Tag Archives: motivation

Good news – talking to yourself is not crazy

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Here’s good news for those who talk to themselves (like me).

Science says talking to yourself actually helps you psychologically

Starre Vartan, writing for MNN has the details at the link below.

“In fact, science has now shown that talking to yourself has a number of benefits. It can improve self-image and confidence levels. So as goofy as Stuart Smalley’s messages about being “good enough, and smart enough” were, science says that it’s beneficial to remind yourself of those things. Verbally. Out loud.” – Starre Vartan

Source: Why talking to yourself isn’t the least bit crazy | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Buddhist monk offers five steps to mindfulness

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Sharing a most helpful article from Mindful.org on how to cultivate mindfulness.

Well-known Buddhist teacher and author, Thich Nhat Hanh,  offers a simple, but profound, guide to becoming more mindful. (See link below.)

Let me know what you think 🙂

“Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don’t have to wait ten years to experience this happiness. It is present in every moment of your daily life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Five Steps to Mindfulness – Mindful

More than book smarts: 9 types of intelligence everyone should know

Here’s a thought-provoking article from Lim Kairen (at Lifehack.org) about the nature of intelligence. (See link below.)

“Nine Types of Intelligence That Would Change The Way You Perceive Intelligence Forever” – Lim Kairen

Source: Everyone Is Talented In Their Own Way: The 9 Types Of Intelligence You Should Know

Be inspired by these 12 quotes about gratitude

I love this post from Angela Nelson (writing for MNN), which offers wonderful inspiration to get your gratitude on 🙂 (See link below.)

“Focusing on what we’re thankful for can help us turn outward and express appreciation, especially during the holidays.” – Angela Nelson

Source: 12 inspiring quotes about gratitude | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Life Tips: 28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself

“When the journey of self-betterment begins, we are always looking for ways to improve ourselves. It is a constant journey where we must be honest and open to change. Often we find improvement advice can be too metaphysical and theoretical. As a passionate advocate of growth, I’m continuously looking for ways to self-improve.” – Deniz Yalim

via 28 Practical Ways To Improve Yourself — BayArt

Life coaches offer 30 things to start doing for yourself

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Sharing a wonderful article from Marc and Angel Hack Life that’s chock full of helpful advice (see link below).

In the post (written by Marc Chernoff) you’ll find thirty things you can do right now to lead a more postive and enriching life. Marc calls the suggestions a “positive to-do list”, and it might be what you need to start off the coming new year on a good note.

“Start being honest with yourself about everything. – Be honest about what’s right, as well as what needs to be changed.  Be honest about what you want to achieve and who you want to become.” – Marc Chernoff

Source: 30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

Back pain? Here’s a 20-Minute Low-Impact Workout

Good info for everyone with back pain (see link below) –

“Sitting at a desk all day. An extra-hard workout. Sleeping the wrong way. There are plenty of things we do every day that can cause back pain and soreness. Working out might seem like that last thing you should do, but this quick, low-impact workout can help alleviate the pain.” – Greatist

Source: Back Pain Relief: A 20-Minute Low-Impact Workout | Greatist