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Advice that promises a shortcut or a universal truth is usually bad advice.
When someone prescribes a specific formula or time limit for an activity, be skeptical.
Whether it’s exercise, meditation, or other routines, don’t let all-or-nothing thinking de...
Stop seeking out only positive people and those with similar mindsets. People with a more pessimistic style may teach you lessons about how you want to view the world. They may also be able to see ...
Making changes to your life is hard work. There are no shortcuts.
You can’t just do one simple thing and have your life fall into place.
Just following a process isn’t enough. If you don’t know your goal and what it’s going to take to get there, no amount of focus on the process is going to be enough.
You need context,...
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Leaders and team members can make a virtue of this global situation and new world of work: you have an opportunity to introduce a totally new meeting culture, one that values candor and accountability.
It's not going to be easy, given the uncertainty we face. But now more than ever is important to work together.
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Research shows that people with more education have a greater cognitive reserve and this works as a protection in the face of mental decline.
But there's a twist to it: educated people t...
Cognitive activities like crossword puzzles, reading or playing music may delay memory decline among people who eventually developed dementia.
It happens when a person is in a situation where they are anxious that they may conform to a negative stereotype aimed at his or her social group.
Positive stereotypes, or success on previous memory tasks, can help combat this negativity.
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Although it might feel natural to create your to-do list first thing in the morning, it's too late.
Writing the list at the end of the day allows you to leave work behind and tra...
Ideally, create a ‘top three’ tasks at the beginning of your to-do list.
Long lists are a problem because most people aren’t aware that “we only have about three to six good hours of work in us each day.”
People also tend to underestimate how long a task takes.
Aspirational tasks, like writing a book, don’t belong on a to-do list; instead, create a separate bucket list.
Daily to-do lists should be focused. If you have a big project you want to complete, you can put it on your to-do list if you chunk it out into smaller, more attainable tasks.
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Early hours are important because they tend to be free of most distractions and give you an opportunity to get focused.
An early start will allow you to squeeze in more time...
Some of the ways you can be productive during your commute include:
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According to leading counter-terrorism experts, the same methods that aid communication and co-operation with terrorists and criminal suspects can be applied at home and work to solve relationship ...
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Billionaires are often highly disciplined and set extraordinarily high standards for themselves and the people around them. Of course, they have lazy and unmotivated days but they don’t allow thems...
Routines and rituals are sets of habits that, when practiced consistently, lead to profound, long-term results. Most billionaire routines start early in the day and include exercising, reading and contemplating.
It doesn’t matter when you do your routine activities. What counts is that you commit to doing them — even when you don’t feel like it.
Billionaires love setting aside alone time. .. To think. They might do this by meditating or some other relaxing activity they enjoy.
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New findings show that how much we need to drink may vary with our activity levels, the weather, and our physiology.
Other drinks like milk, beer or even coffee provide good levels of hydration. Instead of following the thumb rule of 2 liters of water a day, we can adjust our intake so that we are hydrated adequately.
For half a century, doctors and researchers have known two things that could have improved, or saved, millions of lives:
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