21 Habits of Happy People Contributed by Cindy Holbrook “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbar Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed. We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. 1. Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. 2. Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. 3. Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. 4. Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. 5. Don’t wallow in self-pity. 6. Some statistics show that 80% of people dislike their jobs! 7. Take the time to see the beauty around you. 8. Don’t take yourself – or life to seriously. 9. Holding a grudge will hurt no one but you. 10. Develop an attitude of gratitude. 11. Always make sure your loved ones know you love them even in times of conflict. 12. Honesty is the best policy. 13. Meditation gives your very active brain a rest. 14. 15. See the glass as half full.
8 Harsh Truths that Will Improve Your Life - Dumb Little Man They say life is what we make of it. By the end of this post, I hope to have helped you decide whether that statement is true or not. There is no doubt that life has its ups and downs. However, how we deal with them can sometimes make all the difference. Today I want to share eight harsh truths that I’ve come to learn from life. There’s also a message in each that I think we can all learn from, and when applied, will improve our lives infinitely. Some of these lessons may be old-hat for you. Friends will always come and go in your life; even though I’m back in the UK now, all my friends are in university around the country and not exactly in meeting distance. Important Lesson:There are an abundance of amazing people out there for you to meet and build relationships with. You Won’t Always Get What You Want I remember one Christmas when the only thing I had asked for was some second hand turntables for DJ’ing. Important Lesson: Not everyone is always going to like you, and that’s fine.
Twelve Virtues of Rationality by Eliezer Yudkowsky - StumbleUpon by Eliezer Yudkowsky The first virtue is curiosity. A burning itch to know is higher than a solemn vow to pursue truth. The second virtue is relinquishment. The third virtue is lightness. The fourth virtue is evenness. The fifth virtue is argument. The sixth virtue is empiricism. The seventh virtue is simplicity. The eighth virtue is humility. The ninth virtue is perfectionism. The tenth virtue is precision. The eleventh virtue is scholarship. Before these eleven virtues is a virtue which is nameless. Miyamoto Musashi wrote, in The Book of Five Rings: "The primary thing when you take a sword in your hands is your intention to cut the enemy, whatever the means. Every step of your reasoning must cut through to the correct answer in the same movement. If you fail to achieve a correct answer, it is futile to protest that you acted with propriety. How can you improve your conception of rationality? Do not ask whether it is "the Way" to do this or that.
Relationship Rules Human beings crave intimacy, need to love and be loved. Yet people have much trouble doing so. It's clear from the many letters I get that lots of folks have no idea what a healthy relationship even looks like. From many sources and many experts, I have culled some basic rules of relationships. Choose a partner wisely and well. Memory improvement The hippocampus regulates memory function. Memory improvement is the act of improving one's memory. Memory function factors Neuroplasticity Understanding that the human brain can change through experience is the first step to improve memory function. Experience-dependent neuroplasticity suggests that the brain changes in response to what it experiences. Rehabilitation research findings Decades of neuroscience research of people with brain trauma or brain damage has resulted in the identification of 10 factors that may affect the outcome of their rehabilitation. Stress Research has found that chronic and acute stress have adverse effects on memory processing systems. One of the roles of the central nervous system (CNS) is to help adapt to stressful environments. It has been suggested that acute stress may have a protective function for individuals more vulnerable to their own stress hormones. Memory improvement strategies Cognitive training Diet
Creative Mind Hacks Tapping Your Superconscious: How Da Vinci, Edison, Aristotle and Other Great Minds Accessed Extraordinary Creativity And You Can Too! In this unique blog series we’ll explore the powerful idea generating methods of Leonardo Da Vinci, Thomas Edison and W. Clement Stone to name a few. You can apply these methods to your own life and projects to gain valuable ideas that will benefit you for a lifetime. The superconscious mind is to many the creative mind – or the well of ideas. In psychiatric terms (ala Freud) it might be considered the “id”. Do you feel stuck? There are many other benefits to using your superconscious.
Memory Improvement Techniques - Improve Your Memory with MindTools © VeerPRZEMYSLAW PRZYBYLSKI Use these techniques to improve your memory. The tools in this section help you to improve your memory. They help you both to remember facts accurately and to remember the structure of information. The tools are split into two sections. Firstly you'll learn the memory techniques themselves. As with other mind tools, the more practice you give yourself with these techniques, the more effectively you will use them. Mnemonics 'Mnemonic' is another word for memory tool. The idea behind using mnemonics is to encode difficult-to-remember information in a way that is much easier to remember. Our brains evolved to code and interpret complex stimuli such as images, colors, structures, sounds, smells, tastes, touch, positions, emotions and language. Unfortunately, a lot of the information we have to remember in modern life is presented differently – as words printed on a page. Using Your Whole Mind to Remember Use positive, pleasant images.
Study Vibe - How to study - study skills for primary and high school students 10 ways to improve your observation skills (and your career), part III | Fast Track Tools by Ken Revenaugh How did you do on the observation test? If you found your observation skills lacking, it may be something to consider working on, as… For people who plan to become the leaders of tomorrow, developing a keen sense of observation is a must. Trying to look at every day life in a clear manner. Andrew Cox suggests these ten behaviors and habits of thought critical for developing accurate observation skills: Sizing up people – people watching Clarity – seeing the world as it is Curiosity – asking why Listening skills Willingness to set aside personal biases Willingness to seek the inputs of others Seeking out new experiences and possibilities Being comfortable with ambiguity Knowledge of the behaviors and attitudes of people Self-knowledge – accurately knowing your own behaviors, attitudes and personal skills, and how they impact others If you want to be a strong leader, you will need to hone these critical areas.
10 Ways Improve Your Memory & Boost Brainpower Have you ever noticed that some people are able to effortlessly remember even the most mundane details, and quickly comprehend new things, and wished that you too could be like that? Well, you can. To unlock the full potential of your brain, you need to keep it active and acute. Wasting away on your couch watching mindless television shows is not going to help. Besides getting out flashcards, what can you do to help remember things better and learn new things more quickly? Check out these tips: Exercise & get your body moving – exercising doesn’t just exercise the body, it also helps to exercise your brain. What are some tips or tricks you have food to increase your memory and keep your brain sharp? pts to others