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17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure

17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure
Sometimes you need to take a break from work and just veg out by doing something mindless and pleasant. TV or a game of solitaire is good for that, but both require a set time commitment. There are hundreds of alternatives on the internet in the form of web toys. Vector Park has some great toys and games, some of which are harder to figure out than others. Ooh, cosmic! Staggering Beauty is a web page that comes with an epilepsy warning. Silk is an interactive drawing program (with music) in which you weave patterns of silky wisps of smoke across the screen to create horizontally-mirrored art. Sometimes you'd like to draw with many lines at the same time. Have you ever made colored sand sculptures in a glass jar? RGB is pretty simple. Cat Bounce shows you bouncing cats. Koalas to the Max is a classic that you may have played before. Chicken on a Raft is a classic that doesn't do anything but test your patience. I'm not even sure if Proyecto is the true name of this page. Related:  Idleness

LE DEMOTIVATIONAL POSTER, ICONE DE L’INDUSTRIE AMERICAINE DU LOL Pris dans sa globalité, le web français est un peu gros chat que sa maitresse aurait trop gavé de viandes en sauce. Il a du mal à bouger son gros cul, il est très prévisible et n’est franchement pas très marrant. L’inverse d’un LOLcat quoi. Moi je vous dis ça comme ça mais dans le fond j’en ai un peu rien à foutre que les gens soient sinistres. A l’origine du monde, il y avait le Motivational Poster, une affiche de quasi-propagande qui trônait crânement dans les bureaux ou les écoles et dont le propos était de pousser les gens à s’améliorer ou au moins à repenser certains de leurs comportements ou de leurs acquis. Le concept, d’une simplicité enfantine, respecte malgré tout quelques codes inamovibles: un cadre noir, une image, un titre en majuscule et un sarcasme en minuscule directement inspiré de l’image. 1 – Les Demotivational Posters « Mauvais Esprit »: 2 – Les Demotivational Posters « Hédonistes »: Kiffeurs en tout genre et petits malins. La catégorie spéciale des animaux.

Why Procrastinators Procrastinate PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. (Or see a preview.) pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-| noun the action of delaying or postponing something: your first tip is to avoid procrastination. Who would have thought that after decades of struggle with procrastination, the dictionary, of all places, would hold the solution. Avoid procrastination. While we’re here, let’s make sure obese people avoid overeating, depressed people avoid apathy, and someone please tell beached whales that they should avoid being out of the ocean. No, “avoid procrastination” is only good advice for fake procrastinators—those people that are like, “I totally go on Facebook a few times every day at work—I’m such a procrastinator!” The thing that neither the dictionary nor fake procrastinators understand is that for a real procrastinator, procrastination isn’t optional—it’s something they don’t know how to not do. Pretty normal, right? Notice anything different?

How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself: A Timely Vintage Field Guide to Self-Reliant Play and Joyful Solitude by Maria Popova A celebration of makers and hackers from half a century before they were called makers and hackers. Legendary psychoanalyst Adam Phillips has written beautifully about why the capacity for boredom is essential for a full life and Susan Sontag contemplated the creative purpose of boredom. Perhaps we understand this intellectually, but we — now more than ever, it seems — have a profound civilizational anxiety about being alone. And the seed for it is increasingly planted in childhood — in an age when play is increasingly equated with screens and interfaces, being alone with a screen is not quite being alone at all, so the art of taking joy in one’s own company slips further and further out of reach. With a wink — perhaps inadvertent — to the existential value of philosophy, Smith writes: I understand some people get worried about kids who spend a lot of time all alone, by themselves. Indoor boomerang: 'Get a piece of very thin cardboard. There is also subtle, charming humor:

Don't Stop Procrastinating. Just Procrastinate Better. by Robert Montenegro Procrastination is often unfairly regarded as productivity's evil twin, writes Donné Torr over at Hootsuite. Sure, procrastinators can be slow and unreliable, but there exists research to suggest not all people who put things off are unproductive. You can’t beat your Facebook addiction into submission – so schedule it into your work day, says Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit. Big Think's Maria Konnikova covered psychologist John Perry, who is notable for proposing a theory of Structured Procrastination: "Perry proposes the following strategy for the effective procrastinator. Perry features prominently in Torr's article for his ideas on how "effective dawdling" can lead to creativity and innovative solutions. The key takeaway here? Do I buy it? Read more at Hootsuite. Photo credit: Sergey Paranchuk / Shutterstock

Le lâcher prise : un renoncement ou un moyen de se dépasser ? - Pion Paul-Henri Pourtant, le lâcher prise est attaché au développement de la personne et même au développement spirituel et associer développement et farniente est antinomique. Si l’homme a besoin de se sentir acteur de sa vie, alors le lâcher prise doit être une action, ce ne peut être un renoncement. Rappelons nous en effet en toute chose que l’homme est sujet à trois phénomènes caractéristiques des organismes vivants : l’activité, le repos et l’évolution. Le premier aspect, l’activité, est le syndrome inverse de celui de la pile Wonder : « la pile Wonder ne s’use que si l’on s’en sert » selon le slogan publicitaire bien connu. Un organisme, pour sa part, ne s’use que si l’on ne s’en sert pas. Le second aspect, le repos, est déterminent pour les périodes d’activité. Le troisième aspect, l’évolution, est le vaste procédé d’essais-erreurs dont nous sommes issus. L’exacerbation de l’une de ces trois caractéristiques au détriment des autres conduit à se retrouver à un moment ou un autre dans l’impasse.

