20 Ways To Wake Up With Motivation Lets face it, feeling motivated is perhaps one of the most difficult things you could ever do. If it were so easy, everyone would be making progress and achieving their goals they’ve set out to achieve. Even worse is when we read countless articles from around the web that make it seem straightforward. As a result, it often becomes frustrating due to it seeming easy to apply on paper. But all of this should feel encouraging, because one of the main things I personally found with regards to motivation is that it takes very little of it when doing the things you truly love. In setting up the following points to help you wake up motivated, we need to firstly get the following basic point out of the way in order to establish good fundamentals and a strong foundation: Find out what you truly enjoy doing in your life. 1) Have your biggest dreams written and visible for you to see the minute you wake up. Our brains constantly need reminding of what we want from our lives. 5) Take regular breaks.
Work Smarter, Not Harder: 21 Time Management Tips to Hack Productivity 2839 1836Share Synopsis “Don’t say you don’t have enough time. A lot of folks in our society try to be hyper-productive. You know — the people who scurry from task to task, always checking e-mail, organizing something, making a call, running an errand, etc. The people who do this often subscribe to the idea that “staying busy” means you’re working hard and are going to be more successful. While this belief may be true to an extent, it often leads to mindless “productivity” — a constant need to do something and a tendency to waste time on menial tasks. Instead of behaving in this way, I choose to do things differently. Working Smarter, Not Harder The old adage, “work smarter, not harder” has become a staple in the way I go about work of any kind. Instead of being robotic in how I approach tasks, I try to be thoughtful and always ask myself if something can be done more efficiently or eliminated altogether. Managing my time isn’t about squeezing as many tasks into my day as possible. 1. 2. 3. 4.
When Everything is Dark – 4 Simple Ways to Turn Towards the Light The pictures in this post have all been taken during the darkest times of my life. In fact, they have all been taken from inside hospital rooms over the last year, and I can say with the wisdom of hindsight that the light I’ve been able to focus on (quite literally through the camera lens!) has been one of the most important things I’ve done to help myself through . When everything is dark, I turn towards the light. Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions from people who feel like they are wandering like lost shadows through the dark night of the soul. There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.Leonard Cohen Imagine having no power during a stormy, stormy night. We all know how easy it is to focus on the dancing shadows, the frightening and long monster-like shadows near the edge of our vision. Focus on the light. And sometimes, it really helps to be quite literal about it. See it in a new light Nowadays, we all carry a camera with us everywhere we go. Light up, light up
SimplyRain - The Best Free Rain Generator on the Internet. Why You Should Stop Working at Noon Everyday EmailShare 1637EmailShare When it comes to wasting time in front of a computer, I’m a triple black belt. Over the last 4 years of working for myself, I’ve wasted not just hours or even days in front of a computer, but weeks, if not months. I’ve got entrepreneurs ADD in the worst way possible. I’ve thought many times about getting medication for this, and many people I know, and even good friends of mine have had major positive changes going this route. But I’ve always felt there should be a better way. I’ve tried accountability groups, productivity apps, and all sorts of other gimmicks for getting more stuff done, but on their own, nothing seemed to work. Recently I spent some time reviewing and considering what’s important to me in life. You see our whole lives we’ve had the idea of a 9 to 5 workday ingrained in us. 4 years of entrepreneurship later, and that still hasn’t completely gone away. It was this recent re-evaluation that led me to try an experiment. What’s the secret? Either way?
