How Motivation Quotes Can Instigate Change

We become what we think.  This quote has been proven over and over again. If we perceive something bad is going to happen to us, many times it does.  On the contrary, if we believe something good is going to happen, this often becomes true as well.  Science has affirmed the link between positive expectationContinue reading “How Motivation Quotes Can Instigate Change”

How to Maintain Your Self-Esteem After a Breakup

A bad breakup can be a major blow to your happiness, but getting dumped can really affect your self-esteem. It is hard not to succumb to the sadness and self-loathing that getting dumped can bring on. But after you’re all cried out, how do you maintain your self-esteem? Take a Breath First of all, takeContinue reading “How to Maintain Your Self-Esteem After a Breakup”

Train Your Mind to Turn Negatives Into Positives

Stress and negative thinking are very definitely linked. Stress has been proven in countless studies to cause heart disease, unhealthy weight gain, asthma, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, depression and anxiety. And negative thinking actually causes adrenaline and cortisol (the stress hormones located in your body) to increase. So wouldn’t it be great if you could learnContinue reading “Train Your Mind to Turn Negatives Into Positives”

Is Low Self-Esteem a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Sometimes, a person’s fears can become so strong that they play themselves out; becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts. This happens a lot for people with low self-esteem. Low self-esteem itself can easily become somewhat of a self-fulfilling prophecy, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. What Is Self-Esteem? Many people are unaware ofContinue reading “Is Low Self-Esteem a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?”

How Often Do You Need to Exercise and How Long Will It Take to Help Depression?

You may have heard that exercising can help fight depression. But how long do you have to exercise before you start feeling better? And can you exercise once a month, do you have to exercise once a week, or should you be working out every day? What type of the schedule do you need toContinue reading “How Often Do You Need to Exercise and How Long Will It Take to Help Depression?”

Five-Minute Relaxation Tips for When You Only Have a Few Minutes to Yourself

Relaxation is a vital part of the day. Although you may feel that you don’t have time for it, it’s important to make it happen. Taking time for relaxation every day is great for one’s health. Here are some five-minute relaxation tips that you can use throughout your day whenever you have the opportunity. SitContinue reading “Five-Minute Relaxation Tips for When You Only Have a Few Minutes to Yourself”

Nature Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv coined the term “Nature Deficit Disorder” (NDD) in his book “Last Child in the Woods.” Because of this, it’s become a rather accepted and well-known term, although it’s not a recognized medical disorder. Some, however, believe that it should be. What Is NDD? NDD refers to the lack of exposure to the naturalContinue reading “Nature Deficit Disorder”

Finding the Source of Your Motivation

You know what needs to be done.  It’s obvious when you look at yourself or what lies around you.  The work has been assigned, whether by your superior or yourself, and you must get started – but somehow, you lack the motivation to get off square one. Success can’t be achieved without motivation.  Where isContinue reading “Finding the Source of Your Motivation”

Are Your Limiting Beliefs Stopping You from Achieving Your Goals?

Everyone has conscious or subconscious ideas that can become limiting beliefs that stop us from achieving our goals if we let them. Sometimes these beliefs are instilled in us in childhood and sometimes we create them ourselves. An example of a limiting belief that can get in your way of success is how you seeContinue reading “Are Your Limiting Beliefs Stopping You from Achieving Your Goals?”

Evaluating Causes of Low Self-Esteem

Do you suffer from low self-esteem? If so, to truly work towards building a stronger self-esteem it’s important to understand the origins of your problems. There is typically a defining factor, and sometimes a combination of many, that are responsible for the beginnings of low self-esteem. Some of these contributing factors might surprise you. ChildhoodContinue reading “Evaluating Causes of Low Self-Esteem”

What Makes a Happy Family?

Creating a happy environment for your family is not just one person’s responsibility. It requires time and effort from each family member every day. Each person chooses to be part of the family, and this will be demonstrated by their actions. While a family starts out with a marriage, it requires additional building blocks toContinue reading “What Makes a Happy Family?”

