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  • Banish Procrastination With The Five Second Rule.

    Banish Procrastination With The Five Second Rule.

    5, 4, 3, 2, 1, Go!  A simple five seconds can help make or break you beginning to transform your life. Helping to create those habits and get you on the path to action. “If you have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds or your brain will […]

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  • How Do I Start Meditating

    How Do I Start Meditating

    Introduction   When it comes to improving mindfulness, practicing meditation is a good place to start. It is an activity anyone can pick up and learn and a practice that does not have to take long. Setting aside a few minutes for meditation per day can prove to be worthwhile for your mental health and […]

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  • The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months

    The 12 Week Year: Get More Done in 12 Weeks than Others Do in 12 Months

    Since the beginning of the year our resolutions might have diluted. Re-engaging with shorter term goals aids in a closer follow up and more accountability.

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  • Productivity Cycles

    Productivity Cycles

    [player id=3559] Have you ever noticed how at some points of the day you get more stuff done than others? What about the mad rush of productivity on a ‘Manic Monday’ or the exact opposite that sets in with ‘that Friday Feeling’? Or maybe you’ve battled the winter blues or literally felt a ‘spring’ in […]

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  • Combat the Downward Spiral: Choose Joy Instead!

    Combat the Downward Spiral: Choose Joy Instead!

    In her book, The Joy Plan, Kaia Roman describes her rise out of depression using a thirty-day plan to increase instances of joy in her life. Here are a few ideas from her book on how to make joy something you consciously do, manage negativity gracefully, and start your own joy plan. Create a Habit […]

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  • The Pomodoro Technique

    The Pomodoro Technique

    The Pomodoro Technique is an elegantly simple time management tool near and dear to the heart of Knights of Academia…

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  • The Power of Mindfulness

    The Power of Mindfulness

    [player id=2744] You arrive home from a long, stressful day at work. It feels like you’ve gone 13 rounds against life, and you’re barely holding on in round 14. You collapse on your coach, close your eyes, and a torrent of negative thoughts comes rushing in like waves on a windy day. Despite this, a […]

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  • Get Moving

    Get Up and Going:   Low body activity is related to various health problems. We all have different needs, so our aim isn’t establishing a standard for everyone. As humans, we naturally thrive most when we are in motion. Why don’t you start by moving around every 60 minutes? Your body is wise and will […]

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  • The Pareto Principle (Why You Shouldn’t Focus On Everything)

    The Pareto Principle (Why You Shouldn’t Focus On Everything)

    [player id=2734] I am sure you have heard the words “Pareto Principle” or “80/20 rule” at least once in your life. They are everywhere: productivity, business, how-to-do-more-this-year-100%-real videos… But do you really know what the Pareto Principle is and how it affects your life? What’s more, do you know how to take advantage of this […]

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  • Practicing Deep Work Habits

    Practicing Deep Work Habits

    [player id=2730] Just imagine. It’s the perfect day: the sun’s shining, your workplace is tidy, your tasks enlisted, you’re full of energy and ready to start your day. You just dive in. Hours go by as if time rushes at the same speed as your mind. It’s your momentum. You achieve, you accomplish, and you […]

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