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

How Cutting the Social Media Cord Saved My Mental Health
There's never been a better time to consider taking a social media cleanse. In the midst of a pandemic, social unrest, political debates, protests and a failing economy, hopping on social media can be incredibly depressing. Instead of providing an escape, Facebok, Twitter, Instagram and other platforms draw you deeper into the mess and can even pit you against friends and family.  Obviously, scrolling through your socials can take a huge toll on your mental health, especially right now. If you want to break free and begin focusing on the positives — yes, there is still good out there — it's time to cut ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: featured internet culture productivity tips psychology self-improvement Uncategorized self improvement social media Source Type: blogs

Motivation is a Challenge for Remote Workers: Learn how to Fix That
Conclusion If you work remotely and are struggling to find the motivation to work, you are not alone. Keep in mind that motivation is not constant. It must be cultivated per time. So, don’t use these strategies as one-time fixes; consistency is key. You do your best work when you are most inspired. It is your utmost responsibility to keep your drive up in order to perform well.  Joseph Chukwube is an experienced content writer, link builder and SEO specialist. He is the Founder and CEO of Dream Chase Achieve, a rapidly growing lifestyle and self-improvement blog. The post Motivation is a Challenge f...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Chukwube Tags: featured motivation success working from home covid pickthebrain wfh work from home Source Type: blogs

How To Create During the Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis has brought the world to a screeching halt. Life, as we knew it, is now a thing of the past, something we can only yearn for.  The lockdown has affected all of us uniquely. Something that I have found myself struggling with in this pandemic is creating — whether it be words or a meal.  Getting creative blocks is real. Not just me, but most people out there suffer from them. Here are the things I do to get out of my creative slump and so can you:  1. Use ‘Stability Rocks’ To Anchor Your Day I know the dreamy and artsy type creators, like Einstein and Austen, w...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rochizalani Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness meditation psychology self-improvement calm covid focus productivity tips self improvement Source Type: blogs

How To Create Calm During the Crisis
The COVID-19 crisis has brought the world to a screeching halt. Life, as we knew it, is now a thing of the past, something we can only yearn for.  The lockdown has affected all of us uniquely. Something that I have found myself struggling with in this pandemic is creating — whether it be words or a meal.  Getting creative blocks is real. Not just me, but most people out there suffer from them. Here are the things I do to get out of my creative slump and so can you:  1. Use ‘Stability Rocks’ To Anchor Your Day I know the dreamy and artsy type creators, like Einstein and Austen, w...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: rochizalani Tags: depression featured happiness health and fitness meditation psychology self-improvement calm covid focus productivity tips self improvement Source Type: blogs

10 Ways to Stay Strong When Everything Seems to Be Going Wrong
If you find yourself wondering if everything will go wrong in 2020, you are far from alone. This year has seen more than its share of heartache, and it isn’t over yet. Help may never arrive — how can you keep going? It’s challenging to stay strong when everything seems to be going wrong. While the tips below are no substitute for professional care, financial and other circumstances don’t always make seeking treatment an option. These 10 self-care practices may keep you from capsizing when the seas grow rocky.  1. Take a Deep Breath Many times, you grow anxious from future fears, not fr...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mia Barnes Tags: featured motivation self-improvement covid_19 meditation positivity self improvement Source Type: blogs

Here ’s How Art Can Make You Happier And Healthier
Art can be a source of inspiration and comfort during challenging times, and this is why millions of people all over the world have started drawing, painting, or learning a musical instrument as a way to cope with the Covid-19 crisis. But even before the pandemic, people have been turning to artistic endeavors as a way to heal, and studies have shown that engaging in art activities can actually benefit your life in many ways. Creating and appreciating art can be good for the body, mind, and soul, and here are all the ways art can make you happier and healthier. It can relieve stress Everyone will experience...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katlyn Eriksen Tags: creativity depression featured happiness psychology self-improvement art art therapy Source Type: blogs

REVIEW: Rypeapp Language Membership
The world has shifted virtual in 2020 and that includes educational services like language learning. While travel has taken a pause, many of us are still eager to connect with people from other cultures and resume our language learning progress. In this review, we’ll cover what Rype is about, how it works, prices, pros and cons, and more. What is Rype? Rype is an online language lessons membership that connects you with professional language tutors for one-on-one sessions. They currently offer ten languages: Spanish, French, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, and Arabic. With ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: book reviews Erin's Things featured self education self-improvement success learn a language pickthebrain product review Source Type: blogs

