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How to Beat Procrastination

How to Beat Procrastination
This is Part 2. You won’t get Part 2 if you haven’t read Part 1 yet. Here’s Part 1. 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-| nounthe action of ruining your own life for no apparent reason Let me start by saying that I’ve had just about enough of the irony of battling through crippling procrastination while trying to write posts on procrastination and how to beat it. A couple notes before we begin: I’m not a professional at any of this, just a lifelong procrastinator who thinks about this topic all the time. Alright, so last week we dove into the everyday inner struggle of the procrastinator to examine the underlying psychology going on. We know about the Instant Gratification Monkey (the part of your brain that makes you procrastinate) and his dominion over the Rational Decision Maker, but what’s really happening there? Planning A big list of icky, daunting tasks and undertakings. Related:  other items

10 Practical Uses For Psychological Research in Everyday Life People love to give each other advice. The web is full to bursting with all types of pseudo-psychological advice about life. The problem is, how much of this is based on real scientific evidence? 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 7 Critical Skills That Predict Success What skills do you really need to succeed? In school, they taught us history and algebra and if we got good SAT scores they said we'd succeed. But are those the skills we really need? Developmental psychologist Susan Engel researched the skills that actually predicted success. 1. Of course, you can read. I'd like to ask a different question: Do you read? 2. If you're running a startup, you probably already have this skill down. Are ideas encouraged? 3. Sometimes we get focused on the solution we think is right, and we forget that there are many different angles for looking at each problem. Have you really looked at your decisions from all sides? 4. Engel identifies conversation as a way that children gain not only the ability to communicate, but also pegs it as a way that children actually learn. 5. Are you working together with others, or simply directing their work? 6. How successful are you on a project that you hate and wish you could avoid? What about your team? 7.

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?

10 Simple Postures That Boost Performance Psychological research suggests simple actions can project power, persuade others, increase empathy, boost cognitive performance and more… We tend to think of body language as something that expresses our internal states to the outside world. But it also works the other way around: the position of our body also influences our mind. As the following psychological research shows, how we move can drive both thoughts and feelings and this can boost performance. 1. If you want to feel more powerful then adopt a powerful posture. 2. Tensing up your muscles can help increase your willpower. 3. If you’re stuck on a problem which needs persistence then try crossing your arms. 4. If crossing your arms doesn’t work then try lying down. 5. While you’re lying down, why not have a nap? Brooks & Lack (2005) compared 5, 10, 20 and 30 minute naps to find the best length. 6. The way people’s hands cut through the air while they talk is fascinating. 7. 8. 9. 10. Embodied cognition Image credit: Hector

40 Quotes that Will Quiet Your Mind post written by: Angel Chernoff Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. Peace means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm in your heart. You know how you always turn down the volume on the radio when you need to think clearly about something complicated or confusing? The same is true for your life in general. Turning down the radio refocuses your mind and offers you clarity when you need it most. Now it’s time to apply this same strategy to all the other noise in your life, starting with the noise in your head. Here are 40 quotes gathered from our blog archive that can be used as reminders to help tweak your thoughts and quiet your anxious mind: Reminder: Have you checked out our book? Everything is created twice, first in the mind and then in reality. Your turn… What’s one quote or personal reminder that helps you quiet your mind, think more clearly, or live more positively when life gets noisy and stressful?

Technologie. Cinq astuces pour passer moins de temps sur votre téléphone Vous vous sentez hypnotisé par votre smartphone et cela vous ennuie ? Il existe des moyens simples et assez peu contraignants de réduire le temps que vous passez à fixer ce petit écran lumineux. Dans une étude récente, 62 % des Britanniques interrogés se disaient mécontents du temps qu’ils passaient sur leur téléphone. Une autre étude, réalisée en 2013, affirmait que nous passions plus de temps sur notre téléphone qu’avec notre conjoint. “Y a-t-il de quoi s’inquiéter ?” 1. “Consulter une seule notification vous entraîne parfois dans une demi-heure de navigation sur votre téléphone ? 2. Besoin d’un électrochoc ? 3. “Vous n’avez pas besoin de votre téléphone à table, ni dans la salle de bains, ni pendant que vous regardez un film ou lisez un livre”, nous fait habilement remarquer Mashable. 4. Mashable nous suggère de ne pas emmener notre téléphone dans la chambre. 5. Si les précédents conseils ne fonctionnent pas, le Pr Larry D. Voilà, vous savez ce qu’il vous reste à faire. Clara Tellier

5 Mind-Bending Facts About Dreams | Lucid Dreams & Nightmares When your head hits the pillow, for many it's lights out for the conscious part of you. But the cells firing in your brain are very much awake, sparking enough energy to produce the sometimes vivid and sometimes downright haunted dreams that take place during the rapid-eye-movement stage of your sleep. Why do some people have nightmares while others really spend their nights in bliss? Like sleep, dreams are mysterious phenomena. But as scientists are able to probe deeper into our minds, they are finding some of those answers. Here's some of what we know about what goes on in dreamland. 1. As if nightmares weren't bad enough, a rare sleep disorder — called REM sleep behavior disorder — causes people to act out their dreams, sometimes with violent thrashes, kicks and screams. 2. Staying up late has its perks, but whimsical dreaming is not one of them. In the study 264 university students rated how often they experienced nightmares on a scale from 0 to 4, never to always, respectively. 3.

