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5 Yoga Poses to Help You Relieve Stress and Anxiety

You’re reading 5 Yoga Poses to Help You Relieve Stress and Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Ice-cream , cookies, wine – tried and tested but not working ? Then a great stress buster like no other, yoga, is said to work wonders for both mind and body and bring about holistic healing and increase your resistance to the stress triggers.
In general, while yoga is said to calm the senses , there are certain poses or asanas of 200 hour yoga teacher training rishikesh that work on letting go of stress and tension. Try these out.

Eagle Pose (Garudasana)

This pose calls for concentration and focussing of the mind towards a single end. It is an excellent tool for managing stress. It also aids to release  shoulder stiffness and also tightness in the hips  which are the area prone to…

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8 Ways A Highly Productive Person’s Weekend is Different

You’re reading 8 Ways A Highly Productive Person’s Weekend is Different, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

“Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much can be done if we are always doing.”  Thomas Jefferson 
Why does it seem that some people are so much more productive than others? You can boil it down to one thing– they are more productive.
What makes someone a productive person? Let’s dive into some attributes that set a productive person’s weekend apart. 
1) Proactively prioritize to have a productive weekend
Without trying to be too reductionistic, you can categorize people into two groups– proactive or reactive. One of the most important attributes of a productive person is being proactive. This proclivity to proactivity doesn’t stop on the weekend. Being proactive…

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Why Meditation Doesn’t Always Work and What To Do About It

You’re reading Why Meditation Doesn’t Always Work and What To Do About It, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

How often have you carved out time to meditate, only to squander those twenty to thirty minutes obsessively thinking of what you need to accomplish, or drifting off to sleep from exhaustion only to emerge with your anxieties intact? I can certainly attest to having this type of meditative experience and I’m not the only one. My clients often express that meditation makes them more frustrated and sometimes even erroneously validates their sense of being a failure, simply because they cannot achieve stillness. It would seem that unless you grew up in a Buddhist monastery and learned to still your mind at age eight, meditation is likely more exasperating than refreshing for you.
The bottom line is that few of us are…

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How to use Mindfulness to Cope up with Anger at Workplace

You’re reading How to use Mindfulness to Cope up with Anger at Workplace, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Do you remember how many times you were caught in anger at your workplace? Surely you don’t, as there probably have been so many such instances that you only remember a few. Anger is a negative emotion followed by more anger, stress, frustration and many other unpleasant emotions. It affects you very badly not only mentally but also physically. If you have a tendency to become angry on a regular basis, you’re running with a risk of lots of health complications such as high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, migraine and more.
How to deal with Anger Mindfully?
Anger can be combatted with mindfulness but being mindful when angry requires practice. Anger is such a powerful negative emotion that it makes you do things…

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How to Self-Evaluate The 4 Parts of Your Life That Matter

You’re reading How to Self-Evaluate The 4 Parts of Your Life That Matter, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

How is your life going over all?
If I asked you that in person, you’d probably give me a standard, “Fine,” answer, you wouldn’t likely self-evaluate, and certainly wouldn’t do anything to make your life better.  It would be an entirely pointless interaction.
Well fortunately, we’re not talking in person.  I’m some dude on the internet, and I’m not interested in your pleasantries.  You don’t have to worry about starting to cry in public when you think about everything going wrong in life, and making me and the waitress at this Applebee’s feel super awkward, so don’t worry about that.  
So instead of the canned answer, look within, and really ask yourself: How is your life going over all?
It’s a tough question,…

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Prioritization: How Productive People Get Things Done

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My wife and I recently traveled to Zion National Park where I witnessed a cairn (pictured above) on the trail. Cairns are used as trail markers around the globe to help you realize that you are on the right path. In my life, I have found that the cairn of prioritization has helped me become more productive in the most important areas of my life.
If we do not have such “cairns” in our life, we will lose sight of how to prioritize and be productive. This article addresses why I believe productive people prioritize and how they do so.
Why do productive people ruthlessly prioritize?
I have found that the more productive I become, the more opportunities I have. The reason I prioritize is simple: I have…

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These 5 Mental Health Tools Will Help You Cope with Any Difficult Situation

You’re reading These 5 Mental Health Tools Will Help You Cope with Any Difficult Situation, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Though it may be a surprise for some, mental health problems are commonplace. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 44 million American adults deal with mental health symptoms on an annual basis. That’s nearly 20% of the country’s adult population.
Thankfully, similar to physical conditions like joint pain or eczema, mental health problems can be treated and managed before they become increasingly debilitating over time.
That’s why it’s so important to develop strategies for improving your mental health on a daily basis. This goes double for those who are actively working through substance abuse recovery. In the same way, a bit of daily exercise makes a big difference in long-term physical health, utilizing mental health tools helps to…

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DumbLittleMan’s Ultimate Gift Guide for Mother’s Day 2019

