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The Science of Self-Control: Can You Increase Your Willpower? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Does any of this sounds familiar:<p>You want to become an early riser, but once your alarm clock goes off, you hit the snooze button, and go back to …

The Art Of Self-Love | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We spend many years learning and practicing the art of self-hate. Hating our bodies, our thoughts and our feelings, we walk through life under a …

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

Emotional Intelligence

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> …

How To Always Be Yourself | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”<br>― Oscar Wilde<p>The real you is the person you are when nobody is watching. But when other people enter …

3 Steps to Stop Being a Perfectionist | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Sometimes, life gives you exactly what you want. Sometimes, things turn out exactly the way you imagined. When that happens, everything is right with …

Moral Licensing: How Being Good Can Make You Bad | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

We are quick to beat ourselves up for our apparent lack of willpower. However, the reason why we struggle so much with self-control is often not some …

Will Power

The Ultimate Secret to Fast Learning | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to pick up a new skill?<p>Don’t we all. And we also want it to happen fast, so fast.<p>And preferably without any effort as well.<p>Well, I do have one …

10 Great Lessons You Can Learn From Successful People About Failure

<i>I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. – Michael Jordan</i><p>So, you have this fantastic idea and you are …

5 Radically Simple Ideas to Instantly Change Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is simple.<p>It is.<p>If you want something, go get it.<p>If you don’t like something, stop whatever it is you’re doing and change course.<p>Each of us are …

Social Media

One Big Thing That Will Save You From Regret | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When you are in the final minute of this crazy game of life, right before the buzzer goes off what will flash through your mind?<p>Your life might seem …

3 Ways Your Comfort Zone Is Restricting Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Expanding your comfort zone is great because of this…because of that…<p>Personally, I’m more of a consequence thinker. So when people explain a bunch of …

Outsourcing

5 Ways to Stop Laziness In Its Tracks | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Is procrastination eating into your valuable study time? Does it stop you from making the change to a healthier lifestyle or affecting your …

5 Little Known Ways to Instantly Put Yourself In a Great Mood | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The internet is awash with great tips on how to improve your life, your mood and everything in between. The thing is – we already know most of this …

5 Things You Need To Stop Comparing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you currently indulging in this very ironic activity where you constantly think of other people and their lives instead of your own?<p>That sounds …

How to Keep Going When Self-Doubt Creeps in: 3 Rules | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Having been a self-doubt sufferer for many years, it’s easy to imagine my life always being the same, doing the same old things and getting the same …

Self-confidence

The 5 Most Common Pitfalls To Success | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

How many times have you already dreamed about big time change?<p>For example, have you ever wanted to eat better? Be more positive ? Increase your …

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 …

How To Coach Yourself Through Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life coaches are somewhat of a controversial issue, with supporters crediting every aspect of their success to their coach, and doubters often being …

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 …

Self-help

5 Simple Steps To Immediate Happiness | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Everything you do in life, everything you try to achieve, all the actions you take, all the dreams you pursue… you do, because you think it will make …

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 …

Reframe Your Thoughts - Change Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Studies show that people who can change their situation gain less from changing their mindset than those who have no control over their situation.<p>If …

Time I

How to stop procrastinating instantly - 3 easy techniques

The following 3 techniques are <i>extremely</i> powerful and work instantly. I’ve been developing and refining them over the years – they are based on solid …

Procrastination

7 Proven Tips To Help You Achieve Your Biggest Goals In 2014 | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

With the new year’s right around the corner, many of us start to ambitiously muster up a new list of goals. One study of people trying to quit …

How To Always Take Action: Ditch The All Or Nothing Mindset

All or nothing.<p>Go big or go home.<p>There is something appealing about these ideas; going all out for something. It’s inspiring because deep down, we …

Outsourcing

40 Things To Say Before You Die

Before you’re sprawled on your deathbed, there are some things you really have to say. They’re not complicated. They’re not poetry.<p>They’re just short sentences with big meaning.<p>I hope they get you talking.<p><b>40</b> <b><br>“I wonder.”</b><p>Give yourself time to think so the time you spend doing things will be better …