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The Top 3 Reasons Why You Self-Sabotage and How to Stop

The Top 3 Reasons Why You Self-Sabotage and How to Stop

Faulty thinking and fear of failure play a part. It’s easy to sabotage yourself when you’re trying to meet an important goal, like developing healthier habits, getting assignments done on time, saving money, managing weight, or building healthy relationships. Self-sabotage isn’t just one thing — it can have many causes — but the end result is that you get off track, mess up relationships, don’t get things done, or don’t perform as well as you would like. All of this…

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Here’s How to Make Yourself Love Exercise

Here’s How to Make Yourself Love Exercise

It’s not just you: Many people are turned off by the thought of exercise because they think it has to be intense or time-consuming. But the findings of a new study published in the journal BMC Public Health suggests that people could learn to enjoy being active simply by tweaking those beliefs and expectations. So says the study’s lead author Michelle Segar, director of the University of Michigan’s Sport, Health, and Activity Research and Policy Center, who’s spent years researching…

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Putting Off The Important Things? It’s Not For The Reasons You Think

Putting Off The Important Things? It’s Not For The Reasons You Think

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do now, especially if you’re holding back in the hope of doing it properly All you really need to succeed, according to the writer-philosopher Robert Pirsig, who died last month, is gumption. “Gumption is the psychic gasoline that keeps the whole thing going,” he writes, in a rare part of Zen And The Art Of Motorcycle Maintenance that’s actually about motorcycle maintenance. (Well, and the whole of human existence, too – but…

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Follow These 6 Steps to Stress Less and Stay Motivated

Follow These 6 Steps to Stress Less and Stay Motivated

Stress. It’s that slap-in-the-face feeling you get when there are too many demands, too many people to please, and too little time to get it all done. This is not a pleasant or productive state to be in. Sure, a little stress can be motivating and even energizing, but even working best under pressure has its limits. Eventually, it becomes physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. When you reach that point, you don’t want to do anything. You’re tense, on edge,…

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How to Manage Your Motivation to Live a Healthier Life

How to Manage Your Motivation to Live a Healthier Life

How motivated are you to live a healthy life? Perhaps there’s no single thing you can do more to prevent chronic disease than to actively engage in healthy lifestyle choices. World Health Organization research suggests that in the Western world chronic disease killers such as cancer, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes could be greatly reduced by making better lifestyle choices. In fact, healthy lifestyle choices could eliminate 80 per cent of all heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes…

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The Simplest Motivational Technique May Also Be The Best

The Simplest Motivational Technique May Also Be The Best

Psychologists tested three common motivational techniques to see which works best. Thinking “I can do better” really can help improve performance, new research finds. Self-talk like this increases the intensity of effort people make and even makes them feel happier as well. The study compared the motivational power of self-talk, such as “I will do better” with imagery and if-then planning. Imagery involved imagining doing better and if-then planning is making a plan to act in a certain way. All…

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Real Preventive Medicine: The 5 Keys to Staying Healthy

Real Preventive Medicine: The 5 Keys to Staying Healthy

Elson M. Haas, MD What is called “Preventive Medicine” in America in the 21st Century is really more appropriately termed early intervention and early diagnosis. Having immunization injections or taking tests such as x-rays and mammograms, prostate exams, and blood tests are not really preventive in nature. Rather, they are an attempt to detect diseases in an early state. What is promoted as cancer prevention with the use of mammograms or prostate exams, sigmoidoscopes or colonoscopes is really early cancer…

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How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

How to Increase Dopamine, the Motivation Molecule

By Deane Alban      Contributing Writer for Wake Up World      7th March 2015 Dopamine is a key neurotransmitter for motivation, focus and productivity. Learn the symptoms of dopamine deficiency and natural ways to increase dopamine levels … There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain — about as many stars as there are in the Milky Way. These cells communicate with each other via brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Dopamine is the neurotransmitter responsible for providing…

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How to Overcome Your Own Laziness

How to Overcome Your Own Laziness

Eric Ravenscraft You read productivity tips, you’ve used a million to-do list apps, and you promise yourself every month that you’re going to start being productive, but it never happens. Here’s how to break the cycle when you feel like your problem is just plain laziness. Determine If You’re Really Lazy, or Just Overwhelmed Many active and productive people self-identify as “lazy” because they spend free time relaxing, or have projects they want to do but haven’t finished. In the…

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 10 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Motivated This Winter

 10 Inspirational Quotes To Keep You Motivated This Winter

BY KAIA ROMAN    JANUARY 19, 2015  Sometimes I envy animals who hibernate. Curling up into a warm and cozy sleep until spring arrives, sounds appealing at times when life feels overwhelming and the winter blahs are in full effect. When I need a little inspiration to keep going, I turn to these 10 quotes — they’re posted on my bathroom mirror, on my desk and in well-loved earmarked books. 1. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed…

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