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Break Bad Habits with a Simple Checklist

When we’re starting out on a new goal, we’re full of energy and enthusiasm. We eagerly make changes and take steps in our new direction in the first few weeks. But as time goes on, the newness wears off. Our energy drains, and we lose sight of our goal. Ultimately, we slide back into the status quo.<p>…

The secret to living a meaningful life

Your ambitions to improve your life do not need to be confined by your personality.<p>Brian Little, one of the world’s leading experts on personality psychology, is renowned as a public speaker. If you watch his recent TED talk on personality, as millions of others have, you will see an engaging and …

TED Talks

How to activate your brain's ability to learn

A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.<p>In music, you have scales. In Jiu Jitsu, it’s drilling. Most of us just call it practice. Whatever you label it, many believe that greatness, heck even mere competency, requires training a skill well past proficiency. It's continuing …

The Brain

A Morning Routine to Set You Up for a Kick-Ass, Super-Productive Day

What’s the first thing you reach for the instant your eyes open in the morning? I bet it’s your smartphone. And within 105 seconds, you’ve check your …

You’re sleeping all wrong. Learn how to fix it and save yourself from dangerous health risks

Sleep is the one part of life we might hope could remain blissfully free from trends. So when Gwyneth Paltrow wrote recently that she practises …

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

5 Expert-Approved Ways to Fall Asleep Faster

And sleep deeper, while you're at it.<p>It's no secret that this new age of phones-as-extra-appendages, millennial ambition (read: the 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. hustle), and the resulting anxiety from both is taking a toll on our sleep. Ariana Huffington has made "the sleep deprivation crisis" her cause for …

Sleep

15 Profound Zen Sayings That Will Make You Question Everything About Life

<b>“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it</b> …

52 Ways You Can Be Kinder to Yourself | Inc.com

If you are stressed, anxious, and feeling fearful these days, the best way to cope, psychologists say, is to be kinder to yourself.<p>The problem is, most of us concentrate on being kind to others but all too often we forget to be kind to ourselves.<p>Life's tough enough, stressful enough, hard enough, …

Self-help

5 Ways to Kick the Habits That Sap Your Mental Strength

No matter what goals you've set for yourself, you'll struggle to reach them if your brain is working against you. The way you think affects how you …

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

10 Reasons Why Intelligent People Never Achieve Success

A few decades ago, most people believed that there was a simple formula to success; the higher your IQ, the more successful you were. This turned out …

How to Finally Stop Focusing on the Negative

For many of us, it’s second nature to focus on the negative. We tend to dwell on criticisms (while brushing off compliments), and brace ourselves for …

This Is What It Actually Means To Get A ‘Good Night’s Sleep’

More people are tracking their sleep -- but interpreting the data can be tricky.<p>A good night’s sleep is about way more than just clocking seven to nine hours in bed each night. And now, experts in sleep medicine and other health care fields have issued new metrics that spell out exactly what …

A Guided Meditation to Heal Depression

When depression takes a hold of you, life seems to have no meaning. There seems to be nothing to feel joyful and excited about. And no matter how …

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

After an election that was glaringly short on tolerance and compassion, it’s clear we need a new kind of public conversation, where we learn to reach …

These Apps Were Built to Treat Depression — And They May Actually Work

Plenty of smartphone apps claim to improve mental health. But with few actual studies floating around, it's hard to tell if any of them actually …

Mental Health

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life | Inc.com

In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 wise quotes fill you with newfound encouragement and …

Don’t set goals for yourself—instead, create systems that make it easy for you to succeed

A lot of my friends are spending the month of January “going dry” or giving up sugar or training for marathons. I can relate. As a Type-A, goal-oriented masochist, I tend to make deeply ambitious New Year’s resolutions each year. Witness Exhibit A: My resolutions from 2016. I’m embarrassed to say …

New York City

How dropping acid saved my life

When writer Ayelet Waldman fell into depression she started microdosing with LSD. She tells Rachel Cooke about her extraordinary experiment with acid<p>Some time ago – for reasons that will become apparent I am not allowed to say when, exactly – the American writer Ayelet Waldman scored some LSD. She …

Mind

A sleep doctor says 4 types of animals represent how people sleep — and these are the ideal daily routines for each

When it comes to health and productivity, it's not just about what you do — eating right, exercising, and working hard — it's also about <i>when</i> you do it.<p>Chronobiology is the study of internal clocks, how they differ among people, and how you can adjust your daily schedule to suit your unique …

Want to Break a Bad Habit? Science Says Do These 4 Things | Inc.com

It's 3 p.m., and you're knee-deep in an afternoon energy slump.<p>You head towards the office kitchen to grab a glass of water where you're encountered by a box of treats that seems to be calling your name. "Just one," you swear. But that's the third time you've given in to your sweet tooth this …

This is How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure

When Pablo Picasso was an old man, he was sitting in a cafe, scribbling on a napkin.<p>He didn’t know it, but a woman sitting near him was looking on in …

Pablo Picasso

How To Train Your Brain To Go Positive Instead Of Negative

Our brain is not designed to create happiness, as much as we wish it were so. Our brain evolved to promote survival. It saves the happy chemicals (dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) for opportunities to meet a survival need, and only releases them in short spurts which are quickly metabolized. This …

Happiness

The 10 Commandments For Better Sleep

Many of us wear our sleep deprivation as a badge of honor. <i>I’m so busy and popular and important that I barely have time to sleep.</i> All too often, …

The Life-Changing Magic Of Bullet Journaling

It really works<p>I’m a skeptic about many things, and this definitely includes any methods or products that promise to be “life-changing” or “magical.” It’s not that I don’t want to believe that my life can be changed by a particularly thorough reorganization of my sock drawer, or that magic plays …

Productivity

How to Chant and Meditate Better. As we move towards the end of...

How to Chant and Meditate Better.<br>As we move towards the end of the year we should be thinking how to do better in 2017. Endings are a natural time to …

Why Knowing Your “Why” Is Your Greatest Tool for Success

Wow, this is hard! Did I really sign up for this? I am about to throw in the towel! Are these the questions keeping you up at night as you push …

Motivation

3 Mantras to Guide Your Personal Personal Growth Day-by-Day

Personal growth is the result of accumulating knowledge over years. It rarely strikes like lightning.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you offered me a chance to go back in time and change the path that led me to where I'm at today, I would politely decline. While far …