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Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

Lean into the pain This post is part four of the series Raw Nerve. When you first begin to exercise, it’s somewhat painful. Not wildly painful, like touching a hot stove, but enough that if your only goal was to avoid pain, you certainly would stop doing it. But if you keep exercising… well, it just keeps getting more painful. 79 Ways to Relieve Stress Right Now I’m pretty sure this is the world’s longest list of ways to relieve stress immediately. In preparing this list, I only sought ways to relieve stress that could be implemented on the spot. Basically, when stressed, open this page, pick a number and destress. I’d bookmark it now. A lot of our clients are extremely busy and though we make sure our transcription services are as painless and stress-free as possible, we’re sure some of them get stressed in other parts of their businesses from time-to-time.

Top 10 Tips for a Healthy Brain 1. Engage Yourself in the Complex and Novel Learning new information and skills across your entire lifespan helps to keep your brain strong even in the later years of life. Activities that have the highest value for brain health are those that are novel and complex to each particular person. "Precommitment devices" will help you to lose weight, stop drinking, and not sleep with jerks on first dates. - By Daniel Akst If you agree—and only if you agree—Progressive Insurance will give you a device to install in your car that will rat you out for jack-rabbit starts and slamming on the brakes. * It's a small thing that plugs into your on-board diagnostic system, and it transmits as you drive. If your little minder shows that you don't act like Dale Earnhardt Jr. behind the wheel, you'll save up to 30 percent on your auto insurance. Although there's no official penalty for letting the company find out that you regularly lay down rubber, in fact you'll pay more for coverage than will tamer drivers. You'll also be acting to tame your own behavior by raising the price of recklessness. Progressive's driving spy is a sneaky example of the "precommitment device," a technique that people use to bind themselves to their preferred desires, and a subject I have been studying for my new book about the problem of self-control, We Have Met the Enemy.

The Power of the Pen: 5 Scientific Reasons to Write More Over the past week or so I’ve discovered several different studies that focus on the benefits of writing. This is something I have had a hunch about for awhile because of how much writing has helped me. Anyone who has the capacity to write should take advantage of this tool whenever they can. Both the mental and physical benefits from writing about your life, such as in a journal or a blog, are paramount to optimizing your health and well-being. Different forms of writing have shown to serve a wide range of functions, including: improving learning, minimizing stress and anxiety, motivating in change habits, improving physical health, and even helping to cope with negative and traumatic experiences.

How to say no My friend Megan is a complete sucker. I love her, but she’s constantly getting roped into doing favors for people. And not always for friends, often just acquaintances from work. These aren’t things that she enjoys or that are her responsibility, either. She just has a hard time saying no to a request for help. Suzanne B. Phillips, Psy.D.: PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Signs That Your 'Loving Relationship' May Be an Addiction "Looking back, I see my affair as a breakdown, as simply illness. It was a sickness, an emotional plague. It was equally as threatening as an alcohol or drug problem. I can honestly say it was the worst feeling I ever experienced."

Heidi Grant Halvorson, Ph.D.: The Trouble with Bright Girls Successful women know only too well that in any male-dominated profession, we often find ourselves at a distinct disadvantage. We are routinely underestimated, underutilized and even underpaid. Studies show that women need to perform at extraordinarily high levels, just to appear moderately competent compared to our male coworkers. But in my experience, smart and talented women rarely realize that one of the toughest hurdles they'll have to overcome to be successful lies within. Compared with our male colleagues, we judge our own abilities not only more harshly but fundamentally differently. Understanding why we do it is the first step to righting a terrible wrong.

If you could pick one thing that you wanted everyone to know about Bipolar what would it be? If you could pick one thing that you wanted everyone to know about Bipolar what would it be? And why would you want everyone to know it? I thought a fun way to go about answering this one was to get a few different answers. None of us read the other’s answers before we wrote our own, so it should be interesting!!!

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