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A Spring Cleaning Primer: 15 Ways to Get Organized in 5 Minutes or Less

Getting organized can sound exhausting, especially if your house is filled with heaps and piles of stuff. Maybe it’s on the counters. Maybe it’s on your dining room table (and every other table in your home). Maybe it’s your entire closet. Wherever the clutter resides, you’re finding it incredibly frustrating. Because for one, clutter is all you can find—your keys, your home insurance policy, that bill that’s due any day now, not so much. And rest assured you’re not alone. Ashley Hat...
Tags: Psychology, General, Washington, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Perfectionism, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Company, Rachel, Gill, Hatcher, Rosenthal, Blakey

How Do I Fix Myself?

From a young teen in the U.S.: I’ve been really trying to figure myself out lately, and a lot of scary things have been happening to me that I am not sure are even real, or if I am creating these issues in my head. I’ve been feeling like I have two people living inside of me who are almost polar opposites, one who is outgoing, likes to self-harm for amusement and adrenaline rush, and is extremely extroverted while at the other who is depressed, un-motivated and introverted, where any sort of soc...
Tags: Psychology, General, Stress, Teen Issues, School Counselor, Adolescence

Where to Start When You Want to Optimize Your Health

You could spend forever working out exactly how to live a healthy life—the Internet is full of hacks meant to help you optimize each little detail. But honestly, most of the benefits of sleep, exercise, and diet come from just doing the basics right. So if you’re feeling overwhelmed, here’s where to start.Read more...
Tags: Health, Nutrition, Sleep, Diet, Fitness, Stress, Exercise, Lifehacks

Podcast: Bad Habits and Vices Related to Mental Illness

 Everyone has bad habits. Even your sainted Granny who seems perfect to you has some bad habit that only your grandfather knows about. Bad habits, like everything, exist on a spectrum, from biting your nails to snorting cocaine – and everything in between. In this episode, our hosts discuss bad habits that many people with mental illness seem to have – from smoking, to alcoholism, to drug use and, you guessed it, everything in between.   SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW “90% of people...
Tags: Psychology, Google, New York, New York City, Habits, Stress, Rome, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Addiction, Big Mac, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Ben, Diet Coke, Gabe

On Being a Positive Caregiver: An Interview with Veteran Caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack

According to the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and the AARP Public Policy Institute, approximately of Americans care for an adult. According to the same sources, a caregiver’s health appears to deteriorate over time and as burdens rise. Staying positive is perhaps the hardest challenge of a caregiver, especially over time. There is no one more equipped to tell us how to do that than veteran caregiver Carol Bradley Bursack. She has spent more than two decades caring for a total of s...
Tags: Psychology, General, Interview, Aging, Stress, Optimism, David Bowie, Caregiving, Leonard Cohen, Caregivers, Carol, Self-compassion, Mental Health And Wellness, Self Care, Therese, AARP Public Policy Institute

Jack Ma lauding overtime work culture: "996"

To survive at Alibaba, you need to work 12 hours a day, 6 days a week, billionaire Jack Ma demanded. He endorsed the industry’s notorious 996 work culture -- that is, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 6 days a week.“By following the ’996’ work schedule, you are risking yourself getting into the ICU [Intensive Care Unit]” according to a description posted on the “996.ICU” project page. Read more here: Posted at C...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Stress, Alibaba, Jack Ma

The Best Way To Use Nature To De-stress (M)

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Tags: Psychology, Stress, Subscribers-only

Get Unstuck from Negative, Fearful Thoughts with 6 Simple Steps

It’s easy to get stuck in the grip of negative thoughts. Whether you find yourself thinking about an irritating coworker, a thoughtless partner, or the pizza binge you went on last night, negative thoughts are a normal part of life. Yet if you get stuck in negative thought loops — patterns that are often highly unconscious — their destructive nature can take control of your life. Once you become accustomed to thinking negatively, your brain becomes hard-wired to take a negative path. Before you...
Tags: Psychology, Stress, Self-help, Anxiety, Fear, Negative Thinking, Feedback Loop, Stuck Thoughts

What to Tell Yourself When You’re in Emotional Pain

You’re upset about losing a loved one. You’ve had a bad day. You lost out on a job opportunity. You had a falling out with a friend. You feel disconnected from your spouse. You got into an argument with your child. You’re going through something traumatic. You’re going through some other challenging situation, and you’re in pain. You’re sad. You’re heartbroken. You’re weary or overwhelmed. You’re deeply disappointed. When many of us are in emotional pain, we don’t exactly help the situatio...
Tags: Psychology, General, Stress, Self-help, Grief And Loss, Mental Health And Wellness, Self-soothing, Emotional Pain, Coping Skills, Torres, Asheville, Kristin Neff, Renee, SAN LEANDRO Calif, Laura Torres LPC, Renee Cage Watson

The Different Things You’re Doing That Steal Time—And How to Stop

Many of us lament that we don’t have time for the things we’d like to do—catch a movie on a weeknight, take a fun dance class on a Saturday, start a creative project, go for a run, read, take a weekend getaway. But the reality is that many of us are doing things we don’t actually need to be doing. When we eliminate those things, space suddenly opens up, and we naturally create more time. According to time management expert and bestselling author Laura Vanderkam, knowing what to eliminate...
Tags: Psychology, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Dalton, Faye, Marshall Goldsmith, Chris Bailey, Loflin, Laura Vanderkam, Vanderkam

Mastering The Art of Meditation to Get Rid of Mental Diarrhea

You're reading Mastering The Art of Meditation to Get Rid of Mental Diarrhea, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Our current lifestyle and food habits have made us vulnerable to several ailments and that’s why nowadays, more and more people are adopting different ways to live a healthy and balanced life. Long working hours, increased stress, improper sleeping habits, environmental ...
Tags: Health, Featured, Happiness, Stress, Meditation, Mental Health, Lifehacks, Health And Fitness, Focus, Self Improvement, Pickthebrain, Calm, Best Self Improvement Blog, Saurabh Gupta, Cloudwalks a QuickBooks

Podcast: How to Reduce the Stress of Social Media

 Social media sites have become a huge part of our lives, enabling us to easily stay in touch with countless friends and family members all over the world. But there’s a dark side to social media, as it also enables negative things like bullying to proliferate. Many people have found that social media creates a huge amount of anxiety in their lives, but don’t feel they can live without it. In this episode, learn some ways to reduce the anxieties associated with social media. ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Technology, General, Instagram, Cdc, China, America, Social Media, Linkedin, Stress, Bbc, Britain, United States, Fox News, Green Party

Meaningful Ways to Improve Your Mental Health

Our mental health isn’t static. It is something we can change and improve and build on. Which is why coach and speaker Miles Adcox prefers the term “mental or emotional fitness.” He says: “Fitness conjures the idea that we have some control and work we can do to improve the status of our mental and emotional well-being.” The fact that our mental health is dynamic provides us with a great opportunity to learn and grow and create and course-correct. Adcox defines mental health as “the p...
Tags: Psychology, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Nashville, Mental Health And Wellness, Dan Siegel, Adcox, Meaningful Ways to Improve Your Mental Health, Miles Adcox, Austin Houghtaling, Houghtaling, Onsite Workshops

How to Let Conflict & Change Be Your Teachers

What can conflict and change teach you? Life is full of potential friction. We expect relationships to last forever, situations to have certain outcomes, jobs to last longer than they do. However, life tends to serve us what we need to grow and evolve rather than what will keep us safe. How we tend to the pain of those disappointments — both big and small — define whether we get stuck in an eddy of emotional turmoil, or ultimately evolve to our next level of growth. When faced with disappointm...
Tags: Psychology, Disappointment, Stress, Change, Vulnerability, Awareness, Mindfulness, Self-help, Personality, Conflict, Feelings, Emotions, Pain, Publishers, Spirituality & Health, Evolve

Wearing the Inside Out: Meaningful (Dis)connections

When used for purposes of knowledge acquisition, information sharing, and community involvement, no one would debate the idea that social media can have an enduring positive impact our lives. However, with every scroll, click, like, and share, the digital debris that we collect and store on our internal ‘hard drive’ has a way of leaving its indelible mark on our psyche. And therein lies the bane of our socially mediated existence: Our desire to connect with the energies that make us feel who...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Creativity

6 Good Reasons to Laugh More

It’s been 40 years since Norman Cousins published his classic An Anatomy of an Illness, in which he documents curing himself with a high dose of vitamin C and a continuous stream of humorous films. Since then research has further established the medicinal benefits of laughter, helping everything from Alzheimer’s disease and allergies to backaches and muscle cramping. Following one of his studies on the benefits of laughter, Dr. Michael Miller said he envisioned a time when physicians might rec...
Tags: Psychology, General, South Park, Time, Happiness, Research, Stress, Fun, Humor, Time Magazine, University of Oxford, Baltimore, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Laughter, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Empower Your Inner Peacekeeper

