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Whether you're studying, prepping a lecture, or just need to focus on something, you should know about some of these secrets to staying motivated.
Our family is working on #6 right now - Decrease or eliminate energy drains.
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Consejos para sentirte motivado... 10
Let's not overtax our already fallible minds with dubious information.
Gossip undermines the foundation of all units, especially families. This is an interesting read that begins to explain why gossip is not only morally damaging and hard on relationships but also how it rewires the brain negatively.
Even researchers who question findings suggesting family meals prevent teens from using drugs generally support the idea of parents and children dining at the same table more often.
Find time to connect.
Neuroscientists have discovered the strategy for rewiring the brain. Contrary to popular approaches, this strategy involves more than just positive thinking or working hard.
Practice, practice, practice to form habit, habit, habit.
Everyone has heard it – the old saying we have two ears and one mouth, and we should use them in that proportion . . . We’ve heard it, but we seldom take action on the idea. It isn’t really because...
Listening is hard. Elevate, admire, relate, serve.
A few nights ago, after cleaning up from the play date I had organized for my 2½-year-old, changing his diaper, and refilling his water, I was about to start cooking him dinner before giving him a bath when the subject of Thanksgiving came up.
It's gonna take a lot of work.
We wish there was a handbook for success but there isn't. Here's the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams--and be a more...
Start with geting up early.
Along with friends and family, the holidays mean crowded airports and packed roads.
Wishing you safe and happy travels this holiday season.
When it comes to giving gifts, our selection shows how science delivers the beautiful as well as the technical
Gifts for people who have everything but love science or their cat...
You can't tackle stress management the same way you tackle other goals.
I call the same concepts as: Breath, Pray, Listen, Catch Thinking Distortions, and One Thing At A Time. They work.
Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy a meal with family and friends, but also a time to answer the question: "What is wrong with everybody?" Think of hosting (or visiting) as an anthropological experiment.
Vintage pics and common sense approach make this a fun read.
"To be at your peak, don’t work so much." More and more of us find ourselves unable to juggle overwhelming demands and maintain a seemingly unsustainable pace."
Renewal isn't just for adults. Short bursts of focused concentration plus breaks help children to leanr how not to dawdle. Renewal takes discipline and practice.
Great article from Feb, 2013 regarding the role of sleep and relaxation on productivity. Good personal thoughts and ideas for company use also.
About the role of relaxation and rest on productivity.
"Paradoxically, the best way to get more done may be to spend more time doing less. A new and growing body of multidisciplinary research shows that strategic renewal — including daytime workouts, short afternoon naps, longer sleep hours, more time away from the office and longer, more frequent vacations — boosts productivity, job performance and, of course, health."
Saying no to a senior leader or customer seems almost unthinkable, even laughable, for many people. However, when saying yes is going to compromise your ability to make the highest contribution, it
These three steps work within the context of all relationships. It is very easy to become stretched too thin when living a vibrant family life. Saying no is critical to helping stay focused on what is most important.
"Do it how its supposed to be done"
re-scooped from Mohd Imran's scoop...
Nice explanation of the decision making process to choose a tracker as well as descriptions of popular options.
Stress isn't out there -- it's how you respond to stress that determines your experience. Thoughts and words are a critical part of that because they mirror how you interpret what's going on around you.
Put kindness into action during stressful times.
Few holiday traditions are as tried and true as the Christmas tree.
"It was a good spring, almost a perfect spring for the trees."
America has an ample number of leaders, in the workplace and in politics. But unfortunately, what many of these leaders are actually doing is “leadIng.You'll note the capital “I.” That’s not a typo.
Courage to be real, to be your best self.
"Author Chris Lowney has observed the behavior of the first Jesuit pope and used him as a case study in effective leadership. In his new book, “Pope Francis: Why He Leads the Way He Leads,” Lowney writes of Francis’ first days as pope: “We were not watching someone trying to act like a pope. We were watching a person unafraid to be who he was.”
You will be a more effective leader if you place your own self-interests aside. People will work harder for you. Loyalty will increase. You don’t need an academic study to prove that – just think of the bosses, coaches, even parents, who have led you and helped you reach a better place.
Ingratitude is weak, small, ugly, arrogant, and contagious. Unthankful leaders repel healthy followers and attract the ungrateful. “Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.” Immanuel Kant Companions...
Gratitude works to battle fear, entitlement, envy, blame, and anger. Perfect.
With a few easy printouts, you can keep the kids calm and under control during Thanksgiving dinner.
Easy activity and practical help.
Blog post at The Wonder of Tech : It's that time of year again, time for the third annual Wonder of Tech Gift List. You can find tech gifts for any budget and any taste here.[..]
Babble How 21st Century Moms Should Use Technology Babble Juggling everything from work, family to household responsibilities, often leave us too depleted to take care of ourselves.
Exactly right. To get everyone on the same page, our family uses Gmail, Evernote, Google Calendar, Google docs, and Group.me.
how to stop procrastinating (RT @projecteve1: 10 Tips to How to Stop Procrastinating http://t.co/aL1moQFikC)
My favorite tip listed is to keep your to-do "skinny." 2-3 items per day is reasonable.
Watching people come and go and some reaching the point where they can no longer travel or cook or participate in the family rituals will make you realize how important family is.
My favorite? Be compassionate and hold your tongue.
Growth always hurts. But, stagnation is death. Growth requires feedback. Successful leaders are great at giving feedback. Good intentions don’t compensate for poor execution when it comes to negati...
These tips can work well when within the context of a family.
There isn't a better time to teach your students about generosity and gratitude than the holiday season. VideoAmy has uncovered 10 great videos that can be used as teaching tools to inspire the giving spirit in students.
Go ahead and cry :)
This season, as you pass the mashed potatoes and gravy, you can also pass on holiday weight gain if you just burn off that bird before you gobble it up. After all, you owe it to yourself after your hard work all year!
Absolutely need to head into the holidays with a plan to intake more wonderful without paying negative consequences come January.