Tips on Developing a Successful Mindset

State of mind can make the difference between a successful business and a failed one. It can make a difference in your personal satisfaction and how others view your business efforts. Developing a successful mindset is key. But how? Here are some tips. Be Realistic Having impossible-to-reach goals is a good way to set yourselfContinue reading “Tips on Developing a Successful Mindset”

Do You Have the Courage to Embrace Your Spirituality?

Following our own dreams and beliefs is often not easy.  We’re afraid of what our peers will think and how they’ll react when they discover we believe differently from them.  This is true not only of small things such as the style of your clothing or the way you wear your hair, but will theyContinue reading “Do You Have the Courage to Embrace Your Spirituality?”

Ways That Low Self-Esteem Hurts Your Relationships

Low self-esteem can affect your life in so many ways. Not only can it severely undermine your quality of living, but it can wreak havoc on your relationships with other people. Romantic Relationships Your romantic relationships are severely affected by low self-esteem. Not only do you risk the strength of your relationship with all ofContinue reading “Ways That Low Self-Esteem Hurts Your Relationships”

How to Make Your Motivation Soar Even When Faced With Obstacles

We’ve all asked the question:  How does the motivator stay motivated when it’s obvious he or she is being beset with seemingly insurmountable obstacles?  No matter who we are, we will all be granted a share of success and failure. It’s easy to stay motivated when we reach one goal after another.  We may evenContinue reading “How to Make Your Motivation Soar Even When Faced With Obstacles”

Surprising Simple Living Health Benefits

There are many health benefits to simple living. Some are well known, but there are many that not everyone has heard of. Because simple living has so many benefits, it is helpful to know all the ways it is good for you so you can encourage yourself to get closer to this way of living.Continue reading “Surprising Simple Living Health Benefits”

The Silver Linings of Hopeless Situations

You’ve probably said it yourself and didn’t really believe it:  the old saying that behind every dark cloud, there is a silver lining.  It’s hard to have much faith in that advice when that cloud is dumping buckets of rain on your parade.  But, sure enough, it wasn’t long until the rain stopped and youContinue reading “The Silver Linings of Hopeless Situations”

Helping Teens Grow from Self-Consciousness to Self-Confidence

As a parent, it can be painful to watch your teen struggle with self-consciousness and low confidence. Is there anything you can do to help build your teen’s self-confidence? Here are some tips. Learning to Fail We want our children to be safe, physically and emotionally. But sources say that this can become too muchContinue reading “Helping Teens Grow from Self-Consciousness to Self-Confidence”

Understanding How Clutter Affects Your Mind and Body

Do you struggle with clutter? Millions of Americans do. What you and they may not realize is that clutter can affect your mind and body. The following information may be helpful in encouraging you to rid your life of clutter for the last time. How does your home make you feel when you walk inContinue reading “Understanding How Clutter Affects Your Mind and Body”

What’s the True Definition of Inner Strength?

When we go actively searching for ways to beef up our inner strength, it’s because we’re in a state of helplessness – almost like we’re hanging on by a thread and feel like if we don’t get a stronger hold on our emotions and confidence, we could lose everything. Inner strength is defined by eachContinue reading “What’s the True Definition of Inner Strength?”

Learn to Forgive Yourself and Others

“Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.” – Mark Twain “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. What Does Forgiveness Have to Do With Happiness? Think about some time in your life when you have held a grudgeContinue reading “Learn to Forgive Yourself and Others”

How Do Endorphins From Exercise Help When You’re Depressed?

Did you know that the hormones released when you exercise can actually help relieve depression? Endorphins are special hormones secreted in your brain, and also your nervous system, and they have a great deal to do with your mood. These peptides actually activate the same receptors kicked off by powerful drugs, without the dangerous andContinue reading “How Do Endorphins From Exercise Help When You’re Depressed?”

