Learning with Spaced Repetition
Many people learn with flashcards. Mostly in school and then perhaps for a higher education. But why are they doing it? What makes this method better than just plain reading a book on the topic? What is it about? The basic principle behind flashcards either on paper or as a program is called spaced repetition. […]
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 […]
Knowledge is Power, Execution is Royalty (and Perception is Noteworthy)
Knowledge is Power, Execution is Royalty (and Perception is Noteworthy) Knowledge and Execution Of course, there is a whole slew of aspects that go into a creative or productive process that is unique and specific to what is being worked on, as well as the role taken on by an individual. Such as a journalist […]
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.
[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 […]
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 […]
The Pomodoro Technique
The Pomodoro Technique is an elegantly simple time management tool near and dear to the heart of Knights of Academia…
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 […]
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 […]
Work Less, Work Economic!
[player id=2711] Have you ever wondered why your shifts look like they’re never going to end? Why your boss wants you to stay for a full 8 hours (or more!) when you can barely remember your name by 1pm? Good news is we can fix this problem. Bad news is… well, your boss probably won’t […]