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8 Songs That Will Put You To Sleep Faster Than An Ambien

1.”Gymnopedie No. 1″ by Erik Satie<p>It’s important to start your bedtime playlist with a song by an old dead white guy. I first heard this particular …

7 Things Morning People Do Differently

Inside each of us, is a genetically-determined clock. You can’t wind it, and you can’t hear it tick, but you most likely notice its effects every day.<p>For most of us, those internal clocks, called our circadian rhythms, are naturally set on a cycle that's just slightly longer than 24 hours. About a …

7 Ways to Cleanse Yourself Daily of Negative Energy Absorption (NEA)

Image credit: atic12 / 123RF Stock Photo<p><i>Warning:</i> Negative Energy Absorption* is a serious condition that occurs with every human on a daily basis. It is when a person absorbs, either subconsciously or consciously, unhealthy and negative energy. You could be walking down the street, minding your own …

How to Consistently be a Calm Person Even if The Going Gets Tough | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How to be a calm person<p><i>There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.</i><i><br>– Willia Cather</i><p><i></i>We have all been through times that have been …

8 Tips To Become A Better Listener | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” Stephen Covey.</b><p>If you’ve spent your life talking over …

The 10 Essential Rules for Slowing Down and Enjoying Life More

It’s an irony of our modern lives that while technology is continually invented that saves us time, we use that time to do more and more things, and …

Get Rid of Your But

So, I have this friend... doesn't every confession start out with this line? But truly, I do have a friend that I call a "yeah butter." No matter what is happening in her life, no matter what encouragement I offer, or what information I share with her on how to make positive change, her response is …

5 Simple Steps To Become An Independent Person | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you always waiting for your friends to go to the movies with you?<p>Do you rely on your parents or siblings when there is something that needs to be …

Motivation

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How to boost your confidence

80% of adults would like to feel more confident, according to new research, so we’re here to help with tips on how to boost it.<p>The top five look …

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How to Never Feel Stressed at Work Again

READ THIS NEXT{{displayTitle}}<p>We all know what “stress” feels like. When your boss tells you, “<i>See me in my office,</i>” your body heats up, your heart …

2 Minutes To A Happier You

14 mood-lifting tricks for a quick pick-me-up<p><i>Photo by Ilya Bushuev/Getty Images</i><p>Experts say you won't find true joy in a paycheck or miracle wrinkle-remover. According to happiness researcher Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, of the University of California, Riverside, life circumstances account for only 10% …

4 Ways To Instantly Swap The Boring Out Of Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

It’s Sunday night. For most, that’s unfortunate. It’s time to get serious, right? We’re about to dive head first into the excel sheets, group …

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5 Mind Hacks to Better Manage Your Attitude

Do you know that your brain can be hacked to better serve your purpose?<p>Allow me to share my story.<p>A few months shy of my eighth birthday, I became homeless. I prefer to call it "couch surfing." Only I didn't sleep on couches, but on three strangers' living room floors. I was fortunate. It would've …

Can Stress Be Good?

Below, five situations where moderate amounts of stress can positively affect your life.<p><b>At work: Stress breeds success</b><br>Craving a <i>completely</i> stress-free lifestyle? Then check your ambition at the door. “Work is a gift; it’s a blessing, so get your rear-end out there and do it!” says Kathleen Hall, …

7 Quick Tricks to Boost Your Happiness

In <i>The Secret</i>, Rhonda Byrne said that if there is one take away you have from the book, it is to "feel good now." The mind is a magnet and attracts more of what it is we are thinking about it. If we are focusing on feeling optimistic, we bring more good into our lives (and the same for the reverse). …

This Music Is Designed to Help You Relax and Sleep

The right kind of music can soothe us into a perfect state of relaxation. Add this scientifically-based, hour-long video to your nighttime playlist …

10 Secrets to a Stress-Free Life

Kathleen Hall is one of the nation's noted experts on stress management -- she's consoled Katrina survivors, counseled victims of domestic abuse, and …

Domestic Abuse

Activities To Help You Feel Good About Yourself

In a previous post, I wrote about self-esteem and what you can do to build your self-esteem. In this post, I will discuss different activities that …

10 Steps to Help Beat Procrastination

Procrastination affects everyone to some degree. It can be minor for some, while for others it can cause stress and anxiety. While it is considered …

Stress Relief Step 4: Reduce Anxiety Forever

You're well on your way to a calmer, more optimistic outlook -- but now the challenge will be to maintain the healthy habits you developed during …

Stress Relief Step 1: Identify Your Triggers

We've all got stress -- but far too many of us are content to live with it, push it aside, bottle it up, and, eventually, fall victim to its ugly …

Self-help

Don't Believe Everything You Think

"Don't believe everything you think."<p>I think I learned this genius aphorism on Facebook. Anyway, it's true. I know because I've tested it. My best example is what I think when it's time to get out of bed (after a decent night of seven hours). I find it remarkable that I always THINK I should stay …

5 Ways to Become More Resilient

Comfort can be nice. But these days, it's good to be prepared for the ups and downs we all face or will face eventually.<p>"Comfort is the enemy of achievement." -- Farrah Gray<p>What I have realized is that while we should be grateful for each and every "normal" and "boring" day, we should make some …

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7 Things You Are Doing That Are Definitely Making You Average | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve come to realize lately that there is a fine line between being normal, and being average.<p>Being a normal person is good of course. To me, it …

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

By Carolyn Gregoire | Apr 07, 2014<p>Synopsis<p>"Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling -- that unconscious reasoning that propels us to do …

16 Things You Don’t Owe Anybody (Though It Often Feels Like You Do)

<b>1. An outward appearance that aligns with what other people deem appropriate and ideal.</b> Too often I hear people hesitate to, say, get a tattoo or dye …

This is you on stress

I was late to work. What if I lose my job? How will I find time to grocery shop? My family is going to starve. Could this headache mean I have cancer?<p>Even if your head doesn't spin with these exact worries when it hits the pillow at night, there's probably something similar whirring through your …

5 Simple Tricks To Get Your Focus On Track

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …