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20 Quick Tips For Better Time Management

Time Management

7 Summery Chocolate Desserts for World Chocolate Day

World Chocolate Day is a great day. Today, it's your duty as a citizen of the world to eat some chocolate. So make the most of it.<p>World Chocolate Day …

The 15-Minute Routine Anthony Trollope Used to Write 40+ Books

Beginning with his first novel in 1847, Anthony Trollope wrote at an incredible pace. Over the next 38 years, he published 47 novels, 18 works of …

Time Management

A new study offers a brilliantly simple way to beat procrastination

The reason goals are so hard to reach, many psychologists think, is because each person believes they are really two people: Present Me and Future Me. And to most people, Future Me is <i>much</i> less important than Present Me. Present Me is the CEO of Me Corp, while Future Me is a lowly clerk.<p>"Instead of …

Why Are We so Distracted All the Time?

If your work depends on finding undisturbed time for deep focus and creative thinking, you know all about the modern curse of distraction. (If you’re …

This Is The Lazy Way To Stop Procrastinating, Backed By Research

You want to stop procrastinating? What if I told there was a solution that involved fun. In fact, it lets you do <i>the thing you love most in the …

How to Stop Procrastinating and Actually Get Stuff Done

I can be a pretty bad procrastinator.In school, I put off writing essays until the day before they were due. At home, the dishes pile up and out of …

Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier to use.<p>Here's what you need to know…<p>I call this little strategy the "2-Minute Rule" and the goal is to make it easier for you to get started …

Messy People Are Really Just Productive Geniuses, According To Science

<i>By Caithlin Pena</i><p>When we were just kids, we were led to believe by society that a messy room equals a messy mind. To put it simply: Clean your room or you're grounded.<p>I confess, I'm a bit of a neat freak, but only because dust triggers my allergies. And I like organizing my things because I have the …

The One Trick That Will Allow You To Change Habits Overnight | Inc.com

The past few weeks, I got into a major slump when it came to taking care of myself. I started eating out with my girlfriend much more and replacing the salads for the burgers and fries. Working out started going from a mandatory once a day event to a, "Well I'll just get to it tomorrow" kind of …

13 bad habits you should break in 2016 to be more productive

Being more productive is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day. While this is no easy feat, getting more done in less time is a much more attainable goal if you're not sabotaging yourself with bad habits.<p>Following are 13 things you should stop doing right now to become …

20 Easy, Everyday Things You Can Do to Improve Your Life in 2016

<b>1. Write down three things you're grateful for every day.</b> Taking the time to thoughtfully consider what you're thankful for reminds you that you already have many of the things you want -- and that's worth celebrating.<p><b>2. Gossip less.</b> Frequent gossiping can be detrimental to your relationships and …

The Best Music to Listen to For Optimal Productivity, According to Science

Get in the zone.<p>Oftentimes we have innumerable distractions at work competing for our attention. Luckily, music can help put us back on a more …

University of Maryland

The 5 Triggers That Make New Habits Stick

In his best-selling book, The Power of Habit, author Charles Duhigg explains a simple three-step process that all habits follow. This cycle, known as …

Self Help Hack: Simplest Way to Make a New Habit Stick - Basically, You Have to Outsmart Yourself...

Basically, You Have to Outsmart Yourself...I have fallen woefully behind with adding “Self Help Hacks” to the self help blog. <i>Woe-Full-Leeeee</i> behind. …

Here's Why Writing Down Your Goals Really Does Work

According to a <i>USA Today</i> report on New Years’ resolutions, people who write down their resolutions are more likely to keep them than people who simply …

The Secret To Fixing The Bad Habits You May Not Know You Have

Most of us don’t see the flaws in ourselves that other people do. Step one is finding out what you’re overlooking.<p>Most people are unaware of their bad habits. That’s normal. Psychologically, we’re inclined to think of ourselves in a more positive light than others tend to see us.<p>And it cuts both …

Why You Should Keep An Accomplishments List

Many of us rely on plans and to-do lists to prioritize our time and stay on track for the future, but what about after we complete those tasks and projects? Should we just check things off the list and move on?<p>It turns out there are numerous benefits to writing down and celebrating our past …

The Secrets to Changing Habits and Making Them Stick

Human nature is wildly tempted by quick fixes. Who doesn’t want to make a ton of money easily, have raging business success in just a few short weeks …

Struggling with Tasks That You Don’t Want To Do? Try These 7 Tips.

How many times each day do you try to work yourself up to tackle some undesirable task? If you’re like me – several times.<p>For instance, I’ve been …

Happiness

How to Write More in Less Time

How often do you manage to read everything you save for later? I mean email, bookmarks, PDFs… <i>everything</i>.<p>When I first started working as a Process …

Productivity

A Stanford scientist shares a simple way to stick with good habits even when you're feeling lazy

I'm well aware that a bowl of Quaker oats is hardly the most nutritious or substantive fare. Honestly, it doesn't even taste that good.<p>But at the end of a long workday, the absolute last thing I want to do is start chopping up vegetables or steaming tofu or — worst of all — cleaning up after I've …

The One Habit That Will Increase Your Focus

To cut through the noise, try being quiet.<p>Some days it feels like your brain is moving in slow-motion. And despite your best efforts, you find it difficult to focus -- and even harder to accomplish your goals for the day. That can be frustrating.<p>Instead of a second cup of coffee, try something …

Science Shows Habits Spread Like Disease. How to Catch the Habits You Want.

Research finds that we transmit habits like diseases, or like cures. How to use that insight to make the habits you want stick.<p>Studies show that quitting smoking and losing weight spread through networks like diseases do. Many other behavioral changes work similarly.<p>If you lead, you change behavior …

How to Become a More Productive Writer: 7 Helpful Tips

Learn tips and strategies that'll help you get more writing done without feeling like pulling your hair out.

The Scientific Argument For Mastering One Thing At A Time

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym, and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently. Those are just a few of the goals I find desirable and you …

5 Ways To Create A Powerfully Productive Mind

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

This is the best way to motivate yourself to exercise

Workout motivation. You don't have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don't do it. You're not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

How to Break a Bad Habit -- for Good

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This article was originally published on Aug. 26, 2016</i><p>Have you ever tried to break a bad habit, only to give up in frustration? The problem isn’t that you’re weak or that the bad habit is too ingrained; in all likelihood, you just gave up …