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Online Universities - StumbleUpon. It should come as no shock to you, if you are old enough to go to college, that there are plenty of ways out there to alter your gray matter.

Online Universities - StumbleUpon

But if you recall those commercials, your brain on drugs is like an egg being scrambled, except it’s far less delicious. What you need are some methods to improve your think-machine while daring to be drug-free. So here’s 14 totally safe ways to change your brain, and your mind, man. Just breatheIt may seem obvious, but research suggests slow, deep breathing like that practiced in yoga changes the brain’s ability to process information and increases awareness and cognition.

And there’s even an app for it.MeditateMaybe you should just go ahead and take up yoga. Think happy thoughtsThose sappy posters that say things like "If you think it, you can be it" are pretty much true. Eat your veggiesHere’s one Mom was right about. 20 Lies to Stop Telling Yourself in 2012 and 20 Truths To Change Your Life. If there’s one thing that makes it painful and nearly impossible to change your life, it is the plague of false beliefs (lies) that block your view of the greatness that lies inside of you.

It is my hope that this list will serve as a challenge that you can take into the new year to shine light on truths that serve you. Rather than let 2012 begin and end with the same disappointments of years prior, change your relationship with yourself and change your life. The key to that change is letting go of the lies. After all, who deserves your complete trust, authenticity and unconditional honesty if not you? Example: “Everything is ruined,” “I’m a failure,” “Life is hard.” The sky is not falling. Your feelings are a byproduct of your thoughts, over which you have 100% control. This lie often shows up as an assumption that you tell yourself must be true because it is the logical conclusion you’ve come up with.

Your assumptions are just that: assumptions. Example: “It’s all my fault. The Only Guide to Happiness You'll Ever Need. “The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness.

The Only Guide to Happiness You'll Ever Need

You have to catch it yourself.” - Benjamin Franklin For some of us, the ultimate goal in life is happiness. Whether we see fulfillment in our work, contentment in our relationships, passion in our hobbies … we strive to find happiness. “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” - Aristotle And yet, this search for happiness can be a lifelong search, especially if we look at happiness as something that will come once we achieve certain goals — a nice home, a perfect spouse, the ultimate promotion … and when we get these goals, instead of being happy, we often are looking forward to being happy when we meet our next goals.

Happiness shouldn’t be something that happens to us in the future, maybe someday, if things go well. That’s the simple formula for happiness. Don’t wait for happiness. 50 Reasons Why You Should Be Happy To Be Alive. Post written by Warren.

50 Reasons Why You Should Be Happy To Be Alive

Follow him on Twitter. Life is your gift, open it. Life can be tricky. Life can be sticky. Life can be fun. In today’s society, with a plethora of stimulation from the fast-paced life that surrounds us, chock full of stress and demands, I think many of us simply question…how can I even be happy to be alive? So I started to think about reasons why all of us should be happy to be alive. 1. 2. Self-Confidence Action Plan How To Start One.

While it is wonderful and absolutely necessary to possess personal confidence or self-confidence, is it possible to have too much?

Self-Confidence Action Plan How To Start One

Believe it or not, yes! Even as most people lack enough confidence, or possess a positive self-image, there are those who overestimate their capabilities, are over optimistic, take on too much risk and end up crashing and burning. So why am I even bringing this up? The answer is, because in order to build true/genuine self-confidence, your self-image must be founded in reality. You must know who you are. A good way to build and maintain your self-confidence and stay focused is to set up a program or action plan for yourself. Become aware. For example: Some possible goals based on the above set of talents and capabilities might be: To stay physically fit by joining a local basketball league Teach guitar lessons at the local YMCA/YWCA Start a blog on any one of interests to improve writing skills Join Toastmasters network and develop speaking skills.