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8 Tips for Dealing With Stress and Overwhelm

There is no doubt you can have a profound effect on your stress and overwhelm levels by simply looking at your situation in a different way. Try these eight tips over eight weeks and see how your mind and your external environment changes for the better.<p>In today's modern world, distractions are …

12 Ways to Revamp Your Self-Worth

If you were given too much, you may overly depend upon other people to fill you up and make you happy and become angry and abandoning when the world doesn't shift on its axis to give you what you want when you want it. When you have never been made to be responsible for sustaining your own …

Self-esteem

13 Ways To Beat Stress In 15 Minutes Or Less

Ever felt like you just can't unwind after a demanding week? That's because stress triggers your body's fight or flight response: your adrenaline starts pumping, your heart beats faster, and your blood pressure rises, explains Ash Nadkarni, M.D., an associate psychiatrist at Brigham & Women's …

Neuroscientists Find 4 Ways to Boost Happiness (Even When You Feel Down)

Failure occurs everyday, in school, jobs, housework, and within families. It is unavoidable, irritating and causes pessimism.<p>While the thought of …

5 Fun Productivity Web Apps to Keep You on Track

When you work more of a traditional kind of job, whether it’s for an hourly wage or with a regular salary, you typically get paid exactly the same no …

7 Ways Mindfulness Can Unlock Your Authentic Self

Mindfulness is key to the self-realization that you came into the world already fully equipped with many gifts to share. Here are seven guiding lights to assist you toward becoming your authentic self.<p><i>It's not about raising the bar by expecting more out of yourself, your family life, or the world</i> …

Mindfulness

5 Simple Tricks to Create a Problem-Free Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

From my childhood days till today, my habit has been of <i>“Complicating things, before simplifying them.”</i> Which means that I hardly prefer to accept …

How The Brains Of Happy, Successful People Are Wired

Greater connectivity in the brain may be linked to greater happiness and life satisfaction.<p>It seems that some people may really have all the luck. According to the "general intelligence g factor" theory, if you're adept at one cognitive function (like working memory), you're likely to be adept in …

How to Stop Food Cravings in 10 Minutes or Less

Photo: Pond5<p>Quick: When that 3 p.m. candy craving hits, what’s the best way to respond?<p>Rather than giving in to temptation, maybe you should try …

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

Two Steps to Control Your Emotions (So They Don't Control You)

These are two steps that will help you pin down what you're really feeling. And it's not just for negative emotions! Knowing how to identify and support positive emotions is a great counterbalance to stress.<p><i>By meQuilibrium</i><p>When a negative emotion hits you, you can feel it in your body, right? A …

Emotional Intelligence

How to Eliminate Procrastination and Upgrade Your Fuel Source

So take yourself off the hook. Let go of your expectations. Decide on some honest, minimum standards -- what truly is enough? Take care of those needs. Then from that place, dare to dream.<p>For most of my adult life, I struggled with chronic procrastination, and I thought it meant that there was …

Insecurity

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Here's the best time to take a coffee break for maximum productivity

But should your boss question your work ethic, tell her you're acting in the interest of your own productivity.<p>That's according to new research, which found that mid-morning breaks are significantly more restorative than mid-afternoon ones.<p>The study, led by Emily Hunter, Ph.D., and Cindy Wu, Ph.D., …

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

8 Causes Of Anxiety & Depression That We Often Overlook

If you’re one of the many Americans seeking relief from depression or anxiety, you’re no doubt aware just how elusive successful treatment can be. In …

A personality test used by major companies screens leaders for these 18 traits

The report, which includes clients' ratings in 18 key areas such as decisiveness and the ability to handle sensitive problems, is based on years of research on the factors that go into effective management. The CPI 260 and the reports that come with the results are used by major companies including …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

11 (More) Universal Truths That Will Change Your Life for the Better

Life is an ever-evolving tapestry of lessons, growth and expansion and when you are truly tuned into the messages along the way, you find your life transforms in ways you never thought possible.<p>photo credit: via photopin (license)<p>Life is an ever-evolving tapestry of lessons, growth and expansion …

5 Ways to Deal With Liars and Cheaters

<i>Image Credit: Flickr</i><p>One of life's dirty truths is that there are unfortunately a lot of liars and cheaters out there. If you try to keep your nose clean, you will undoubtedly encounter someone who's a little crooked. Maybe they're trying to scam others, or maybe they're trying to get ahead by …

How to spot a liar

The supposed "tells"—looking off to the right, body language, nervousness, "microexpressions"—fall apart under scrutiny.<p>Study after study has found …

3 Ways to Spot a Liar

A new study out of Harvard offers tips on spotting a liar. They're not what you see in the movies.<p>It would be nice if every job candidate, negotiating partner, and potential supplier told the truth. But here in the real world, being in business means separating spin from reality.<p>Police shows and …

The 7 Keys To Incredible Life Success

There was a time in my life, the majority of my youth, when I was a slacker whose primary skill was to find new ways to avoid anything worthwhile. I …

Will Power

3 Secrets to Building Your Mental Strength

Most people know how to build physical strength, but there's a lot more confusion over the steps you can take to develop mental strength. While there are lots of exercises that can help you become mentally strong, here are three secrets to building mental muscle:<p>Most people know how to build …

Imaging

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 21 Time Management Tips to Hack Productivity

By Jordan Bates | Jan 27, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to …

When the day goes off the rails, how productive people get back on track

Life doesn’t always go as planned. You have grand aspirations, but whether the culprit is sleep deprivation or general malaise, sometimes you just …

Stop Chasing Inbox Zero, Practice Attention Management Instead

Clearing out everything in your inbox feels great. You get a sense of accomplishment and your to-do list feels a little less burdensome. Except, …

How to Stop Over-Planning (Even If You’re a Perfectionist)

When done well, daily and weekly planning rituals can help you travel gracefully through life in a peaceful, intentional manner. But sometimes, …