Why Is it Important to Know Your Blood Type?
Every person has a specific blood type. To determine your type, the makeup of your red blood cells is analyzed to search for specific proteins, called antigens, in your bloodstream. Not all blood types are compatible, however. This information is critical, especially involving certain medical conditions. Let's look at the different blood types and the concerns that they present. How Is Blood Type Determined? In order to find out what kind of blood you have, you need to have a blood type test. Testing has become so easy these days that you can order the test online and go to a nearby walk-in lab to have the test ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured health and fitness blood testing blood type pickthebrain self-care Source Type: blogs

Tech Tips to Help Boost Your Productivity While Working From Home
The global pandemic has turned our lives upside down. Amidst rising cases and death rates, our day to day routines are different from what we have ever experienced before.  Regardless of vulnerability, many of us are reducing our time spent outside. From January 2021, the UK is in a national lockdown and restrictions are gradually increasing across different parts of the United States. For some of us, heading to work or to a bar with friends isn’t an option right now. But we can’t just drop everything. Whether we’re self-employed or working for a business, we need to continue working at full capac...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Rumens Tags: confidence featured internet culture productivity tips self-improvement success apps covid_19 pickthebrain tech tips Source Type: blogs

The Benefits of Regular Exercise during a Pandemic
We all have become a little lazy and are inactive in terms of activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Covid-19 pandemic has disturbed several aspects of our lives. Working from home, online training, and government limitation on gyms has led to a situation where we don’t know where and when to exercise to stay healthy. One more point we like to mention over here is that it is tempting for each one of us to stay away from the healthy routine. But as per medical science and fitness enthusiast, it is always crucial, in normal and abnormal circumstances, to follow a healthy routine for physical and mental well-being....
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured health and fitness motivation productivity tips psychology self-improvement covid_19 exercise pandemic self improvement Source Type: blogs

A Picture Is Worth 1000 Words: How Photography Can Help Your Mental Health
When you look at a photograph, what do you see? Pictures have the unique ability to say the words left unspoken, and taking them can be beneficial for your mental health. Even parents on a busy schedule can benefit from snapping a few photos each day to relax. Hobbies offer the opportunity to enhance your life in ways you’ve never imagined. Keep reading to discover six ways photography can help your mental health. 1. Express Yourself Humans tend to bottle up their emotions and lock them deep within. Unfortunately, burying your feelings does not make them disappear. Over time, these feelings influence your...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: career creativity featured happiness psychology self-improvement mental health photography pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

What are the Leadership Qualities that Make a Great Leader?
Conclusion Anyone can be a leader, regardless of position or title by being aware and practicing these leadership principles and developing these characteristics. Leadership is not about having a higher role in the organization, or having people reporting to you. It is about how you earn respect and lead by example. If you work to develop these leadership qualities or traits, when you assume the leadership role or position, you come across as a natural leader and are able to lead effortlessly. Shuba is a blogger at Bazaar Expert who blogs about business, software products, personal finance and marketing. She is inter...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: shuba Tags: featured motivation self-improvement Uncategorized leadership pickthebrain productivity success Source Type: blogs

Why You Should Read Less Books in 2021
I had forgotten how to read despite completing four books a month. After a few weeks of hitting my reading goal, I hardly remembered the books’ names.  The pressure of reading 50, 60 books a year had gotten to me. I had fallen into the ultimate trap of equating my intellect with how well-read I am. This resulted from a culture where examples are thrown around about how Bill Gates reads 50 books a year coupled with the constant crowd of book titles winning newer literature prizes every day. There is a cultural prestige that comes with the maximalist philosophy of hoarding many books.  The assumption is...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rochizalani Tags: creativity featured productivity tips reading self-improvement books pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

6 Ways to Make Your Diet More Sustainable in 2021
We’ve just had the warmest decade on record, with 2020 being one of the warmest years ever. Unfortunately, there is no indication that climate change will slow down in the next decade.  We are all in the same boat here, and it’s in our hands to stop it from sinking. And it all starts with food, production of which accounts for one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.  The good news is that it's not only up to governments and large producers to help reduce global warming. Each of us can do something to support the environment - and human health along with it.  The World ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ieva Sipola Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement goals pickthebrain resolutions sustainable living Source Type: blogs

