How to Have More Self Control In Your Life?

What is self-control? First, let’s define what is self control, and what do you actually control. Self-control is the ability to control impulses, reactions and negative emotions, and is another name for self-discipline. It is the skill that enables you to say “no” and “enough” to yourself. It is the ability to abstain from harmful extremes of behavior and actions. It is the ability to avoid eating unhealthy food or too much food. It means being able to stop doing anything that might be harmful for you and for others. It is not some kind of negative and limiting behavior, as some people might think. When self-control is present and used wisely and with common sense, it becomes one of …

10 Best Kombucha Brands To Improve Gut Health

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life. To control your thoughts means to influence the way you live your life. Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affects your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality) I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive, and just a general waste of energy. You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your …

3 Ways To Ensure You Actually Reach Your Goals

If you’d like to learn how to properly set sustainable goals so you can accomplish them and improve your life, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Most people get goal setting all wrong. Goal setting is not a complicated thing. In fact, once you know what you’re doing, it’s quite straightforward. However, somewhere along the line, people seemed to confuse goal setting with resolutions. They can also confuse goal setting with daydreaming or with wishful thinking. That’s not goal setting. Saying I want to: Lose weight – isn’t a goal Run a marathon someday – isn’t a goal Start a business eventually – isn’t a goal These are aspirations and …

7 Investments To Make in Yourself During the COVID-19 PandemicPick the Brain

When the world feels like it is falling down around you, it can be hard to find the silver lining. Instead of sitting around worrying, though, you can use the COVID-19 pandemic as a wake-up call. Even if you are stuck at home or in isolation, there are plenty of things you can do to improve yourself and become a better person. 1. Evaluate Your Priorities Facing mortality, whether it is your own, that of a loved one or the impending death of life as you know it can force you to face some hard facts about yourself. Resist the urge to be overly self-critical or judgemental. It doesn’t do anything productive. Instead, take time to reevaluate your priorities and …

What is Essentialism and How You Can Benefit from It

In our ever distracting world overloaded with information, there has been an increasing interest in minimalism – “less is more” and Marie Kondo’s house clearing. People have become exhausted with the availability of things, consumer products, life choices, and demands. It is never-ending, and it is no surprise that many people are turning to simpler ways of living. Essentialism has some similarities with minimalism, but these two concepts are very different. What Is Essentialism? In 2014, Greg McKeown published the best selling book: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, and he has been teaching individuals, corporations and world leaders about the art of essentialism ever since. Greg defines essentialism as: Less but better. Essentialism is a way of life that …

How It Helps Me Cope

Are you feeling like an autumn leaf caught in a tornado right now? You are far from alone. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life as people know it, and many folks are battling unprecedented levels of anxiety at the moment.  One ritual that never fails to soothe me is getting in the kitchen and donning my baking apron. The room itself is my happy place, and the act of making something to delight my family helps me feel productive and useful when I’m not sure what else to do. Here’s what I get from my routine and how you can benefit, too.  Baking Gives You a Sense of Control  You can’t control much right now, and neither can I. Our …

Napoleon Hill Quotes and Sayings

Napoleon Hill was born in 1883. He was an American author, one of the great writers on success. Napoleon Hill most known book is ‘Think and Grow Rich’. It is one of the best selling books of all time. Napoleon Hill became an adviser to Andrew Carnegie, and with his help he formulated a philosophy of success, which became the basis for his book, ‘Think and Grow Rich’. His book has sold over 7 million copies, helping many to achieve success. Here are motivational and inspirational Napoleon Hill quotes about success and achievement. Napoleon Hill Quotes on Achievement and Success “All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.” “Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are …

Hypnosis-The Relationship between Yoga, Meditation, and Self-Hypnosis

Though no one knows the exact origin of yoga, meditation and self-hypnosis, one thing is certain, that they are more than thousands of years old. Eminent scholars are of the opinion that the origins and practice of yoga and meditation can be traced to the Indus Valley civilization. In spite of the fact that these practices give the practitioner a sense of well being and peace it was not in vogue until recently. Though yoga and meditation are often linked together they are also different. Meditation is thought to have been practiced all over the world for a very long time. Self-hypnosis is also thought to have existed in the world for a long time. These alternate methods of healing …

How to Make Your Self-Help Really Help

Ray was on a tear. “All that self-help stuff is okay, I guess, but it has never worked for me. Ever.” He was starting to get excited, waving his arms and pacing around. “In fact,” he went on, “it usually makes things worse for me.” I asked Ray for examples. “Well, like, I’m out of work — you know that, right? — and I’ve wasted the last two months trying to affirm myself a job.” He sat down, dejected. “Heck, it would have worked better if I’d just gone and seen about all the jobs in the classified ads or visited the employment agencies.” “You didn’t physically do anything to find a job?” I asked. “Well no,” he almost shouted. …

How I Conquered Fear And You Can Too!

We’ve all heard it, felt it, sensed it, experienced it and dealt with it in some way or another, it’s FEAR! You know … False Evidence Appearing Real!! The question is, how are you going to handle it now and forever? Getting out of your comfort zone for most is challenging, to say the least. It’s been my experience that the missing element is psychological. Too many times I’ve said to myself, “I don’t know HOW to do this” and self sabotaged my brain into believing I could not do it. What I’ve come to know is this; it’s not the “how” that is so important but rather the “why” behind it! Get a big enough WHY and the HOW …

Fear of Driving and Automatic Negative Thoughts

The fear of driving is often complicated, if not caused by, the individuals’ automatic negative thoughts. These thoughts can be scary and irrational, such as the concern that they will veer into oncoming traffic or drive off a bridge, or they may be centered on the person’s physical feelings of anxiety such as a rapid heartbeat or dizziness. These thoughts are often described as the most bothersome symptom of driving anxiety and they can be the actual triggers for panic attacks while driving. Controlling these thoughts is critical to success in eliminating a driving phobia. Thought Stopping It is sometimes advised that the individual who has a fear of driving diligently try to stop their negative thoughts. Although this is …

Dream Interpretation – Common Symbols And Their Meanings

Dream interpretation has many forms; it can be done be done for the sake of fun, hobby or can be taken up as a serious career. Psychologists and therapists are already incorporating dream interpretation into their practice. They find it as a very useful tool to gain access to hidden desires and deep-rooted personality issues of a dreamer. Symbols and objects frequently encountered in dream state facilitate dream interpretation. Here is a summary for ready reference. 1. Dreaming of Colors: · Red – symbolizes either passion or anger. · Pink – denotes healing power of love. · Black – symbolizes fear of death or aging. · Grey – symbolizes confusion or fear. · White – signifies fear of death or …

Action Speaks Louder

We’ve all been in that place. You have a pretty good idea what must be done, but you can’t do it. You know it is the appropriate thing to do, but you just can’t act. You are stuck. You mull the circumstances over and over in your head, but still you don’t really do anything about it. You wait…wait for life to come along and work it out for you. Then you accept the outcome. There are times when this approach might be okay, perhaps even the best choice; but most of the time we just don’t have the courage to make a decision. That’s what it boils down to, you know…courage. Well, I know that’s the case for me …