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and finding the perfect gift for such a special occasion can be a really overwhelming task, particularly if you’re a last minute shopper. That’s why, to help you out, we’re sharing with you the best Mother’s Day gift ideas you can give to every supermom on your list. […]
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How to Choose the Best Builder’s Risk Insurance For your Construction Site

As a business owner, you will want to ensure that your construction business has all the cover you need to ensure that it is well-protected. One policy which can help you do so is risk insurance specifically designed for construction workers. Let’s take a look at how you can choose the best possible insurance for […]
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5 Tips To Land Yourself The Dream Job

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In order to find yourself the dream job, you need to invest time and effort effectively. Mere rolling out your resume and cover letters won’t get you the job you’ve dreamed of. There is no doubt in the fact that persistence is the key to success. However, many people get frustrated with this process. Therefore, we have compiled a list of five useful tips, which can simplify the dream job searching process for you. In addition to this, these tips can show you the right path that will lead you to your dream job.
Instead of wandering around making pointless efforts, follow these five steps to get yourself a direction:
1. Create an Effective Resume and Creative Cover Letter:
Although creating an effective resume is a very…

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Self-Career Development Tactics for 2019

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Big corporate leaders who managed to achieve paramount success with their companies had one thing in common (probably more but here is the one that stands out) – they did not let their careers happen. They invested themselves in it. They worked hard for it. Finally, they planned it. In no way their success was accidental.
With the employers being reluctant to invest into developing their employees today (mostly due to the rising trend of frequent job hopping), self-career development should be more intentional than ever. For those who take it seriously and plan their career success, self-development is often the only way to facilitate their career progress. The question is how can one do it? What are some effective tactics for assuming control of accelerating one’s career…

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6 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Aren’t Always Successful

You’re reading 6 Reasons Why Smart, Hardworking People Aren’t Always Successful, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Did you ever look at someone and think, “Wow, this person’s going to do great things someday.”
The person stood out amongst his or her peers. She got straight A’s on her report and was praised by all her teachers. He was charismatic and held major leaderships at school. The individual had the entire package.
Now fast forward to the present day. You haven’t seen or heard anything spectacular about the person. In fact, there’s just radio silence.
Maybe you know someone like this. Or, maybe you are that person.
I used to think that intelligence and a strong work ethic were the only necessary ingredients for success. But that’s not the case. While both are important, the two alone aren’t a guarantee for success. A number…

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7 Daily Habits to Practice at Work

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Aristotle once said that we are products of what we repeatedly do. He continued to say that excellence is not an act but a habit.
Many people hate routines because routines are often monotonous and feel like you are living by rules set by someone else. However, lack of an organized structure at work, or only having no routine, will drain you physically, mentally and emotionally. Imagine going to work every morning without a schedule? You wouldn’t know what to tackle first and what to put aside.
With daily habits such as exercise and reading, you recharge your mind and enjoy what you do even more. You can accomplish more in a day than you would if you forego daily routines. Below are seven every-day habits to…

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9 of the Best Professional Bio Examples We’ve Ever Seen [+ Bio Templates]

Is your professional bio as good as it can be? In this article, we have nine real bio examples you should definitely compare yours to — and a series of free bio templates you can use to perfect it. …

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Is Happiness Really A Choice?

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When I was a child, my parents would ask me, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” and I would reply “Happy!” Somewhere I have always known that if I was happy, everything else in my life would work. However, for many of us happiness seems just out of reach, like a place we will all ‘get to’ one day when certain conditions are met: maybe when we find the perfect relationship, when we’re earning a certain amount of money, or when we’ve reached our ideal body shape.
Ironically, seeing happiness as a destination is the very thing that keeps it so elusive. In truth, you can choose to be happy, for no reason! It’s a space of being, something you are, and it’s not…

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9 Facts That Exercise Helps Reduce Depression and Anxiety

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It’s a disheartening fact that an estimated twenty per cent of Australians will suffer from depression and anxiety at some stage of their lives. With a population of approximately twenty-five million that’s around five million people. Although there’s often a belief that the two conditions are the same there are distinct differences between them but exercise can be a remedy for both.
1. Sense of Purpose
Depression includes an inescapable feeling of despair and hopelessness. Sufferers perceive ordinary daily issues as insurmountable obstacles and have difficulty maintaining personal relationships leading to isolation and loneliness. Exercise instils a sense of purpose as you reach for targets while improving your fitness levels, counteracting low self-esteem and boosting your energy levels.
2. Calming Influence
Anxiety is a sustained form of…

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Why Motivation Is Bullshit: 5 Better Ways To Get Things Done

