Tag Archives: motivation

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

Wellness Tips: Leo Babauta offers 6 practical ways to practice being present

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One of the blogs I return to on a regular basis is Leo Babauta’s Zen Habits, which has been dispensing wonderful advice for several years.

All valuable skills take time to develop.

In a recent post, Leo reminds us that being mindful is a practice – that is, it’s like any other skill – it takes time to develop.

Check out a snippet from Leo’s post, and for the full wealth of helpful tips see the link below 🙂

“A Small Regular Practice. Form the simple habit of meditating for just two minutes a day (to start with). After you wake up, simply sit comfortably and try to focus on your breath for two minutes. When (not if) your mind wanders, just notice it and label it “thinking.” And gently return to the breath, without harshness. Set a timer, and when the timer goes off, you’re done! If you feel like expanding it by a minute every week or so, feel free to do so, but you don’t have to expand. The benefit of this regular practice is that you learn skills you can take and practice in other parts of your day.” – Leo Babauta

Source: 6 Practical Ways to Practice Being Present : zen habits

Wellness Tips: Mindful people do these 7 things differently

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Looking for bite-sized morsels of wisdom and spiritual inspiration?

The site hackspirit.org offers regular posts on topics ranging from meditation to healthy lifestyle advice, and everything in between.

Below is a nice little collection of mindfulness tips from the Hack Spirit team that I found helpful.

Check out the mindfulness tips and let me know what you think.

“I’m sure you’ve heard before: “Live in the moment and you’ll be happy.” But as true as this statement is, it’s not exactly easy. How are you meant to live in the moment when your mind won’t stop?” – Hack Spirit

Source: 7 Things Mindful People Do Differently – Hack Spirit

Cultivate gratitude

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It’s a bit of wisdom sages and spiritual teachers have handed down for millenia, and it’s as true now as it ever was –

A mind of gratitude is essential to becoming an evolved, thoughtful and spiritually awakened human being.

Sometimes, I struggle with carrying out this timeless advice, but I’m developing the habit of silently expressing thanks for another day and the opportunity to improve.

Here’s a little tip I found helpful – write an affirmation on a slip of paper that you can glance at several times a day to remind yourself to be grateful for being alive.

Try this phrase or make one up yourself –

Thank you for this day and for the opportunity to help others.

What piece of spiritual advice has helped you grow as a person?