Emotions Are Emotions; Nothing More

Emotions Are Emotions; Nothing More

I suffer from depressive episodes from time to time. It’s a terrible thing that caused–and can still cause–selfishness, self-inflicted loneliness, unmindful actions, and awfully strong and uncontrollable feelings in my life. My episodes used to be extremely bad, but now bad episodes rarely appear.

You can’t stop bad emotions completely, and I don’t think it’s healthy (or realistic) to think that bad emotions would, or should, never come again. However, I think it’s important to remember that no matter how bad emotions may be, emotions are emotions; nothing more.

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Trust Your Productivity System, or Don’t Have One At All

Trust Your Productivity System, or Don’t Have One At All

The mind is for having ideas, not holding them.

David Allen

There is much information on productivity systems that tackle the pains that impede productivity: control your day with Getting Things Done, work with time instead of against time with The Pomodoro Technique, tackle e-mail overload with Inbox Zero, and blogs with dedicated productivity sections like LifeHacker’s GTD section. Information about productivity-improving tools is everywhere and very easy to find.

However many systems you decide to try, you won’t become any more productive than you already are if you don’t trust your productivity system; you might as well have no system at all than put in the energy to add a system you don’t trust to use.

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Understand Social Failures to Utilize Social Recruiting Solutions

Understand Social Failures to Utilize Social Recruiting Solutions

I’ve recently finished Professor Mikolaj Jan Piskorski‘s A Social Strategy: How We Profit From Social Media. The book was an intriguing read because it provided insight in why, in addition to how, social media works.

I don’t want to spill the beans about the material on which he writes; I wholeheartedly recommend the book for any enthusiast of social media. The long and short of it: understand your candidate’s current social failures–social
interactions that they seek, but cannot accomplish–to create social strategies that gives them the interactions that they want
.

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Relax; You Don’t Really Need All OneDrive Folders Synced on Windows 10

Relax; You Don’t Really Need All OneDrive Folders Synced on Windows 10
Screenshot of upvotes for OneDrive Placeholders.
With more than 17,000 people voting on UserVoice, and 3,443 people upvoting on Windows Feedback, people REALLY want their placeholders back.

Windows 8.1 introduced OneDrive placeholders, with the intention of showing users what files are inside of OneDrive without keeping an offline sync of every file. It’s been a very-loved feature, and its removal from Windows 10–replaced with selective sync–sparked many people voting on UserVoice to bring the feature back. In addition, Return back OneDrive files placeholders!, is the top-most upvoted feedback item on Windows Feedback for OneDrive.

I understand that it’s painful to lose a feature that was very useful; I loved its convenience as well. However, I’m here to tell you that you don’t really need it.

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Eradicate Distractions (Or At Least Reduce Its Power)

Eradicate Distractions (Or At Least Reduce Its Power)

No matter what plans you make, and what tools you have, something will invariably happen that will try to throw your entire day off into various abysses–non-productive action and procrastination are the main abysses into which I can usually fall. I usually call these things distractions as a whole, because they distract me from the present that I’m currently missing now. Please note, however, that I said these distractions try to throw your entire day off. Whether you give these distractions that power is absolutely up to you.

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Mindful Starts with Mindful Intentions

Mindful Starts with Mindful Intentions

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.

H. H. The Dalai Lama XIV

I’ve spent an hour of my life today in a coffee shop looking at the prices for hosting and a domain name. It’s not the first time I’ve ever wasted time looking at hosting and domain name and eventually deciding not to buy. It might’ve been fear of failure; it might’ve been fear of the opinions of others. It might also be a fear that, perhaps, I’m coming in far too late, and that there is no point to start.

I decided today that I’d take a risk and take a jump; I decided to blog.

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