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How Vanraj Upgraded Himself To Vanraj 2.0 – Self Improvement Article

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly” For millions of people, this quote is a perfect description of their lives. Vanraj is one of them. Vanraj, 22, is a final year engineering student at Parul University, Vadodara, one of Gujarat’s top private universities. In fact the day we caught up with him, he had just written the last exam of his programme. Confident, wise, and fluent are some terms that come to mind when…

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8 Movie Quotes to Inspire You Positively – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

Are you a movie buff like me? Do you love inspiring movies? If your answer is ‘yes’ then this post will inspire you BIG time! I love the Movies. They are a great escape from reality at times and are a great source of relaxation and entertainment. Especially in our current covid-19 times with SO much going on around the world, they are a great way to inspire ourselves while we stay home. The news can become so depressing at…

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I’m Too Smart To Be Happy: Debunking Depressive Realism – Self Improvement Article

One common belief I come across (especially in many truly smart and talented individuals), is the thought that “I’m too smart to be happy.” Many believe that there is a direct relationship between being too intelligent and being depressed. This is sometimes referred to as depressive realism, which is the idea that depressed people have a more accurate and rational view of the world. To people that have an “I’m too smart to be happy” mindset, they see their intelligence…

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4 Simple Yet Powerful Techniques To Rewire Your Brain – Productivity Article

Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Facebook The following is a guest post from Ken Marshall. To learn how you can guest post for Productivity Theory, please read our Write For Us page.Have you ever felt like your brain was lagging behind the rest of your life?As if you’re stuck in some permanent fog and mental fatigue? It’s a terrible feeling that is all too common. In today’s society, with ever rising periods of screen time, long hours in unfulfilling work environments, and…

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3 Ways for Parents to Change the Mood at HomePick the Brain – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

The coronavirus pandemic has many people feeling stressed or overwhelmed. We’re in a unique crisis situation that can have all of our emotions out of whack. Your children probably have those same thoughts and feelings, but may find it difficult to express them appropriately. We are dealing with unprecedented times across our country and it’s more important than ever for your kids to know exactly what’s going on inside of them. It’s also vital for them to understand and vocalize their emotions, recognize the thoughts…

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The Best Self-Help and Personal Development Websites To Visit – Productivity Article

Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Facebook New Year’s Day is right around the corner, and you’re already making a list of resolutions, or resolution-like alternatives. This is the year you make big changes and give yourself the life you’ve always wanted. There’s only one problem: Fulfilling your New Year’s resolutions is not an easy task.We all know the stories of people who go to the gym for the first few weeks of January and then gradually stop going. It takes a lot of effort…

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Zooming In and Out to See Where You Want to Go in Life – Self Improvement Article

If you want to get a more “complete picture” of where you are in life and where you want to go, it’s important you know how to zoom in and zoom out your perspective. By “zooming in,” I mean narrowing your focus to a small scale. Focusing on what you are thinking or feeling in the present moment is one way of zooming in. For example, what are you thinking and feeling right now? How do you feel about the…

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How Millenials Are Dealing With COVID-19 Stress – Self Improvement Article

As a part of its COVID-19 related activities, YourDOST conducted a survey on “COVID-19 related stress”. Our findings were very interesting. When analysed specifically for responses from our community members who belong to the millennial generation, here’s what we found: 55% Of Indian Millennials report experiencing moderate to no stress from the COVID-19 pandemic With the majority not experiencing high stress, this number is a testament to the resilience of Indian millennials. After all, we’re in the middle of a pandemic.…

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12 Time Management Skills for Students – Productivity Theory – Productivity Article

Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Facebook Whether you take full-time or part-time classes, school demands most of your time. It’s a juggling act to balance class time, homework and your other responsibilities. Some people find their rhythm in the first month of school and learn how to delegate their time. Others, not so much.It isn’t always easy to learn how to manage your time, especially if you have so many things needing your attention all at once. Students know the struggle, often…

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Use this Time to Look Inward as a Way to Manifest Creativity – Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self ImprovementPick the Brain – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Many of us are finally settling into a place of acceptance about our new reality. One way to use your time while staying at home, sheltering-in-place, or under quarantine is to look inward and explore your emotions. Emotions define us, direct our actions, and express where we are in our spiritual evolution. Emotions affect our energy and make us human. The longer you’re socially isolated the more you’re forced to examine and question and react differently to views and conventions you’ve…

