Awareness

6 Ways to Open Your Solar Plexus and Create Deeper Connections — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Your solar plexus chakra is located above your navel and below your sternum. It functions as the center of energy associated with ego. It’s the source of personal power, self-belief, and self-worth.~ Mindvalley Blog As we find ourselves in times of fear and uncertainty, we may be feeling low in mood and energy. It is during such times that we must endeavor to let go of what we cannot control, and to focus on things upon which we can rely. Mother Nature is one…

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What Would Happen if You Chose to Live in a Thankful World? – Positivity Article

Living in a thankful world is a tremendous place to be! It’s actually the same world that we all live in, but the reason I love my place in this world is that I have made a conscious choice to be grateful. Today, why not consider making this choice for yourself? It only takes a shift of your mindset and a bit of energy each day, but this simple change has the power to literally transform your life. Here’s how…

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15 Self-Improving Things to Do During Coronavirus Quarantine – Self Improvement Article

Just like me, you may be at the moment home, stuck, hating your life while the darn coronavirus quarantine is in action. And while it may seem like something negative at first glance (to all sane people), I want to challenge you a bit and ask you to think outside of the box. When else in your life will you have the opportunity to stay home, knowing that everybody else in your city (or even country) is doing exactly the…

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How to be Self-Aware in a Troubled World – Personal Development Article

You’re reading How to be Self-Aware in a Troubled World, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Right now, it’s a challenging thing to stay connected, listening, and loving. To have a tender heart and an alive intelligence. From global to personal, so many issues press in from all sides. Admitting to yourself that sometimes no matter what you do, it all feels impotent.…

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How to Reconnect with Your Body and Mind — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

The idea of body scan meditation is one of those things that you either embrace or rebel against. The thought of conducting a series of “body scans” that enables you to reconnect with your body might seem like a leap. It is scary to have to face your body and connect with it if you haven’t done so in a long time. Many people in today’s society enjoy being disconnected from their bodies. With the vast majority of society in…

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An Essential Insight for Maximizing Happiness – Self Improvement Article

The “hedonic treadmill” is an essential concept to understand if you want to maximize the happiness in your life. The basic idea behind the “hedonic treadmill” is that our happiness set-point often changes and adapts with ourselves and our environment. Basically, we develop a tolerance toward the pleasure and pain in our lives. So the more you increase pleasure, the more you will need to increase it in the future to feel the same level of happiness and satisfaction. Many…

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HOW TO SET GOALS AND ACHIEVE THEM – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

HOW TO SET GOALS AND ACHIEVE THEM HOW TO SET THE GOALS AND ACHIEVE THEM Having applied our sarasar vivek ie power of discretion, one is able to set own goals to be achieved.  And of course,the next stage is challenging one.  HOW TO SELECT THE PATH TO ACHIEVE THE SET GOAL At this stage one finds temptation of shortcuts irresistible, which most likely include amoral, unethical practises, as also unlawful practises to achieve the set goals in a shorter…

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The Importance of Words – Positively Positive Positively Positive – Positivity Article

As a parent, how important do you believe it is to be aware of the choice of words that you use with your child in each and every moment? I remember one day I was caring for two children and we were driving somewhere. I saw a deer and mindlessly said “girls, quick, look out “Jane’s” window, there is a deer!” I never gave that choice of words another thought, until some weeks later I was with those same two…

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Grit. Grace. Gratitude. Paper. – The Positive Psychology People – Positivity Article

Paper Moon. Paper Dolls. Paper Houses. Paper Towns. When we offer trust, but someone betrays us, the analogy is the crumpled paper. Once smoothed, it’ll never be the same, but it will still exist. We have always known that we are more than what the world sees. We are more than just, paper. On paper, everything can look perfect. We can talk about how perfect our lives are. We can champion all the wonderful things in our lives or brag…

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Absolutely No Motivation to Do Anything! What Do I Do?! – Self Improvement Article

The feeling of having no motivation to do anything can be quite devastating.. I know and I can relate. As a matter of fact, if we think about it, it’s somewhere on the brink of depression, which is not a good place to be at. The good news, however, is that if you are feeling this way, you are not alone, and that’s for sure! Because we are human, we all from time to time experience sadness, anger and apathy……

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The Mindfulness Skill That Is Crucial for Stress – Happiness Article

Life can be stressful. Whether it’s the stress that comes with having too much work to do in too little time, fulfilling caregiving obligations, or dealing with a major illness or setback, sometimes it can be hard to cope. In response to stress, many people today are turning to meditation or mindfulness apps (myself included). But not all mindfulness practice is equally effective for combatting stress, a new study suggests. It’s possible that some of our practices may be missing…

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Being More Mindful of the Types of Information We Consume – Self Improvement Article

If you consume a lot of junk food, your body is going to feel like crap and not function at its best. And if you consume a lot of junk information, your mind is going to feel like crap and not function at its best. In other words… we have to be just as mindful of what we consume with our minds as we are of what we consume with our bodies. The information that you consume on a daily…

