Jessica McClain

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7 Quotes that Will Stop You from Holding On When You Should Let Go

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go – whether it’s guilt, anger, love or loss. Change is never easy – you fight to hold on and you fight …

Anger

Simple ways to improve your mood, according to psychologists

Jason Kempin / Staff / Getty Images<p>It's the little things.<p>Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits.<p>Whether it's taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you're grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there's plenty of …

Happiness

How to Be Happier than Anyone You Know

Only recently has the field of positive psychology emerged, and it has had a hard time getting a handle on happiness. Few really reliable facts have …

The Happiness Dilemma And How To Avoid It: 3 Simple Steps to Love Your Life

The view from the peak is more enjoyable when you've enjoyed each step of the climb.<p>Ambitious individuals often fall victim to their desire for self-growth. By constantly preparing for the future or analyzing the past, successful people restrict themselves from being fully immersed in the present …

Happiness

How to Be More Self-Motivated | The Art of Manliness

After I graduated from law school, Kate and I decided to move to Vermont for an indefinite stretch of time. The trip was spontaneous and done just …

Self-improvement

Think You Can’t? Improve Your Life By One Percent

Get overwhelmed much? Have an occasional meltdown? Mmmm, me too. Are you trapped in that state of feeling stuck and getting frustrated because you’re …

12 Top Positive Psychology Courses You Can Take Online

Andresr/Shutterstock.com<p>Boost your happiness IQ from the comfort of your own computer.<p>What brings a sense of purpose to our lives? Why is gratitude …

Self-improvement

One Surprisingly Simple Rule that Will Change Your Life

You won’t see this as a news headline, but you should:SOCIETY IS SICK WITH THE DISEASE OF BUSYNESS!Being overbooked has somehow become a badge of …

Nursing

10 Totally Bogus Stresses You Need to Let Go Of

Let's face it: this is a stressful world! And while I can't advice you to stop opening your monthly bills or driving to work so you can avoid traffic (though believe me, I wish I could tell you to do just that!), I can say that many of our daily stresses are actually incredibly simple, incredibly …

Happiness

Happiness Survey: 5 Things We Really Want

<b>"If you want to be happy, be." -- Leo Tolstoy</b><p>Having spent more than a half-century pursuing my own happiness, I decided to conduct a Happiness Survey to learn what other people truly desired in life, too.<p>For several years, I queried hundreds of individuals on the topic of happiness. What began as a …

Happiness

10 Ways to Make (and Keep) Friendships as an Adult

When it comes to relationships, romance often grabs the spotlight. A simple glance in the self-help aisle of any bookstore reveals a thousand ways to …

Mental Health

10 Daily Habits That Will Radically Improve Your Life

Platitudes won’t help you. I know, I’ve tried to implement them all. They’re frustrating.<p>Go for it! Live for today! Stay motivated!<p>No kidding.<p>I’m …

Self-improvement

Back to School: How to Set Your Kids Up for a Happy, Successful Semester

Parents: can you remember that "back to school" feeling?<p>New notebooks and school clothes -- or well-loved hand-me-downs from older siblings. New teachers. New classes. Tingles of excitement (and nervousness) in your tummy.<p>While your child isn't an exact replica of you, it's likely that he or she is …

Parenting

What would you pay to be happy?

The source of our happiness is closer than ever to being located, measured and commodified. Alex Renton meets the ‘psychoeconomists’ and asks, have they created a monster?<p>The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in …

Happiness

6 Common reasons people procrastinate and how to deal with them

Most people are capable of achieving greater things but fail to do so. Why? Some of the external factors cannot be controlled. However, most of the …

Procrastination

The Daily Motivator - Get it out of the way

Saturday, May 2, 2015<p>Get it out of the way<p>At the beginning of each day, think of something you must do, that you really don’t want to do. Then, with …

Motivation

The Morning Routine Experts Recommend for Peak Productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Time Management

6 Simple Ways to be Happier Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are numerous ways that we can help ourselves to be happier every day. In fact, there are so many ways that a looking at too comprehensive a …

Happiness

4 daily habits that will make you happier

I'm not one who believes you can be happy all the time, but I have learned you can be happy much of the time.<p>And that's not something that depends on how your day is going or how others treat you — it depends on what you do on a regular basis.<p>I remember being unhappy most days, at one point in my …

Happiness

7 Mini-Habits That Will Change Your Life Immediately

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What are some good 'mini-habits' to practice doing each day?" People posted dozens of answers and this one by Quora contributor Rizwan Aseem was far-and-away the most popular. You can contribute your own answers to this and other</i> …

Productivity

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

Productivity

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
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6 Obstacles Keeping You From Pursuing Your Passion (and How to Overcome Them)

You have something to say — a story to tell, emotions to stir, imaginations to captivate. But there are obstacles that stand in the way of your …

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

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 …