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30 Quick Tips for Becoming More Productive

Being productive takes a serious amount of determination and thought. To really double down and get the most out of your time, here are 30 fast tips for becoming more productive: 1. Get Rid Of It If it's not absolutely necessary, take it off of your to-do list. 2. Daily Goals Know the plan for your day before it arrives. This helps curb distractions. Set simple goals for the day, and then accomplish them 3. Peak Levels Figure out your peak times for getting things done. Schedule your high priority tasks for those times. Schedule less important, yet necessary, tasks before and after. 4. The Worst is Over Knock your worst task out first thing, and clear it from your s...

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8 Ways to Minimize Your Sun Exposure

1. Put lotion in motion. Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects against ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Your sunscreen should be SPF 15 or higher. If you will be swimming, use a waterproof type. Generously apply it to all exposed skin. The sun can harm skin in as few as 15 minutes. Be sure to use sunscreen on cloudy days, too, because UV rays can go through clouds. 2. Apply sunscreen correctly. Be sure to put on enough sunscreen. The average adult needs about one ounce to cover their body. It works best when it’s applied thickly. Apply it 30 minutes before going outside. Apply sunscreen on all exposed skin, including your ears. Put lip balm with SPF 15 or more on your lips. Reapply sunscreen every two hours and after swimming or sweati...

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Spring Cleaning Tips

The warm temperatures are finally here. You've put away that winter coat, you've opened up the windows and let the sunshine in. The flowers are blooming and life is good. There are many things that make spring such a wonderful time of year. It's also a great time to clear out the cobwebs of winter and get yourapartment looking spotlessagain. Like the return of baseball, blossoms and outdoor barbecues, spring cleaning is one of those things that many people like to do once March makes its way onto the calendar. There are few things more satisfying than spring cleaning-- just make sure to tackle each chore one at a time so that you don't get bogged down and give up. There are a few things every apartment dweller will want to focus on for spring cleaning....

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5 Things Successful People Do That Others Don't

·  They Go to Work to Prosper, Not Just to Work Those who are more successful go to work to get something accomplished. They work to make their dreams a reality, not just to get their eight hours in. They have a drive, even a greediness or self-centered push to get something done. There are millions of people who go to work every day, yet few put themselves in a position or mindset to prosper. Unsuccessful people approach their work with a more limiting mindset. They often refer to work in a negative way. For example, they'll say “the daily grind” or “my life as a drone.” They typically complain as opposed to looking at work as a means to an end, to create a life of abundance. Work—the passion for it, the creation of...

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How to Make the Most of Winter Workouts

Although you may want to stay snuggled up in your warm bed, winter shouldn't be a time that your fitness plans hibernate. With the right attitude and mix of exercises, winter can actually be a fantastic time to mix up your workouts, get creative and even reignite your love of fitness by trying new, fun activities. Not to mention, exercise can help you beat those winter blues! ·  Change your mind.  Winter isn't just about cold weather, it's a whole new season! Embrace the time of year by sitting down and revisiting your goals, then plan out what you'd like to accomplish during the next few months. We're all so busy these days that time seems to fly, which is why it's important to reflect on our past accomplish...

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Easy Apartment Holiday Decorating Ideas

Here are some easy tips for making your apartment feel more festive. ·  Choose a small Christmas tree - Fitting a big Christmas tree into an apartment can be difficult and make the place feel cramped. A small tree placed on a side table will create a festive mood just as well, without taking up too much space. Hang small lights and ornaments on it for a complete holiday look. If there is no room for a small tree, opt for some evergreen branches in a vase. ·  Decorate windows, doors, mirrors - Adding Christmas lights, a wreath, garlands or other holiday decor to your windows, doors and mirrors won’t take away space from your apartment, but it will do wonders in making it feel more fes...

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Ways to Motivate Yourself at Work

Depending on where you work, it may be really difficult to find inspiration at the office. Perhaps your boss is just too hands-off or detached, and you're just having a hard time feeling engaged. The good news is that you can remedy the situation. You just need to find motivation from within. "Employees have more control than they realize over their ability to build and sustain motivation in the workplace," motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson tells writer Julie Mosow in the Harvard Business Review. It might take some effort on your part, but it is definitely possible. Here are some of Mosow's helpful tips for moti...

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8 Tips For Staying Happy At Work

A happy, energy-filled workplace is the primary way to boost productivity for your company. Here are eight tips for staying happy during the ups and downs in your workday: ·  Be positive – Worrying about negatives causes unnecessary stress. ·  Manage your time – Categorize your to-dos and prioritize them by due dates. ·  Break it up – Stand up and walk around the workplace every hour to refresh your brain and body. ·  Don’t react – Respond. Again, be positive when your co-workers’ negativity falls on your desk. ·  Avoid vending machines – It’s easy to grab a soda and candy bar for a quick ...

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Top 10 Qualities of Highly Successful People

Here are some of the traits that the highly successful cultivate. ·  Drive - You have the determination to work harder than most and make sure things get done. You pride yourself on seeing things getting completed and you can take charge when necessary. You drive yourself with purpose and align yourself with excellence. ·  Self-reliance - You can shoulder responsibilities and be accountable. You make hard decisions and stand by them. To think for yourself is to know yourself. ·  Willpower - You have the strength to see things through--rather than vacillate or procrastinate. When you want it, you make it happen. The world's greatest achievers are those who have staye...

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Back to School Tips

Are you eagerly waiting for the kids to go back to school? The peace and quiet, combined with a comfortable routine, can make the days go quicker, so why not get into the swing of things ahead of the semester? Influencing your child’s attitude, behavior and performance in their place of education relies heavily on planning ahead. Learn how to promote a successful school experience by using these back to school tips: ·  Before School Begins – Make a note of important dates on your calendar and buy school supplies ahead of the rush. Encourage your child to watch less television in your apartment and re-establish bedtime and mealtime routines...

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