The Procrastination Doom Loop—and How to Break It When I woke up this morning, I had one goal: Finish this article by 11 a.m. So, predictably, by the time it was 10 a.m., I had made and consumed two cups of coffee, taken out the trash, cleaned my room while taking a deliberately slow approach to folding my shirts, gone on a walk outside to clear my head, had a thing of yogurt and fruit to reward the physical exertion, sent an email to my aunt and sister, read about 100 Tweets (favorited three; written and deleted one), despaired at my lack of progress, comforted myself by eating a second breakfast, opened several tabs from ESPN.com on my browser ... and written absolutely nothing. What's the matter with me?* Nothing, according to research that conveniently justifies this sort of behavior to my editors.
Set Yourself on Fire Have you heard of a guy called Fred Shero? No? Until recently, me neither. Interactive Graphic Organizer Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers "Graphic organizers are tools that help your brain think." - Kylene Beers Graphic organizers are an illustration of your thoughts on paper. They can help you brainstorm, organize, and visualize your ideas. Click on a graphic organizer to download a PDF of it.
An Insanely Simple 3 Step Guide for Killing Procrastination Have you ever experienced this? You have something you need to do – something important – but you can’t figure out how to stop procrastinating. You put it off for a few days, which turn into more than a few. Days, or even weeks go by without that check mark on your to-do list, and that important thing has become a monster. It’s this huge, ugly task that hides under your bed and haunts you when you turn off the light at night. Maybe you never end up doing it. Stop Procrastinating by "Clearing to Neutral" By Thanh Pham We often procrastinate because there is this one hidden thing holding us back. It is this one thing that makes you procrastinate and most people are not even aware what this is, but if you eliminate it you can say goodbye to procrastination forever.
» Get Off Your Butt: 16 Ways to Get Motivated When You’re in a Slump By Leo Babauta Even the most motivated of us — you, me, Tony Robbins — can feel unmotivated at times. In fact, sometimes we get into such a slump that even thinking about making positive changes seems too difficult. But it’s not hopeless: with some small steps, baby ones in fact, you can get started down the road to positive change. Yes, I know, it seems impossible at times. You don’t feel like doing anything.
12 Puzzle and Quiz Creation Tools for Teachers There are many different sites on the internet that allow you to create your own puzzles and games to use either directly in class, or which can be linked to/embedded into your VLE. I’ve been doing some trawling ahead of a training session I am running soon, and here are a few of the best ones that I’ve found. There are others out there, but the focus specifically for my session was KS4 and 5, so these links are aimed at older students. If you have any other favourites, please add them to the comments! 1. Classtools Net
How to Get Your Stuff into Evernote It is no secret that I am a big fan of Evernote. It is one of those amazing tools that can radically boost your productivity. I use it probably more than any other program other than Mac Mail. It has enabled me to realize my dream of a paperless office. But Evernote can also be initially intimidating. 15-productivity-hacks-for-procrastinators There are more than six billion people in this world and I am willing to bet that the majority of us are probably procrastinators. It is just an easy habit to fall into. Think of procrastination as if it were like quick sand. The 10 Top Productivity Blogs A blog worth reading is one that offers consistently original content and is more concerned with having great posts than fulfilling a certain quota of posts. The following ten blogs offer something unique and can help improve your life. 1. Motivate Thy Self – Eric Hamm is a serial entrepreneur, and also the creator of Frugal Theme .
10 Great Search Engines for History Teachers Use the LUNA Browser to check out David Rumsey’s Map Collection with more than 30,000 images, searchable by keyword. Find excellent sources for women’s history with the Genesis dataset and extensive list of web resources. Get access to historical military records through Fold3, the web’s premier collection of original military records and memorials. Use the Internet Modern History Sourcebook to find thousands of sources in modern history. Browse and search to find full texts, multimedia, and more. Use the history guide from the Library of Anglo-American Culture and History for a subject catalog of recommended websites for historians, with about 11,000 to choose from.
Three of a Kind: Productivity Powered by Evernote, Trello, and Todoist The power of technology today is your work can be available anywhere. That can be a huge boost to your productivity. It’s easier than ever to tackle projects and get projects accomplished because your work follows you, whether you’re traveling on a commuter bus, plane, train, and everywhere in between. David Barber uses Evernote daily in conjunction with other applications to help keep organized in personal life and at work.
6 Scientific Tactics to Stop Procrastinating Procrastination is something that everyone deals with. Given the fact that this is blog is for the self-employed and online freelancers, it’s a bit surprising to me that some of our most popular posts have been on being more productive and staying disciplined. I have to assume that most of us who work from our computers have some of the worst cases of procrastination of all! It’s hard to place too much blame on ourselves though, as the internet offers an unlimited amount of alternatives to doing our work. Since that’s the case, what are some proven ways to combat procrastination?
7 Tricks To Spice Up Your To-Do List Summary – To-Do List equals Prioritize & Results I’m sure everyone can agree that one of the best tools for productivity is the To-Do list. All productivity gurus recommend it. In fact, it is considered as the foundation of productivity by some. Generally, a To-Do list is a system in which you will list down all the tasks needed to be done. Once a task is completed, it will be written off from the list.