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100 Ways to Kickstart Your Brain On a Lazy Day

100 Ways to Kickstart Your Brain On a Lazy Day
By Olivia Coleman Everyone has those days at school or work when your brain is moving just a little slower than usual. If you find yourself up against a lazy day, give one of these tricks a try to get your brain going. With suggestions on brain-boosting foods and drinks, games, trivia, exercise and fun strategies, you are sure to find a way to wake up your brain from the list below. Brain-Boosting Drinks Sometimes all your brain needs is a drink to get it going. Chai. Brain-Boosting Foods From the instant benefit of cinnamon and peppermint to the longer-lasting benefits of blueberries, these foods are great ways to get the blood flowing in your brain on a lazy day. Cinnamon and peppermint. Simple Tricks If your brain is stuck in a rut, try any of these fun and simple tricks to get it going again. Doodle. Video Games Video games can get your brain working–research shows some games can even help fight Alzheimer's. MUO Games. Brain Games BrainCurls. Other Games Word puzzles. Trivia Exercises

My Modern Metropolis The Good Guy Contract Twenty years ago, the first woman I ever loved broke my heart. Like many break ups, the end came in stutters and sine waves rather than as an abrupt but mercifully irreversible amputation. However, for reasons I couldn't understand yet quickly began to resent, my ex-girlfriend continued to ask favors of me. And I continued to grant them. Then one morning while chanting I found myself ruminating about how inappropriate it was of her to keep asking, and the more I thought about it, the more irritated I became. At that exact moment, the phone rang. I knew it was her calling—and sure enough, after I'd finished showering, one of my roommates confirmed it and added that she'd asked that I call her back before I left for school. As I walked toward the phone I told myself that when she asked me for the favor for which I knew she'd called, I'd refuse. I hung up—and laughed out loud. So I decided to begin chanting with the determination to free myself from my inability to refuse her favors.

50 Natural Ways To Boost Your Energy post written by: Marc Chernoff Email Conquering drowsiness before it overwhelms your mind can be quite a challenge without the help of caffeine, taurine and drugs. With the prevalence of energy drinks and coffee shops conveniently located all around us, finding an unnatural, unhealthy energy boost is easy. So the question is: What are some healthy, natural ways to boost your energy and stay awake and alert when you must. Turn on all the lights. – Darkness promotes fatigue and laziness. Check out these books for more natural energy boosters: Photo by: Rama V. If you enjoyed this article, check out our new best-selling book. And get inspiring life tips and quotes in your inbox (it's free)...

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? 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. Amplifying your inner confidence is like any other skill you develop; you can do it in a blink. Same with confidence. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. You don’t have to follow all 10 of these tips, but they are starters that will help you find your internal confidence and boost your sense of self belonging. Confidence is the key to EVERYTHING. Related Articles:

Urban Savior - Saving You from Boregams on Daily Basis 100 Simple Ways to Change Your Life for the Better May 7th, 2008 100 Simple Ways to Change Your Life for the Better No matter how perfect you may think you are, the fact this there’s always some small way you can improve for yourself and others. Health Good health is the foundation of a good life, so make these improvements, and they’ll resonate out to the rest of your life. Social Take these steps to change your social life for the better. Join a book club: Get some social interaction while improving your knowledge with a book club.Get out of the house: Believe it or not, the world just isn’t going to come to you. Emotional Improve your emotional life with these simple strategies to improve your health and relationships. Make an effort to be happy: Whether you actually feel happy or not, make it a point to attempt happiness. Financial Make these changes to improve your life’s financial outlook. Mental Improve your mind by taking these simple steps. Go back to school: Continuing your education does not have to be a complicated endeavor.

Start Your Day in 33 Different Ways Mornings are underrated. I consider them fundamental for the whole diurnal experience. What you do in the very first moments of your morning will fundamentally and inexorably shape your entire day. Most of the time you spend your mornings by routinely performing some habits, on auto pilot. Hence, your days will routinely unfold towards you, the same way day after day, on auto pilot. Consciously inserting your intentions in these very first moments will have a huge effect. Here are at least 33 ways in which you can transform your days by only spending 5 minutes every morning. 1. I love the morning stillness and the unspoken promise of something ready to start. 2. And do nothing. 3. Point your mind to something you’re really grateful for and stay there. 4. Regardless of the current season. 5. You’re going to spot it pretty easily if you put your mind to it. 6. Write an answer to an old question, do part of a small chore, move an object out of somebody’s way. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Let go. 12.

& Survive and Thrive: How to Transform Anxiety into Inspiration Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mary Jaksch of Goodlife Zen. Are you anxious at times? I am. Let’s face it, there’s plenty of anxiety to go around: lay-offs, relationship crises, pandemics, violence – and that’s just for starters. Actually, anxiety is a natural alarm system that keeps us safe and productive. But it can become a chronic mindset. How to tackle anxiety In my life it’s not so much the big-ticket items like the current influenza or the economic meltdown that make me anxious, it’s the fact that I tend to over-commit myself. One way to deal with overload is to pare down commitments, as Leo Babauta describes in his beautiful post, How to be less busy in a busy, busy world. Luckily there are some wonderful techniques that can help us to stay relaxed, focused, grounded, and cheerful – even under pressure. I want to share with you how I stay reasonably sane, grounded, and creative in the midst of a full life. Imagine that you are hiking in a National Park. 1. 2. 3. 1. 2.

The Dalai Lama's 18 Rules For Living May 6, 2011 | 42 Comments » | Topics: Life, List At the start of the new millennium the Dalai Lama apparently issued eighteen rules for living. Since word travels slowly in the digital age these have only just reached me. Here they are. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk. via OwenKelly Hot Stories From Around The Web Other Awesome Stories

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