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How to Beat Your Social Anxiety in 2020Pick the Brain – Personal Development Article

Bidding farewell to the past year and welcoming the next can be incredibly exciting and promising. If the thought of attending a New Year’s Eve bash leaves you with sweaty palms and heart palpitations, however, you’re not alone. About 15 million people in America, including myself, struggle with social anxiety. This disorder can make the new year an extremely stressful event.  Luckily, if you’ve resolved to beat your social anxiety in 2020, there is hope! Discover a few ways you…

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Who Wouldn’t Want to be Happier and More Productive in 2020?Pick the Brain – Self Improvement Article

Chances are no one.So this year, instead of setting the standard, short-lived New Year’s resolutions — you know the ones — why not be resolute in amplifying your happiness and productivity with some simple practices.Here are 20 such ones, not to attempt all at once, but instead to try a few at a time. This way, you can discover the ones that really resonate and then turn them into productive, lasting habits.1. Have the courage to do less. In our overachieving culture, it’s counterintuitive, but you’ll get more done.2. Do your email…

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5 Things To Be Proud Of When Fighting DepressionPick the Brain – Self Improvement Article

I have heard depression described as an angry black shadow that follows you wherever you go — and this is a description I agree with wholeheartedly. I mean, if you take a second to think about it, it just makes sense.  You are forever in its presence, constantly aware of it, but not often within its dark embrace. You feel it creeping away at the edge of your consciousness, but every time you turn to look at it, it disappears…

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The 15-minute Hack That Will Get You Where to You Want to Be – and Eradicate Regret – Self Improvement Article

You’re reading The 15-minute Hack That Will Get You Where to You Want to Be – and Eradicate Regret, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you’re enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Forward. It’s the only direction we allow ourselves to look. With our eyes focused on the future, we must keep moving toward our goals and away from our old selves. We are told to let go of the…

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Defining True Self-CarePick the Brain – Personal Development Article

Once upon a time, the idea of self-care was a foreign concept. Then, it came into our consciousness and quickly pervaded our waking thoughts. Now, people point to everything they do for themselves as self-care. Doing so might be one incredibly broad way of looking at it, but it doesn’t define what true self-care is. What Is Self-Care? In very general terms, self-care is an activity in which we take part to soothe our mental, physical and emotional health. Proper…

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6 Ways to Adopt a Holistic Approach in Your Everyday LifePick the Brain – Personal Development Article

The ways we say, eat, think, practice, and believe and the impacts we make on the lives of others are all reflections of how we choose to live our life. A holistic approach to our mind, soul, and body cannot just transform our well-being and health, but it can bring benefits to our relationships. It is because a holistic approach keeps us more patient, loving, understanding, and stress-free.  Below are six simple ways you can do every day to add…

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8 Nootropics to Stimulate Your Brain This FallPick the Brain – Self Improvement Article

Nootropics is a term coined by Dr. Corneliu E. Giurgea to describe a class of drugs, supplements, and other synthetic and naturally occurring compounds that improve cognitive function in our brains. They’re often called “smart drugs,” as they can help us think faster and more efficiently. Although used by pretty much everyone, these nootropic supplements are especially popular among younger and older generations. Students use nootropics as performance-enhancing drugs to enhance the benefits of a late-night study session or improve…

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Tips for Improving Long-Term Mental Health and Addiction RecoveryPick the Brain – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Though it may be a surprise for some, mental health problems are commonplace. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, nearly 44 million American adults deal with mental health symptoms on an annual basis. That’s nearly 20% of the country’s adult population. Thankfully, similar to physical conditions like joint pain or eczema, mental health problems can be treated and managed before they become increasingly debilitating over time. That’s why it’s so important to develop strategies for improving your mental…

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How to Self-Evaluate The 4 Parts of Your Life That MatterPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

How is your life going over all? If I asked you that in person, you’d probably give me a standard, “Fine,” answer, you wouldn’t likely self-evaluate, and certainly wouldn’t do anything to make your life better.  It would be an entirely pointless interaction. Well fortunately, we’re not talking in person.  I’m some dude on the internet, and I’m not interested in your pleasantries.  You don’t have to worry about starting to cry in public when you think about everything going…

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Importance of Inspiration. 8 Tips to Stay Inspired For Life.Pick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

Inspiration is an essential ingredient for success in any field. I have never seen a person without inspiration making it big. Inspiration enhances determination and creativity. Without determination and creativity, you’ll find yourself doing things just for the sake of doing them. Do you think you’ve lost your inspiration? Maybe the ups and downs of life and work have taken a toll on you. You’re not alone. Majority of people across the world are trying newer and easier ways to…

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How to Deal with Anxiety in Just 3 BreathsPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

Anxiety is a common daily struggle for many. With constant work stress along with competition and comparison fueled by social media, anxiety has become somewhat of a social “norm” in our modern society. In the United States alone, anxiety affects approximately 40 million adults between the ages of 18 to 54, mostly in stressful work and school environments. Many turn to medicine and doctors, which might seem like the easiest solution. But, what about those who are looking for more…

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Mind De-Clutter: 7 Things to Stop Telling YourselfPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

“I don’t like myself. I’m crazy about myself,” said Mae West. People tend to be too harsh on themselves, thus subconsciously fostering a negative self-image. Many of us have that little, nagging voice in our head saying “You’re not good enough!” or “You’re never going to make it.” These seemingly harmless insecurities slowly erode our self-esteem and confidence which can have a serious impact on the way we perceive things and cope with life’s challenges. If you want to be…

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5 Yoga Poses to Help You Relieve Stress and AnxietyPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

