3 Reasons Why I Finally Stopped Being A Cynic
While I know I didn’t arrive in this world as a cynical baby, I still don’t know the exact moment when I adopted the belief that the world is filled with selfish, self-serving people that should never be trusted. All I know is that by the time I started college, my cynical beliefs were deeply entrenched in my mind. I had no sense of spirituality, thought there was nothing more to our existence than pure coincidence, and above all, believed that the world was out to get me. Many of these self-limiting beliefs were subconscious but they nevertheless ruled my life, making me doubt everyone’s intenti...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: glassboxofemotion Tags: featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement cynic cynicism pickthebrain positivity Source Type: blogs

How To Prioritize Employee Wellness On The Return To The Office
As restrictions lift and the world begins to return to its former pre-pandemic working system, it’s clear to see that a large percentage of the corporate population are all but dreading the reluctant return. Whether it’s the lasting effects of Covid-19’s bitter reign or the early commute just around the corner, studies have shown that Brits just don’t want to go back. (Source: Statista) The question is, why are workers so reluctant to return? After swapping the office environment for a bedroom desk in early 2020, life as corporate workers knew it has changed dramatically. From remote commu...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Kovalchuk Tags: career communication depression featured philosophy psychology self-improvement covid employee mental health wfh Source Type: blogs

What Being An LGBTQ+ Ally Actually Looks Like
Our world is growing to be as diverse as ever, and our communities must come together to support inclusivity. It's becoming more and more common to run into people who identify as something other than straight or cisgender. Now, around 5.6% of U.S. adults identify as someone in the LGBTQ+ community. That number will most likely increase as more young people are coming to terms with their identities. Because more people are coming out and living their lives authentically, LGBTQ+ members must receive support. Being an ally can be mystifying for some people — what does it mean to be an LBGTQ+ ally? There's no o...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: depression family featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement acceptance allyship gay lgtbq Source Type: blogs

The Different Levels of Mindfulness And What They Mean
Conclusion The first 3 techniques I mentioned have been with me since my early days with mindfulness. I picked up the rest along the way when I realized that to be completely aware, you have to make personal effort outside of meditation sessions. It's the only way you make progress. If you're going to experience deeper levels of mindfulness, it's up to you to create a plan of how you are going to ground yourself in it and have the commitment and discipline to do it. Starting small is the way to go. You can begin with 2 to 3 minutes of mindfulness meditation and slowly increase the time as you get comfortable. ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Oscar Tags: featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement meditation mental health mindfulness self improvement Source Type: blogs

How Taking Baby Steps Helped Me Achieve Financial Health
Over the years, I have realized how much my mental state has been crucial to other areas of my life including my productivity. My mental state drives my physical fitness or working at home with kids successfully. So, it’s been no surprise to me recently that financial freedom could help address issues with my financial health. And how do you do it? By taking baby steps. Personally, I decided to follow the Dave Ramsey baby steps method, but I found that the biggest attribute lies in taking small steps to achieve the desired outcomes. Let’s begin. Why Baby Steps Equip You To Succeed You may remember t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BenTejes Tags: career featured money and finance productivity tips self-improvement financial health Source Type: blogs

How to Get Started Teaching English Abroad if You Have No Experience
Teaching English in another nation is an easy way to travel the globe without having to save thousands of dollars or have years of experience as a teacher. All you need is an online TEFL certificate and the ability to communicate in English. The rest is easy after you've checked those boxes. When you begin teaching English in a foreign country, you will be able to spend your weekends exploring your new surroundings. If you pick China as your teaching location, for example, you will have the opportunity to travel across East Asia, including Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea.You may be able to save thousands of dollars by te...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Esme Gelder Tags: career featured self education self-improvement success english abroad Source Type: blogs

