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Calling Yourself 'Lazy' Isn't A Good Excuse For A Productivity Problem

You know what your to-do list is, but you haven’t gotten to it yet. You’re sitting on the couch wishing you were more productive, but instead you resign yourself to saying, “I’m just so lazy.” If you find yourself in that spot, laziness isn’t the core of your problem.

10 Motivational Hacks To Make You Work Harder [Infographic]

Even the busiest worker suffers from low self-motivation every once in a while. Maybe it’s been too long since your last holiday or maybe that work project you poured your heart and soul into failed miserably. Whatever the reason, you need to buck up before it starts affecting your performance. This infographic explains 10 tried-and-tested methods that will help to stay motivated.

How To Stay Motivated In Life And Work Using The Goldilocks Rule

It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a 10-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labour laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.

Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

This week we contemplate an alternative future, put cheesy nacho goodness on all the things, get down and dirty with aeroplane black boxes and, of course, offer a little inspiration to start your weekend on the right foot.

Answer The 'Miracle Question' To Overcome Your Fitness Lows

The “miracle question” is a thought experiment that’s used in solutions-focused brief therapy. It’s designed to shift your focus on how helpless you feel to being able to see positive solutions and good things that are happening. Here’s how it can work for you.

Why 'Follow Your Passion' Isn't Always The Best Advice

You’ve heard it a thousand times from motivational speakers: the key to success is to follow your passion. It’s an appealing notion, but as Mike Rowe points out, just because you’re passionate about something doesn’t necessarily mean you’re good at it or that it’s a viable path towards creating a career. Gives You Streaming Music To Focus, Relax Or Sleep To

Whether you’re trying to focus and get some work done, you need to chill out and relax, or you want something soothing to help you drift off to sleep, has tunes that can help you out. The compositions are completely original, so don’t expect to hear songs you know, but they do work like a charm.

7 Misconceptions About Creativity And How To Harness It

We’ve all been there. That enchanting, mysterious moment when the muse strikes. Creativity is intoxicating. It’s frenetic. And — not to sound crass — it’s profitable. Unfortunately, creativity is also fickle: the more you chase it, the harder it is to catch.

Thinking Cap: Podcasts, Articles And Clips To Make You Smarter

A blind astronomer, how to figure out what to do with your life post-university, the most stolen books, and much more to start off your week in our Lifehacker Thinking Cap!

Follow Your Negative Thoughts To Their Absurd Conclusions 

When you’re having a stream of horrible, negative thoughts, the natural reaction is to try to curb that terrible feeling and think of something positive. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, clinical psychologist Dr Steve Orma suggests actually embracing those thoughts and following them to their ridiculous conclusions.

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