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How to Get What You Really Want

How to Get What You Really Want

If you are like most people, you want to win the lottery, but you probably don’t buy tickets very often. You don’t need a psychologist to tell you the reason: You don’t expect to win. Given the odds of winning the lottery, that might seem like a reasonable conclusion. What is important to take away from this is that you take action based on what you expect, not what you want. What you want and what you expect are completely…

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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone, Now

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone, Now

By: Jordyn Cormier     June 5, 2016 We all strive for comfort constantly: softer chairs, bigger cars, more easily prepared meals. But our endless quest for comfort is harmful. Over time, the fortress of comfort we build around ourselves begins to strangle our happiness. When we fall into the security of comfort—be it a cushy job, an intimate relationship or a steady routine—we gradually begin to lose that vibrancy, that creative spark that drives us to seek out new…

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Doing This ONE Thing Reduces Stress and Improves Brain Performance

Doing This ONE Thing Reduces Stress and Improves Brain Performance

There’s a reason that they call it ‘paying’ attention, and doing this one thing can help you reduce stress and help your brain perform better, rather than making you pay for your effort. Mentally, it can be exhausting to not even get much done in a work day or a day at home when you hoped to get more done than you accomplished. But you just can’t keep pushing forward when your brain stops working as well as it should….

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4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams

4 Science-Backed Tips For Achieving Your Dreams

by Dr. Emma Seppälä    February 9, 2016 Whether it’s New Year’s resolutions or any other milestone we want to achieve, most of us give up on that career goal, diet, mindfulness practice, or exercise regimen we committed to however long ago. All too often, our efforts fail, and we find ourselves unable to detach our backsides from the sofa and our hands from the chocolate. There’s a scientific reason for this. You’ve basically got self-control fatigue. The good news,…

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Singletasking: 6 Keys To A Peaceful, Productive and Prosperous Life

Singletasking: 6 Keys To A Peaceful, Productive and Prosperous Life

Do you attempt to accomplish more by doing several things at once? In our culture of multitaskers, you’re unquestionably not alone. But here’s a news flash if you haven’t already heard: Multitasking doesn’t work. In fact, it decreases your productivity by as much as 40%. Additionally, it lowers your IQ and shrinks your brain — reducing density in the region responsible for cognitive and emotional control. Singletask your way to success. Skeptical? Don’t be. Acclaimed researchers and neuroscientists around the…

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A Helpful Guide to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

A Helpful Guide to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

“Comparison is the thief of joy.” —Theodore Roosevelt I’ve struggled with it most of my life. Typically, I blame it on having a twin brother who is five inches taller with much broader shoulders. But if I was being truly honest, more likely, it is simply a character flaw hidden somewhere deep in my heart. I’ve lived most of my life comparing myself to others. At first, it was school and sports. But as I got older, I began comparing…

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5 Surprising Facts About Willpower

5 Surprising Facts About Willpower

By Joy Manning    WebMD Feature   Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS If only you had more willpower, you would easily stick to your diet or exercise program, right? Nope. It turns out you need a lot more than willpower to do things like that. It’s not just about self-control. In fact, willpower might be the most misunderstood of virtues. Once you get wise to how willpower works, you’ll know how to use it, why it can go off…

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10 Quick Tips for Changing Your Life

10 Quick Tips for Changing Your Life

InspireMeToday.com    August 28, 2013 Dream Coach Marcia Wieder shares 10 tips for creating positive change in your life. “Can you believe in something simply because it matters to you? Then act on it to prove you really do.” These are my 10 quick tips for living an inspired life: 1. Set an Intention: Understand the power and importance of intention as the rudder to steer your life. 2. Maintain Integrity: Intention and integrity together form the key building block for manifestation….

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5 Ways To Rewire Your Brain For Meaningful Life Changes

5 Ways To Rewire Your Brain For Meaningful Life Changes

By Dr. Hilary Stokes     November 26, 2013 Neuroscientists have discovered the strategy for rewiring the brain. Contrary to popular approaches, this strategy involves more than just positive thinking or working hard. In fact, there are five pathways that must be activated in order to create new neural networks in the brain. Let’s explore a few principles from brain science in order to better understand how to successfully activate these pathways. First, the act of thinking sets into motion a chemical…

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11 Tips to Help You Think More Positively

11 Tips to Help You Think More Positively

JUNE 12    BY PAUL SLOANE In a study at the Mayo clinic in Rochester, Minnesota patients were given a personality test that assessed their levels of optimism and pessimism. The progress of the patients was measured over 30 years, and it was found that the optimists lived longer than average for their age and gender while the pessimists had a shorter than average life. Researchers found that optimism strengthens the immune system and helps people to adopt healthier lifestyles….

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