Essential Ingredients Every Master Procrastinator Knows

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

As usual, TED delivers outstanding 15 minutes video of Tim Urban, the guy who perfected the art of procrastination. Why do you procrastinate? In fact, it is not you, it is instant gratification monkey that does it for you. Monkey see, monkey have. We do it all the time in our lives. We postpone and delay what needs to be done NOW. And later find ourselves with more stress and less achievements.

There is a very easy and simple way to break such a vicious cycle is to set deadlines for our tasks. That way you get reminded to stop feeding your inner monkey. Continue reading How to stay sharp and youthful when you age.

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How maid service can help you to be the one you always wanted to be

I came across eye opening audio book Staying Sharp. Started listening couple days ago, still can't stop. Forget about brain aging and all you were told: like it is normal with age to forget things, be less adaptive, be more irritable, not to mention depression, Alzheimer's disease. This book totally rewinds your mind about how you see and care about yourself. It stars with health fundamentals like exercise, even just walking, diet, and sleep, and progress to really give your tools to make yourself what you always wanted to be and stay that way all your life.

The books are by the author of The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm and come a practical guidebook for building and maintaining a sharp, healthy, and vibrant mind. It is an awesome book, use your library card and get it on your cellphone or iPod, listen when you are on treadmill, walking, etc. Don't have time for this, sure you do. Consider getting maids and cleaning ladies to save you time for the book, they will do the job you hate and waste your precious time on.

Why do we procrastinate, and how to avoid it

Very interesting lecture by Dr. Tim Pychyl why most of us delay, delay, and delay tasks that need to be done. Apparently one reason is our eagerness to seek pleasure and avoid pain. Every time we move the task schedule for tomorrow, we just avoid the discomfort of dealing with the problem now. One of the approaches is to break the task into smaller, more manageable sub tasks. Make these sub tasks concrete, that way it is easier to start doing it now. And remember “How do you eat an elephant? The answer is Piece by piece.”

How to clean your microwave - Tips

In addition to the video technique from expertvillage, add a few drops of vinegar or lemon juice to the water and boil it all together in the microwave. The vinegar sanitizes inside of microwave, and gives a nice fresh smell. As a natural product the vinegar is totally safe and chemicals free for food preparation places, not to mention, that it helps to clean dirt way faster.