Momenti d'ozio | Asia blog foto tiziano matteucci “La velocità è dio e il tempo è il demonio” «Lo ha detto David Hancock, capo della divisione computer portatili della Hitachi. Perché siamo così ossessionati dalla velocità? Il culto della velocità è un fenomeno moderno. Questa venerazione rifletteva il profondo cambiamento di valori culturali portato dalla modernità e dalla modernizzazione. Più andiamo veloci, meno tempo abbiamo. Non erano solo pochi romantici idealisti a pensarla così, ma anche serissimi scienziati e politici. Ovviamente non è andata così. A livello sia individuale sia collettivo, questi sviluppi riflettono un cambiamento fondamentale del valore sociale del tempo libero. Durante l’epoca che Thorstein Veblen descriveva con grande efficacia in La teoria della classe agiata (1899), lo status sociale di una persona dipendeva da quanto poco lavorava; oggi è vero il contrario. L’impatto della velocità è evidente soprattutto nel mondo della finanza. L’ossessione per la rapidità oggi rasenta l’assurdo.

Murphy Laws Murphy's Law Calculator Murphy's Law Calculator From a formula for * Sod's Law provided by British Gas: ((U+C+I) x (10-S))/20 x A x 1/(1-sin(F/10)) "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong!" Find out in advance whether you will be able to successfully repair your VCR, get to a meeting on time, impress your date, or be a success at any activity whatsoever ! Score: 21.794 Risk Factor: 64967.6 You are bound to screw up at least once ! You can minimize your risk by reducing the urgency (planning ahead) You can minimize your risk by simplifying the task You can minimize your risk by having a backup plan (redundant circuitry, alternate route etc.) British Gas commissioned Dr David Lewis, a chartered psychologist; Dr Keylan Leyser, an economist and business consultant; and Philip Obadya, a mathematician, to devise the formula. Murphy's Law Links: Note: Murphy's Law has long been known in the UK as "Sod's Law".

Be Burlesque | Le site que les pin-ups adorent ! » Best Procrastination Tip Ever Post written by Leo Babauta. Your first thought as you look at this article will be, “I’ll read this later.” But don’t. Let the urge to switch to a new task pass. Read this now. It’ll take you two minutes. I’ve written the book on ending procrastination, but I’ve since come up with a very simple technique for beating everyone’s favorite nemesis. Try it now: Identify the most important thing you have to do today. Clear away distractions. Sit there, and focus on getting started. Pay attention to your mind, as it starts to have urges to switch to another task. But don’t move. Notice also your mind trying to justify not doing the task. Now just take one small action to get started. Get started, and the rest will flow.

laziness--an obstacle to living life fully People with lyme disease or iron deficiencies or any other such ailments may appear to be quite lazy, especially if they forego activities that their friends and families partake in. These problems are especially troublesome if they're undiagnosed, for no one can see or know of a specific cause of a person's inactivity. Of course, all of the possible causes (save the physiological) don't justify a life without accomplishment. Nor does knowing that you're being lazy because of fear compensate for what you miss out on in life because of your unwillingness to act. The key to dealing with laziness is taking action, and the key to taking action is finding the motivation to do so. And how do we define "lazy"? My definition most certainly would be different than yours. Of course, the answers aren't simple. I don't know the answers to those questions, but I do know that if laziness is the determiner of your behavior, then you're missing out on much of what this beautiful world has to offer.

Are You Sleepwalking Your Life Away? by Celes on Jan 2, 2009 | ShareThis Email This Post “The first step toward change is awareness.” – Nathaniel Branden (Originally written and published on Jan 2 ’09) Do you have a clear direction for your life? Sleepwalkers – These are people who live through their lives in an unconscious state. Sleepwalkers look like any one of us, but are really just physical shells living through their lives as drones. These people are the sleepwalkers. How do you know if you are a sleepwalker? 1. What is life to you? 2. Do you know what your purpose in life is? 3. Are you caught in the loop of ‘going through the motions’ or ‘running the rat race’? Occasionally events happen which derails the motion, such as the transition to a different life phase, changing careers, loss of a job, etc. 4. When sleepwalkers are not busy getting caught in the motions, they fill the gaps in their lives with random activities. 5. This is the common motif of “Living on a day to day basis” and “Live and let live”. 6. 7. 8.