The Psychology of Self-Control by Maria Popova “Everyone’s self-control is a limited resource; it’s like muscle strength: the more we use it, the less remains in the tank, until we replenish it with rest.” Ever since psychology godfather William James first expounded the crucial role of habit in how we live and who we become, modern psychology has sought to figure out how we can rewire our bad habits, maximize our willpower, and use habits to optimize our productivity. People naturally vary in the amount of self-control they have, so some will find it more difficult than others to break a habit. Fortunately, Dean points out that there are a number of strategies we can use to counter our depleted willpower. The rest of Making Habits, Breaking Habits, while erring on the self-helpy side at times, does distill a number of compelling findings from psychology labs into surprisingly useful insights on making everyday life not only more livable but also more joyful. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr
From the Trenches: 23 Entrepreneurs Share Their Most Valuable Lessons Learned Nobody becomes an entrepreneur because it’s easy. What these business leaders share in common is that they’re driven by an unstoppable dream. It’s a life calling, not a career. We hold ourselves to relentlessly high standards, and when we fall, we fall hard. Luckily, so many others have been there before. In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week, here are 23 lessons learned from some of Clarity’s top entrepreneurs. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. What is your most valuable lesson learned as an entrepreneur? Photo Credit: Rasica/Shutterstock
25 Websites that will make you a Genius. Websites Educational 1. Khan Academy Have you ever wanted to pick up a subject you’re not well-versed in, but you didn’t have the money to invest in a college course? Khan Academy aims to provide education at the collegiate level for anyone who wants it. They provide resources for learning pretty much every subject out there, including math, science, history and more. 2. This isn’t the first time I’ve recommended this language-teaching website (and app), and it certainly won’t be the last. 3. Guitar is one of the few instruments out there that’s actually pretty easy to learn if you’re a little older, making it one of the most accessible instruments. 4. Founded by Michael Chu, Cooking for Engineers goes further than just providing recipes. 5. Or Nick the Dating Specialist is a website that wants to help guys be better dates. 6. When we think of exercising and gym techniques, we typically think of bodybuilders and jocks from high school. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.
10 Foolproof Tips for Overcoming Procrastination …and the very best tip is the easiest (hint: it’s the first one). Procrastination has been extensively studied by psychologists, probably because they have some world-class procrastinators close at hand: students. Students don’t have a monopoly on wasting time, though, almost everyone procrastinates now and then. The difference is that some people learn effective strategies for dealing with it and get some stuff done; others never do. Here are ten tips for overcoming procrastination, based on science: 1. The first tip is simply to start with whatever is easy, manageable and doesn’t fill your mind with a nameless dread. Have a look at your project, whatever it is, and decide to do the easy bit first. The great thing is that after getting going, you start to build momentum and the harder bits are more likely to flow. The tip relies partly on the Zeigarnik effect: the finding that unfinished tasks get stuck in the memory. 2. Planning can help with this, but planning is also a trap. 3. 4. 5. 6. Hmm.
How To Stop Being Lazy And Get More Done – 5 Expert Tips | Lustig Group Posted on August 10th, 2014 Some days the to-do list seems bottomless. Just looking at it is exhausting. We all want to know how to stop being lazy and get more done. So I decided to call a friend who manages to do this — and more. Cal Newport impresses the heck out of me. He has a full-time job as a professor at Georgetown University, teaching classes and meeting with students. No, he does not have superpowers or a staff of 15. Below you’ll get Cal’s secrets on how you can better manage your time, stop being lazy, get more done — and be finished by 5:30. 1) To-Do Lists Are Evil. To-do lists by themselves are useless. It makes you be realistic about what you can get done. Until it’s on your calendar and assigned an hour, it’s just a list of wishful thinking. Here’s Cal: Scheduling forces you to confront the reality of how much time you actually have and how long things will take. Experts agree that if you don’t consider how long things take, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Sum Up
How To Do What You Don't Want To Do We all have to do things in life we don’t want to do. For me, it’s laundry, cooking and exercising. For others, it’s something else. 1. Not all of the things you need to accomplish are based in fear (think cooking, laundry). 2. Let’s say you know you need to eat healthier and exercise (don’t we all?). 3. Maybe your spouse has been asking you to clean up your huge pile of junk in the kitchen for a long time. 4. Sometimes the tasks you need to accomplish seem so daunting and overwhelming you don’t know where to begin. 5. If you need to clean that junk pile, don’t feel like it all has to be done in one sitting. 6. Once you have the small steps mapped out, rank order them on what is most important. 7. I am addicted to my calendar. 8. Some goals don’t show results quickly. 9. If you’re grumbling about cleaning your house, doing your laundry, paying your bills, or cooking, remember how lucky you are to have a house, clothes, food and money to pay for it all. 10.