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So Much Time, So Little Writing — and a Though About Freedom – Self Improvement Article

Lockdown. The word has been gaining wider and wider use over the past two decades. But while till a couple of months ago it was related almost exclusively to fiction and some occasional circumscribed crisis, now it’s enjoying sudden and widespread use in everyday discourse.However, today I’m not going to look at how we use this word, nor am I going to debate whether or not states have the right to declare a lockdown — so limiting their citizen’s freedom.My…

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3 Steps To Achieve Any Goal in your life – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Have you ever been inspired to reach a goal of some sort and ended up letting it all go before even starting? Have you ever wondered what would it mean to reach any goal in your life? Inside your heart, you get very excited about doing whatever it is you plan. And then your brain starts processing all the energy, devotion, effort, and time needed to actually reach this goal, that is when you give up and leave it all…

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Quiet Confidence and the Perils of “Trying Too Hard” – Self Improvement Article

When most people picture “confidence” in their minds, they see it as loud and boisterous – but confidence can also be very quiet and reserved. In fact, everyone has their own version of “confidence” depending on their personality. This was a key lesson I had to learn while trying to improve my own confidence over the years. As someone who struggled a lot with low self-esteem and low self-worth when I was younger, confidence was one of my main focuses…

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Emotional Wellness In COVID-19 Times – Self Improvement Article

1 minute Watch YourDOST Expert, Ms. Puroitree Majumdar give you simple tips to overcome some of the common emotional imp.lications of the COVID-19 pandemic Are there any individual questions of yours that were left unanswered? Why not connect with one of our Experts and have your questions answered in a more personalised setting? Our Experts here for you 24×7. Team YourDOST YourDOST is an Online Emotional Wellness Coach. Through YourDOST anyone can Sign Up and anonymously seek advice and guidance…

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6 Positive Ways to Maintain Your Mental Health During Covid-19 – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“You keep putting one foot in front of the other, and then one day you look back and you’ve climbed a mountain.” ~ Tom Hiddleston As we try and adapt to a new normal in this world which is completely different from what we expected it to be, emotional & mental health is drastically affected. And not in the most positive way. There is magnanimous stress on us as we try to adapt to new relationship dynamics with partners, family,…

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Psychological Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic – Self Improvement Article

A pandemic and an ensuing lockdown, never in our wildest dreams would we have imagined that we would experience these outside of movies. Yet, here we are, confined to our homes, for the sake of our safety and good health. This, of course, brings with it, it’s own set of challenges.  There’s a lot of talk out there about the business aspects, the economic aspects, or the financial aspects of this strange-strange situation. But a topic that isn’t getting sufficient…

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How To Deal With Coronavirus Blues – Self Improvement Article

The Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting safety measures have completely taken over our lives. The uncertainty of it is unsettling, and as was discussed in our earlier article, adverse effects on our mental health are real.  We’ve all read about the precautions to take to avoid contracting the virus – washing hands, social isolation, etc. But are there any must-take precautions to cope with the mental toll this situation might have? Let’s have a look: 1. Fear and Anxiety Fear…

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Self-Improvement Ritual #1: “Flying Boulder” – Self Improvement Article

I’ll be sharing one self-improvement “ritual” every month for Inner Circle members. These will be fun and easy exercises that use symbolism and your imagination to transform your attitude and mindset. Most of them lake less than 5 minutes to do, so you can easily integrate them into your morning routine. For this month, I’ll be sharing a new exercise I’ve been experimenting with recently that I’ve named “Flying Boulder.” Here’s how to do it… This content is for Inner…

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How to Raise Your Energy Frequency and Stay in a High Vibration – Self Improvement Article

Did you know that at your very core you are energy? That to change anything in life, be it a career, relationship or even your physical health, requires a shift in your energy frequency? Each and every action you take, every word you speak, each emotion you feel and every thought you think directly affects your vibrational frequency. The key to unlocking your ability to consciously manifest the life you want lies in understanding how to raise your energetic frequency. The…

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6 Positive Ways To Calm Coronavirus Anxiety – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr. We live in uncertain times. Our world has been put into a sudden shock because of the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping almost every continent on this planet. Regular life already brings…