Inner peace is the centerpiece of your soul. Stress is  a constant, a fact of life, a silent killer. These catchphrases grab our attention because, yep, they sound pretty stressful   —    as though we’d better put on our protective gear, grab our weapons, and prepare for combat… or else . No doubt, our daily exposure to the stress factor can make us feel like we’re in the trenches and quickly losing the war. And when stress eventually retreats, there we stand  –   bloodied and bruis...
Tags: Psychology, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Tai Chi, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Breathing Exercise, Overstimulation, Peace of Mind, Inner peace, Qigong, Zumba Boot Camp

Why We Don’t Perform at Our Best and How to Change That

Riley Jenkins, a consultant at an elite firm, prides herself on responding to her clients’ emails within an hour. She works every Saturday. She never takes a flight that doesn’t have internet access, so she can work (and of course attend to her inbox). She stays up late working on clients’ proposals. She always picks work over her personal life. And her face is always in her phone. But none of this makes her a star employee. And she doesn’t feel any more caught up. Instead, she constantly fe...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, General, Habits, Happiness, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Riley, Laura Vanderkam, Vanderkam, Doug Lemov, Riley Jenkins

Boiling Mad? It Might Not Be Anger After All

Sometimes, a cigar is just a cigar, as Freud may or may not have said. That is, sometimes anger is just anger. You’re annoyed or aggravated, because you’re genuinely annoyed or aggravated. But other times, anger sits on the surface while other emotions and past experiences swim underneath. According to Chris Boyd, a psychotherapist in Vancouver, these underlying emotions might include: “fear, shame, rejection, exhaustion, embarrassment, stress, disappointment, powerlessness, envy, sadness...
Tags: Psychology, General, Relationships, Stress, Self-help, Anger Management, Vancouver, Rochester, Anger, Frustration, Freud, Douglas, Mental Health And Wellness, Marriage And Divorce, Boyd, Chris Boyd

6 Mindfulness-Based Techniques to Help You Fall Asleep

You’re all-too familiar with the cracks and indentations of your bedroom ceiling. Because you’ve spent one-too-many sleepless nights staring at it. And staring. And staring. And staring some more. You likely don’t struggle with insomnia or another sleep disorder, but on some nights, it’s simply tough to fall asleep–and stay that way. Psychotherapist Melissa Divaris Thompson, LMFT, noted that it’s tough to slow ourselves down when our minds and nervous systems have been going, going, going...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sleep, New York City, Habits, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, San Francisco Bay, Thompson, Mental Health And Wellness, Health-related, Yoga Journal, Williamson, Tate, Denver Colo

For employers: effectiveness drops, and health problems rise, when hours lengthen

From WSJ:Every employer is in the health care business, like it or not. Employee health benefits cost Starbucks more annually than coffee beans; General Motors spends more on them than on steel. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported in 2016 that stress is the leading workplace health problem, ahead of physical inactivity and obesity.Absenteeism is one issue. “Presenteeism” is another: employees who, though at work, are not at their physical or psychological best. Effectiveness ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, General Motors, Stress, Starbucks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention

Expectations and Anger Issues Connected with Stress

Is it wrong of me to expect my wife to come through on her words given me on her own with out me asking for it and if not get angry? Example she asked me to pay rent starting 2nd month our lease (even tho before we got the place we agreed to split it 2/3 me 1/3 her) cuz as she says I make more money even though my business almost went bankrupt a few month before (now is better but still isn’t easy which costs me a lot of stress) and offered in exchange to pay for all house bills and groceries an...
Tags: Psychology, Family, General, Relationships, Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Therapy, Anger Management, Anger, Frustration, Family Therapist, Shared Responsibility

The Power of Creativity in Helping Us to (Kind of) Cope

The intensity of Maureen “Marzi” Wilson’s anxiety varies day to day. Some days, it’s a “mild uneasiness,” a nagging feeling that she’s forgotten something important. “Other days, it’s closer to terror, a horrible premonition that something catastrophic is imminent,” she said. The outward expression varies, too. Sometimes, she fidgets. Other times, she’s “sitting in the corner of a closet wrapped in a blanket.” Because “some days are harder than others,” she said. Wilson has been strugg...
Tags: Psychology, Books, General, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Anxiety, Creativity, Wilson, Mental Health And Wellness, Anxiety And Panic, Inspiration & Hope, Coping Skills, Overwhelm, Emotion Regulation, Marzi

