motivation

Why We Fail To Turn Intentions Into Actions

Take a moment to think of a task you wish to accomplish in the next three months. It should be something specific like clearing out your backyard, or completing an online course, so that you could judge, definitively, if and when it has been completed. As you think about it right now, how likely would you say it is that you will finish the task by the end of spring?


Use A 'Before' Picture To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed By Any Project

Working on a new project can be intimidating, especially when you see how far you still have to go. Try taking a picture when you start so you’ll keep track of all you’ve accomplished.


The Freelancer's Guide To Time Management

Time management is a challenge for all of us, but we freelancers face a unique set of issues when it comes to making the most of our time. Not only are we juggling projects, we’re juggling several clients and simultaneously trying to find new work. Here are some time management strategies freelancers and small business owners should have in their arsenal.


Count To Five And Just Do The Thing You Are Dreading

We all have tasks we don’t want to do, from getting out of bed to an inordinate amount of paperwork. One way to force yourself to do the deed is to set up a mental trigger: count to five and do it.


Focus On Mini Habits To Accomplish Big, Difficult Goals

We often find ourselves setting out to accomplish big goals that involve big changes in habit. Pick the Brain recommends building mini habits to work your way up instead of overloading to burn yourself out.


Give Yourself A Mandatory Holiday Policy With Cash Incentives

Too many people seem content to not take annual leave. As the Wall Street Journal points out, some employers are combatting this with incentives, But you don’t need to wait for your employer to offer one to give yourself incentive to go.


The Importance Of Self-Awareness, And How To Become More Self Aware

They say the first step is admitting you have a problem, and that’s true in every aspect of life. Self-awareness and introspection have the ring of of a self-help guru’s empty promises, but they are the starting point that leads to every improvement.


Remember Win Tracks Achievements And Motivates You With Reminders

iOS: Remember Win is a good-looking app with a single purpose: to make you feel good about yourself. You can track all your wins, small or big, and then be reminded about them for inspiration.


The Complex Links Between Happiness And Motivation

Everyone is fuelled by their own dreams and ambitions, but taking a close look at the complex relationship between happiness and motivation might give us a hint at what drives people to do their best work. Does happiness drive motivation?


View Your Annoyances As Project Opportunities At Work

No job is without its share of annoyances. While most of us tend to groan, sigh and move on with our day, those moments of frustration may actually be golden opportunities calling to you.