Put on those rose-colored glasses

To choose and change my thoughts. To let them grow and let them go. Seeing my thoughts like clouds in the sky I breathe on, open, light and free. Overall, fear is extremely destructive to the human mind and therefore to positive thinking itself. Why? I believe that positive expectations …

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Are you able to ask people for help?

When you have your act together, you decide, "This has to happen" and it becomes everything that's important. It automatically shoots to the very top of your priority list. There are a number of factors associated with anxiety-related conditions. These are family history, stressful life events, thinking style, poor coping …

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Reduce, reuse, and smile

Life is full of many ups and downs. Each lifetime has moments of inconceivable joy, tremendous suffering, and utter boredom, yet in the end, it is all part of a beautiful ride. It is a wonderful blessing to have a conscious mind, but being self-aware entails many burdens and drawbacks …

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There's a science to likability

We may feel fear, worry, restlessness, or boredom. These reactions are also universal. We should simply note them and then generalize. We should realize that these reactions are normal human responses, and can arise in anybody. The practice of this style of comparison may feel forced and artificial at first …

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What not to do

Why is that? There is often considerable evidence that both supports and contradicts the hypothesis tested. If we focus primarily on the supporting data, we're more likely to accept that hypothesis, even though the contradictory information may be more compelling. In essence, when we use a confirming strategy, we rely …

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When is it time to monitor?

In addition to the risks during surgery, there are also lasting side effects after the procedure, such as an inability to absorb certain vitamins and minerals and an intolerance to specific foods. Finally, the surgeries are not a guarantee against future weight gain. Research from McGill University in Canada suggests …

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Reduce negative influences

If you sit down expecting grinding drudgery, that is probably what will occur. So set up a daily pattern that you can live with. Make it reasonable. Make it fit with the rest of your life. And if it starts to feel like you're on an uphill treadmill toward liberation …

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What is the purpose of pain?

It's just paper that comes and goes based on your logical decision-making process. Emotions and money are like fire and gasoline - together, they're completely destructive. Emotional sloppiness plus emotional attachment to money equals financial sloppiness. We spend during emotional highs because we feel good and then, we spend during emotional …

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Improving yourself

And sinking mind contains neither. At its worst, it will put you to sleep. Even at its best it will simply waste your time. Imagine you've planned a long sailing voyage. You've spent months preparing yourself and your boat. You've learned all you can about navigating through whatever the ocean …

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Visualizing the shoe switch

Realistically, though, that's a very conservative estimate, since those three hours and twenty minutes don't include the wasted time needed to get back on task between checking emails. In fact, a study published in the International Journal of Information Management found office workers took an average of sixty-four seconds after …

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Edit your thoughts

It can also be a crutch so I warn you to approach online gaming with the requisite care to ensure you don't get addicted and that you maintain a decent distance from the barrage of stimuli. In short, don't get lost in this world. It's not good for you. Forums …

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Eat more foods rich in protein

In a queue, let people merge in. Hold the door open for someone and smile at them as you do. Buy someone a coffee and cake or some fresh fruit - summer strawberries or raspberries. It could be your colleagues, neighbours, family or friends; whoever you choose, surprise them. Don't leave …

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Brighten up

That automatically eliminates about 99% of your thoughts because there's very little you control in life. What's a useless thought? Anything out of your control and without a useful purpose. Do you ever think about the past? That's the perfect example of a random thought that lacks a purpose, unless …

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Thought patterns and alternatives

Once you have left them you can put your energy into finding a new job or somewhere to live instead of spending your energy trying to please, pacify or avoid the bully or abuser. You do have a choice about how to respond. Think positively; think about keeping yourself safe …

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What do i like about myself?

Will they instantly start laughing and flapping their arms in reference to inside joke you shared with them? Part of interacting with other people is learning how to leave a powerful, lasting impression on them. Whether you're on a date, in a business meeting or on a job interview, the …

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How other people see you

Thus, the way the hypothesis is framed can have a major impact on our final judgment. Our bias to confirm can also affect how we search for information. For example, what if you didn't know Barry, but you had to decide if he's an extrovert by asking him two of …

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Strategies to have a positive mind

Let's just say that if you are able to squeeze in exercise followed by dinner plans, there is a chance you might not be able to squeeze in a shower as well. Just hope you're with someone who has a weak sense of smell! When establishing an exercise habit--especially if …

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Concerned for the well-being of others

As a study published in the Review of General Psychology notes, "If satisfaction and pleasure were permanent, there might be little incentive to continue seeking further benefits or advances." In other words, feeling contented wasn't good for the species. Our ancestors worked harder and strove further because they evolved to …

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Exploring behaviors with better consequences

Doing, behaving, thinking or feeling in a way that is not serving you or others. As I already stated, in ancient and recent esoteric schools a method was employed that was more brutal than the method I will offer you here. To train the brain and take control, pain was …

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Take responsibility for your actions

You will see that long-term care facilities are for all ages. So do you really want to end up in a nursing facility in your fifties or sixties? Do you want to be able to play with your kids in your forties? Do you want to travel the world in …

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