Work Hard, Play Smart, Live Often

The Muse sends out a newsletter every Sunday, highlighting various articles that can help us work hard, live smart and play often.  I used to peruse the articles sometimes, but for the most part, I was rather skeptical of the advice they had to offer.  However, this past week, I have been having a quarter life crisis, if you will, and went back to those newsletters to find some inspiration and a sign to keep on keeping on.  Here were some of the ones that stuck with me, in true Muse format:

Work Hard

  • 5 Failures You Need to Experience if You Want to Succeed in Life Marc and Angel
  • How to Read 100 Books a Year Medium
  • Meditation for Beginners: 20 Practical Tips for Understanding the Mind Zen Habits
  • How Your To-Do List Can Make You Feel Happy (in Addition to Wildly Productive)  The DailyMuse
  • Here’s Why Trying to Write the Perfect Resume Can Cost You a Job  Business Insider
  • The One Question You Should Ask for Every New Job The New York Times

Live Smart

  • You Don’t Need New Ideas, You Need a New Perspective   99U
  • Unrealistic Expectations That Do You Harm LinkedIn
  • You’ll Never Accomplish Goals You Don’t Really Care About Entrepreneur
  • 10 Financial Mistakes I Made During Each Year Of My 20s (And What I Learned From Them)  The Financial Diet
  • The Only 7 Things You Can Control in Life Greatist
  • Bad News: Your Smartphone’s Killing Your Confidence (and You Probably Didn’t Even Notice)  The Daily Muse

Play Often

  • The Complete Guide to Making French Toast at Home First We Feast
  • 5 Non-Alcoholic Beers You’ll Resolve to Love Eater
  • 6 DIY Planners You Can Make This Year to Be More Organized   The Daily Muse
  • Here’s the Surprising Secret to Making Your Free Time Worthwhile   The Daily Muse
  • How I Conquered My Fear of Cooking and Got Comfortable in the Kitchen  Lifehacker
  • 9 Items That’ll Brighten Up Your Desk–Because Winter   The Daily Muse

Where do you go for a quick pick-me-up?