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By Jonathan Fields

What Stress is Doing to Your Body and How to Reduce It?

You're reading What Stress is Doing to Your Body and How to Reduce It?, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. The American Psychological Association reports that nearly 50% of Americans believe their stress has increased during the past year.

The 5 Principles of Moonlighting Success (With Case Studies From Famous Men)

Gallup surveys have found that a majority of Americans aren’t “engaged” with their jobs, as defined as “those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace.” Almost 18% of employees are in fact “actively disengaged” from their jobs. Maybe you’re somewhere in that 70% of the working disconnected.

4 Unexpected Habits That Will Supercharge Your Productivity

You're reading 4 Unexpected Habits That Will Supercharge Your Productivity, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. “Focus on being productive, instead of busy” – Tim Ferriss You’re busy. Maybe you wake up early.

Podcast #209: What the Navy SEALs Can Teach You About Raising Your Kids

If you’re a dad, you probably want to raise kids who are responsible and resilient. But how do you do that? Well, as we learned in my podcast with Jocko Willink, the Navy SEALs have perfected the art of training responsible and resilient special operators, and can teach business leaders a thing or two about thriving in uncertainty.

A Little Happier: There’s No Magic, One-Size-Fits-All Solution for Happiness or Good Habits.

Have you ever read the phrase the “Procrustean bed?” In Greek mythology, Procrustes was a bandit who forced travelers to fit into his iron bed — whether by stretching out their bodies or chopping off their limbs. The “Procrustean bed” comes up a lot in the area of happiness and habits.

LEGO table with tray

Ikea Items uses: LACK Table 55cm I went to the local home improvement store and got a wooden plate in 85 cm. That would give the LEGO table approx. 15cm of additional room to hold LEGO bricks. Additionally I got the wooden edge pieces in 5cm to be as high as the LACK table. Now with cuts at the place of the LACK legs you can just move the plate under the table.

Simple tools to help you organize a laundry room

Order a copy today of ​Never Too Busy to Cure Clutter​ by Unclutterer's Editor-in-Chief Erin Rooney Doland. I recently added a basic table next to our washer and dryer and it has been tremendously useful.

Sunk-Cost Fallacy: How to Avoid Bias Based on Past Decisions

You’re finally taking that much-deserved vacation in the Caribbean. You found the perfect resort online—at a great price—and impressed your friends with your ability to find such a cheap deal at such a beautiful place. You put down a deposit. Then you arrive and discover that those five star reviews were three years old. Today, the hotel is a rat trap.

Making the ALGOT baskets into a window herb garden

We moved condo recently and no longer had space for two of our ALGOT units: Photo: IKEA.com We have a small balcony space that is only accessible if you climb out of a window, so it’s pointless: The two ALGOT frames would fit outside nicely so I decided to turn them into window boxes for a herb garden as it would mean the herbs would be at waist height rather than having to bend down to tend

5 Practical Home Improvements To Sell A House

Are you planning on selling your home? Before you do so, consider doing improvements and renovations on your home to raise the value of your property. Deciding on the right home improvements to sell a house can be a bit tricky.

25 Blissful Ways to Overcome Social Anxiety and Shyness with Kind Grit

You're reading 25 Blissful Ways to Overcome Social Anxiety and Shyness with Kind Grit, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement.

4 Things You Can Do Now to Have More Opportunities in the Future

Take action now so that you’ll have more opportunities later.  Plan for the future every day.  Set yourself up for success.  It all sounds great. But how do you do it? Here are four ideas. As always, it’s your life, so feel free to modify as you see fit. Start a side hustle.  Even if you love your job, you should have more than one source of income.

Why Should the Bee Imitate the Beaver? Because Beavers Play at Their Work.

“From beavers, bees should learn to mend their ways. A bee works; a beaver works and plays.” –American proverb (allegedly–I’ve never heard this proverb before!), Oxford Treasury of Sayings & Quotations One of the aspects of my life that makes me happiest is that I do the same thing for work that I do for play.

Manvotional: The Happy Habit of Living for the Day Only

Editor’s note: The following excerpt has been condensed from the original.  From “A Way of Life” Address given to Yale students, 1914 By Sir William Osler Fellow students — every man has a philosophy of life in thought, in word, or in deed, worked out in himself unconsciously.

7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”

You're reading 7 Ways to Get Things Done When You “Don’t Feel Like It”, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement.