Accelerated Learning Techniques

Smarter Brain
From a neurological perspective, there are few things that are better for the development of true intelligence than to learn multiple subjects. This encourages the use of multiple brain areas and by learning lots of different subjects you can use them together – thereby enhancing the interconnectivity of your brain. Learning itself triggers the release of dopamine, BDNF and other neurotransmitters that enhance plasticity – meaning that the more we learn, the easier learning becomes. And having multiple skills means we can thrive in multiple different situations. This is one benefit of being a freelance writer – I’ve learned countless skills from how to pick a lock to how to fix the toilet! And if you want to learn more, faster, then you only need apply a range of ‘accelerated…
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Excuses Can Keep You From What You Want

Mental Wellness
Everyone has tried to set a goal at one point in his or her life. Goals keep us motivated and on task when we are trying to achieve things in our lives. Occasionally, excuses sneak into the equation when we go about our lives trying to reach our goals. What are some of the ways that excuses keep you from getting the things you want in life? Stop You From Taking Responsibility Excuses are a fantastic tool that our ego uses to help us not accept responsibility for our actions. Coaching Positive Performance notes that one of the keys to success is taking responsibility for your actions. When you make excuses, you are allowing yourself to avoid the responsibility your actions. Here are the top excuses and how they allow…
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Boosts Memory Skills With Exercise

Mental Wellness
Everyone knows that exercising boosts your strength, stamina, balance, and flexibility, but did you know it also improvers your memory as well? This has been borne out in several research articles, including one out of Ireland that looked at the benefits exercise has on boosting memory. The Results of the Study In the study, young men were recruited for an exercise study. Initially they were told to remember the names and faces of people in a lineup that they saw only briefly. After trying to memorize the lineup, they were asked to remember as many names and faces that they could. As a comparison, the researchers allowed 50 percent of the young men to rid a stationary bicycle and were asked to ride the bicycle as strenuously as they could…
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Take Back Your Life

Mental Wellness
My life would be so much better if I just had more money, the perfect job, the perfect relationship. Does this sound familiar? Everyone has been in a situation where they have put their power and their happiness in the hands of someone else or place their control on an external situation to provide happiness. Some people chase relationship after relationship, believing that it holds the key to their life’s happiness. While others hold on to the belief that earning a certain salary will bring them joy. These are common thoughts, but when you think like that, you’re giving your power away. You’re giving that power to an external factor, such as the thought of success, a person, or your job. Your inner dialogue is telling your subconscious that you…
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Key Steps to Problem Solving

Mental Wellness
Problems arise daily in our lives, at home, at work, in our personal lives - everywhere! The difference between solving problems in a logical, comprehensive way that gets results and just dancing around the problem is in the way you face them: head on, with a well thought-out plan that leaves little room for doubt or hesitation. Below are 7 essential steps to figuring out how to solve problems to get real results. However, before we go on, let’s define exactly what problems and solutions are. A problem is “a question raised for inquiry, consideration, or solution,” according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, while the definition of a solution is “an action or process of solving a problem.” One of the most important factors to have while searching for solutions is that…
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Overcoming Self-Doubt Or Fears

Mental Wellness
Doubt and fear are very much akin to being paralyzed. Your ego (aka your inner voice) creates a halo of fear to keep you small and contained. In addition, listening to that inner voice that feeds on your self-doubt is much an act of self-sabotage that needs to be handled in a caring, constructive way. Everyone is guilty of it. However, unfortunately, it keeps us from doing things we might have otherwise enjoyed - even become great at! Overcoming self-doubt is something that comes with time and practice. Take it slowly and focus on your actions, rather than the results. It’s just like anything in life; if you work on it, you’ll get better at it like riding a bicycle or doing cartwheels. Below are some tips to help you…
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Mental Wellness: What’s In Your Head?

Meditation, Mental Wellness
Mental health and wellness starts with you. Often the tapes that we play in our head can lead to a negative impact on our mental wellness. If you are struggling with things going on in your head here are some tips to make sure you have the right frame of mind to keep your mental wellness up. Take Care Of Your Body The University Of Michigan Student Health Services notes taking care of your body can improve your mental health. Many people think that taking care of their body just means exercise or eating right. The University of Michigan produces a list for taking care of your body that includes: o Eating well o Drinking water o Exercise o Sleeping o Avoiding drugs, alcohol, cigarettes Make sure that you keep…
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Positivity: A Key Skill For A Better Life

Mental Wellness, Positivity
Life has its ups and downs. Some people go through the good and bad equally the same, with a resilient, upbeat attitude. They get pushed down by one of life’s obstacles, and they spend their time thinking of how to get back up rather than focusing on what made them fall in the first place. Then there are other people who find the negative in every aspect of life, even in a pretty pink rose bud. They give off negative energy and in turn, the universe sends negativity their way in spades. They have negative things happen to them invariably. When you think positively, the following manifests itself in everything you do: • Positive thinking • Constructive thinking • Creative thinking • Optimism • Motivation and energy Having a positive…
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Self-Awareness Can Boost Your Wellness

Mental Wellness
Your greatest asset is your health, yet it’s something that we often ignore until it becomes a problem. Your wellness is an area of life where prevention is the best answer. To prevent serious health issues from causing problems you need self-awareness. By being self-aware you can boost your wellness. Whether it is through monitoring your mental health and keeping track of your physicality. It’s important to know how you feel at various times so that you can act quickly when an issue does arise. You might have the best of intentions, eating a healthy diet and regularly exercising, yet your mental health could be working to undermine that. In addition to what you are feeding your body, you must also be aware of the emotions and thoughts that have…
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Exercise Can Help Control Your Emotions

Mental Wellness
It is a well-known fact that exercise has many benefits. Some of the first benefits people tend to think of are those that are related to weight, heart health, and body image. However, these are by no means all of the benefits that regular exercise can bring you. One of the biggest benefits to regular exercise is the effect that it has on your mental health. There are many emotions that exercise has been proven to help. From exhaustion and stress to hopelessness and anxiety, exercise can help you gain control of your emotions, and feel more emotionally, and mentally stable. Exercise And Feeling Exhausted Or Depressed: When you are tired or feeling depressed working out probably seems like the last thing you would want to do. Studies have shown…
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