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9 Productivity Hacks For Procrastinators

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Procrastination is a habit of postponing your obligations without an apparent reason. This type of behavior includes everything from getting up from the bed to meeting a job deadline. Once a person sinks deep into procrastinating they may experience difficulties with getting back on the track. Although procrastination has some upsides like not rushing into decisions and actions, it’s important to learn how to avoid getting into trouble.

There is a common misconception that procrastination leads directly to lower productivity. This sort of claim, however, is not entirely true. Although it’s not advisable to postpone your work and leave for tomorrow what you can finish today, people don’t just stare at the wall, doing nothing. While work is on hold, one might do some online shopping, pay the bills, clean up the house a bit, etc. When you put everything on paper, this could count like fairly productive time.  Additionally, writers often take time before they start working on a project. While the deadline keeps closing in, a writer’s mind keeps working on ways to finish the project. When that “last minute” hits, the writer would sit down and become more efficient.

Case study service editor Miranda Black states: “I always prepare for work by cleaning up around my desk because it keeps my mind free and more creative. When the time comes, my mind is already prepared to execute the task.” This actually means that procrastination is not the opposite of productivity, to say the least, it helps a person become more productive if you follow some simple rules.

 1. Don’t snooze

We already mentioned waking up as one of the issues that procrastinators really have trouble dealing with. In most cases, they would hit the snooze button endlessly until the last minute, and not too seldom until they’re already late. There is an easy trick that might help you cope with this kind of problem.

  • Set the most annoying alarm sound you can think of. This could be a song you don’t like or a high-pitch sound that’s difficult to listen for longer than ten seconds.
  • Don’t put your phone or alarm clock near to you. This way you will have to get out of the bed in order to stop the alarm ringing. Once you get up from your bed it’s unlikely that you’ll go back.

In addition, you can set more alarms so if you manage to ignore the first one, the others will make you jump out and seize the day.

2. Create a schedule

Break your day into actionable segments. Make every moment of your time count by setting up deadlines for each part of the day. However, don’t forget to add some free time, it will help you to juice up and continue with your work. Pauses are excellent productivity boosters.

3. Move your deadline ahead

This practice allows you to start earlier with your work, even if you wait for that last minute bell. The fact that you know you still have the time to finish the project will simply keep you relaxed, therefore you won’t rush or do something wrong because you were too hasty.

4. Keep your phone as far as possible

Although there are hundreds of productivity apps and time trackers, phones are the easiest way to lose track of time. What starts with answering a simple message could result in hours lost on social networks, funny videos, etc. Leave the phone aside and answer only to important phone calls.

5. Carrot and a stick

We all like gifts, no matter who is presenting us with the prize. Therefore, rewarding yourself for a job well done is a great way to motivate yourself to work. For example, you can set up different awards for various milestones.

6. Get out of the house

It’s easy to stagnate when you’re inside. Getting comfy on your sofa while watching your favorite show is the easiest way to forget you have work to do. If you feel bad about delaying your work but you just can’t get enough focus to start working, it’s best to get out and take a walk. The fresh air will do you good, oxygen will pump up your brain and give you the energy to start working.

7. Use notes

Write down your obligations and put them in places where you spend the most of your time. If you go to the fridge and you see a large note saying “Clean up the pool” it should make you go out and finish this daunting task momentarily.

8. Wake up earlier

If you feel that you need more time to finish all your work, consider waking up earlier. It will give you a few extra hours that you might need in order to finish your tasks and have enough time to procrastinate as well.

9. Cut corners where you can

Most procrastinators are perfectionists. They don’t start working until they’re absolutely sure they will put out the best results and finish everything perfect up to a fault. Try and become just a bit looser when it comes to working. Work until it’s done, not until it’s perfect.

Conclusion

As we can see, procrastination is not the end of the world. However, it makes you waste a whole lot of time. We human beings can get back most of the things that we lose, time is not one of them. Once lost time is forever lost. Use your time wisely.

Author’s Bio

Mary Whitman

Mary Whitman is a freelance writer and blogger based in Adelaide, South Australia. In her spare time, she enjoys talking about Sustainable Development and writing essays.
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100 Positive Thoughts To Transform Your Life And Reconfigure Your Brain

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“All we are is the result of what we thought. The spirit is everything. What we think we become.” –  Muhammad Ali

Generally, we greatly underestimate the power of positive thoughts and how it can transform our lives.

