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39 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your Home Cool And Fun

39 Amazing Ideas That Will Make Your Home Cool And Fun

Bored with the ordinary home decor and design? Here’re 39 amazing ideas that can make your home cool and fun!

1. Defendius Labyrinth Security Lock

Defendius-Labyrinth-Security-Lock

    2. Glass Door Made Of Swatches

    Door Of Swatches

      3. Ping Pong Door

      Ping Pong Door

        4. The Chandelier That Can Turn Your Home Into A Forest

        Forest Making Lamp

          5. Beer Bottle Chandelier

          bachelor-home-decor-tabby-2-tier-24-beer-bottle-chandelier

            6. Understairs Storage

            Understairs Storage

              7. Drawers Under The Stairway

              Stairway-Drawers

                8. Spiral Staircase Slide

                Indoor Slide

                  9. Hammock Over The Stairs

                  Hammock Over The Stairs

                    10. Indoor Slide

                    Indoor Slide

                      11. Spiral Wine Storage

                      Spiral Wine Storage Spiral Wine Storage

                        12. Herb Garden In The Kitchen

                        Herb Garden In The Kitchen

                          13. Swing Set Dining Table

                          Swing Set Table

                            14. Fusion Pooling And Dining Table

                            Fusion Dining And Pool Table

                              15. The Aquarium Sink

                              Unique-Transparent-Fresh-Cool-Aquariums-Design-Like-Sink

                                16. Nose Gel Dispenser

                                Nose-Gel-Dispenser

                                  17. Cat Transit System

                                  Cat Transit

                                    Cat Transit

                                      18. Pitchfork and Shovel Coat Hanger

                                      Pitchfork-Coat-and-Shovel-Coat-Hanger

                                        19. Knife Coat Hooks

                                        Knife-Coat-Hooks

                                          20. Sewing Kit Wall Sticker

                                          Sewing-Kit-WallSticker

                                            21. The “Slide To Unlock” Doormat

                                            Slide-to-unlock-Doormat

                                              22. The Wood Mat

                                              Woody-Wood

                                                23. The Aquarium Bed

                                                Aquarium Bed

                                                  24. Hammock Bed

                                                  Hammock Bed

                                                    25. Fusion Of Bed And Wardrobe

                                                    egg-house-interior-01

                                                      26. Giant Bird Nest Bed

                                                      Giant Birdnest Bed

                                                        27. The Pumpkin-Ride Bed

                                                        Pumpkin Ride Bed

                                                          28. The Tree House Bedroom

                                                          Tree House Bedroom

                                                            29. The Pirate Ship Bedroom

                                                            Pirate Ship Bedroom

                                                              30. Skate-Park Room

                                                              Skate-park Room

                                                                31. Indoor-Outdoor Pool

                                                                Pool

                                                                  32. Multi-Purpose Playhouse At The Backyard

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                                                                    33. Beach-Themed Firepit At The Backyard

                                                                    Beach-Themed Firepit At The Backyard

                                                                      34. Cinema At The Backyard

                                                                      Cinema At The Backyard

                                                                        35. Cool Bar Counter At The Backyard

                                                                        Cool-Bar-Counter-for-Indoor-and-Outdoor1

                                                                          36. Beach Sand Under The Work Desk

                                                                          Sand Under Working Desk

                                                                            37. Backyard Office

                                                                            Backyard Office

                                                                              38. Around-The-House Catwalk

                                                                              Around-the-house Catwalk

                                                                                39. The Wall That Plays Music In The Rain

                                                                                Music Wall

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                                                                                  Anna is a communication expert and a life enthusiast. She's the editor of Lifehack and loves to write about love, life, and passion.

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                                                                                  Last Updated on November 19, 2019

                                                                                  20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

                                                                                  20 Time Management Tips to Super Boost Your Productivity

                                                                                  Are you usually punctual or late? Do you finish things within the time you stipulate? Do you hand in your reports/work on time? Are you able to accomplish what you want to do before deadlines? Are you a good time manager?

                                                                                  If your answer is “no” to any of the questions above, that means you’re not managing your time as well as you want. Here are 20 time management tips to help you manage time better:

                                                                                  1. Create a Daily Plan

                                                                                  Plan your day before it unfolds. Do it in the morning or even better, the night before you sleep. The plan gives you a good overview of how the day will pan out. That way, you don’t get caught off guard. Your job for the day is to stick to the plan as best as possible.

                                                                                  2. Peg a Time Limit to Each Task

                                                                                  Be clear that you need to finish X task by 10am, Y task by 3pm, and Z item by 5:30pm. This prevents your work from dragging on and eating into time reserved for other activities.

                                                                                  3. Use a Calendar

                                                                                  Having a calendar is the most fundamental step to managing your daily activities. If you use outlook or lotus notes, calendar come as part of your mailing software.

                                                                                  I use it. It’s even better if you can sync your calendar to your mobile phone and other hardwares you use – that way, you can access your schedule no matter where you are. Here’re the 10 Best Calendar Apps to Stay on Track .

                                                                                  Find out more tips about how to use calendar for better time management here: How to Use a Calendar to Create Time and Space

                                                                                  4. Use an Organizer

                                                                                  An organizer helps you to be on top of everything in your life. It’s your central tool to organize information, to-do lists, projects, and other miscellaneous items.

                                                                                  These Top 15 Time Management Apps and Tools can help you organize better, pick one that fits your needs.

