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5 Beginner-Friendly CrossFit Workouts. Photo courtesy of Reebok It’s nearly impossible to talk about fitness trends without CrossFit entering the conversation.

5 Beginner-Friendly CrossFit Workouts

This high-intensity type workout program of constantly varying functional movements has swept the nation, and doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. Thirteen Small Decisions That Will Ease Anxiety. So here are 13 small decisions, along with suggested action steps, that your conscious brain can choose to make.

Thirteen Small Decisions That Will Ease Anxiety

Try the ones you think would work for you, and heave a sigh of relief as your excess anxiety ebbs away. 1. Decide to blame your brain. No, you can’t blame everything on your brain. Your own mental habits can certainly create excess anxiety (suggestions for those are below). Possible action step: Tell yourself, “There’s nothing really wrong. 2. Action step: Hold hands or hug until you feel calmer. Brain Freeze: The Science of Procrastination (And How to Fight Back) Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of team collaboration tool Twoodo.

Brain Freeze: The Science of Procrastination (And How to Fight Back)

How many times have you read that procrastination is just a characteristic of a lazy person? That people try to be “busy” rather than “productive”? Nine Reasons You Aren't Getting Enough Sleep. We're pumped to present our favorite story of the week from our pals at POPSUGAR Fitness!

Nine Reasons You Aren't Getting Enough Sleep

There are many important reasons to get enough sleep every night; not only does sleep help keep you slim, but it also helps reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. If you can't get enough healthy shut-eye every night, one of these habits could be the culprit. Productivity 101: A Primer to the Getting Things Done (GTD) Philosophy. How To Make Quick Decisions For Your Life. We make decisions every day.

How To Make Quick Decisions For Your Life

Some can be extremely important, while others tend to be trivial in the long run. When it comes to making decisions, choosing the right one can at times be stressful, especially if the decision must be made quickly. Indecision often weighs us down, but there are some useful tips to make those quick decisions a little bit easier. Have a Plan Sometimes the key to making a quick decision comes down to planning beforehand for just such an occasion. The milliseconds of a choice - Watching your mind when it matters. This is actually a post about mindfulness, in reaction to Dan Hurley's article describing how contemporary applications of the ancient tradition of mindfulness meditation are being engaged in many more contexts than the initial emphasis on chilling out in the 1970s, and being employed for very practical purses such as mental resilience in a war zone.

The milliseconds of a choice - Watching your mind when it matters.

It seems like to me that we are approaching a well defined technology of brain control whose brain basis is understood in some detail. I've done numerous posts on behavioral and brain correlates of mindfulness meditation (enter 'meditation' or 'mindfulness' in MindBlog's search box in the left column). For example, only four weeks of a mindfulness meditation regime emphasizing relaxation of different body parts correlates with increases in white matter (nerve tract) efficiency. What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast. Satisficing: How Overachievers Stay Sane and Avoid Burn-Out.

Become Happy in the Face of Physical Misery. By Leo Babauta Last week I came down with a bad case of poison oak rash.

Become Happy in the Face of Physical Misery

Now, that might not sound that bad, but this rash covers all over my body (including places best left undiscusssed) and also my face, eyes, mouth. It’s not pretty, and while I won’t go into details, it’s pretty disgusting and miserable. I have to admit, it’s frustrating. I live a pretty healthy life, eating lots of vegetables and whole foods, very little sugar and refined carbs or processed foods, and get plenty of exercise, meditation, and more. This weekend, as I examined my body that is giving me so much physical discomfort and stress, I thought about what was making me unhappy.

I considered people who have physical ailments all the time. How to make art, make money, and compromise neither, what Aristotle teaches us about the science and philosophy of friendship, and more. 12 Simple Ways to Create Momentum in Your Day. 6 Ways to Create A Positive Brand Perception. “Life isn’t about finding yourself.

6 Ways to Create A Positive Brand Perception

Life is about creating yourself.” ~ George Bernhard Shaw. 3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity. Time management can be difficult.

3 Time Management Tips That Will Improve Your Health and Productivity

What is urgent in your life and what is important to your life are often very different things. This is especially true with your health, where the important issues almost never seem urgent even though your life ultimately hangs in the balance. No, going to the gym today isn't urgent, but it is important for your long-term health. No, you won't die from stress today, but if you don't get it figured out soon, you might. No, eating real, unprocessed foods isn't required for you to stay alive right now, but it is will reduce your risk of cancer and disease.

Surviving a Friendship Break Up. Best friends are meant to be forever, right?

Surviving a Friendship Break Up

Men come and go but our girlfriends are the ones we believe will stick by us through thick and thin.