How to Deal with Post-Holiday Anxiety and Stress
Conclusion Holidays are meant for joy and bliss. Don’t let them get to you, such that you dread them. Take steps to handle the situation in a better way. Recognize the need to seek professional help if you’ve tried everything else and failed. Nothing is more important than your mental health. Holidays will come and go, but maintaining your peace of mind is crucial.  There’s no denying that holidays can be hard. They bring nostalgia, buried memories, and repressed feelings. But they won’t go away unless you address and deal with them. -- Adela Belin is a content marketer and blogg...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adela Belin Tags: featured happiness meditation self-improvement anxiety holidays pickthebrain self improvement stress Source Type: blogs

7 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Workouts
Working out may not be everyone's favorite activity, but it serves the admirable purpose of improving your bodily health. Regrettably, not everyone knows how best to exercise. Some people practically waste hours in the gym by not planning correctly. In order to combat this, here are seven tips for getting the most out of your workouts. 1. Eat Right Since it influences your body, diet is an essential component of any workout. Try to consume a lot of greens. These vegetables provide numerous vitamins and help to increase strength. However, you shouldn't cut carbs and protein out completely. This is especially true if y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: featured health and fitness motivation self-improvement success pickthebrain resolutions work out tips Source Type: blogs

To Leave Your Fears Behind, Learn to Live in the Now
Spiritual teachers have told us that life is unfolding in the now and that only the present moment exists. Scientists such as Albert Einstein have confirmed it. We think time is linear, but that’s because we don’t perceive the now. Our minds are constantly shifting from the past (memories) to the future (expectations). Both of these states of mind are breeding grounds for fear, especially the future. Thoughts of what could happen or what might be take us down a tricky trail. But these imagined scenarios rarely happen as we think they will — and placing credence in them lets fear tak...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured happiness meditation motivation psychology self-improvement fear in the now pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

The Real Link Between Screen Time and Mental Health: How Your Device Impacts You
With the introduction of mobile phones, computers, TVs, and a wealth of additional electronic devices, unfortunately, comes a rise in screen time! Whether an adult or a child, our reliance on such devices increases with each passing year. Therefore, it's not much of a stretch to say most of our usual screen time extends to several hours a day. But, though most of us find such gadgets an essential addition to our lives, it’s getting harder to dispute the links between screen time and a decrease in mental health. The Draw and Power of the Screen With every piece of data you can imagine available from the co...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: olivaster Tags: featured health and fitness internet culture psychology self-improvement mental health phone pickthebrain screentime Source Type: blogs

How To Keep Your Brain Active At Any Age
There are 80 to 100 billion neurons in a human brain, leading to a complex network of hundreds of trillions of synapses that enable brain cells to communicate with each other. With all that complexity, the process of work of our mind remains a mystery. One of the biggest impacts of aging is the thinning of the frontal cortex that contributes to the formation of memories and concentration. To keep your mind clear and memory sharp, you should follow simple steps.   Move. Yes, it’s that simple. As we age, our brain cells, or neurons, lose the tree-branch-like connections between them. Quite literally, over ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured health and fitness meditation psychology self-improvement apps brain health concentration pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

You Are in Charge: How To Take Responsibility for Your Own Health and Fitness
Whether you're trying to lose weight, get stronger, or simply feel better, a good fitness routine is key. But sticking to one can be a challenge. How many times have you committed to a program, full of great intentions, only to find yourself drifting back into your old habits? Fortunately, there are some easy-to-implement methods for keeping yourself on track toward your health and fitness goals. Clear Your Head The first step toward achieving your goals is to fine-tune your mindset. It's not enough to simply want something; you have to focus your mental energies on success. Some people mistakenly believe that this t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: featured health and fitness motivation self-improvement success pickthebrain resolutions Source Type: blogs

How to Stay Positive This Festive Season
The festive period is a time for connecting with loved ones and for taking some well-deserved time off to unwind. Sadly, with a global pandemic in our midst, it’s looking a bit different for many people this year. For some, perhaps the usual big family get togethers have been replaced by a more lowkey affair – but this doesn’t mean it can’t still be a time of joy. According to a recent survey, 84% of the UK predicted Christmas would be different for them this year – but let’s make this a good thing! Here are a few ways to stay positive, so you can enter 2021 on a good note. Connect...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: depression featured happiness psychology self-improvement christmas covid family holidays pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Having Second Thoughts: What Makes Us Who We Are Is Stunning as Well as Humbling
The first title’s dual meaning says it all. Meaning #1 is figurative: after reading this piece, some readers may have second thoughts about espousing a profound perspective on how we function; one likely never encountered before. Meaning #2 is quite literal: most of what we think we’ve deliberately and rationally produced of our own conscious reasoning is actually secondhand topping. That’s because most thinking begins in brain structures that entail the unconscious mind—the #2-mind whose functions we’re consciously unaware of and cannot access. Our conscious mind is where our personal awar...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: benruark Tags: creativity featured meditation psychology self-improvement brain health personality pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

