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Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion will almost definitely improve — at least more than they would if you simply accepted the status quo of being a slacker.<p>Date a lot of people and …

3 Difficult Habits That Get Easier the More You Practice Them

You know you should really do these things.<p>How many "positive habits" articles do you need to read before you start taking action?<p>Here's the thing about forming positive habits: It is difficult. The things we know we should do, we don't--and the reason we don't is because they are challenging. They …

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

<i>This column is by Raad Ahmed, Founder & CEO at lawtrades</i><p>Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have …

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Women Need Mindfulness Even More than Men Do

How many women do you know who proudly claim to be better than men at multitasking? Even the media seems to want to “prove” that women are better multitaskers. For example, when a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania found that there are more neural connections between the left …

4 Ways to Calm Yourself When You’re Anxious

How to locate the “off” switch to your jitters.<p>The human brain is good at creating anxiety. The good news is that it's possible to undo your anxiety …

How To Make Yourself Work When You Don't Want To

Procrastination affects everyone. It sneaks up on most people when they’re tired or bored, but for some, procrastination can be a full-fledged addiction. They avoid all day the work that is right in front of them, only to go home and toil late into the night, frantically trying to finish what they …

Procrastination