Even the busiest worker suffers from poor 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 you to stay motivated.
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In the back of your mind, you probably realise that nature documentaries aren't literally nonfiction depictions of actual things that happened in nature. As it turns out, many of the techniques and tricks used in Hollywood movies are also applied to nature documentaries — even when the footage is real.
Finding the silver lining in rough situations can help you keep your head up. But according to a 2016 study, it can also be detrimental to your overall well-being. It all depends on the situation.
You've been putting off reading that book for weeks, and you're supposed to have read it all by tomorrow. Whether you're cramming for school, or trying to avoid looking like a lazy bum in your book club, don't lose hope. You can power through that tome without forgetting everything and coming away with nothing.
One thing I almost never fail to lose is my Chapstick. For other people, it's their keys, sunglasses or wallet that always go missing. And while it sucks to misplace stuff and feel like you're going crazy, it's also just something that inevitably happens. Here's how you can methodically find things again.
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.
Practising gratitude is one of the surefire ways to increase your happiness. But just thinking grateful thoughts might not be enough. One study suggests we should focus on the imminent end of the things we're grateful for — to boost our happiness and enhance our gratitude.
Weight loss isn't easy (if it were, we wouldn't have a billion different diet plans and products to waste our money on). But even the smallest weight loss tricks or mind hacks can make a big difference when it comes to sticking to your diet or weight loss plan. Here are 10 such tricks you can easily incorporate today.
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.
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.
There are a lot of perks to going it alone sometimes, but true isolation is becoming a deadly epidemic, especially for middle-aged men. But the loneliness that often comes hand-in-hand with the trials of modern living don't have to be a death sentence.
We all fear speaking in front of people. Some of us are just better at squashing those anxieties — probably by not following flimsy advice like, "Imagine everyone in the room naked." Instead, they prepare thoroughly and thoughtfully and learn what keeps people interested. Here's how you can, too.