A custom office helps workers be more productive.

By | 2017-03-20T13:37:47+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Categories: Personal Success, Productivity|Tags: , , |

This study shows that workers who can change their office work better than those who can’t. Having control over office space allows people to feel more comfortable. This lets them work better.

The study shows that rich workplace decor produces better team performance than lean spaces.

Greenaway, K., Thai, H., Haslam, S., & Murphy, S. “Spaces That Signal Identity Improve Workplace Productivity” Journal of Personnel Psychology, 15 (1), 2016

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There are a few things that help to overcome depression.

By | 2017-03-18T01:51:37+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Healthy, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

The thing that helped people the most was relationships. A person who has a strong relationship is more likely to get out of depression.

The next thing is to have a good income. That may be hard to do, but if you can manage it then you have a better chance of getting out of depression. High income and having religious faith helped with recovery from depression. People who earn more than $80,000 per year are more likely to recover than those earning less than $20,000 per year.

The next thing you can control is to get enough exercise.

Older people and women are also more likely to fully recover. From another side, people who experienced abuse or anxiety disorders in the past were less likely to recover.

Esme Fuller-Thomson, Senyo Agbeyaka, Deborah M. LaFond, Mercedes Bern-Klug Flourishing after depression: Factors associated with achieving complete mental health among those with a history of depressionPsychiatry Research, Volume 242, August 2016

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“Fully 85% or more of all physical illnesses today are psychosomatic in origin:

By | 2016-12-13T11:57:55+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Categories: Healthy|Tags: , , , , , |

“psycho,”, the mind, makes “soma”, the body, sick. The very act of letting go and relaxing and practicing solitude and meditation on a regular basis dramatically lowers your levels of stress and tension and raises your level of energy and awarness.”

Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income” – Brian Tracy chapter 11 page 216

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Religion or spirituality has positive impact

By | 2016-09-05T16:13:54+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Personal Success, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

on romantic/marital relationships, child development, research shows.

Adolescents who attend religious services with one or both of their parents are more likely to feel greater well-being while romantic partners who pray for their “significant others” experience greater relationship commitment, according to research.

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Religion and Well-being

By | 2016-09-05T15:54:47+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Categories: Healthy, Personal Success, Relationships|Tags: , , , |

“Results showed that among people who were more genetically predisposed toward social sensitivity (i.e., G/G genotype), Koreans had greater psychological well-being if they were more religious; however, European Americans with the G/G genotype had lower psychological well-being if they were more religious.”

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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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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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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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