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Best Times to Post on Social Media

What are the best times to post on social media?  Here is a breakdown that can help you plan your ideal posting schedule.

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Getting More Done in Less Time

timerHey, can you state the Stock-Sanford Corollary to Parkinson’s Law?

Come on, you know it! LOL. You’re probably scratching your head…

But I bet you really do know what this is.

Cyril Northcoate Parkinson was a British historian and writer, and he came up with the saying “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”.

Ah, yes, you’ve heard of “Parkinson’s Law.” And if you are like me, you have first-hand knowledge of how it works!

Parkinson’s Law definitely kicked in today for me, as it seems to sometimes when I’m working at home and I don’t have a clearly-defined schedule.

And then someone (sorry, I don’t know who Stock nor Sanford were) expounded on Parkinson’s adage and came to this conclusion (that’s the corollary part): “If you wait until the last minute, it only takes a minute to do.”

So sometimes we need to remember to set a time frame for getting things done. A simple tip is to set a timer, like this one. For me, this becomes like a little game I’m playing. But when you set up a sense of time scarcity in your mind, it propels you forward a bit better and tightens up your focus.

Tick, tock! Let’s beat the clock!

Motivation Doesn’t Last, So Work On It Every Day

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“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing, that’s why we recommend it daily.” – Zig Ziglar

I remember thinking when I first read this quote that it was a little bit silly.  But then I started to think about the meaning of it.  Zig Ziglar could sum things up so plainly and yet so accurately.  I agree, sometimes motivation does not last.  We can be a ball of fire one day, and then we feel our fire has burned out the very next day.

So why is it motivation can be so transitory and easily lost?  Everyone is different in how well they can hold onto their motivation and sustain that spark that keeps them going.  Some don’t ever seem to let up in their motivation, so you might wonder what’s wrong with you.

You may be overwhelmed.

You may have let other people discourage you.

You may have an inborn and deeply ingrained tendency to let negative thinking take over your mind.

You may be just plain tired.

Or you may not be able to completely figure out why you lose motivation, but regardless the cause of it, even just being conscious of the need to start over every day with your motivation may be all you need.  Maybe just realizing that motivation has to be a daily thing you “do” can be enough.  Really, you just need enough to get through this single day, right?  And then you can deal with tomorrow when it gets here.

I like to write out a few statements on a piece of paper and look at these every morning. Statements that answer questions like “who am I?  What do I want out of my life?  What direction do I want to be headed, and how do I plan to get there?”  I seem to need these little daily reminders about what I’m doing and why.  And reviewing these reminders can get me on the right track every morning.  Just like taking my morning shower.

So get a good night’s sleep, and start over in the morning.



3 Tips For Starting Out a More Productive Workday

3 Tips For Starting Out a More Productive WorkdayI quite often read and think about how to be more productive during my workday. I admit to being a horrible procrastinator at times, and while I am capable of focusing on something for a very long period of time, sometimes it’s just hard to get that focused attention started.  But I have to periodically review my daily and weekly work processes and make adjustments. After all, paying the bills can come down to how well we can get our most essential tasks completed each day!

So after one of my little self-review sessions, I have published an article on Bubblews with 3 tips you might like: 3 Tips For Starting Out a More Productive Workday.

You Can’t Live a Positive Life With a Negative Mind

It is so easy to be overwhelmed by life. We have pressures coming at us from all sides sometimes. For some of us, more than others, it takes conscious effort and constant work to be positive in our outlook on life.positive life

What are you doing to yourself when you allow your mind to constantly live in some kind of endless worst-case scenario? You will likely find yourself sinking deeper and deeper into despair and frustration, until your mind convinces you things are hopeless and unchangeable.

It is true, there are many external situations in life that we can’t change. But has often been said, we CAN change our own inner perspective on our problems.

So, you may need to push the reset button every morning when you wake up! Remember your blessings, your strong points, and your potential to change yourself and your thinking.