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5 Tricks To Motivate Yourself And Get Stuff Done

As I write this, I’m bleary from a delicious brunch and the afternoon sun warming up my office. There’s nothing I’d like more than to take a long, luxurious nap. But alas, there’s work to be done.<p>Can you relate?<p>We micropreneurs often have no one besides ourselves to hold us accountable. After all, …

How To Use Essential Oils: What To Diffuse For Every Mood

<i>We know Hope Gillerman of H. Gillerman Organics has all the deets on essential oils. We're addicted to our essential oil diffusers, running them at</i> …

Alternative Medicine

How To Use Psychology To Bargain Successfully

Getting the upper hand while negotiating the terms and conditions of a transaction is tough when you’re not the one calling any of the shots. But …

7 Qualities of People with High Emotional Intelligence

“If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t …

Democracy v Psychology: why people keep electing idiots

The 2015 election campaigns are under way, and it’s clear that doing or saying unintelligent things is no barrier to political success. Unfortunately, there are several psychological mechanisms that lead to apparent idiots being elected into powerful positions.<p>Politicians. Their reputation is very …

Psychology

Uniting Psychology and Spirituality: Awareness Is Freedom

Psychology and spirituality are often seen as opposite, even antagonistic, ventures. The scientists who conduct psychological research raise their eyebrows skeptically when the topic of spirituality is raised: It all seems so fuzzy and subjective. On the other hand, spiritual practitioners are …

Spirituality

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

Happiness

16 Science-Backed Ways to Be Instantly Happier

Good mood? Coming right up!<p><b>1. Eat a clementine.</b> The scent of this fruit is one of the most positive and arousing things you can smell, according to a study conducted in the journal <i>Chemical Senses.</i><p><b>2. Light a vanilla-scented candle.</b> In the same <i>Chemical Senses</i> study, participants ranked the smell of …

Happiness

Mood Boosting Happy Foods

In so many ways, we are what we eat—and the "what we eat" in that sentence can also help us in terms of boosting our moods.<p>Jenna Hollenstein, C.D.N., is a certified nutrition ambassador for Just Salad—a New York City-based restaurant that offers healthy, customized salads, wraps, smoothies, and …

These are the times during life when people are happiest

Some people say that we are happiest as children, free of adult pressures and responsibilities. In reality, most Americans over 60 are in better emotional health than those under 60. So really, most old men aren't all that grumpy:<p>Keep in mind most of the research cited below is from correlational …

Happiness

Four Habits of People Who Are Truly Happy

In this busy, self-involved world, a simple “thank you” has the ability to stop us dead in our tracks. Whether we’ve helped a co-worker with a project or simply held the door for a stranger, being thanked for a good deed makes us stand up with attention. Why? Because we perceive that simple acts of …

Happiness

This Personality Trait Leads To Wealth And Happiness; Do You Have It?

Dear Business Owner,<p>The last time we talked, I know I was pretty hard on you, telling you the 7 Reasons You Won’t Ever Be Successful.<p>But I want to make it up to you. And I think I can.<p>Let’s leave the past behind us. No hard feelings, okay? Let’s focus on the future. On what you <i>can</i> do to be …

7 Steve Jobs quotes that can change your life

He came, he saw, he conquered...and he left behind some words to live by:<p><b>1. "I'm convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance."</b><p>Everyone says they go the extra mile. Almost no one actually does. Most people who do go there …

Self-improvement

Happiness Is an Action

It takes courage and focus to turn your face to the sun. Getting happy is an action and an act of revolution.<p><i>It takes practice to stay inspired.</i> Real life is an opponent that won't quit. We are barraged with facts and influences that attack our confidence. Peace of mind is not an opiate. It's an …

Stereotypes

Relationship Advice: How To Be Happy

PopSugar

How to Cultivate Happiness Even When It Is Hard

It is easy to choose happiness when we are sitting on the peaks of our lives. But what about when we are lost in the valleys? On those days when we find it hard to put one foot in front of the other, we are tested to go deep.<p>It is then that we realize that searching for happiness outside of …

Happiness

The One Word Key to Happiness

We all want to be happy. That’s obvious. But how much would people pay for a moment of happiness?<p>Researchers did a survey — and the answer was about …

Happiness

10 Amazing Secrets of Happy and Successful Leaders | Inc.com

We talk about happiness as if it were a thing to be discovered and acquired.<p>But happiness can never be found externally. It is not a possession to be acquired or a set of conditions, but a state of mind.<p>The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything, but they have learned to make …

Happiness

10 Stress-Relief Strategies When You Have Five Minutes or Less

I was inspired to write this blog post when my friend sent me an article from KevinMD.com called "Confessions of a Burnt-Out Physician." Having experienced burnout myself, I'm keenly aware of the toll burnout takes on people who are trying to do good work in the world.<p>Her story has stayed with me …

Happiness

Career Burnout? How to Relight Your Candle

Career burnout: It's a problem anyone can face, but perhaps especially those in jobs requiring intense concentration and long hours.<p>That well describes America's health care providers. So, not surprisingly, the problem of burnout was a topic that came up often at the recent Conference on Medicine …

Mindfulness

How to Overcome Burnout and Stay Motivated

Even if you love your job, it’s common to feel burnt out from time to time. Perhaps you just wrapped up a big project and are having trouble mustering motivation for the next one. It could be that your home life is taking up more of your energy than usual. Or maybe you’re just bored. What’s the …

Productivity

Top Morning Rituals For A Successful Business Day

The start of your morning sets the tone for the next 24 hours. As a businesswoman running several different companies at the same time, I’ve learned that mornings are a valuable opportunity to get things done before the work day officially begins. Maximize your abilities with these five morning …

Entrepreneurship

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Distraction at Work | Inc.com

Sometimes the office can be the most distracting place. Often times the people and objects that are present to help us can be the biggest distractions of them all. From co-workers and clients to office politics and your buzzing smartphone, it's easy to see why we often have a difficult time …

Time Management

7 Habits of Happy Employees | Inc.com

Staying happy in the working world can be challenging, especially if you feel that your job is unfulfilling or more stressful than it's worth. But your attitude can determine your destiny; a bad attitude can make a great job seem terrible, while a positive mentality can turn even a bad day into a …

Happiness

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.