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Do You Make These 10 Common Mistakes When You Think?

Do You Make These 10 Common Mistakes When You Think?
Image: *Zara (license). ”The world we have created is a product of our thinking; it cannot be changed without changing our thinking.”Albert Einstein “It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.”William Shakespeare “Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.”Voltaire Your thoughts are incredibly powerful. It can also be a thing that cripples you, paralyses you, causes much suffering and gets you stuck instead of getting you to move forward towards a better and more positive life. In this article I’ll explore 10 common mistakes I have made many times – and still do from time to time – and what I have done about them to improve the way I use my mind. 1. I used to be a chronic overthinker. I have however successfully reduced or almost eliminated overthinking in my life. What to do about it: How did I do it? I listened to those books over and over on my mp3 player while out walking, while riding the bus and so on. Set short deadlines for decisions. 2. 3. 4. Related:  Self Helpmental health

Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven’t gotten yet? For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. Newcounter knowledge is the backbone of society’s progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others’ quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. Life-changing knowledge does typically require advanced learning techniques. Health Shake a leg. Balance Sleep on it. Perspective and Focus Change your focus, part 2. Recall Techniques Listen to music. Visual Aids Every picture tells a story. Verbal and Auditory Techniques Stimulate ideas. Kinesthetic Techniques Write, don’t type. Self-Motivation Techniques Give yourself credit. Supplemental Techniques Read as much as you can. For Teachers, Tutors, and Parents Be engaging. For Students and Self-Studiers Be engaged. Parting Advice Persist. Sources For This Article Did you enjoy this article?

Addictive personality An addictive personality refers to a particular set of personality traits that make an individual predisposed to addictions.[1] Many scientists[who?] believe that addictive behaviors are defined by the "excessive, repetitive use of pleasurable activities to cope with unmanageable internal conflict, pressure, and stress."[2] This hypothesis states that there are common elements among people with varying addictions that relates to personality traits.[2] People who are substance dependent are characterized by: a physical or psychological dependency that negatively affects their quality of life.[1] They are frequently connected with substance abuse; however, people with addictive personalities are also highly at risk of becoming addicted to gambling, food, pornography, exercise, work, and codependency.[1] Scientists have been better able to understand addictive personalities as researchers delve further into understanding the chemistry of addiction.[1] Alan R. Description[edit] Alan R.

8 Ways to Defeat Persistent Unwanted Thoughts Repressing thoughts doesn’t work so here are 8 ways to get rid of negative thoughts. It’s one of the irritations of having a mind that sometimes it’s hard to get rid of negative thoughts. It could be a mistake at work, money worries or perhaps a nameless fear. The most intuitive method to get rid of negative thoughts is trying to suppress them by pushing it out of our minds. Unfortunately, as many studies have shown, thought suppression doesn’t work. So, what alternatives exist to get rid of negative thoughts we’d rather not have going around in our heads? In an article for American Psychologist, the expert on thought suppression, Daniel Wegner, explains some potential methods to get rid of negative thoughts (Wegner, 2011). 1. The natural tendency when trying to get your mind off, say, a social gaff you made, is to try and think about something else: to distract yourself. 2. Another intuitive method for avoiding persistent thoughts is to put ourselves under stress. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I’m Trying to Avoid R You don’t always have to work hard to be productive. Productivity can simply be the side effect of doing the right things. So here’s a list of 29 semi-productive things I do online when my mind is set on avoiding ‘real work.’ Check delicious popular tags like ‘useful,’ ‘tutorials,’ ‘tips,’ ‘howto,’ ‘advice,’ ‘entrepreneurship,’ etc. for interesting, educational articles to read.Watch one of the thousands of educational videos streaming at, Academic Earth and Teacher Tube.Read an online book list and find a new book to grab next time I’m at the library. Oh, and ever since I bought my new (super sexy) Apple iPad , I’ve been enjoying all of these sites on the go and catching looks from almost everyone who passes me while I browse. So what kind of semi-productive things do you do online in your off-time? Photo by: Colorblind Picaso Party Casino Related 30 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in 30 Minutes or Less April 19, 2012 In "Happiness" 30 Ways to Save 30 Minutes a Day October 4, 2010

101 Ways To Live Your Life To The Fullest “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” – Steve Jobs (101 Most Inspiring Quotes of All Time) How do you feel about your life today? If your answer to any of the above is a no, maybe or not sure, that means you’re not living your life to the fullest. This is a list of 101 timeless principles I use to live my best life, and I hope they’ll help you to do so too. Here are 101 ways to live your life to the fullest:

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Facts About Smoking I am a smoker. I smoke roughly one pack of cigarettes a day-it is killing me both physically and financially. I have an awful addiction to tobacco and I realize that it is a problem, therefore, I have chosen an infographic that will hopefully inspire more self-discipline as I begin this cigarette-free lifestyle. 1 out of every 5 people in the entire world is a smoker. One third of the entire male population smokes. Smoking is the number one killer in the world, and I’m realizing now that I very well could be one of its victims. Share This Infographic Get Free Infographics Delivered to your Inbox

Why Self-Confidence Should Be Your Top Goal This Year Did you set any goals or make any resolutions for the year? How are they working out for you so far? Are you on track? Or have you already fallen short or abandoned your goal completely? If that’s the case, you aren’t alone. But the vast majority of people fail in their efforts. There are many reasons people aren’t successful in achieving their goals and resolutions. • They set big, complicated goals that are overwhelming rather than small, attainable goals;• They don’t set tangible, achievable metrics for their goals that are specific;• They don’t have a system of accountability and support;• They don’t plan for difficulties or potential setbacks. All of these reasons can be overcome by learning the skills of proper goal-setting and habit formation. That foundational element is self-confidence. This might seem intuitive, but if you are one of the millions of people who lack self-confidence, you know how this lack can sabotage your best efforts at reaching your dreams. Research on confidence

Blog: 100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience? 30 Habits that Will Change your Life Developing good habits is the basic of personal development and growth. Everything we do is the result of a habit that was previously taught to us. Unfortunately, not all the habits that we have are good, that’s why we are constantly trying to improve. The following is a list of 30 practical habits that can make a huge difference in your life. You should treat this list as a reference, and implement just one habit per month. Health habits Exercise 30 minutes every day. Productivity habits Use an inbox system. Personal Development habits Read 1 book per week. Career habits Start a blog. What do you think? Update: A reader put together a downloadable copy of all these habits.

Abstract and concrete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia In philosophy[edit] Abstract objects have often garnered the interest of philosophers because they raise problems for popular theories. In ontology, abstract objects are considered problematic for physicalism and some forms of naturalism. Abstract objects and causality[edit] Another popular proposal for drawing the abstract-concrete distinction contends that an object is abstract if it lacks any causal powers. Concrete and abstract thinking[edit] Jean Piaget uses the terms "concrete" and "formal" to describe the different types of learning. Terminology[edit] In language, abstract and concrete objects are often synonymous with concrete nouns and abstract nouns. See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit]