How to Stop Living on Autopilot with Antonio Neves

No! It’s a simple fact that you can never be productive if you take on too many commitments — you simply spread yourself too thin and will not be able to get anything done, at least not well or on time. But requests for your time are coming in all the time — through phone, email, IM or in person. To stay productive, and minimize stress, you have to learn the Gentle Art of Saying No — an art that many people have problems with. What’s so hard about saying no? Well, to start with, it can hurt, anger or disappoint the person you’re saying “no” to, and that’s not usually a fun task. Second, if you hope to work …

23 Lessons for the Journey Called LifePick the Brain

The toughest journey on this earth is not to Mount Everest and back! It is the journey of life itself. The reason that it’s so tough is because no one teaches us how to traverse it. It’s not taught to us in schools and colleges and it’s hardly ever taught to us at home. It is my strong belief that we can avoid a lot of heart wrenchingly painful experiences if we learn from other people’s mistakes along with our own. I guess that’s the reason so many of us read autobiographies and self-help books. I do too! And in this article, I am sharing with you some of my own life lessons! These life-lessons are also shared in my …

10 Life Changing Quotes That Helped Me Create A Meaningful Life

Meaning isn’t something you stumble upon. It’s something you consciously build into your life. Its foundation rests on your experiences, beliefs, and core values. The people you love, the things you cherish, and what you’re willing to sacrifice make up who you are. Each of us needs to reconstitute meaning in our lives. We need to believe in something. Fight for something. We’re all told life’s short and to make the most of it, yet few do anything about it. Are you living a purposeful life or are you going through the motions? All the ingredients of a meaningful life are in front of you. Only you can put them into the unique pattern that will define that meaning.  Carefully …

My journey from fear to lovePick the Brain

“Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” – John Lennon January – 2012 I remember sitting in a small dark room waiting for the surgeon to arrive. My son had just had major surgery, and it had taken much longer than expected. My stomach felt tense as the surgeon sat in the chair opposite us. He looks at the floor as he started to speak. “it’s not good news,” he said. “We think he has a week left to live.” After that, my mind switched off. I felt my wife’s head on my shoulder and heard her tears. Was it a bad dream? June – 2017 My feet feel heavy as I …

28 Inspirational Movie Quotes That Will Teach You the Most Valuable Life Lessons

Inspiration may come from everywhere, and the more it encourages us to act, the better. Movies are a common source of inspiration in the modern world, with hundreds of masterpieces created over the years. Often, there’s more than just the plot that we should pay attention to. Most movies, whether it’s an adaption or an original story told by the director or screenwriter, always reflect a tiny part of the mastermind’s inner world. This usually comes from characters and their thoughts about the lives they have. And once we hear and memorize them, we can actually change various aspects of our own lives.  Here’s the list of some of the most inspiring movie quotes ever, which relate to work, love, …

How to Customize a Self-Care Plan That Works For You

“Entitlement is an expression of conditional love. Nobody is ever entitled to your love. You always have a right to protect your mental, emotional, and physical well-being by removing yourself from toxic people and circumstances.” -Dr. Janice Anderson & Kiersten Anderson It’s not always obvious if you have someone toxic in your life. A toxic relationship is one that is harmful to you. A toxic person can create distress to the degree you feel inadequate and isolated. So, what makes a toxic person? A toxic person has toxic behavior, meaning it’s not that the whole person is toxic. It’s what they do that counts. Most toxic people run from accountability and misrepresent reality to you. They misrepresent your worth and …

Five Steps to a Healthier Mindset

Doubt. Anxiety. Hesitancy. Pessimism. They’re the enemies of positive thought. Experiencing any of those feelings can stop us from making changes that we need to make. That starts a negative cycle that leads to more bleak thoughts and more bad decisions. So how do we change that? How do we break the cycle?  There’s no magic cure for having unwelcome thoughts, but there are a few steps you can take that get you into the habit of thinking more positively and creating a mindset that’s more inclined to make positive decisions. Focus on these ideas, and take the first steps to a healthier mind today.  Cut Back On Caffeine Fatigue is the enemy of a healthy mind, and so we …

3 Badass Ways to Conquer Your Struggles And Move ForwardPick the Brain

There’s a quote that says, “when life gives you lemons, ask for salt and tequila.” This quote stood out to me because let’s be real sometimes life gets super sour. This is just part of the life we were given to live. As human beings, difficulties will constantly be knocking on our doors. And the reaction that we choose to face the difficulties with is our responsibility. Nothing in life is permanent. If we take an example at the 4 different seasons we go throughout the year. We can see that one season there are leaves to the trees, next the leaves are falling from the trees. We can see our lives the same way, sometimes things are good, and …

