6 Signs That You Might Be Exhausted (Not Just Tired) If you stifle yawns in 2 p.m. meetings and find yourself passed out cold during the previews on movie nights, you probably already know you’re run down. But there’s a big difference between being pooped out and being exhausted — and the signs aren’t as obvious as just feeling tired. It’s important to know the difference, because exhaustion can be downright dangerous. “Sleep is one of the most under-appreciated facets of health,” says Dr. Wayne Scott Andersen, MD, medical director of Take Shape for Life. “The consequences of sacrificing it can ripple throughout various areas of your life. Exhaustion has been linked to issues with appetite regulation, heart disease, increased inflammation, and a 50 percent increase in your risk of viral infection.” So if you’re tired and you’re experiencing any of the symptoms below, it might mean you’re exhausted — and it’s time to devote some serious time to sleep, ASAP RELATED: 10 Reasons You’re Exhausted and What to Do About It 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Fight Overthinking, That Destroyer of Decision Making. When making decisions under pressure, many professionals are plagued with a fear of making the wrong choice, selecting an option that could lead to business failure. This fear of failure, in itself, is not a bad thing. In our new book What Business Can Learn From Sport Psychology, we examine how a fear of failure can actually provide powerful motivation for athletes and business professionals. But that's only if the fear of failure inspires thoughts of success and taking assertive actions toward a desired goal.
So where does the fear of failure stem from? Often it originates from the fear of making the wrong choice, which more often than not is caused by overthinking. Related: The 4 Factors to Making the Best Decisions for You The root of overthinking. With overthinking, people want to make the right decision so much, they worry that they won’t be able to and lose sight of what it takes to make good decisions: a clear mind. Take driving for example.
When working memory isn’t working. Why Having More Time Being Alone Makes You A Greater Person. “The best thinking has been done in solitude.” – Thomas Edison When was the last time you were alone? Not alone by today’s standards (Facebook and Twitter within arms reach, friends constantly buzzing your phone), but truly by yourself, with no outside influences providing data or information to your brain. Can you think of that time? If you’re like most people, it might take you more than a few seconds. The speed of life at which the world lives today doesn’t leave much time to stop and smell the flowers, let alone leave time for yourself. Society seems to have placed a negative stigma on being alone. When you see someone alone in public, eating a meal by themselves or simply walking around the block, what are your first impressions of them?
Solitude is the ultimate environment for clear thinking. Being in solitude is one of the best ways to improve yourself both mentally and emotionally. Featured photo credit: murielle29 via flickr.com. 8 Easy Bodily Actions That Transform Mental Performance. Jump for joy, confuse for creativity, relax for better decisions, open up for pain tolerance and more… People tend to assume that body language just expresses how we feel inside. But it also works the other way: how we hold our bodies affects how we feel and think in all sorts of fascinating ways.
One of the early studies found that people who put pens in their mouths in such a way that it activates the muscles responsible for smiling, actually experienced more pleasure. In the past few years the study of how bodily posture affects the mind has exploded. Here are 8 of the latest psychological studies on what psychologists call ‘embodied cognition’, or the intimate ways in which body feeds back to mind. 1. Relax for better decisions Feeling powerful can be useful but too much power can have a weird effect on decision-making. If you just want your decisions confirmed, then a feeling of power is good. 2. There’s little doubt that people tend to associated lower voices with more power. 3. 4. 5. Try These Cognitive Restructuring Exercises to Improve Your Mood and Reduce Stress. 13 Habits of Exceptionally Likeable People | Dr. Travis Bradberry. 6 Easy Ways to Simplify your Life | January 2015 | Blog. January 05, 2015 by Lydia Harris When the day-to-day starts to weigh you down, take a step back, re-evaluate and get a few things back to basics.
Use our 6 easy steps to free up precious time in your routine, and make life a little bit simpler. 1. Put down your phone, turn off your wifi. Many of us are guilty of gazing at our phone screens on the train, at the pub with friends or even at the dinner table. 2. I’m all for a regular exercise plan, but there’s usually a way to incorporate keeping fit into your daily routine, without massive gym fees. 3. Home is your personal space and it’s important that there is actually enough space in it to do your thing. 4. You know when you look at a recipe and think, ‘ooh that sounds delicious, but who the hell has lemongrass already in the cupboard?’ 5. It’s not always the people we see every day that mean most to us, but a phone call to an old friend or coffee with your favourite new person can make the world of difference. 6.
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