The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best time is now. Mindbloom was created by people who know that life improvement can be hard, time-consuming and expensive. The Life Game seeks to make life improvement accessible to everyone. Do you have a few minutes today to make the most of your life? Decide what's important. Grow a Life Tree that reminds you of what's important to you and why. Discover your motivation. Nurture your tree through images and music that represent your passions and purpose—the real motivation behind your intentions. Take meaningful action Keep your tree green and healthy through small actions that support your passions and purpose—the building blocks of natural growth.
7 Not So Obvious Habits To Maximize Your ProductivityI was a big fan of productivity, and, in some respects, I still am. I’ve been a very early adopter of GTD, and, for years, I did my weekly reviews with the discipline of a zen monk. But, eventually, I hit a roadblock. GTD is about getting things “done”, but in life we have much more to experience than “doing”. We feel. So, I confess I fell out from the GTD wagon. But enough with all this shameless self-promotion intro. So, instead of doing a presentation of the Assess – Decide – Do framework, I chose to isolate only 7 simple tips for today’s post. As a matter of fact, they’re even organized as such. 1. I firmly believe that the art of ignorance should be taught in schools. Especially on Mondays, when all the previous week unprocessed stuff seems to crash on us, try to apply this. Slash out Twitter, Facebook, email. 2. Each tiny task that you finish is an achievement. Tuesdays are great for this habit, because they’re the first link after the week hast started. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
11 Goal Hacks: How to Achieve AnythingGoal-setting research on fantasising, visualisation, goal commitment, procrastination, the dark side of goal-setting and more… We’re all familiar with the nuts and bolts of goal-setting. We should set specific, challenging goals, use rewards, record progress and make public commitments (if you’re not familiar with these then check out this article on how to reach life goals). So how come we still fail? This psychological research suggests why and what mindsets should help us reach our goals. 1. The biggest enemy of any goal is excessive positive fantasising. 2. The reason we don’t achieve our goals is lack of commitment. One powerful psychological technique to increase commitment is mental contrasting. 3. You can use the Zeigarnik effect to drag you on towards your goal. What the Zeigarnik effect teaches is that one weapon for beating procrastination is starting somewhere…anywhere. 4. 5. When we miss our target, we can fall foul of the what-the-hell-effect. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
How to Put Your Personal Development on AutoPilotHow to Put Your Personal Development on AutoPilot Photo Credit: Frans Zwart via Compfight There are few spheres of interest one is looking to improve while trying to implement personal development as a concept into his life. And the peculiar thing is that once you try to move things in one particular area of your life, the effect accumulates and gets quite dispersive through other segments as well. Have you ever noticed that once you start to exercise you suddenly pay a lot more attention to your diet, and even get up earlier or become more productive? So if this premise is correct, then you would like to know how is one able to pay attention to many areas of life all at once, and what is the best way to ensure progress? How improving one thing affects other areas of your life If you want to rely on automating this process, then doing it by aiming for random goals at a time won’t suffice. This is how guys like Tim Ferriss are able to achieve so much, in so many diverse areas, all at once.
30 Habits that Will Change your LifeDeveloping good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits.