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3 Ways to Declutter Your Mind So You Can Focus on the Things That Matter Most | Inc.com

Researchers estimate you have about 60,000 thoughts each day. And many of those thoughts involve thinking the same things over and over again.<p><i>I never have enough time. I have nothing to wear. I look stupid. My house isn't clean enough. My life would be better if I had more money.</i><p>Rehashing the same …

Self-help

When You’re Fixated on Your Weight

Your internal dialogue might sound something like this:<p><i>Wow, I need to lose weight. ASAP.</i><p><i>I’m disgusting.</i><p><i>I hate my flabby arms.</i><p><i>My face is fat.</i><p><i>I can’t</i> …

How to Stop the War in Your Head and Find Peace

<b>“A mind at peace does not engender wars.” ~Sophocles</b><p>There’s a classic Buddhist story about two monks who come upon a woman at the edge of a river. …

War

How to Find That Something That Feels Missing

<b>“The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it.” ~</b><b>Marianne …

Grateful for Dirty Laundry

Rarely is someone happy about doing the dishes, having to work late or doing the laundry, but we can take a moment to consider the blessing in these …

Happiness

Consciousness and the World

We are all used to thinking of ourselves as a single entity that enjoys a certain continuity from birth to death, if not beyond. We confidently say, …

This Uncommon Practice Will Support You in Tough Times

Uncommonly Healthy<p>Most of us know that showing kindness and compassion for others is good for our health. Fewer of us are aware that practicing …

You're probably spending too much time in your own head — here's how to stop

I know something about you without knowing you. I bet you spend A LOT of time in your head.<p>You know, thinking, worrying, stressing, freaking out — call it whatever you want. I call it a preoccupied mind. And with what?<p>99% of your thoughts are useless. William James put it best:<p>"A great many people …

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Loneliness is a stealthy bastard. It can settle in on your soul without you even noticing, until the texture of the words appear on your tongue one day: “I’m lonely.” It’s a …

Mental Health

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Traffic upsets you. People upset you. Your job upsets you… Wrong, wrong and wrong.<p>Actually, none of those things upset you. Your beliefs about them …

The Festering Process: How I Deal With Anger

In my experience, there are usually three ways in which people deal with anger. The first group go from zero to sixty very quickly, let everything …

Willpower: How to Strengthen and Conserve Your Willpower | The Art of Manliness

In the first post in this series, we discussed the nature of willpower, noting that is a real mental energy.<p>In the second post, we explored the way …

Changing These 4 Beliefs Will Make You Surprisingly Happy

<b>***</b><b>Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it</b> …

How to Read Minds

<i>You don’t use your mind to read the minds of others. You read minds by reading your heart and gut.</i><p>To fully hear and understand someone, you need to …

Death: The Greatest Teacher

Buddhist teacher Judy Lief explains why our awareness of death is the secret of life.The post Death: The Greatest Teacher appeared first on Lion's …

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10 Ways to Let Go of the Hustle and Surrender to the Flow

<b>“You can't control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go a little and just let life happen.”</b> …

Learn to manage your attention and managing time will take care of itself

Opportunities for distraction have never been so plentiful. We have a dozen social networks that are so woven into the fabric of our daily lives that using them is as habitual as brushing our teeth and millions of websites ranging from mild entertainment to intellectual porn (articles like this, …

The letter this 27-year-old woman wrote before she died will move you to tears

And it'll help you to put things in perspective.<p>As a young person, it's entirely natural to feel invincible. Like you'll live forever. The concept of death - even being an old person - feels so alien that you rarely consider it . Your own mortality gets brushed to one side, almost as though it …

The real secret to quitting bad habits

Got any serious bad habits? The extra-strength ones with the FDA warning. The kind you really beat yourself up about — but still engage in all the …

9 small habits that can help you get more done

Do you want to manage your time better in the new year? Small habits can make a big difference. Try a few of these very doable strategies to make 2018 your most productive year yet.

How To Practise Self-Care In 2018 For A Happier You

'To bloom, we need to nurture and nourish ourselves.'<p>Traditional New Year’s resolutions can often focus on physical health and fitness, but January …

10 Ways To Be Nicer To Yourself

Because you deserve it.<p>This goes out to anyone who is too hard on themselves.<p>Being a human being is a difficult job. You're going to make mistakes along the way. However, that doesn't mean you should constantly berate yourself rather than praise yourself.<p>Below are some tangible ways to start …

4 Steps to find what makes us Come Alive.

I walked out to the parking lot and mechanically hit the “unlock” button to my car.<p>Two times, for good measure. I opened the door and climbed into my …

Positive Thinking

Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

<b>(CNN) —</b> Odds are, you are trying to break a bad habit or institute a good one right now. As a species, we are impressively committed to self-improvement, and most of us believe that habits are an effective means to that end.<p>Habits -- actions performed with little conscious thought and often …

17 Things You Should Probably Give Up This Year

The first week of January is often about adding things to our list. "This year, I'm going to do this every day, or execute a hundred of those..." …

Technology, the smartphone and the battle for our soul: Tom Hallman

One of the great mistakes people make, he said, is thinking that being online and on your phone constantly is a wonderful enhancement, an addition to …

Some simple ways to have a healthier mind this year

We now spend almost eight hours a day consuming media. That's eight hours every day scrolling through Instagram, WhatsApping our excuses to cancel on plans and reading terrifying news reports of potential nuclear war.<p>It's a stressful time to be alive. Which might be why people are more interested …

Mental Health

How to Crush the Crypto Market, Quit Your Job, Move to Paradise and Do Whatever You Want the Rest of Your Life

Do you like making money at the push of a button?<p>How about working from home in your underwear? Do you hate corporate meetings worse than the plague? …

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