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Prioritise Your Goals With This Simple Two-Question Test

If it seems like you have too many things that you want to do, some prioritising can help a lot. You can whittle away less important things by asking yourself a couple questions regarding how dedicated you really are.


Four Basic Writing Principles You Can Use In Everyday Life

Writing starts way before you put letters to a page. It involves processes like critical thinking, communication and creativity. Even if writing feels like pulling teeth, you can apply the principles of writing to many facets of your day-to-day life. Here’s how.


Schedule Mental Tasks First, Mechanical Tasks Later For Better Focus

Most tasks at your job fall into one of two categories: mental and mechanical. Mental tasks require focus and cognitive thought, while mechanical tasks can be done whether your mind wanders or not. Save the latter for later, when you’re not at your peak.


Zenlist Is A Simple Web-Based To-Do List That Helps You Prioritise

Web: To-do lists have a nasty tendency to expand infinitely. Zenlist is a minimal, web-based to-do list manager that helps you prioritise your three most important tasks for the day.


If You Want To Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have To Choose A Focus

A dozen great ideas are useless if you can’t follow them through. Even with endless ambition, having too many goals can pull you in too many directions, making it difficult to actually finish anything. Instead, you need to choose a small number of goals and focus your attention.


Ask Yourself 'What's Important Now?' To Focus On Your Biggest Goals

It can be easy to mimic our mentors or peers. However, our priorities and values aren’t always identical to theirs. Keep track of your own goals by regularly asking, “What’s important now?” to make better decisions on what you tackle next.


Recalibrate Your Life's Direction With This One-Hour Exercise

Sometimes we get lost on our path through life or even feel stuck. In those times, personal reflection and taking some time to ask yourself the tough questions are what you need. This simple exercise only takes one hour and can help you refocus on where you want to go.


When To Say No: Do A Couple Of Things Well Instead Of Everything Poorly

Do you sometimes (or always) feel like you have too much to do and too little time to do it? Regardless of how well we manage our time, eventually we all get to that point where we just have too much to do. That’s when you need to start saying no.


Give Each Day A Theme For Productive Momentum

Distractions can make you lose focus on the things you should be doing. To stay on task, use Twitter founder Jack Dorsey’s method: Give each work day a “theme” so you always know what to focus on that day, and what to return to when you’re distracted.


'Meditation Isn't Clearing The Mind; It's Focusing On One Thing'

Meditation does not require a large chunk of sustained time, nor is it too difficult to get into. Psychologist Mike Brooks busts the misconception that it’s about emptying your mind. Instead, meditation is about focusing on one thing.