When you've hit a wall while working on a project, there's no sense in banging your head against it. Here's how Isaac Asimov, the prolific science fiction author and science writer, worked his way through creative blocks.
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I've tried a lot of diets in my life. Diets you might describe as "crash diets". Diets you might describe as "unhealthy". I've tried juice diets, ketogenic diets. I did the Soylent thing. I've gone dairy free, sugar free, carb free.
I've tried about every bullshit thing you can imagine and I've learned a few things along the way. And I have a rough idea why the diet you're about to try will probably fail miserably.
If you're going to have an emotional meltdown at work, whether your boss is getting you down or nothing seems to be going your way, the key is to think about it — and discuss it — in terms of your passion for your work, not the emotions themselves. You'll get up faster, and your coworkers will understand better.
Lots of productivity methods are effective for lots of different people, but while you're considering a method, you should also consider what motivates you most to work (beyond the paycheck, that is). Are you motivated by results? Or do you find joy in the process? That will help you find — or remix — a method that works for you.
Confidence is a vitally important personality trait, but you might worry that acting more confident could come off as arrogant. Fortunately, there are distinct indicators that distinguish the former from the latter.
We know there's some sort of connection between happiness and using your imagination, but a recent study suggests any creative pursuit — no matter how small — can help you beat the blues. It only takes a single dose of creativity a day.
Taking care of yourself isn't just a reward, it's part of the process. Breaks help you regain focus and come back to work with a fresh perspective, which is why doing nothing is sometimes the most productive thing you can do. Force yourself to recharge by scheduling a "Do Nothing Day."
Think about something that happened to you this morning. That there, is your memory. We recall thousands of events and procedures every day, but how exactly does the brain do it? This comic-esque infographic breaks down the science behind this essential and primeval mind hack along with improvement tips.
Finding the silver lining in rough situations can help you keep your head up. But according to a recent study, it can also be detrimental to your overall well-being. It all depends on the situation.
We all have goals and ambitions we want to cross off of our bucket list, but happiness doesn't just come from groundbreaking, life-changing events. As the School of Life explains, it's important to focus on small pleasures as we work toward greater goals.
There's nothing inherently wrong with reading Facebook, unless you'd rather be reading a good book instead (and that whole fake news problem.) Luckily, the habit loop, which David Kadavy describes as the "habit hook" in his post, holds the key to breaking that Facebook habit and replacing it with a reading one.