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10 easy ways to make your home a more positive place using Feng Shui

Let’s face it, the January blues are way too real rn. It’s dark and cold outside, we’re constantly tired, and let’s not even talk about checking our bank accounts before payday.<p>So if there’s anything we could all do with, it’s a bit of positivity. Luckily, Feng Shui expert and Nectar Life Hacks …

Feng Shui

5 Things Super-Organized People Do Every Day

They're simple, but can save you time and money.<p>We all have those super-organized people in our lives: the ones who always seem to get things done …

How to make yourself work when you’re not in the mood

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged …

7 ways to not feel so overwhelmed all the time

Feeling overwhelmed? Are you constantly running from thing to thing but never getting it all done?<p>When researchers survey people, they say they’re …

Smart weekend rituals to make your workweek less anxious

A classic weekend spent lounging around the house and meeting with family can be the gift we all deserve after a long week. But it always feels like …

Time Management

Keeping A Daily Journal Could Change Your Life.

You know exactly what you want in life.<p><i>"The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it." -- </i>J.M. Barrie<p>You know exactly what you want in life. But you can't seem …

Productivity

How Well Does My Best Friend Know Me?

Your best friend in the entire world supplies you with everything you need so that your life seems somewhat stable. It's a friendship we don't …

How To Be A Great Public Speaker Even If It Sounds Scary

<i>How can one control their nerves during public speaking or even an exam? originally appeared on Quora -- the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Barbara Oakley, Co-Instructor, Learning How to Learn, the world's largest online</b> …

4 Mental Habits to Break If You Want to Be Happier and More Confident

Committing to true happiness is a day-to-day job; it's not enough to simply focus on the positives and hope for the best (though that definitely …

Self-improvement

How to Manage Your Time Wisely, According to a Productivity Expert

Your brain makes for a crappy office.<p>Imagine a world where you are productive, and your to-do list isn't overflowing with scary tasks. That sounds dreamy, doesn't it? By rewording the way that you write out your list of things to do, you can accomplish a whole lot more in less time.<p>I bought a book …

Time Management

Six ways successful people stay calm in a crisis

It happens to the best of us. Things go off the rails at work, you witness someone on your team verbally explode because something isn’t working out …

Self-help

45 Inspirational Quotes That Will Change Your Professional Life

For the past 25 years, I’ve compiled meaningful quotes I come across that are especially impactful not only in my personal pursuit of greatness, but to those that I’ve had the pleasure of working with.<p>I have always marveled at the ability some people have to say something profound in just a few …

Motivation

The breathing technique that will help you de-stress instantly, no matter where you are

Some mornings you blissfully roll out of bed and wander into a restorative yoga class, and other mornings, you’re a keyed-up ball of anxiety from the …

Meditation

If you want to be smarter, learn to say “I don’t know”

There is an old legend in which Socrates, the great Greek philosopher, is recognized by Pythia, the Oracle of Delphi, as the wisest man alive. It’s notable for Socrates’ response.<p>“I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.”<p>I think that if Socrates lived today, …

Critical Thinking

How People With Depression Interact With The World Differently

The condition has a huge impact on everyday life.<p>Nothing about depression is easy. But the way it affects a person’s daily life is arguably the most difficult part of the disorder.<p>Approximately 300 million people globally are affected by depression, according to the World Health Organization. Not …

The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

The Buddha's Instructions for the Practice of Mindfulness<p>Mindfulness is one of the most basic practices of Buddhism. It is part of the Eightfold Path …

How Harvard Researchers Get Work Done (When They're Already Checked Out)

Let's be honest: We all procrastinate. Some of us have a chronic issue and literally wait to do everything until the last minute; others among us …

Easy Tips to Try Meditating

Maybe you’ve tried meditating before. You close your eyes, expecting enlightenment (or at least some instant stress relief ) but nothing happens. …

How to Mindfully Make Important Life Decisions

Important life decisions can be challenging to make. By tapping into your gut’s wisdom and harnessing your brain’s mindfulness, you can determine the …

Mindfulness

5 small things to do every morning for a mindful day

Do you feel as if you walk around life on autopilot, going through the motions but never really seeing, hearing, embracing, enjoying or experiencing life? Do you ever truly hear what others are saying to you, or are you busy multitasking and carrying out your own conversations in your mind while …

32 lessons you learn traveling alone around the world

IN THE PAST 18 MONTHS, I’ve traveled around the world to different cities and countries including Paris, France; Munich, Germany; Buenos Aires, …

Are You Making Things Happen?

Are you making things happen?<p>Or are you allowing things to happen to you?<p>How do you deal with the different things that pop up in your life each …

The Science Behind Why People Are Going Crazy for Bullet Journals

Scientists weigh in on why so many people love bullet journals, and whether they actually work.<p>Awhile back I noticed something strange starting to appear in the feeds of the many productivity bloggers and get-stuff-done gurus I follow. Their blogs and social media accounts were suddenly studded …

Productivity

4 Ways to Be a More Authentic Leader--and Why It Matters

Your authenticity plays a significant role in employee job satisfaction.<p>As a leader, you probably look to other leaders for tips on how to think and behave in order to be effective and successful in your role. Some leadership skills may come naturally to you while others may be outside of your …

Leadership

These are the two conversations every boss should have with their employees to create the perfect team

In her book, "Radical Candor: Be A Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity," former Apple and Google executive, Kim Scott, details the best ways a manager can get the most out of his or her team. Scott says there are two key conversations every manager should have with his or her employees to …

Employment

10 CEOs Reveal the Apps That Can Make You More Productive

And reclaim your sanity.<p>For many, modern-day work life means 24/7 connectivity, a constant barrage of emails and meetings, and the feeling you’re …

How to Write Faster: 12 Unusual Hacks [Infographic]

Two weeks ago, when I sat down to write my first blog post at HubSpot, I was determined to make it shine. Perfection was the only option.So I …

Ernest Hemingway

Do More. Not Just Exist. Live All Your Emotions

How to be part of life with your full presence<p>There is a difference between trying to be happy and trying <i>not to be unhappy</i>. Both goals are poles …

5 Zen Principles To Live By

This curated column is authored by Darius Foroux, Founder ofThe post 5 Zen Principles To Live By appeared first on iamwire.

Meditation