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42 Ways to Make Life Simpler

42 Ways to Make Life Simpler
Image by notsogoodphotography (license). “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”Confucius “The aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity and familiarity.”Ludwig Wittgenstein I love simplifying my life. It makes me more effective and life less stressful. So today I’d like to share 42 ways to make your life simpler. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. If you found this article helpful, then please share it with someone else by using the buttons below. Related:  yet another random pearllifestyleLife, Love, and Happiness

Cute & Stylish Sketches By Fabo The irresistibly adorable art of artist Fabo has been enchanting users for years. Fabo adds a touch of cuteness to his creations that makes them simply impossible to ignore. For Fabo’s complete library of work visit his deviantART page. Find this post useful? Check out these: How to Build Unstoppable Confidence - Kinowear stumbleupon Article by Jae with contribution by guest contributor Tina Su If you had MASSIVE amounts of confidence in yourself, how would your life be different right now? What would be different in your career? How would your relationships change? No matter who you are, you can build unstoppable confidence. Building self-confidence is something that most people leave to chance. But waiting for external factors to give you confidence is like building your house on sandy ground. The majority of men who are active in the dating scene are a good example of this common approach. This approach may work, but this type of confidence reveals itself to be weak further down the road. For example, one day a woman might shatter their ego by leaving them for another man, or worse, telling them they are not satisfying any of their needs. At this point most men will start to doubt their worth and their confidence level will drop tremendously, and it’ll affect the way they approach future relationships. 1.

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. 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. 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.

Raising a Moral Child Genetic twin studies suggest that anywhere from a quarter to more than half of our propensity to be giving and caring is inherited. That leaves a lot of room for nurture, and the evidence on how parents raise kind and compassionate children flies in the face of what many of even the most well-intentioned parents do in praising good behavior, responding to bad behavior, and communicating their values. By age 2, children experience some moral emotions — feelings triggered by right and wrong. To reinforce caring as the right behavior, research indicates, praise is more effective than rewards. Rewards run the risk of leading children to be kind only when a carrot is offered, whereas praise communicates that sharing is intrinsically worthwhile for its own sake. But what kind of praise should we give when our children show early signs of generosity? Many parents believe it’s important to compliment the behavior, not the child — that way, the child learns to repeat the behavior. Photo

10 Secrets to Success What is it that makes people successful and I mean really successful compared to you or me? Are they smarter or do they work harder? Are they risk takers or have powerful and influential friends? The financial newspaper Investors Business Daily (IBD) asked these same questions a few years ago and started a multi-year search for the answer. They studied industry leaders, investors and entrepreneurs to understand the traits they all had in common that contributed to their success. Reproduced here is their list of 10 Secrets to Success along with my commentary on each no-so-secret, ‘secret’. I decided to reproduce the list here and comment on each of the traits in hopes of motivating you and myself in the process. I originally came across this list when I was staring at some papers on a refrigerator owned by someone who was very successful – both personally and financially. The problem was, after a couple of months I forgot about the secrets and they fell by the wayside. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

How to Be Alone I once knew a man who hated to be alone. It panicked him to the point where he sought to fill all of his waking hours with people. On the streets, at the bus stop, in restaurants, if he was unaccompanied he would soon find someone to talk to. I don’t judge him for his needs but as an introvert — someone who who requires being alone to re-energize — his constant seeking of the company of others made me feel claustrophobic. But clearly my friend wasn’t alone. In fact, the Experience Project has a group called “I Hate to Be Alone.” Anyway, I digress. I recently found a little gem of a video on YouTube called How to Be Alone by filmaker Andrea Dorfman and poet/singer/songwriter Tanya Davis. I have to say, however, after extolling the virtues of solitude, that I’ve never HAD to be alone much in my life and the few I times I did (like when I changed schools in grade 12 and had no friends for three months) seemed cruel. Recent Kerry Slavens Articles:

100 Ways To Develop Your Mind This weeks Sunday Siesta has been postponed as I have been working all weekend on this article. It’s my longest article ever at over 4500 words but I think it was worth the time and the effort. I have been resisting doing this post for a while now. I was originally inspired to do this by Dragos Roua who wrote a great post 100 Ways to Live a Better Life and who was inspired by Mike King in this great post 100 Ways To Be A Better Leader who was inspired by Armen Shirvanian: 100 Ways to Show Boldness who was inspired by the maniac who started it all Luciano Passuello and his post Tackling Any Issue With A List Of 100 So here I am with 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind 1. If there’s one thing that will change your thoughts quicker than anything else, it’s facing your fears. 2. A lot of people have difficulty in standing up for themselves. 3. It’s great to be silent for just a little while. 4. 5. 6. 7. Building self discipline is a great way to take control of your mind and your thoughts. 8. 9. 10.

How To Be Happy Back to home page click here First of all, be realistic. Nobody is happy all of the time and it is perfectly normal to have variations in moods and feelings from day to day, month to month, and even year to year. Link: 50 ways to relieve stress click here Last modified on 4 April 2014 Footnotes: (1) These are suggestions for you to pick and choose if you want to be happier than perhaps you have been. (2) It is probably little consolation to those in their 20s and 30s - the majority of those who e-mail me (a guy in his 60s) about this advice - but there is a substantial body of evidence to show that overall people become happier as they grow older [for further information on the U-bend click here]. (3) Many people e-mail me to thank me for this advice. (4) These suggestions are for people who might be feeling a bit low or who are feeling fine but could be happier. If you have some ideas of your own e-mail me

5 Signs Your Relationship Is Going To Last Is your relationship in trouble? Having worked with thousands of couples during the last 46 years, I've seen over and over what creates relationship success or failure. Here are some choices that can make a huge difference: 1. You take responsibility for your feelings rather than expecting your partner to make you happy. The major issue in relationships is whether you take responsibility for your feelings of worth, safety, lovability and happiness, or whether you make your partner responsible for these feelings. If you believe that your partner is responsible for making you happy, safe and worthy, what do you do when he or she doesn't do what you want? Do you: Get angry, attack and blame, withdraw or find other ways to punish your partner? Does any of this help your relationship? The major way you can begin to heal your relationship is to learn how to love yourself — how to take loving care of your own feelings. 2. Do you treat yourself with kindness? 3. 4. 5.

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