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55 Productive Things to Do in 2019 (The Best of 2018)

55 Productive Things to Do in 2019 (The Best of 2018)

Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Count

I do not subscribe to the concept of embracing these rare “new year’s resolutions” (because these annual promises don’t work). In spite of that, you might as well take advantage of the moment as an opportunity to exceed 2018’s efforts. And what better way to do that than by establishing an assortment of productive things to do this year?

Don't waste your time and make sure you have a list of productive things to do in 2019

For you see, this year, you’re going to become more productive than ever. In order to do that, you can use the following list of productive things to do as mere inspiration.

Perhaps you would want to create a grand to-do list outlining all the achievements that you wish to make. For example, these might include:

  • Actionable pieces (so, productive things for you to do)
  • Long-term goals that help you achieve what you want in life (such as better social skills)
  • Commitment to routines as well as new habits
  • Commitment to breaking detrimental habits

Furthermore, the high-achiever to desires to out-do their previous last year’s self by a factor of 30. Accordingly, they must go one step further: treat their annual goals as a minimum, and not hesitating to pursue any more important tasks that come their way.

Are you a high-achiever?

If you answer ‘no’, I would advise you to use 2019 as a time to change; see it as if it is to be a monumental turning point in your life!

So, let us look back in the Cryptic Butter archive for actionable, productive things you can do in 2019…

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My Tremendous List of Everything I Have and Love to Use

My Tremendous List of Everything I Have and Love to Use

(Almost) Everything I Have or Use, Regardless of Relevance

What better way is there to start the new year than an inexhaustive list of everything?

To clarify, my list of everything will only cover that which I consider interesting enough to share; so, don’t expect me to be listing “6mm × 12mm Hex-Socket Button-Head Steel Dome Bolt” anytime soon.

Rather, perhaps you might spot something astonishing that you might want to take a slice of. Of that which you didn’t know about before, perhaps there is something here that you would find tremendously useful.

Moreover, treat this page as one of reference. This is because I will certainly come back now and again to update it will the latest gizmos.

And, finally, thank you for using the (affiliate) links provided below. Accordingly, I may receive a small commission when you use the mentioned products/services at no additional cost for you.

Visit the wonderful Cryptic Butter resources page for recommendations, too!

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Life Is an Illusion: 7 Reasons Why This Is

Life Is an Illusion: 7 Reasons Why This Is

What is Reality, in Reality?

At some point, you go deep into the practice of contemplating life. What is reality? Is life an illusion?

Perhaps you are right, after all, there are so many possible explanations for the fact that life is an illusion. Even Elon Musk realises the abundantly likely chance that we are simply living in a simulation. It’s a:

“billions to one chance that we’re not living in a simulation.”

I often have extraordinary experiences beyond my typical level of comprehension; something makes me dwell on the absurdity of life. In fact, it is almost as if everything around me becomes a counterfeit copy of “reality.”

But what if our perception of “reality” is wrong? We use the concept of reality to describe our conscious experience as a sane human. Although people may call me—from time to time—insane, I still believe in the Grand Illusion.

Moreover, you will find that the “Grand Illusion” is a recurring theme in the Philosophy department of the butter. That you will be somewhat familiar with after avidly reading about why we don’t have free will. However, if you aren’t a real supporter of the butter, here’s the definition of the grand illusion:

Definition of Grand Illusion

Gather round, children, as we discuss some of the possible reasons why life is an illusion. And you cannot deny that truth since the evidence is heavier than the crunchiest butter of all; trust me, I was brought up with proper weather maps.

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How to Boost Your Career: 3 Remarkable Benefits of Blogging

How to Boost Your Career: 3 Remarkable Benefits of Blogging

Note: this is an aggregation of the key points that I’ve learnt from various sources. I cannot guarantee your success myself.

Should You Be Blogging?

There are many great benefits of blogging, but that can be said of many other practices, such as eating your vegetables. So, what is it that separates blogging from the rest, making it significant for you and less dismissible than your least favourite sport?

Blogging

While eating vegetables is hugely important for your health, blogging will revolutionise your life, steering you in the direction of success. In my opinion, anything that can bring you success should be treated with the same urgency as health and fitness campaigns.

The specific benefits of blogging will inevitably vary depending on you: your attitude, your chosen career path, your interests, your hobbies, the type of blog you choose to create, and so on. Despite this, there is no reason for you not to partake in blogging, since anyone can experience satisfying results.

In fact, given that you go about this the right way, starting a blog could be the most valuable thing you do for your career.

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Does Free Will Exist? You Need To Stop Being The Victim

Does Free Will Exist? You Need To Stop Being The Victim

What is Free Will?

Let us begin our quest by defining what exactly “free will” is: the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act at one’s own discretion. However, do we really act at our own discretion?

Note that there is a difference between freedom and free will. Freedom is the extent to which one can exercise their free will. Free will, however, relates to how much control one has over what they do. This will be clearer later.

Free Will

You might be lead into thinking, for example, that everybody is free to do what they want, and make decisions of their own accord, thus we all have free will. Perhaps, you consider our present society rich with freedom, albeit this is excluding dictatorships, prisons, and human-rights offenders.

Of course, we may perceive a helpless soul constrained to a fascist concentration camp lacking free will. Although, some people could argue that, in this situation, you would retain some free will—the will to make minor decisions such as moving your body and attempting to rebel against the circumstance, as well as the mere ability to think.

Sound like free will, right? Indeed, but is this true free will?

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5 Breathtaking Secrets Elephants Don’t Tell You About

5 Breathtaking Secrets Elephants Don’t Tell You About

Why is This World Unjust?

Could you really believe that everyone around you—even your friends and family—lies about the truth? That’s right. You’re being deceived. It turns out that this tradition of concealing the truth has eventually lead to this dystopian reality where we lie to ourselves.

With this in mind, we can now understand that reality is not as you think it to be. You probably live under the illusion that we are free and what you are told is the reality. On the contrary, reality has, in fact, been crafted meticulously by the elites.

The elites are those who control the human population as if it were puppetry. Accordingly, these demonic creatures silent the free words of society, ensuring nobody leaves their hypnotic trance. They, equally, strategically introduce ideas (or lies) into this grand experiment to really see how far away people can live from the true reality.

One would not expect to simply identify the truth from lies, yet occasionally, the elites slip up. Even so, immense difficulty remains in attempting to trace the activity of the elites. I have, however, stumbled upon a major flaw.

Proceeding countless hours of compiling numerous, hidden, sources of evidence, I am left with several conclusions. As it so seems, elephants are not what we perceive them to be. Why not, in light of this profound discovery, explore further the secrets elephants don’t tell you about?

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