You need seven to eight hours of sleep each night for optimal performance.

By | 2016-08-30T08:43:41+00:00 August 30th, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Personal Success|Tags: , , , |

Second, almost all successful people practice the old saying: “Early to bed, and early to rise makes a person healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Early rising give you an opportunity to read, reflect, and meditate.

Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income” – Brian Tracy

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Once tissue [skin, organs] are removed from a human body, our connection with those removed parts ceases to exist.

By | 2016-08-29T16:38:05+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , , |

The DNA sample was isolated and placed in a specially-designed chamber and taken to another room in the same building.

An extraordinary thing happened. When the donor’s measured responses registered emotional ‘peaks’ or ‘dips,’ the donor’s DNA showed a simultaneous electrical response that either spiked or dipped. The DNA acted as if it were still connected energetically to its donor at a distance.

Julie Motz, “Everyone an Energy Healer: The Treat V Conference” Santa Fe, NM, Advances: The Journal of Mind-Body Health, vol. 9 (1993).

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Expressive writing is used to diminish difficult life experiences.

By | 2016-08-28T06:44:14+00:00 August 28th, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Personal Success, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

For example “in an experiment with 63 recently unemployed professionals, those assigned to write about the thoughts and emotions surrounding their job loss were reemployed MORE QUICKLY than those who wrote about non- traumatic topics or who did not write at all.

Expressive writing appeared to influence individuals’ attitudes about their old jobs and about finding new employment rather than their motivation to seek employment.”

Besides, expressive writing can improve immune system and lung function, enhance relationships and social role functioning.

The Writing Cure: How Expressive Writing Promotes Health and Emotional Well-Being” Crisis The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention 23(3) · September 2002

Expressive Writing and Coping with Job Loss” Stefanie P. Spera1, Eric D. Buhrfeind2 and James W. Pennebaker2 / Academy of Management Journal

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Those who wrote their goals accomplished significantly more (19,8%) than those who did not write their goals.

By | 2016-08-25T16:35:01+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , |

Perhaps you have heard of the Yale (or Harvard Business School) study of goals in which only 3% of the graduating class had specific written goals for their futures. Twenty years later that 3% was found to be earning an astounding 10 times that of the group that had no clear goals. Well, it turns out that this “study” is merely an “urban myth,” as extensive reviews of the research literature by me and by Steven Kraus (a social psychologist from Harvard) as well as investigative reporting by Fast Company magazine revealed that no such study had ever been done!

However, the widespread mention of this non-existent study in business circles as well as
the need for research into the techniques used by business coaches provided impetus for
my current research, which was focused on how goal achievement is influenced by writing goals, committing to goal-directed actions and being accountable for those actions.

Conclusions:

  1. Those who sent weekly progress reports to their friend accomplished significantly more than those who had unwritten goals, wrote their goals, formulated action commitments or sent those action commitments to a friend.
  2. Those who sent their commitments to a friend accomplished significantly more than those who wrote action commitments or did not write their goals.
  3. Those who wrote their goals accomplished significantly more than those who did not write their goals.

source: Dr. Gail Matthews “Brief summary of recent goals” Dominican University of California

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A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind

By | 2016-08-23T12:16:53+00:00 August 23rd, 2016|Categories: Personal Success|Tags: , |

Researchers developed a smartphone technology to sample people’s ongoing thoughts, feelings, and actions and found

  • (i) that people are thinking about what is not happening almost as often as they are thinking about what is and
  • (ii) found that doing so typically makes them unhappy.

source: “A Wandering Mind Is an Unhappy Mind” Matthew A. Killingsworth*, Daniel T. Gilbert Science 12 Nov 2010: Vol. 330, Issue 6006, pp. 932

 

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Smiling helps boost your mood and increase happiness

By | 2016-08-22T16:38:57+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Relationships|Tags: , |

Whereas other studies have examined effects of emotional expression on immediate emotional experience, this study investigated the more lasting influence of practised  expressions.
Participants repeatedly produced the facial expressions and postures associated with either Happiness , Sadness or Anger. Subsequently, participants responsive to their bodily, personal cues felt more of the emotions they practised, even though they were no longer performing the expressive behaviour.
In a separate procedure, they recalled more life events with an emotional content associated with their training. No mood changes occurred for participants responsive to situational cues.
Do you want to be happier? It’s simply- smile.

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Drinking Alcohol May Significantly Enhance Problem Solving Skills

By | 2016-08-19T17:25:52+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Categories: Learning, Productivity|Tags: , , |

Researcher found that people who drank alcohol and had a blood alcohol level of 0.07 or higher were worse at completing problems that required attentional control but better at creative problem solving tests.

The bottom line is that we think being too focused can blind you to novel possibilities, and a broader, more flexible state of attention is needed for creative solutions to emerge,

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6-7-Year-old children show improvements for test after having a drink of water.

By | 2016-08-18T15:02:20+00:00 August 18th, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Learning|Tags: , |

Little research has examined the effect of water consumption on cognition in children. We examined whether drinking water improves performance from baseline to test in twenty-three 6-7-year-old children. There were significant interactions between time of test and water group (water/no water), with improvements in the water group on thirst and happiness ratings, visual attention and visual search, but not visual memory or visuomotor performance. These results indicate that even under conditions of mild dehydration, not as a result of exercise, intentional water deprivation or heat exposure, children’s cognitive performance can be improved by having a drink of water.

source: Appetite. 2009 Dec;53(3):469-72. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2009.10.002. Epub 2009 Oct 14. “Does having a drink help you think? 6-7-Year-old children show improvements in cognitive performance from baseline to test after having a drink of water.” Edmonds CJ1, Jeffes B.

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