Tips to Prevent and Recover from a Trying Day

“Be proactive not reactive, for an apparently insignificant issue ignored today can spawn tomorrow’s catastrophe.” – Ken Poirot Do you ever have one of those mornings where the battle against annoying minutiae begins before you’re even truly awake? One of those days where you feel the illusion of control fully slipping away. You try to grasp and pull it back, but you really have no control over this day or its outcome, at all. We dread these types of days, don’t we? The control freak in me ge...
Tags: Psychology, Youtube, Stress, Meditate, Self-help, Ikea, Emotions, Angry, Pressure, Proactive, Publishers, Control, Calm, Tiny Buddha, Reactive, Mindful

Own Your Contribution

“Life is not about accumulation. It is about contribution.” Stephen Covey’s powerful words resonate on  oh so many  levels. In the work setting, it’s not about accumulating personal performance accolades; it’s about our contribution to the betterment of the entire organization. In the social sphere, it’s not about the number of friends that we accumulate (know any “friend collectors”?), but about how we can meaningfully contribute to just  one person’s life . And in the neighborhood, it’s n...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Stress, Mindfulness, Self-help, Stress Reduction, Blame, Responsibility, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, Success & Achievement, Stephen Covey

How to Become a Digital Minimalist—And Why It’s So Meaningful

Right now minimalism is all the rage. Which means you’ve likely come across a variety of minimalist-based tips and tricks on websites and podcasts—and possibly everywhere you look. When something becomes this trendy, it can quickly become meaningless, just another swiftly passing fad. But minimalism is everywhere for good reason. Minimalism encourages us to cut out the clutter and excess in our lives, which gives us more time (and energy and attention) to spend on the things that truly ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Technology, General, Habits, Happiness, Social Media, Stress, Self-help, Digital Media, Mental Health And Wellness, Newport, Cal Newport Ph D, Gary Rogowska

Unwanted Thoughts? Don’t Try to Suppress Them

We all do it. We try to wish our thoughts away. When our mind turns to a stressful work situation, a craving for a cigarette, or a fantasy we shouldn’t be having, we immediately try to remove the thought from the gray matter of our brains. We start a random conversation with the person next to us, we concentrate harder on a work assignment, or we put our index fingers in our ears, and sing, “La la la la, I can’t hear you!” Consider every long song you hear on the radio. How many begin or end wit...
Tags: Psychology, General, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Self-help, Intrusive Thoughts, OCD, Worry, Mental Health And Wellness, Rumination, Wegner, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Daniel Wegner, Carol Barber, Thought Suppression

How Meditation Can Make You Happier

Despite many of us in the modern world enjoying a level of comfort and luxury that would be been unimaginable for most of human history, we still find it very hard to be happy. In fact, it seems that modern society is contributing to our fatigue and discontentment — with high-pressure working lives, decreased sense of community and a perceived lack of meaning all causing strain. As much as we may struggle, however, the pursuit of happiness is still the primary goal for most people. While it ...
Tags: Psychology, Happiness, Stress, Meditation, Mindfulness, Stress Reduction, Anxiety And Panic, Buddhist, IBS, Present Moment, Better Health

8 Ways to Instantly Feel Empowered to Face an Upcoming Challenge, A New Opportunity or a Tough Day

You’re about to ask for a promotion at work. You’re about to ask for a raise. You’re about to resign from your 9-to-5 to start your own business. You’re about to take a step toward expanding your business. You’re about to give a speech. You’re about to have a hard conversation. You’re about to say ‘yes’ or say ‘no’ to a significant opportunity. You’re about to advocate for yourself—which is something you’ve actually rarely done before. And you need to feel empowered. Because right now you...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, Stress, Self-help, Mental Health And Wellness, Motivation And Inspiration, Industrial And Workplace, Success & Achievement, Garcia, DBT, Alyssa Mairanz, Mairanz, Leslie Garcia, Mairanz LMHC

Thriva expands its range of test-at-home kits to add female hormone and cortisol stress tests

UK home health analysis kit startup Thriva is adding three more products to its range later this month: A saliva-based cortisol stress test and two female hormone kits. The Seedcamp-backed UK startup has been offering blood-prick-based health monitoring kits since 2016, and says it’s had more than 50,000 customers sign up to stab their own finger with its spring-loaded plastic lancet and massage a drop of blood into a tube to post away for lab-based analysis. The new saliva kit lowers the barrie...
Tags: Health, Startups, Europe, UK, Tech, Stress, United Kingdom, Hormones, Seedcamp, Thriva, Fertility Testing, Female Hormones

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