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Save your energy to be more successful

How do the happier and successful think to organise themselves.

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Psychologists from the university of Geneva have carried out research on a sample of local people ‘s daily life habits with the purpose to spotting the trends that lead some people to be active, successful and happy and other to be less so. The study is on-going but the feedback from the past year shows that the happier more successful people "saved their energy better" put another way they were better organised and forward thinking individuals.
There are those people who get up for work and run around looking for what to wear, looking for keys, mobile, then the charger when they realise that their phone isn't charged, then they miss their train as they line up for a ticket. The successful individual has all these functions covered the day before leaving them more time to think constructively about making their day go smoothly, or reflecting on what they will do on a weekend or making travel plans, basically building a life.
There seems to be 3 principles highlighted that all people should try and gravitate towards more.
1. Being better organised and forward thinking free ups time to focus on immediate big issues coming up. If you have a big meeting at work to be switched on for then better to be in that mind space rather than running around looking for keys and wallets.
2. Be more conscious of how you are spending time in conversations. It's a waste of energy and brain power gossiping with colleagues and friends on trivial issues when you could be focusing on conversational  matters that reap information that could actually add value to you life's plan. In-short, incorporate your ambitions into the subject matter.
3. This is the most important finding from the Geneva study. Train your brain to focus on those issues that are really important. By this they mean tuning out the irrelevant or frivolous noise that we are all surrounded by, but it also means spending less time talking about your plans and actually just doing it. Psychologists have shown that it is a common factor in all of us that talking about something long enough actually takes the place of having to actually perform the action. So the research shows that focus is a process of identifying a need and pursuing it physically.
These factors may, when read aloud sound like the bleeding-obvious but its surly follows the old adage of "you know what to do but you don't do what you know".


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