There are countless psychological and emotional benefits to the practices of mindfulness and meditation. And when you learn to apply the principles of mindfulness and conscious awareness to your life as a whole, possibilities open that were not there before. These articles explore the psychology and sociology behind why we behave the way we do, and how to use mindfulness and conscious awareness to better drive our actions.
This guide is all about bringing awareness to our habits, attitudes, moods, and emotions, so that we can use these things to our advantage instead of having them run our lives. Often, we don’t realize issues like perfectionism, burnout, insomnia, memory, and expectations are running in the background and having a negative impact on our mental state. Bringing awareness to your state of mind and raising your emotional intelligence, or EQ, will improve your productivity, relationships, and happiness levels overall. Browse these articles for wisdom on how to apply the filter of mindfulness to your emotional and psychological domain.
Once you’ve identified your unhealthy habits, how do you disconnect from them? Behavior change can be tricky. Learn about six of the most common behaviors that cause stress, and find out what to do when you catch yourself in the act.Read More
If your racing mind is keeping you up at night, check out this advice from a certified medical hypnotist, on how to fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
In this three-minute TED talk, Derek Sivers gives you a window into the research that suggests you keep your goals to yourself if you want to make any progress.Read More
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.Read More
In this Ted Talk, Amy Cuddy reveals that simple changes to body language can not only change how other people think and feel about us, but also how we feel about ourselves. Find out how to gain confidence and lower stress with just two minutes in a power pose.Read More
Shoulds feels heavy, like an obligation. They imply something that you look forward to being over. Here’s how to use more positive language to infuse some positivity and motivation into your to-dos.Read More
Want to find ways to learn faster and smarter? There are several mind hacks you can use to make yourself a better learner; this infographic outlines 10 of the most popular.Read More
Research has found that emotional intelligence level can predict everything from leadership skills, academic performance, job satisfaction, and overall health and well-being. Find out how it is that emotions matter that much.Read More