Aromatherapy For Emotional Health

Health, Positivity
Your most primitive sense is your sense of smell. Smells can invoke memories and feelings. Smells can turn you off or on, uplift you or bring you down! Aromatherapy is the art of essential oils. Studies show that using the olfactory properties of plant essences can be beneficial for your mood, your sleep, and your stress levels. Pure, therapeutic grade essential oils contain volatile compounds, which offer healing benefits. Only a very small amount is needed. Often a few drops in a carrier oil like coconut or almond oils is recommended since they are so potent. What is interesting about essential oils is that they have a particularly synergistic quality, which means that when used in combination they can have a much more powerfully beneficial effect than when used singly.…
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5 Great Benefits Of Reading

Positivity
Whether you enjoy reading a thrilling fiction novel in the backyard while enjoying the sunshine or you prefer autobiographies in bed – reading makes you better. It truly doesn’t matter what genre you prefer, you don’t need to pick up a psychology book or turn to astrophysics books to enjoy these benefits. Let’s look at 5 greatest benefits of reading. 1. It Makes You Smarter There’s a lot to learn in books and it’s much cheaper to buy (or borrow) a book than it is to enroll in a course. It’s an effective way to consume large chunks of research and in a short space of time. Research suggests that those who read often have a deeper knowledge of people and of how things work. Additionally, having a surplus of…
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Body Language To Improve Confidence

Positivity
Did you ever meet someone and think right away that maybe you couldn’t trust them? What was it about them that caused you to feel that way? Well, non-verbal communication, commonly called body language, is the way our bodies tell another person about whom we really are and what we really think. There’s a reason Hollywood portrays the villain in an ugly light, just as they make the hero look like he can do no wrong. They want us to be sure who the players are. In this non-verbal way, we speak volumes to others. Do you have your arms folded across your chest? People are less likely to approach you, as you seem closed off and un-open to them. But the person with their arms at their sides, or…
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How to be Patient

Positivity
Most of us try to exercise patience in most situations. It can be difficult in any situation that presents itself as a problem. How can we practice patience when we are confronted with adversity? Here are a few things to remember. Causes What causes us to be impatient? Is it people or situations? Some of us are patient with people, whereas, others are more patient during certain circumstances. If people cause you to lose your patience, learn to acknowledge and accept that everyone is different. There is no way to escape from dealing with people. We will constantly come across people that rub us the wrong way. The best way to deal with people is to communicate effectively and understand that we do not see things the same way due…
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Choose Books Over Television

Success
Did you know that one of the things that some of the most successful people in the world share in common is that they read books – mostly books on how to improve themselves in a variety of ways. If you want to follow in the footsteps of people like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, then you are going to want to read books just like they did. That means shutting off the black screen in your living room, removing the Netflix shortcut from your desktop and getting rid of the TV or movie apps on your phone or tablet. Then download a Kindle or an e-reader. There are good reasons to get rid of television and replace it with reading material. Of course, you may not want…
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Short-Term Sacrifices For Long-Term Success

Success
No matter who you are, if you have any goals worth having, you are going to spend some time achieving them. Any goal that is actually going to bring you success will almost certainly take a long time to realize. There are no shortcuts in life. But in order to get that long-term success, you almost always have to make short-term sacrifices. If you want to retire with $250,000 by age 60, then you need to start saving $500 a month from the age of 20. If you want to have cake left over at the end of the week for you to enjoy then you aren’t going to be able to eat the entire thing in one setting. Short-term sacrifices are a vital part of achieving your goals and…
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Three Reasons to Listen Up

Positivity
We all know the saying, "Everyone's a critic," and to be sure, people do love to make their opinions heard, whether they're an expert on the subject or not. At times, we may even begin to tire of being, what seems, constantly criticized. But there are three great reasons why we should take a breath, step back and listen up each and every time. Number one, criticism will always, no matter who it's coming from, give you another perspective on your work. Sometimes what we really need is an outside perspective, whether we realize it or not. Think about it this way, why do you think that there are movie critics and food critics? The greatest value they can give a director or a chef is their unique perspective. That…
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Measuring Your Success

Success
One of the questions that people often have when they start becoming serious about striving for success if how they can measure if they are successful enough or if they are doing enough to achieve their goals. This question comes because of the propensity that people have to compare themselves to others. But you never seem to measure up when you do that, particularly with those who have already achieved success. So, what do you measure against? Each person is different and each success story is different. It is impossible to compare your journey to anyone else’s, so you have to do something else entirely. You have to compare yourself to yourself. The best way to accomplish this is by comparing your current self to your past self. The thing…
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Motivation Doesn’t Matter

Success
You may think that motivation is the key to success. Many people do, and that’s why so many people fail at their goals. Motivation is a fickle friend. It’s sort of like the classic literary muse. Sometimes it is there, guiding you along, and sometimes it is as elusive as a breath of fresh air in a fire. Basically, if you wait until you are motivated, you are never going to achieve your goals. So, what is a person to do then? How do you reach your goals if you aren’t motivated to do so? There is only one way that you can make it through the times when you don’t feel motivated and that is by committing to something and sticking to it. It is very easy to complete…
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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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