5 Signs You Should Seek Help for a Drinking Problem

Drinking culture can have a significant impact on your daily life, whether you enjoy visiting bars with friends over the weekend or enjoy drinking with your coworkers or social peers to cement working relationships. Some studies suggest that social drinking can even be rewarding for those who participate, but for some, it may turn into daily drinking that leads to alcoholism. The line between social or casual drinking and having a problem with alcohol can be a fine one, and there are a few signs to watch for that may mean you need help.  1. Reduced Attention To Other Leisure Activities  One way to gauge whether you are drinking more than usual is to think about the hobbies you enjoy and if …

How to Follow Your Passion and SucceedPick the Brain

Both in the physical and digital world, people would describe me as a nomad. Some would even say I’m a troublemaker, but not in a mean-spirited way. The reality is that for me, it’s all about the view. By that, I mean literally and figuratively in my perspective. Because my passions are travel, connecting people, and beauty, I do everything to have all of it in my life. For instance, in following my passions, I have the chance to travel for business and pleasure when I have the opportunity to steal a weekend away someplace warm. And, aesthetic beauty is found almost anywhere—especially when I have the chance to work from a splendid beach. I will share that sometimes people …

Self-Awareness Is the Key to Unleashing Your Potential

The young Prince knocked the poisoned arrow on his bow, pulled back the heavy string and, for a brief moment, held his breath while aiming before shooting it towards his brother’s killer. The arrow Paris released entered the only vulnerable part of his body, the heel, and led to death of the swift-footed, godlike warrior, Achilles. Although Homer, the legendary Greek poet, doesn’t tell us about how Achilles died in Iliad, one of my all-time favorite books, later ancient Greek myths describe the scene similar to the above. Achilles’ heel was his only weak spot because that’s where his mother, Thetis, held him while dipping his body into the river Styx to make him immortal. Had he known this about …

Quotes about Patience and on Becoming Patient

Patience means forbearance, self-control, being tolerant, and able to accept delays and obstacles without getting angry. It also mans being courteous towards people, even when they are impatient, slow or difficult to get along with. Patient people do not lose their temper easily and do not get irritated quickly. Being patient also means the ability and willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with problems, obstacles or delays. May these quotes motivate and help you gain patience. Quotes about Patience “A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else.” –George Savile “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” –Franklin P. Jones “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret …

Growth Mindset vs Fixed Mindset: 9 Distinct Differences

Whether you are leaping into learning through college, university, or on your own time, there is one thing that is key. That is your mindset. While these experiences in life will challenge you, it is your mindset that will determine whether you will succeed or fail. But also how much you grow. In the end, our learning capabilities boil down to two mindsets that we must choose. Either a growth mindset or a fixed mindset. This growth mindset vs fixed mindset relationship is everything and is your key to success. What we might not be aware of is the fact that we’ve already selected that mindset years ago. So to help out, I’ve put together differences between these two mindsets …

Got a Luxury Watch for Christmas? Here’s How to Take Care of It

If Santa Claus left you a luxury watch under the tree last Christmas, you may be wondering just how you can take care of it. What can you do to ensure it stays in tip-top condition? It’s important that you take care of your watch, and you can start with looking at your habits. Here are some tips on taking care of your brand new watch! From storage to cleaning, we’ve got everything here to keep your new luxury timepiece looking its best.  Don’t wind your watch while it’s on your wrist Though you might think it’s fine to do this, it can actually put pressure on the stem of your watch because you’re trying to wind the watch at …

7 Steps To Greatness

You’re reading 7 Steps To Greatness, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them”. William Shakespeare As a life coach, my clients often come to me and say, “I want to be great”! Then their follow up question comes shortly after, “how can I do that”? It took me some time to realize that our job was not to worry about the how, but to be extremely clear on the what, be very specific with our goals, and to trust that the universe will figure out the how. …

If Your Life Isn’t How You Want It, Here Are 4 Start Anytime Resolutions to Experience a Better Life

Life has never felt different for anyone just because they want life to feel different. There’s usually this feeling that we’re not experiencing our best life or we’re not where we want to be that causes us to feel like life isn’t fair to us, because it seems like everyone is doing less than we’re doing but enjoying more than we do. If you’ve ever wanted to experience things differently from how you’ve been experiencing them, then you just need to do things differently from how you’ve been doing them. Because what you currently have is as a result of the amount of knowledge that you have. So here are the 4 things which you’re currently doing that when you …

