It’s easier to forget things when you are multi-tasking, and easier to commit things to memory when you are fully present. Because our modern world is full of distractions, it is increasingly important to keep your mind in tip-top shape. Here are 15 ways to improve your memory skills and keep your mind present.
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.
Amy Cuddy, social psychologist, professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, studies how nonverbal behavior and snap judgments affect people everywhere—from students in the classroom to CEOs in the boardroom. Her research has revealed that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how […]
Want to find ways to learn faster and smarter? Whether you’re a student cramming for exams, trying to become an expert in a certain subject, or just working on your memorization skills, there are a lot of things you can do to commit information to your memory—and make it stick long-term. From making it weird […]
We don’t live in a society that is particularly comfortable with feelings. Talking about feelings, expressing feelings, and understanding feelings don’t tend to be sexy topics in today’s age. As a culture, we just don’t value emotions the way we value productivity or happiness. But new research is finding that if we can understand our […]
We are living in a world that doesn’t really support mindfulness. We are building technology that doesn’t support us staying in the present moment. And somehow … we as a society aren’t complaining about this. Let me ask you a few questions … Do you feel anxious when you can’t find your phone—even if it […]
As humans, we have at least 50,000 thoughts every day, which means we have a new thought approximately every 1.2 seconds. This human condition is often referred to as the monkey mind, and it can make us feel like we’re crazy. Buddhists gave our minds this nickname and defined it as “unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; […]
Stress is the enemy, the bad guy, the cause of all evil … or is it? Countless studies link stress to a host of acute and chronic health issues—but new research says that we should be blaming our belief that stress is bad for us, for stress-induced health issues—not stress itself. In other words, stress […]
If you tell me that I’ll be speaking in front of a group of people or in the spotlight … I’ll be nervous. It doesn’t matter how well I know the material, who the audience is, how much I meditate, or what kind of presentation or performance I might be giving. I’ve been like this […]
Mindful moments shouldn’t only come during your meditations. One of the reasons we create a meditation practice is to cultivate more mindful moments throughout the rest of our day, too. But there are a number of things that get in the way of maintaining that feeling of inner peace all day long. And one of […]