5 Ways to Help You Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day
Conclusion Drinking water is extremely important for your health. Your body is made up of nearly 75% water, which is why it is so important. If you are struggling to drink water follow these tips, and if you are already hitting your daily goal keep it up! The post 5 Ways to Help You Stay Hydrated Throughout the Day appeared first on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. (Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement)
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: McKenzie Jones Tags: featured health and fitness productivity tips drink water Source Type: blogs

Immune-Boosting Hacks to Remember as the World Reopens
You might think the pandemic has ended by the way many people behave. However, threats remain for many, including the unvaccinated and the immunocompromised. Even if you are otherwise healthy, the novel coronavirus isn’t the only germ against which you need to protect yourself. Please follow these eight immune-boosting hacks as society reopens. 1. Eat a Healthy Diet A plant-based diet rich in antioxidants and other vital nutrients is your best bet for providing your body with the requisite building blocks for ongoing health. The phytonutrients contained in plants neutralize toxins from pollution, bacteria an...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: featured health and fitness philosophy self education self-improvement covid protection virus Source Type: blogs

The Magic of Turning Negative Thoughts into Goal-Achieving Actions
Contrary to popular opinion, only thinking positively can prohibit you from achieving your goals - no matter how nicely you've displayed them on your vision board. How so? Absolute positive thinking trains the mind to begin believing we've already achieved our heart's desires - sapping our energy, reducing our efforts and impeding the work required to reach a goal. In short, thinking positively on its own isn't enough to make our pursuits successful; a monitored amount of negative thinking is needed. But don't just take my word for it, Gabriele Oettinger, a Professor of Psych at NYU and author of the critically ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: alexgrace Tags: featured happiness motivation philosophy productivity tips self-improvement success goal setting goals negative thoughts pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Here Is What ’s Stopping You From Fulfilling Your Life
The biggest misconception that I’ve ever heard of is that in order for us to find success in anything, we must be willing to give up something else. Whether it’s our career, wealth, relationships, health, something must be given up in order for the other to thrive. After several years of improving myself, learning about myself, and helping others grow as well, I’ve come to realize that that isn’t true. We can be living a fuller life and there is no sacrifice necessary at all. As I and others grew, the reality was that several other things were stopping us from living a more fulfilling life. Be...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: leonho Tags: career creativity featured motivation philosophy productivity tips self-improvement success dreams goals self improvement Source Type: blogs

Cat-astrophizing: Why Expecting the Worst is Bad For Your Mental Health
How is it that cats somehow know when you are running late? Somehow, they manage to care about you, even less than normal. Has your cat ever played that adorable game of hide and seek with you? Tell me if this sounds familiar. I spill my coffee. This forces me to change clothes. Of course, now I have to get different shoes. While changing, I messed up my ‘do’ so now I have to fix that. In the process of redoing my hair, I realize that I forgot to brush my teeth. I was distracted earlier when I went to pick up my toothbrush. Not this time. I finish up with my pearly whites just in time to remember that...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: K3MOON Tags: featured psychology self-improvement anxiety catastrophizing expecting the worst mental health self improvement Source Type: blogs

5 Out Of The Ordinary Ways Yoga Keeps You Fit
Yoga does feel good; there’s no doubt about it. But the best thing is, it doesn’t only feel good but has tons of health benefits. From building stamina to dealing with stress and depression, yoga can be the best friend to save your day. If you haven’t tried yoga yet, you’re missing out on something really interesting. The article contains 5 out of the ordinary ways yoga keeps you fit. Let’s get off the ground: 1.  Yoga Releases Stress Not many people know about it, but yoga can release stress by promoting relaxation. As far as scientific studies are concerned, yoga de...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Clinton Tags: featured health and fitness self-improvement mental health yoga Source Type: blogs

