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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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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

The happier you are, the less sleep you require to function in everyday life. Sadness increases the urge to sleep more. Brushing your teeth will keep your heart healthier. People with gum disease have a 25–50% higher chance of getting cardiovascular disease. If it takes less than five minutes to do, do it immediately. Your life will instantly become much more organized and productive.   The happier you are, the less sleep you require to function in everyday life. Sadness…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Cats are afraid of water because their ancestors lived in an area  with very few large bodies of water  and never had to learn how to swim   If it takes less than five minutes to do, do it immediately … your life will instantly become much more  organized and productive   Music can repair brain damage and returns lost memories   Over thinking can cause hair loss   4.8 billion people own mobile phones  whereas only 4.2 billion own…

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The Domino Effect: How to Create a Chain Reaction of Good Habits

The Domino Effect: How to Create a Chain Reaction of Good Habits

Human behaviors are often tied to one another. For example, consider the case of a woman named Jennifer Lee Dukes. For two and a half decades during her adult life, starting when she left for college and extending into her 40s, Dukes never made her bed except for when her mother or guests dropped by the house. At some point, she decided to give it another try and managed to make her bed four days in a row—a seemingly trivial…

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8 Chores With Unexpected Scientific Health Benefits

8 Chores With Unexpected Scientific Health Benefits

Why washing dishes, making your bed, dusting, and other common chores can lower stress, boost happiness, and protect against heart disease. You’ll never look at your To-Do list the same way again. By Lauren Gelman Wash dishes: Reduce anxiety People who cleaned their plates mindfully (they focused on smelling the soap, feeling the water temperature, and touching the dishes) lowered their nervousness levels by 27 percent, found a recent study of 51 people out of Florida State University’s psychology department….

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14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

14 Lies Your Mind Tells You to Prevent Life Changes

25 June 2015 The mind is a wonderful thing. It’s also a complete liar that constantly tries to convince us not to take actions we know are good for us, and stops many great changes in our lives. I’ve had to learn to watch these rationalizations and excuses very carefully, in order to make the changes I’ve made in my life: a healthier diet, regular exercise, meditation, minimalism, writing daily, getting out of debt, quitting smoking, and so on. If…

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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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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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Why You Shouldn’t Procrastinate Reading This Post

Why You Shouldn’t Procrastinate Reading This Post

Don’t procrastinate reading this post … it’s bad for your health. In a study published recently in the Journal of Behavioral Medicine, researchers had participants (some healthy and some with cardiovascular disease and hypertension) fill out questionnaires about their health and personalities, including their tendency to procrastinate. The results found that higher procrastination scores were associated with cardiovascular disease and hypertension. The study didn’t explore the reason for the link, but previous research has found that students who procrastinated not…

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