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Names for lazer cutter. 25 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Buddha. 30 Things To Start Doing For Yourself. #4 Is Absolutely Vital. How To Stop Overthinking – 9 Simple Habits. What is holding people back from the life that they truly want to live?

How To Stop Overthinking – 9 Simple Habits

I’d say that one very common and destructive thing is that they think too much. They overthink every little problem until it becomes bigger and scarier and it actually is. Overthink positive things until they don’t look so positive anymore. Or overanalyze and deconstruct things and so the happiness that comes from just enjoying something in the moment disappears. Now, thinking things through can be a great thing of course. 7 Morning Hacks to Jumpstart Your Day. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m really not a morning person.

7 Morning Hacks to Jumpstart Your Day

I’ve tried to get myself going in the early hours of the morning, but I’ve always been more of a night owl – my creative juices seem to flow better in the later hours. So I’d be the last person to suggest that you need to force yourself out of bed before your body and mind are really ready to do so. 12 Ways To Calm The Overactive Mind. Have you ever laid in bed trying to sleep while a constant stream of thoughts flow through your mind?

12 Ways To Calm The Overactive Mind

Do you perpetually think about random thoughts throughout the day? Law of Attraction According to the Law of Attraction, you will receive whatever is predominantly on your mind. If your mind is producing chaotic, non-random thoughts, then this is what you will attract in your life. Even in the dream world, your predominate thoughts and worries will be reflected. Hijacking the introverted mind. Charles Bukowski’s Top 10 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life. Looking for some pointers on how to live an awesome life?

Charles Bukowski’s Top 10 Tips For Living A Kick-Ass Life

Take it from Charles Bukowski, an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist who shared his unfiltered views and opinions with the world on everything from art to death. He was a renowned and prolific writer, often depicting the experiences of the downtrodden and depraved people of American urban life, and he provided plenty of great tips on how to spend your days.

But don’t just take my word for it, soak up the wisdom with this valuable advice from some his most well-known quotes. 1. Don’t settle. “I wanted the whole world or nothing.” 15 Plants & Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections & R... When it comes to taking herbs for medicinal purposes, it seems the mainstream belief is that they are not as effective and not worth taking.

15 Plants & Herbs That Can Boost Lung Health, Heal Respiratory Infections & R...

While the effectiveness of herbs has not been studied deeply to determine how well they work across the entire population, the same could be said for most pharmaceutical drugs. Much of the time, pharmaceutical drugs attempt to mimic a compound that occurs in nature (herbs), but often bring the risk of side effects in the process. Safety is one of the most critical areas of review amongst herbs and drugs. According to stats released by the American Association of Poison Control Centers, no deaths have been reported due to the use and consumption of herbs.[4] However, pharmaceutical drugs and physician prescribed medications kill approximately one million Americans each year. A 5-Step Technique for Producing Ideas circa 1939. Creative Problem Solving with SCAMPER. SCAMPER is a technique you can use to spark your creativity and help you overcome any challenge you may be facing.

In essence, SCAMPER is a general-purpose checklist with idea-spurring questions — which is both easy to use and surprisingly powerful. It was created by Bob Eberle in the early 70s, and it definitely stood the test of time. In this posting, I present a complete SCAMPER primer, along with two free creativity-boosting resources: a downloadable reference mind map and an online tool that generates random questions to get you out of a rut whenever you need. Have courage. FRIENDS. Drawing Game for Kids: Pick an Object, Pick a Scene.

Here’s a fun drawing game to play with your kiddos – we named it Pick an Object, Pick a Scene.

Drawing Game for Kids: Pick an Object, Pick a Scene

The basic idea is that you have to figure out how to incorporate a random object (or person, animal, food, etc.) into a given scene. With about 5 minutes of set-up, and some paper and crayons, you’ll be ready to play this silly drawing game. Your first job is to think of scenes and objects and write them on small slips of paper. The kids can write their own, or dictate their ideas to a grown-up. The more random the objects, the better!

Here are the scenes and objects we came up with in our quick brainstorming session. Put all the scene cards in one paper bag, and the object cards in another. We drew on pieces of printer paper, folded in half. And another round, featuring a hot dog cart at school, a space forest with a flaming comet, and a giant hamburger going down the slide at the park. You could easily play this game on-the-go as well. Happy drawing and playing!