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How to Stop Procrastinating: 7 Timeless Tips

How to Stop Procrastinating: 7 Timeless Tips
Image by tbondolfi (license). “Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”Spanish Proverb “How soon ‘not now’ becomes ‘never’.”Martin Luther “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”Karen Lamb One of the most common problems is procrastination. Now, nothing wrong with a little escape from time to time. So what can you do? 1. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”Eva Young A bit of planning can certainly help you to achieve what you want to achieve. You think and think and try to come up with “the perfect plan”. 2. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.”Olin Miller ”Putting off an easy thing makes it hard. By over thinking and putting things off you are not only trying to protect yourself from pain. Because you are dwelling on it. So plan a little and then take action. Often you don’t even have to plan, you have been there before and you know what needs to be done. 3. 4. “Do the hard jobs first. 5. 6. 7. Related:  word to the wiseCorrigenda

21 Habits of Happy People Contributed by Cindy Holbrook “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbar Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed. We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. 1. Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. 2. Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. 3. Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. 4. Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. 5. Don’t wallow in self-pity. 6. Some statistics show that 80% of people dislike their jobs! 7. Take the time to see the beauty around you. 8. Don’t take yourself – or life to seriously. 9. Holding a grudge will hurt no one but you. 10. Develop an attitude of gratitude. 11. Always make sure your loved ones know you love them even in times of conflict. 12. Honesty is the best policy. 13. Meditation gives your very active brain a rest. 14. 15. See the glass as half full.

25 Simple Ways to Motivate Yourself Feeling less than motivated all too often? I do. Well, perhaps not too often. Want some practical solutions to that universal motivation-problem? Let me know which ones work well for you. I’m sure you’ll find at least one or two that do just that among these suggestions. 1. 2. 3. What am I ______ about in my life right now? Put in your own value in the blank space. What am I happy about in my life right now? It’s important that you really feel how it makes you feel. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Reviewing your results is important so you see where you have gone wrong in the past to avoid similar missteps further on. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. Also, try to find the valuable lesson(s) in each of your failures. 14. When you know what has happened to others in similar situations – what path they have walked – you can adapt and try their solutions (and personal variations of those) and your own. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

» Start Here By Leo Babauta I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise, procrastinating with work, slipping into a bad diet, and generally not feeling motivated. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s hard to get going again, to get started when all the forces of inertia are against you. Here’s how to get started, in just a few easy steps. Pick one thing. With every single step, you’ll feel better. Just announced: Dealing with Your Struggles video course.

How to Stop Overthinking Everything: 9 Simple Habits What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live? I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much. They overthink every little problem until it becomes bigger and scarier and it actually is. Overthink positive things until they don’t look so positive anymore. Or overanalyze and deconstruct things and so the happiness that comes from just enjoying something in the moment disappears. Now, thinking things through can be a great thing of course. I know. But in the past 8 years or so I have learned how to make this issue so small that it very rarely pops up anymore. In this article I would like to share 9 habits that have helped me in a big, big way to become a simpler and smarter thinker and to live a happier and less fearful life. 1. It is very easy to fall into the trap of overthinking minor things in life. So when you are thinking and thinking about something ask yourself: Will this matter in 5 years? 2. Here’s what have worked for me. 3. 4.

21 Rules to Live Your Life – Dokkodo I came across ‘Dokkodo’ recently which is a small book written by Miyamoto Musashi a week before he died in 1645. Based on the date, I was quite amazed at how many of the following rules or principles if you like have stayed with us and are still very relevant today. The 21 precepts below were written just as Miyamoto was giving away all his possessions in preparation for death and I think many of them still apply to our modern society and lifestyles. Photo Credit I’m not one to simply copy the work of others and put it here, but in this case I believe that the precepts by Miyamoto deserve to be shared. Many of them fall into the same line of thinking that I have and the same line of teaching that I’m trying to share here. This post is long so I recommend you scan the points and if there are any you don’t understand or want to have my views on then read the comments by me below them. 1. 2. This is one I really had to think about to start to understand. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Photo Credit

Slow Food Slow Food is an international movement founded by Carlo Petrini in 1986. Promoted as an alternative to fast food, it strives to preserve traditional and regional cuisine and encourages farming of plants, seeds and livestock characteristic of the local ecosystem. It was the first established part of the broader Slow Movement. The movement has since expanded globally to over 100,000 members in 150 countries.[1] Its goals of sustainable foods and promotion of local small businesses are paralleled by a political agenda directed against globalization of agricultural products. Slow Food organization[edit] Slow Food began in Italy with the founding of its forerunner organization, Arcigola, in 1986[2] to resist the opening of a McDonald's near the Spanish Steps in Rome. At its heart is the aim to promote local foods and centuries-old traditions of gastronomy and food production. Objectives[edit] Slow Food Germany is among the organizers of the yearly demonstrations under the banner We are fed up!

Top 10 Tips To Radically Improve Your Social Skills PositivityBlog.com “The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. “Who was Dale Carnegie?” He wrote a little book called “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. Carnegie then continued to write more books and to create courses on how to interact with people, on how to make friends and on how to gain influence. Here are 10 of my favourite tips from Dale Carnegie. 1. “If you want to be enthusiastic, act enthusiastic.” Emotions work backwards too. “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” This is so key. The body language and the voice tonality is a bit like the rest of the iceberg, the great mass below the tip of the words we use. “Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.” Now these things may not be easy to avoid all together. You will also be broadcasting and receiving negative emotions. 6.

Change A Habit In Three Steps With This Flowchart I'm going to promote your comment by way of calling you out for being a bullshitter extraordinaire. Nicotine is one of the most famously addictive substances known. There are many cases reported of people who were told they had cancer, were on drugs and treatment to help them fight cancer, and yet could not stop smoking tobacco. If you claim that you simply stopped your addiction to tobacco and 'it was easy', I can only suspect you to be either a liar or someone with above-human psychological abilities. Next, you denounce anyone who can't lose weight as being 'weak, lazy' and lacking motivation. You're a troll, right? Fuck you. I do know many people who have just quit tobacco, even after many many years. The simple fact is some people can do it, others cannot. Plenty of people quit that way.

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