Yet they have a physical power that directly or indirectly influences and transform our lives. Here and there, we can speak of presence, magnetism, aura, which are only the invisible envelope created by thoughts.

This power of thought is all the greater when it is steeped in faith and emotion. These increase the vibration, as one would increase the sound of a radio to better hear it.

Positive thoughts filled with faith will act favorably, just as negative ones will create the bed of misery.

We are thinking machines

Each person emits an average of 60,000 thoughts a day! Surprisingly, 95% of these are the same thoughts repeated each day. On average, 80% of these repetitive thoughts are negative.

Unfortunately, our brains are configured to pay more attention to negative than positive experiences. This peculiarity allowed the human being to survive. In the past, it was essential to remember negative experiences such as the bite of a snake, the toxicity of a plant…

Our world is much less dangerous today but our thoughts are still mainly negative.

Using MRI imaging, researchers have shown that negative thoughts stimulate areas of the brain that promote depression and anxiety. They have also proven that positive thoughts trigger a cascade of positive hormones throughout the body that results in a sense of calm and peace.

What wisdom of the ancients had taught us, modern science confirms today. The brain is “reconfigurable” by various methods including positive thinking.

Anxiety, medicines and positive thoughts

Stress and anxiety is our big problem nowadays and doctors are searching for new ways to get rid of it. A very popular medicine in the United States that is Xanax is being used for this purpose but it is not a permanent solution. Here is a question how long does Xanax stay in your system to make you relax? Just a few hours and that is why we must change our thoughts to cure us with positive thoughts. Here are some powerful and positive thoughts to be happier and transform your life. Please select only those that speak to you.

So let’s get started!

Positive thoughts in the morning

Today is a day that will leave me with a wonderful memory.
My thoughts are my reality, so today I am building a wonderful day.
I only have one thing on my schedule today: to be happy.
I wake up excited and this enthusiasm follows me all day long.
Today I fill the world with positive energy and make it overflowing with joy.
Today, I’m giving up my old habits and taking new, more positive ones.

Positive thoughts to attract success

Life has given me unique talents that I’m starting to use today.
Every day, I have more and more success in my work and in my life.
I feel the success right now and I’m working today to make it fruitful.
I know that fear is a step towards success, I welcome it with grace and I overcome it.
I have reached my goal and I am feeling the joy of achieving it.
I know success today. I know success tomorrow. Every day I know is my successful day.
I allow success to enter today in my life.
I have everything I need to live easily.
I am comfortable with money and I give myself the right to be rich.
Money comes to me with abundance and ease, I deserve to be rich, prosperous and fortunate.
I like to give and receive. The more I participate in the success of others, the more I prosper.

Positive thoughts for self-confidence

I am the master of my thoughts and emotions.
I like what I am and I accept my qualities and my faults.
Every day, I am more and more confident.
I am full of self-awareness.
When I breathe, I inspire confidence and I exhale shyness.
I am enthusiastic and incredibly comfortable when I meet new people.
I live in the present and I trust for the future.
My being overflowed with confidence, I radiate confidence.
I trust myself in all circumstances.
I am energetic and enthusiastic. Trust is second nature.
I always attract the best situations in my life.
I always focus on solutions to solve problems.
I like change because I adapt to all situations.
Every day I realize more and more that nothing is impossible.
I attract positive people naturally and give them the best of myself.
I trust life and life brings me a lot.
I shine by my presence, my charm, and my grace.
I am more and more master of my mind and my emotions.

Positive thoughts to attract luck

I succeed everything I undertake.
I expect success in all my actions because it’s my natural state.
Every day I attract more and more success.
Everything succeeds me without showing any expectation.
I find solutions to problems easily.
I gratefully acknowledge the obstacles because they are rich in teachings.
I expect only the best and I always get it.
The more I think positive, the more my life is illuminated.
I am open to life and I have more and more luck every day.