3 Little-Known Reasons That Could Affect How You Motivate Yourself Forever
Imagine your motivation is a person. And to motivate you, they whisper things in your ears they think will rev you up and make you productive: "You can do it!"Way to be!""Keep at it!" These are pretty typical things you think of when it comes to motivating yourself. But you've got to wonder... does any of that "positivity" actually work? I've been in the self-improvement world for over 14 years, and I've tried it all. And if I'm being honest... positivity's never done much for me. Beyond temporarily making me feel like I'm doing something worthwhile, it's rarely actually ke...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ericson Tags: featured motivation self-improvement success inspiration motivation tips pickthebrain productivity Source Type: blogs

8 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health in the New Year
As the pandemic relentlessly drags on, many people are beginning to realize that their mental health is slipping. About 19% of Americans are currently battling a mental health condition, marking a 1.5 million increase from last year. Amid stay-at-home orders, mask mandates and high unemployment rates, many are struggling with severe bouts of anxiety, loneliness and depression. If you’re one of the many Americans suffering from these conditions, you must prioritize self-care in the new year. Incorporate some of the healthy habits below to improve your mental health and embrace 2021 with a smile — however smal...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement goals mental health new year pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

5 Tips to Network Effectively
A few years back if you had asked me if I would consider getting a job through Networking, I would have scoffed. Never! I can find a job by applying directly through the company and on my own merits, I would have said. Fast forward a couple of years and I found most of my jobs through networking. So what changed? Well, I moved to the US for business school. Business school in the US is all about networking. There are no on campus placements, rather there are information sessions, where you interact with representatives from companies and network with them. They then put in a good word for you, if you've managed to strik...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: shuba Tags: career featured productivity tips self-improvement success networking self improvement Source Type: blogs

Get Further, Faster in your Career: 4 Steps to Finding a Mentor
 Behind every successful person is at least one mentor — who believed in and supported them from the very beginning. A mentor is the cheerleader who encourages your dreams and the advisor who helps you find your way. When things aren’t going well, your mentor provides you with a safe and supportive environment. You can confide in them with your challenges and frustrations, and trust them to provide honest, supportive feedback. Your mentor is your champion — filling three crucial roles: Sounding board: A champion provides wisdom and adviceand challenges you in ways that refine your persp...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: career featured motivation self-improvement success mentor pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

4 Venoms That Kill Your Motivation (and Their Antidotes)
Here's a short story that may or may not sound a little familiar. One day an enticing and fresh idea knocks on your door, you welcome it into your life and soon it blossoms into an exciting new project you can't wait to start working on. So you get down to business! All hands on deck. You feel good, motivated, unstoppable and inspired. Everything goes well... at least for a while. Somewhere along the way, things start to go south. The motivation that fueled you at the beginning is gone and without it your project can't survive much longer. So the next thing you know is you are mourning it along with all the other things th...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisseth Aizpurua Tags: career featured motivation self improvement frustration pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Why Positive Thinking Won ’t Make You Happy
We are often told that thinking positively can have a life-changing effect on us and be a catalyst for lasting happiness. While thinking positively is a great start, it is not really the ‘answer’ to achieving lasting happiness.  That’s because true happiness isn’t a fleeting feeling or emotion, it is already within us. It’s the energy of our true essence; our soul. Therefore, to attain true happiness we need to access our ‘soul feelings’. Soul feelings do not fluctuate or change. They, like our soul itself, are constant and eternal. Feelings and emotions that are associa...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elle Hari Tags: featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement pickthebrain positive thinking self improvement Source Type: blogs

7 Mental Wellness Apps Every Entrepreneur Must Use
Conclusion Mental wellness doesn’t need a major chunk of your time every day, and with digital technology, you can take up sessions and seek answers to your problems through your mobile phone.  These apps have made mental health and wellness easier to assess, giving plenty of options to entrepreneurs to use those apps which appeal to them.  With your busy schedule while working remotely, these apps are perfect to stride over the crisis that is holding you back or to achieve some mental peace. -- Author bio: Hanson Cheng is the founder of Freedom to Ascend. He empowers online entrepreneurs ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - December 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hanson Cheng Tags: career confidence creativity depression featured health and fitness internet culture psychology self-improvement apps entrepreneur mental health pickthebrain wellness Source Type: blogs

