GAMIFICATION: The Fun Way To Tackling Procrastination

In a previous article, I talked about how we could tackle procrastination. So I told myself that my next article would talk about games and playing games could help us tackle the issue of procrastination.
Now there’s a little problem here… most of us procrastinate so we could do something “more fun” and games are fun. Our mobile phones have made it easier to get distracted and carried away by gaming. You know how you don’t go get groceries just because you want to finish a level of candy crush or temple run…that is exactly what I am talking about.

So am I still going to recommend a game or games that can help tackle procrastination? Yes.

Why do we play games? The answer is simple. We play games because they are fun. And the rush we get from accomplishing a gaming task motivates us to play more. Even when the next task seems harder, we still play. Accomplishment and rewards motivate us to do more.
Human beings are weird to want to play and have fun and also to seek rewards than engagement – unless that engagement is fun. Read more

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4 Tips to Help You Tackle Procrastination

How many times have you said to yourself “tsek…I’d do it later” and then forget to do it or not do it at all. The thing about tomorrow is that it never truly comes.
So why do everything tomorrow? A Spanish proverb says “tomorrow is always the busiest day of the week”. If that is true, why to plan to do what you can do now tomorrow.
Procrastination is not planning for tomorrow, don’t get me wrong. It is planning to do tomorrow, what you can do now. Procrastination is something that should be tackled. The danger in procrastination is in that when it becomes a habit, you risk NOT getting the important things done and eventually cause a negative effect on productivity and cause regrets.

So how can we tackle this issue that is procrastination? In this article are 4 tips to help you tackle procrastination. Read on.

1. Start Doing

This is obviously the opposite of procrastination. Planning to do something in the future is great. But don’t get too comfortable with planning that you actually don’t do anything about it. Many times too often, I hear people say “I have a perfect plan and I’m waiting for the perfect time”. Read more

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4 Tips to Maintaining a Happy Life | Reinvent Yourself

Happiness is something everybody wants from life. Happiness is good fortune, contentment, pleasure, and joy. People sometimes expect that events that happen to them would make them happy i.e expecting life to make lemonade instead of giving you lemons. You are in control of your life and how happy you feel. People sometimes, unconsciously and easily rob themselves of their happiness. It takes little to make you happy. It is also quite easy.
In this article, you will be seeing four tips to maintaining a happy life. Read on.

1. Spend time with “the positives”

Spend time with positive people and positive thoughts. Avoid people that tend to bring you down emotionally. Sometimes we don’t on our own dwell on negative thoughts that make us sad. Stop it. The law of attraction says that you attract what you think of and your emotional state is the reflection of what you think of. If you find you are not happy, it is very likely that your mind is focused on a negative thought.

2. Be proactive and get rid of procrastination.

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MANAGING STRESS FOR PEAK PERFORMANCE

Activities of our daily lives can sometimes become very stressful. When we think of how to manage issues like work, relationships, finance, housing, family and other personal issues all at the same time, our body tends to reach a tipping point.
Stress occurs when you sense or feel that demands placed on you go beyond your ability to cope. Stress can sometimes be a good thing i.e. when it acts as a catalyst to work or to work under pressure. An example of this instance is the energy that enables you to execute a task before a set deadline even when the timing is short. That being said, an extreme amount of stress is unhealthy and should be alleviated. Untreated chronic stress can cause severe health conditions including anxiety, insomnia, muscle pain, high blood pressure and a weakened immune system. Hence it is important that we know how to manage stress.

How do we manage stress?

Know when you are stressed:

Like every illness, stress has its symptoms. Symptoms of stress may include anxiety, back pain, constipation or diarrhea, depression, fatigue, headaches, high blood pressure, trouble sleeping or insomnia, problems with relationships, shortness of breath, stiff neck or jaw, upset stomach, weight gain or loss etc.
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6 Necessary Steps toward Reaching Your Goal

As a life coach, I have come to realize that one thing we all have in common is a goal. As a matter of fact, we have goals. We all have one thing or the other in mind that we want to achieve. Whether it’s physical fitness, marital stability, increased work efficiency or even the simple good life, we all want something. How do we go on to achieve our target goals?

