What activities make you feel more alive? If a passion isn’t just something that you love to do, what is it? In The Power of Fun, Catherine Price says that modern society has made it harder to prioritize fun. She shares ways to bring fun back into your life. One of these ways is to find and pursue your passions—activities that inspire and energize you. Read more to learn Price’s advice for going after the things in life that bring real enjoyment.
How to Motivate Yourself to Learn: 5 Ways to Bypass Discipline
Do you get tend to give up when a challenge is too difficult? Does anyone encourage you to learn and hold you accountable? You’re probably well aware that motivation and self-discipline help when you want or need to learn something new. In Learn Like a Pro, Barbara Oakley and Olav Schewe contend that, the more motivation you have, the less self-discipline you need. Keep reading for their advice on how to motivate yourself to learn.
The Procrastination Cure by Damon Zahariades: Overview
What is The Procrastination Cure by Damon Zahariades about? What are the main takeaways of the book? The Procrastination Cure delves into the causes of chronic procrastination and how it negatively affects your life. Zahariades gives helpful tips to address each cause by removing distractions, increasing motivation, and managing your time. Read below for a brief overview of The Procrastination Cure.
9 Tips to Stop Procrastinating and Start Working
Is it hard to get motivated to do work? What are the best tips to stop procrastinating? Work and chores are rarely ever fun, but they have to be done. With the help of The Procrastination Cure by Damon Zahariades, you can finally stop procrastinating and get things done in a timely manner. Here are ways to put an end to your procrastination habit.
Procrastination & Emotional Regulation: The Surprising Connection
How do negative emotions affect procrastination? How can you use emotional regulation to overcome procrastination? In The Procrastination Cure, Damon Zahariades considers possible psychological sources of procrastination. He presents several models of how a task that stirs up strong emotions or triggers negative thoughts can lead you to procrastinate. Keep reading to learn about the psychological roots of procrastination, emotional regulation’s role in defeating the habit, and how negative self-esteem stalls tasks.
How to Build Up Confidence by Proving Yourself Wrong
Are you lazy, unskilled, or hard to get along with? How can you prove yourself wrong about any of these beliefs? Behavioral science expert Grace Lordan urges you to make and implement a plan to transform yourself into the person you want to be. She discusses how to recognize and address internal obstacles by getting confident about your abilities and potential. Read on to learn how to build up confidence in yourself and your dreams.
How to Manage Tasks With Effective Lists and Schedules
Do you have trouble keeping track of your to-do items? How do you manage tasks to stay organized? Throughout The Procrastination Cure, Damon Zahariades mentions a few tools that he suggests you include in your system for managing your time and tasks. We’ve collected his tips and tricks for using lists and schedules to support your success. Learn how to manage tasks and stay on top of things below.
How to Practice Effectively: 3 Ways to Make the Most of Practice
Do you keep a practice journal? Is your practice too easy or repetitive, or does it stretch you? In Decoding Greatness, Ron Friedman shares his advice for doing great work—whether that means getting a show at an art gallery, winning a marathon, or nailing a big product pitch. One strategy for improving your performance is effective practice. Read on to learn how to practice effectively by implementing Friedman’s three recommendations.
What Causes Procrastination? The 3 Psychological Culprits
What causes procrastination? Why is it so hard to take the first step to get to work? In The Procrastination Cure, Damon Zahariades offers several reasons why people procrastinate. We’ve compiled these reasons into three categories: your brain prefers immediate rewards, fear and negative self-esteem get in the way, and you’re scared to take the first step. Let’s look at these causes of procrastination to get a better idea.
Confident Body Language 101: Master the Nonverbal Cues
Want to learn how to have more confident body language? What kind of body language expresses confidence? In the quest for confidence, understanding the secrets of body language can be your greatest ally. Renowned communication experts Allan and Barbara Pease reveal the key to unlocking confident body language in their book, The Definitive Book of Body Language. Read on to learn the basics of expressing confident body language, according to Allan and Barbara Pease.