When You Love Your Job, Success Will Follow
How often do you hear stories about people who've accepted positions at companies they didn't care about and for roles they despised, only to make a lucrative career out of it? You don't. Because this kind of thing doesn't happen. The truth is, one of the keys to success is to actually love what you do. This doesn't mean that you have to love every aspect of your job all the time, of course. There will be days when you'll dread getting out of bed in the morning. There will be projects that will test your patience and aptitude. There will be difficult situations that arise with employees, other executives, and even clien...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Pradelli Tags: career creativity featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement success career advice job motivation passion Source Type: blogs

Beating Social Comparison: How I Found “Enough” In 4 Ways
Conclusion Social comparison makes you rely on external metrics to evaluate the quality of your life. That is not only inaccurate but mentally taxing. Fortunately, there are good habits that you can form to eradicate unhealthy social comparisons. I hope you found my journey relatable and the tips useful!  Let me know in the comments below what you named your inner critic (point #3)!  Author Bio Rochi is a staff writer at Elite Content Marketer who relishes fresh poetry. When she’s not writing on her website, you can find her nose buried under a stack of good books. If you want more art & sti...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rochizalani Tags: career communication confidence featured happiness psychology self-improvement comparison FOMO self improvement Source Type: blogs

3 Ways To Add To Your Mental Health Toolbox
Mental Health is a hot topic right now, as it should be.  Celebrities coming out and openly talking about struggles, depression, and anxiety are getting more vocalized by the masses. But what happens after these brave steps?  Unfortunately, you don't suddenly become healed, and the world is all rainbows and unicorns. I am not a therapist, nor have I gone to school for any mental health training, but I am a regular person like you who has struggled with PTSD symptoms after an extremely tough breakup. Also, severe depression and anxiety after watching my father wither away from Parkinson's and then sudd...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paul Marlow Tags: featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement anxiety depression empowerment mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

6 Ways Our Bodies Try to Tell Us Something is Wrong
Your body is a pretty incredible specimen, if you think about it. So many different systems work in tandem to keep you alive and well. Still, things can go wrong — and a machine as finely tuned as the human body has its ways of telling you that it needs your attention. Some are quite obvious, and you’ve probably experienced them. But sometimes, the message is much more subtle. Here are six of the more unexpected ways your body might be telling you that something’s up — and what each sign means for you and your health. 1. Your Eyes Have Gone Dry Normally, your eyes would stay lu...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: featured health and fitness self-improvement mental health rest Source Type: blogs

How To Build Your Digital Brain To Learn More
Our brains are a fascinating part of ourselves. It allows us to experience all kinds of information and is stronger than any supercomputer. But despite how strong our brains are, there are many people who struggle with retaining information and using it. That much is clear as you can probably think of one person or many who are able to retain even the most mundane of information. The thing is, it’s not really a secret. It’s just that most people don’t recognize that these individuals have developed a digital brain. Think of it as a second brain that has a wealth of information you can tap into. I...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: leonho Tags: career communication featured internet culture motivation productivity tips self-improvement success digital brain learning hacks pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How Can We Encourage Bodily Autonomy in Our Children?
Bodily autonomy is the right for a person to be in control of their own body. This concept applies to both boys and girls and is something that all parents should teach their kids. When children understand their rights, they’ll be more willing to respect themselves and others. They’ll also feel more confident and secure in their own bodies Here are a few ways parents can encourage bodily autonomy and help their kids grow into the strong, independent adults they were always meant to be. Teach Anatomic Names One of the best ways to encourage bodily autonomy is to teach your kids the correct anatomic name...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: confidence family featured psychology self confidence self-improvement bodily body autonomy children family time mental health raising children Source Type: blogs

How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Partner
Building a strong relationship requires a lot of energy from both partners. Falling in love and committing to maintain it are two different things. A relationship with a firm foundation is likely to face the turbulence that life brings along with much more ease. When in a quest to build a strong relationship it's the little things that count. In this case, commitment is vital. Here are different ways to help you build a strong relationship. 1.      Express your feelings Many relationships are weak because the people involved kept their feelings to themselves. There are different ways of expre...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: family featured relationships self-improvement committment Source Type: blogs

