Too lazy to work out, eat well, or save money? Bribe yourself with habit points
use your vices as rewards to create a balance between change and current self.
When seeking to attain something in our lives, we would do well to invest our time in forming positive habits, rather than concentrating on a specific goal.
Only self-absorbed assholes think they are too good for whatever their current station requires.
There’s an old joke along those lines: The best way to punish someone is to give them exactly what they wish for.
That’s the secret behind flashcards’ success. When used properly, flash cards recruit two powerful mechanisms of human memory—repetition and spaced timing of practice—to move information from short term to long term memory.
Where traditional brands focus on positioning their brands in the minds of their customers, digital brands focus on positioning their brands in the lives of their customers. Furthermore, they engage customers more as users than as buyers, shifting their investments from pre-purchase promotion and sales to post-purchase renewal and advocacy.
this data does give me the ability to predict what will happen this Wednesday, which is Valentine’s Day. My sophisticated econometric analysis tells me to expect 30-year-olds to celebrate with Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love,” 45-year-olds with Van Halen’s “When It’s Love” and 60-year-olds with Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.”
zeci de ani. milioane de fotografii.
if you went for a jog today and read for just 10 minutes, you’re already way ahead of the curve!
Write your own rules.
You can’t pretend there’s only one way to do it. Your first idea is just one of many options. No business goes as planned, so make ten radically different plans.
Realizing the initial choice you made was just one of many
awesome thinking, awesome tools
The danger here, she says, is that “by constantly comparing our everyday reality to what other people are choosing to present it's always going to make us feel inadequate because you think everyone else has it together.” In reality, she reminds visitors to her blog — who are all enthusiastically supportive of one another — “there are many, many many more people like us than there are like them.”
It's all part of “training yourself to create a habit of putting things away before they can make a mess.”
we all have an opinion on every subject, but that doesn’t mean it’s a valuable one. People will always tell you what they think you should do, but they are not you.
We have to stop fighting ourselves and shutting ourselves down. When we feel we don’t “want” to do something we know we “should” do, it’s a siren in our ear. The solution isn’t to force ourselves, crying or kicking and screaming or terrified, but to pause, give attention, resolve.
"I don't have a solution. I just don't use these tools. It created huge tensions among my friends."
Non- conformists and originals screw up a lot. But they move on, knowing that at some point, the breakthrough will happen.
No matter how many mistakes you make, or how slow you progress, embracing good enough, and sharing your work is still better than everyone else who is waiting for flawless art.
It’s easy to sit around and read inspirational stories but that won’t prepare you for the career you want.
You may be doing it wrong, but at least you’re doing it.
And once you’re doing it, you have a chance to make it better.
The number one real reason we procrastinate is: SELF ESTEEM
It’s not our employers’ or partners’ jobs to make us happy, or discern what makes us happy, or defend any semblance of happiness if we find it. It’s ours. If we can’t accurately identify our wants, needs, aspirations, values, and boundaries — what even makes us happy — then of course we’ll struggle to decide.
And to be clear: flippant definitions of “happy” are not enough. This is not an exercise of “I love cozy Sundays” or “travel!”
A lot of commenters always want to show how smart they are and that this is “so obvious.”
The core idea is that people should be able to make 90% of the decisions that are required for them to get their job done. The remaining 10% of decisions may require sign-off or approval from their manager. If this isn’t happening, either you’re asking people to do things that you shouldn’t be asking them to do, or you’re not empowering them as much as you should be.
[...] distill what you consume only to things that help you become better at work and life.
[...] Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Here's a character whose every decision revolved around making money. By the time we encounter him, he's living a sad, angry life filled with health problems.
His story still resonates today because so many of us are still working just for money, and not to learn or expand our experience.
[...] busy work reigns supreme and the appearance of working equals success.
12. [...] They realize that people who drink are incredibly judgmental towards non-drinkers, and will try anything to get a sober person to join the party with a drink. They will even make fun of you or put you down.
15. They realize that people can be just as toxic as substances, and that many relationships are not able to survive without the crutch of booze. [...]
And maybe stop worrying so much about productivity and getting things done. Worry about things worth doing.
[...] if you’re like most, you schedule what others demand of you first and only later look for empty slots in the calendar where you might “fit in” what is important to you. Good luck finding focus time in that type of “reactively-designed” calendar.
Instead, flip the paradigm by scheduling what is important to you first. We allow others to request and manipulate our time.
so many ways for just one simple activity. surely one can fit you.
But what if the answer isn’t to do more?
What if the answer is to want less?
+ plan time to worry / complain. don't think about it otherwise. it will eliberate your mind from all the negative stuff around you.
Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation.
“I should worry about this.”: Set a time to worry, to dispute, and to replace. This lets your brain know it doesn’t need to be reminding you 24/7.
“Working long hours isn’t productive at all, if you work for 8 hours, try for 5 hours, or only for 4 hours. If you only have that time to work, you don’t have time to see Twitter while working.”
More than a third of British workers think their jobs are meaningless, according to a survey by YouGov. And if morale is that low, it doesn’t matter how many gym vouchers, mindfulness programmes and baskets of organic fruit employers throw at them. Even the most committed employee will feel that something is fundamentally missing.