Question Designed by Rémy Médard for the Noun Project On LinkedIn, entrepreneur Joris Toonders shares why taking 15 minutes a day to ask yourself these four questions — two first thing in the morning and two just before bed at night — is exactly is exactly what we need to improve ourselves.
We throw the word "stress" around all the time: It's been said that stress is the "new fat," we constantly hear friends and coworkers complaining about how stressed they are and endless products and activities are touted for their "stress-relieving" capabilities. But what does it actually mean?
Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and introduces us to an unsung mechanism for stress reduction: reaching out to others.
Ron Gutman reviews a raft of studies about smiling, and reveals some surprising results. Did you know your smile can be a predictor of how long you'll live -- and that a simple smile has a measurable effect on your overall well-being? Prepare to flex a few facial muscles as you learn more about this evolutionarily contagious behavior.
The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.
Improving your body and life isn’t a quick, easy or magical process. There is no pill, strategy or tactic that can replace hard work. If you want success, you need to confront these ten inconvenient truths today.
There are as many reasons for procrastination as there are people, and one of the main reasons is that the task at hand seems too overwhelming or difficult. If we could only get started! The truth is that if a task seems too big and overwhelming, you just don't know where to start.