How To Know It ’s Time For A Digital Detox
It’s no secret that technology has had a monumental impact on our society and our daily lives in an incredibly short amount of time. Google is only 22 years old, Youtube is 16 years old, and Facebook is about 17 years old. Some people may fondly remember simpler times before these tech giants came about, while other people simply cannot imagine life without them. Either way, it’s obvious that our reliance on technology isn’t going anywhere, so it’s important to know how to be able to tell when it’s time to take a break from your electronic devices. Mental Health Decline If you are experi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amber Healy Tags: depression featured internet culture psychology self-improvement success working from home digital detox mental health pickthebrain technology Source Type: blogs

15 Self Care Ideas That Fit Into Your Lunch Break
Self care is important for your physical, mental, and emotional health…but sometimes there just isn’t a lot of time for indulging in self care activities when you also have a job, a family, chores, etc. So while self care might be one of the first things to go when your to-do list stacks up, the times when you are busy and overwhelmed are actually when you could benefit from self care the most. That’s why I learned that self care is all about balance!  Don’t try to overextend yourself and do all of the self care activities you can think of every single day. It’s just not realistic....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: selfcareseeker Tags: creativity featured happiness health and fitness motivation productivity tips psychology self-improvement good habits mental health pickthebrain self care self improvement Source Type: blogs

Standing on Your Own Two Feet …at the bottom of the abyss
My chemotherapy for Hodgkin’s lymphoma started just four weeks after I got the cancerous vertebrae removed from my lower back. They’d inserted a metal cage inserted in its place, to hold my back together. The doctor said this procedure would keep me from being in a wheelchair for the rest of my life. I had just turned 33 years old. But there I was: back in a wheelchair.  Already. Just two chemo infusions into the long process ahead of me and I was responding so poorly that my body could no longer walk. I was feeling vulnerable, scared and scarred. I was dropping weight and popping pain pills. It was a t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kristi Nelson Tags: confidence creativity depression featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement cancer empowerment healing inspiration motivation Source Type: blogs

Want to Change Your Life? Discover the Transformative Power of Spiritual Guidance.
Sometimes it takes going through the most challenging of times to tap into our biggest well of life-changing potential. As the world continues to battle the ongoing pandemic, I want to share a story of hope with you — mine. In the wake of a broken relationship, a shattered career, and a traumatic back injury, I discovered that I could tap into the endless well of spiritual guidance that was all around me any time I chose — and you can, too. Connecting with spirit and trusting the messages and guidance you receive means: Less conflict, drama, and stress in your life. You can finally stop staying stuck i...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Diane Cole Tags: creativity featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement confidence healing pickthebrain spiritual guidance Transformation Source Type: blogs

How To Make Your Dream Job a Reality
Getting your dream job needs a lot of hard work and patience. All you need is to take the first step and open the door to your dream and your career. Listed below is a guide that will help you as you make your dream job a reality. 1. Do the Research Before you begin building your career, you must first comprehend what it entails. Search engines like Google and Bing can help you figure out what you don't understand. Doing some research will also help you figure out where to begin with your dream. Here are some research questions to consider: •           Researc...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tracie Johnson Tags: career confidence featured happiness self-improvement success dream job how to get hired self improvement Source Type: blogs

Tenacity in Children: the dynamic instincts that exist in each child from birth and the prominent role they play in the course of a child ’s development
In the first book we co-authored, Raising Resilient Children, we defined resilience as a process of competent functioning under duress and adversity.  We identified the components of a “resilient mindset” and included self-discipline as one of these components.  As we continued to elaborate our understanding of a resilient mindset and the behaviors associated with this mindset, we came to appreciate that self-discipline deserved separate and special attention.  We perceived self-discipline to be the inner control required to focus and direct us as we engage in activities that reinforce resilience...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sam Goldstein Tags: confidence family featured self-improvement children raising children self improvement tenacity Source Type: blogs

