Favorite Finds Of The Week
Made A Mistake? Deal With It The Productive Way - Organize IT
Productivity has long since moved on from being about to-do lists and GTD to being almost a way of living. Basically, it’s about being organized, systematic and efficient in what you do and how you live, whether that be with coping when you feel down or – in the case of this post – learning from and resolving mistakes. I’ve often found that I learn more from getting something wrong than from anything a textbook or a bunch of lectures can give me. So why not apply a productive mindset to the experience and make the most of it? Below I’ve detailed my five steps to dealing with mistakes the productive way. Love to read your thoughts on this one!
Feng Shui Decorating Tips - Joyful Days
This post looks at using feng shui for decorating our homes by following the following principles:
1. Yin and Yang
2. The Five Elements
The previous post provided an introduction to feng shui with some practical applications. The next post will look at using feng shui to increase wealth.
10 Tactics To Stay Invisible And Slack Off At Work - My Super-Charged Life
Does your employer ask too much of you?
Recognition, raises and promotions are highly overrated. People that get these things are suck-ups and have sold their soul to the man. They seem happy, but I bet deep down inside they are miserable creatures that loathe all the attention they get at work.
What’s more, none of us wants to be married to our jobs anyway. Is having a steady job really all that important?!? Jobs are a dime a dozen. Sometimes you just don’t fit it and besides I can draw unemployment for a nice long time right now. Who needs a job? Who wants to be a workaholic?
Social Media for the Socially Inept – Simple Marriage
I don’t know about you, but the moment I walk into a crowded room, my palms start to sweat. I search the room for a familiar face. Thoughts crowd my brain: What if I don’t know anyone? Who will I talk to? I don’t think these people like me! Why did I come here anyway? I’m such a dork! They’re all looking at me and thinking, “I can’t believe SHE came HERE.”
Once a wallflower, always a wallflower, right?
Not necessarily. Socially inept people like me have a much easier time being social on the Internet. We don’t have to wait for those pauses in a conversation that never seem to come at the right moment. We don’t get all hung up on body language and facial expressions because we can’t see them.
3 Ways to Break Procrastination’s Hold Over Us - Someday Syndrome
In the cult of productivity, procrastination tops the list of deadly sins – it’s the Satan of the getting things done world. We search for hacks to avoid putting off tasks, we beat ourselves up for not getting it all done now, and we talk incessantly about just doing it.
We raise procrastination up to the level of insurmountable barrier so that it becomes more of a character flaw than anything we have control over. Just as many people turn their goals into unachievable visions by putting them up on pedestals and worshipping them, an equal number of people (or more!) put procrastination up on a negative pillar and quake under the weight of its gaze.
27 Last Minute Considerations Before Moving Across The World - Man vs. Debt
As many of you know, we are now under 72 hours away from our moving from Indianapolis to Cairns, Australia. Right now, I can honestly say that it doesn’t feel real. It certainly hasn’t sunk in. Yet with each ticking hour comes more and more things we are trying to finalize before leaving.
The following list isn’t meant to be exhaustive. Actually, it’s just the opposite. It’s a hodgepodge of random things we have gone through and are going through in this last week. Once you’ve read the list, please take the time to add anything that you feel we not have considered. I’m hoping that several of you more experienced travelers can help us avoid some unnecessary headaches!