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The Happiness Diet: 5 Food Habits That Can Reverse Depression and Actually Make You Happier

Did you know that just a few surprising dietary tweaks can boost your happiness, and help speed upBe Happy recovery from depression?

The number of people on antidepressants is startling.

And when you look at the stats, almost 25% of women and 15% of men in their 40s and 50s are on antidepressants.

Do you know what’s even scarier? Medicating (over-medicating) people for depression is also on the rise – by over 400% (SOURCE:)

So what’s going on here? Why is everyone so unhappy? [Read more…]

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Don’t Let Your Desk Job Get in the Way of a Good Workout

How to turn your office space into a makeshift gym

By Adam Vaccaro

Brain workoutYou probably already know that sitting at your desk hunched over your computer

Crunched for time yet fearing the consequences of a sedentary life, many office workers have begun adopting office workouts to at least give them some activity during the day.

The Atlantic‘s James Hamblin recently gaves a useful, brief, and entertaining rundown of some of his favorites in this video, which is worth the three minutes to watch. [Read more…]

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The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator

The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator

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 A decade ago, my friend Bill said, “Perry I’ve got a million-dollar idea for you. There’s just one catch: If you sell a million dollars, you have to give $10,000 to my favorite charity.”

“OK Bill, you’re on,” I said. He insisted I was leaving tons of money on the table by only writing and publishing books. He advised me to expand into business coaching.

I decided he was right. And guess what? I had the hardest time getting myself to actually do it. When I sat down to execute the details, my inner procrastinator said, “Wait a minute, why don’t you go get a haircut.”

I recognized the inner procrastinator as a signal that I was precisely on the right track. I resolved to finish the project.

That move doubled my income. Bill’s favorite charity, an inner city school in Philadelphia, got a check for $10,000. [Read more…]

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5 Things Super Successful People Do Before 8 AM

Early Morning Rise and shine! Morning time just became your new best friend. Love it or hate it, utilizing the morning hours before work may be the key to a successful and healthy lifestyle. That’s right, early rising is a common trait found in many CEOs, government officials, and other influential people. Margaret Thatcher was up every day at 5 a.m.; Frank Lloyd Wright at 4 am and Robert Iger, the CEO of Disney wakes at 4:30am just to name a few. I know what you’re thinking – you do your best work at night. Not so fast. According to Inc. Magazine, morning people have been found to be more proactive and more productive. In addition, the health benefits for those with a life before work go on and on. Let’s explore 5 of the things successful people do before 8 am. [Read more…]

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The Need For Sleep!

The Need For SleepDo you get enough sleep? Don’t underestimate the need for it! We need to sleep for a number of reasons, one of which is for our brain to file all the information that was experienced and gained during the day – in a simplistic sense. I’ve experienced first hand how sleep deprivation can be harmful in the short term – my ability to think, concentrate, construct sentences and remember things took a hit and I tended to think more negatively. This article explains the need for sleep and there are some useful tips for making sure you get enough sleep that follow.  [Read more…]

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6 Attributes of Highly Successful People

Successful CartoonIf you could study successful people and copy their traits and characteristics wouldn’t it be much easier to become successful yourself? These 6 attributes of highly successful people will help you to do just that. Success leaves clues. We can model successful people and follow in their footsteps if we do so effectively – which is why modelling and finding a mentor or coach is always highly recommended.  [Read more…]

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10 Things To Stop Caring About To Be Happier

10 Things To Stop Caring About To Be HappierSometimes the words ‘I couldn’t care less’ may actually work in our favour. We live in a fast-paced and competitive world where most of us are stressed out of our minds because of things which when we look at them in the greater picture, really are quite menial. Cases of stress, anxiety and depression are on the up. Stop! It’s time to care less! Do you ever come across people who seem to not have a care in the world and they really seem quite content? There’s a reason for that – they don’t take themselves or things or life too seriously which makes them happier people. Here are 10 things to stop caring about to be happier: [Read more…]

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Four Reasons To Exercise For 30 Minutes Every Day

Four Reasons To ExerciseWould you like to feel more vibrant? Have more energy? More drive? More stamina? More of a zest for life? Have you ever heard me quote Tony Robbins’ box life analogy? Here goes again for those who missed it: We all live in a box – we wake up in a box, eat breakfast from a box, drive to work in box, sit in a box in front of a box for 8 hours a day, eat lunch from a box, then we drive back home in our box, eat dinner from a box in front of the box before returning to our box to sleep. No wonder we’re facing an obesity epidemic of stupendous proportions and cases of diabetes, depression, stress and anxiety have sky rocketed, to name but a few of the many negative effects of not being active. We can very easily change that!  [Read more…]

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101 Ways To Feel Happier Daily

101 ways to feel happier dailyGiven that it’s Friday, the chances are that you’re feeling pretty happy right now! We’re all happy on a Friday as the weekend is upon us. Our psychology goes into a peak state (although that may be hindered if you were out drinking last night!), as you look forward to whatever the weekend has to bring. You may witness your focus and productivity has taken an impressive turn for the better. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll have heard me mention that 80% of success in anything in life is psychology and 20% mechanics. We produce great results when we’re in a peak state – and ultimately when we’re happy. So how do you make sure to be happy on a daily basis? Here are 101 ways to feel happier daily brought you by Lifehack.org. [Read more…]

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Three Apps To Help You De-stress And Unwind

How To de-stressIt’s pretty common knowledge that stress can be harmful when experienced for any prolonged period of time. It can lead to all sorts of illnesses and disease, it can make you gain weight, lose weight, affect relationships with people closest to you – and it can cause your brain to shrink. Unfortunately unless we learn how to manage it, it can manage us. Something that’s helped me reduce my stress levels is by applying something I learned from Tony Robbins and that is that stress is a code word for fear. It is also a result of making something a bigger deal than it actually is. [Read more…]

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