Looking at the Bright Side

Mental Wellness, Mindset
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 attitude can help you in…
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Self-Awareness Boosts Wellness

Mental Wellness, Mindset
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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5 Benefits Of Meditation

Meditation, Mindset
Science has shown in recent years that meditation brings about many mental health benefits as well as physical health benefits. These benefits are far ranging and can affect many people in many different ways. Here we’re going to discuss the five benefits of meditation that are going to lead to increased happiness in your life. Meditation Reduces Stress Hormones The Huffington post notes that meditation leads to a reduction in stress hormones. These hormones are responsible for a host of horrible reactions in the body including but not limited to increased heart rate, increased cholesterol, heart disease, anxiety, and other nasty side effects. Scientists don’t know why meditation causes a decrease in these hormones, but repeatedly the studies have shown a reduction in these hormones. If a drop in stress…
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Three Ways To Develop Inner Peace

Meditation, Mindset, Positivity, Yoga
In these crazy times of stress and hurry, wars, poverty, hunger, homelessness and suffering, we can all feel anxious and uptight at times. If our stress levels remain high over long periods of time, our adrenals can burn out and adrenal exhaustion can ensue. This can be a contributing factor in many types of diseases, up to 90% of all diseases according to experts. Anything from heart disease, high blood pressure, to chronic fatigue, arthritis, tension headaches, migraines and even cancer can all be exacerbated by chronic stress. Developing inner peace is not just a nice way to pamper yourself. It is a vital part of a healthy life style, and there is plenty of evidence to back this up. Inner peace is possible, you don’t have to run around…
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Improving Your Brain Power

Mindset, Positivity
Can you imagine a world where you could improve your brain power? Think of how much more efficient you could be at processing information, calculating figures, or anything else you put your hand to. Well, we have some good news for you – you can improve your brain power and there a multitude of ways to do it! Get A Good Night’s Sleep This might be your biggest challenge in life. Working hours are longer than ever before which pushes back your entire schedule. It means you eat later than you used to and tend to need to unwind into your typical bedtime. As you cram in all that relaxation, your brain is stimulated making it difficult to fall asleep once you finally slip into bed. Of course, there’s a…
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Cultivating Your Inner Yogi

Mindset, Positivity, Yoga
What would your inner yogi look like? Yoga is about achieving oneness with the divine, or, to put it another way, enlightenment, bliss, peace, harmony, deep relaxation, peace and equanimity. The physical asanas, or poses, are really to prime you, to prepare your body and mind for the deeper practice of meditation. Centuries ago the sage Patanjali laid out a map of yogic principles of attitudes and behaviours, designed to help you on your path towards inner peace and liberation. These ethical principles are known as the yamas and the nyamas. They are intended to lead you away from suffering and destruction towards ease and greater happiness. Ahimsa: Do Not Harm. What beliefs do you hold that judge others, or are very negative, or create enmity between yourself and others?…
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Your Mind Needs Growth

Mindset
What makes you happy? What is your idea of a perfect evening? For many of us, the answer would be something akin to relaxing on the couch, watching a great TV show and eating something delicious. Maybe you want to stay in with your other half, or maybe you’d like to program a game. These things are comfortable and they are refreshing. These things help you to feel calm and to rejuvenate from a tough week. But you know what? Your brain doesn’t like those things. In fact, these are about the worst things you can possibly do as far as your body is concerned! The reason for that is simple: when you relax and when you chill, you don’t challenge your brain. The result is that it starts to…
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The Importance of Changing Your Mind

Mindset
I started intermittent fasting last week and so far it has been fantastic. In a short number of days, I’ve seen my abs pop like never before and strangely, the lack of food seems to afford me a ton of mental clarity that has been making me more productive in my work. But this was a hard choice. You see a few years ago, my sister talked about starting the 2/5 diet – a form of intermittent fasting – and I absolutely swore against it. I was worried she was messing with her hormones and I told her it was dangerous. Obviously, I’ve done a completely 180. I had to eat my words. Even as I’m not allowing myself to eat lunch… But while this might not feel great, it…
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Your Choice – Fight or Flight

Mindset
It is common knowledge that many people live their lives in a constant state of chronic stress. This is a serious problem because it triggers the release of negative hormones and neurotransmitters that play havoc with your health. But it actually goes deeper than that. Chronic stress means that you are constantly being pushed and thus rather than being able to stop and smell the roses, rather than being able to actually enjoy your life, you end up simply trying to survive it. Not only that, but you remain constantly reactive, constantly reacting to events and thereby unable to actually become proactive and to decide the course of your life and the direction you want to take. The Problem We all have different stressors that do this to us. Some…
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Physiology and Your Mood

Mindset
If you want to get the most out of yourself and your life, then it is crucial that you learn to control your mood. Your mood will affect your ability to focus, your enjoyment of any and all activities and so much more. But of course, controlling your emotions is easier said than done. This is something we would all like to do no doubt, but if it were that easy then we would all be happy all the time! There is a secret to doing this though that many people miss. And while it may be impossible to guarantee that you’ll ever have complete control over the way you feel, it can sure make a big difference and help to give you a lot more control. How Your Body…
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