How We Got Love All Wrong
Our romanticized idea of love made us believe that love is a feeling. That high we experience when we feel we can't be without the other. When we can't stop thinking about them. That is an obsession, and the chemical and neurological state of the feeling described is both what we experience in the honeymoon stage and obsessive-compulsive disorder. When we call it being in love instead of a mental health condition, it's mainly because the object of the obsession is a person and that it's a temporary state. In that lies the key. It's temporary and does not last, and that is a good thing because if it did, you ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Westenholz Tags: family featured psychology relationships love pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

5 Tips for Sustainable Living on a Budget
Many people have a goal to live more sustainably. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find inexpensive, eco-friendly options. It almost always costs more to create ethically-made products — and those steep price tags can turn away prospective buyers. But did you know certain environmental practices can fit within your budget? Here are a few tips to help you build an environmental-centric lifestyle on a budget. 1. Walk or Bike More Often Here's a simple way to start on your green journey. Let's say you want to grab a beverage at a nearby coffee shop. You could drive a few blocks, but why not walk or bike i...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: featured happiness productivity tips self-improvement budgeting clean living pickthebrain sustainable living Source Type: blogs

Diet is Science: Three Steps to Establish Healthy Eating Habits That Last
As any dietician, fitness blogger or biology student will tell you — if you want to lose weight, you must consume fewer calories than your body is burning. While this simple rule can certainly be a useful tool to incorporate into your larger health and fitness plan, cutting calories does not make a healthy diet. In fact, over-prioritizing portion control can lead to negative health consequences of its own, without offering the desired benefit of improved wellness and fitness.  A healthy diet is, at its core, more about understanding what goes into the food you eat than it is about reducing portion sizes. If y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement eating habits self improvemet Source Type: blogs

6 Real World Benefits of Embracing a Simpler Life That Make It Worthwhile
A lot of families are realizing that having more stuff and earning more money doesn't necessarily equate to a better life. As a result, the growing trend toward simplicity has emerged. If you have been thinking about paring down the extras in your life and moving toward a simpler lifestyle, these six benefits may convince you to get started. 1. Experience Fewer Distractions The busy things that demand your time are often extras. When you commit to enjoying a simpler life, you can begin to shed these things. That means fewer distractions, which lets you really remove the mental — and physical — clutter fro...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: featured happiness philosophy self-improvement lifestyle pickthebrain self improvement simple life simplicity Source Type: blogs

Why Romanticized Love is Destroying Relationships
Divorce rates are currently at 40-50% in the US and even higher for subsequential marriages. Marriage satisfaction is 58%, so something is not working. What has gone wrong? Love is the top reason for people getting married in the USA. But where did this come from? We have to start with a history lesson, so buckle up. Throughout history, marriage used to be an arrangement created to promote the family unit's survival and safety. The industrial age changed all that. As safety increased and resources became independent of the tribal collective to survive, individuality took form. They didn't rely on...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Westenholz Tags: featured happiness psychology relationships self-improvement love marriage relationship advice self improvement Source Type: blogs

How To Boost Work-Life Balance When Working Remotely
When I think about work-life balance, the first word that comes to mind is fluidity. While we’d like to imagine it as a static, ready-made formula we can buy off the shelf, the reality is work-life balance is not a destination, it’s a journey! While we live in a time where having a work-life balance is one of the most valuable assets we can possess, being confined in one environment makes it challenging to achieve. Having been working remotely for most of my professional life, I discovered work-life balance is more about self-management than time management: understanding how we operate is key to improve ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Filippo Di Lenardo Tags: career featured self improvement success working from home pickthebrain work-life balance Source Type: blogs

How To Survive A Worry-Filled COVID Christmas
“I think a vaccine will be ready in December,” he said. “But, I don’t think I would take it as soon as it comes out because it was rushed. So, I’m going to wait for other people to try it first.” I can understand that, I thought to myself. I would be concerned about ending up as a lab rat too. As I turned to the TV the newscaster said, “...here with us today to discuss whether or not it’s constitutional or legal to force Americans to wear masks...” Man, this is really the world now. There is plenty to worry about this year and there may be more concerns come Christma...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AliScarlett Tags: featured relationships self-improvement christmas covid family holidays stress Source Type: blogs

