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Just a few nights of bad sleep upsets your brain

bbc.co.uk

Yet another study that shows us how much impact getting too little sleep has on our brains. But in this one they did things a little bit differently. They took people who normally sleep really well and tracked them for a few nights. Then they restricted them to 4 hours of sleep for 3 nights in a row. The results were impressive. The participants experienced increases in anxiety, depression and stress, also increases in paranoia and feelings of mistrust about other people. TRY TO GET ENOUGH SLEEP!
But what effect does lack of sleep have on our mental health? To find out Trust Me teamed up with sleep scientists at the University of Oxford to run a small experiment. This time, we recruited four. Read more...

How Rare Is Your Personality?

stevenaitchison.co.uk

Do you like taking quizzes? Especially the ones that reveal something about who you are, or how you compare to others? If so, you are going to want to take this short quiz based on pictures to find out more about your personality! You will find it very interesting...
Everyone of us is unique in his/her own way, but at the same time we are all so much alike. The way we see things can offer a valuable insight about how we think, how our personality is shaped. The. Read more...

How to Rejuvenate Your Life with These Remarkable Lifestyle Changes

pickthebrain.com

Even though there are terrible things going on out there in the world, that does not need to be your focus! You can be happy and healthy by helping others, connecting with friends, liberal use of gratitude, regular exercise and loads of laughter (it is contagious you know!)
You're reading , originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The quest for happiness is. Read more...

How I made meditation easy on myself

headspace.com

Meditation has so many benefits to your mental health!! But many of us find it difficult to get started, or to stay engaged in a regular practice. You can take classes or go to a retreat, but many find the use of a meditation app the best thing - you don't have to take time to go anywhere, but yet you still have some guidance!
Skip the retreat, stay in your jammies..... Read more...

Outrageous Fortune: The Probability Of Prevention

huffingtonpost.com

This tribute article to an important doctor reminds us that prevention is absolutely the way to go - a healthy lifestyle is a key predictor of good health and longevity. However it is no guarantee. Even with that in mind, adopting a healthy lifestyle is strongly encouraged!! The odds are in your favor...
He secured a coveted K Award from the National Institutes of Health, funding dedicated to his personal development as a clinical researcher. Just a month ago, Dr. Ali and colleagues published results. Read more...

The Incredible Progress of Daily Practice

zenhabits.net

Leo Babauta gives us several examples of things you can do on a daily basis (or several times a week) in this great article that points out how devoting just a small amount of time to something consistently can result in great progress. You won't notice anything very different immediately, but even after a couple of weeks you will notice progress!
By Leo Babauta Lately in my life, I’ve been repeatedly reminded of the power of practicing something regularly. Daily is best, I’ve learned, but several times a week works well too.. Read more...

The Hidden Secret of Success

inspiremetoday.com

What do you think about Napoleon Hill's famous quote - “Whatever the human mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve?” It is true that a lot of a person's success relies upon having belief in themselves and their ability to achieve their goals. If all you see are limitations, then you won't take the action that you need to take in order to move forward. Believe in yourself!!
You may be familiar with Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, considered by many to be the precursor to the psychology of success programs we have today. Andrew Carnegie commissioned. Read more...

Scientists Discover How Meditation Changes the Brain

bigthink.com

Different types of meditation result in different brain changes - but changes were noticed in all three types of meditation studied. Mindfulness meditation, where participants focus on their breathing with eyes closed for 30 days, resulted in prefrontal cortex thickening. This part of the brain is the area responsible for complex thinking, attention and personality.
"Even though brain plasticity in general has long been studied in neuroscience, until now little was known about the plasticity of the social brain,” said Singer. “Our results provide. Read more...

8 Ways To Become The Best Version Of Yourself

mindbodygreen.com

We can learn from the tips and tricks of fitness pros, and become the best we can be. Read this article to gain insight on how to develop mental toughness and how technology can actually help our mindfulness journey. These are just 2 of the 8 ways presented to help you with self-improvement!
Self-improvement is the gospel of the wellness set, and we can learn a lot about personal growth when we're able to get a glimpse into the ways in which elite fitness and yoga trainers master their. Read more...

Ingredients for a healthy mind

livemint.com

Your brain needs the right kind of nutrition to boost neurotransmitters, and to help with memory, concentration, intelligence, etc. It also helps to prevent diseases like depression and Alzheimer's.
You need the right food to keep your brain healthy. A study published in The Lancet in July concluded that one in three cases of dementia could be prevented if more people looked after their brain. Read more...