Positive thoughts for health

Every day, and in every way, I’m getting better and better.
My body is in perfect health, my mind is clear, my soul is at peace.
I am beautifying myself every day.
Every cell of my body is vibrating now to the rhythm of full health.
I have no pain and I am full of energy.
I feed my body with healthy foods.
All my organs work perfectly. I thank them for what they do for me.
My body is getting closer every day to perfect health.
I like to exercise my body, my muscles. Every movement connects me to my body and gives me an incredible energy.
At each exhalation, stress comes out of my body.
I send love and gratitude to every organ of my body.
I am attentive to the messages of my body. I listen to my body and we are in harmony.
I sleep deeply and at peace with myself. I wake up refreshed and full of energy.
My immune system is very strong. It can handle any bacteria, germ or virus.
With each passing day, the cells of my body become stronger and stronger.
What I eat strengthens and transforms for me in health.
My healing power is more powerful than any illness.

Positive thoughts for peace

My world is harmonious, peaceful and full of love.
I plant the seeds of peace wherever I go.
I accept what I cannot change.
I surround myself with gentle and serene people.
I inspire peace, I exhale chaos and disorder.
My house is a sanctuary of peace where I feel happy and protected.
In all my decisions and actions, I choose peace.
I release all my negative emotions from the past and now fill me with positive thoughts.
I wish all beings to know peace as I know it.
I am superior to negative thoughts and actions.
I am at peace with everything that has happened, happening and going to happen.
I like people, I’m interested in them and I go to them.

Positive thoughts of love

I am surrounded by love and everything is fine.
My heart is always open and I radiate love.
I see everything with loving eyes and I love everything I see.

In life, I always receive what I give and I always give with love.
I meet love in all my relationships.
I deserve love and I receive it in abundance.
I attract the most loving people and my life is now full of joy.
I love myself and in return everyone loves me.
I give love and it comes back to me multiplied.
The partner I am looking for is looking for me too. We are brought to meet and love each other.
I am in love with a wonderful person, committed, faithful and trustworthy.

Positive thoughts for self-esteem

I love myself and I accept myself as I am.
I am perfect as I am.
I am a unique person and I respect myself as such.
I see perfection in me, whatever my faults or qualities.
I approve of what I am now and I enjoy myself more each day.
I feel good about myself and proud of my experience.
I see myself as a gift for those around me.
I only compare myself to the best person I can be.
I have as much to offer to the world as anyone.
I like what I am and I accept myself as I am.
I am unique and happy to be me.
I trust myself and I know that inside I have the best guides.
I am honest, trustworthy, I always do what I say.
I know that by being in agreement with myself positive events await me.
Today, like tomorrow, I choose to be proud of myself regardless of the circumstances.
I find peace in being myself.
My confidence and my self-esteem are increasing day by day.
I like my body as it is.

Positive thoughts to be calm

Day after day I am happier and relaxed.
All the negativity and stress are now coming out of my body and mind.
I inspire calm, I exhale stress.
Even when it is chaos around me, I remain calm and relaxed.
Stress has no hold on me, I am at peace with myself for that.
I trust my inner calm and my intuition.
The whole universe conspires to my happiness.
I let go easily because I know that in life, the best always happens.
I speak slowly, with remarkable calm and confidence.

Positive thoughts for mindfulness

I am anchored in the present moment.
Everything is going well at the moment.
I am grateful for this moment and I feel joy here and now.
I keep coming back to the moment.
I observe my actions and thoughts without judging them.
I am totally present in my relationships with others.
The apotheosis of my life is now.
I accept and embrace all situations, even the unpleasant ones.
I observe my emotions without being attached to them.
I meditate easily without any resistance.
I let the past go and live right now in the present.
I am open to positive changes in my life.
I allow myself to think and dream unlimitedly.
I create what I want without effort.

Positive thoughts of gratitude

I appreciate and I am grateful for everything I have.
I am happy to have so wonderful family and friends.
I send love and gratitude to every organ of my body.
Every day I thank the universe for putting me on the path of my dreams.
I accept all the gifts of life with gratitude.
I am happy to be alive.
Every morning I say “thank you” to the universe for giving me a new day of life.
I take the time to be grateful for something as simple as a blue sky or the sound of a laugh.
Every day I enjoy my life a little more than yesterday.
The more I am grateful, the more I am connected to the universe.