Benefits On How 24 Hour Fasts Will Improve Your
Conclusion I showed you the benefits of fasting as it can improve your heart, protect your brain health, and reduce your body fat composition. I showed you how to safely start and make 24-hour fasts part of your lifestyle, and I also showed you the safest way to break a 24 hour fast. Let me know in the comments below which tip you found most useful! Anthony Nebel is a freelance writer who is obsessed with self-development. Anthony loves trying out new things that may improve his life. Anthony enjoys writing about how to improve the quality of your life and your online presence on his blog. The post B...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anthony Nebel Tags: featured health and fitness motivation fasting Source Type: blogs

How Your Mindset Determines Your Focus
Most people consider the problem of focus to be a technical one. For them, it’s a matter of eliminating distractions, setting goals, following a schedule, or becoming more organized. There is a lot to be said for these practical solutions.  If they increase our productivity, doesn’t that mean they increase our focus? A DEAD END Many people, hoping to find focus, will implement these solutions only to realize that their focus remains weak. This is because the technical problems were never the source of the issue. The real solution requires us to acknowledge the connection between focus and de...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured motivation self-improvement success focus mindset pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

3 Unexpected Things You Can Do to Be Happier at Work
It’s probably not a surprise to you that happiness leads to success in nearly every domain of your life, including health, friendship, community involvement, creativity and, specifically, your job, career and business.[1]  Happy workers have higher levels of productivity, produce higher sales, perform better in leadership positions, and receive higher performance ratings and higher pay. However, happiness probably feels like an ephemeral fairy tale. There’s a global pandemic. Kitchen tables and sofas are the new work cubicle. Interactions with co-workers, vendors and clients are completely virtual. Zoom...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carson Tate Tags: career featured happiness motivation productivity tips self-improvement success jobs pickthebrain work Source Type: blogs

The 7 Habits Which Encourage Reading
My name is Erik Nilsson, and I run the blog BookSummaryClub.com, where I have summarized over 140 non-fiction books to date. As you might imagine, this meant that I had to read an overwhelming number of books, which to many people would be a lifetime of reading. I became interested in learning more about the various habits one can implement in order to fit more reading into your life, and below is some of my own experiences blended with various finding across the internet. Within this article, we’re going to cover 7 different habits which will hopefully encourage you to read more and develop a strong foundation fo...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erik Nilsson Tags: featured reading self education self-improvement books bookworm intelligence motivation pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

The ONE Type of Motivation That Will Make You Thrive in Times of Uncertainty
Motivation, motivation, motivation… many talk about it but I believe few talk about the one tactic moving the needle in our daily life. Motivation is what drives us to act and yet why so often do we get carried away doing things that don’t bring us true fulfilment? We live in a world where we continuously feel the need to chase something better, but for what exact purpose? It’s noisy out there, we easily fall into the comparison trap making decisions that aren’t aligned to our values. As an entrepreneur, I had always considered motivation to be a beautiful “one dimensional” source of en...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Filippo Di Lenardo Tags: featured motivation productivity tips self-improvement success covid pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

5 Fun Ways to Record Family Events and Memories as a Parent
Nostalgia is a guest that enters unwelcomed and catches you off guard. It will have you reaching out for your old pictures, recorded videos, or even school books. You can revisit the past if you have logged it. While it was difficult earlier to record and sort, every memory, the technology today can help you with that. There are numerous ways to keep your memories safe and share it with the people for whom it matters. You can now record family events and memories of your child as you see them grow up in front of your eyes. Be it first drawing or the first birthday bash, you’ll need exciting ways to record th...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: musamawanda Tags: creativity family featured self-improvement happiness memories traditions Source Type: blogs

The Three Types of Letters to Write and When to Use Each
A few weeks after I had my first child, my Mom passed away. Learning to live in the world without her by my side has been one of the greatest challenges of my life. So many times over the years, I have longed to talk to her, seek her guidance, and ask her what she thought about the life I have created for myself.   An unexpected discovery of a Ziplock bag of letters, written to me by my Mom and grandmothers, from the first time I went to summer camp at age nine, until I graduated from college, changed everything for me. While it took me a little time to finally have the courage to re-read the letters, I was blown a...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dara Kurtz Tags: career family featured happiness philosophy psychology self-improvement death friendship grief life motivation writing letters Source Type: blogs

