Power of Repetition

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Smarter Brain
Repetition is a powerful tool that helps us learn and master skills. When someone takes piano lessons, they will be given a series of exercises to repeat. These tasks are usually scales and arpeggios. But, after the student masters these they are given more difficult exercises to practice. Learning a foreign language also requires repetition. By repeating unfamiliar words or using them in sentences, it will become more natural for the learner. People study the words, and they repeat them until they understand what they mean. In sports, we find repetition in drills, etc. Coaches give the players a series of drills to repeat until it becomes second nature. When the player masters the skill, they won’t even need to be told to use them. Coaches only need to help…
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Visualize Your Goals

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Smarter Brain
When people visualize anything, it makes it much more likely for them to make it a reality. They see the vision in their heads and then take steps to make it happen. It’s how Thomas Edison improved the light bulb (he didn’t invent it as many believe). Edison did have a vision and stopped at nothing to see it through. Steve Jobs was another visionary, one who pictured how his products could help improve peoples’ lives. Visualizing your goals carries through on this same concept. You paint a picture of what you would like accomplished by a certain period. When you have that picture, you can determine what is necessary to implement it. Once you break down the steps to accomplish your goals, you can use other visualization tools to…
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Harness Your Imagination

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Smarter Brain
What happened to your imagination? Do you remember when you were a kid and it seemed to flow like it was a sixth sense? Albert Einstein is quoted as saying, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.” That’s a powerful statement coming from one of the most knowledgeable people in the world. What’s interesting is your imagination never really left you. You just need to tap into it. 1. Be a Kid Again Take notice the next time you see a bunch of kids playing. What are they talking about? What kinds of make believe world have they created for themselves? Then, give it a try yourself. Try imagining yourself in another world entirely. 2. Self-Brainstorming Advice is given suggesting people brainstorm for ideas. But, it is usually in the context…
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Become A Better Listener

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Relationships
Did you ever notice that people don’t like to ask questions? It’s understandable when those questions are personal. You don’t want to offend anyone. But, most people willingly give answers to questions asked of them. So why are we so afraid to ask? When you ask questions, you have the tools you need to be a better listener. It’s indirect and subtle, but it works. When you ask questions, you listen for the answer. You aren’t spending your energy trying to think of what to say after the other person is finished speaking. Before you fire up your question engine, be sure to keep a few tips in mind. The first is to be relevant. If you are all over the place on your topics, the other person is going…
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Do You Have An Eating Problem?

Diet, Mental Wellness, Stress Management, Weight gain
Self-Assessment Test: Do You Eat For Hunger Or To Stuff Emotions? People eat for many reasons. For some, eating is a time of social interaction or fun. Others eat strictly because the body is sending signals from the stomach by way of hormones telling them they are hungry, in other words they eat to live. Unfortunately, there are still others for which eating is an emotional crutch. They eat because stress and strong emotions have invaded their mind and food becomes a way to block the unpleasantness of the feelings. Some of the most common feelings that people eat behind are loneliness, stress, sadness, heartache, and boredom. When we eat emotionally in order to stuff feelings, we end up eating too much or eating the wrong foods. Our overall health…
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Treating Emotional Overeating

Diet, Mindset, Positivity, Stress Management
Where To Get Help For Emotional Overeating Emotional overeating can seem like a prison with no way out, and when you do think of seeking treatment, it can seem too overwhelming to consider. Sometimes it helps to have some simple steps and treatment programs laid out clearly, so it doesn't seem so overwhelming. Following is a list of common treatment options for emotional overeating disorder, as well as some tips on things you can do and some cautions on what not to do. Common Treatments First, recognize your problem. Know you're not alone - the number of people who suffer from emotional overeating disorder is significant. * Counseling - Individual, group, or family counseling can prove very helpful for people who experience emotional overeating. Counseling treatment usually involves some nutritional…
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Health Risks Of Emotional Overeating

Diabetes, Diet, Heart Health
Few people who eat for emotional reasons eat the right kinds of foods nor do they eat the right amount of food. Emotional eating is almost a part of overeating in general. When you eat to hide or comfort yourself around life’s disappointments, negative feelings, or stressors, you tend to eat too much and you tend to make poor food choices. This can lead to negative health consequences that build up over time. What emotional eating can lead to…? The health consequences of emotional eating are many. First, emotional eating is often associated with overeating. You don’t pay attention to normal hormonal mechanisms in the body that tell you to stop eating because you have eaten enough and you gain weight over time. Weight gain can lead to obesity, which…
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What Causes Emotional Overeating Disorder

Diet, Mindset, Stress Management
Emotional overeating disorders can be difficult and devastating for those who suffer from them. What makes this happen? Why is it that some people, knowingly or unknowingly, turn to food for comfort? Here are some thoughts and ideas on those questions. Emotional overeating disorder is a general term that refers to any of various eating habits where genuine hunger is not the motivational factor. It is more common among women than men, but men are not immune - especially young men in their teens and twenties. Those who suffer from this disorder associate food with emotional comfort, and will turn to eating to escape negative feelings. Past Trauma For some with emotional overeating disorder, the problem stems from past traumatic events. Someone who suffered sexual abuse, for example, or some…
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Do You You Have an Eating Disorder?

Diet, Stress Management, Weight gain
Do you find yourself gaining weight during times of stress? Do you fear boredom because you know you'll simply eat to fill the time? These are just some of the symptoms of emotional overeating. If you think you may suffer from this relatively common eating disorder, here are some signs and symptoms that may help you identify whether or not this is what you're struggling with. Mindless Eating If you have a binge eating disorder or emotional overeating problem, you may stuff food in and not even really taste it or realize what you're doing. It's as though you are "out of it" and just mindlessly stuffing food into your mouth. Feelings of Guilt and Shame Many people with emotional overeating disorders feel really embarrassed and hateful of themselves after…
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Natural Relaxation Methods

Meditation, Natural Healing, Stress Management, Yoga
Natural Relaxation Methods To Curb Stress That Leads To Emotional Eating Emotional eating is a dysfunctional form of using food to cope with stress, and various difficult feelings, such as boredom, pain, anger, and loneliness. If emotional eating is something you struggle with you might not be surprised to hear that food is not a solution and can eating behind your emotions can lead to serious medical and mental health problems such as obesity, overweight and depression. If you are overweight or obese, it is time to take a hard and long look at your eating patterns and to see how food temporarily helps you to avoid negative feelings and emotions, but does not really solve the root of the problem. That ice cream may feel really good going down…
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