How to Master the Art of Public Speaking
No one is super confident while delivering their first speech on a stage. And that is what makes the fine art of public speaking an art that need not be essentially God gifted. The art of oratory can be worked upon and mastered with practice and perseverance. Whether you are a CEO who needs to deliver a speech to boost the confidence of your employees, a student who needs to deliver the maiden stage performance or a freelancer who needs to increase your brand’s  visibility, public speaking may seem like, but is not tough. It is just about convincingly presenting the information, and making the experience a littl...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: career communication confidence featured self-improvement success public speaking self improvement Source Type: blogs

Relationship Advice from a Relationship Coach (in an Imperfect Relationship)
I heard that dreaded bling, and I knew it was not good news. I could feel the tension in my stomach and the messages said, "I don't think we should be in contact anymore." I wanted this to work out, since we felt a strong connection. As a relationship coach, people think I am perfect in relationships. I want you to know I am not, far from it. I am human, and I have my triggers and wounds that make me act like a hurt child at times. My expectations and needs are not always compatible with my significant other. And I make plenty of mistakes and mess up like everyone else. I want to share wit...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Westenholz Tags: depression family featured happiness psychology relationships self-improvement Breakup healing mental health motivation pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How To Overcome What Keeps You Up At Night
“Okay, it seems like it was a dream,” I said to myself, looking around the room for intruders. I had dreams of strangers breaking into my home before, but those nightmares were never this bad. As I sat up, trying to stop my heart from racing, I turned on the light and began to work...another night’s rest lost. Fear is natural. There’s good fear and there’s bad fear. The good fear is the kind that keeps you from getting hurt. It’s the kind that tells you not to touch the hot stove. The bad fear is the kind that keeps you from making your life better. It tells you not to take the risks ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AliScarlett Tags: featured happiness health and fitness self-improvement anxiety fear self improvement sleep Source Type: blogs

How the Idea of Perfection Could Be Weighing You Down Without You Knowing
Do you refuse to leave your house without mascara? Does the thought of an error on an expense report keep you up at night? If you are tossing and turning over tens of thousands of dollars, it’s one thing. However, you might be one of many who grapple with stress brought on by unrealistic expectations. Here’s how the idea of perfection could be weighing you down without you knowing it, along with some tips for finding a healthier sense of priority. The Weight of Unrealistic Expectations If your pet Schnauzer pulls down your holiday tree, you get to decide if it’s a disaster or a hilarious memory y...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mia Barnes Tags: confidence featured happiness philosophy self-improvement expectations mental health motivation perfection pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

The 7 Definitive Steps to Self-Mastery
The pursuit of self-mastery is a life-long endeavor. Unfortunately, it's not something you can be naturally gifted at, or pick up with relative ease. It's rooted in the conscious application of your knowledge to make better life choices. You can't "game" any system or resort to hacks that will accelerate the process. In short, it involves a lot of trial and error. Achieving mastery over anything requires consistency. That's the real secret – if there is one at all. So how do you actually do it? The answer will vary depending on who you're asking. Some will undoubtedly point to the spiritua...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: samboomer Tags: confidence creativity featured motivation philosophy productivity tips psychology empowerment pickthebrain self-improvement self-mastery Source Type: blogs

Stop Saying If Only and Start Living Now: Lessons from an NFL Pro
If only I had more money… If only I had chosen that job instead of this job … If only I hadn’t done that or said that. Each one of us has spent time in the land of if only. I lived there for years after my NFL career came to a halt long before I wanted it to. I told myself that if only I had made different decisions, and if only I hadn’t made certain mistakes, I would still be playing. I beat myself up for all those if only’s constantly. I was so stuck in the world of what could have been that I locked myself out of the world of what is. But in time I realized that by choosing t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - November 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sean Conley Tags: featured motivation self-improvement courage inspiration Source Type: blogs

8 Empowering Ways To Stop Feeling Guilty And Forgiving Yourself
Guilt is both a good thing and a bad thing. On one side, it makes people more empathetic and allows them to improve their personality. However, unjustified and excessive guilt can create more problems than it solves. Instead of helping a person grow, excessive guilt can shove them into the pit of depression, self-hatred, low self-esteem, and a severe lack of self-confidence. Excessive guilt can be detrimental to your mental health, and it is important to deal with it. If you also feel excessively guilty for sometimes insignificant stuff, you need to learn how to empower yourself and be more forgiving. Stay away fr...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Martin Tags: confidence featured motivation productivity tips psychology self-improvement empowerment self improvement shame Source Type: blogs