Quotes on Perseverance and on not Giving Up

Perseverance quotes to help and inspire you not to give up when encountering difficulties, meeting obstacles, and when just feeling not motivated enough. Read these quotes whenever you feel you need a dose of encouragement and motivation to continue and not give up. When you do not give up you get results. Perseverance Quotes and Quotes about not Giving Up “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.” –Newt Gingrich “Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” –Samuel Johnson “Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” –John Quincy Adams “Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind …

5 Ways to Improve Your Parenting Skills (Psychology-Backed)

There is no such thing as a perfect parent. Parenting is hard. It takes a great deal of effort to be even a decent parent. My husband and I are raising our three children ages 6, 6, and 7. Yes, I have my hands full. Twin six-year-old boys and a seven-year-old girl keep me on my parenting toes, so to speak. It is not easy, but I do my best to be a good parent. Having a PhD in psychology is helpful, but I still devour plenty of parenting books and research articles to continually try to do better. I am still a work in progress just like all parents. It would be great if we knew exactly what to …

3 Creative Ways to Ask Your Best Gals to Be Your Bridesmaids!

Your 30s. The New 20s? The best decade of your life? The time when you really, finally decide to be an adult? Maybe. However, your 30s are definitely the Wedding Decade. Maybe you’re 29 and turning 30, wondering what’s in store. Let me tell you what’s in store: a ton of weddings. Maybe even your wedding! And while getting proposed to or proposing to your loved one is unbelievably exciting there is a new, even more important proposal: Will you be my bridesmaid? In the past few years, the trend of wooing your best gal pals to be your bridesmaids with thoughtful gifts has become more of a tradition. But how do you ask the longest-running loves of your life …

How to Develop a Growth Mindset From an Early AgePick the Brain

One of the most important parental roles is to help your child develop a growth mindset at an early age. Knowing the techniques to employ and the right steps to take is all you need to ensure your child develops a powerful growth mindset early and fast. In this post, we will look into certain techniques that can help your child develop a growth mindset early and how to expose your kids to them. 1. Teach Them How The Brain Grows and Develops Developing a growth mindset from an early age begins with helping your child learn more about the brain and how it works. A brain is a powerful tool that needs to develop the same way you would …

The Big Lie That Could Be Costing You Thousands And How To Quickly Turn It Around

If you are a coach or entrepreneur, there’s no doubt in my mind that you will have heard this lie. You will have seen people posting about it religiously on Facebook and you may have nodded your head in agreement, while throwing them a love heart. If you did, I wouldn’t blame you. On the surface, it seems like very good advice but if you followed it, you would probably find yourself confused, frustrated, and broke. Every day, I see this untruth being repeated time and time again in various formats, with an army of people waving their hands in the air and commenting with an enthusiastic ‘hell yes.’ It’s no wonder that this idea gets people pumped- if it …

5 Tips on How to Get Students Thinking Positively for Better Learning

As we go through life, we constantly learn how to think positive. Adults understand, and have felt the many benefits of positive thinking, but students, who are suddenly faced with endless tasks and big responsibilities, may not have such knowledge. Even if they do, they require guidance and help from their educators when it comes to learning. It can often become challenging for a student to think positively about learning, or even life. They are young and quite impressionable, and the burden can be the cause of a lot of stress and low self-esteem. Whether they choose to do this through yoga and meditation or find a different muse to keep themselves going, that’s their choice. As an educator, you …

How to Build New Habits With An Accountability Partner

Are you struggling to build new habits? While it’s important to first understand how the habit loop works, you should also start to collaborate with an accountability partner. What Is an Accountability Partner? An accountability partner can be likened to a partnership where you mutually consent to mentor each other and offer feedback on an agreed timeframe. Feedback could be shared daily or weekly. The flow of communication between accountability partners shares a similarity with that of a mastermind session. The major difference is that communication focuses on the two accountability partners instead of on a group of individuals. Here’s everything you need to learn about building new habits with an accountability partner. Why Should You Have an Accountability Partner? Accountability …

Top 10 Cities in 2020 for Broke Millennials to Live

For a broke millennial it’s tough out there. From extortionate rent prices, high cost of living and never-ending student loans, who needs expensive cities that will break the bank like London or LA? More people than ever are relocating to cheaper locations where they can enjoy a work-life balance and put some savings in the bank. Check out this list of affordable cities around the world from the guys at My Baggage, who knows which one you may be calling home in 2020! Mexico City, Mexico The capital city of Mexico, locally known as CDMX, isn’t somewhere that would jump to mind. Once associated with cartels and kidnapping, the city has improved security and safety in recent years. It is a …