4 Simple Skills That Will Radically Improve Your Life

4 Simple Skills That Will Radically Improve Your Life

During a busy day, it’s tempting to just focus on improving skills that are directly related to your job. Highly successful people, on the other hand, know that improving themselves outside the realm of their career can be just as, if not more, important. Even if the skills don’t seem earth shattering or have a direct impact on their current role, they find some time during the day to learn things that can improve their lives for the better. Here are some of those very simple skills that will improve your life in a big way. Sprinkle these into your daily routine, and see just how far they take you: Scheduling around your energy Studies estimate that social media has cost us trillions of dollars in lost productivity. So if you’re one of those people who’s tempted to check Facebook during the workday, you’re not alone. But rather than attempting to avoid social media (and other distractions) completely, science says you should learn how to schedule around your energy instead. Quite simply, no one can completely avoid distractions during a busy day. The better option is to harness that finite focus you have towards maximum productivity. For instance, Dr. Travis Bradberry suggests doing around 50 minutes of work followed by around 15 minutes of rest. Even if you don’t want to follow his schedule, being aware of and prioritizing around your times of maximum productivity (and avoiding the infamous afternoon slump) is a vital skill to learn. Thinking of your time as money Warren Buffet once said, “The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say ‘no’ to...