How to Overcome Laziness: This 1-Minute Trick Can Change Your Life How many times you have made a decision to change or simply start a new way of life? Do you remember your last New Year’s resolution and what it was all about? It probably sounded something like this: “From now on I’ll start eating healthy food, I’ll be working out 3 times a week, I’ll take yoga classes, I’ll start meditating and I am going to read a book a day!” It’s OK, every single person had been enthusiastic about something similar and failed to accomplish it at least once in their life. It’s very common and recommended that you set certain goals in life as it is normal to fail at some of them. But if this is happening frequently, it can be rather frustrating, especially if you are a procrastinator. 7 Leadership Lessons You Can Learn From the Game of Basketball Whether it’s Stephen Curry draining a three-pointer, or Villanova winning the NCAA title, spring in America means basketball. In the world of business, some leaders live by the same disciplines and strategies as the game. Not long ago, I met with Adam Wray, CEO of Basho Technologies Inc., and his team at a Final Four happy hour in San Francisco.
Studies Find Body Pain Correlates With Spiritual & Emotional Pain By Simple Organic Life| Life gets tough sometimes. You start to feel like you’re on an emotional rollercoaster after a bit. But did you know that those emotions can cause a decline in your physical health? Dr. Susan Babel, a psychologist that specializes in trauma-induced depression, wrote in Psychology Today, “Studies have shown that chronic pain might not only be caused by physical injury but also by stress and emotional issues.” Many people are already familiar with the fact that emotional stress can lead to stomachaches, irritable bowel syndrome, and headaches, but might not know that it can also cause other physical complaints and even chronic pain.
The Science of Why We Sleep and What Happens Inside Our Brains When We Do By Maria Popova “Something nameless hums us into sleep,” the poet Mark Strand wrote in his beautiful ode to dreams. But what is that nameless something, exactly? The Two Faces of Cortisol Cortisol, despite its bad reputation, is required for optimal health and actually burns fat, under the right circumstances. Chronically elevated or continuously suppressed cortisol can be destructive. The key is balance.
Eating at These Times of The Day Can Give You Great Results in Losing Weight If you are like most people chances are that you need to lose some weight. Perhaps you have been dieting and exercising and hit a plateau where you just cannot seem to get that extra five or ten pounds to go away. This can be quite frustrating as you are doing everything that you should be doing. When this happens it is likely that you need to change the times that you eat during the day in order to finally shed those extra pounds. Many people do not realize that it is not only about what you are eating during the day and how much you are exercising, but it is also about the time of day that you are eating. Choosing the right times for your meals and snacks can be essential to losing unwanted weight.
Procrastination Is a Strong Emotional Coping Mechanism by Orion Jones Procrastination is more than simply spending time on Facebook before starting your work duties. At a foundational, psychological level, putting off your responsibilities for what seems like innocent short-term pleasure is a powerful emotional coping mechanism, says Dr. Tim Pychyl, professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada. "Psychologists see procrastination as a misplaced coping mechanism, as an emotion-focused coping strategy.
Managing Inflammation Inflammation is big business. With an aging population seeking to live a long and pain-free life, pharmaceutical companies are hard at work developing drugs to combat the many faces of inflammation. But this stuff isn't just for old folks – young bucks looking to get bigger and stronger can benefit as well. Inflammation is the body's first response to an injury or infection. It was originally defined by the Latin words calor, dolor, rubor, and tumor, which mean heat, pain, redness, and swelling, respectively. What's interesting is the pain, redness, and swelling aren't directly caused by the infection or injury, but the immune system's response to them.
New Research Says Overthinking Worriers Are Probably Creative Geniuses Related: New Research Says Worry And Anxiety Are Linked To High IQ Researchers at King's College in London made the connection between anxiety and a stronger imagination as well. According to Dr. Adam Perkins, an expert in Neurobiology of Personality: Neuroscience Discovers 5 Things That Will Make You Happy So what’s going to make you happy? Let’s get more specific: what’s going to make your brain happy? And let’s focus on things that are simple and easy to do instead of stuff like winning the lottery. Neuroscience has answers.
Full Spectrum Bliss: The Secret to an Oxytocin-Based Sexual Connection By Indra Contributing Writer for Wake Up World Sex is one of the most common ways we feel deep euphoric bliss in our lives. How To Increase Serotonin Levels Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that is derived from the amino acid tryptophan. Most people know that serotonin is associated with mood. It has long been marketed that high serotonin results in happiness, and low serotonin results in major depression. Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System Relationships, Adrienne Rich argued in her magnificent meditation on love, refine our truths. But they also, it turns out, refine our immune systems. That’s what pioneering immunologist Esther Sternberg examines in The Balance Within: The Science Connecting Health and Emotions (public library) — a revelatory inquiry into how emotional stress affects our susceptibility to burnout and disease. As just about every socialized human being can attest, interpersonal relationships play a significant role in our experience of stress — either contributing to it and or alleviating it.
How Exercise Shapes You, Far Beyond the Gym When I first started training for marathons a little over ten years ago, my coach told me something I’ve never forgotten: that I would need to learn how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. I didn’t know it at the time, but that skill, cultivated through running, would help me as much, if not more, off the road as it would on it. It’s not just me, and it’s not just running.