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Weekly Round-Up #151: Happiness, Sleep and Self-Care

This week we take a look at how you can be happy, some important things you need to know about sleep and what self-care really means.
Weekly Round-Up #151: Happiness, Sleep and Self-Care

Welcome to this week’s round-up. This week we take a look at how you can be happy, some important things you need to know about sleep and what self-care really means.

Psychologist Finds The 3 Elements That Determine Our Happiness – Lifehack

“Self Determination Theory” is at the core of our happiness and well-being. Lifehacker discusses how Autonomy, Competence and Relatedness can make you happier.

How To Brainstorm The Easy Way With The List Of 100 – Little Coffee Fox

If you’re stuck in a rut, then I don’t know about you, but making a list can soon kick me out of it and get my productivity soaring – it turns out that lists can do the same for your creativity too. If you need some inspiration to get your list making going then Little Coffee Shop has plenty of suggestions for you.

Kanban Everything: How To Add Trello-Like Boards To Gmail, Evernote, And More – Zapier

I’m a big fan of Kanban Boards but if you’re not into a wallboard or paper system the how about being able to Kanban everything from Gmail to Outlook?

10 Things To Know About Sleep As The Clocks Go Back – BBC

The clocks went back a month ago – and I’ve only just got my sleep patterns back to (my) normal again. I don’t know about you but I hate it when the clocks change as it really messes with my routine which, according to this BBC article, have have some detrimental effects on my health and productivity.

Faulty Time Management Skills Lead To Lack Of Sleep – Oswego County

If you feel like you can’t fit everything into your day then there’s the temptation to stay up late and get up early to try and get things done. This can lead to a bad night’s sleep due to the worry and this can really have a knock-on effect with your productivity leading to a vicious circle of tiredness and not feeling like you can get it all done.

How Being Lazy Makes You More Productive – Jo Bendle

We’re made to feel as though we should be spending all of our waking time being super-productive but it could be that taking some time out for ourselves is a good thing (just make sure you limit your Netflix time, okay?!)

How To Be More Productive At Work – Well+Good

If you’re looking for a new productivity technique, or a way to tweak the process you’re currently using then there are plenty of ideas in this article from Well+Good

Time Management: If Scheduling Causes You Conflict, Maybe You’Re On “Event Time” – Quartz

This article really struck a chord with me. I’m not one for time (as my of my friend’s and co-workers will attest I’m sure!), I will sometimes get to the cinema in time to watch all the way through the trailers, other times I’ll leave it to the last minute – it sort of depends on what else I’ve been up to and what I feel like. It turns out it may be because I based my internal time on events that happen rather than a physical clock. Are you the same? I can’t be the only one so drop me a note in the comments.

5 Time Management Tips From Successful Founders – Al Día News

I like reading about how others apply different productivity and time management skills – seeing how they work them into their real world situations helps me figure out how I can use them in mine.

How To Work Fewer Hours And Get More Done (Yes, It’s Possible) – Wbir.Com

A few simple changes can speed up your day, giving you more time for the important tasks (such as “real” work, or more Netflix).

This Is What “Self-Care” Really Means, Because It’s Not All Salt Baths And Chocolate Cake – Though Catalog

When people think about self care they quite often think about lighting candles, putting on some relaxing music and slipping in to a hot bath in fact it’s the opposite: It’s doing the hardest thing you can think of, something that you’re putting off but that will ultimately give you the biggest peace of mind

12 Warning Signs You’Re Dealing With An Evil Person – IdeaPod

Perhaps “evil” is too strong a word, however we will all have to deal with some rather nasty and self-serving people and this article will help you learn how to deal with them a little better.

The “Burner List” – My Simple, Paper-Based System For Focused To-Dos – Time Dorks On Medium

If you like to-do lists but need a little extra functionality than you get with a standard list of tasks then take a look at Jake Knapp’s Burner To-Do List.

We Know If You’Re An Introvert Or Extrovert Based On Your Handwriting – Buzzfeed

Can a simple test on your handwriting tell you whether you’re introverted or extroverted? Take it and let us know in the comments how accurate it is!

Have A Great Weekend

I hope you have enjoyed this round-up, as always if you have any links you like to share with me and my readers please contact me through the website or send me a tweet.

Until next week, Stay Productive!

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