The Benefits of Taking a Break from Alcohol
Alcohol abuse and alcoholism are serious issues across the nation. In fact, there are over 95,000 alcohol-related deaths each and every year. Despite how problematic alcohol can be, it is still the most used substance across the country – many don’t realize the risks and health-related problems associated with alcohol. Before we look at how taking even a short break can help you in the long-term let’s first look at the major risks associated with excessive alcohol use and binge drinking. Major Risks of Alcohol Use When it comes to alcohol abuse, there are many issues that can occur – from l...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Gilmore Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness productivity tips self-improvement addiction alcohol self improvement Source Type: blogs

9 Unconventional Ways to Manage Stress This Summer
After the tumultuous events of 2020, you might still be dealing with higher stress levels than usual. The problem compounds if you are one of the many facing continued uncertainty in the pandemic’s wake. While it’s natural to feel concerned, excess pressure can wreak havoc on your health. How can you blow off some steam in a healthy way? Why not try one of these nine unconventional ways to manage stress this summer? 1. Roam If You Want To There’s good news on the horizon if your stress stems from a nasty case of wanderlust. The European Union plans to allow fully vaccinated American tourists to r...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: career confidence creativity family featured health and fitness productivity tips self-improvement covid happiness self improvement stress management summer Source Type: blogs

What I Learned By Trying Different Productivity Hacks
Productivity has always been a fascination of mine. I think this is because me and time have always had a lousy relationship. Thinking about all the work I wanted to accomplish, and then realizing how little time it felt was given to me seemed to leave me in a constant state of anxiety. So, it became my determination to discover how the most productivity could be squeezed out of each day. Not only was I wanting to do more, but the work I was doing needed to be effective. After all, there is no point in doing a bunch of work if it lacks quality. As I embarked on my journey to find the most optimal ways to increase the...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - May 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: elistraw Tags: creativity featured productivity tips self-improvement success Source Type: blogs

How to Avoid Allergies This Spring
Spring comes every year, and every year people across the world are bombarded with runny noses, red eyes, and uncontrollable sneezing. Spring allergies are more than just an inconvenience—they can completely derail your day and keep you from leaving your home.  But you don’t have to hide indoors all spring to avoid all the pollen in the air. Here are six ways to keep your allergies at bay this year so you can enjoy the warming weather. Avoid Wearing ‘Outside Clothes’ Inside Every time you go outside, your clothes pick up microscopic pollutants, dirt, and pollen. When you get home after...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Davis Tags: featured health and fitness allergies Spring Source Type: blogs

3 Tips To Help You Avoid Feeling Burnt Out
Had you known adult life would've been so stressful, perhaps you would've remained a child. Regardless, confronting life's difficulties is part of all our lives. Letting those confrontations burn you out is easier than it sounds. When you've been starting to waiver, you might wonder what's going wrong? Burnout can be caused by many things. Fortunately, we've all been in your shoes, and we've learned several ways to overcome those difficulties. 1. Learning How to Better Manage Your Time First and foremost, time seems to be the common denominator among most cases of burnout. Learning how to manage time more effectively...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: creativity depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement success burnout pickthebrain stress time management Source Type: blogs

5 Ways to Gently Adjust to Life as A New Mom
Being a new parent of any kind is hard, but being a brand new mom can feel like an absolute challenge. Whether you are surrounded by other brand new moms who are making it look easy as pie or you feel like you’re the only new mom in your friend group and all you want is a little bit of help, being a new mom comes with so much uncharted territory. Although the adjustment might not feel like the most familiar place, you have the power to thrive in your new mom life. Each family, parent and child have their own individual needs. And while you are living in your own unique experience, leaning on the support of those a...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: family featured psychology self-improvement success motherhood new mom self improvement Source Type: blogs