Sometimes we get that overwhelming feeling of incompetence and disbelieve in the idea of achieving our dreams and goals. So it is very important that we take the right steps so as to not make a mess of the plans we have made for ourselves.
This article will show you six (6) steps you need to take in order to achieve your set goal. Read more

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Critical Thinking: Understanding the Relationship between Chess and Life.

Today, you’d be reading about a game or perhaps you’d be reading about life. Either way, it’s an eye opener. You would agree with me that critical thinking is a skill set that is needed if you must get the best out of life.
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Critical thinking is what happens between lemon and lemonade. Critical thinking is the process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating information gathered from or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning or communication, as a guide to belief and action.
To some, this may sound very complex but it is actually pretty easy. All you need to do is pick up a game like Chess. There is no easier way to picture a critical thought process than watching or playing a game of chess. Read more

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The Guide to Creativity is to Stop Learning

Albert Einstein, one of the greatest thinkers of all time once said: “the day you stop learning, you start dying”. Based on that statement, people think it is safe to say that we are in a constant state of learning. Really think about it, are you at every point in time actually learning?

The truth is we are not always learning. Learning is to be informed. This information must come from the interaction with an external body such as nature or another being. The question is if learning is gaining information, then why do we need to learn? Why do we spend the time to gather all of this information?

You see learning can be deliberate and it can be passive. Deliberate learning has to do with the information you choose to acquire as passive learning deals with the information you pick up subconsciously. When you choose to learn about a thing, you do so because you intend to use that information in the future. You intend to get creative with this information that you want to acquire. But creativity isn’t possible without critical thinking. Often times people mistake creativity for learning. This is wrong. Creativity is experimenting (doing something new; not certain about the results).
The result of this experiment, however, is learning.
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Three Incentives for Peak Performance – How to Attain Peak Performance

A performance car is one that is built specifically for speed. A Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is one of such performance cars. Why are cars like this different from other class of cars? The answer is in Engine. The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta is a GT that has a roaring 6.3-litre V12 engine with a whopping 730BHP. For those who don’t know much about engines, this is what gives the Ferrari the horsepower and torque to give you the drive of your life.

You may be wondering why this little car review. Truth is to be an individual looking to attain peak performance at whatever we do, we must see ourselves as cars and understand the kind of engine that drives us. We need to have an idea of what propels us to peak performance.

To have an idea of this incentive, you must ask yourself the most important questions every successful performer has asked. “Why do I do what I do?” Many of us do the things we do for the wrong reasons. These reasons don’t give us enough drive. I have heard people say “I do it for the money”. What happens in a setting where there isn’t as much finance, they become less efficient. I.e. they decrease in performance rate.

I don’t know why you do what you do, but to attain peak performance at it, you need to know that there are only three(3) answers to these questions that will be able to give you the required horsepower and torque for peak performance. These are the right incentives for peak performance. Read more

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5 Habits That Will Help You Attain an Improved Work-Life Balance

Attaining a good work-life balance is one of the challenges we face as individuals trying to achieve peak performance. People say that juggling work and life isn’t an easy task. However true that may be, this article will show you five (5) stunning habits you must possess to attain a steady and improved work-life balance.


1. SET SMART GOALS:
To attain an improved work-life balance, it is important that you know how to set for yourself smart goals. Know what it is you want from both life and work. Focus on doing everything possible to achieve this set goal. Do not waste time doing things that are of little or no importance. Know what needs to be done and do it. This process requires that you sit, think and strategize.

2. HAVE A TO-DO LIST: Read more

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3 Ways to Get Your Brain to Stay Active – Peak Performance

In other to attain and sustain peak performance in your career and everyday living, you must have a functional and highly active brain. Yes! A key to reinventing yourself is to begin exercising the muscles of your brain.

Here are some tips on how to increase the functionality of your brain for peak performance, some are:
1. Get sufficient sleep
Sleeping sufficiently is a vital part of a healthy living, and is advantageous to one’s heart, body mass, soul, and mind. Having enough sleep generally, affects the quality of life.
While you sleep, you can reinforce memories or “repetition” skills acquired while you were wide-awake (it’s a method termed Consolidation). Our mind is unexpectedly working while we nap. Sleep withdrawal can damage some of our brain systems that are in charge of cognitive capabilities and performance. Read more