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 …

How to Stop Living Life on Autopilot and Feel More Peaceful in ONE MinutePick the Brain

Time is your most valuable asset, but do you struggle to be intentional with your time? Do you feel like life happens to you or worse, have you given in to living life on autopilot? How you live life on autopilot You get up, maybe you workout, you get ready, you eat a quasi-acceptable breakfast while chugging instant coffee to rush out the door to your preferred method of commute: plane, train, automobile. Your attention is immediately grabbed by the phone you clutch in your hand, email notifications, social media scrolling, terrible though not surprising news. At your office or store or factory or firm or patch of grass you are immediately in it, in that plugged in, productive, employee …

5 Things I Did on the Way to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

Everybody’s story is different, and while some people choose to not share their stories, I’m proud of mine not only because of how far I’ve gotten, but also because of where I started. It was not normal for my family to have much food because we grew up poor. Today, I have a comfortable life, and appreciate that when I look back, I see I’ve made difficult but fruitful decisions. Today, I am an Entrepreneur, an IT guide, a project consultant, a professional sales trainer, an author, and a youth awardee. Here are the 5 things I did on my journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur: 1. Don’t wait for an opportunity, create one When I was old enough, I …

Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes on Meditation, Love, Success and Other Topics

Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 – 1952), was an Indian yogi and guru. Paramahansa Yogananda arrived in America in 1920 and gave lectures in various cities. His lectures attracted hundreds of thousands people, who came to hear his lectures. Paramahansa Yogananda introduced the west to the teachings of meditation and Kriya Yoga. His most known book is ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’. Paramahansa Yogananda Quotes Below, I have collected some of Paramahansa Yogananda quotes. You will find Yogananda quotes on meditation, quotes on success, quotes on love and other topics. Don’t just read the words, try to look deeper into their meaning, and discover how they can help you improve yourself and your life, and see life from a broader perspective. Paramahansa Yogananda …

How to Learn Yoga (The Beginner’s Guide)

If you think yoga can be learned on the mat, you’re wrong! To learn yoga is to learn yourself, your life and the world around you, which happens mostly off the mat. Since 2000, I study, practice, teach and live yoga – I grow with it from year to year – hence life becomes more interesting and more meaningful from year to year, too. Through all these years, I observe the evolution of yoga in the western culture and see, how (mostly) wrongly, has been interpreted, taught and practiced. Little is known about how to learn yoga – about its practice, its effect and its application. Yoga is all about finding the simplicity and the meaning in the complexity of …

How to Keep Active When Working From Home?

Working from home can be an amazing thing, giving you more freedom, control over your hours, and comfort. However, while working at home is the dream for many, it also comes with some unique stresses. Among them is making it very easy to get lazy and slack off on your exercise routine. Yes, when your workspace is in front of a TV and about five steps from the fridge, staying fit and healthy when working from home can be a challenge. Imagine you are writing a blog that discusses online casino games like NetBet blackjack, the chances are you are not getting much activity into your routine.  Sure, there are plenty of perks from working at home, and wearing sweatpants and …