Author Archives: Ali Luke

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How To Get Stuff Done. Period.

When it comes to goal setting and motivation, there are a couple of schools of thought:

You should set big, ambitious, audacious goals … ones that challenge you and inspire you
You should set small, easy, minimum targets … ones that you can do without fail every single day

Who’s right? I think that both can be. A big goal (like writing a book, or losing 50lbs) can be really inspiring, but it can also be daunting. Small targets aren’t so inspiring or exciting … but they are reassuringly do-able.

Here’s how to combine both for maximum effect. r

Why You Need to Do Less, Not More, to Be Truly Productive

Can you try too hard to be productive?

There are plenty of books, articles, and blog posts full of tips to help you squeeze just a little bit more productivity into your day. Maybe you’re trying to cut out TV, or you’re listening to War and Peace on your commute, or you’ve started writing a novel in your lunch breaks…

Of course, all of those can be great ways to make the most of your time. But it’s easy to go too far. If you cram every minute of your day with “productive” activity, you may well end up less productive overall. r

How to Find Time to Exercise – However Busy You Are

We all know we should get more exercise … but most of us don’t manage to be nearly so active as we want to be.

It’s easy to blame busy lives. If your boss expects long hours – or you run your own business, or you’re a stay-at-home parent – it can feel like there really is no time at all in your day for exercise. However busy you are, exercise is important. r

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Motivation

Motivation is a powerful force, one that helps us make new commitments and carry them through. Like any emotion, though, motivation comes and goes. You’ll have days when you wake up ready to leap into action – and days when you just want to hit snooze and curl up under the duvet. r

Could Productivity Be Taking Over Your Life?

Now that you’ve been bitten by the productivity bug, it’s hard to stop. You remember how great it felt to finally have that sense of achievement – to know that your life was going somewhere. You think that if only you could be just a bit more productive, things would be even better. r

5 Important Reasons to Slow Down Today

Slowing down could be as simple as taking ten minutes each day to meditate. It could mean giving yourself permission to sit and read a novel all evening, instead of catching up on your to-do list. Or it might involve having a vacation somewhere relaxing, to get away from the busyness of daily life. r