Resilience Zone

3,091 Added | 6 Magazines | 5 Likes | 492 Followers | @resiliencezone | Kevin Simpson - Clinical Psychologist 

How forest bathing can profoundly improve your health and well-being

1/6<p>Green Forest<p>Dive into the practice of forest bathing. Doing so does not clean your body, per se, but rather refreshes the spirit and benefits your …

Trends

Can This Four-Minute Brain Hack Turn You Into An Optimist?

This exercise helps reroute brain activity from the so-called “aversion network” toward a cognitive system that’s better at making calm, rational decisions.<p>Everyone has that friend who’s so cheerful it’s almost annoying. But while some people just happen to be more positive than others, optimism …

The Brain

6 Morning Routines That Are Hard to Adopt But Will Pay Off For Life

To start your day right, you've got to get into some good habits.<p>The early birds will inherit the earth.<p>At least that’s what a 2009 University of …

Time Management

Is walking actually good exercise? Five health experts weigh in

We humans need to exercise in order to stay healthy. Exercise protects against disease and early death, and keeps us mobile and able to perform daily tasks.<p>Walking is an easy, free, and enjoyable form of exercise. But is a nice stroll enough to confer the life-saving benefits we know come from …

Health

Why natural scenery improves your mood and makes you more productive

You’ll experience less stress and more motivation when you’re surrounded by plants, water and other natural elements.<p>We tend to think about productivity as a product of a person’s inner motivation and work ethic; some people are naturally harder workers than others, and should be rewarded for their …

Self-improvement

Finding lovingkindness on a busy city street

Lovingkindness in Buddhism is considered to be part of a constellation of four worthy attitudes called the <i>Brahma viharas</i>. Besides lovingkindness, the …

Earbuds

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience

I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet.<p>Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed …

Immune System

How to Reach Your Goals by Keeping a Journal

Tweet<p>Share<p>Share<p>+1<p>Pin<p>Shares 101<p>A journal can be a powerful tool for achieving your goals. You can even think of journaling as a self-coaching session. …

How I Use My Journal To Create My Future and Achieve My Goals

Of all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.<p>Writing in my …

Productivity

Expressive Writing Can Help You Heal

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak; whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break. — William Shakespeare, Macbeth (Act 4, Scene 3) …

Can’t sleep? Tell yourself it’s not a big deal

Note to publishers: in my view, there’s an unfilled gap in the “wellness” market for a book on how sleep isn’t really that important. In contrast to the message relentlessly promoted by lifestyle gurus these days, this book would argue that four hours a night is probably fine, that caffeine before …

Sleep

Use This Checklist to Accomplish Your Life Goals

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a weekend in L.A. with my friend and business mentor, Melyssa Griffin—a fab entrepreneur and creator of the Pursuit …

Happiness

BBC - Sleep tips, tricks and weird facts from Radio 2

Sleep tips, tricks and weird facts from Radio 2<p>Do you think you're sleep deprived? There's a test you can try at home...<p>Sleep expert Tim Cantopher gives a troubled sleeper some advice<p>Neurophysiologist Dr Nerina Ramlakhan gives us five rules to help us sleep<p>What do your dreams mean? Dreams analyst …

One of America's most beloved authors just told us her 'number one life hack' for lasting relationships

You say one thing, they hear something else. Better yet, you project motivations onto them, drawing out conclusions about their behavior that they can't even understand.<p>Thankfully, "Daring Greatly" author Brené Brown — whose Ted Talk on vulnerability has over 21 million views— has been through …

Relationships

Track Your Time for 30 Days. What You Learn Might Surprise You.

It’s hard to know if we’re really making efficient use of our time. It seems like we’re working hard — and we’re certainly stressed out. But are we spending our time on the right things? That’s the question I set out to solve at the start of this year. I was feeling overwhelmed after spending the …

Time Management

Build Your Resiliency: Quit Catastrophizing | The Art of Manliness

<i>This is the sixth part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and</i> …

Strengthen Resiliency: Avoid Emotional Icebergs | The Art of Manliness

<i>This is the fourth part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I, Part II, and Part III.</i><p>Have you …

Build Resiliency by Taking Control of Your Life | The Art of Manliness

<i>This is the third part in a series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For the previous entries, see Part I and Part II.</i><p>“We lost 13 pilots in …

Learned Helplessness Destroys Resiliency | The Art of Manliness

<i>This is the second part in a new series designed to help you boost your resiliency. For an introduction, see here.</i><p>Starting in 1967, Dr. Martin …

Three Simple Ways to Cultivate Gratitude

Sometimes it can feel difficult to find things that we’re thankful for. Finding time to practice gratitude in smalls ways throughout our day enables …

Mindfulness

7 Ways To Recharge When You're Totally Burnt Out

When you’re in the zone at work and trying to juggle many things at once, it’s easy to experience burnout. You had an ambitious moment and decided to …

Productivity

3 Ways to Get Better at Dealing With Change

Between a stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. …

Mindfulness

Effective Communication Is Something You Learn, Not Something You're Born With

Listening actively and expressing thoughts clearly are hard-earned, high-level skills.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Silver-tongued orators are like world-class magicians. They float onto the stage with enviable swagger. They use choice material, and their compelling …

Public Speaking

3 New Approaches to Worry Better

The human mind is an amazing apparatus.<p>It comes equipped with the ability to imagine, predict, and plan for the future.<p>And although humans have no …

Self-help

7 Secrets to Reading More Books (That Don’t Involve Becoming a Speed Reader)

Conquering your to-read pile doesn’t have to be hard work.<p>Divide and conquer<p>Devoting a small amount of time to reading every day adds up quickly. Set …

Books

Which is better to reduce stress: mindfulness, yoga or gardening?

Few of us are immune to the stressful impacts of our modern Western rat race.<p>No matter our occupation, the social pressures we face to eat well, …

Mindfulness

Doctors Explain How Hiking Actually Changes Our Brains

I'm in!<p>While it may seem obvious that a good hike through a forest or up a mountain can cleanse your mind, body, and soul, science is now discovering …

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

Science Is Getting Closer to Understanding What Goes on Inside The Mind When We Dream

Here's why dreams matter.<p>Dreams are so strange and carry so much significance to us that we often feel the need to tell people about our nocturnal …

The Brain