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Personal Development. 50 Life Secrets and Tips. Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment.

50 Life Secrets and Tips

Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle.

Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things. 40 Ways to Feel More Alive. “I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.”

40 Ways to Feel More Alive

~Joseph Campbell As I write this, I am two hours away from my first weekly acting class in Los Angeles. How to Develop a Photographic Memory. 10 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less. Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren’t) “Original Fake” Photo Credit: courtesy of MashKulture Is your self-confidence natural, or a daily struggle?

Fake it Till You Make it: 10 Ways to Feel Confident (Even When You Aren’t)

Many people’s confidence naturally wavers from day to day, leaving them too timid or confused at just the wrong time. Whether you are naturally confident or could use some better eye contact with your life, setting in place a few simple strategies goes a long way to stoke your inner confidence. If you think you’re not especially smart or capable, or that failure is a given no matter how hard you try, you’re right.

And if you believe you’re brilliant and can accomplish anything you set your mind to, you’re right. 40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask. Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.

40 Questions Everyone is Afraid to Ask

-Voltaire …because asking the right questions is the answer. Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. Also, check out our sister site, Thought Questions, for more photo-illustrated questions like these; and check out The Book of Questions if you’re interested in reading even more thought-provoking questions.Title photo by: Colin Kinner For all other photo credits please refer to 43 Simple Ways To Simplify Your Life.

Post written by Sherri Kruger.

43 Simple Ways To Simplify Your Life

Follow me on Twitter. Simplicity. How can we make things simpler, more streamlined, or more efficient? Is this all just hype or is there actually something to this simplicity thing? Reducing complexity in my life has reduced stress, increased free time, and top priorities are actually top priorities. 174,203 Things You Can Do Instead of Watching TV. Motivation and Self Improvement -

Cognitive Restructuring - Stress Management Techniques from Mind Tools. Introduction: Cognitive Restructuring is a useful tool for understanding and turning around negative thinking.

Cognitive Restructuring - Stress Management Techniques from Mind Tools

It helps us put unhappy, negative thoughts "under the microscope", challenging them and in many cases rescripting the negative thinking that lies behind them. In doing this, it can help us approach situations in a positive frame of mind. This is obviously important because not only are negative moods unpleasant for us, they also reduce the quality of our performance and undermine our working and social relationships with other people. The key idea behind this tool, as with the other tools in this section, is that our moods are driven by what we tell ourselves, and this is usually based on our interpretations of our environment. Cognitive Restructuring helps us evaluate how rational and valid these interpretations are. Cognitive Restructuring is similar to the “ Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking and Positive Thinking ” tool. Letting Go and Starting Over When It's Hard.

“Letting go isn’t the end of the world; it’s the beginning of a new life.” ~Unknown This June marked 12 years since I got divorced and moved 1,000 miles away from my hometown. It’s an anniversary that I usually remember, but not one that I tend to dwell on—until this year. This year, the memories of the demise of my first marriage were hovering at the forefront of my mind. Maybe it’s because I saw a friend who is roughly the same age I was, going through similar hard decisions. Cutting Cords to Toxic Relationships - Two Cutting Cords Visualizations. Among healers the sharing of energy is referred to as cording.

Cutting Cords to Toxic Relationships - Two Cutting Cords Visualizations

This cord represents life support tubing energetically connecting two individuals together. Babies are born with a cord attaching them to their mothers, this is natural. But there comes a time for a mother to Cut the Apron Strings allowing her child to go out into the world on its own. This is appropriate. If the mother fails to break the cord, the child will eventually attempt to do it. An Attempt at Cognitive Restructuring. My thoughts and feelings about A. are such a tangled mess of pain I don’t even know where to begin unraveling them.

An Attempt at Cognitive Restructuring

Mostly I just try not to think about him, because every time he floats to the surface of my brain my breath catches in my throat, tears prick my eyelids, anger burns in my chest, failure covers me like a blanket and I descend into hopelessness. It’s so hard to make sense of what I feel–loss of what I loved, pain of his betrayal, fury at his ability to leave me in the past…they all bounce around inside me like pin balls, pinging off of my heart, lungs, liver, spleen, racking up bruises like points. In my current masters class called “Stress Management” (which is an excessively interesting class, by the way) I am currently reading a technique to retrain my brain. The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment.

Colombia is a country with frequent kidnappings, often with tragic results.

The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment

Such was the case of a father who reported his 11-month-old son kidnapped, then joined in the frantic search for his missing child. The outcome was terrible: The child was found to have been killed by his own father. Health tricks. Eating 10 hot dogs in 6 minutes and belching the national anthem may impress your friends, but neither of those feats will do much for your body—at least not much good.

Instead, why not train yourself to do something that may actually pay off? We're not talking bench presses and interval training (though those do help). You can teach your body to cure itself from everyday health ailments—side stitches, first-date jitters, even hands that have fallen asleep. How to Get a Complete Workout with Nothing But Your Body. 100 Ways to Simplify Your Life (and Make Yourself Happier) I’ve been striving to simplify my life for many years now, and have recently (through my writing) been advising others how to do the same.

100 Ways to Simplify Your Life (and Make Yourself Happier)

In the process, I’ve learned that making little changes in our attitudes, habits, and environment can have a big impact. So today, I thought I’d compile a list of 100 ways to simplify your life – from the practical to the philosophical, and everything in between. Of course, not every item on the list will work for every person reading it. However, I hope that you’ll find at least a little something that speaks to you, helps you save some time, space, and energy — and perhaps even increases your serenity and happiness! AROUND THE HOUSE1. Empower yourself. 30 Habits that Will Change your Life - StumbleUpon. Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us.

Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. This way you will have the time to fully absorb each of them, while still seeing significant improvements each month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. 10 Ways to Instantly Build Self Confidence. Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed. Although many of the factors affecting self confidence are beyond your control, there are a number of things you can consciously do to build self confidence.

This Emotional Life. In last week’s post “The toxic (and intoxicating) effects of resentment” I introduced the idea that resentments can be difficult to let go of because they not only have negative effects but also they can serve the purpose of feeling powerful. Resentments can range from small ones, such as the person who cut you off in traffic or the bigger ones such as the person who abused you or the coworker who had you fired. Sometimes our resentments are not directed at any one individual but rather an institution such as a company, university, government agency or even an entire religion. When I tell people I am a psychologist there are a few predictable responses: “You should use my family as a case study”, “that must be interesting” or “how can you listen to people whining about their problems all day, don’t you just want to tell people to just get over it?” So below is an exercise you might want to try to make a step towards finally getting over it! Here’s an example from my own list:

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