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This Simple Habit Will Help You Make 2017 Successful and Fulfilling | Inc.com

One of the best ways to get moving in the right direction following the New Years celebrations is to reflect on the previous year.<p>While this is no secret, the odds are good that in combing through your previous shortcomings and successes, your perspective was biased--and that jaded perception …

Happiness

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an empowered …

Is Your Mind Controlling You? How to Get Rid Of Bad Thoughts And Stay Present

Your thoughts are on the front line when it comes to your life. They are the foundation for everything. At the most fundamental level, a positive …

This 30-Day Fitness Challenge Will Make You Feel Like A Badass

Exercise four times per week, feel amazing, become a total boss.<p>View this post on Facebook

9 Apps to Kickstart Your Mental Health Resolutions

While it’s always a good idea to make it a resolution to get fit and eat healthy in the New Year, we’re also making it a priority to get our brains in shape by trying to live more mindfully in 2017. That’s why we decided to set ourselves up for success (because let’s be honest — sticking to a New …

Inside Carrie Fisher's Revolutionary Openness About Her Mental Illness: 'She Changed the World'

For countless people suffering from various forms of mental illness, Carrie Fisher played a more important role than Princess Leia.<p>Fisher, who died …

Mental Health

Practicing mindfulness does a lot more than simply calm you down

“Remember then: there is only one time that is important—Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.”<p>This quote is from Leo Tolstoy’s <i>What Men Live By, and Other Tales</i>, and it serves as a fitting prompt for us all to direct our attention to what is actually …

Mindfulness

11 Brutal Truths About Emotions That You Really Need to Hear | Inc.com

Since it was first introduced decades ago, the concept of emotional intelligence has been heralded by many as the secret, intangible key to success. But as this concept has increased in popularity, it's also become widely misunderstood.<p>Emotional intelligence (EI) is a person's ability to identify …

Emotional Intelligence

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The most successful executives and entrepreneurs likely didn't get where they are by lucky accident. Typically, achieving great things involves hard work and perseverance, as well as a supportive network of friends and family. But another ingredient typically goes into the mix: discipline. Take it …

Notepads

The 3-day detox that’ll jump-start your mind and body

Kelsey Patel knows your pain—literally.<p>Like many, she cycled through a range of jobs that were so demanding (at one point, she worked at the US …

Wellness

9 Knitting Projects to Tackle This Winter

The winter holidays often bring some vacation time and the desire to curl up by a fireplace with hot chocolate. You might as well do something …

Knitting

The 11 best science fiction and fantasy novels of 2016

Fill your bookshelves, fill your mind<p>We’re living in a world that looks increasingly like science fiction, so I find myself looking to the genre not for predictions of what the future holds but for some guidance for dealing with this strange and changing world. 2016 was a difficult year, but a …

Mindfulness Workouts Are The New Way To Work Your Body And Brain

<i>This article originally appeared in the December 2016 issue of SELF.</i><p>Here are some of the things to love about sweat-drenched, heart-pumping fitness …

Mindfulness

How to Be Happier in 2017: 9 Science-Backed Habits That Will Leverage the Power of Positive Psychology | Inc.com

What are your resolutions for 2017? Lose weight? Finally start that business you've been talking about? Travel more, or finally get organized?<p>Meet Mike Erwin, one of the most mindfully optimistic people I know. He's a soldier and combat veteran who came back home to study positive psychology at the …

Happiness

This Is How To Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Powerful Tips Backed By Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

Stop Doing These 4 Things If You Want to Be More Productive

We all desire to be more productive. Yet as much as we strive to tackle our work with swiftness and efficiency, we often face a number of obstacles …

Time Management

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Health

14 habits of exceptionally likeable people

Napoleon Hill is the grandfather of self-help authors, inspiring the likes of Oracle founder Larry Ellison, media mogul Oprah Winfrey, and …

Five Self Help Books That Changed My Life

I've never been much for self-help books.<p>As a general rule, I don't read a lot of non-fiction. And for a long time I think I was a bit of a snob where self-help books were concerned, thinking they were somehow low brow.<p>I was wrong. In the past few months, I've had occasion to read a couple of …

7 Ways To Lose Weight Massively

7 Ways To Lose Weight Massively<p><b>Watch What You Eat</b><p>While we’re all for standing more throughout the day, when it comes to eating, it’s best to grab a …

Letting Go of Anxiety (Video)

Life starts to slow down when the feelings of anxiety begin to creep up, and if you're faced with an important interview or a meeting, then "going in" anxious comes with the anticipation of a detrimental result. Meditation provides a fast and effective relief from emotions that are getting into the …

5 Habits of the Most Likable People

Likability brings along some undeniable advantages. Here's how to increase yours.<p>While still children on the playground, we begin learning one of life's most beneficial skills: the ability to play well with others.<p>That trait continues to reap benefits through adulthood. For example, when you make …

If you’ve always wanted to try meditation, use this guide to get started

Hugh Jackman, Katy Perry, Oprah Winfrey, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan and many other big names swear by it.<p>We’re talking meditation — a practice that’s usually done daily and involves sitting quietly for 20 to 30 minutes to calm and observe the mind.<p>But for what purpose?<p>“To intentionally cultivate …

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4 Different Women Describe Their Ongoing Struggles with Social Anxiety | Women's Health

"Since becoming a mother, my anxiety in social situations has grown exponentially."<p>"I have learned to build friendships one by one, carefully choosing those who have strengths that I do not. If I go on a group outing and I only talk to one or two other parents, I consider it a success. I almost …

Shyness: 4 Methods to Work With Social Anxiety

When I was a child, they called me shy. It was a sweet little word for something viewed as either cute or shameful by well-meaning yet ignorant adults. Teachers often goaded me into reading aloud in class. Family members repeated idiotic phrases such as "What's the matter cat got your tongue," or …

This Is The Difference Between People With Social Anxiety And Without

"Look like you're busy! Be normal!!"<p><i>To learn more about depression and anxiety, check out the resources at the National Institute of Mental Health here and here.</i><p>* 13 Graphs That Will Speak To You If You Suffer From Anxiety<p>* Here's What No One Tells You About Having Both Depression And Anxiety<p>* 25 …

How I've learned to date with social anxiety

LONDON — It’s 8:35 p.m. on a Thursday and I’m sitting across the table from a human male. What’s more: this handsome, well-mannered and interesting …

Koko Is A Social Network To Help People With Stress And Anxiety Through Peer Support

When you're feeling stressed or anxious, usually the worst place to go is social media.<p>Whether it's seeing a friend's <i>amazing</i> honeymoon photos or …