As we jump into June, it’s time to look at the month we left behind here at Lifehack. Our Best of Lifehack series showcases articles from the month just gone by, so that you don’t miss some of the best we had to offer at Lifehack.
Over the past month we featured articles on to-do lists, perfection, hacking you life, fitness routines and how to recognize what type (or types) of motivation work for you. As usual, we have a wide variety of articles that made the list this month — and even more that just missed out.
Here is The Best of Lifehack from May 2012.
Are to-do lists the only way to keep yourself on task, or an unrealistic goal that just stresses you out and make you feel bad about all the things you never get to? Should you keep a short list of the most essential items, or a massive running list of every task you’ll ever need to remember? Kelly Gurnett offers what could very well be a healthy alternative.
Tired of being out of control? Is your life ruling you rather than the other way around? Lifehack contributor Judy Belmont offers up 10 essential tips on how you can lifehack, rather than being hacked by life.
Are you familiar with those days where you feel like you have too much going on – way too much work, a dozen errands, e-mails to check, voicemails to listen to, and a growing list of things you really need to handle? Sibyl Chavis offers up one simple thing you can do that can make your day much, much better.
There are hundreds of photo apps out there that take your iPhoneography to the next level. Tris Hussey picked the top 10 camera apps for iPhone, as well as including his top 4 favorite apps to edit and enhance photos just to round things out.
Sometimes what helps us to be successful in our professional lives is not such a great idea in our personal lives — competition is a quality that comes to mind. At the same time, we all have a limited amount of time each day to do the things that we want to do. Robert Chen shares a list of tips that will help you be successful in both life and in business.
Lifehack contributor Curt Pedersen suggests 3 tips that you should make a part of your life for 21 days that will allow you to easily lose 10 pounds. (More importantly, they will become habits that you follow for the days, weeks, and months to follow.)
There are many different forms of motivation. Each one influences behavior in its own unique way. No single type of motivation works for everyone. People’s personalities vary and so accordingly does the type of motivation, that is most effective at inspiring their conduct. Royale Scuderi explains 6 types of motivation so that you can determine which form of motivation is the most effective for inspiring the desired behavior — in either others or ourselves.
James Clear shows Lifehack readers a way to fly first class for free over and over again. The best part? It doesn’t require incredible negotiation skills or dumb luck. Just reading this piece will get you on your way…so go to it!
Maria Hill discusses 9 detox herbs that can help you improve your quality of life by removing toxins from you body and helping to feel like a million bucks.
If perfection is slowing you down, help can be found from a surprising source; from the world of agile software development and Scrum. What’s Scrum? Timo Kiander explains what it is and how it can help you stave off the “perfection bug” in this piece.
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