Zafar Abbas

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10 ways to turn stress into a positive

<b>We asked Carl Vernon, best-selling author of The Less – Stress Lifestyle and Anxiety Rebalance, to share his advice.</b><p>We tend to think of stress as all …

Five Tips for When You Just Have Too Much To Do

Too much to do, not enough time. This is a perpetual problem for a lot of people, but it seems to be especially pronounced during the holidays. With …

Time Management

7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Be More Productive in 2017

Now that 2016 is (finally) coming to an end, we want to make sure you start the new year on the right note. All of those ideas, projects, and new …

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

5 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

There's enough advice on <i>happiness</i> floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What makes one person happy might make another miserable.<p>In the face of so much contradictory, and often subjective, advice, what are you supposed to do if you …

Happiness

3 Proven Rituals That Will Make You Motivated

You know what you’re supposed to be doing… but you’ve come down with a really bad case of “<i>I-don’t-feel-like-it.</i>” You just don’t have any motivation. …

Motivation

I'm Depressed, But Is That Actually a Problem?

Maybe my depression isn't the problem. Maybe it's a collective symptom of being a black person in Australia.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia/New Zealand</i><p>It's 8:30 AM, my alarm has gone off for the fifth time and I can't get out of bed. It's 11:30 AM and I get an email saying I've …

This Devilishly Difficult Online Game Is Scientifically Shown to Improve Brain Function

Never heard of a dual n-back game? Here's why you should give it a try.<p>Brain-improving games have mostly been debunked. But there's still one that may be worth a try.<p>Can playing an online game make your brain work better? Earlier this year, the maker of the Lumosity app, which widely advertised …

10 daily habits that are sabotaging your productivity and success

When you allow bad habits to take over, they dramatically impede your path to success. The challenge is bad habits are insidious, creeping up on you slowly until you don't even notice the damage they're causing.<p><i>"Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken." —</i> …

Time Management

Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.<p>One of the ways I've found some relief in life is through a morning meditation practice. I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened, …

5 Smart Habits Successful People Use to Avoid Procrastinating

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

7 Bad Habits That Will Severely Jeopardize Your Career in Business

Most employees find it easy to recognize leadership, or lack of it, in others. Yet they often are oblivious to the same traits in themselves. It's time to take a hard look in the mirror.<p>Are you a career-minded business professional waiting impatiently for that appointment to a leadership position, …

This online class wants to help you stop procrastinating and become more productive at work

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Klash/FlickrEveryone wants to be more productive. In talks with friends, one of the most common personal frustrations I hear is …

University of California

The Happiest People Don't Let Their Minds Wander, According to a Harvard Study

There is an old saying: “Happiness is a state of mind.” As it turns out, it's true.<p><i>How does one overcome depression and anxiety? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mellissa O'Brien, mindfulness</b> …

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Health

10 Ways to Stay Inspired for Life

Inspiration is the antidote for the grind of building a business and the foundation of a healthy work-life balance.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Entrepreneurs are a unique group of people. Many attributes set them apart from others -- their deep levels of desire, …

Motivation

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

The 7 Best Motivational Books of 2016

While 2016 was a difficult year politically, it was a great year for motivational books.<p>During this month and next, I'm revealing my picks for the best business books of the year, first by category and finally (on December 16) the very best of the best.<p>This post contains the top seven books of the …

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7 Lessons to Remember When Life Seems to Suck

<b>“I'm grateful for past betrayals, heartaches, and challenges… I thought they were breaking me; but they were sculpting me.” ~Steve Maraboli</b><p>I winced …

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 …

Books

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

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

Motivation

The 8 Morning Secrets of Successful People (Infographic)

Want to start your day like Richard Branson?<p><i>Rise and shine.</i> Don’t hit that snooze button!<p>How you wake up can often dictate how the rest of your day will go. That’s why it’s important to approach every day with a strong and optimistic routine.<p>How do you think the most successful people in the world …

Success

10 Habits you need to give up to increase your productivity

Share40<p>Tweet<p>Share275<p>+18<p>Shares 323<p>Would you like to be successful? But what are you willing to do in order to reach your goal? Success is not …

Motivation

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

20 Tough Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

We all struggle. We all suffer on the inside. Every day…We worry.<br>We procrastinate. <br>We feel overwhelmed.<br>We feel angry.<br>We feel lonely. <br>We don’t feel …

Loneliness

15 Habits That Are Costing You Happiness

<b>1. Comparing yourself to others.</b><p>Comparison has been called the thief of joy and for good reason -- every minute you spend wishing you were someone else is a minute of your own life wasted. Comparing yourself to others also misses the whole point of your life -- to be you, a once-in-humankind blend …