10 Ways To Relax Your Mind

How to Relax Your Mind

Sometimes I just get worn out from thinking.

If I’m not paying attention, I tend to be an over-thinker — I ruminate and play out various scenarios in my head past the point of it being productive.

This bad habit can make me agitated and anxious, especially when an answer or solution doesn’t emerge from all of my thinking. In the past, I’d just plunge back in, believing I hadn’t given enough thought to the situation.

Of course, cogitating beyond what’s necessary for analysis and good judgment doesn’t usually offer enlightenment or peace of mind.

Over-thinking zaps your energy, spontaneity, and creativity. It traps your mind on an endlessly spinning gerbil wheel, leaving you exhausted and stressed.

In his bestselling book Imagine: How Creativity Works, Jonah Lehrer reminds:

“While it’s commonly assumed that the best way to solve a difficult problem is to relentlessly focus, this clenched state of mind comes with a hidden cost: it inhibits the sort of creative connections that lead to breakthroughs. We suppress the very type of brain activity that should be encouraged.”

But over-thinking isn’t the only reason for a tired mind. Just the demands of life alone are enough to ignite multiple signals in your brain, leading to burn-out, stress, and anxiety. You have to be “on” and focused at work all day. You have obligations and responsibilities outside of work that require your attention and brain power. (more…)

5 Ways To Boost Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace

Emotional Intelligence in the WorkplaceBack in 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a groundbreaking book call Emotional Intelligence.

The book was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide. The Harvard Business Review called Goleman’s work on emotional intelligence “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.”

So what is emotional… Continue Reading…

7 Ways To Be A Good Listener

How to Be A Good ListenerThink about how powerful it is to be heard.

In fact, reflect on an occasion when you had something to say, something important or vulnerable to share, and you knew you had the full attention of the other person.

That level of attention, when you know the other person is really listening to you, makes you… Continue Reading…

Mindfulness Meditation: The Path To Inner Peace And Health

Mindfulness MeditationNote: This is an excerpt from my book Peace of Mindfulness: Everyday Rituals to Conquer Anxiety and Claim Unlimited Inner Peace.

The practice of meditation is a way to transform your mind by creating a beautiful state of stillness, silence, and clarity for sustained periods.

As you practice meditation, you come to recognize… Continue Reading…

List Of 600 Personality Traits

List of Personality TypesIf someone asked you to describe your own personality, could you do it?

It’s hard to have a true perspective on your own personality traits and how you express them in the world. If you’ve never taken a personality test or read much about your personality type, you probably rely on the feedback you’ve… Continue Reading…

10 Signs Of A Good Relationship

10 Signs of a Good RelationshipAsk yourself this: why did you get involved in your love relationship in the first place?

Were you looking for someone you could have a good fight with when you felt like it?

Were you hoping to have someone handy who would meet all of your needs?

Were you looking for someone to have around the house… Continue Reading…

How To Recognize the 8 Signs Of Emotional Manipulation

Emotional ManipulationHealthy relationships are based on trust, mutual respect, and security.

Each person must feel they are valued and loved unconditionally, accepted for who they are, and safe to expose their vulnerabilities and flaws.

This is the ideal foundation for a good relationship, but of course all of us fall short of this ideal from time… Continue Reading…