Positive Thoughts to Manage Anger

I forgive myself for all the mistakes I’ve made.
I let my anger escape in order to regain serenity.
I accept responsibility if my anger has affected a person.
I replace my anger with empathy and understanding.
I offer a sincere apology to those affected by my anger.
I forgive those who have harmed me in the past and I detach myself from them in peace.
A river of compassion is washing my anger and replacing it with love.
Forgiveness has a healing power that I always have at my disposal.

Positive thoughts of happiness

Every day I am happier than before.
All my days begin with the joy of life and end with gratitude.
My positive thoughts are making more and more people happy. I create a world of joy.
I enjoy every moment of my life. To be happy is my only principle.
The simple fact of living makes me happy. I know that happiness is a path, not a destination.
I always see the good side of things.
I see the beauty around me and I radiate love and joy.
I change the world around me by changing myself.
Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own achievements and what I bring to others.

Positive thoughts for the future

I persevere because I believe in my future.
It’s still too early to give up on my goals.
I know that the greatest difficulties hide the greatest successes.
I choose my goals wisely and in the interest of all.
The more I advance in life, the more I attract success, health, and abundance.
I am the master of my destiny.
I deserve a wonderful life.
Every day, I become a better person.
I create what I want without effort.
I transform what I want in a positive manner.
I am the architect of my life. I build its foundations and choose its content.
My future is made of what I imagine in the present.
My efforts are supported by the universe; my dreams are already being realized.

Author’s Bio

My name is William Jacob and I am a professional writer. After completing my study I started my career as a blogger and as a writer. I am 5 stars rated author at HolyPakistan.com. I have 4-years experience of writing in different niches like health, travel, lifestyle, business.

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WOW Now!: The New Guide To Reclaim An Abundant And Spectacular Life

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I first met Florin three years ago and I had the feeling that I meet a dear friend. Since then, I’ve met him tens of times for a variety of events and a boot camp on how to write a book. He is a person dedicated to his passion, perhaps one of the most passionate people I had the opportunity to learn from.

Two years ago, I bought his book, “WOW Now!: The New Guide to Reclaiming an Abundant and Spectacular Life”. Moreover, I’ve bought the book directly from Florin with a personalized dedication and his autograph, which I am very proud of.

WOW Now! it is a book that helps you understand the mechanisms through which the brain conveys information to the conscious and subconscious. Also, in this guide book, I found interesting working techniques that helped me to form new daily productive habits and removed the unproductive habits.

The WHY & HOW

The working techniques presented and explained in WOW Now, helped me understand why the events in my life were different than I had planned and I understood the frustration of so-called “failures.” However, this guide book has brought me more than understanding the causes of these failures. I found in the book techniques to modify these causes and to bring me benefits in the actions that I perform.

It’s a book easy to understand and read, with simple techniques that encompass a vast area of actions. Health, relationships, well-being, positive and productive attitudes are just some of the important aspects of life that I have improved with the help of Florin Pasat and his guide book, WOW Now!

The DO, DOJO & the Magic Tool

WOW Now! helped me to understand what my “Path” is. According to Florin’s teachings, each person has her/his own Path, a DO (the Japanese word for Path). For each DO there is a DOJO – a training room. WOW Now, was the Tool I needed for training in DOJO in order to take the first step to my DO/Path.

The Path/DO is a life-long journey. Therefore, I enjoyed seeing Florin launching WOW Now guide on Kindle. Moreover, I can have this tool/book with me all the time on the phone from now on. It benefits me since I can access knowledge and techniques from the book at any time. I can show it to friends when they need it and I can use it as a powerful GPS for my Path/DO.

My DO – The Gratitude DO

I am grateful for all the information, techniques and secret ingredients I have received through this book and through the communication with Florin, who has always answered any questions I have had. Thank you! Arigato!

Author’s Bio

Anca Nicoleta Istrate is Editor, Research & Development Manager & Loving Kindness Ambassador at PositiveWordsResearch.com and passionate about personal development.

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Great Benefits of Technology On Parenting

Great Benefits of Technology On Parenting

Technology over the years has done the magic with the people of the world. Young children have led themselves in an environment where they have got most suited advancements and developments. The outcomes of the technology and its creatures are unbelievable for children emotional and social wellbeing.

