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How to Take a Technology Break

By Melissa Eisler

One of the biggest roadblocks to feeling focused and relaxed is technology. Learn how to set boundaries with technology and manage distractions with these tips on how to take a technology break.

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How to React to Stress in a Healthy Way

By Melissa Eisler

Let’s face it … there is no way to remove external stress from your life. But there are countless ways to manage your reaction to stress. Here are nine ways to respond to stress that will leave you feeling centered.

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11 Steps to Overcome Imposter Syndrome

By Melissa Eisler

The voice inside your head claims you’re not good enough, not qualified, and don’t deserve your achievements. You just don’t understand how you’re so successful; Everyone will figure you out as a fraud sooner or later. Does this inner dialogue sound familiar? If so, you may have imposter syndrome. Here’s how to deal with it.

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13 Productivity Hacks to Save You Time and Energy

By Melissa Eisler

What would you give to work less, but actually accomplish the same amount of work? Here are some time-saving tools to reduce your hours at the office, but still be a productive rock star.

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A Meditation to Overcome Perfectionism

By Melissa Eisler

It’s healthy to strive for excellence, but perfectionism can set you back in more ways than one. And learning that less-than-perfect and excellence can coincide harmoniously is a useful lesson. Whether you’re a full-on perfectionist or just have some tendencies, this meditation will help you loosen up and let it go.

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5 Bite-Size Meditations to Try When You’re Just Too Busy

By Melissa Eisler

Sometimes you just don’t have time to meditate. When you find yourself in a mid-day slump, stressing out over an impending deadline, or waking up too late for your normal meditation practice, that’s when bite-sized meditations can save the day.

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10 Ways to Clear Your Mind Without Meditating

By Melissa Eisler

Meditation is a simple, effortless process for some, but can feel like a daunting challenge for others. If you’re struggling to get over the hump of beginning a practice, start with some alternative activities—like playing music and coloring— that can incite a clearer state of mind. Here are some ideas.

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Why Are You So Busy?

By Melissa Eisler

How did we evolve into such busy creatures? Here are 6 reasons why you might be so busy–with tips on how to clear some time for your favorite things.

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In-Flight Mindfulness: 5 Meditations to Try When You're Traveling

By Melissa Eisler

Whether you have a phobia of flying or have anxiety about where you’re headed, in-flight mindfulness may be your key to flying with ease.

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How to Say No with Grace and Diplomacy

By Melissa Eisler

Saying no is an important skill to learn to make sure you’re focused on your priorities in life. Here are four steps on how to say no that won’t offend the person who’s requesting your time or attention.

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Era of Mass Distraction

By Melissa Eisler

We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness, with technology that doesn’t support us staying present. What can we do to change this?

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Voice in your head

You Are Not the Voice in Your Mind

By Melissa Eisler

Humans have a new thought every 1.2 seconds. We all suffer from the monkey mind and its nature to bounce around. The question is: What do you do about it?

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10 Mini Meditations to Help You Reset

By Melissa Eisler

Take the edge off of everyday stress and build focus with mini meditations. These short bursts of mindfulness can have a profound impact on your life.

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9 Ways to Practice Mindfulness That Don't Involve Sitting Still

By Melissa Eisler

Combining movement and mindfulness really appeals to Type As. Here are nine activities that’ll get you in the mindful mode.

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How to Sit for Meditation: 8 Options

By Melissa Eisler

You don’t have to sit in full lotus or look like a human pretzel to meditate. Try one of these 8 ways to sit for meditation to see which works best for you.

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