Happiness

3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes …

Mindfulness

World-Class Athletes Use This Productivity Trick to Get More Done. Now You Can Too (Rarely Anyone Does)

CREDIT: Getty Images<br>Discover the secret sauce of getting more things done in a day.Want to be more productive during your day or week? Who doesn't. Well, you can do what some of the world's most successful people do -- wake up at that ungodly hour of 4 a.m.If that's not your cup of tea (I couldn't …

Time Management

The Secret to Making Your Weekends Feel Longer

If all you can think about Monday morning is how quickly your weekend flew by, you might want to consider expanding your horizons a bit in the …

Lifestyle

How to take mindfulness on the road, with a walking meditation

So you’re sitting down to meditate, ready to find your Zen with your favorite app, a mindful group, or maybe even with the help of a hammock that’s …

Mindfulness

The Habits of 12 Highly Successful Women

To pursue a high level of success, you must overcome adversity in all its forms. Over the last several decades many women have poured themselves into …

Self-improvement

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

Mindfulness

Willpower doesn't work — here's how to actually change your habits

If you want to make any permanent change in your life, willpower won’t get you there.<p>Whether you want to get healthier, stop using social media so much, improve your relationships, be happier, write a book, or start a business — willpower won’t help you with any of these things.<p>Personal progress …

Self-improvement

One Life-Changing Question You Keep Forgetting to Ask Yourself

As Angel and I watched a rerun of the Academy Awards last night, we both noticed an obvious commonality between many of the speeches the winners on …

Self-improvement

What if getting help for mental illness were as easy as going to the dentist?

I have bipolar and know how hard it is to get treatment. We should invest in routine services to give people the tools they need to fight their own demons<p>Ignorance and a lack of empathy are responsible for most of the world’s ills, but they are at their most insidious when it comes to how we treat …

Mental Health

Changing This One Thing Can Majorly Improve Your Happiness

Do you ever feel like certain people go through their day with a totally different mindset than you do? You might notice it while observing fellow commuters, at work with your BFF, or on a date with your digital crush. As it turns out, people’s behaviors are closely tied to their “default setting” …

Brit + Co

No motivation to exercise? Focus less on intensity, and more on happiness

You join a gym with the intention of improving your fitness and losing weight, only to lose motivation and stop going within a matter of weeks. Sound …

Motivation

4 Ways To Foster Happiness In The Workplace

<i>This second article in the “Ask Dave” series is based on a question posed by Dr. Amy Osmond Cook, CEO of</i> <i>Osmond Marketing</i><i>.</i><p><i>“I recently had an employee quit suddenly. She said that she was happy … until the day she quit. I was surprised and felt bad that I couldn’t tell she had been struggling. How</i> …

Job Satisfaction

How To Stop Feeling Like A Fraud And Start Becoming Confident In Your Own Skin

Break down your self-limiting beliefs by doing more and thinking less.<p>I have a friend who’s beautiful.<p>She’s vivacious, smart, funny, kind, great at what she does and turns heads just walking by, but for some reason, constantly doubts her self-worth and struggles with her self-esteem.<p>For over 5 …

Self-improvement

Learn to Make Four Happiness Pork, a Shanghai Specialty

• Put pork in boiling water. Boil 1 minute. Drain. Rinse in cold water.<br>• Cut pork into 2-inch cubes.<br>• Put pork and 1 cup water in an earthenware or any …

Pork

Most productive people: 6 things they do every day

Ever feel like you’re just not getting enough done?<p><b>Know how many days per week you’re actually productive?</b><p>People work an average of 45 hours a week; …

Time Management

4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

Picture this: You’ve just finished working your busiest time of the year. For all your efforts, you receive a nice paycheck.<p>To reward yourself, you …

Feeling Overextended? Try This Simple Strategy to Reclaim Your Calendar

Happiness expert Neil Pasricha offers a simple tool to help you reclaim control of your calendar when you’re feeling a bit overextended.<p>Every couple …

Stop being positive and just cultivate neutrality for existential cool

You’ve likely been asked how you see the proverbial glass: half full or half empty? Your answer allegedly reflects your attitude about life—if you see it half full, you’re optimistic, and if you see it half empty, you’re pessimistic.<p>Implied in this axiom is the superiority of optimism. Culturally, …

No One Owes You Anything

I recently ran across a letter written by the writer, investment advisor, and politician Harry Browne. It was a letter intended for his nine-year-old …

Self-improvement

Joy-Anna Duggar weds Austin Forsyth: 'I feel so blessed'

Joy-Anna Duggar, 19, and Austin Forsyth, 22, have officially tied the knot!<p>With a friendship of 15 years preceding their courtship and eventual engagement, the two have known each other almost their whole lives. And now, they've vowed to spend the rest of them together, too.<p>"What an absolutely …

Weddings

How Writing can Help us Find our Authentic Voice.

Writing with our authentic voice means that our thoughts and feelings come from the body, not from the mind, which is called “e

Authors

Safaree Wants Iyanla To Fix His Life And She's Responded

Safaree Samuels, the ex-boyfriend of Nicki Minaj, has been a hot topic of discussion after their highly publicized breakup. However, while we all …

Music

How We Ruined Mindfulness

<i>Breathe. Be in the moment. Live in the here and now.</i><p>Those are familiar words, I’m sure, because we are living through a mindfulness revolution. …

Mindfulness

10 Horrible Habits That Destroy Your Happiness

Appreciating what we have and building on it is work. Feeling sorry for ourselves and staying stuck is no effort at all.<p>We are all constantly in pursuit of happiness. Every day we make choices in life that affect how we feel and think about ourselves. We usually believe we are making good decisions …

Self-improvement

5 Inspiring TED Talks That Will Free You to Be Happy and Successful

What’s the secret to happiness and achievement? Sometimes it’s not so much what you do as what you stop doing. That’s the lesson behind some of the …

Emotional Intelligence

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

Mindfulness

How to Build Your Side Business While Working Full Time

Building a business is hard.<p>What about building a business on the side while working full time?<p>I built a freelancing business while studying …

Pomodoro Technique

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

The Brain

Silencing Your Mind Monkey: How Mindfulness Can Help Entrepreneurs Thrive

There is a concept in Buddhism known as shin’en, which translates to “heart/mind-monkey” and refers to the restless, inconstant, and uncontrollable thoughts that run through our head.<p>These uncontrollable thoughts hold us hostage and lead us down the path of fear, anxiety, and negativity.<p>According …

Mindfulness

Six Secrets Of Highly Radiant People

"<p>Choosing contentment as a way of life means you decide to focus on the beauty, joy, love, creativity, and even the pain or sorrow of all moments without resistance. You accept what you are facing, without negative judgments. You embrace the span of the human experience in all of its expressions. …

Self-improvement