3 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Daily Mental and Emotional Growth
If you think about it, life is incredibly compassionate and benevolent towards us. No matter how difficult of a situation we may be facing, it always gives us the opportunity to redeem ourselves in the very “next moment”: in fact, according to Nobel prize winner Daniel Kahneman, on average our brain experiences 20.000 moments in a day. Clearly a lot of opportunity there! The difference, ultimately, lies in how we choose to live those moments and in the way we succeed in moving forward from one moment to the next. Events will inevitably happen, it’s our ability to interact and not just react to them tha...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Filippo Di Lenardo Tags: confidence featured happiness motivation self-improvement emotional growth mental health pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

3 Productivity Tips for Working at Home Post COVID-19
In early March this year, dealing with the coronavirus meant working at home. The entire planet moved to mandatory work at home to protect the health of employees and communities alike. The remote work culture represented an adjustment for many, which was one of the biggest and most dramatic experiments in history. More than half of jobs are compatible with teleworking. People in all kinds of industries, ranging from healthcare to education, are hoping to work remotely for the rest of their careers. Well, it seems that their wish will come true. Small and medium-sized business owners have made massive investments in dig...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: career creativity featured productivity tips self-improvement success working from home covid covid_19 pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

Bottom ’s Up: My Addiction Journey
The West Vancouver (Canada) police officer rang the doorbell of my house on Cypress Creek on a fine Tuesday afternoon in April. He told me that a citizen had seen me driving "wildly" the previous Friday afternoon on the Upper Levels Highway and handed me a letter. I thought back to that day. It had started with a large goblet of Chardonnay while making the kids' breakfast. I drove them to school, returned to the house and continued with the white wine. Then I got into the cocaine. Then I was too wired to do anything so I popped a Zopiclone, a tiny blue pill that is guaranteed to put me to sleep ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rosemary Keevil Tags: depression family featured psychology addiction anxiety grief recovery Source Type: blogs

How I Bounced Back After Losing My Job at 26
“Surviving failure makes you bold. Out of devastating failure comes spectacular events.”- Linda Gottlieb In the space of about a minute, I received a call that rendered me jobless. “We’ve decided to let you go. Today will be your last day.” As the news sunk in, my heart started thumping…I was officially unemployed.  All at once, visions started galloping through my mind like energetic horses: my hard-earned savings disappearing like rainfall down a drain, moving home, watching everyone move upwards. To lose my job within the midst of the pandemic felt like a nightmare. And...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jenny Leung Tags: career featured motivation productivity tips psychology self confidence self-improvement success losing your job self improvement unemployment Source Type: blogs

A Step-By-Step Guide on Integrating a Wellness Program at the Workplace
Corporate culture encourages hard work, which leads many putting work before health. And while staying up late to complete tasks or showing up at work when you are sick show your commitment to your job, personal health should always come first. Along with improving quality of life, mental and physical health also makes people better employees. In today’s blog, I provide a step-by-step guide on starting a corporate wellness program. Why Invest in Employee Wellness? Designing and integrating an employee wellness program provides companies with a host of benefits: Lower healthcare costsMake the workplace saferI...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Hammad Dogar Tags: career featured internet culture psychology self-improvement success happiness mental health pickthebrain productivity wellness workplace Source Type: blogs

5 Apps That Can Help You Be a Productive Teacher
Educators have been relying more and more on online educational resources as the years go by, accelerated in the past year in particular. Whether it's with innovative websites or devices, technology has become an important factor in educating people who thrive from both traditional and alternative ways of learning.  Teachers across the country have begun to discover some amazing apps that help teach others through new and exciting ways. These five apps are helpful for any teacher! 1. Kahoot! The Kahoot! app (Available on Play Store and App Store) is a fun and straightforward way for teache...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Oli Kang Tags: featured self education self-improvement success Source Type: blogs