How to Find Motivation to Achieve Your Goals

One of the biggest mistakes people make when seeking to achieve a goal is to wait for inspiration and motivation. Imagine if everyone on this planet waited for motivation to get work done. Productivity would drop to nothing and our economy would collapse. Since productivity has improved over the years, it’s not likely that itContinue reading “How to Find Motivation to Achieve Your Goals”

Ten Tips to Strengthen Your Self-Esteem

Your self-esteem is more than just the confidence you have in yourself. It goes much deeper than that, down into your feelings of self-worth and how much you respect yourself. Your self-esteem affects everything about you, from the decisions you make to your overall outlook on the world. A strong and healthy self-esteem is oneContinue reading “Ten Tips to Strengthen Your Self-Esteem”

How Getting Fit Can Make You Happier

Did you know that getting fit and in shape can actually make you happier? Chronic depression is combated with regular exercise, and aside from helping you return to your natural body weight, regular exercise and other fitness activities are great for your heart and your circulation. Most fitness experts will tell you that a briefContinue reading “How Getting Fit Can Make You Happier”

5 Ways Exercise Will Make You More Confident

Exercise not only burns fat and promotes a healthy heart, but it also makes you more confident. Self-confidence arises from the positive feelings you have about your self-beliefs. When you feel good about yourself and your actions, that positive energy makes you more confident in everything that you attempt. This all begins with exercise, whichContinue reading “5 Ways Exercise Will Make You More Confident”

How to Overcome a Lack of Motivation in Your Life

It happens to us all.  One day we’re motivated and the next day we’re in the dumps having ourselves a pity party.  Staying motivated is not easy.  If it were, everybody would do it.  But, it can be done.  You believe it can be done and that’s why you’re reading this right now – goodContinue reading “How to Overcome a Lack of Motivation in Your Life”

Which Exercises Can Help With Depression?

Since mood-enhancing endorphins are naturally released whenever you physically exert yourself, are there some exercises which help cure depression better than others? The natural effect which exercise has on improving your mood does not really care which exercises you perform. You simply have to be involved in a physical state of stress or exertion whichContinue reading “Which Exercises Can Help With Depression?”

Fear of Failure Can Hold You Back

Are you struggling to get started living your dreams and accomplishing your goals because you’re afraid you’re going to fail? It’s a natural feeling. Even the most successful people fear failure. However, the difference between successful folks and those who haven’t achieved their dreams and goals is what they let fear control. Fear of failureContinue reading “Fear of Failure Can Hold You Back”

5 Ways a Daily Walk Can Improve Your Life

We all know the health benefits of walking, such as losing weight, strengthening muscles, and lowering the risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer, but a brisk 30-minute walk each day also provides several non-physical benefits. Take up walking and you can also enjoy: An improved mood More energy Better sleep Improved sexContinue reading “5 Ways a Daily Walk Can Improve Your Life”

Scheduling Time for You to De-Stress

Research has shown that constant, chronic stress can compromise your immune system, leaving you with weakened defenses against illness and disease. Stress also takes a toll mentally and emotionally and can leave you with a reduced ability to cope with situations that require clear-headedness. When you’re really stressed out, the feelings eventually spill over intoContinue reading “Scheduling Time for You to De-Stress”

How Diet, Exercise, and Confidence Are Connected

Do you struggle with not feeling confident? While therapy and coaching can help, it may also be of benefit to address your diet and exercise schedules. The Connection When you eat well and exercise, it may help boost your self-confidence. Why? Here are some thoughts. Body Image – While exercising won’t necessarily result in theContinue reading “How Diet, Exercise, and Confidence Are Connected”

Effective Steps for Managing Anxiety

Have you ever been in a situation that brought on sweats, rapid heartbeat, and shortness of breath? You probably weren’t having a heart attack but an anxiety attack. If you suffer from anxiety disorders, learning to manage it is the first step to overcoming it. Anxiety is characterized as extreme reactions to fearful situations. WhenContinue reading “Effective Steps for Managing Anxiety”

What Is Extrinsic Motivation?

