productivity

What I’ve learned from: Time saving tech tips

Put your hand up if you spend way too much time browsing on the internet, texting your friends or taking random pictures of everything? Well I do.

And one of my favorite thing is looking for random genius life and time saving tips. You know, the kind of advice you get when it’s too late and you realise you’ve been wasting so much time of your life not knowing how to do things properly. Well, be happy because I have some quite awesome tips here to share with you.

Just watch this video from Tedx (I looove Tedx) that will make you save some time with your technology gear. Enjoy !

What about you ? Do you have some great tips to share with us ?

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What I’ve learned from: Having deadlines

what i've learned from having deadlines

For the past 3 months I have been writing a hundred pages for my research paper. It was the longest and most boring and painful thing ever. Why? Because I had no deadline to finish it. Yep, that’s right. No deadline. I could finish it in a million years if I wanted to (and if I was able to).

Not having deadlines makes you procrastinate/go very slowly/take all your time/be unproductive. That’s the worst thing ever when you need to get things done.

I was crying and complaining everyday about that damn thing that had to be ¬†finished so I could get my master’s degree. But I couldn’t find any motivation to work faster. Moreover, I had a lot of spare time to do all sorts of cool stuff like practicing my photography, hanging out with my friends, working on my other blogs, starting new awesome and creative projects. It’s always when you have work to do that even washing the dishes becomes really exciting.

Then one day, a friend tired of hearing me complaining about my research paper gave me a deadline : “finish it before your birthday or we won’t give you any present”. I felt like a child really. And this argument didn’t have much power on me. But thinking about finishing this as a present to myself was way more appealing to me. So I pushed myself to work twice as hard to finish this in time for my birthday. I was counting the days and pages I had left and tried to hurry as much as I could.

Well, I didn’t finish it in time. But I finished it a week after. Yeah, unexpected events had me stop working for a week. But I finished it ! And I really bless my friend for giving me deadlines and a goal to achieve. Without this, I would still be complaining on this stupid thing.

So my lesson here is : if you need to get shit things done. Create yourself a deadline with a nice reward and stick to it. You’ll thank me later.

Master’s degree here I come !

What about you ? Did you have trouble getting things done ? How did you manage this situation ?

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What I’ve learned from : Having a blog

what i've learned from having a blog

Having a blog is pretty awesome.

It allows you to express your creativity, go beyond your limits, meet awesome people, create opportunities, share your finds and ideas, build a community, get feedbacks, get help and help people in return. It gives you a voice, pushes you to be more and more creative and ambitious. It helps you network and find people who share the same interests as you. It gives your work and skills a window where people, and even recruiters, can get to know and appreciate you more. It inspires you and it inspires others.

A blog is your moment of escape when you had a busy day. You can find your friends there. People you know and people you don’t know. People who like talking with you, sharing ideas and opinions. A blog is a meeting point. Where sometimes it all begins.

And I am beginning this new blog. In another language. To meet new people. And share what I’ve learned from life. And hear what you’ve learned too.

Welcome.

Do you have a blog too? Share the link ! And tell me how it fulfilled you !

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