5 Ways You Can Use Mindfulness to Manage Your Anxiety
Anxiety is unfortunately a common occurrence for many people. For some, it can come as a condition such as generalized anxiety disorder, whereas others may experience anxiety as a symptom of another condition or life event. Stress, social situations and other life pressures can cause anxiety, and no matter where your anxiety may stem from, it's important to remember that your feelings are valid, it isn't your fault but there are productive ways to manage your anxiety to help you lead an easier, more peaceful life. Mindfulness is a great tool in managing anxiety. Mindfulness is defined as the practice of remaining presen...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Landis Tags: depression featured health and fitness meditation psychology self-improvement anxiety mental health mindfulness pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

How To Be the Best Version of You
While most would like to be the best versions of themselves automatically, it doesn't always just happen that way. Often, to be the best version of yourself it requires some effort and dedication. If you're looking for ways to improve yourself and your life, here are a few important steps you can take. Take Steps To Improve Your Physical Health One of the first things you should do when trying to be the best you you can be is to start looking after your physical health. This is one of the most basic things that many overlook. Your physical health can have a direct impact on how you feel, and ultimately many of the de...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: confidence featured motivation productivity tips self-improvement success best version of you self improvement Source Type: blogs

How to Develop Resilience in the Face of Adversity: Five Tips According to Science
When you take a look at the state of things in the world right now, you quickly realize that it takes great strength to stand and live a meaningful life. In fact data shows that, both as individuals and nations, we are so stressed today than at any other period in history. Just to give you an idea, according to a compilation of data by disturbmenot: Between 75 - 90 percent of doctor visits in the US is in some way related to stress.49 percent of young adults (aged 18 - 24) experience high levels of stress.60 percent of adults resort to drinking as a way to escape stressful life events. The COVID-19 pandemic has...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Segun Onibalusi Tags: depression featured health and fitness motivation psychology self-improvement covid_19 pickthebrain resilience stress Source Type: blogs

Romantic Relationships: Why You Should Give Online Dating a Try
Romantic relationships may be hard to find, but they can also add three years to your life and provide a lifetime of memories. You'll be happier, less lonely and can enjoy lower levels of stress by finding someone special. If you’re struggling to find romance, online dating removes many of the obstacles people face when meeting in person. You'll be able to find a physical and personality match that is perfect for you. But before trying to find your perfect match, it’s important to understand why relationships are important in our lives. Understanding the Importance of Relationships in Our Life Re...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: lior Tags: relationships dating family romance Source Type: blogs

How Exercise Affects Your Mood?
"It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigour."- Marcus Tullius Cicero What is wellbeing? Wellbeing is defined as ‘a positive physical, social and mental state’. In this article, we are focusing on mental wellbeing. Mental wellbeing does not have a single universal definition, but it does encompass several factors such as: The sense of feeling good about ourselves and being able to function well individually and/or even in relationshipsThe ability to deal with the ups and downs of life, such as coping with various challenges and making the most of such oppor...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Trishna Patnaik Tags: featured health and fitness motivation philosophy self-improvement exercise improve your mood pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

23 Lessons for the Journey Called Life
The toughest journey on this earth is not to Mount Everest and back! It is the journey of life itself. The reason that it’s so tough is because no one teaches us how to traverse it. It’s not taught to us in schools and colleges and it’s hardly ever taught to us at home. It is my strong belief that we can avoid a lot of heart wrenchingly painful experiences if we learn from other people’s mistakes along with our own. I guess that’s the reason so many of us read autobiographies and self-help books. I do too! And in this article, I am sharing with you some of my own life lessons! These life-le...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Moushumi Dutia Tags: featured happiness motivation philosophy self-improvement life life lessons pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

4 Steps to Financial Independence
Most people want financial independence. Financial independence means that you do not have to rely on your day job to pay all your bills. You can take time off of work if you want to without worry about finances. Often, people assume that this means that you are looking to retire early, but that isn’t necessarily the case. Many people choose to become financially dependent when they have no intention of retiring. A lot can come up in life. You never know what is going to happen next. What happens if you or a loved one has an illness that you need to take care of? Not only will you have medical bills to account for...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: career featured money and finance self-improvement budgeting financial independence self improvement Source Type: blogs

My Journey from Fear to Love
"Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end." – John Lennon January - 2012 I remember sitting in a small dark room waiting for the surgeon to arrive. My son had just had major surgery, and it had taken much longer than expected. My stomach felt tense as the surgeon sat in the chair opposite us. He looks at the floor as he started to speak. "it's not good news," he said. "We think he has a week left to live." After that, my mind switched off. I felt my wife's head on my shoulder and heard her tears. Was it a bad dream? June –...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Thomas Westenholz Tags: creativity family featured happiness relationships self-improvement fear love self improvement Source Type: blogs

