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How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

8 Ways To Get People To Like You Immediately

Since it only takes seconds for someone to decide if they like you, and research shows that first impressions are very difficult to change, the pressure that comes with meeting new people is justifiably intense.<p>Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, …

How to Feel Better About Not Being as Good as You “Should” Be

Here’s the bitter truth: we will never be as good as we think we should be.None of us will.There will inevitably be times when we slip up and fail to …

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Want to Be More Focused and Happier? Use Your Brain Like This

How to go from "overwhelmed" to "accomplished."<p>Have you ever been in the middle of working on something <i>really</i> important--like a report your boss wants "yesterday" or a presentation you have to give at the next staff meeting--only to have your mind drift away...right in the middle of it?<p>Perhaps you …

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

Love and honesty: what we hide and why we lie

Why sometimes people aren’t honest with us and sometimes we’re not honest with ourselves.<p>If you prefer to listen here’s the podcast version of this …

13 Ways I Help Myself Feel Happier Than Anyone Else I Know

"Are you always so happy?" a half-asleep coworker asked me one morning as I was laughing in the break room with another colleague.<p>Um, how should I …

What Happened When I Got Rid Of Everything In My House That Doesn’t Spark Joy

Do socks really “spark joy?” This writer went through (nearly) every item in her house with some surprising results.<p>I hate clutter. Growing up, my favorite book (and the only one I kept from my childhood) was <i>The Boxcar Children</i>, a story of four orphans who live in an abandoned train car with few …

What I wish I'd known when I was single | How to enjoy being single

This morning, on the Overground, I sat next to a girl talking to a friend on her phone.<p>“I just feel like I’m going to be single forever,” she said. …

7 Things to Remember When You Feel Cheated On

Sometimes we feel cheated on by others.Sometimes we feel cheated on by our circumstances.Sometimes we feel cheated on by life itself.In any case, we …

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How to enhance your self-confidence

Job interview? Sales pitch? Big date? How you see the situation can affect how it goes.<p>Psychologists know that when you change how you perceive a challenging situation, how you present it to yourself, your performance can improve.<p>No need to feed yourself pep talk or lie to yourself, says Jessyca …

The Goldilocks Rule: How to Stay Motivated in Life and Business

This story originally appeared on JamesClear.com<p>It was 1955 and Disneyland had just opened in Anaheim, California when a ten-year-old boy walked in and asked for a job. Labor laws were loose back then and the boy managed to land a position selling guidebooks to visitors for $0.50 a piece.<p>Within a …

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7 Stumbling Blocks on the Road to Higher Consciousness

• Bio<br>• Twitter<br>• Latest Posts<p>Sylvia Giltner<p>Sylvia Giltner is a freelance writer and blogger who works for Resumes Centre. She is interested in …

16 Quotes that Show Us Life from a Different Perspective

Let me share three quick stories and some perspective-shifting life lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced …

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Getting the most joy out of life: A self-reflection practice

<i>If you prefer to listen, here’s the podcast version of this post on</i> <i>iTunes</i> <i>and</i> <i>Soundcloud</i><p>Hi friends, this is a self-examination practice with ways that …

STEP #7 ON THE JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS ~ STOP WORRYING

<b>BEING A WORRIER</b><p>Worrying and over-thinking are two of the biggest bugbears I have had to deal with in the pursuit of finding happiness again. All of …

The Golden Age of Teaching Yourself Anything

Who can resist the romanticism of self-taught achievers? They didn't need school. They didn't need "the system." They needed only their passion and …

7 Exquisite Ways You Can Enhance Your Brain Power

Read more on my blog!<p>www.joeyt.net/blog<p>No matter who you are or what you do, there are so many different ways that you can enhance your brain power …

This Couple Decided to Visit a Strip Club Together and It Changed Their Relationship

Adventures in non-monogamy.<p>A few weeks ago, Diana—not my girlfriend's real name—mentioned that a friend had just quit a high-profile gig at a high-profile restaurant to embark on a new career.<p>"She's dancing at Saint Venus Theater now," Diana informed me.<p>"Oh, nice," I said. "Is that on- or …

Don't Do What I Do: How Getting Out Of Sync Can Help Relationships

"Whatever! Just leave me alone!"<p>Tammy stomps her feet up the stairs to the bedroom. A few moments later she slams the door, leaving for work. Jack is exasperated, angry and hurt. He wanted to rush outside and demand that Tammy treat him with respect. He imagined giving her the silent treatment …

Could We One Day Heal The Mind By Taking Control Of Our Dreams?

About 50 per cent of us will at some point in our lives experience “waking up” and being conscious while still in a dream – possibly, we may even be …

The bleak truth about how we spend our time

Paradoxically, time-use studies in recent decades find increased boredom in leisure activities, a finding akin to the ubiquitous complaint of "busyness" in an era of unprecedented technologically driven productivity and automation.<p>Productivity-enhancing technologies don't make us any less busy …

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Don't Just Sit There

We all seek out meditation in order to relieve pain of one kind or another. If we weren’t at least vaguely dissatisfied, we wouldn’t try it.<p>Many of …

Five Ways To Maintain Happiness

Successful people “think” success all the time. That is why their goals are firmly lodged in their subconscious. The subconscious is brilliant at …

Happiness

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

<b>Disclaimer</b><p>Dear Reader, if you have come across here from a different blog post, then it means the blog that you are looking for is no longer …

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