How Smart People Handle Difficult People

While I’ve run across numerous effective strategies that smart people employ when dealing with difficult people, what follows are some of the best. To deal with difficult people effectively, you need an approach that enables you, across the board, to control what you can and eliminate what you can’t. The important thing to remember is that you are in control of far more than you realize…read more

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Struggling To Be More Positive? You Only Need A Teaspoon To Make The Change

Do this every single time that you have a negative thought, even if that means you are moving the spoon every few minutes.

Source: Struggling To Be More Positive? You Only Need A Teaspoon To Make The Change

Why We Procrastinate So Easily And How to Stop Procrastination


Many struggle about how to stop procrastination, here we try to analyze the core reasons why we procrastinate and tackle them one by one.

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50 Simple Ways to Live a HAPPY LIFE

“Happiness is the ultimate end and purpose of human existence.”
– Aristotle #quote

50 actionable tips for living a happy life:
Source: 50 Ways to Live On Your Own Terms – Thrive Global

Use This Navy SEAL’s Life Hack for Every Setback

Source: Use This Navy SEAL’s Life Hack for Every Setback – The Muse

The Magic Powers of YIN-YANG Water

YIN-YANG WATER

In Chinese philosophy, yin and yang describe how opposite forces may actually be complementary and how they may give rise to each other. According to Chinese Medicine, it’s healthy to maintain balance between Yang and Yin. This can be achieved by balanced lifestyle, proper nutrition, exercise and meditation. [1]

YIN
Feminine, Moon energy, passivity, coolness, darkness, mystery

YANG
Masculine, Sun and stars energy, activity, heat, brightness, openness

How to make Yin-Yang water

  • Take half a glass of boiled water
  • Mix it with cold spring water (tap water is OK)
  • Drink the mixture all over while is still warm

Benefits of Yin-Yang water

– balances your circulatory and digestive systems
– promotes weight-loss by boosting your metabolism
– increases energy and relieves fatigue
– flushes out toxins
– improves skin complexion
– maintains regularity
– boosts immune system
– natural headache remedy
– is simple to make, contains only one ingredient – water

Qigong masters – experts at balancing and cultivating life energy (chi / qi), are known to drink Yin Yang water in the morning to start their day. Qigong has its roots in ancient Chinese culture dating back more than 4,000 years. [2]

Cheers! ☯

RESOURCES:

[1] Yin and yang
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yin_and_yang
[2] Qigong
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qigong
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Cold shower – best creativity and energy booster ever!

Cold shower is the fastest energy booster you can get in the morning.

PROS:
– radically improves physical and mental wellness [1]
– practiced daily boosts your immune, lymphatic, circulatory and digestive systems
– burns fat / increase weight-loss by boosting your metabolism
– immediately makes you feel happy and proud of yourself
– boosts your creativity, willpower and productivity
– even one minute / day can make the difference!

CONS:
– there is only ONE – the initial fear of stepping into a cold shower
But no worries! Just jump in and breath slowly. After 10-20 seconds, you’re fine.

“If you can’t do something uncomfortable and difficult in the shower, how the hell are you going to do something uncomfortable or difficult in real life?

People can survive hypothermia [3] for thirty to sixty minutes. Your shower is not as cold as a frozen lake and you won’t even get close to hypothermia. If you must, have a space heater waiting for you when you get out.

I’ve never met anyone who’s tried it and regretted doing it. Literally no one.” [2]

So who’s in with me, guys? 🙂

RESOURCES
[1] Adapted cold shower as a potential treatment for depression.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17993252
[2] Cold Shower Therapy™ Guide
https://impossiblehq.com/cold-shower-therapy-guide/
[3] Hypothermia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypothermia

A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day

Source: A Mindful Guide to Email in 20 Minutes a Day : zen habits

10 Things & Learned from “The Tools of Titans”

Over the past two weeks I started and finished reading Tim Ferris’ new book

Source: 10 Things & Learned from “The Tools of Titans” – DESK of Tobias van Schneider

A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called ‘the beginner’s mind’ could make your life easier

A simple practice that encourages us to approach every activity with an open mind and fresh eyes can transform how we live.

Source: A minimalist explains how a psychological trick called ‘the beginner’s mind’ could make your life easier – Business Insider