Is Yoga An Effective Form Of Treatment For Depression? Recent Research Reviews Give A Resounding Yes.

All forms of Yoga work for reducing depressive symptoms

Yoga is quite a popular choice when it comes to improving the quality of life, coping with mental health issues, and increasing the amount of daily physical activity. But is this popularity founded in scientific evidence? Most research reviews, today, conclude that Yoga has a generally positive influence on the mind and body – as …

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You Procrastinate Because Of Emotions, Not Laziness. Regulate Them To Stop Procrastinating!

I am so stressed that relaxing makes me more stressed because I am not working on what's making me stressed

There are two trains of thought – One leads to procrastination and one leads to motivation. And somewhere in between, there is a junction called anxiety. Let’s first look at the procrastination train of thought (at least that’s going somewhere, amirite?). People often think procrastination is about time management, laziness, or a weak will but …

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The Worst and The Best Study Tips & Habits based on Psychological Research [How-To]

The best and worst study techniques, study tips, and skills

I’m going to keep this post crisp and crunchy. We’ll first begin with the worst study habits and then move toward the best study habits & tips. What we are about to look at is thoroughly supported by scientific research. TL;DR at the end. I’m writing this post after studying over 250 research papers. I …

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How to be smarter: 50+ actionable tips to have a sharp mind and increase intelligence

These are 50 actionable activities YOU can do to become smarter, keep your mind young and active, and gain experience-based intelligence. Have you ever wondered – what are some healthy activities I can do for my mind, body, and soul (?)? Look no further. Here are 50+ answers. 1. Accept that you do not know …

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Using the scientific method to beat the “I can’t do this” inner voice

Using the scientific method to beat the demotivating inner voice: I can't do this, I don't have what it takes

What do you do when your inner voice demotivates you and you feel you can’t do anything? You adopt the scientific method. By using the scientific method in how you think, you can totally defeat that demotivating pessimistic inner voice which tells you that you can’t do it or you don’t have what it takes.  …

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The scientific truth behind ‘Fake it till you make it’

Fake it till you make it psychology

It really works. You can fake it till you make it. You can fake a smile to become happier. After analyzing 138 studies, researchers have strong evidence to show that smiling can make you happy. You can fake confidence to increase it and then lower anxiety. But not exactly, not always. If you wish to …

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How to Increase Productivity? The Ultimate Psychological Guide

The ultimate guide on how to get better at work and increase productivity

You know, people have been giving productivity advice for ages. People have published so many books which outline tips on how to increase productivity. This article is going to take a different approach. I am going to show you how to be productive using psychological insights. Not copying the habits of Bill Gates or Steve …

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6 Psychology tricks to make life easier

Psychology trick: eye contact

The brain is a data interpreting machine which talks with itself. In the simplest sense, the brain listens to you just as you listen to it. It also likes to make stories because they are easy and efficient when it comes to neurons signaling other neurons in a non-biological way (thinking, thinking about thinking, narratives, …

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The flow state: Positive Psychology Insights, How To become an autotelic person

The flow state and autotelic personality, article thumbnail

If one thing positive psychology has given the world, it’s the assurance that humans can be in a state of unreal focus called the ‘flow’. That moment where you are one with everything you are doing and you are in the zone. That perfect moment. I kid you not. I’ve been there a few times …

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8 powerful ways to overcome thinking errors and cognitive biases

overcoming cognitive biases

There are cognitive biases and thinking errors. Our brains have evolved to have tendencies that, sometimes, and unfortunately, lead to errors. Our perception is compromised, our decisions are based on wrong information, our reactions are based on wrong information. So often. These could be errors in how the brain absorbs information- interpreting conversations, reading articles, understanding …

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5 life lessons everyone should take from the human brain

lessons from the brain: Analogy between life and cognitive processes

There are a number of ways to look at life lessons. On most occasions, you’ll see life lessons coming from someone’s experience or some book. This article will surprise you. Experience is not the only way to learn about life. Sometimes, you’ll see lessons in the oddest places. Such as the clockwork of your brain. …

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Friend’s sight – a mental tool for decision making using empathy

Understanding someone else point of view

There is a handy mental tool I use when evaluating my work or making decisions. It is a simple question I ask myself. In this very short post, I’ll show you how you can use it meaningfully! This article will also show you how to be empathetic. Sometimes, it is very hard to evaluate your …

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