Christian Bale Workout and Diet for Batman The Dark Knight Rises Christian Bale is no stranger to pushing his body to its limits to create the most believable look for the films he stars in, whether it’s slimming down to an almost emaciated shape for The Machinist or bulking up to portray Batman in Chistopher Nolans re-envisioning of the Dark Knight, Christian Bale is focused and dedicated in his workout routines and diet. Christian Bale is currently working on his third Batman film portraying millionaire playboy Bruce Wayne by day and superhero Batman The Dark Knight by night. Batman Begins was the first film series in which Bale had to gain 100lbs in just 5 months to bulk up from his 121lb physique in The Machinist to his muscular frame in Batman , the second in the series was the Dark Knight also starring Heath Ledger as The Joker and now the third film The Dark Knight Rises sees Batman as a seasoned crime fighter. Intensity and Frequency >Click to Download the Full Christian Bale Workout now Christian Bale The Dark Knight Rises Workout Exercises
How Sadness Skews our Rationality | Praxis Down in the dumps? You’d better watch your wallet, among other things. We all face dozens of choices every day between instant gratification and delayed rewards, perhaps too often opting for the immediate pleasure. The biases that accompany the blues could be contributing to America’s scourge of credit card debt, rampant obesity and even the growing national debt. Scrutinizing the so-called “sadder is wiser” adage in the context of intertemporal choices, Lerner, Ye Li and Elke Weber conducted three experiments to see how mood affects financial decisions. How did sadness skew the subjects’ choices? Sad participants were more impatient than neutral participants in their choices, i.e., more willing to forego larger rewards in the future to obtain smaller rewards now. Specifically, sad participants settled for $37 today rather than $85 in three months’ time, but neutral participants demanded $56 today to give up a claim the same future pay-out.
Using Affirmations - Stress Management from MindTools Harnessing Positive Thinking Use positive thinking to your advantage. © iStockphoto/hometowncd "I'm never going to be able to do this job; I'm just not smart enough." "Why does my boss want me to present at the trade show? "I wish I could stick up for myself at work; in every meeting, I let the others walk over my ideas. Many of us have negative thoughts like these, sometimes on a regular basis. The problem with these negative thoughts is that they can be self-fulfilling. This is why consciously doing the opposite – using positive affirmations – can be helpful. Why Use Affirmations? Affirmations are positive, specific statements that help you to overcome self-sabotaging, negative thoughts. While there's limited research into the effectiveness of using affirmations in a general setting, there is evidence that the use of positive affirmations can successfully treat people with low self-esteem, depression, and other mental health conditions. Note: When to Use Positive Affirmations Tip: Tip 2:
Train Your Brain to Focus - Paul Hammerness, MD, and Margaret Moore by Paul Hammerness, MD, and Margaret Moore | 1:32 PM January 18, 2012 Next time you are sitting in a meeting, take a look around. The odds are high that you will see your colleagues checking screens, texting, and emailing while someone is talking or making a presentation. Many of us are proud of our prowess in multitasking, and wear it like a badge of honor. Multitasking may help us check off more things on our to-do lists. Over the past decade, advances in neuroimaging have been revealing more and more about how the brain works. Here are three ways you can start to improve your focus. Tame your frenzy. Frenzy is an emotional state, a feeling of being a little (or a lot) out of control. What can you do? What can your team do? Apply the brakes. Your brain continuously scans your internal and external environment, even when you are focused on a particular task. What can you do? What can your team do? Shift Sets. What can you do? What can your team do?
12 Quick Tips To Search Google Like An Expert If you’re like me, you probably use Google many times a day. But chances are, unless you're a technology geek, you probably still use Google in its simplest form. If your current use of Google is limited to typing in a few words and changing your query until you find what you’re looking for, then I’m here to tell you that there’s a better way -- and it’s not hard to learn. On the other hand, even if you are a technology geek and can use Google like the best of them already, I still suggest you bookmark this article of advanced Google search tips. The following advanced Google search tips are based on my own experience and things that I actually find useful. For even more Google tips, download our free guide here. Here's an overview of some of the most useful Google search tricks. Step 1) Explicit Phrase Let's say you're searching on Google for content about inbound marketing. Example Search: "inbound marketing" Step 2) Exclude Words Example Search: inbound marketing -advertising
amazon Positive psychology Return to Main page. Compiled by William Tillier Calgary Alberta. June, 2012. Table of contents Return to top A). Several early contributions to positive psychology were important including works by Jahoda (1958) and Maslow (1954). Seligman introduced positive psychology as "a movement" during his term as president of the APA in 1998. Positive psychology has been extremely successful on a number of fronts including over 1000 publications, numerous special issues, numerous handbooks, etc. Psychological concerns with happiness did not originate with Seligman. It appears that from its inception, positive psychology has been plagued by a number of inherent and significant problems. Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi criticized popular psychology and the various "unscientific" applications and self–help movements that developed as spinoffs of humanistic psychology. Positive experiences, positive emotions and strengths of character are also paramount in this approach. Common acronyms encountered: B).
