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Focus on Your Positive Thoughts and They Will Grow

Unfortunately, there’s a lot of negativity in the world. If we’re not careful, our thoughts can easily become fixated on everything that’s going …

How to Mindfully Make Important Life Decisions

Important life decisions can be challenging to make. They are often complicated, involving many factors, some of them with competing interests. The …

Mindfulness

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

How to Live ON PURPOSE and Maximize Every Freaking Day

Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Today can be as great as you want it to be.<p>Your fate isn't set. You get to decide how much of yourself you're going to put into today.<p>Rather than saying, "Well, we'll see what happens," you must powerfully state, <i>"Today, I'm going to make it happen!"</i><p>When …

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Mindfulness For People Who Think They Can't Meditate

For much of my life, I battled an internal engine that churned a steady stream of negative thoughts. I looked for relief in every way imaginable and …

Meditation

The Most Important Mindfulness Attitude That Will Reduce Your Stress and Make Your Life Easier

We all have stresses and anxieties in life. But a lot of these troubles could be solved by one simple practice. A lot of joy can also be found from …

The Mindfulness Habit That Could Transform Your Workday

Americans are more stressed than ever. It seems that as budgets become tighter, to-do lists become longer and it’s harder to get through the day …

Mindfulness

A 4-Step Regimen for Setting Goals That Always Moves You Forward

When you set lofty goals, even failure produces little wins.<p>4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you read certain self-help literature, you may get the impression that some people don’t have any goals in life. Even worse -- you may be one of those people.<p>In …

Motivation

10 Science-Backed Ways To Be Happier In Life

Happiness is something that everybody wants but is misunderstood by many people. Happiness doesn't come by accident or as a coincidence. It is an intentional state of being that comes about as a result of practice and conscious effort.<p>Thankfully, effort does not always mean hard work! Happiness …

​How to Leave All Your Work Stress At the Office Before Coming Home

​Do this during the day and you’ll enjoy a totally peaceful night<p>Your work stress doesn’t just wreak havoc on your day—it can torpedo others’ lives, too. Baylor University scientists found that your jerk boss can make you so cranky on the job that you take your temper home to your wife, who <i>then</i> …

5 Mindful Attitudes That Will Help You Cope With Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety is a big problem for people in America. According to The Kim Foundation, approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about …

6 Ways Meditation Makes You Happier at Work

<i>By Yoga Journal</i><p>Work stress. We all feel it, whether we're struggling to find 15 minutes for lunch or responding to emails at 10 p.m. But a regular mindfulness and meditation practice can help, says meditation teacher Sharon Salzberg, author of Real Happiness at Work.<p>"Sometimes people are really …

The 7 Best Blogs On Mindfulness

You're reading The 7 Best Blogs On Mindfulness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, …

Morning Habits That Shape Your Whole Day

What you do in the morning contributes greatly to the tone of your day. When we roll out of bed after hitting snooze 15 times and neglect to plan for what's ahead, we throw up a prayer for chaos into the ether — and more than likely, chaos is what we will get.<p>There have been posts written about the …

I spent 15 years confusing money with happiness. Here’s how I learned to stop

For almost 15 years, I worked in the finance industry. The people I worked with had a number of things in common: a taste for Gucci loafers; a predilection for the $39 Lever House breakfast. And we all believed in a kind of holy grail. We referred to it as The Number.<p>Everyone in finance had their …

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Mile Markers: Getting Wet

Sometimes the best way to deal with your fear is to just dive in.<p>I was moved by a story the researcher Brené Brown told in her book <i>Daring Greatly</i>. She described a parenting moment where she was trying to help her daughter deal with anxiety about an upcoming swim meet. Brown describes her daughter’s …

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WoodSnap Prints

As if preserving your favorite memories on a wood canvas isn't already special enough, Woodsnap is upping their Valentine's Day game by offering …

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The Busier You Are, the More You Need Mindfulness

<i>jennifer maravillas for hbr</i><p>The most forward-looking companies are willing to take risks to achieve greatness. Most leaders give lip service to this idea, but few actually do it. We have worked with banks willing to take on toxic assets (again) and hedge funds willing to take a $100 million gamble …

Mindfulness

Why Mindfulness Is Good for Your Brain and Business

Being mindful and in the moment can actually change your brain in a myriad of ways. Clearly, this is something business leaders need to know.<p>There are some things that don't just metaphorically change your brain, but physically change it, too. Mindfulness (along with narcotics) is one of them, but …

Mindfulness

The 1 Belief Healthy People Share

Being healthy isn't just about your behavior. It's about your attitude as well, according to science.<p>We hear a lot about what healthy people do — they exercise, eat right, sleep enough, etc. And what they don't do — smoke or allow stress to rule their lives, for example. But according to science, …

Self-improvement

How to De-Stress In Under 2 Minutes

This technique can help lower your blood pressure and calm you down<p>You’ve probably been told to calm down and “take a deep breath” at some point in your life. Maybe you rolled your eyes at the advice, but science shows that this trick really can help you relax. First, some breathing basics: When …

Scientists Say It Only Takes 66 Days To Change Your Life, If You're Strong Enough

There’s no denying that we are, indeed, creatures of habit.<p>Our minds and bodies are dependent on stimulants, actions and patterns that come to define …

Self-improvement

15 Ways to Become a Better Person

Life is a journey and becoming better every day is the goal.<p>"Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you." --Ralph Waldo Emerson<p>We've all made mistakes throughout our lives that haven't exactly put us in the best light--like bullying someone in school or telling what seemed like a …

Self-help

Love this about attitude being our difference... (It got wet in rain!!) http://t.co/wAlztgTzs1

The Beginner's Guide to Letting Go and Becoming Enlightened Through Non-Attachment

Meditation sweeps corporate America, but it's for their health. Not yours | Oliver Burkeman

Companies from Goldman Sachs to Target are discovering that zen employees are more productive. Get your yoga mats out and take a long, deep breath ...<p>As a fairly regular meditator, I naturally responded with only a slight smile and a deep sense of imperturbable inner peace to the latest crop of …

A 10-Minute Meditation to Help You Solve Conflicts at Work

There are few things at work as stressful as feeling that you can’t communicate with someone who has an impact on how well you do your job and on the quality of your experience at work. How many times have you thought carefully about something you want to communicate to your boss, a colleague, or …

A 30-Second Ritual To Start Every Day Off Right

All of us all want to be happy. And despite the way our culture commonly approaches this conversation, happiness is actually a relatively simple …

History's great thinkers tell you how to get happy

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's almost like clockwork: Just when things in our lives are going well, a problem at work or school or with a loved one will crop up to bring us down.<p>Even if "getting happy" is something we actively pursue as a goal, it can be a struggle to find happiness and hold onto it. Those unhappy …

Happiness

7 Things Mindful People Do Differently