How to Handle Emotional Blackmail in a Relationship

“Entitlement is an expression of conditional love. Nobody is ever entitled to your love. You always have a right to protect your mental, emotional, and physical well-being by removing yourself from toxic people and circumstances.” -Dr. Janice Anderson & Kiersten Anderson It’s not always obvious if you have someone toxic in your life. A toxic relationship is one that is harmful to you. A toxic person can create distress to the degree you feel inadequate and isolated. So, what makes a toxic person? A toxic person has toxic behavior, meaning it’s not that the whole person is toxic. It’s what they do that counts. Most toxic people run from accountability and misrepresent reality to you. They misrepresent your worth and …

5 Natural Supplements for a Healthy Heart, Body, And Mind

When it comes to living your Utopian Life, it is necessary to take care of your body, heart, and mind. Keeping a healthy and powerful self will allow you to live your best life possible, however you choose to express that!  Who Needs Supplements? Plenty of people would benefit from some form of supplementation. The obvious are bodybuilders and those wishing to put on muscle mass using protein powders. Many people have vitamin deficiencies that they are unaware of, Vitamin D for instance is often low and taking a supplement can put you back on the right course. Other people who would benefit from supplements: Pregnant women, and those trying to conceive. People on strict diets such as vegetarians and …

Are You Drinking more during COVID-19? These Two Tips Will Help

The COVID-19 pandemic has put us in a unique situation. As we self-isolate and minimise social contact, adults across the UK are coming face-to-face with a new stressors. People are being pushed toward substance misuse, addiction and subsequent drug addiction treatment. With the uncertainty of life, disruption to social circles and daily routines, many are turning to alcohol. Although many adults are controlling their drinking, a significant number in the UK are struggling.  If this sounds like you or someone you know, we’re taking the time today to list a few tips to help you manage your drinking a little better. Learn About Your Triggers Everybody who is struggling with a substance will have their own set of triggers that compel …

16 Everyday Habits to Boost Your Creativity

In 20 years, perhaps 80 million US jobs could be automated. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are millions of jobs that are safe. What type of jobs? Futurist Martin Ford says jobs that require “genuine creativity.” It’s the future of the job market. It’s been the tool to advance the world for centuries. And it’ll be AI-proof for centuries to come. Reading this, do you think “yes, I have creativity in spades!” Or are you a little nervous? Are you one to say “oh, i’m not that creative.” “I’m a salesman, not an artist.” “I’m an HR associate, not a novelist.”  “Creativity is intelligence having fun.” – Albert Einstein Creativity isn’t a black-and-white, “you have …

7 Tips for Better Sleep in Children and TeensPick the Brain

Children, teens, and adults all need to get enough sleep in order to perform well and maintain good health. Kids and young adults from the ages of puberty to 22 should sleep for approximately nine hours per day, according to the Child Mind Institute. However, in a busy world full of academic pressure, after-school activities, time with friends, and technology, quality sleep time often suffers. Sleeplessness can promote anxiety and affect well-being. In fact, 70% of teens (ADAA) report experiencing anxiety before the age of 22. Not only does a lack of sleep affect a young person’s mental health, but it can also have an impact on their physical health as well. It’s so important to ensure that kids and …

How To Set Goals Effectively And Grow Continuously

Google the term “essential skills for success” and you’ll get over 490 million results, with most of them consisting of lists. The top 5 essential skills for success, the 10 essential skills for success, etc. And in most of these lists, perspective taking isn’t in there. I think that this is a big mistake. Perspective taking is an essential skill in almost all aspects of business. From sales and marketing, to negotiations and employee management, perspective taking is a key component for a leader’s success. What Is Perspective Taking? Perspective taking is the ability to take on someone else’s point of view when thinking. It’s a simple concept, and it’s something that most of us do all the time, mostly …

How to Cure Depression (Professional Advice from a Therapist)

Did you know that most people on anti-depressants are depressed again a year later? And between 2005 and 2015, the number of people living with depression worldwide increased by a staggering 18.4%. Even though people are taking more antidepressants than ever, depression is still increasing. It’s paradoxical to think that the estimated 264 million people in the world living with depression are actually together in feeling alone and hopeless. What the pharmaceutical companies seem to make consumers think is that antidepressants cure a chemical imbalance in their brains. But if that were true, why aren’t we seeing depression disappear? That’s not to say antidepressants don’t reduce the impact of symptoms and act as a bridge to effectively address the underlying problems, …

29 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write More

If you are passionate about writing, you may as well come to a point in life where you want to quit this as a hobby. Life can get tough. There are days when you do not know how to express your feelings. There are moments when you face what is commonly known as a ‘writer’s block’ and when you get that, oh boy! It is very difficult to end the block. Nonetheless, everyone experiences moments in life when they just want to quit things they are passionate about it and just surrender to the mediocracy. However, at the same time, we strive to improve ourselves. Constantly, we are fighting to become the better versions of ourselves. We are looking for …