motivation

Add Personal, Healthy To-Dos To Your List To Take Care Of Yourself First

Our to-do lists often get cluttered with things that other people need from us, so it’s easy to forget to take care of ourselves first. Make sure your to-dos include things that are good for you and focused on you — then make sure you check them off.


How To Motivate Yourself By Living Your Life Like A Movie

Everyone loves movies, and a lot of people wish their life was just like one. Movies excite us, give us a chance to think, and they can even motivate us to live better lives. Well, you’re the main character in your life, and you’re filming your story right now. With the right mindset, you can use that philosophy to tackle whatever scene comes your way.


Make Your Chores Suck Less With The LEGO Principle

Chores can be frustrating because your results disappear so quickly. Dishes get dirty again, toilet paper needs to be replenished, and laundry needs to be done. Make chores more satisfying by ending them with a task that bears more permanent results.


The Theory Of Cumulative Stress: How To Recover When Stress Builds Up

For most people, stress is simply a fact of life, and you need to learn how to manage it. Simply ignoring the stress in your life can cause it to snowball and take a physical toll. Here’s how to deal with your stress when it starts to build up.


Five Ways To Bounce Back From A Horrible Day

Lousy days happen to all of us. Even a seemingly harmless wake-up-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-bed morning can send you into a funk. No matter how many happiness hacks or positive mantras you try to make it better, it can be hard to shake your grouchiness and glass-half-empty attitude.


Overcome Procrastination By Writing Down All Of Its Side Effects

It’s important to find the cause of your procrastination, but it’s equally important to identify all of the aspects of your life it affects. Writing down and analysing your procrastination habits can help you see how it could be negatively affecting your life in ways far beyond your work.


Dilbert's Scott Adams On Willpower: Have Systems, Not Goals

We tend to look at willpower as this magical force inside of us that we either have or we don’t. In a recent interview, Scott Adams — Dilbert creator and frequent advice giver — explains that willpower is actually a finite resource, and there’s a way to get what you need done without draining it all.


Build A Motivational Bathroom Scale With A Raspberry Pi

One of the most deterring parts about trying to lose weight is that moment when you look down at the scale. This custom-built scale ditches unsatisfying numbers and uses a Raspberry Pi to actually talk to you when you step up to help keep you motivated.


Celebrate Your Small Financial Wins For Better Savings Motivation

When you’re saving, you might look towards big milestones like paying off a credit card or reaching a savings goal. To keep your motivation up, however, don’t forget to celebrate your little victories, like finding a cheaper meal or finding entertainment at home.


How To Change Your Self-Perception To Leverage Your Hidden Strengths

Our self-perceptions are often instilled in us before we have a say in them. Learning to change how we see ourselves helps us find our hidden strengths, or improve weaknesses we didn’t know we had, to get along better in life.