Walking the Spiritual Path of Empowerment with Practical Feet


The Baha’i Junior Youth Empowerment Campaign is about giving the Junior Youth spiritual skills, values and knowledge as world citizens. To complement this, and in the spirit of ‘walking the spiritual path with practical feet’ here are some of my favourite personal productivity articles. In many cases, I have given specific links to the actual blogs themselves as I they are also my favourite blogs:

  1. Why are we happy? Why are we not happy?challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want.‘ via TED
  2. Things I wish I’d known when I was youngerMost people learn over time, but often learning comes too late to be fully useful. There are certainly many things that I know now that would have been extremely useful to me earlier in my life; things that could have saved me from many of the mistakes and hurts I suffered over the years‘ via LifeHack
  3. Power Napping – Improved mental and physical performanceA power nap, says Mednick, simply maximizes these benefits by getting the sleeper into and out of rejuvenative sleep as fast as possible.‘ via the  Ririan Project
  4. Best 50 Hacks for your Life ‘the best 50 life hacks of the year, based on their popularity and contents in different categories’ via Lifehack
  5. How to save time in the long term via Life Optimizer ‘how to live life to the fullest through personal growth
  6. The Expert MindStudies of the mental processes of chess grandmasters have revealed clues to how people become experts in other fields as well‘ via Scientific American
  7. How to stay motivatedthe key to successfully accomplishing one goal after another is staying motivated….Here are just a few ideas you can try:‘ via LifeHack
  8. 10 Ways to instantly build Self-confidenceSelf confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits…. Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence.‘ via PickTheBrain
  9. 7 Ways to help yourself recognize opportunityOne of most powerful ways to change your life and the lives of others is by spotting opportunities for improvement. Opportunity is in front of your eyes – right now – and you don’t see it. So how do you open your eyes wider? How do you see the hidden opportunity that exists everywhere in your environment?‘ via Steve-olson
  10. How to create a technical presentation that makes Steve Jobs green with envy via The Public Speaking Blogis the go-to guy if you want to learn how to impress your customers, employers and investors through public speaking.
  11. Six Principles of ChangeDo you believe in change? Believing you can change encourages commitment to the process and enhances the likelihood of success.‘ via Psychology Today
  12. Forgiveness: how to let fo of grudges and bitternessNearly everyone has been hurt by the actions or words of another….But when you don’t practice forgiveness, you may be the one who pays most dearly…. in general, forgiveness is a decision to let go of resentments and thoughts of revenge. Forgiveness is the act of untying yourself from thoughts and feelings that bind you to the offense committed against you.‘ via MayoClinic
  13. How to build intimacy in any relationshipYou know how things can get so busy sometimes, that not only do we forget to connect with ourselves, but also forget to connect with the people we love most?… We often tell ourselves that we can make it up to them once our busy schedule slows down. Funny thing is, our schedule never slows down. We really have to schedule our most important priorities first ‘ via Think Simple Now.
  14. Some Great Thoughts by Great PeopleSomeone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.‘ via Amazing Posts
  15. Speed-Reading Techniqueswhen I wound up in graduate school at Princeton Seminary and several Profs. expected me to read several thousand pages of collateral along with the five or six textbooks. That’s when I got serious about speed reading.‘ via RockTown
  16. mnemonics and memory improvment.mnemonics and memory improvement systems that are outlined in this site, are surprisingly straight-forward, and should not take you more than a relatively short period of time to fully master.‘ via Build Your Memory

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