How to Deal with Negative Thoughts (The Healthy Way)

We have all been there. At some points in our lives, we question ourselves whether we are doing good enough or capable for all the uncertainties that might come up as we grow older. We doubt about decisions and choices we made or simply feel “I am just not good enough for that.” This is self-doubt. Self-doubt occurs when we are lack of confidence or feeling incapable of doing things we need to do. People who doubt about themselves panic about things would go out of control or not going the way as expected. A certain level of self-doubt is good because it indicates you understand what you need to improve in order to do a better job. (Just remember …

50 Quotes About Setting Goals To Get Motivated And Inspired

Success is an enchanting word. It’s the magical stardust we all want to be touched by. It’s a goal on its own for many too, a motivator, a reason to wake up every day with the drive to take on the world and “have it all.” Luckily, there is barely a shortage of advice on how you can thrive and prosper. In fact, a simple question to Google on “how to be successful” yields the impressive 815 million results. Why is success so popular of a notion? Because it feels good to be at the top, to see your hard work pay off, to be smiled upon by the good-fate fairy. It’s a high like no other. But every so …

What Job Should You Have? 10 Questions to Help You Figure It Out

Success is an enchanting word. It’s the magical stardust we all want to be touched by. It’s a goal on its own for many too, a motivator, a reason to wake up every day with the drive to take on the world and “have it all.” Luckily, there is barely a shortage of advice on how you can thrive and prosper. In fact, a simple question to Google on “how to be successful” yields the impressive 815 million results. Why is success so popular of a notion? Because it feels good to be at the top, to see your hard work pay off, to be smiled upon by the good-fate fairy. It’s a high like no other. But every so …

4 Life-changing Ways to Overcome Depression

Depression can affect anyone, at any given time or age. It is generally a disorder that causes one to experience excessive sadness, loss of interest in once enjoyable activities, and a lack of motivation. Commonly, sorrow or despair results from a loss, significant life change, stress, disappointments, and so on. Although these feelings may seem ‘normal,’ you cannot just snap out of them. For starters, it’s imperative to face depression head-on and seek help rather than neglecting the feelings altogether. Moreover, you should incorporate the following tips to help you overcome the situation: Don’t blow-off or downplay your diagnosis Are you losing interest in activities that you once enjoyed? Have you been struggling with feelings of hopelessness or helplessness? Is …

5 Stress Reduction Tips for the Always-Working Business Professional

Stress, along with taxes, is one of the few guarantees in the life of any business owner, entrepreneur, or executive. With a never ending – and ever growing – to-do list, long hours, and the constant struggle to balance work and life, it’s not hard to let the pressure and stress of being one of your organization’s key decision makers get to you. With that in mind, the side effects of becoming overly stressed can be dire if allowed to go unchecked. Not only do high stress levels make it difficult to concentrate on the tasks we have at hand, and stifle our productivity, but can actually lead to a number of physical symptoms, ranging from a weakened immune system …

11 Soothing Habits to Chill Out Your Kids | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self ImprovementPick the Brain

Kids are whirlwinds of energy, but even little ones need downtime. Plus, children aren’t immune to anxiety disorders. Today’s driven lifestyles with schedules chock-full of structured activities can leave tiny minds frazzled.  How can you help your child to relax? It’s critical to teach them to self-soothe so that they develop healthy coping mechanisms as adults. As a parent, failing to teach your kids healthy ways to chill out can lead to behavioral issues and even addiction down the road. Instead, try these activities to help them calm down.  1. Reward Downtime  If you’re a Type A personality yourself, you may think you’re doing your child a favor by encouraging them to remain on the go always. You might even pat yourself …

4-Week Weight Loss Exercise Plan to Shed Pounds Fast

If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming. That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into 50 key points. Here’re 50 habits of successful people you should learn: 1. Believe It to See It Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you. 2. See Problems as a Wonderful …

4 Boxes to Check Before Starting Your Solopreneur JourneyPick the Brain

The following is adapted from The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Startup Bible. Once you’ve created a fully-built, kickass business plan and you’re ready to begin your solopreneur journey, there are four final boxes you need to check before you embark. The solopreneur’s life isn’t for everyone, so by taking the time now to run through this final checklist, you’re all but eliminating the possibility this isn’t the right fit for you. Let’s dig into these four areas, starting with the most important: your lifestyle. #1: Life Analysis You have an idea about what the future commitment looks like, and how much time and money it will take to launch your solopreneur life. You’ve gone from theoretical to practical. Now it’s …

The Pros and Cons of Being Self-Critical (And How to Strike a Balance)

The problem with frustration is that it can cripple in on anyone, but it can be hard to pinpoint exactly where it comes from. What is frustration really? If we ask the dictionary, it tells us it’s the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. This doesn’t really give us much of an in-depth explanation of our frustration, so how can we solve this problem? The reason behind your frustration can be complicated, but we’ve gone over different — yet common — reasons of frustration, because once the source is found, you’ll be able to get right back on track. 1. Make your failure a lesson A failure has as …

10 Ways to Be Healthier in 2020Pick the Brain

2020 is the year to have 20/20 vision on your health. Past the New Year’s resolutions, getting serious about being healthy is a lifetime goal. As there are no shortcuts for creating a new routine for yourself, it’s time to buckle down and see what you can do day-in and day-out to have a healthier lifestyle. And if you’re wondering about where to begin, then luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of the 10 best ways to get yourself healthier this year. Check them out below: 1. Implement CBD Into Your Daily Routine One of the best ways to improve your mental state and feel better about getting through the day is by implementing more CBD into your daily …

Know yourself…your inner power

I am upset. At this moment, as I sit here typing this up, I am truly upset. Something happened a little while ago. I got into an argument and I am now reaping the results of that. It’s a true bounty of results, I can tell you. Let’s see…anger, frustration, shame, disgust…then more anger and guilt at the fact that I have allowed myself to get angry and frustrated. All of this is confusing. It’s a form of madness (no offence intended). I think what’s worse is that it is quite normal for most people. So, as I sit here and stew, let us see if we can work this all out. Where does all this negative emotion come from? …

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 …

How to Wake Up Eager to Start

When you jump out of bed every morning, all fired up with enthusiasm, motivation and eagerness to… Huh? What’s that? You don’t do much jumping in the mornings? Well, okay, when you ease out of bed every morning, all eager and enthusiastic to… Huh? What’s that? You don’t do that either? Well, okay, when you’re lying there in bed every morning wondering why the heck you should bother to get up… Does your mind flash on all the things you’ll get to do today, or is it filled with all the things you’ve GOT to do today? What’s the difference, you ask? Aw c’mon, any ten-year-old kid can answer that one. It’s the difference between waking up thinking “It’s Christmas …

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 …

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 …

How to Set Intentions that Energize You

We’ve all heard how crucial it is to set intentions, goals and targets. Powerful goals electrify us. Clear intentions energize and pull us forward. Without a clearcut intention, we’re reactive and don’t get around to doing the important things when we want them done. Instead, we spend our time fighting random fires. Without clear intentions, anything might happen. And usually does. Literally, intentions are like the steering wheel on your car. Their whole purpose is to give you control over where you’re going. But when setting intentions or goals, keep in mind that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. Now, it’s good to have intentions at more than one level. When we get up into the more …