work smarter: 1. HootSuite’s kitchen is the heart of the office, a large, open space with microwave ovens, dishwashers, picnic tables and more. Lunch hour is also a great time to get some in some exercise at HootSuite. “The noon workout is a great break for me as it forces me to get away from my desk. 2. 3. 4. 5. Image courtesy of Canadian Box Addict
16 things I know are true but haven't quite learned yet
There’s a difference between knowing something and living as if it were true. At the end of 2013, these truths are all lingering on that awkward threshold, for me anyway. 1) The sooner you do something, the more of your life you get to spend with that thing done — even though it takes less effort (or at least no more) than it will later. It’s the ultimate sure-thing investment and I pass it up all the time. 2) I never regret working out. I can’t count the number of times I’ve negotiated with myself to work out the next day instead of today because I’m worried it will be a “bad workout.” 3) Whenever I’m playing with my phone I am only shortening my life. 4) Nothing makes me more productive and in-the-moment than a clean house. 5) Minute-for-minute, nothing I do is more rewarding than meditation. 6) Creative work is something that can be done at any time. 7) Acting the way you want to feel usually works. 9) Our minds are geared to manage much less than we typically end up managing.
Lorenzo Duran - Designaside.com
L’artista spagnolo Lorenzo Duran si avvale delle foglie come tela per le sue incisioni. Dopo il lavaggio e l’essiccazione, rimuove con precisione chirurgica ed estrema cura i segmenti in eccesso, usando una tecnica simile a quella del tradizionale paper cutting. Quest’ultimo passo è ovviamente il più difficile vista la fragilità del materiale scelto, il risultatò di questo processo è una serie di affascinanti disegni geometrici incredibilmente belli e dilicati. Grazie a Francesca per il suggerimento. via: illusion.scene360.com
Top 10 Things That Determine Happiness | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice
photo: meddygarnet Happiness is, by nature, a subjective quality with a definition like a moving target. There is scant evidence — qualitative or quantitative — to lend convincing support to those life variables most critical in determining individual happiness, which is likely why past researchers committed to the scientific method rarely tried to tackle the subject. This is changing. Take, for example, the World Database of Happiness in Rotterdam, self-described as a, “continuous register of scientific research on subjective appreciation of life.” While we’re not entirely convinced of this marriage between science and subjectivity, we can still offer up a top 10 of things that determine human happiness, as supported by this growing body of research. No.10 – Having a short memory Are you one to hold grudges? No.9 – Exacting fairness No.8 – Having lots of friendships No.7 – Being spiritual No.6 – Thinking ahead No.5 – Developing a skill According to psychology professor Dr. No.2 – Good genes