Productivity

Get Back to Basics- Clean Your Room!

In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics… am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday.”- Edward Albert

Pay Attention, Don’t Let Life Live you

We all let life get away from us at times, and we end up neglecting certain responsibilities or interests.  I can usually tell when I’ve started to let my attention slip and I start to lose control of the things that I should be exercising control over.  One of the surest signs for me that I’ve stopped practicing the basics of my More >

Are You More than Your Job?

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”  -Benjamin Franklin

What Do You Do?

How do you answer that question?  Do you immediately launch into an excited tale about your incredible occupation?  Or do you give a little sigh of resignation and respond with “I’m a ______,” or “I work at______?”  I’d bet that the majority of people fall into the latter category, even people who enjoy their jobs for the most part.  So, if we’re not all that excited by what we do for money, why do we allow it do identify us to such a degree?

I like to answer the question “what do you do?” with a witty More >

Acceleration, Speed, and Velocity- Using Armchair Physics to Get it Done!

By allowing the positive ions to pass through an electric field and thus giving them a certain velocity, it is possible to distinguish them from the neutral, stationary atoms.” -Johannes Stark

 

Physics…blah blah blah.

I know what you’re thinking, “what the hell does this guy know about physics?”  Well, to be 100% honest, probably not much, which is why I pointed out that it is “armchair physics,” and all within the reach of Google if one can just think of what questions to ask.  In fact, when I originally thought of the idea for this post, I was going to just call it Speed v. Acceleration, More >

And We’re Back…

Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.”  -Napoleon Hill

 

No Excuses, Be Unstoppable

My valued readers…I would love to offer some big explanation for why I haven’t posted any new content in about a week, but we don’t deal in excuses here at the Wake Up Dead Man blog.  Things are definitely looking up though, with a few exciting posts already in draft form, just waiting to be finished.  In the meantime, I’m going to also be adding a blog roll to my site, so you can see some of the blogs I like to follow More >

Time Tracking Study Results

If time be of all things the most precious, then wasting time must be the greatest prodigality.” -Benjamin Franklin

The Study

Last week I made a post entitled “How Are You Using Your Time?” about a time use study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics that tracked how people spent their time.  I mentioned in that post that I was somewhat appalled by some of the statistics, but I also pointed out the very sad fact that they were the average.  That means that to do a significantly better or worse job than those people at managing your time you would have to be an outlier, meaning that you fall More >

How Are You Using Your Time?

Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence — neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish — it is an imponderably valuable gift.”  -Maya Angelou

 

As you might have noticed, the concept of time is a pretty central part of this blog, so that being the case, it is only natural that we start delving into the interdisciplinary field of Time Use Research.  I did a little snooping around and finally made my way over to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, where I found an absolute ton of information on how people use their time.  Some of it actually surprised me, in a good More >

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