5 Reasons You Need to Get Better at Saying No

michaelhyatt.com

Many of us have a hard time saying no. We want to nurture our relationships and appear helpful to others. But there is a cost to that, and when we say yes to too many things, everything seems to suffer! Before you say YES, consider the consequences. As Michael Hyatt says, "Every time we say NO to something that is not important, we are saying YES to something that is."
Finding the Positive in the Negative. I have a hard time saying “no.” Perhaps you do, too. I think it is more common than we think, especially for those who are empathetic or nurturing.. Read more...

Men's and women's brains react differently when helping others, study says

cnn.com

Here is a study that provides more evidence that there is a difference in how men's and women's brains respond. This difference is even in how our brains respond to a flood of neurotransmitters such as dopamine! There is also evidence that men and women respond differently to the same drug.
() There is pleasure in both giving and receiving. Does gender influence which of these pleasures we prefer? In women, part of the brain showed a greater response when sharing money, while in men,. Read more...

20 foods that will nourish your brain, the ones to avoid and super-healthy recipes: How to eat to beat dementia - Daily Mail

dailymail.co.uk

The one single food that plays the biggest role in risk for developing Alzheimer’s is sugar. Studies link sugar with cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s. It is one of the most destructive substances in our diets and because so much of our food is so highly processed, you are probably eating more than you know. Read the article for more details about foods that help your brain get and stay as healthy as it can be!
20 foods that will nourish your brain, the ones to avoid and super-healthy recipes: How to eat to beat dementiaLast Saturday, two eminent neurologists who specialise in Alzheimer's told how their. Read more...

Five Daily Habits For Future-Proofing Your Brain - Fast Company

fastcompany.com

You can make little lifestyle choices that can help your brain remain alert, creative, rational, and lessen the chances of . Changes like making healthy food choices (think Mediterranean diet) and getting 150 minutes of aerobic exercise weekly will give you a good start. Read the article on Fast Company to get all 5 ways that you can be pro-active in keeping your brain healthy.
Five Daily Habits For Future-Proofing Your BrainIn an aging population, health services worldwide will face increasing pressure. Combined with our sedentary lifestyles and modern habits–which. Read more...

10 Working From Home Tips That Are Guaranteed To Make You Extra Productive

dumblittleman.com

If you are one of the many people that work from home, you may not be as productive as you could be. Here are 10 really great tips on how you can increase your productivity (and if you follow this advice you may find that you are healthier as well!).
Have you ever had one of those days when you wake up promising yourself that you’ll have a successfully productive day…but you end up sitting in front of the television all day instead?. Read more...

Why it’s never too late for humans to change

theguardian.com

Because of the brain's neuroplasticity, neuroplasticity, there is a virtually limitless capacity to remold itself. There is no reason that anyone must be frozen forever in their behavior patterns. People really CAN change - what do you think?
With an almost boundless capacity to learn, people are more able to change than we thinkPanta rhei. Everything flows. This aphorism was supposedly coined by Heraclitus nearly 3,000 years ago. It was. Read more...

How I Use My Journal To Create My Future and Achieve My Goals - HuffPost

huffingtonpost.com

Journaling is a great way to get in touch with what you really want. If you use your journal like Mr. Hardy does, you will find that it brings you clarity and motivation to achieve your goals. If you do not currently spend time writing in a journal, read this article and get started!
How I Use My Journal To Create My Future and Achieve My GoalsOf all the things that have been helpful to me in personal growth and goal achievement, using my journal daily is at the foundation.. Read more...

Why Life ISN’T Unfair

inspiremetoday.com

Do you believe that life's adversities exist to help us grow and become more? Or do they make you feel like a victim? Perhaps it is a matter of how we choose to view these events - to resist or embrace - that defines them (and us!).
Life isn’t unfair… it is always fair! Now, I can imagine the tremendous leap of faith that embracing this premise might require. We’ve all posed the question: “Why me? Why do. Read more...

Five Consequences of a Life Out of Balance

michaelhyatt.com

When our work-life balance is OUT of balance, there can often be negative consequences in the form of health issues, relationship problems, and bad judgement. You need to find a way to work less and focus on other aspects of life!
And How My Free E-book Can Help. If you are working more than fifty-five hours a week, you are working too much. Here is what you are putting to risk..... Read more...

Forcing a Positive Attitude Can Backfire

psychcentral.com

We are often told to think positively and our lives will be better, happier. This new research seems to say staying optimistic isn't such a great idea after all. It is TRUE that it is not a good idea to ignore your negative emotions - they are giving you valuable input! This is different from approaching each days LOOKING for positive aspects rather than focusing on negativity. Two different concepts.
A new series of studies suggests ignoring negative emotions to remain optimistic may not be the best approach in the long run. UC Berkeley researchers discovered embracing your darker moods.... Read more...
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