Productivity Systems: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Productivity Systems: Work Smarter, Not Harder

Are you struggling to stay on top of all your tasks and responsibilities? What’s the best way to streamline your to-do list so you can tackle your workload more effectively and efficiently? If you want to feel in control of your life and on top of your to-do list, you need a system. Having a productivity system allows you to determine how to tackle an item when it lands in front of you rather than waiting until you’re up against a deadline.  Here are three productivity systems to help you take control of your time and workload. 

The Ultimate Guide to Budgeting: Strategies and Tips From Pros

The Ultimate Guide to Budgeting: Strategies and Tips From Pros

Do you know how much money you’re actually spending? Or does your end-of-the-month bank balance come as a surprise? Why is it important to budget your expenses? Many people don’t budget their expenses: They just spend whatever is left after all their essential bills (e.g. rent and utilities) have been paid off. This is because creating a budgeting strategy that works for you is time-consuming, work-intensive, and complicated.  Here are several budgeting strategies so you can either choose one that works for you or use them as an inspiration to create your own. 

See Your Future Self: How to Practice Living in Your Ideal Reality

See Your Future Self: How to Practice Living in Your Ideal Reality

If you were living your ideal life, how would you behave? How would you feel? What would your mindset be? According to Vadim Zeland, infinite versions of reality exist. Furthermore, you can train yourself to control which version of reality you live in. One way to do this is to redirect your energy. This involves identifying what you want and then practicing living in your ideal version of reality. To learn how to see your future self, consider this brief discussion of Zeland’s technique along with a related idea from the book Psycho-Cybernetics.

The Benefits of Waking Up Early in the Morning

The Benefits of Waking Up Early in the Morning

What are the benefits of waking up early in the morning? How does getting an early start help you take initiative in life? Mel Robbins’s book The 5 Second Rule explains that there are three main uses of her Rule: jumping into action, being bold and following your gut, and controlling impulsiveness. But she says you’ll receive the most benefits of the Rule if you get out of bed earlier. Here are the benefits of waking up early in the morning and how to get an early start.

How to Financially Prepare for a Recession Without Money

How to Financially Prepare for a Recession Without Money

Wondering how to financially prepare for a recession? How can you prepare if you’re living paycheck to paycheck? For more than a year, economists have predicted that the U.S. will enter a recession. Many Americans, through no fault of their own, don’t have the financial means to take the steps that many financial experts recommend to navigate a recession. Read on to learn how to financially prepare for a recession without an emergency savings fund.

Converting Office to Residential—Can It Save City Centers?

Converting Office to Residential—Can It Save City Centers?

What’s going to happen to all of the empty office buildings in the U.S.? Is converting office to residential space a solution? Thanks to the remote and hybrid work trends, there’s a glut of office space in major metropolitan hubs that, left unaddressed, could turn big cities into wastelands. Converting vacant office space into residential use is one proposed solution. Read on to learn more about the benefits and challenges of converting office to residential space.

How to Take Control of Your Life in 3 Simple Ways

How to Take Control of Your Life in 3 Simple Ways

How can you take control of your life? How do you stop procrastinating and start spending time on your passions? The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins discusses how you put the 5 Second Rule into practice. When you do this, you’ll be able to stop procrastinating, start focusing on your passions, and manage your anxiety. Let’s look at how to take control of your life, one day at a time.

How Does the Power Grid Work & Why Does It Fail?

How Does the Power Grid Work & Why Does It Fail?

How does the power grid work in the U.S.? Why does it fail at times? What factors make the power grid vulnerable? The power grid in the U.S. works to transmit and distribute electricity across long distances, but extreme weather events in recent years have highlighted its growing vulnerability. Several factors contribute to the power grid’s problems, including its age and the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Read on to learn more about how the power grid works in the U.S. and why it’s in poor shape.

How to Pursue Your Passions With the 5 Second Rule

How to Pursue Your Passions With the 5 Second Rule

What are your passions? How can you pursue your passions using the 5 Second Rule? Once you stop waiting to make life changes, you can begin working toward one specific change: spending more time on your passions. In The 5 Second Rule, Mel Robbins advises using the Rule for this because it’s often difficult to set aside time for your passions. Let’s look at how to pursue your passions by making time for them.

Top 10 Work-Life Balance Books to Sort Out Your Life

Top 10 Work-Life Balance Books to Sort Out Your Life

Do you think about your job while at home? Do you want a better work-life balance? With demanding schedules and more people working from home these days, it’s hard to separate work from personal life. The stress of work can cause unproductivity at home, a decline in mental and physical health, and can damage relationships. We’ve rounded up the best work-life balance books to help you put a wall between your job and home life.