It’s easier to forget things when you are multi-tasking, and easier to commit things to memory when you are fully present. Because our modern world is full of distractions, it is increasingly important to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Here are 15 ways to improve your memory skills and keep your mind present.
What would you give to work less, but actually accomplish the same amount of work? Here are some time-saving tools to reduce your hours at the office, but still be a productive rock star.
In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the research that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.
We all have the same 24 hours to spend every single day; it’s how you spend those hours that makes you successful in your pursuits … or not. Follow these steps to think faster, work smarter, and get more done in less time.
Despite being a self-described ‘pre-crastinator, professor at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and psychologist Adam Grant says those who slow down — even procrastinate — tend to be more creative, original thinkers. On the value of procrastination, Grant said, “People who started early and then put it away for a while and […]
I know you’re busy. We all are… The question though, is WHY. How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Are we so busy because we really have so much to do? Or are we busy because it makes us feel important? Or because we’re avoiding something? Americans are especially obsessed with this idea of […]
“When people say to me, ‘I don’t have time to meditate.’ I reply, ‘Do you have time to feel like crap?’” ~Gabrielle Bernstein Our culture fuels the busy badge, where people proudly proclaim that they’re too busy to do the things they should and want to be doing. But the truth is—we make time for […]
“I should wake up earlier.” “I should meet Joe for coffee.” “I should practice the piano more often.” “I should really keep my house cleaner.” “I should meditate every day.” Sound familiar? Shoulds feels heavy. They feel like an obligation. They imply a sort of dread, something that you look forward to being over. Yet, […]
Want to find ways to learn faster and smarter? Whether you’re a student cramming for exams, trying to become an expert in a certain subject, or just working on your memorization skills, there are a lot of things you can do to commit information to your memory—and make it stick long-term. From making it weird […]
In a recent post, I wrote all about the importance of using the two-letter word: No. It’s not easy, that’s for sure—especially when you’re genuinely interested in something. But when there’s no time, space, or energy for it, NO is the smartest way to go. For a detailed explanation of why adding the word “no” […]