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Why Taking Time Off Is Good for Your Brain | Inc.com

It's Sunday evening but instead of relaxing with your family, you're sitting in front of your home computer. There are just a few emails you have to send out before the week starts, a couple of projects you want to complete in the quiet before the phone calls and urgent emails begin arriving the …

Productivity

How To Break The Wheel Of Monotony | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>School</b><b>: Art project to history project. Maths test to geography test. Period 1 bell to period 4 bell. Tennis lesson to piano lesson.</b><p><b>College</b><b>: Biology</b> …

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

Most of us claim we want to be happy—to have meaningful lives, enjoy ourselves, experience fulfillment, and share love and friendship with other …

Self-help

6 Questions Your Future Self Would Ask You Right Now

I used to cry myself to sleep every night. I walked around the cold city of Chicago feeling lifeless, numb and bored with life. I would obsess over my day, and feel tremendous guilt and anxiety tied to my eating disorders, drug addictions, poor choices in men, and misery about staying in a job I …

Positive Thinking

Recognizing Happiness

Define happiness:<br>Will you be happy when you are successful?<br>Or are you successful because you are happy?<p><b>Happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting</b> …

Stop Assuming the Worst: Your Thoughts Shape Your Reality

<b>“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.” ~Buddha</b><p>My morning bicycle ride had been uneventful until I spotted a small …

Self-help

How to Live Life to the Fullest (28 Plans) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Life is made to be explored and it’s content, be reached to the utmost. Limits are no limits when you don’t recognize them. With a burning-desire to …

Profit

10 Life Lessons You Should Unlearn

<i>By Martha Beck</i><p>In the past 10 years, I've realized that our culture is rife with ideas that actually inhibit joy. Here are some of the things I'm most grateful to have <i>un</i>learned:<p><b>1. Problems are bad.</b> You spent your school years solving arbitrary problems imposed by boring authority figures. You …

10 Little Habits that Steal Your Happiness

You ultimately become what you repeatedly do. If your habits aren’t helping you, they’re hurting you. Here are a few examples of the latter that will …

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 …

Outsourcing

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 …

Happiness

5 Steps to Contentment Now | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Can you change the fact that you’ll turn 50 in two months? Can you change the fact that vacation is over and you have to go back to work on Monday? …

How Stress Breaks Down Your Mind and Body (and How to Fight Back)

Stress is something I’ve been intimately acquainted with since I was a teenager. I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself to perform to a high …

Centers for Disease Control

The Thinking Habit That Changed My Life

I remember one evening, when my life was pretty different and I was overweight and deeply in debt and a smoker and had such a hard time changing …

Positive Thinking

How to Make Mindfulness a Habit With Only a Tiny Commitment

When you sit back and reminisce about your life, it’s almost a given that the most enjoyable and memorable moments are the ones in which you were …

Do You Live as If You are Never Going to Die?

It is said that life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.

6 Simple Mindfulness Practices To Reframe Your Perspective

Get familiar with the Holstee Manifesto and join the fast track to a better understanding–and appreciation–of your work, your life, and the world around you.<p>This is your life.<p>Do what you love and do it often.<p>If you don’t like something, change it.<p>If you don’t like your job, quit.<p>If you don’t have …

Mindfulness

10 Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years

<b>“If only…”</b> These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.<p>Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to …

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> …

Happiness

What you need to give up if you want to be happy

So how to clear the slate? Here are 10 things you'll need to give up in exchange for your happiness.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Give up caring about what other people think of</b> …

Stop Lying To Yourself: How To Change That Voice In Your Head

<i>Oh, dear... the things we say to ourselves that a) aren’t true and b) keep us in a rut of our own making.</i><p>By Leigh Newman<p><b>1. "Asking people is too embarrassing."</b><p>This little lie is also known as "I can do it all by myself," which is really "I have to do it all by myself," which is really "I don’t have …

Delight, Discover, Dare: The Alphabet of Happiness -- 'D'

Happiness comes in many forms. The more we reflect on happiness, the more we will notice it in day-to-day life. The more focusing on happiness becomes a daily habit, the faster we train our neural pathways to make happiness our default setting. Sound good? Here are three ways to increase your …

Happiness