You’re reading Why Motivation Is Bullshit: 5 Better Ways To Get Things Done, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Do you often find yourself waiting for motivation to kick in?
When it comes to tackling your to-do list, there’s nothing better than feeling that surge of energy to get you pumped.
Your mind is focused, your energy is at its peak and your enthusiasm is at an all-time high. When you’re in that zone, it feels like you can accomplish anything.
The problem with this is: motivation is inconsistent and unreliable.
Unless it’s something we absolutely love, many of us would much rather put off working. We tell ourselves that we’ll find the motivation later but, more often than not, later never comes or it comes in sporadic bursts that disappear as quickly as it appears.
So, rather than sit there idly waiting for something…

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7 Weird Ways To Get Motivated That Actually Work

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Description: It is often tough to think of ways to get motivated, especially when you are having a bad day, but this guide will provide you with seven ways that really work wonders for your motivation. These rules are easy to follow and can help you today.
Motivation is one of those elusive words and strange things to think about. Sometimes you can feel motivated and on other days really won’t want to do anything. A lot of people have developed real and effective practical solutions to increase motivation that actually work. Let’s have a look at seven different ways you can get motivated today.
1. Framing Work In a Different Way

 
When you don’t feel like working hard, don’t think of work as being something…

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The Best Ways to Parent When You’re Not Feeling Like Your Best Self

You’re reading The Best Ways to Parent When You’re Not Feeling Like Your Best Self, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Becoming a parent means taking on the equivalent of three full-time jobs with no vacation or paid sick leave. And on top of it all, you still have to make it into the office each day to keep a roof over your family’s head. Throw in preparing meals, changing diapers and wiping snotty noses, and it becomes easy to see why so many moms live in a perpetual state of exhaustion.
As much as you may normally manage to balance your professional and family lives, you’re only human. You get sick, you get tired, you get overwhelmed just like anyone else. But you can’t simply hang up your mom hat and call it a day. Here’s how to cope the…

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How To Fund Your Holiday of A Lifetime

We all have a place in the world that we want to visit more than anywhere else. Usually, it’s a far-flung place, steeped in history and a culture that is the complete opposite to our own. The one problem though is funding it. Holidays of a lifetime don’t come cheap and if you want to […]
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How to Discover the Limiting Beliefs that Create Self-Sabotage

You’re reading How to Discover the Limiting Beliefs that Create Self-Sabotage, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

Imagine walking toward a beautiful, white sand beach. The sky is clear, the sun warm. A soft breeze caresses your skin.

You can hear the cheerful sounds of your friends enjoying themselves, having the time of their lives on this perfect day.

You are anticipating a long-needed, well-deserved break from the stresses of life!

Suddenly, a police officer appears.

“Do NOT go out on that beach,” his voice is quiet and ominous.

“Huh?” You cannot help but stop in your tracks, although you don’t see any evidence that what he says has any merit.

“I’m not kidding. Stay off that beach. You can’t go there. That would be a mistake.”

“But why?” you reply. Other people are over there. My friends are calling…

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The Morning Routine of Successful People

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One thing that will never change about humanity is that we will always be fascinated by those that are rich and famous. We look at them, and we are filled with awe. All we want is to know how they got where they are and whether there are lessons we can take from them in order to lift ourselves to the same heights. Well, you don’t have to look very far. Part of the secret to how successful people achieve so much lies in their morning routine, and that is a very simple one, consisting of simple practices and routines that anyone can apply. Would you like to learn more? Read on!
They wake up early
We all know that famous William Camden saying about the early bird…

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10 Tips for Beating Insomnia and Sleeping Better

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Good sleep goes hand-in-hand with good health. During sleep, the body produces hormones, restores tissue and replenishes physical strength. We share the most effective ways to help you quickly fall asleep and get better sleep.
Insomnia can be associated with serious stress and health problems. Sleep disturbances often occur due to improper habits. The tips below will tell you how to beat insomnia.
Tip #1
Do not go to bed, if you do not want. It is better to do some calm business: read a book, listen to your favorite music. Such activities contribute to relaxation. However, do not read detectives at night or watch horror movies – this will give the opposite result.
Tip #2
Before going to bed, it is undesirable to solve serious problems or…

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5 Life-Changing Pieces of Advice to Help you get Through Anxiety

You’re reading 5 Life-Changing Pieces of Advice to Help you get Through Anxiety, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles.

What does anxiety look like?
Imagine.
You’re hiking through a rough patch of mountainous woods, as dark and deep as the blackest sky. You’ve been here before many a time. This forest area falls in your way. You have to cross it in order to get to the other side, where your home is.
Even though the path is well-worn and quite familiar to you now, yet, the walk itself is nothing short of a struggle. Each step induces a mild sense of panic in you.
What if a venomous snake sneaks up on you from among the bushes and bites you in the ankle? What if it starts raining and a mudslide carries you towards a most painful fall? What if you meet someone…

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When Working Hard is Not Enough: 18 Ways to Work Smart

Most of the things we do require hard work. Whether it’s our job, relationships, and personal goals, we need to exert effort and work extra hard to get the best results possible. Unfortunately, working hard comes with negative effects. If you have been working hard for an extended period of time, there will come a […]
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