Fun Activities To Do At Home While In Quarantine
Conclusion Self-quarantining has brought outdoor activity to a halt, but you should not let that dim your spirits. If you feel like time is becoming rather blurry, that is a sign that whatever you are doing is becoming monotonous. Move on to a tougher challenge. The idea here is to beat boredom and stay safe while at it. The post Fun Activities To Do At Home While In Quarantine appeared first on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. (Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement)
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Martha Payne Tags: family featured productivity tips self education self-improvement activities covid kids pickthebrain quarantine Source Type: blogs

It ’s Never Too Late to Change Your Life
How many times have you been sitting with a friend or family member that speaks about all the things they used to do, but no longer do, stating “I could do that back when I was younger, but I'm too old now”.  I hear ageist comments like this often from people in my life and certainly from clients, who feel as if after the age of 40 it's time to close up shop regarding anything in the realm of excitement and activities. Ageism is an issue that people face on a global level. It's a societal stigma that humans have imposed upon themselves.  Those living in past eras had more traditional mindsets ab...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ivy Ivers Tags: career confidence featured philosophy self-improvement success ageism change your life motivation self improvement Source Type: blogs

8 Ways To Manage Your Day-To-Day Stress
Even if you don’t struggle with anxiety, just about everyone goes through periods of extreme stress. If you don’t know how to manage stress, you may find yourself using unhealthy coping mechanisms that can make it difficult to get back to your normal lifestyle. If you’re looking for new ways to help manage your day-to-day stress, here are ten things you can try. 1. Avoid Stimulants If your days are becoming more stressful, you may want to consider cutting back on the coffee. If you smoke, you may want to think about cutting back on cigarettes as well. Quitting altogether may be more than you can han...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: featured happiness self-improvement mental health pickthebrain stress Source Type: blogs

Should You Pay Attention to Body Image in 2020?
Body image is a concept that never seems to go away, no matter how far we progress. It seems to be human nature to judge people on the way they look, thus creating an atmosphere of negativity and influencing the feelings of others. I think no matter what, we are always going to pay attention to our own body image, but it’s time that we learn to do so in a more positive manner. Younger generations find themselves on the internet more often these days, paying attention to the way celebrities or models look, and so they try to mimic this as they are conditioned to think that bodies we see on television or online are ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Umer Bilal Tags: confidence featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement body image body positivity Source Type: blogs

Hey Inner Critic: Shush! 6 Techniques to Quiet That Nagging Voice
            Oh, the inner critic. We all have one. Yammering on, telling us all the ways we suck, we will fail, we shouldn’t even try. Even now, as I write these words, my inner critic tells me that I’m not a writer and that no one cares what I have to say. As you can tell, my darling reader, I continue to write regardless. I don’t take what my critic says too seriously.             The basic gist behind why we have an inner critic is: once upon a time, someone was mean to us (a parent, a bully...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liat Alon Tags: confidence featured happiness health and fitness psychology self-improvement inner critic positivity Source Type: blogs

Dealing With: “Can You Do Me a Favor?” Saying No to Effectively Manage Your Time
Have you ever been asked for a favor and before the person asking has even finished their sentence, you already knew that you WANTED to say no? But you said yes instead because you felt guilty, didn’t you? Requests for favors can cause us a lot of stress when we are deciding how to respond. We are navigating feelings of frustration, resentment and guilt while trying to maintain professionalism and manage the relationship. To give you an example, I was recently discussing some projects that I had been working on in a casual conversation with some friends and acquaintances. As I discussed the Career Developmen...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Diondra Fillacetti Tags: career featured motivation productivity tips self-improvement time management pickthebrain saying no Source Type: blogs