How AI Is Reshaping Medicine As We Know It
AI has already made an incredible impact on most of our daily lives as it continues to seamlessly integrate with all of our daily functions.  The next sector that AI is affecting in a meaningful way is the future of healthcare which has seen rapid change and momentous shifts. AI has already impacted research and analysis so greatly that it has already produced a few cures and solutions. However, AI has also affected the creation of pharmaceutical drugs and impacted when and how they are created.  Research and development With every new technology, we are given new opportunities to blaze a new path as ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Romy Tags: featured health and fitness internet culture AI artificial intelligence medicine pickthebrain the future Source Type: blogs

Ten Self Love Tips for the ‘New Normal’
When I married myself five years ago, it was to celebrate self love - to stop chasing the 'happily ever after' and start living the 'happily ever now'. Since then, I've no longer felt the need to apologise for my single status and have found being a sologamist very empowering. I really enjoy my own company and find peace in solitude. So, last year, when the Coronavirus struck, I thought I'd cope with a solo lockdown ok, after all, I'm no stranger to filling my own cup! However, it didn't take long before I found myself plunging into despair. The months of isolation stretching ahead of me felt insurmountable and I starte...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sophie Tanner Tags: career creativity featured happiness health and fitness philosophy productivity tips psychology self-improvement success covid empathy new normal self improvement wfh Source Type: blogs

The Working Mom Blueprint: Winning at Parenting without Losing Yourself
When I was a little kid, I loved summer. When I think back on those lazy days of day camp, I remember playing soccer in the park for hours, swimming in the local pool, overnight camping in the woods — it was all so easy. Now that I’m a mom with my own elementary-school kid, though, scheduling summer camps seems ANYTHING but easy. Last year, I filled a full notebook page with options, dates, and costs for swim lessons, week-long adventure camps, and after-care experiences. Charting all this took me four hours. By the end of it, my heart was beating a little faster, and my blood pressure was rising. I showed t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Whitney Casares Tags: career family happiness productivity tips success motherhood pickthebrain self improvement working mom Source Type: blogs

5 Secrets to a Stress-Free, Happy, Healthy Family
   Creating a happy and connected family in the modern world can sometimes feel like an impossible task. Everyone is working tirelessly to make ends meet, technology seems to control our everyday life, and stress has become prevalent among both adults and children. Certainly, grandparents or elderly people in general want to catch sight of their families being connected and content no matter how life turns around. Fortunately, there are secrets you can put into practice to create a stress-free, happy, healthy family in today’s world. 1.     Eat, Play, Show Love, and Build a Strong Con...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisa Tags: family featured motivation psychology relationships happiness pickthebrain stress Source Type: blogs

Meaningful Careers: Get Paid and Help the World
Conclusion The list of jobs that help humanity is endless. Some require advanced education, some require a high school diploma, and some only require an altruistic soul. Continue being a nice person, loving humanity, and getting all the additional training you can get, and soon enough, an opportunity to make money out of your good heart will fall in your lap. Elisa is an expert in education coaching who focuses on helping students entering undergraduate programs. She is an enthusiastic contributor eager to promote personal growth through sharing their expertise with others. Elisa has extensive expertise in advisi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elisa Tags: career featured happiness philosophy productivity tips success inspiration motivation pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

What Can We Do About the Coronavirus?
With the coronavirus and runoff reactions making their way into so many aspects of our lives, I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight actions that we can all take on from a personal skills perspective to minimize impact. The critical interface between this disease (and many others) and our personal and communal wellbeing is specifically our immune system. Besides basic cautionary behavior in avoiding ways and places in which we can contract the disease – some of which are not entirely in our control – our primary line of proactive defense is augmenting our immune system as best we can. ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: darrellcalkinspublications Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self education self-improvement coronavirus covid_19 how to cope Source Type: blogs

