J. Kam

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How to Stop Overthinking Everything and Find Peace of Mind

We all overthink aspects of our lives. Whether it's decisions, regrets, self-worth, or general worries about the future, we're so often stuck inside …

Self-improvement

10 Quotes That Will Get You Through Any Difficult Time

P.S. You’re not going to die. Here’s the white-hot truth: if you go bankrupt, you’ll still be okay. If you lose the gig, the lover, the house, you’ll …

5 Sneaky Things Narcissists Do To Take Advantage Of You

By Shahida Arabi,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/XDPPnP<p>In popular culture, the term “narcissistic” is thrown about quite loosely, usually referring …

6 Signs You're A Truly Genuine Person

We can all agree that being fake is a negative thing -- no one wants to feel like they're being played by someone who is just acting, nor does anyone want to be known as someone who doesn’t live true to themselves. But what makes a person <i>truly</i> genuine?<p>Millennials in particular, who have matured in …

3 Ways to Keep Moving Through Hell | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many times, when we start to chase after our goals and desires, we inevitably face challenges in the form of rejection and failure. For example, in …

5 Ways to Reclaim Your Inner Spark

<b>"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." --</b> Albert Schweitzer<p>We all have a spark inside us.<p>This inner spark can give us much.<p>An ability …

10 Healing Mantras for a Heavy Heart

It can happen all of a sudden without warning, a devastating diagnosis, a loved one passing on, or a critical life altering change forced upon you, all leaving you in catastrophic shock as you do your best to maintain control and try to move forward without fear.<p>Recently I hit a rough patch in my …

5 Things Much More Important than Being Right

I really don't like to be wrong. How about you?<p>Are you someone who wants -- even needs -- to be right most of the time? All of the time? Do you like to have the last word in a disagreement? Do you get frustrated when others don't agree with your opinions? I do, much more often than I'd like. And it …

Positive Thinking

Positive Thinking Isn't A Substitute For Positive Action

Positive thinking is a valuable tool that can help you overcome obstacles, deal with pain, and reach new goals. The benefits of looking on the bright have been clearly documented. Research studies have discovered that optimistic people tend to enjoy increased marital satisfaction, better physical …

7 Life-Changing Habits That Will Bring You Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to be successful? If you do, then this will be the right article for you. Do you know that success starts from your habits?<p>It is what you do …

Self-improvement

15 Common Qualities Of People Who Don’t Realize They’re Unhappy With Themselves

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1pSlBnN<p><b>1.</b> They keep going back to the things that hurt them and the people who don’t want them. …

A One-Minute Meditation To Silence Your Mind & Calm Your Energy

The world as we know is in dire need of a higher vibration in its collective consciousness. During a recent morning meditation session, the intuitive …

Want More Joy in Life? Prioritize Things You Enjoy Doing

<b>“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell</b><p>Because I …

Happiness

Let Yourself Be Instead of Pushing to Get Things Done

<b>“When you try to control everything, you enjoy nothing. Sometimes you just need to relax, breathe, let go and live in the moment.” ~Unknown</b><p>Recently I …

Becoming More Positive When Negativity Feels Instinctive

<b>“Dwelling on the negative simply contributes to its power.” ~Shirley MacLaine</b><p>If you have ever felt the depths of depression, you know it’s not the …

Mental Health

10 Toxic Relationships Mentally Strong People Avoid

<i>All failed relationships hurt, but letting go of a toxic relationship is actually a gain, not a loss.</i><p>As youngsters we learn about sex education in …

12 Things You Need to Remind Yourself of When You Wake Up

<b>Today can be great, but only if you make it so.</b> – Why do we often feel so powerless? Because we convince ourselves that we are. We wait for things to …

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

<i>When you stop chasing the wrong things you give<br>the right things a chance to catch you.</i><p>As Maria Robinson once said, “Nobody can go back and start a …

12 Comedian Quotes to Help You Laugh Through Relationship Hiccups

Happy relationships require laughter.<p>Without steady giggles, you're just two people swapping spit and growing old. Old and sad.<p>Instead of practicing …

Singles Awareness Day: 20 Anti-Valentine’s Day Quotes For Singles

Valentine’s Day is known worldwide as a time to celebrate love, relationships and all those predictable romantic comedies. But it can often be a day …

9 Pickup Lines Inspired By Your Favorite '90s Cartoons

Catchphrases were as important to '90s cartoons as their closet, filled with multiples of the same outfit.<p>But what to do when they no longer needed …

6 Reasons You Can’t Find A Nice Date (For Men And Women)

By Andy Cyca,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/J4zFfw<p>If you regularly browse Thought Catalog, you may have read Emmi Jacqueline’s post: 6 possible …

Suggested Mourning Timelines For 3 Different Kinds Of Breakups

Breakups suck whether you’re the dumper or the dumpee No matter which end of the fray you’re on, there follows a mourning period a delicate time in which you probably lash out at friends, obsess over details of the way things ended, and make ill-advised decisions about ice cream for dinner and …

7 Dating Mistakes To Avoid This Spring

1. Momentum Fueled Breakups.<p>March is one of the times of year with the highest amount of breakups. This has been commonly referred to as “spring …

9 Foolproof Flirting Tips For The Socially Awkward

The definitive guide to approaching your crush in every situation, for every level of courage.<p><b>Brave:</b> Buy them a drink. You can do this by going up to them and saying, "Can I buy you a drink?" or you can do that thing on TV where you tell the server you're paying for their next one. Then they'll …

5 Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Relationship

<b>1. BODY INSECURITIES</b><p>You know you have this problem if...<p>You cringe and cover up when your partner sees you naked.Compliments make you nervous and defensive.Thinking about his positive attributes makes you wonder what he's doing with you.<p><b>Why is it a problem?</b><p>When we are ashamed of our bodies, we …

12 Weird Things Women Do When They're Alone

Sex and the City coined it our "secret single behavior," but women have been doing strange things since take-out and sweatpants were invented.<p><b>1. Somersault off the couch to go the bathroom.</b> Weird, I know, but it's fun and it gets me there faster. No other human has ever seen me do this but hey, I …

Weird

How To Bounce Back From Rejection

By Jena Pincott<p><i>It only takes a minute to start your rebound.</i><p><b>If you have a minute…focus on the right face.</b><p>We all know the best thing to do when we're down: Talk, laugh (or bawl) it out with the person we love most. But until that happens, just looking at a photo of this person can activate natural …

51 Things That Are Definitely Better Than Going Out On Friday Night

AKA your Friday night schedule.<p>1. Eating an entire medium-sized pizza in bed.<p>2. Eating an order of warm cheesy bread in bed.<p>3. Eating a delicious piece of gooey chocolate cake in bed.<p>4. Telling the pizza delivery man that the medium-sized pizza, cheesy bread, and chocolate cake are <i>definitely</i> not …