5 Ways to Overcome Mental Blocks

We’ve all been there- staring at a blank screen, throwing endless drafts in the trash, pulling out hair, scrolling through Facebook photos, re-ordering music libraries and even wiping the computer clean. We do anything to pass the time and avoid admitting the painfully obvious – we’ve hit a block. We are the cultivators and sole fuel source of the blocks we experience. Blocks are usually an indication that we’ve taken our focus off of what we want and placed it…

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70 Highly Motivational Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Quotes

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an American actor, producer, semi-retired professional wrestler, and former collegiate football player. The rock has become a very common name in the entertainment world. Forbes named him the top grossing actor of 2013. They are calling him the hardest working man in show business. Up to the end of 2015, The Rock’s movies have grossed $5.8 Billion worldwide.  Here are 70 Dwayne Johnson Quotes: 1. “All successes begin with Self-Discipline. It starts with you.” –…

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What You Need to Know

Wondering why your job makes you feel so tired at the end of the day? It could be a sign of work fatigue. Even when we are sure to get enough sleep at night, eat nutritiously, and practice self-care, feelings of stress can become a slippery slope. What Is Work/Life Balance? Our work/life balance is exactly that — a balance. Juggling these two areas can be a real challenge and when we begin to feel overwhelmed, work fatigue may set…

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3 Deceptively Simple Ways to Overcome Your Fears

What are you scared of? Oh, don’t shake your head and say, “Nothing!” We are all scared of something – it could be fear of something real like mice and cockroaches or fear of the possibility of something going wrong – like feeling humiliated while addressing a crowd.  In this article, you will be taken through a three step process of understanding why you are scared of something, what to do about it and finally how to overcome it. 1. It’s…

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Want to win at life? Start doing this right now!

You want to motivate your child to do well in his/her 12th standard exams. How do you think you should do it? Should you tell your child how difficult life will be without a good education, or how great things can be with a good education? Many parents (and bosses and teachers and people in general), tend to take the first approach, but here is research that says that the first method might actually be more effective. Did you just…

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5 Ways To Beat Procrastination Like A Boss

I have so much to do! I have emails to answer, lectures to prepare, and clients’ problems to solve and on top of all this a big presentation at work! You know what the worst part is? People assume I am magically immune to procrastination, just because I am a psychologist. But hey, I’m still a person and at times I get overwhelmed, or plain bored with all the work I need to do. But the difference between me and…

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6 Psychological Forces That Determine Your Success

Image Credit: Twenty20.com How do you define success? If asked this question a couple years ago, I would have answered that success means getting a college degree, working a 9-5 job, climbing the corporate ladder, finding a nice wife, and retiring with a white picket fence. Since starting on my self-development journey, however, my definition has changed. Now, I believe that there is only one success and that is to live life on your own terms. Everyday we are exposed…

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5 Keys to Return to Your True Self — Purpose Fairy

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a highly anxious person. My head and my heart have been very disconnected and when I was born I had the cord wrapped around my neck which meant I struggled to breathe and was silent during my birth. I entered the world in a hyper-vigilant state and that’s where I stayed as I grew up a shy, awkward and uncomfortable person who had never really learned to be safe in her…

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The Introvert’s Guide To Public Speaking

So, there’s this project at work you’ve been working really hard on. Your boss loves the idea and everything is going great until s/he tells you to present the idea to the whole team tomorrow. You’ve created the slides and proofread them twice, but every time you think of the presentation, your head feels light and you get a sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. What are you afraid of? That you’re a quiet, reserved person and not…

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A Psychologist Reveals How Your Mind Tricks You Every Day

I was once asked if I liked what I wrote. I said I have different phases, I like my writing in some phases and don’t like my writing in some phases. Huh? Let me explain. I’m working on this children’s book, a series of short stories for children. In the beginning, as I was writing the first few stories, I was mentally rehearsing my Booker Award Speech, and I was all like, “Wow, this is going to be SO great!”…

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5 Insanely Helpful Tips to Start Working Out

“I don’t have enough time” “I am too tired” “I will start from tomorrow, definitely!” “Ok, from Monday for sure!” If these are some of the excuses you have for not working out, you are not alone! As human beings, we are hard-wired to do only which is absolutely needed — wired to minimize time and energy wherever possible. Let’s first try and understand why we are spending so much time on this topic. Believe it or not, Science has actually…

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5 Beliefs That Make High Performance Individuals Achieve More Than the Rest

Image Credit: Twenty20.com Many people believe that high performance people such as Michael Jordan, Elon Musk and Michael Phelps are just blessed with superior genetics. But that simply is not true. The fact is, these individuals have beliefs that they picked up somewhere in their lives that made them the high performance individuals that they are. A high performer has the ability to achieve much more success and growth than an “ordinary” person. They are individuals who tend to become…

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Can You Increase Your IQ? A Neuroscientist Explains

Intelligence, most of us would agree is an extremely abstract concept that individuals possess. Defining intelligence, in itself is a huge task that most academicians have attempted to succeed in. It can be thought of as the ability of a person to learn, adapt and solve new problems, adapt to environments and situations. Having complex sub-components such as cognitive processes; quantifying intelligence is surely not an easy task. However, psychologists have attempted at developing measures for intelligence. The first version…

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How to Get Anything You Want in 2017 (5 Easy Steps Action Plan)

Do you want to start your 2019 like a champion and accomplish everything you want? Do you want to be more successful, more productive and more loving? Do you want to improve the quality of your life and the ones that you love? Then this little guide is what you need. Maybe you want to lose more weight and have that body shape you always dreamed about. Or maybe you want to make more money, so you can have more…

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You Can Avoid Multitasking When You Focus on These 3 Things

This is a guest post by Austin L. Church. Austin is a writer and consultant who runs a branding and content agency called Balernum. He lives in Knoxville, Tennessee, with his lovely and patient wife Megan, and their two boys and one girl. He would tell you that his family and his faith are the reason he is so gung-ho about improving his focus, his business, and himself. He wants his kids to say, “Go away!” not “Why is Dad always…

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6 Research-Based Hacks to Help You Avoid Overeating

So you were at an all you can eat buffet. Before you left home you had vowed not to overeat tonight, and just try small quantities of whatever seemed interesting. By the end of the meal, you need to unbutton your pants and need a few seconds to catch your breath after climbing down the flight of stairs. You overate, AGAIN! Well, here are a few hacks, all backed by research, you can use to not overeat: 1. Hide your…

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