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                                                                                  5. Know Your Deadlines

                                                                                  When do you need to finish your tasks? Mark the deadlines out clearly in your calendar and organizer so you know when you need to finish them.

                                                                                  But make sure you don’t make these 10 Common Mistakes When Setting Deadlines.

                                                                                  6. Learn to Say “No”

                                                                                  Don’t take on more than you can handle. For the distractions that come in when you’re doing other things, give a firm no. Or defer it to a later period.

                                                                                  Leo Babauta, the founder of Zen Habits has some great insights on how to say no: The Gentle Art of Saying No

                                                                                  7. Target to Be Early

                                                                                  When you target to be on time, you’ll either be on time or late. Most of the times you’ll be late. However, if you target to be early, you’ll most likely be on time.

                                                                                  For appointments, strive to be early. For your deadlines, submit them earlier than required.

                                                                                  Learn from these tips about how to prepare yourself to be early, instead of just in time.

                                                                                  8. Time Box Your Activities

                                                                                  This means restricting your work to X amount of time. Why time boxing is good for you? Here’re 10 reasons why you should start time-boxing.

                                                                                  You can also read more about how to do time boxing here: #5 of 13 Strategies To Jumpstart Your Productivity.

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                                                                                  9. Have a Clock Visibly Placed Before You

                                                                                  Sometimes we are so engrossed in our work that we lose track of time. Having a huge clock in front of you will keep you aware of the time at the moment.

                                                                                  10. Set Reminders 15 Minutes Before

                                                                                  Most calendars have a reminder function. If you have an important meeting to attend, set that alarm 15 minutes before.

                                                                                  You can learn more about how reminders help you remember everything in this article: The Importance of Reminders (And How to Make a Reminder That Works)

                                                                                  11. Focus

                                                                                  Are you multi-tasking so much that you’re just not getting anything done? If so, focus on just one key task at one time. Multitasking is bad for you.

                                                                                  Close off all the applications you aren’t using. Close off the tabs in your browser that are taking away your attention. Focus solely on what you’re doing. You’ll be more efficient that way.

                                                                                  Lifehack’s CEO has written a definitive guide on how to focus, learn the tips: How to Focus and Maximize Your Productivity (the Definitive Guide)

                                                                                  12. Block out Distractions

                                                                                  What’s distracting you in your work? Instant messages? Phone ringing? Text messages popping in?

                                                                                  I hardly ever use chat nowadays. The only times when I log on is when I’m not intending to do any work. Otherwise it gets very distracting.

                                                                                  When I’m doing important work, I also switch off my phone. Calls during this time are recorded and I contact them afterward if it’s something important. This helps me concentrate better.

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                                                                                  Find more tips on how to minimize distractions to achieve more in How to Minimize Distraction to Get Things Done

                                                                                  13. Track Your Time Spent

                                                                                  When you start to track your time, you’re more aware of how you spend your time. For example, you can set a simple countdown timer to make sure that you finish a task within a period of time, say 30 minutes or 1 hour. The time pressure can push you to stay focused and work more efficiently.

                                                                                  You can find more time tracking apps here and pick one that works for you.

                                                                                  14. Don’t Fuss About Unimportant Details

                                                                                  You’re never get everything done in exactly the way you want. Trying to do so is being ineffective.

                                                                                  Trying to be perfect does you more harm than good, learn here about how perfectionism kills your productivity and how to ditch the perfectionism mindset.

                                                                                  15. Prioritize

                                                                                  Since you can’t do everything, learn to prioritize the important and let go of the rest.

                                                                                  Apply the 80/20 principle which is a key principle in prioritization. You can also take up this technique to prioritize everything on your plate: How to Prioritize Right in 10 Minutes and Work 10X Faster

                                                                                  16. Delegate

                                                                                  If there are things that can be better done by others or things that are not so important, consider delegating. This takes a load off and you can focus on the important tasks.

                                                                                  When you delegate some of your work, you free up your time and achieve more. Learn about how to effectively delegate works in this guide: How to Delegate Work (the Definitive Guide for Successful Leaders)

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                                                                                  17. Batch Similar Tasks Together

                                                                                  For related work, batch them together.

                                                                                  For example, my work can be categorized into these core groups:

                                                                                  1. writing (articles, my upcoming book)
                                                                                  2. coaching
                                                                                  3. workshop development
                                                                                  4. business development
                                                                                  5. administrative

                                                                                  I batch all the related tasks together so there’s synergy. If I need to make calls, I allocate a time slot to make all my calls. It really streamlines the process.

                                                                                  18. Eliminate Your Time Wasters

                                                                                  What takes your time away your work? Facebook? Twitter? Email checking? Stop checking them so often.

                                                                                  One thing you can do is make it hard to check them – remove them from your browser quick links / bookmarks and stuff them in a hard to access bookmarks folder. Replace your browser bookmarks with important work-related sites.

                                                                                  While you’ll still checking FB/Twitter no doubt, you’ll find it’s a lower frequency than before.

                                                                                  19. Cut off When You Need To

                                                                                  The number one reason why things overrun is because you don’t cut off when you have to.

                                                                                  Don’t be afraid to intercept in meetings or draw a line to cut-off. Otherwise, there’s never going to be an end and you’ll just eat into the time for later.

                                                                                  20. Leave Buffer Time In-Between

                                                                                  Don’t pack everything closely together. Leave a 5-10 minute buffer time in between each tasks. This helps you wrap up the previous task and start off on the next one.

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