Positive Thinking

To Be or Not to Be that is the Question-What is your take on it?

To be or not to be that is the Question. Do you know this phrase? A phrase from the genius William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. What do I mean by this? I mean this is a dilemma of our life. I mean- you have to push yourself hard to step forward in life.I mean- You have to kick out procrastination from your daily life. I mean-You have to take strong action for stunning success. And, I mean-No matter what the situation…

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3 Soulful Ways To Overcoming Unnecessary Wants – *Positive Provocations*

“Stop chasing what your mind wants and you’ll get what your soul needs.” When my daughter was 4 years old, she loved ice cream. She still does. One night when she was 4, on a very cold rainy night, she kept pulling me to the fridge to ask me for ice cream. Now there is nothing wrong with ice cream, is there? But at 11 p.m. (well past bedtime) on a cold rainy night, it is potentially disastrous. Now we…

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How to Use Your Positive Memories To Boost Mental Health and Prevent Depression

When you think back on your life throughout your day, are you more likely to revisit “positive memories” or “negative memories?” According to a new study published in Nature Human Behavior, recalling positive memories may play an important role in managing stress, preventing depressive symptoms, and boosting our mental health overall. Researchers set up an experiment where participants were shown either a “positive” or “negative” word on a screen, and were then asked to recall a specific autobiographical memory from…

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55 of The Most Inspiring Gratitude Quotes You Will Ever Need – *Positive Provocations*

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.” ~Johannes A. Gaertner~ For me, my Gratitude practice is my most transformative positive habit yet. It picks me up when I am down. It makes me focus on the beautiful blessings in my life, no matter how hard things may be. A gratitude practice is the first step I urge my clients towards, to kick start their healing. While…

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5 Inspirational Life Lessons you should learn from your Smartphone

Life is a wonderful gift from God. We need powerful life lessons to learn, to grow and to do what we want to do in life.Each and everything that we see, that we feel and that we touch can teach life lessons to us. That 5-inch smartphone can be our great teacher of life. The beauty of life is, lessons are everywhere but we must acquire knowledge to move ahead. Here are inspiring life lessons for success that we can…

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The Gifts of Imperfection – Conquer shame and embrace who you are

The book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are explores the power of love, belonging and “being enough” by cultivating courage, compassion and connection, all with the goal of developing resilience to shame. Each of the 10 chapters in the book explains one virtue that can help you overcome the feelings of imperfection and live a more meaningful and happier life. The main idea of the book is…

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7 Ways a Yoga Retreat Can Change Your Life

In today’s time, it is hard to find some respite from the monotonousness of daily life. The constant juggle between personal and professional life takes a toll on the quality of life and results in stress, anxiety, depression and other disorders. So what’s the way out you may ask? Well, if you really want to experience the tranquility of life, a yoga retreat is certainly the best way. It is an opportunity for you to renew, rejuvenate, reflect and restore.…

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5 Transformative Reasons to Start Writing a Journal NOW! – *Positive Provocations*

“Life is a train of moods like a string of beads; and as we pass through them they prove to be many colored lenses, which paint the world their own hue, and each shows us only what lies in its own focus.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson As this glorious December begins and we are all in introspective modes cause of the end of the year approaching rapidly…I’m thinking about Essence. I’m thinking about that Essence that is revealed when we have…

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If you dislike your body, you don’t love yourself

Healing your emotional self – if you don’t like your body, you don’t love yourself Parents serve their children as mirrors. Parents (together with the immediate family) are the only real reference a child has, and thus parents’ words and behavior present the core source of information about a child. If parents don’t provide an accurate mirror, namely that a child is a valuable human being that deserves love, respect and encouragement no matter what, that leads to never‑ending emotional…

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25 Powerful Confidence Quotes to Help You Believe 3X in Yourself

Confidence attracts greatness to you, do you believe that? If you do not, here is what I believe is the reason, doubt. That tiny creepy monster that crawls into your thoughts, making you lose faith in yourself, your ideas, your potentials, your abilities. So many people today are not living up to their potentials simply because they let doubt fill their thoughts, feeding off of them like a leach. For many years I struggled with an internal enemy called doubt, one…

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4 Self-Healing Promises for a Positively Happy 2019 – *Positive Provocations*

“Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.” ~ Hannah Arendt As the 2019 inches closer and closer, I find myself introspecting a whole lot. I find myself thinking about the year ending in terms of achievements, high points, low points, successes, failures, learning points etc. Introspection and a constant need to be a better more evolved human(e) being makes me think of the year…

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5 Reasons Why I Am Ok with Making Mistakes: Overcoming Adversity

Let’s face it, making mistakes and overcoming adversity can feel horrible at times, especially if the mistake is of large scale. Because of this, we are often too afraid to make that first step forward. The fear can hold us back and prevent us from making the so-needed changes in life. But what if you knew that you couldn’t fail? What if you could see adversity from a different angle? How would you act then? Would the fear of doing something…

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10 Steps to Achieve Goals Faster and with Better Results

Setting goals for yourself is one of the most effective tools that you can use to make positive changes in life. However, even then there are certain things you can do to either improve that tool or make it worse. In addition, goals can be completed in a very efficient way, or they can, as it often happens, be completely abandoned. Fortunately, the latter can be avoided if approached in a smart way. Below you will find the 10 steps…

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Top 100 Personal Development Blogs 2018

The official Top 100 Personal Development Blogs is back! Damn, I love this time of year. It’s all about setting your year up for massive success and what better way of doing that then presenting you with the best personal development blogs for 2018. In fact, we bring you the Top 100! This is the fifth year that we have compiled the Top 100 personal development blogs and every year we see more and more blogs adding great value to…

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