No matter what kinds of ramifications the technology has ever introduced for children when it comes to the positive benefits we are not even able to count them. Most of the people have technology in their mind in the form of cell phone gadgets. They think the connection with the online world may put a kid in real danger, but the inherent risks associated with the technology is only man’s created. Without any doubt, the threats are real and fear is imminent for the parents when it comes to the responsibility of parenting.
But the advantages of the technology are far bigger than vulnerabilities. However, parents need to be aware of the fact that they should get to know and embrace the advantages of technology and allow children steer them alongside their support and with critical analysis.

Over the years researchers have found that the young kids and teens have learned the art of using the technology. They use it to get information, entertainment and as a tool for communication through social networks. Now we are going to discuss in detail how technology has positive advantages for parenting.

Benefits of parenting technology

Parents in the age of technology have often faced many issues. The contemporary technology tools and methods have turned the table over for parenting. It has empowered parents with the potential to do effective parenting on children that can make them sharper, focused and well informed.
Let’s discuss how technology is playing its positive role when it comes to parenting.

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Eyes coordination with hands

Technology has introduced educational games. These education-based games are really helpful to teach young kids to chase the objects with eyes and hands at the same time.
So hands and eye coordination are the best for kids at their initial childhood stage and enables children to learn the art in order to interact with the systems. As an example clicking on the right button in order to get the desired results.

Offer access to huge amount of information

Obviously, the children can learn the things they have seen in the daily lives or what really they have learned in schools and from their parents. They learn what they see or what they have taught by the parents.
Contemporary technology has enabled the children to explore the world of information in the form of video and as well as written content. It has opened a new gateway to get access to the wide range of information by connecting them to the web through cell phones gadgets.

Basic language skills through technology

The contemporary computer and cell phones allow kids to interact with the devices on anything they want to. They can do research regarding any subject, topic or just the information they want to know about.
Kids just need to put the queries into the search engines and then they get hundreds of results out of it regarding a single asked question. This improves their knowledge and language skills and that can make them more intelligent to find more information in a little time.

How to solve problems?

Certainly, there is the number of websites and games that allow young kids to play in such a way that it takes to learn how to solve a basic mathematical problem. It will really sharpen the minds of young kids without getting help from the parents.
At the end of the day, a young child will have a fully developed brain to solve the problems in a given time without getting anyone’s help. It means technology is doing the job of parenting and parents would not have to worry about anything.

Monitor child screen activities with parenting technology

Technology has attracted the young minds in the shape of cell phones and computers. They want to spend most of the time in online games, social media apps, and many other activities.
So, parents don’t need to have their presence when they are getting entertained by all the upper mention stuff. Parents can remotely monitor screen activities on smartphones and computer with the help of cell phone and computer spying apps.

Interactive is better than passive

According to the researchers, the benefits of technology in a positive way are good when it comes to parenting. Mostly when the screen time of kids is interactive rather than passive. The technology-based machines and gadgets are healthier for children when it is supervised by the parents with the help of kids monitoring software.
So, parents don’t need to peep into the kid’s devices such as smartphones, tablets, pads, and computers. They can use the technology in the shape computer spy app and cell phone tracking apps to supervise the children’s activities to the fullest.

 Conclusion

Parenting technology has become far easier than ever before. Technology has provided plenty of tools to parents to be effective and to get best and positive results out of it.

Author’s Bio

Nicki is a technology writer, security apps adviser and also digital parenting expert. She writes on latest trends, gadgets and her work on spy app for teens. To know more follow her on twitter @Nickimarie222.

The Brain Dictionary – Where are words located in the head?

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Where exactly are the words located in your head? What is the brain dictionary? Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words. The map reveals how language is spread throughout the cortex and across both hemispheres, showing groups of words clustered together by meaning. The beautiful interactive model allows us to explore the complex organization of the enormous dictionaries in our heads.

Explore the brain model for yourself and read the paper “Natural speech reveals the semantic maps that tile human cerebral cortex”.

And also more information can be found in this article published in the Guardian: “Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organized in the brain”.

The brain dictionary:

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