Stress is a part of life. Some stress is good, but too much stress can increase negative thoughts and feelings, create a sense of hopelessness, and overwhelm your mind.
Regardless of whether you’re actually busy at work, as soon as you get wrapped up in phrases like “I’m swamped” or “I don’t have time for that,” you almost certainly will be. As soon as we convince ourselves that we’re underwater, our stress levels shoot up to match our perceptions.
It starts with motivation. Then it’s all about time management. You can improve your health every day – in 90 minutes. “I just don’t have the time to hit the gym”. “I am too busy to prepare my meals for the day”. When I hear people say these things, it is usually the beginning of […]
The above record player was designed by Dieter Rams, whose style of minimalism has become iconic (not to mention, a style that heavily influenced Apple). The concept behind this brand of minimalism applies not only to making hardware, but to our lives: if something doesn’t have a purpose, get rid of it.
In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about seven minutes of steady discomfort — all of it based on science.
By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from the Washington Post explains.
Sometimes in our daily lives stress starts getting the best of us and we need to pause. One way of creating a mindful moment and regaining focus is the acronym R.A.I.N.
By the time you reach management, you certainly know the consequences of paralysis analysis. This “vapor lock” of the brain can kill a project through
Let’s say you get a new app. For the first couple of weeks, that app seriously boosts your productivity. You like using it. You have fun using i…
How leaders can turn performance into a positive.
Here are four ways to help you rid your life of stress in the long run.
On this Memorial Day long weekend, did you end up working? Entrepreneur Naomi Simson has a nice reminder for the workaholics about striking that work-life balance and getting your priorities in order with a simple quote:
Although it didn’t feel like it at the time, it was the best thing Iâd ever done. I found out that having less meant a freedom like no other and here are a few reasons why¦.
I’m writing this as I prepare to head off on a week-long business trip, and it’s the first thing I’ve really written in the week leading up to this point. I’m not going to suggest that it hasn’t bothered me that I haven’t written in a while â it has. But it hasn’t bothered me […]
If you’re a willing slave to the grind, you have to get creative about tricking yourself into productivity-enhancing downtime. Ruzwana Bashir, CEO of…
Researchers have studied what goes on in our brains when we meditate.
Some of the most inspiring TED Talks that will greatly motivate you and positively change your perspective on life.
What is a simple way to improve your critical thinking skills? Ask “Why?”, “What Else?”, and “What if?” It’s an easy way to probe issues and current thinking.
Everyone needs to decide for their path in life. Read this inspiring comic if you’re afraid of making the wrong choices.
Use this method to determine the root cause of your failed decisions and improve your decision-making process rather than making knee-jerk changes.
When life simply isn’t going your way, the quick reactions are the ones we often regret. Remembering the acronym STOP curbs reactivity and keeps you in control.
Have you heard about how mindfulness techniques can really help to calm your mind? If not, read on and discover these new techniques.
You already know that meditation has real benefits, both emotionally and health-wise, but getting started is easier said than done. Finding the right type of meditation for you can be difficult. That’s why the team at Lift put together this guide for beginners who want a more instructive approach.
The world continues to move at an increasingly rapid pace, and for many, it is a struggle to keep up. Between employment (or lack thereof), family, partners, friends and struggling to find time fo…
It’s usually wise to take time to deliberate before you make decisions, but did you know that even the briefest of pauses–in milliseconds–can stop you from making errors in everyday life?
A recent article on Entrepreneur focuses on the benefits of working while in a state of flow. Flow, as many of you already know, is the process of working during a period where you are entirely absorbed on one task at a time.