Extrinsic Motivation is one of the oldest and most common forms of motivation in the world.  Simply stated, when we experience extrinsic motivation we expect to be rewarded. A more formal definition refers to motivation that’s derived from outside a person.  The motivating factors come externally in the form of rewards such as money or,Continue reading “What Is Extrinsic Motivation?”

Can Exercise Cure Anxiety and Depression?

More studies have to be done to know if exercising can actually “cure” anxiety and depression, but we do know that it can reduce the symptoms and effects of both mental disorders. When you exercise, the brain creates two different types of neurons, along with increasing the level of certain potent chemicals, all which haveContinue reading “Can Exercise Cure Anxiety and Depression?”

Agree to Disagree – It’s Ok to Have Your Own Opinion

Some people are naturally more prone to confidently stating their opinion to the world. Others tend to hide behind the mask of agreement and rarely contradict anything that is said by someone else. Although almost no one wants to be in a position where they are vehemently disagreeing with everyone they meet, it is everyone’sContinue reading “Agree to Disagree – It’s Ok to Have Your Own Opinion”

What Is Intrinsic Motivation?

Motivation can be as diverse as people themselves.  Causes and effects of motivation are also multi-faceted.  What motivates you may be totally opposite to what motivates others. When we finally achieve motivation, at times it’s short lived because it’s the wrong stimulus to produce lasing results.  Stimuli can come from deep inside the mind andContinue reading “What Is Intrinsic Motivation?”

Getting Past the Stress of Parenting

Kids are the most wonderful part of our lives – yet sometimes they can be at the root of some of our most intense moments of stress.  If we didn’t care so much, didn’t love them so intensely, we probably wouldn’t react to some of the things they do with the same type of angerContinue reading “Getting Past the Stress of Parenting”

How to Create a Pattern of Success

Once you experience success, you will be able to look back and realize that you achieve all success pretty much the same way. You set a goal, follow through on the tasks needed to be done for achieving results, keep an open mind, learn from others, track your successes, and learn from failure. It’s theContinue reading “How to Create a Pattern of Success”

What Does Motivation Mean to You?

Becoming motivated and staying motivated is difficult for most of us.  When you ask the question what motivation means to you, it also begs the questions, “Do I believe in motivation?” and, “Do I really need motivation?”  In other words, do you believe you need motivation to succeed in your career and personal goals? TheContinue reading “What Does Motivation Mean to You?”

How to Overcome Isolation When Working from Home

When you work from home, you can spend time with family as well as set your own work schedule. But being around small children or being alone so much of the time can breed a feeling of isolation. That can sap your creativity and focus if it goes on too long. Learn how to overcomeContinue reading “How to Overcome Isolation When Working from Home”

How to Improve Your Willpower So You Can Permanently Lose Weight

Losing weight is as much a mental challenge as it is physical. The biggest obstacle to you losing weight may be you – your lack of willpower and self-discipline. Most articles you read on weight loss start out talking about the typical physical aspect of burning calories to lose weight and what foods you shouldContinue reading “How to Improve Your Willpower So You Can Permanently Lose Weight”

Unwinding with Your Family

One of the most important aspects of enjoying a happy family life is ensuring that you make time to unwind. This means making time for PLAY! When was the last time you played as a family together? Everyone leads a busy life these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add that fun aspect toContinue reading “Unwinding with Your Family”

Factors That Influence Your Self-Esteem

There are many factors in life that influence your self-esteem. These factors can either build your self-esteem up, or pull you down. Childhood Your childhood is one of the main contributing influences to your self-esteem. As you are growing up and your personality and everything else are developing, everyone around you has the potential toContinue reading “Factors That Influence Your Self-Esteem”

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