The Manic Pursuit of More, More, More
We live in a world obsessed with the analytic construct of volume. We continually crave more, more, more. We’re in a constant cycle of more. We are told this cycle is good. More productivity, more efficiency, and more predictability are what we crave so that we can get even more.   But more of what exactly? When looked at analytically, volume becomes a mindset that champions more but has little regard to what that more might be. It may be that, yes, you are getting more—but it may be more waves that are battering your boat. Or more wind taking you off course. Or more issues thrown...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nir Bashan Tags: featured psychology self-improvement pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Fermented Foods and Your Gut: Why They Are So Good for Your Health
Do you have more than the occasional abdominal upset? If you find yourself singing the Pepto-Bismol jingle most days, why not consider adding more fermented foods to your diet.  You don’t have to go to a fancy health food store to buy exotic-sounding ingredients. You probably have many staples in your pantry and fridge. Here’s the skinny on fermented foods and your gut and how they benefit your overall health.  What Is Fermentation?  You might think of the term “fermentation” in association with beer or wine. However, this food preparation method goes back thousands of years ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: diet featured health and fitness self-improvement fermented foods gut health self improvement Source Type: blogs

You ’re Thinking Too Much: 7 Ways to Combat Overthinking
Are you often overcome with distressing thoughts? There are many triggers that may cause overthinking. This experience usually leaves you feeling various emotions — but you're most likely to endure stress and worry. It's possible for overthinking to cloud your judgment, too. As a result, it's critical to learn how to stop. There are a few reasons for overthinking. You may overanalyze situations on a case-by-case basis, so it's less frequent. That happens to almost everyone. However, if your mind seems to fret over minuscule issues consistently, you could have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This mental health ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: confidence featured productivity tips psychology overthinking pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Why I Didn ’t Want to Do the Dishes – The Relationship Between Laziness, Inefficiency and Complacency
I have always had a certain aversion for particular tasks growing up. One that sticks out most in my mind was washing the dishes. This was because growing up we didn’t have a dishwasher. There was a constant conflict between my parents and myself, arguing over when I would wash the dishes, and even now I can hear my mother saying, “Don’t you leave that plate in the sink without washing it.” I would always respond with “Mom, I’ll wash all my dishes later… at the end of the day, when I’ve got a larger pile.” She would then say, “Why are you so LAZY Diondra, it&r...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - October 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Diondra Fillacetti Tags: featured motivation philosophy productivity tips laziness Source Type: blogs

From Feeling Good to Feeling Great
You may be aware that my books, Feeling Good and the Feeling Good Handbook, have sold more than 5 million copies worldwide, and are still popular, even though Feeling Good was published 40 years ago.  One reason for the books enduring popularity is groundbreaking research conducted by Dr. Forrest Scogin and his colleagues at the University of Alabama School of Medicine. They reported that if you simply give people seeking treat for moderate to severe depression a copy of Feeling Good, more than 50% will improve so much within four weeks that they no longer want or need treatment. What is crucial is that these patie...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Burns Tags: book reviews featured happiness psychology self improvement david burns feeling great mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

How To Stay Positive While Losing Weight
Losing weight can be difficult under any circumstances, but it can be especially difficult when you aren't feeling happy with yourself or your progress. The reality is, though, that being down on yourself or what you have accomplished so far can end up making the process even harder. The good news is, though, that you don't have to feel stuck in this situation. There can be many ways to change your outlook and start feeling more positive about the steps you're taking to be healthier and happier. Try New Things To Get a Boost Whether you just started working out and dieting and aren't seeing the progress that you thou...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: featured health and fitness motivation self improvement diet pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Why Education Should Be a Lifelong Process
Many of us consider the end of our formal schooling to be the end of our education. We leave school, begin our professional careers, and shift our focus away from learning. But growth is a lifelong process, not limited to formal education. Our wisdom accumulates indirectly through life experience. The development of our wisdom can be expedited and expanded by concomitant gains in knowledge. We can make more of what we know, and better understand our experiences. If we wish to truly make the most of ourselves and maximize our potential, we should view learning as a lifelong process. It doesn’t matter whether ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cameron Sewick Tags: featured motivation philosophy self education self-improvement success growth Source Type: blogs

How to Boost Your Productivity with the Science of Well Being
Whenever I hear the word productivity, I often have mixed feelings about it. While I love the underlying sense of proactivity it brings to the table, a part of me feels the terminology is better suited for something unemotional like a machine. Throughout my entrepreneurial journey, I had always been a fan of the approach “getting more things done, thriving to succeed, hustle, etc”. However, as someone always looking to improve, I reached a point where this way of being wasn’t serving me anymore. Despite my high levels of productivity, I wasn’t able to unlock new perspectives, It’s as if I w...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Filippo Di Lenardo Tags: career featured productivity tips self-improvement success wellbeing Source Type: blogs