The Procrastination Matrix Note: To best understand this post, you should first read Part 1 of Wait But Why’s previous post on procrastination. PDF: We made a fancy PDF of this post for printing and offline viewing. Buy it here. Back in high school, if you had asked me if I was a procrastinator, I would have said yes. Except I wasn’t. There was definitely an Instant Gratification Monkey in my head, but he was cute more than anything. One day, high school ended, and so did my life as a somewhat normal-acting person. Without deadlines to occupy him, my Panic Monster, who can’t think too far ahead, began to spend a lot of time in hibernation. The more the Panic Monster slept, the more confidence the monkey gained. The RDM would slip further into despair, and only the times when things reached their most dire would anything change. It didn’t matter how obvious a decision seemed to the RDM, it was becoming clear that he was totally unable to control the monkey without the Panic Monster’s help. 1) The Disastinators
6 Things The Most Productive People Do Every Day Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done? Know how many days per week you’re actually productive? About 3: People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive (U.S.: 45 hours a week; 16 hours are considered unproductive). We could all be accomplishing a lot more — but then again, none of us wants to be a workaholic either. It’d be great to get tons done and have work/life balance. And who better to ask than Tim Ferriss, author of the international bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek? (Tim’s blog is here and his podcast is here.) Below are six tips Tim offered, the science behind why they work, and insight from the most productive people around. 1) Manage Your Mood Most productivity systems act like we’re robots — they forget the enormous power of feelings. If you start the day calm it’s easy to get the right things done and focus. Here’s Tim: I try to have the first 80 to 90 minutes of my day vary as little as possible. Research shows email:
5 Ways to Refresh Your Morning Routine and Be Happier Advertisement The first hour of the day dictates how the remaining 23 will go. Lots of events and situations are outside of your control, of course, but your perception and attitude can be influenced by what you do when you first wake up. What do you do, anyway? If you want to start on the road to self-improvement, you have to be aware of things like this. Take control of your day by taking control of your morning. It’s going to be tough, but you won’t regret it. Wake Up on Time One major way to begin the day right is to wake up on time. There are two components to waking up on time. Use an effective alarm. Get enough sleep. If you have trouble falling asleep, you may need to change your computer habits. But most importantly, the screen glow from electronic devices and monitors can trick your brain into thinking it’s daytime, which is why you should always use a program like F.lux or an app like Twilight to shift the light towards a warmer color at night. Stretch and Stay Fit For how long?
The Truth About Religion in America: The Founders Loathed Superstition and We Were Never a Christian Nation Once they begin to circulate, falsehoods—like counterfeit currency—are surprisingly tenacious. It doesn’t matter that there’s no backing for them. The only thing that counts is that people believe they have backing. Then, like bad coins, they turn up again and again. One counterfeit idea that circulates with frustrating stubbornness is the claim that America was founded as a Christian nation. Unlike some of the wackier positions taken by evangelicals—think Rapture—the claim that America was founded as a Christian nation has gone relatively mainstream. So the notion that America was founded as a Christian nation is widespread. There are three primary candidate groups, and each is regularly invoked by the Christian Right. Puritans as Founders Cynthia Dunbar is among those who believe that the Puritans who began migrating to New England in the first half of the seventeenth century are our nation’s founders. This sounds good on a first run-through. Christian Majority as Founders
Esta startup quiere que te pases un año viajando por el mundo sin dejar tu trabajo Cada vez son más las empresas que permiten que sus empleados trabajen de forma remota. Además de una mejor conciliación entre la vida laboral y la familiar, en la mayoría de los casos esta práctica mejora la productividad. Pero Remote Year va un paso más allá. Esta startup ofrece la posibilidad de viajar alrededor del mundo durante un año sin que por ello tengas que dejar de trabajar. Tal y como explican en su web, Remote Year permite que los participantes en el programa “disfruten de todos los beneficios de viajar sin ninguno de los riesgos”. El programa visitará 18 sitios distintos alrededor del mundo, pasando entre 2 y 5 semanas en cada uno de ellos. A cambio de ejercer de agencia de viajes y oficina de empleo, Remote Year se lleva una comisión del salario de los participantes. Sobre el papel, la propuesta de Remote Year es de lo más atractiva, pero también genera dudas. La rentabilidad del programa también genera dudas.
Plan A Vacation With Trello: All "A Board!" And other useful advice on booking flights and lost luggage, from our friends at AirHelp. Planning a vacation can be exciting: researching what you’ll see, where you’ll stay, what you’ll eat. The entire process can overcome you with the feeling of boundless potential. A cheap airfare quote pops up in your inbox and suddenly the world is your oyster. But before you fashion yourself a modern day Magellan, don’t forget there’s a lot of pesky logistics to handle in your quest for world exploration. Draw A Plan In The Sand The lists required to set up an optimal Vacation board vary. Trello’s infinitely flexible nature makes it awesome for planning a trip, especially if you are going with multiple people. The point is, there are as many ways to structure a Trello board as there are vacations to take. Checklists and Checked Bags There’s a ton of stuff to get done before a trip, so it’s helpful to have a card for each task. Have No Cares While In The Air See More Sites And Have Less Gripes
Say Yes To The Stress In relationships, you can have identical actions that generate vastly different consequences. Kind of like watching “Say Yes To The Dress.” Which is to say that my wife adores watching fluffy wedding shows where the bride tries on a zillion froofy outfits, parading this latest dress in front of her family, before finally settling tearfully on the perfect dress. The bride flutters her hands in front of her face. And sometimes, when Gini is having a bad day, she needs to curl up and watch a “Say Yes To The Dress” marathon. We have one big television, so if she watches it, then I can’t spend my Saturday ferociously trying to beat the new Dragon Age game on the Xbox. Yet I recognize watching silly wedding shows makes Gini happy, and as such it’s a worthy thing to do. Which is to say that I occasionally get emails like, “Hey, I’m polyamorous, but I want my monogamous partner to be happy. And it’s okay that sometimes, you’re going to be uncomfortable in this relationship.
