Note: This post is written by Cris Antonio Imagine yourself going about your tasks as you normally would, but today, you feel everything around you begin to gradually fade out. It’s like becoming a third-party observer. There is no one else but you – just your hands and your body in motion. You know this process too well. Soon, your mind begins to focus on only one thing: the job that lies ahead. There are no people, no wind, no birds, no time. Your lips curl into a small smile as your hands swiftly move on its own accord. Congratulations: you have just entered the elusive zone.
Note: This post is written by Jeremy Sutton The ability to focus… Is there anything more central to our success in everything we do? Whether we’re working on fitness, writing a business report, or reading a book, if we can’t focus then we’re simply not at our best. Even socially, no one enjoys spending time with someone who’s the opposite of focused: distracted and scattered. So let’s explore some of the techniques that can help any of us get laser focused and be at our best whenever we want to rise to the occasion.
Note: This post is written by Eddy Baller Dealing with depression as a young adult was tough, especially because I didn’t know that I was feeding it with my own mindset. Every day was the same pattern: wake up, think about things I didn’t like, listen to negative music, read the depressing news, see my negative friends, talk about all of the stuff we hated about life…repeat. “Why am I so depressed?” was a question I asked at times, even though most of the answers were right in my own head. After discovering how my own thinking was aggravating my mental health, I started working on small changes and completely changed my life. Some of these suggestions may help you break the pattern and start seeing things in a new light too.
Note: This post is written by Ben Brychta Shouldn’t creativity be left to artists and musicians? Absolutely not. Creativity has its place in the boardroom, classroom, and even on the factory floor. In fact, if you can train yourself to think creatively, both your professional and personal life will benefit. Unfortunately, as people see you working to be more creative, they may be tempted to give you advice that is less than helpful. Here is some bad advice on creativity: 1. Play It Safe and Stick to Your Talents This advice is usually given by people who believe that you are most likely to get good results if you do what you do best, and don’t stray too far from what your proven skills and talents are. In one sense they are correct. Playing it safe is less risky, and you are less likely to make mistakes. However, the only way to truly develop your creativity is to try new things, even if things don’t always go as planned. In fact, when things don’t go as planned, you may stumble into some of your best ideas.
Note: This post is written by Armela Escalona When was the last time you heard your inner critic? Your inner critic is your inner voice that has the power to motivate you or to unleash destruction upon your very soul. It is present during your demeaning self-talks, always criticizing, judging and condemning you for your actions. They are often made out of your own self-critical thoughts. They can also be the product of the many side comments you hear from other people that become, in a way, mixed with your own idealistic views. At all times, the inner critic hinders you from doing what you want, giving you a lot of reasons to doubt yourself. The inner critic can hurt you in many ways. But more often than not, it keeps telling you that you’re not good enough.
Note: This post is written by Laura Jonson Keeping a diary isn’t just for expressing teenage angst – it can prove to be a useful tool for people of any age. And one of the best uses of a diary is as a way of boosting your productivity. Putting your thoughts and ideas down on paper – or on screen if you prefer a virtual version – is a brilliant way of focusing your thoughts and establishing what steps you need to take. How does it work? Here are seven ways keeping a diary can boost your productivity.