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How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

Happiness

How To Think Through Stress and Not Obsess

Have you ever found yourself obsessing over something negative that's happened to you, and getting more and more upset, but feeling unable to let it …

How to live life without major regrets: 8 lessons from older Americans

People in their 70s, 80s and beyond revealed their biggest regrets in life to give perspective to the younger generation.<p>No regrets, you swear to yourself as you move through life. But the daily grind and the end of another year may make you wonder: Am I making the most of my time on Earth?<p>Your …

Mindfulness matters: 4 ways to be more present in your life - TODAY.com

You may be hearing the word “mindfulness” a lot lately and wondering what it's about. Mindfulness simply means being grounded and present in your day-to-day. Instead of worrying about what’s going to happen or what’s already happened, you’re rooted in what’s actually happening.<p>Most people think …

4 Strategies You Can Use Immediately (Not Tomorrow) to Beat Procrastination and Finish Your Tasks | Inc.com

You're more at risk than ever before of being sucked into a procrastination trap. We are living in a world where there is an unprecedented amount of distraction (8 million adults in the US have been diagnosed with ADHD), and unlimited opportunities for multitasking, which has been scientifically …

Procrastination

9 Phrases Smart People Never Use in Conversation

<i>Emotionally intelligent people know certain phrases are off limits in casual conversation because people can take them the wrong way. In this</i> …

24 Things You Need To Do To Heal Your Life From Anxiety

This curated post is authored by Brianna Wiest, Founder, SoulThe post 24 Things You Need To Do To Heal Your Life From Anxiety appeared first on …

Startups (India)

7 secrets that will make you build good habits

Building good habits can be hard. Real hard. Nearly half of dieters give up within a week.<p>Forty percent of dieters quit within one week and more than …

The Overthinker's Guide to Getting Sh*t Done

Don’t overthink. Do.<p>Balancing thought and action will always be a challenge for many people.<p>When you spend too much time picturing what a project is …

This 17-Second Rule Will Make You More Productive (and Happy) | Inc.com

Everyone experiences stretches of life, whether a few days or many years, when the down moments are more frequent than the good. These periods of time can rob you of your passion, energy, and ultimately your vision. Most people find it easier to hold on to a bad mood rather than to shift their …

Happiness

How to Stop Avoiding Things That Overwhelm You | Inc.com

This week alone I worked with three clients who were avoiding something important: a phone call to an angry client, a difficult discussion with an employee, and a deep-dive into financial reports. This is what mental health professionals refer to as avoidance coping and can lead to extreme stress, …

Self-help

5 Lies Mentally Tough People Don't Waste Energy On | Inc.com

Many obstacles will present themselves that will challenge your mental strength and ultimately, your ability to be a high-performing entrepreneur. It's tempting to search for external tactics as a solution, but becoming mentally tough requires you to go inward.<p>Failing to address your internal …

Self-help

30 Behaviors That Will Make You Unstoppable | Inc.com

A lot of people are good at what they do. Some are even elite. A <i>select few</i> are completely unstoppable.<p>Those who are unstoppable are in their own world. They don't compete with anyone but themselves. You never know what they will do -- only that you will be forced to respond. Even though they don't …

Motivation

Be Free From All Emotional Blocks and Fears | Inc.com

You live in a box you've carefully constructed to protect yourself.<p>So have I.<p>We all have.<p>Literally, you have designed every detail of your life to protect yourself from the fears and internal conflicts you aren't willing to face.<p>In his book, <i>The Untethered Soul</i><i>,</i> Michael Singer gives the analogy of a …

Self-help

2 Quotes That Will Reshape Your Approach To Life | Inc.com

In the movie, Gattaca, a young man, Vincent, is born with every disadvantage imaginable. It simply isn't his "fate" to have the life he wants.<p>But he doesn't accept that fate. Instead, he does everything, even risks his very life, to have the life he most deeply desires.<p>One scene in the movie is …

Self-improvement

Ever Feel Down and Depressed? How to Deal With Wanting to Give Up | Inc.com

You've heard of Imposter Syndrome, right? That all-too-common psychological response causing you to feel inadequate and believe you lack the skills to succeed. Women are no stranger to this feeling, but men aren't immune either. For evidence, look no further than Harvard Business School, a mecca …

Self-improvement

Six Toxic Beliefs That Will Ruin Your Career

These ideas can place a huge blockade between you and your career ambitions.<p>There is nothing wrong with making a mistake. It's what you say to yourself after you mess up that matters. Your self-talk (the thoughts you have about your feelings) can either magnify the negativity or help you turn that …

Emotional Intelligence

5 Ways to Stop Resenting Other People's Achievements (So You Can Stay Focused on Your Own Path to Success) | Inc.com

Everyone experiences jealousy at one time or another. Left unchecked, however, jealousy can turn into resentment and bitterness. And those emotions can be downright destructive.<p>In my therapy office, I've witnessed how destructive resentment can be. People who feel as though they don't measure up …

Self-help

7 Things You Have to Stop Believing to Live a Successful Life On Your Own Terms

Since the mind drives the body, it’s the way we think that ultimately makes the dreams we dream possible or impossible. Our reality is almost …

Mind

5 Actionable Steps to Overcome Negative Thinking | Inc.com

Do you remember playing with building blocks as a kid? It was fun to place one upon the other until, ultimately, they all came crashing to the ground, leading to fits of laughter. Cycles of negative thinking can result in a similar crashing-down effect on your life and business, only it's no …

Self-help

5 better ways to compare yourself to others

Comparing your work or abilities to someone else’s can be an unproductive and self-destructive activity. <i>Yet we compare ourselves all the time.</i><p>In my …

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth | Inc.com

When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made on a day-to-day basis. Success, …

Self-improvement

Our Power Lies In How We Choose to Respond to Our Pain

<b>“The strongest hearts have the most scars.” ~Unknown</b><p>Maybe it’s true, that the strongest hearts have the most scars.<p>And maybe the pain and the …

Positive Thinking

Understanding Your Gaps: Why Some People Succeed and Others Don't | Inc.com

Do you ever wonder why some people succeed and others don't? We've all seen deserving people who never quite got things off the ground, and others who made it look easy. It doesn't always seem to make sense.<p>Over the past three decades of coaching top leaders and entrepreneurs all over the world, I …

Leadership

9 Skills You Should Learn That Pay Dividends Forever | Inc.com

The further along you are in your career, the easier it is to fall back on the assumption that you've made it and have all the skills you need to succeed. The tendency is to focus all your energy on getting the job done, assuming that the rest will take care of itself. Big mistake.<p>New research from …

Self-improvement

13 Things That Will Make You Much Happier | Inc.com

It's no secret that we're obsessed with happiness. After all, the "pursuit of happiness" is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive?<p>Psychologists at the University of California have discovered some fascinating things about …

Happiness

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life | Inc.com

If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes of others and spare yourself some of the grief.<p>Here are 12 important career lessons that …

Self-improvement

The 10 Hottest Productivity Tools of 2017 | Inc.com

Tools--hardware, software, apps, etc.--come and go. That's the nature of progress. But what never goes away is knowledge. Once you know a way to be more efficient and effective--a new approach, a new mindset, a new strategy or technique--that tool is yours forever.<p>And so is your ability to get more …

Time Management

How to Live with Purpose if You Don’t Have a Clue

How I stay focused every day<p>“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” — Fyodor …

Motivation