Marie Canlas

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Stop Working Long Hours: 10 Simple Ways to Maximize Your Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many of us live in a culture, where working long hours has become an expectation. We are made to believe that if we’re not working long enough, then …

Time Management

3 Ways to Un-Busy Yourself: What Saying No Taught Me | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>When we take on projects that don’t feel right, we’re stressed.</i><p><i>When we agree to another coffee date, we run out of time.</i><p><i>When we pack in too many</i> …

Time Management

Can Anybody do Anything? 5 Steps to Find your Calling

<b>‘Talent doesn’t exist,’ I heard someone say. ‘It’s all about the hours. You’ve got to put in those 10,000 hours or 10 years and then you can become a</b> …

Self-improvement

7 Ways Structure Your Day to Maximize Fulfillment and Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

1. Begin your day with a goal in mind. Take time to think about your passion and purpose. <b>Write down your goal</b> for the day. On the line below it, …

Seek Inner Peace And Master The Lesson Of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.”<p>-Gautama Buddha<p>This saying by Gautama Buddha illustrates the true essence of peace. No matter which …

Meditation

The 7 Habits Happy People DON'T Have

Your life is good. Just look at the “world news” section of any news site and you’ll know its true.<p><i>And yet, there is this undercurrent of discontent,</i> …

3 Ways to Become a Better Adult by Acting Like a Kid | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all of our lives.”<p>-Albert Einstein<p>I remember …

Albert Einstein

10 Apps to Improve Your Work Productivity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There are thousands of apps for the iPhone that can really improve your life. One of the biggest areas where an iPhone can make a big difference is …

Apps

Be More Productive by Taking More Active Breaks... Outside | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I have a job where I sit at a desk and type on a computer all day. Luckily, I have a nice window in my office where I’m able to see the beauty of …

Time Management

A Messy Person’s Guide To Being Clean and Organized | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be nice? Never having to look at a pile of messy clothes, stacks of papers, dirty trash, or dozens of emails ever again? It’s definitely …

Don't Be Part of the "No Vacation Nation" | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The US is known for being the “No Vacation Nation”. Not only do we get less vacation time that many other countries, we are more likely <i>not to use the</i> …

Costa Rica

4 Steps to Building Greater Resilience

Over the last seven years or so, I’ve been on a journey to discover what it really means to be ‘me’. This time has included some of the darkest …

Self-help

The Top 7 Mindset Secrets for Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I must admit, when I first sat down to write this article, I wasn’t inspired and had no idea what to write about! As a matter of fact, I stared at …

6 Simple Tips to Be More Mindful in Everyday Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As a psychiatrist and meditation practitioner, I work with many people who have heard of the benefits of meditation, and want to commit to a daily …

Mindfulness

Finding Peace, Self-Love, Freedom and Purpose: The New Celebration of Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever wondered or questioned yourself what is the altruistic meaning of life? The notion of underlining what is really the essence of your …

Happiness

5 Ways to Escape a Rut | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Living in a rut prevents you from fully experiencing life, but breaking out of a daily grind isn’t always easy. If you think you need to shake things …

Motivation

Stop Drowning in Mail: 4- Step System to Manage Mail Overload | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

You can simplify your life and even avoid information pornography, but if you’re like most people, your email inbox is still bursting at the seams, …

Productivity

The Simple Yet Effective Not-So Secret Strategy For Motivation

Are you waiting for a sign?<p>The skies to part and a splendid sunrise to stir you?<p>Receiving an unprompted letter in the mail encouraging you to take …

One Easily Overlooked Habit of Happy People | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“The secret of happiness is to count your blessings while others are adding up their troubles” – William Penn<p>I’m sure you must have come across …

Three Easy Steps To Start Your Creative Process | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The creative process is in our genes – handed down to us by our ancestors who created out of necessity. With their bare hands and rudimentary tools …

3 Ways to Open Up to Opportunity: Exploring the Possibilities | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What if I told you that you don’t necessarily need to know the end goal in order to start?<p><i>I’ll be happy when I lose ten pounds</i><p><i>I’ll be happy when I</i> …