How To Be Motivated: 4 New Insights From Research Sometimes there is not enough coffee in universe to get you going. How to be motivated is something we all struggle with at some time or another. Or, um, daily. Motivation is such a mystery. Dan Pink wrote the book on motivation. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. His books have sold more than 2 million copies. Here’s what I love about Dan: He’s not the type to write a book and just move on. Here’s what you’ll get from this post: Why you don’t feel motivated.What the research says really produces motivation.The single most motivating thing there is and how to have it in your life.The biggest mistake you’re making when it comes to motivation. Let’s get to it… 1) This Is Why You Don’t Feel Motivated You’re probably thinking too much about the rewards involved. You might be enthusiastic about the “carrot” or afraid of the “stick”, but you’re just not excited about doing the task itself. Rewards like money are tricky. Here’s Dan:

10 extensions pour mieux gérer les onglets sous Google Chrome Voilà une sélection de 10 extensions pour le navigateur Google Chrome que j'ai trouvé sur cet article en anglais. Elles vous aideront à mieux gérer les onglets sous Chrome. Dommage qu'il n'existe pas d'équivalent à l'extension Tab Mix Plus de Firefox sous Google Chrome (si vous en connaissez une, faites-moi signe ;-) )... - Too Many Tabs for Chrome permet de gérer tous vos onglets ouverts en les visualisant sur une seule et même page. - Quick Tabs permet de se déplacer rapidement dans les onglets récemment utilisés sans avoir besoin d'utiliser la souris. - Sexy Undo Close Tab permet, comme son nom l'indique, de réouvrir les onglets récemment fermés. - Tabs to the front! - TabJump permet d'accéder facilement aux onglets les plus utilisés, les onglets connexes et les onglets fermés. - Avec TabsPlus, vous pouvez choisir d'ouvrir un nouvel onglet à l'extrême gauche ou à l'extrême doite de votre fenêtre de navigation. - New Tab Redirect!

Why you should learn to lucid dream | Yes, I Can! by Robin Nixon If you’ve never experienced it then you may find it hard to understand what lucid dreaming is all about. In fact you may be thoroughly sceptical and dismiss the whole thing as silly nonsense. But I can tell you from personal experience that lucid dreams are very real and something that many millions of people regularly enjoy. Note: Due to the huge amount of interest that this post has generated I am now seriously considering writing a book on the subject, and I would welcome input from anyone with an interest. If you have any anecdotes, suggestions, dreams or anything else you’d like to share with me for possible inclusion in the book, please email me. Your contribution can be anonymous and you may change any and all names/characters as you wish. Lucid dreaming is when you experience full consciousness while dreaming. You may also have another question on your mind, along the lines of “What’s the big deal with being conscious while dreaming, anyway?” Experiencing a lucid dream

10 Signs You're A Critical Thinker Critical thinkers are able to analyze issues from a wide variety of angles, resulting in more success in business and life. Discover your ability to think critically today with these ten signs you’re a critical thinker. 1. Critical thinkers know that partisan politics come into play at any mainstream media outlet, so they strive to learn about the world from a variety of sources that offer different journalistic voices. 2. Critical thinkers are not afraid of a healthy debate. 3. Critical thinkers know that it is impossible to be right about everything all the time. 4. Critical thinkers are often frustrated at the total lack of rationality that surrounds them on the Internet. 5. Critical thinkers wake up every day, excited to have another opportunity to sharpen their thinking ability. 6. Critical thinkers have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. 7. Critical thinkers would rather innovate than regurgitate. 8. 9. 10. Did you see yourself in these signs you’re a critical thinker?

SMS iPhone : comment récupérer, sauvegarder ou imprimer les SMS Vous avez décidé de changer d'iPhone ou de vendre le votre. Mais pour repartir du bon pied, vous avez décidé de configurer votre iPhone comme "nouvel appareil". Si vous avez déjà réussi à sauvegarder tout un tas de choses (les photos notamment), comment récupérer les SMS ?Que vous souhaitiez tout simplement pouvoir retrouver facilement des informations dans les centaines de SMS échangés ou garder en mémoire les mots doux de votre âme soeur, il est possible d'exporter ces SMS pour les sauvegarder dans un fichier ou pour les imprimer.Faire une sauvegarde iTunes Pour récupérer les SMS de l'iPhone nous allons utiliser la sauvegarde faite par iTunes. Pour cela il faut qu'une sauvegarde non chiffrée existe.