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Beware of People Who Promise You the World – Self Improvement Article

A friend recently asked me, “What’s a red flag that most people wrongly interpret as a positive thing?” It was a great question and an answer immediately came to mind: those who promise too much. I see people fall for the “over-promising trap” very often. They meet someone who is super nice to them, treats them well, and promises the world to them. Then they inevitably get burned and blind-sided… They think, “I never saw this coming! He was so…

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Move Beyond Mindfulness: Why Awareness is More PowerfulPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

If you’ve been to the personal growth section of your local bookstore lately, it’s likely you’ve seen books written on the topic of mindfulness. It’s become a bit of a buzz word. The concept of mindfulness has to do with being focused, paying attention, considering your environment and the people in it when making choices for you and your life. Sounds good, right? What’s wrong with thinking about things and people other than yourself? While there is nothing wrong with…

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7 Ways To Fall Back In Love With Your Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

It took me about 30 years to realize that I treated my experience of life like I was in the early stages of dating.  I was always judging it, deciding if it felt safe and ready to drop it if things didn’t go right.  I would dramatically jump from loving life to hating it. I didn’t realize that I had the power to shift my relationship to life by simply embracing all of it. In the same way, you embrace…

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How to Deal with Anxiety Attacks: 10 Truths You Need to Know! – Self Improvement Article

Because of the continuously growing complexity of the world that we live in, more and more people suffer from different mental “disorders”, anxiety becoming one of the most common of them. As a person that has had to deal with anxiety for a large part of my life, I know firsthand how devastating this problem can get, making some of the most basic tasks in life, inexplicably horrifying. The good news, however, is that you can learn how to deal…

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The Art of Taking a Step Back – Self Improvement Article

When something happens to us in life, our instinct is often to immediately take action and respond to it. Make a mistake at work? Slam the desk. Someone pisses you off? Snap back at them. Want that slice of cake? Grab it and take a bite. Someone cuts you off while driving? Honk your horn and throw up the middle finger. React. React. React. Life is one continuous cycle between things happening to us and us responding to them. And…

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5 Signs That the Fear of Success Is Holding You Back – Self Improvement Article

When it comes to taking action and going outside of the comfort zone, there are many things that can go wrong. The most common one of them is you simply not succeeding. The expectation that everything will go wrong ultimately gives birth to fear that prevents us from even trying. Why bother when we know we won’t reach our goals, right? In addition, there are a few other fears that are linked directly to taking on new challenges in life,…

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5 Powerful Ways to Channel Your Inner Divine Self — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“There is a light the dwells within you that can not fail.” – Gospel of Truth Over the years I have become quite intimate with this unfailing light. I like to call it my inner divine self. I see it as sort of a sacred superpower that lifts me from the fray of life. Having an awareness of this fearless flame that fires up our faith in the goodness of life is worth getting intimate with. It’s this miraculous power…

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7 Steps to Creating Your Own Magical World — Purpose Fairy

“Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When I was a little girl, there was this children’s television series produced in Czechoslovakia called Arabela. I used to love that show mainly because there was a lot of magic in it. The whole show revolved around the members of a regular family, the Majers, who encounter people from the Fairy Tale Kingdom. And I remember the series featured several magic items amongst which a magic ring. That…

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15 Empowering Messages From Your Authentic Self — Purpose Fairy

“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ~ George Moore There is a place inside of you where there is eternal peace, a place where fear does not exist. A place where love feels at home and your inner light is always shining. This beautiful place is where you belong, it’s who you are…. By affirming and acting upon these 15 empowering messages that come from your true and authentic…

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This Is What Endometriosis Really Is — Because It’s More Than Just A Painful Period

Endometriosis is the name of a chronic illness that occurs when the tissue that makes up the the lining of a woman’s womb is present on other organs inside of her body. In a healthy body when a woman goes through her period, the tissue that lines their uterus goes into their body and is discarded. However, with someone who suffers from endometriosis, that tissue sheds itself, but has nowhere to go. Often debilitating, misdiagnosed and dismissed, Endo is an…

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Here’s How To 10X Your Personal GrowthPick the Brain

There’s one problem when it comes to Personal Growth. Most of us don’t even know the depth of our problems. 60–70% of the time I’m mistaken in doing so. It’s my father or my journal that uncovers the whole situation for me most of the times. I never knew that I was so reactive.I never knew that negative self-talk was a problem.I never knew that I was playing blame-game with myself.I never knew that I was lying to myself. There’s…

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5 Reasons Why I Am Ok with Making Mistakes: Overcoming Adversity

Let’s face it, making mistakes and overcoming adversity can feel horrible at times, especially if the mistake is of large scale. Because of this, we are often too afraid to make that first step forward. The fear can hold us back and prevent us from making the so-needed changes in life. But what if you knew that you couldn’t fail? What if you could see adversity from a different angle? How would you act then? Would the fear of doing something…

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