7 Tricks To Effortlessly Improve Memory Power
Lack of memory or difficulty in remembering information is rarely linked to diseases of the nervous system such as Alzheimer's, a common problem also in young people and adults. However, it is possible to improve memory power and ability to compile information by using techniques that facilitate access to memory and increase the number of connections made by the brain, which facilitates learning and increases performance in studies and work. Our brains are exceptionally flexible. This is in contrast to what people have long thought. Scientists are talking about the 'plasticity' of our brains. In the course of evolution,...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Swayne Tags: featured health and fitness self-improvement exercise memory pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

Why Practical Skills Matter More Than A College Degree
Conclusion Apart from objectifying results and requirements, practical skills also help in developing social skills and improve the interactions of students with other people. While books and curriculum may at times, isolate students from what is actually out there, the practical application takes them closer to a real-world scenario where they themselves can acquire knowledge and realize how it is implemented. I hope this post was able to offer you some meaningful insights regarding how practical skills matter a lot, not only in your daily life but also when it comes to your career and professional circle. For more ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Claudia Jeffrey Tags: career featured philosophy self-improvement success college degrees life skills pickthebrain productivity Source Type: blogs

How to Foster Change in Kids ’ Behavior after Quarantine
COVID-19 has impacted lives across the globe. Whether it's the loss of someone close to you, mental health challenges, or a reduction in your household income, the pandemic one way or another has affected us all. Children are not an exception. They may not communicate their worries with us or express their feelings like adults, but they are also going through a difficult time. They have missed out on valuable learning time at school and have been unable to socialize with friends as they usually would. They may even be scared of the virus due to the snippets of information that they've overheard.  But being force...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maria Kennedy Tags: family featured productivity tips psychology self-improvement working from home covid kids pickthebrain quarantine school Source Type: blogs

What ’s your Enneatype?
Everyone is wired differently. We see the world through a unique set of lenses that have been crafted over time. Things like our genetics, predispositions, families of origin, personalities, experiences, traumas, ages, socioeconomic statuses, ethnicities, and cultures all contribute to the way that we see the world and the way that we operate within it. By the time we’re in our 20s, barring any unexpected trauma, most of us have landed on a way of operating. The problem is that not all of the ways that we have learned to operate are good, helpful, or healthy. Many of our habits are actually coping mechanisms we le...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Liz Carver Josh Green Tags: confidence creativity featured happiness psychology self-improvement enneagram enneatype personality type pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

How Fitness Supercharges Your Productivity
Conclusion You need to pay attention to three main factors if you want to increase your productivity, those factors are; financial, emotional, and physical fitness. If you pay adequate attention to each of those three factors of productivity, you will succeed in whatever endeavor you desire. If you find yourself lacking behind in one of those methods, then you should seek help from a professional coach. Productivity requires an inner motivation; as such, you should carefully get rid of whatever is preventing you from being motivated internally. Ben Tejes is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ascend Finance, a platform to help...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BenTejes Tags: diet health and fitness productivity tips self-improvement self improvement Source Type: blogs

Creative Ways to Burn More Calories Throughout the Day
When your schedule is packed full, finding the time to exercise can feel challenging or down right impossible.  Between work, family, chores, and whatever else you need to do in a given day you might be lucky to find time to relax let alone exercise. Especially if you work in a job where you sit at a computer all day long, you may be feeling like you just can’t fit in enough activity in your day. However, there are plenty of sneaky ways to add more physical activity into your day.  Use these creative ways to burn more calories throughout your day.  Many of them only take a few extra minutes in...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured health and fitness self-improvement burn calories pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

The Science of Getting the Most Out of Intuition
Conclusion If you are struggling with working out when to trust your gut, or understanding what it is telling you, consider seeing a therapist. Talking through situations will not only help you process what has happened, but provide you with an objective evaluation of whether you are learning the appropriate patterns and outcomes. People in good spirits benefit from this process just as much as those with mental health challenges! Whether you believe you are a natural intuitive or don’t ever trust what your gut says, learning to use your intuition appropriately can have many benefits across all areas of your li...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Graeme Douglas Tags: confidence featured psychology self-improvement happiness inner voice intuition self improvement Source Type: blogs

