Psychology

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.

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Eating Mindfully

By Melissa Eisler

I set off on a mission to chew and enjoy the food I put so much care into preparing. Here’s what happened when i tried eating mindfully.

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Turn Down the Radio

By Melissa Eisler

Ever feel like you move through your day to the soundtrack of constant chatter? Like you’re listening to a radio stream of your least favorite station? Here’s how to take control and turn down the volume of your monkey mind.

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12 Ways to Be Mindful in 5 Minutes or Less

By Melissa Eisler

You don’t need an hour of meditation to enjoy the benefits of a mindfulness practice. Here are some ideas on how to be mindful in 5 minutes or less.

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What Is MBSR?

By Melissa Eisler

The MBSR program was created in 1979 by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts. UMass Center for Mindfulness sums up the benefits of the program well on their website, “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction has emerged as an effective, scientifically-tested method for reducing physical and psychological suffering while building resilience, balance and peace of mind.” Learn about my experience in the course.

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Multitasking: The Devil We Love

By Melissa Eisler

When we try to do too many things at once, we usually don’t do anything well. Save time and stay focused with these five tips to avoid multitasking.

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To Wear a Watch, or Not to Wear a Watch…

By Melissa Eisler

Today, it’s common for cell phones to replace watches. The problem is then we end up checking our cell phones more than we would if we had worn a watch. Learn more about the pros and cons to wearing a watch.

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