Procrastinating? Your brain feels overwhelmed by the task. Tell yourself that you’re going to spend 15 minutes on it and do what you can. You’re far more willing to dive in.
Taking on the whole task feels overwhelming so you don’t start. Tell yourself that you’re not trying to complete it, only that you’ll spend 15 minutes working on it, which feels much more achievable. So you start the task, and usually end up spending more than 15 min on it and realize it’s not as bad as you thought. Even if you don’t finish it, you got over the hump of starting. Next time spend another “15 minutes”.
If you need to get motivated, take a shower. Being clean is proven to increase your productivity
When buying a car, set a reminder for a little while before the warranty expires. Then have a trusted mechanic inspect it carefully at that time so you can go to the dealer and have any lurking mechanical problems fixed before you stop being covered.
Little things like corroded battery terminals can often go unnoticed until they cause worse problems. You want to get those fixed under warranty if you can or else you’ll have to pay much more expensive repairs yourself later.
Don’t undervalue yourself when deciding whether or not to apply for a new job. It’s up to the person doing the hiring to determine if you are what they’re looking for, and the only way to guarantee that you won’t get the job is if you don’t apply for it.
The job posting is the employer’s wish list, it’s not a checklist.
If you reset your password on a website and they send you your actual password, stop using that website
This means they are storing your password in plain text and if they get broken into someone will be able to immediately see everyone’s passwords. Also, if you are using that password on any other site change them all now.
If you are the only one trying to maintain a friendship, they aren’t your friend and your time and energy would be better spent somewhere else
If someone is clearly depressed, prefers alone time, or needs your help before something bad happens, this is not the tip for you to follow. Please reach out to that person and let them know you care. I’ve been on that end and it is so reassuring to hear from someone even if you don’t feel like being around anyone.
But if you have friends who you consistently try to make plans with, they decline or take a rain check with a “oh we’ll have to hang out soon” and never get back with you, yet you see them out with other friends all the time, then yes, this is very applicable. You deserve better friends.
When you get a new notebook, leave the first page blank. When you finish using the notebook, you can number the pages and use the first page as a table of contents.
Caveman recommends: Minimalism Art Classic Notebook
After any unpleasant event in your life you should always stop to ask: Did this happen to me or did I create it? It will help you either let go of guilt or take responsibility and grow as a person.
If you start to notice most of your unpleasant events are linked to one specific person, consider having a serious talk with them or cutting them out of your life. Don’t let someone else’s toxicity/negativity bring you down.
An agrument is when you are trying to determine WHO is right, a conversation is when you are trying to determine WHAT is right
In the business world we should all be having conversations, however in my experience this is very rarely the case, mostly it is arguments. So how do you change this? The first step is to point out the above. Ultimately this entire situation is caused by the ego, a universal variable most managers never take into account. Try to separate yourself from your idea and present it in a way that is purely beneficial to the company, if you do this enough times your ego will eventually be rewarded.
When making conversation with someone you’ve just met, ask them what they’ve been listening to lately, rather than what their favorite kind of music is – it’s fresh in their mind and they won’t have to pick favorites on the spot
Getting angry with people for making mistakes doesn’t teach them not to make mistakes, it just teaches them to hide them. Highlight the mistake, not the person.
If your fire alarm goes off, call your pets and give them a treat. Eventually they will come when the alarm goes off, saving you from wasting time looking for pets during an evacuation.
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