Ice-cream , cookies, wine – tried and tested but not working ? Then a great stress buster like no other, yoga, is said to work wonders for both mind and body and bring about holistic healing and increase your resistance to the stress triggers. In general, while yoga is said to calm the senses , there are certain poses or asanas of 200 hour yoga teacher training rishikesh that work on letting go of stress and tension. Try these out.…

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Dealing with Anxiety – In Cartoon FormPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

Do you ever stay up all night replaying the mistakes you’ve made or could possibly make? How about struggle over deciding between seemingly identical outfits to wear? GREMLIN GIRL can relate. Gremlin Girl is a brand new animated web series about our inner critic who is often difficult to shut off. The show follows Franny, an independent, seemingly confident woman, and Gremlin Girl, the adorable manifestation of her anxieties. From stressing about the enduring consequences of adding avocado to your…

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What We’ve Been Told About Passion is BullshitPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

I have an unbelievable respect for talented artists. When I see life like portraits that an artist has drawn using only three different shades of colored pencils I often don’t believe that what I’m looking at isn’t a photo. Like the one above. Or someone who paints landscapes of mountain ranges and rivers that look as real and as wild as if they were right in front of you. The fact that sculpters that can take a chisel and hammer…

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How to Do What You Love – And Get Paid for ItPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

For most people the concept of doing what you love and receiving money do not go hand in hand. At most we can do what we love in our spare time or as a hobby but being paid for what you enjoy doing is considered a utopian ideal. In this day in age there are a variety of choices available out in the world, but we still function from the point of view of lack of choices and scarcity, especially…

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How to be Financially Responsible and Still Fun to be AroundPick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

It can be hard to save money right now – wage growth is slow, everyday expenses are greater than they used to be and for many people, saving up for a housing deposit is a distant pipe dream. A lot of people think that saving money for the big purchases in life like a home or car means living like a hermit and never seeing your friends, but this is far from the truth. You can still save money and…

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CBD Oil — What are Potential Effects on the Brain?Pick the Brain- Self Improvement Article

CBD (short for Cannabidiol) is a chemical compound that is found in marijuana and hemp. Among other things, CBD works as an antioxidant, pain reliever, mood balancer, and according to medical research, it also generates effects that set it apart as a fantastic herb for not only stimulating neurological function but also for eliminating free radicals and preventing cell deterioration. Why are CBD and THC so different? While the chemical makeup is similar, the molecular structures are different. Also, CBD…

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Believing in Your Divine Life PurposePick the Brain

Do you believe that your life has a specific purpose? I must confess that I have not always thought this way, but gradually, my beliefs were changed, over the course of many years, and now I remain absolutely convinced that life does indeed hold a specific, unique purpose for each of us; that we are all here for a reason, and the most important thing we can do in life, is to find our own unique calling and then, dedicate…

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5 Pieces of Life Advice from a Warrior and TBI SurvivorPick the Brain

‘When starting from scratch to reinvent yourself choose a powerful and loving mindset.’– Glenn Bott, Survivor, Speaker, Warrior Imagine suddenly waking up with no idea of where you are or why you’re there? Everything looks strange. You have no recollection of anything prior to this moment. You somewhat remember “you”, but only from a deep feeling and familiarity. You can’t remember your name, or anything that happened before this moment. I am very fortunate to fully recover from this normally…

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Unthreading AnxietyPick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

I was born in the middle of a war zone. One of my earliest memories is of a bomb falling near our house on an otherwise quiet day. So wholly unexpected it freaked the hell out of me. And this is how my friendship with anxiety was born. I went through life having a sensibly over-alert nervous system trying to keep me alive, even long after the war was over. In medical terms you might call this PTSD or generalized…

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How to Consume Content in a Healthy WayPick the Brain

Fifty years ago, most people were ignorant about healthy dietary choices. It was an impossible task, for the average Joe, to discern between proteins and fats, complex and simple carbohydrates. But fast forward a couple of decades and nutrition principles are obvious even to children. The same cycle, apparently, is about to repeat. The vertical, however, is different this time around and we have a metaphorical source of food to deal with. Welcome to the information era, where we consume…

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How to Create a Master Plan for Your LifePick the Brain

Did it ever occur to you that doing things according to a specific plan could boost your productivity? If you’ve never done this before, then, it is definitely high time to comprise a master plan. That is to say, you should establish individual goals and targets and focus on accomplishing them. This will make you accomplish an immeasurable sense of satisfaction. Balance is, of course, the key element that allows you to remain focused on your targets. But balance isn’t…

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How Recapping My Days Changed My LifePick the Brain

In 2015, I made a New Years resolution. At the start of each day, I would review what I had done the previous day and log it in a text file. This wouldn’t be literally everything (Otherwise it would get rather tedious); just things that were worth remembering or indicated some kind of action had been taken that would move me forward, no matter how small. If I made a new recipe, it would go in. If I saw a…

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5 Ways To Discover Your Passion and Make a ProfitPick the Brain

It’s Sunday evening and you are dreading going to work the next day. You hear people advise you, “Follow your passion!” Of course you’d love to, if only you knew what your passion was. You are probably a work hard play hard kind of person, committed to your job, and good at what you do. You are smart, professional and an over-achiever. But you are tired of feeling bored and unfulfilled, investing your valuable time in a company that could…

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I Crossed the Ocean to Find My PurposePick the Brain

Inspired to start a global journey and make a difference, I arrived energized and happy, not knowing what it would take for me to find my purpose and start building a meaningful career. Here is how it went: I moved to the U.S. as an international student from the Netherlands. I got rejected by Fortune 500 companies because they didn’t want to take the risk. They would have to sponsor my visa. I had two Master’s Degrees, experience at global…

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