3 Badass Ways to Conquer Your Struggles And Move Forward
Conclusion: Difficulties will knock on our doors time and time again. What we choose next is our responsibility. Teach yourself to see the good in everything! Decide today that you are going to prepare yourself to see your hardship as new possibilities, by breaking loose from a victim mentality and by accepting that nothing is permanent! Hi, my name is Jayne. I'm from the beautiful island of Curaçao. I'm a life coach. I help people that are stuck in a status quo lifestyle understand their potential by changing their mindset so that they can become the best version of themselves. The post 3 Badass Ways t...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jayne Prince Tags: featured motivation productivity tips psychology self-improvement success pickthebrain self improvement strategies struggles Source Type: blogs

Five Rules of Confrontation to Ease that Lockdown Stress
The world is going through a stressful time. Most people are stuck at home, spending more time than ever with family, partners, or roommates, as the case may be. Social distancing guidelines and video calls have changed the way we interact with each other. While social media is full of fun, quirky images of people baking banana bread, doing home workouts, and on family Zoom calls, giving the impression that largely humanity is making lemonade from the lemons life dealt them, in reality all this endless time together at home with others during a time of uncertainty and the fear of the unknown can be more than a little st...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Vijay Eswaran Tags: family featured happiness psychology relationships self-improvement covid lockdown quarantine stress work from home Source Type: blogs

Are You Chasing Fads or Solving a Real Problem?
We are all impressionable to fads. Remember fidget spinners? Just a few years ago, these toys became a craze practically overnight. Forbes once called them "the must-have office toys for 2017", and at one point they were so popular that giant corporations like Toys R Us had to airfreight tens of thousands of them to their various locations just to barely meet consumer demand. But it didn't take long for the novelty to lose its edge. Fidget spinners once accounted for 17 percent of online toy sales, but there's no longer a place for them in the market. The target demographic that once begged to own a fidget spi...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carl Pradelli Tags: featured internet culture philosophy self-improvement success business fads pickthebrain trends Source Type: blogs

The Best Ways for Busy Women To Achieve Balance
These past few months have been stressful for everyone, and women especially have had to take on many roles. As if life weren't stressful enough, you may have juggled being a wife, mother and even a teacher while trying to balance your own career. Now that summer has arrived, it's an excellent chance to take back some time for yourself. Here are seven of the best ways women can achieve much needed balance in their lives. Get a Physical Before you do anything, it's important to get a routine physical exam. Ask for a full blood panel that checks your cholesterol, triglycerides, liver and kidney function. If you're a wo...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: IndySummers Tags: featured productivity tips psychology self-improvement time management covid_19 women work from home Source Type: blogs

5 Reasons Why Games are Good for Mental Health
About a year ago, I started feeling stuck on where I wanted to go next in my career. It was a unique window for me to start something new, but the anxiety of staring into the unknowing was overwhelming.  I found myself playing solitaire, a game I loved growing up, as a way to escape the stress of thinking about what comes next. After playing I felt less anxious, and even recharged. It made me realize that games are a powerful tool to address mental health. In fact, games allow people to exercise their minds, develop social skills, and in some cases, build up hand-eye coordination and physical fitness. There a...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Neal Taparia Tags: featured internet culture psychology self-improvement focus games mental health motivation Source Type: blogs

5 Ways I Manage to be Productive Since Becoming a Stay at Home Mother
When our first child arrived, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was physically and emotionally drained. There were so many things left undone. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I recently described it to my husband as "feeling like I was trying to walk while having my heels tied together". I didn't even want to run, just to walk slowly. To put one foot in front of the other each day. My approach was wrong and other aspects of my life, unrelated to raising my child, quickly unravelled. All too often, we get lost in motherhood, neglect ourselves and forget about our own self development and progress. However, it doesn't...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: family featured happiness productivity tips self-improvement working from home motherhood self improvement stay at home mom Source Type: blogs