British-educated investor resigns after daughter,10, hands him list of milestones he's missed The 56-year-old, who is now Chief Economic Adviser at German insurer Allianz, Pimco’s parent company, told wealth management magazine Worth : “About a year ago, I asked my daughter several times to do something — brush her teeth, I think it was — with no success. I reminded her that it was not so long ago that she would have immediately responded, and I wouldn’t have had to ask her multiple times; she would have known from my tone of voice that I was serious. “She asked me to wait a minute, went to her room and came back with a piece of paper. It was a list that she had compiled of her important events and activities that I had missed due to work commitments. “The list contained 22 items, from her first day at school and first soccer match of the season to a parent-teacher meeting and a Halloween parade. “But it dawned on me that I was missing an infinitely more important point. Mr El-Erian’s punishing work hours as CEO of Pimco have been widely reported.
Level 10 Life - 100 Goals in 10 Areas of Focus | Boho Berry Well, hello there! I am super excited about this post today, y’all! If you’ve been following along this month then you already know that I am a HUGE fan of The Miracle Morning. This book has seriously changed my life over the past 24 days! If you haven’t yet, you should check out my review of the book here. In The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod explains a concept he calls ‘Level 10 Success’. “If we’re measuring our levels of success/satisfaction in any area of our lives, we all want to be living our best lives at a ‘Level 10’ in each area. Over the weekend I was digging through my Miracle Morning Fast Start Kit and discovered an amazing tool that I hadn’t noticed before. The wheel of life assessment is a circle graph that is divided into 10 sections — one for each major area of focus in your life. The idea here is to take a quick ‘gut feeling’ assessment of how satisfied you are in each of your 10 areas of focus. That quote by Zig Ziglar has always been one of my favorites. Phew! Success!
Food Timeline: food history research service the i-D guide to getting ahead in fashion Brush up your CV, spellcheck your blog, head for the Capital, dress up, go out and be prepared to work your arse off. i-D's handy guide for securing the fashion career of your dreams tells it like it is. DO: USE YOUR YOUTHMake no mistake, fashion feeds off the energy, ideas, enthusiasm and generally wrinkle-free attractiveness of young people. Without regular infusions of new blood, the whole merry-go-round would gradually grind to a halt because many older protagonists quite possibly haven't had any good ideas since 97 and are terrified of looking out of touch. So, if you have a job interview, don't allow it to be a fearful interrogation. DON'T: HAVE A BORING CVIf the fashion big time is what you are aiming for, then you need a CV that reads well, looks sharps - get it designed professionally if you're crap at graphics - and which emphasises relevant information about your talents. DO: BLOGIf you relish creative freedom and want to convey a unique point of view without constraint.
My Level 10 Life: 100 Level 10 Goals To Complete In 10 Years - Women With Intention Hello! I’m very excited about this post today. Last week I read The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. I absolutely loved this book! I found it inspiring, thought-provoking, and very motivating to get me moving on my goals! In The Miracle Morning, Hal Elrod explains what he calls “Level 10 Success”. In order to create your own “Level 10 Life” you must begin with assessing each of the 10 areas, using a scale from 1-10 and rate your level of satisfaction (using your gut feelings for each area). Family & FriendsPersonal Growth & DevelopmentSpiritualityFinancesCareer/BusinessSignificant Other/RomanceFun & RecreationContribution/GivingHealth/FitnessPhysical Environment (Home/Office) A zero would mean you have no satisfaction and a 10 would mean you are completely satisfied in that area of life. I decided that this would fun to add into my bullet journal so I can track my progress. Being the goal loving girl I am, I decided to come up with 10 goals for each category. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 8. 10.
The Sunk Cost Fallacy The Misconception: You make rational decisions based on the future value of objects, investments and experiences. The Truth: Your decisions are tainted by the emotional investments you accumulate, and the more you invest in something the harder it becomes to abandon it. You can learn a lot about dealing with loss from a video game called Farmville. You have probably heard of this game. In 2010, one in five Facebook users had a Farmville account. Farmville has shrunk since then. So, it must be really, really fun. In psychologist Daniel Kahneman’s book, Thinking Fast and Slow, he writes about how he and his colleague Amos Tversky through their work in the 1970s and ‘80s uncovered the imbalance between losses and gains in your mind. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely adds a fascinating twist to loss aversion in his book, Predictably Irrational. In one of his experiments, Ariely set up a booth in a well-trafficked area. When you lose something permanently, it hurts.