PERMA Model - Career Development from MindTools Bringing Well-Being and Happiness to Your Life Put yourself on the road to happiness. © iStockphoto/silberkorn We all want to be happy. When we're happy, we're productive, we're good at building meaningful relationships with those around us, and... we feel great! However, happiness is a notoriously difficult thing to pin down, and by focusing on it too intensely, we can end up feeling unfulfilled. In this article we'll look at the PERMA Model. About the Model The PERMA Model was developed by respected positive psychologist, Martin Seligman, and was widely published in his influential 2011 book, "Flourish." "PERMA" stands for the five essential elements that should be in place for us to experience lasting well-being. 1. For us to experience well-being, we need positive emotion in our lives. 2. When we're truly engaged in a situation, task, or project, we experience a state of flow : time seems to stop, we lose our sense of self, and we concentrate intensely on the present. 3. 4. 5. Engagement
"No" is the New "Yes": Four Practices to Reprioritize Your Life - Tony Schwartz by Tony Schwartz | 8:12 AM January 17, 2012 I was sitting with the CEO and senior team of a well-respected organization. One at a time, they told me they spend their long days either in back-to-back meetings, responding to email, or putting out fires. They also readily acknowledged this way of working wasn’t serving them well — personally or professionally. It’s a conundrum they couldn’t seem to solve. Prioritizing requires reflection, reflection takes time, and many of the executives I meet are so busy racing just to keep up they don’t believe they have time to stop and think about much of anything. Too often — and masochistically — they default to “yes.” Truth be told, there’s also an adrenaline rush in saying yes. Saying no, thoughtfully, may be the most undervalued capacity of our times. Making these choices requires that we regularly step back from the madding crowd. What follows are four simple practices that serve a better prioritized and more intentional life: 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2.
Stop Wasting Time on Things that Don't Have a Purpose in Your Life How to be a Superhero You will definitively end in a mental institution if you just go out tomorrow and start telling everyone that you are the latest superhero in town. To prove your point, you need a superpower. Just like costumes did, superpowers have certainly evolved lately. Beating today bad guys require quantum powers like space-time travel or healing mutation or even changing appearance at will or mind reading. To make you easier how to pick a superpower, there are some categories to consider: - Armored. This kind of superpower implies getting an indestructible armor, either a bullet-proof skin or just added on top of you. Sample superhero: Iron man. - Elementalist. We know that there is no power like the power of nature, therefore controlling natural elements can give a lot of power at your will. Sample superheroes: Storm or Polaris. - Gadgeteer. Being a gadgeteer not only requires a PhD in physics to develop unique gadgets (or someone working for you) but also a great ability to use them properly.
Positive Psychology Manifesto | Optimal Functioning - positive psychology & physical health The Positive Psychology Manifesto was created during the first Akumal meeting in 1999 and revised during the second Akumal meeting in 2000 by the following authors: Ken Sheldon, Barbara Frederickson, Kevin Rathunde, Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, and Jonathan Haidt. Definition of Positive Psychology: “Positive Psychology is the scientific study of optimal human functioning. It aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and communities to thrive. The positive psychology movement represents a new commitment on the part of research psychologists to focus attention upon the sources of psychological health, thereby going beyond prior emphases upon disease and disorder.” (Sheldon, Fredrickson, Rathunde, Csikszentmihalyi, & Haidt, 2000) Goals of Positive Psychology: “To meet these objectives we must consider optimal functioning at multiple levels, including biological, experiential, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global. Applications of Positive Psychology:
Boost Employee Engagement in Just 30 Minutes per Month « Leadership.BlogNotions - Thoughts from Industry Experts I’m going to admit right now that that title is slightly misleading, but only slightly. You really do have the power to make a measurable, positive impact on employee engagement. The secret is for you to spend as little as 30 minutes with each employee that you directly manage at least once a month. These mini-meetings, called one to one meetings, are so powerful in moving the needle on employee engagement because of the relationship they cement not only between company and employee but especially between manager and employee, the most impactful relationship of all for both employee satisfaction and employee engagement. One to one meetings are your chance to engage that employee in meaningful conversation about their role in the company. So why do these simple meetings fail to happen more than they do? Meet Bill Bill ran operations for a mid-size professional services firm. One of the most glaring issues about the firm was that nobody cared. Taking Bill from Unprofessional to Professional
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