Rise of the Introvert and Fall of the Extrovert in the current COVID ’ 19 crisis
How many times have you felt the need, the urge, and the desire to just sleep on your bed and keep looking at the ceiling? Then stare at the fan while working through your nails. Just stay indoors for hours with the TV remote in your hand and keep glancing at the TV screen as you flip through channels without a rational reason as if something will magically emerge from it. Have only one or two people to confide to and discuss your problems as that is how you see life as a problem and others should solve that problem for you…. When have you last had a conversation with a stranger without putting your head do...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Trishna Patnaik Tags: featured psychology relationships self-improvement covid covid_19 extrovert introvert pickthebrain Source Type: blogs

7 Financial Tips to Live the Retirement You ’ve Always Dreamed
There are many memorable financial milestones one achieves throughout their life—from opening up your first bank account to closing the deal on your first mortgage—all of these exciting stepping stones eventually lead to the pearly gates of your long-awaited retirement.  After decades of hard work and grinding, there’s no sweeter thought than being able to sit back, relax, and enjoy life to the fullest. But before you’re truly able to enjoy your waterfront sunsets and empty-scheduled days as a new retiree, you need to make sure your finances are perfectly aligned to allow you to live the ret...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - July 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Samantha Rupp Tags: featured money and finance self-improvement retirement saving self improvement Source Type: blogs

3 Reasons Open-Mindedness is a Key to Self-Growth
Lately, more so than usual, social media has been flooded with opinions. Because people are being more vocal about their beliefs, others grow more hostile defending their own in response. Rational discussions are too commonly few and far between. I’ve noticed both through observation and experience that too many hostile disagreements stem from closed-mindedness from both parties.  from just persistently not listening.  So, why is open-mindedness an extremely vital part of self-growth?  It changes your approach to conversations.  I’ve seen way too many people approach debates (I&rsqu...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Harrison Tags: featured happiness philosophy relationships self-improvement open-mindedness pickthebrain self improvement Source Type: blogs

4 Tips to Help Separate Work and Home Life During Coronavirus
Conclusion Working from home can cause a lot of self-discipline but can be a very helpful thing in your life. It can give you more time to spend on other things because there is no commute, or it can give you more time to sleep because you work better on a lot of rest. Consider using these four tips that should help separate work and home life while working at home. Ben Tejes is the Co-Founder and CEO of Ascend Finance, a platform to help people achieve self-improvement in the area of personal finance.  He helped create Ascend’s Chapter 13 payment estimator and the bankruptcy means test calculator. He writ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BenTejes Tags: featured motivation productivity tips self-improvement working from home coronavirus covid_19 work from home work life balance Source Type: blogs

Here ’s Why The Office Life Kills Your Neck, And What to do About it!
Conclusion To sum up, these are some of the possible causes that could be acting as the villains behind that annoying pain in the neck of yours. And just like in any villain story, the hero needs to attack with full strength to conquer his arch enemy. The pains will not vanish by its self, you will need to give it your all and fight it to get rid of it! I have given you some tools to your toolbox, now your part of the work begins. Start to apply these fixes in your daily life as soon as possible. Be disciplined, and you will both see and feel the results. I promise! The post Here’s Why The Office Li...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured health and fitness productivity tips self-improvement neck pain office habits pickthebrain stress Source Type: blogs

6 Simple Ways to Combat Stress
No doubt we live in stressful times. Political and social unrest and a pandemic are piling on top of the normal stresses of daily life. Undue stress can lead to insomnia, fatigue, headaches, depression, and serious medical conditions. If you feel severely overwhelmed, it might be wise to consult a doctor. But there are six simple ways to combat stress on your own. 1. Go Outside and Take a Breath Researchers know a breath of fresh air cleanses contaminants from your lungs. They also know your brain uses about 20% of the oxygen you take in, so the more air you get, the better your mind functions – and that mak...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Erin Falconer Tags: featured productivity tips psychology self-improvement motivation pickthebrain stress stress management Source Type: blogs

7 Ways Successful People Handle Criticism
Criticism can come from people you know: your co-workers, your boss, your colleagues, and even your loved ones. It can also come from strangers, people commenting on social media, rude customers, a driver on the road, and so on. Criticism is that look that precedes the silent treatment the wife gives you (and you probably deserve) when you forget her birthday. The point is you can’t go through life without criticism. You will often find criticism hard to ignore. Criticism attacks who you are, how you see yourself, and your sense of confidence. The way you choose to deal with criticism affects other areas of ...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bernz JP Tags: featured happiness motivation self-improvement criticism pickthebrain relationships self improvement Source Type: blogs