7 Tips To Help With Insomnia Naturally And Quickly
A healthy lifestyle revolves around the daily habits and dietary aid you include in your life. It is one of the significant factors behind long-term wellness and disease-free life. If you wish to enhance your lifestyle, you must be willing to make the essential changes. From the excessive intake of sugar-laden snacks to your meals’ timing, everything affects your health in the long run. Also, it contributes to lack of sleep and constant sleep disturbances now and then. But, you can get rid of the signs of insomnia with minimal lifestyle changes and natural aids. Here are the top ways in which you can achieve a ref...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca R Tags: depression featured health and fitness self-improvement health benefits of sleep insomnia pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Why Journaling as a Practice is the Best Gift You Can Give Yourself
Fill your paper, with the breathings of your heart'- William Wordsworth. I had made a new pal over the last few years. She's resilient against stress, cheap, accommodating, trusting, and takes my nasties all the time. She's ready to be my punching bag, therapist, friend, and priest all rolled in one. She has no judgment or opinion and accepts me as I am, the good, bad, and ugly- and that, friends, is my Penzu app. The first time I heard about it, I knew I reached kingdom come. It is an online diary journal with dates and is free for the most part. In Penzu, I write my deepest darkest thoughts an...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lana Tags: creativity featured happiness self-improvement writing tips Source Type: blogs

How I Support My Local Communities & Why It ’s Good for My Health
I have been involved in my local community for many years. Even before the pandemic started, I found great joy in supporting those in my community. Although this time is hard right now, and people have to social distance, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t continue to pour in time and love to the people and businesses around us! Our communities need us now more than ever. If you can provide any kind of support to your local community, I highly encourage you to do so. Once the days of COVID-19 are behind us, continue to bring your community together. The Importance of Community Involvement Being involved in...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: featured happiness health and fitness motivation philosophy self-improvement community mental health volunteering Source Type: blogs

Life-Changing Advice for Veterans & Their Families
            In today’s society and culture veterans and their families are finding it very difficult to cope and adjust to life outside the military. Some of the issues that arise for veterans range from mental health, physical and adapting/integrating fully into the civilian world.             Mental health is a massive concern amongst all veterans and current service members. The military while on active duty has placed a stigma on seeking mental health for any reason while on active duty. This stigma re...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eric Power Tags: depression family featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement mental health pickthebrain veterans Source Type: blogs

5 Ways You Can Find More Time To Read (Even If You Have A Jam-Packed Calendar)
The biggest complaint of the modern world is not having enough time to read. As you already know, there are tremendous benefits to reading. But even people who are avid readers struggle to make the time to read, especially because advancement in technology has made reading compete with tempting screen-relaxation activities.  Like everyone else, I hoped to get a ton of reading done in 2021. But I found that I often leaving many novels midway because I was so far behind that I had forgotten the plot of the story.  I decided to take reading seriously and set up some strategies that allowed me more time to read...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rochizalani Tags: career featured motivation productivity tips reading self-improvement self improvement time management Source Type: blogs

High-Performance Habits That Get Fast and Major Results
Hi I’m Adam Mortimer creator of the Achieve Today Certification program and High-Performance Coach. I help high achieving people be their best selves. They come to me with a range of various problems to solve but many of them take a similar form, and a recent interaction I had was a simplified version of that very problem. I had a client come to me because she was having trouble taking action. In order to move her career forward and reach her full potential she needed to be reaching out, making contacts and pursuing opportunities. And yet when she came to me she admitted to not making any effort in that sense in o...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adam Mortimer Tags: career featured motivation productivity tips success habits self improvement Source Type: blogs

How To Break Free From People-Pleasing
I’m a recovering people pleaser. I went out of my way to help others, often at my own expense. I'm also an introvert. Setting boundaries and speaking up isn’t something that comes naturally to me.  The day I realised something had to change was when I found myself sitting on an office floor, sniffing the armpits of men's shirts that had been worn. A people pleaser is someone who goes out of their way to make others happy. They try incredibly hard to make everything right, often at the expense of their own time or resources.  If you resonate with the below list, you may be a people pleas...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: daisysimonis Tags: confidence featured happiness psychology self-improvement motivation people pleasers self improvement Source Type: blogs

