Jessica Barber

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The Best Way to Start The Day

Graduation season is over but I keep thinking about what Naval Admiral William H. McRaven—who'd been a Navy SEAL for 36 years—told the graduates of the University of Texas at Austin: "If you want to change the world, start off by making your bed."<p>Here's why he said that was the #1 lesson he'd …

3 Simple Strategies for Clearing Your Mind | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

After coming home from a long day at work, your mind tends to be overloaded. Tasks at work, chores at home, and goals you’ve been neglecting are …

7 Powerful Truths That Can Improve Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Pleasure can be supported by an illusion; but happiness rests upon truth.”<br>– Sébastien-Roch Nicolas De Chamfort<p>How you live is determined by your …

5 Thoughts For Those Struggling With Depression (Or Life) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

There is an old quote attributed to the writer Henry James where he tells his nephew Willie, “There are three important things in human life. The …

How to be Less Sensitive and More Positive

Have you ever found yourself freaking out because someone else told you about something that made you fuming mad and yet in the end, it was not such …

7 Things To Ask Yourself To Truly Wake Up In Life

Far too often our minds get clogged up by the stress of life. Add in the words and thoughts from other people and you’ve a recipe for disaster in …

Positivity Vs Negativity: It's A Question Of Focus | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Well, not for everyone. Some people seem to have it coded into their DNA. The kind of person that has their house burn down, but the cookie jar …

Are You Self-Esteemed? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever thought about your worthiness and capabilities? Do you have any opinions of yourself which are making you less motivated for finishing …

How To Take Care of Yourself When You're Depressed | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

So much of depression can be linked back to forgetting to take proper care of ourselves. And the more depressed we feel, the less energy we have for …

stage an intervention

So many days, I live on autopilot.<p>I go through the motions of each day as if the routine has been ingrained deep in the grooves of my brain: I have …

Outsourcing

Life's Short: 5 Quick Ways to Slow Your Time Down | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Over at the Matt Cutts blog the other morning searching for SEO tips to help me take over the world, I found an article that was quite different yet …

How to Improve Your Posture in Just 5 Minutes

Think of some of the most confident, successful people you know.<p>Do you ever recount seeing them slouching or maintaining bad posture even …

When to Stay Silent and When to Speak | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Last week, when your boss asked you for your view on a matter, you said you had none. But inside you were brimming with opinions. Now he’s decided to …

5 Practical Steps to Attract Prosperity

Prosperity is not all about hard physical efforts and long working hours. There are many people out there who despite working 10-20 hours a day, are …

9 Things That are Extremely Useless For Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We all want to lead better lives. We all want to be happy too!<p>Yet, this is life. We’ve so many problems and responsibilities that it can be hard to …

8 Steps to Transform Negativity into Positive Results | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Think of the last time you embarked on a big project or maybe the thought of turning your wildest dream into a reality, were your thoughts about it …

How to Improve Your Social Skills in 2 Months

<b>Got this email from a reader yesterday, maybe you can relate:</b><p>“The things that are most difficult for me are: interacting with people/meeting new …

Make a "Super Resolution" to Get Your Mind Fit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we plan our New Year’s Resolutions, we often create goals like exercising more, quitting smoking, or eating healthier. Yet, research shows only …

10 Ways Low Self-Confidence Shackles You

I know you.<p>You have dreams for your life.<p>You want to be amazing. You want to achieve something great. You want to wake up happy and enthusiastic …

Why And How You Should Practice Mental Fitness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The importance of physical fitness is all over the media, and there is a good reason for that fuss. When you keep your body healthy, you will prevent …

Business Administration

The Secret to Creativity | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>Editor’s Note: This post (by the original Editor in Chief, Jon Wesley) is being republished in the wake of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman – my</i> …

Creativity

The 5 Best Ways To Relax And How They Will Change Your Life

There’s no doubt that we live in a society where we’re always plugged in, stress levels are high and finding time for ourselves is like pulling …

What If You Were Happy? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Imagine it.<p>Doing what makes you come alive.<p>Being madly in love.<p>Chasing that dream that you’ve always longed for.<p>Can you feel it? The joy? The …

8 Vicious Lies Negative People Tell You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I’ve personally dealt with a lot of negative people since the birth of my blog. But alas, the folly was mine and I have no one to blame. I believed …

10 Great Tips To Make Your Life Easier And More Enjoyable

There are numerous benefits in simplifying your life. You will have more time to spend with friends and family, there will be less stress in your …

How Curiosity Diminishes Monotony

Creative people such as writers, musicians, directors, and designers like to talk about “the muse.” This entity hearkens back to Greek mythology to …

When Your Memory Sucks: 6 Easy Ways to Compensate | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When lost car keys, missed appointments, and forgotten passwords are every day occurrences, it gets frustrating! If your memory isn’t as good as it …

How to be Passive in a Relationship and be Miserable

You and your partner were never soul mates.<p>You were understanding but never submissive. You were kind enough to understand when your partner …

Self-help

7 Ways to Clear Your Mind of Negative Thoughts

Negative thinking can be a habit of mind. Thoughts sink in and linger there until you take action to get rid of them.<p>When you first start thinking …

How To Believe In Yourself When Everything Is Against You | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When I look back at all the things i’ve ever achieved in my life. I’ve realised that while the process towards getting there was straight forward, …