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How to Level Up in the Game of Life

How to Level Up in the Game of Life
Ding! This may be the sweetest sound you can possibly hear when playing a role-playing game (henceforth referred to as an RPG). “DING!” Congratulations, or “grats!” It’s this particular reason that games like World of Warcraft, Rift, Oblivion, Everquest 2, and any other RPG are so damn addictive: there’s always another level to reach, another dragon to kill, and better armor to acquire. Today, we’re going to turn life into a giant role playing game. Since day one, the tagline for Nerd Fitness has been “Level up your life.” Today, you’re going to learn how. Don’t complain about your starting zone Let’s assume that you hit the random button when creating your character in World of Warcraft - you were hoping for a good looking elf and ended up with a goofy-looking ogre. In the game of life: we’re all dealt a “random character.” That’s life. It might not be fair, but it is what it is. Rule #1 of the Rebellion - “We don’t care where you came from, only where you’re going.” Life as a newbie Nope. Related:  for girls & lazy people

13 Tips to Actually Enjoy Exercising Is staying in shape always something that gets bumped to the bottom of your list? I know many people that complain about not having enough time to exercise. I think they are lying to themselves. I used to hate exercising too. Here’s some tips to make exercise something you actually want to do: Make it a Habit – Remove the thinking element. 5 Ways to Instantly Become More Productive Believe it or not, productivity can be learned, grasshopper. Yeah, I didn’t believe it either..until I transformed myself into a productivity ninja. Today, I’m going to teach you to maximize your time at your computer, dominate your email in-box, and spend less time on unimportant tasks to focus on what really matters. Once you have freed up your time, you’ll be surprised how you’re able to hang out with friends and family, pick up new skills, spend more time exercising, or cook healthy meals. Like Neo learning Kung Fu, today I shall teach you the skill of productivity. My story I am the world’s best procrastinator. For the past three years: I used to think I was justified in my horribly unproductive, time-consuming behavior because I was running a business. I finally came to the harsh realization that I was lying to myself. So I dumped ALL of my effort into building the habit of productivity. Just two months later, my life is drastically different: I actually feel in control of my life now.

Through a Blue Lens by Veronica Alice Mannix From the playlist : Manifesto for Interventionist Media - because Art is a Hammer Manifesto Point # 6: Work through the ethics, privacy and consent process with your partners before you begin, and adapt your project accordingly. Sometimes it means changing your whole approach – or even dropping it. — Katerina Cizek

How to Use Your Subconscious to Change Your Life “Never go to sleep without a request to your subconscious.” – Thomas Edison Your subconscious loves to do work while your body performs other tasks that are easy. I can prove this very easily by asking you how many good ideas you have had while driving or in the shower. When you are relaxed yet slightly distracted, your mind is often at its best. Using subconscious requests will… Improve your motivation.Help you become happier.Increase your emotional intelligence. You’ll see improvement in less than a month. My last request was… “Please give me more patience when commuting to work and allow me to even enjoy my time in the car.” Within a month I was enjoying my ride to work. My latest request is… “Let’s find creative ways to grow my blog.” I took this approach because it’s going to take a request to my subconscious and action in my waking life to make this happen. Mindset My mindset is changing by setting my subconscious on a certain issue. The 3 step request only takes five minutes:

Workout Program for People that Hate Working Out The idea for this workout program dawned on me the other day as a way to slowly (very slowly) get into a fitness routine that you are meant to keep going the rest of your life. We are discussing our progress, challenges and successes in the comments below if you would like to join us! I was sick of training schedules and programs that were so extreme I could only keep them up for a few weeks or days before collapsing under the time or mental pressure. I mulled the problem over for a while and thought: “If I had to come up with a workout program that I kept doing for the next 5 years… what would it look like?” The gist of the workout is 3 parts: Start with a painfully easy workout, like “1 pushup” or “2 squats”, that’s it. The purpose of the workout is to be very long term, something you might do for years. For example, hold off on adding things like “run 1 mile” to your workout until you are months into it. Life is meant to be enjoyed you know Smile and relax. Give it a try:

How to Become a Star Grad Student: James McLurkin and the Power of Stretch Churn March 15th, 2010 · 61 comments The Famous Dr. McLurkin In 2008, when James McLurkin graduated with a PhD in Computer Science from MIT, he was unquestionably a star. Four years earlier, Time Magazine profiled James and his research on swarm robotics as part of their Innovators series. Perhaps most telling, even my brother, who finished his systems engineering degree in 2002, knew of James. In other words, James is famous in his field. With these accomplishments in mind, this post asks two simple questions: How did James become such a star? The answers, as you’ll soon encounter, are not what you might first expect… A Star is Born The direct source of James’ stardom is obvious. microrobots he called Ants. To call this swarm a breakthrough risks understatement. “Our group at MIT was way out in front,” James recalls. When James published the paper documenting the project, it sparked a sensation that spread beyond the robotics community. James became a star in the field. And so on. Conclusion

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently - Heidi Grant Halvorson -... - StumbleUpon Learn more about the science of success with Heidi Grant Halvorson’s HBR Single, based on this blog post. Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. 1. To seize the moment, decide when and where you will take each action you want to take, in advance. 3. Fortunately, decades of research suggest that the belief in fixed ability is completely wrong — abilities of all kinds are profoundly malleable. The good news is, if you aren’t particularly gritty now, there is something you can do about it. 7. To build willpower, take on a challenge that requires you to do something you’d honestly rather not do. 8. 9.

Want a Bubble Butt? Use this workout to get better results, faster. The human body is a great and complex thing. For those of you who train, this is both good and bad. On the one hand, if every body were the same, there wouldn’t be a need for hundreds of different workout programs, philosophies, etc. That said, there are some relative constants in the fitness world that are generally accepted to be especially beneficial to everyone. I’ve had this knowledge and have been using plyo/weight combo workouts with clients for years. Generic workout plans are nice, but have you ever wanted a fully customized workout plan that actually changes based on your progress? Our FitPlan does just that. Perform this workout 3 days a week. Day 1 - Keep weights lower during this session. Day 2 – This session is going to focus on fast explosive movements to really torch your hamstrings and glute muscles, before moving to the weights to finish things off. Day 3 – We’re going to repeat the session from Day 1 with a few minor modifications to increase intensity.

Mémorisation : trouver sa stratégie Dans tous les cas : lire, relire, et réviser plusieurs fois Il faut souvent apprendre plusieurs fois pour mémoriser vraiment Il n'y a pas de secret : pour bien mémoriser, il faut relire et réviser plusieurs fois le même cours et la même leçon. C'est la règle de base indispensable à tous, quelle que soit votre forme d'apprentissage. Vous le savez sans doute déjà : il est conseillé de relire une première fois un cours ou une leçon, le jour ou le soir même. Pourquoi ? Pour apprendre, il faut se représenter mentalement ce qu'on découvre Comment se représenter ce que l'on étudie ? Mais comment apprendre ? Les différentes stratégies pour évoquer et retenir les connaissances Certains retiennent grâce aux images ou aux représentions visuelles. Relisez votre cours lentement. Si vous êtes auditif et verbal, récitez vos cours à haute voix. Il se peut que ce qui vous revienne soit plutôt la voix de l'enseignant, un son, une musique, le récit d'une histoire, d'une anecdote citée dans le cours.