Top 10 Benefits of Acupuncture for Workplace Stress and Pain
Originated thousands of years ago, acupuncture is a TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). It's based on the premise that a disturbance or a blockage in the flow of life energy of the body, can cause health issues. What acupuncturists do is insert needles that are very thin. These needles are inserted on specific acupuncture points all over the body in order to restore the flow of body energy, to balance its energy, and also to stimulate healing to promote relaxation. According to traditional Chinese medicine, on the human body, there are around 1000 acupuncture points, each one of them lying on an invisible channel of ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lilly Partin Tags: featured health and fitness acupuncture self improvement Source Type: blogs

4 Productivity Lessons From 1 Year Into the COVID Pandemic
I thought that the stay-at-home order would be about 1 month and we would be back in the office. I guess my hopeful optimism didn’t work. Now that we are nearing one year from when the first stay-at-home order was put into place on March 19, I thought it would be helpful to provide some learnings from 1 year into the pandemic. Productivity isn’t the same Yes, I save the 20 minutes commute every day, but that may mean that I don’t have as many productive conversations with co-workers. I find it sometimes tough to have those meaningful conversations that I would normally have in person when using t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BenTejes Tags: career featured productivity tips self-improvement success covid_19 motivation self improvement wfh Source Type: blogs

8 Foods I ’ve Added to My Diet to Enhance My Health
Some nutritionists believe that food is medicine. I’m not sure if I want to go through life taking nothing but chicken soup every time I get sick, but I pay attention to what I put in my mouth and its effects on my body. As a result, I’ve eliminated many products from my meals over the years, but what I gave up, I made up for in healthier additions. Here are eight foods I’ve added to my diet to enhance my health and why. 1. Beets Your thoughts might not turn to this root vegetable until it’s time to make red beet eggs for your next picnic. However, including more of them in your weekly diet...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement food mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How to Get What You Want Out of Life
If you’re interested in self improvement, you likely spend a lot of time trying to figure out how to get what you want out of life. Many times, it's not a lack of opportunity that stops you from getting what you want, but your own perceived limitations. That's why they say you have to get out of our own way to accomplish our heart’s desires. So, how do you get what you want out of life? Here are eight ways. 1. Be brave. To get what you want, you have to step outside your comfort zone. That's true in work, romance, and all areas of life. When I think about happy couples I've known, for example, they met do...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: laurakconnell Tags: featured happiness motivation philosophy psychology self-improvement success self improvement Source Type: blogs

How To Simplify Your Life And Be Happy
Conclusion  These are some of the proven tips you can use to simplify your life.  But don't just read this article and go about your way. Write down three things that you can start this week. Let me know what you're going to try - I'd love to hear about it. And what are your favorite rules for living a more simple life? Brooks is an entrepreneur, sponge, father, husband, & follower of the golden rule.   He’s also addicted to starting new businesses and any food that includes chocolate and peanut butter.  He’s a firm believer in creating multiple streams of income an...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: conklbm Tags: confidence featured motivation philosophy self-improvement courage pickthebrain self improvement simple simplicity Source Type: blogs

Hidden Anxiety Symptoms and How to Handle Them
You probably think of anxiety as a mental disorder, and it is. However, psychological distress might not be your first symptom. This condition has a habit of manifesting in sneaky ways. Therefore, you need to use your mindfulness skills to recognize when things aren’t quite right. Here are six hidden anxiety symptoms and how to cope so you can get relief. 1. Intestinal Upset Are you plagued with frequent stomach upset? If so, your fight-or-flight response might be the culprit. When you face danger, your sympathetic nervous system increases blood flow to your heart and muscles and away from your intestines as...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kara Reynolds Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement anxiety mental health mental illness pickthebrain Source Type: blogs