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productive habits from getting things done

Getting “stuff” done, and getting it done quickly, is the ultimate goal of productivity. We’re limited to our 24 hour days, and all desire on some level to get more done during that amount of time. But with commitments, work, classes, friends, family, and everything else than can come up and get in the way, we frequently […]

 

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Pomodoro Technique

I discovered the Pomodoro technique when I was studying for finals last year, and since finding it I’ve come to realize that it has had the single biggest impact on my productivity of all the different time management systems I’ve used. It’s very simple, easy to use, and can be done almost indefinitely because of how it […]

 

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habits on vacation

After the Vietnam War, soldiers who had been stationed there should have had a drug problem. A sampling of 943 soldiers returning from Vietnam were chosen as a representative group of the entire military, and their urine was tested for opiates. Of the 943, 495 were positive for opiate use (heroin or opium) at their departure from Vietnam. Opium […]

 

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how to prevent jet lag

A bad case of jet lag can ruin the first day of your vacation. Getting to a beautiful destination and then waking up the next day feeling like you were hit by a truck is not how anyone wants to start their trip, but it’s the unfortunate situation for many who travel 3 or more time zones […]

 

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I mentioned in the last post how tracking our health and productivity gives us a greater insight into how those are changing day to day and how different things we’re doing might be affecting them. The more data that we have on how parts of our lives that we want to control are changing, the easier it […]

 

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quantified self

Changing our habits is a form of self experimentation. Many people will be content to go through their lives with the same habits, the same way of living, never questioning what they’re doing. If you’re interested in changing your habits though, then you’re interested in experimenting on yourself and different ways of living in order to find […]

 

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increase willpower mileage

This is part three of willpower week. Here’s part one on what willpower is and why it’s the most important mental resource, and here’s part two on how to get more willpower. Now that we know what willpower is and how to get more of it, how do we manage it? Just as someone with $100m in […]

 

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strengthen your willpower

The more that I learn about willpower, the more I become convinced that it is the one resources that best determines success. A University of Pennsylvania study on Perseverance and Passion for Long Term Goals, which they referred to as “grit” but which can also be dubbed willpower, was shown to be the single most important indicator […]

 

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willpower

“Late at night have you experienced a vision of the person you might become, the work you could accomplish, the realized being you were meant to be? Are you a writer who doesn’t write, a painter who doesn’t pain, an entrepreneur who never starts a venture? Then you know what Resistance is.” This chilling quote is from […]

 

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save time with social media

We all have a digital loop, and we all go through it multiple times a day. This is my second post based on an idea from James Altucher’s “Choose Yourself” because I think it’s a great book that’s full of useful information on getting more done and fulfilling your life goals. I talked last time about Building […]

 

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