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How to end your “if only” list and accept yourself as you are – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

By Cheryl Melody Baskin If only I didn’t have to work anymore, THEN I’d be happy. If only I could land a job, THEN I’d be happy. If only I could find the right partner, THEN I’d be happy. If only I could get some peace and quiet around here, THEN I’d be happy. If only I could become rich and famous, THEN I’d be happy. Do you have similar thoughts? Although I know better, there are days when I…

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The Healing Wisdom of Alejandro Jodorowsky – Self Improvement Article

“Psychomagic” is the power of using your imagination and creativity to heal yourself. The term was first popularized by Alejandro Jodorowsky, who is most known for being a Chilean-French filmmaker in the 1970s, with his avant-garde films El Topo and The Holy Mountain. There’s a lot more to Jodorowsky than filmmaking though. He’s worn many different hats over the years including being a poet, artist, novelist, comics writer, musician, philosopher, puppeteer, and mime….to name a few. He oozes creativity and…

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5 Questions to Consider When Drowning In Disappointment – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

Disappointments are part and parcel of life. But if you don’t deal with it the right way, it can slowly consume you and derail your life. Hence, it is so important to learn how to deal with disappointment. In this article, I am going to share with you the 5 questions to ask yourself when faced with disappointment. These 5 questions will help you cope with that disappointment, and propel you to greater heights. 1.    Why am I disappointed? When…

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Can a Mediocre Writer Be a Good Teacher? – Self Improvement Article

When you open a book written by a terrific writer, you can be pretty sure that if you take the time to read and analyze it, you can learn a lot about the way a story should be structured, and how words should be strung together to form that elusive thing we call strong writing.Also when you come across a badly written novel you can learn a lot. At the very least, about the mistakes you should steer clear of.…

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How You Can Achieve Mental Wellbeing Through Gardens and Gardening – Personal Development Article

The relationship between gardening and mental health is the topic of much discussion at the moment. According to a recent piece published by The Guardian, GPs are now prescribing gardening as a treatment for depression and anxiety.  As a society, we are becoming more aware of mental health issues: Mental Health First Aid England has reported that 1 in 4 people experience mental health problems every year. Whether or not you have been diagnosed with a mental illness, we can…

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How to Be Better Every Day by Tweaking Your Routine – Productivity Theory – Productivity Article

Twitter Pinterest LinkedIn Facebook Once you establish a daily routine, it’s easy to stick to the mindset that it’s the only way to get through your day. You might get up, drink your cup of coffee and get going, but how much of your routine makes you successful?There are always ways to grow and improve on what you do every day. The first step to making change happen is to take a second look at your routine and make positive…

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I Did Not Quit My Mundane Job After Reading Robin Sharma’s Book – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

I don’t know if you can relate with me, but ever since I stepped into university, I have dreamt of changing the world (I think most people do). The naïve me thought that the world would be my playground as soon as I graduated from one of the best universities, and then I would be on the path of achieving great things (including working in a Fortune 500 company!) Things, however, did not turn out to be as I expected.…

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How to Stop Living Life on Autopilot and Feel More Peaceful in ONE Minute – Self Improvement Article

Time is your most valuable asset, but do you struggle to be intentional with your time? Do you feel like life happens to you or worse, have you given in to living life on autopilot? How you live life on autopilot You get up, maybe you workout, you get ready, you eat a quasi-acceptable breakfast while chugging instant coffee to rush out the door to your preferred method of commute: plane, train, automobile. Your attention is immediately grabbed by the…

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The Perks of Being a Writer | Some Thoughts for Aspiring Writers – Self Improvement Article

A friend of mine is an avid reader. Every year he reads around 70 books. Given that for him genre is a non-word, he reads a bit of everything — basing his choices only on what he happens to be most interest in at the moment, and quality.Having read so extensively, he knows a good deal about the mechanics of writing, but he’s never considered the idea of writing a book, of becoming a writer.By contrast, some other people I…

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Why It’s Important for Career Fulfillment – Personal Development Article

More often than not, people are more stressed out about work than they’re passionate about it. As that saying goes: “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”. But is it really so simple? Finding a job you love may not be as easy as people tend to believe.  However, it’s still possible to learn to love the job that you have and become passionate about it. Unfortunately, that’s also a…

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