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The simple bi-weekly ritual that has drastically improved my happiness

When my wife and I moved to New York City in 2001, recently graduated from college and newly wed, we were eager to find friends. We knew nearly no one but were sure we'd soon find a fun-loving group like the 20- and 30-something New Yorkers who spontaneously dropped in on one another on TV shows …

Happiness

A new productivity trick created by a product designer could change the way you get things done

A large community of people are obsessed with bullet journaling because it's customizable for every person; you can alter it to fit your needs.<p>Designer Ryder Carroll created this analog system to give his notebook more purpose than ever.<p>The basic components of a bullet journal, according to the …

10 Ways to Break the Cycle of Laziness

These simple tricks will help you increase your daily productivity.<p>Laziness begets laziness.<p>Why go to the gym tonight? After all, you haven't gone in a week. Why take out the garbage when your whole apartment is a mess?<p>Good points. But it's time to break the cycle.<p>We browsed two Reddit threads on …

Improve Your Sleep -- and Your Life -- With These 8 Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On a recent flight from London to Atlanta, I had the good fortune to sit next to a very gracious woman. We bonded, not because we had a great number of things in common but rather because she did not complain or object when I …

3 Skills That All Emotionally Intelligent People Master

There are very many benefits to EI.<p><i>How can we improve our emotional intelligence, and what are the benefits? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Chade-Meng Tan, co-chair of a Nobel Peace</b> …

Here’s How A Month Of Zen Meditation Changed My Life

The Buddhist meditation practice is over 1,500 years old, but modern science says it has very real mental and physical health benefits.<p>On a trip to Japan last year, one of the places I visited was Kyoto, home to over 2,000 Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. During one of my daily walks exploring …

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier | Inc.com

Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us toward success.<p>Here are eight little habits that can make a …

Happiness

8 Productivity Habits Of The Most Successful Freelancers

Why do some solopreneurs struggle while others knock it out of the park? Here are eight habits of the most successful.<p>Working for yourself offers a number of advantages when it comes to productivity. You have a great deal more control over how you spend your time. You may still have to attend …

9 Skills the Most Successful People Practice Everyday

If you do these 9 things, you'll be successful.<p>Success comes in many different shapes and forms.<p>Success to one person might be failure to another, depending on their views and aspirations.<p>Regardless of your goal, there are nine core skills that distinguish those who achieve their goals from those …

Ignore Most Productivity Advice: This Is the 1 Thing You Need to Know About Habits

Wake up early? Journal? Meditate? Here's the trouble with these and other oft-recommended habits.<p>If you're looking to increase your productivity, there's no shortage of advice out there. Sir Richard Branson thinks you should wake up at 5am every day. Or maybe try journaling. Others swear by …

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Are Great, but 1 Thing Matters Even More for Your Health

Everyone knows about diet, exercise, and sleep, but studies show there's something that matters even more.<p><i>What is the best way to live a happy and successful life? originally appeared on Quora, the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique</b> …

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success | Inc.com

We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people. You just might get the lift you need to take you to your happy (and …

Motivation

11 Mental Habits That Will Improve Your Business Savvy

Want to become a savvier entrepreneur? Follow these tips.<p>Psychology and business success go hand in hand. It's been well documented that people like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, and Richard Branson all have unique mindsets that have contributed to their success.<p>Thoughts become words, words become …

3 Laws Of Productivity That Can Move You To Where You Want To Be | Inc.com

There are 3 laws I live by when it comes to being productive. They are simple. They are effective. And they "move the needle" from where I currently am, to where it is I want to be.<p>1. Do What Is Important, Not What Is Urgent<p>There is a massive long-term difference between what is "urgent" and what …

Time Management

7 Science-Backed Ways You Can Reduce Stress Today

Over 54% of Americans want to learn how to reduce stress. The good news is there are science-backed ways that can reduce stress starting today.

Science

5 Effective Brain Exercise Habits to make you Smarter in Life

A busy life should take care of most things really. But if taking that extra step improves life in general then may be we must do it. So far as …

7 Awesome Habits of Highly Effective People | Inc.com

As we go through our daily-by-day lives without a pause or a moment to think about what it is we are actually doing, it's easy to assume we are working as effectively as we can. It is important to take that pause and observe others in action. Are we working as effectively as our extremely …

Self-improvement

This Is the Best Way to Improve Every Part of Your Life

You don’t celebrate enough.<p>I’m not talking about just having fun for the sake of having fun. Plenty of scientific research shows that celebrating is …

17 Things Everyone Needs to Know How to Do | Inc.com

Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get there, you need to master some basic skills and fundamental wisdom.<p>Here are 17 things I'm asked about most often.<p>This list is far from comprehensive. There's more to come, …

Self-improvement

5 Brilliant Business Ideas to Inspire Your Next Company

Want to start a new venture, but don't know what's most ripe for disruption? Check out these fast-growing industries to help come up with your next company.<p>As an entrepreneur, there are seemingly endless business possibilities when you're trying to build the next big startup. You can always open up …

Why people ruin happy relationships

For those who can’t stop trying to convince themselves they’re bad with self-destructive actions.<p><i>This one is for Nikki.</i><p><b>If you prefer to listen,</b> …

7 Common Mistakes To Avoid If You Want To Achieve Your Goals And Dreams In Life.

No matter what goals, dreams or personal changes you want to achieve in your life, the reality for you and everyone else, is that it requires …

7 Easy Ways To Declutter Your Life

As the sun shines a little longer and the chill of winter begins to fade, many find that spring is the perfect time to re-organize their lives. Whether re-arranging your closet, tossing out unwanted household items or filing away important financial documents, now is the time to reset and declutter …

98 lifestyle and work resources for digital nomads

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Web Design

5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People | Inc.com

There's been quite a bit of talk surrounding the topic of emotional intelligence, or EQ. What is emotional intelligence? What's different about people who have it from those who don't?<p>According to <i>Psychology Today</i>, EQ is comprised of three things: the ability to accurately identify your emotions and …

Emotional Intelligence

I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't)

If you spend any time online, you'll inevitably come across an article (or 15) spelling out steps to reach the near-mythical status of becoming a …

7 tiny daily habits that can lead to huge results

Imagine that every choice you make in life is associated to a "bucket." Brushing your teeth goes in the "personal hygiene bucket."<p>Working on your novel goes in the "writing" or "creativity" bucket. Going to the gym goes in the "health" bucket. And so you have these five or six or 10 primary buckets …

9 easy ways to simplify your life

But a recent Quora threat called "How can I make my life simpler?" suggested that life doesn't always have to be as complicated as we make it.<p>Several users provided helpful suggestions on ways to streamline our day-to-day lives. Here are nine of our favorite ideas for how you can make every day a …

The Number 1 Rule to Get Things Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>One of the biggest struggles millennials face is wading through the information overload to figure out what we should be doing with our time.<p>Can you really blame us?<p>Every time you look at your phone, dozens of pings, notifications and …