You Must Stop Multitasking

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
Stop Multitasking - It Kills Your Focus Humans are not good at multitasking, despite what many will tell you. They end up doing a bunch of tasks poorly. We are not machines and therefore don’t have the ability to slice up the time in ways that will be the most productive. Computers are quite good at doing this, but humans are not at all which leads me back to the fact that you must stop multitasking. You may be able to get away with doing two items at the same time. But, remember, most tasks will require full attention and it is not possible to do them simultaneously. Even computers have to emulate multitasking when the number of tasks required of them is greater than the number of processors. However,…
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Do You You Have An Emotional Eating Problem?

Diet, Mindset, Nutrition
5 Signs You Have An Emotional Eating Problem We as humans tend to seek comfort in certain things as an emotional response. Developing an Emotional Eating problem can be one of those responses. For example, a family member or friend’s death may cause you to never leave your house, or never want to be alone. Well similarly, some people find their comfort in food regardless of their situation or emotional feelings. There are indicating factors as to what triggers an emotional response and emotional eating is a result of such factors. Carol Cottrill, certified nutritionist, says “emotional eating is when one eats for reasons other than actual hunger”. This is a very good example of how we respond when under emotional distress. Here are five signs that mean you have…
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How To Find Peace Of Mind

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity
As Richard Carlson, author of the book “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” reminds us, “it’s all small stuff.” He is talking of course, about the little stuff of everyday life that gives us grief, causes us to sweat, to get anxious, upset, or angry. If we give in to these negative reactions, or allow them to overwhelm us, our stress levels go up, causing our cortisol levels to rise and creating an environment of chronic stress in the body. Studies show that chronic stress can lead to all sorts of physical ailments, and can negatively affect our quality of life. Attaining peace of mind is important because chronic stress weakens our immune systems and increases the risk of heart disease. However, there is hope! There are many ways we can…
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Let Experience Lead The Way

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Relationships
Treating Gratitude As A Habit The universe will give you what you send which is why you should treat gratitude as a habit. If you are selfish or mean to others, you will be paid back with unwanted circumstances. It’s why people constantly use the phrase, “what goes around, comes around.” When you project gratitude, the universe will pay you back in a positive manner. You will appreciate what you have, and it will set the stage for the universe to give you even more. But, we live in a highly negative world. This makes it easy to revert to having negative thoughts. You may believe those negative thoughts are your own, so the universe won’t be able to find out you’ve been thinking them. However, thoughts produce energy, so…
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Focus for Better Productivity Part 2

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Success
Strategies to Improve Focus You’d be surprised by how many people lose track of where their time goes. They might think their focus is on a single task, but is it really? One way to find out is to keep track of how you spend your time for a week. You might find out you’ve been wasting time on little things like checking Facebook once an hour. Here are my strategies for improving your focus and increasing your productivity: 1. Track your time. Analyze the results after a week. Tweak and get rid of time wasters. 2. Plan your week. At the end of your week, find a quiet spot to plan out your week’s tasks. Write down key projects and the tasks associated with them. Don’t forget to add…
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Focus for Better Productivity Part 1

Mindset, Personal development, Positivity, Smarter Brain, Success
Increase Your Focus for Better Productivity In our lives today, we are busier than ever before. We think technology has streamlined many tasks and increased our productivity, but instead we are given more tools that give us more and more to do with less time to do it. We are stressed and overwhelmed. The phrase “time management” has become taboo, since it implies there are different ways to cram even more into our already overflowing lives. We have been lead to believe that if we don’t multitask every minute of our day we will not be productive. This can’t be farther from the truth. Successful people have long realized that focus is the key to being productive. Most of what we say and do is not essential. If you can…
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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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