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4 Essences of Human Nature How to Become Greater Version of Yourself

August 21, 2016
4 Essences of Human Nature How to Become Greater Version of Yourself

How to become a better version of yourself?

There are many skills that you can train yourself in order to become a better version of yourself.

In order to maximize your potential you must first understand that as a human being you consist of several “layers”.

This is knowledge that has been passed through generations from the times of Plato, Zoroaster and Buddha.

And scientifically speaking, it makes sense too.

Basically, every human have four basic cores:

  • Physical – this is your body, with which you interact with the world;
  • Mental – this is your mind, which you use to understand your place in the universe;
  • Emotional – this inner core allows you to feel emotions;
  • Spiritual – and finally the core of eternal soul.

These four cores are what make you as whole living and feeling human being.

Practices

10 Insanely Easy Practices to Increase Your Well Being

August 28, 2016
10 Insanely Easy Practices to Increase Your Well Being

There are many ways to improve your inner well-being. On my journey of life I’ve discovered that your mind and emotions have a direct connection on your physical health.

In this article I compiled a list of top ten things that can indirectly increase you inner and outer well-being.

Check them out:

  • OM mantra chanting. The original mantra for meditation used by Buddhist monks, signifies the cycle of the universe; birth, death and rebirth. Om hummed at a low frequency during meditation is said to give a harmonic oneness with your surroundings and a deeper resonance with the universe, to be at peace with self.
  • This trait signifies intelligence and social assertiveness. Laughter releases endorphins: “the feel good drug”, which also strengthens the immune system. Try laughing at least once a day and the benefits will be more than you ever know!
  • Show Gratitude. Gratitude is being appreciative, thankful and be willing to show kindness. Acting like this every day will help you to become more appreciative of yourself and others. Showing gratitude attracts a positive energy towards you – why not try doing it every day?

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Practices Skills

How to Practice Mindfulness and What Is its Benefits

September 1, 2016
How to Practice Mindfulness and What Is its Benefits

Mindfulness is the act of being aware of your surrounding and thoughts. Practicing the art of being mindful has several benefits. It is a very useful tool to make a wide range of improvements to one’s life and overall wellbeing.

In simple terms mindfulness is the act of being aware of things that one usually isn’t aware of. Everyday routines that are normally done on auto-pilot are now being watched under a conscious view.

Being more self aware carry several benefits, imagine being more aware of your emotions and being able to better grasp and understand the way you’re feeling.

This will lead to increased control of mood swings and overall enjoyment of life. This also relieves emotional stress as you are more comfortable with how you are feeling.

Other benefits include improved sleeping, self-esteem boost and improved concentration. Being mindful makes you a lot more concentrated, because you are practicing to be more aware of everything: your surroundings, other people and yourself.

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Experience Motivation

Go Experience the World! Confront Your Fears!

September 29, 2016
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Most people are afraid to try new things. I couldn’t blame them.

The fear of the unknown is an instinct inherent to human nature. It’s part of self-preservation that is deeply embedded on any living creature.

We get into patterns, routines and grooves that are less threatening and more comfortable. That’s fine. After all, creating a comfort zone reduces stress and keeps us sane. But this instinctual nature can also hold you back.

At times, fear of trying new experiences can take toll on your development. Confronting the fear of the unknown and stepping out of your comfort zones can give you valuable life lessons.

Here are some reasons why you should step out and explore!

  1. New experiences help you grow as a person.

You learn new lessons when you try new experiences. Many people hesitate to try new things because they are afraid to commit mistakes. But what if you succeed?

Whether you fail or succeed, what is important is that you learn new life lessons and you broaden your perspective. And these lessons are what would make you grow as a person.

Try a life changing experience that you’ve never tried before. Go on a hunting trip to the Sahara desert, but for that you might need to take a look at the latest air rifle models at http://riflejudge.com/; go skydiving in some remote Southeast Asian country; immerse into a local tribe. Be bold! Conquer the world!

  1. New challenges increase your creativity.

When confronted with new challenges, your brain is forced to work differently to solve your problems. These are opportunities to enhance your creativity. Again, don’t be afraid to fail. On the contrary, mistakes can even push you harder towards your goal. Remember that no great mind ever invented the best inventions without failing.

Studies have shown that stepping outside of your comfort zone pushes you to work harder towards reaching your peak performance. Having a little anxiety and stress is actually a good thing as it pumps up your adrenaline.

  1. New experiences improve your self-esteem.

Talk to someone who has just completed his/her ever first bungee jump or sky dive or surf stand, he or she certainly feels the king of the world. Conquering new challenges and experiences puts a feather in your cap. The experience can make you feel a little taller and more self-assured. I’m not telling you to go and try extreme adventures, but taking risks and conquering them can make you feel better. Every risk-taking decision is always a life-changing experience.

  1. New things keep you young.

We have the tendency to always play things safe and stay within our comfort zone. As a result, we become stuck. Constantly following the same routine over and over again can make you feel older. It can make your mental capability decline over time.

Participating in new experiences and learning new things can help keep your brain younger and your body more physically fit. Don’t be afraid to take risk and step outside your comfort zone! Keep your heart healthy and your brain younger!

Memory

Memory: Is It Really What We Think It Is?

September 21, 2016
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We’ve all had the experience of remembering a certain embarrassment or failure that we feel so strongly about that we give a little shiver of disgust just thinking about it.

Our memories about our past have a very strong hold on us, and sometime have the potential to hold us back from doing really great things in life.

Today I want to unpack some common myths about our memories, and some tips that can help you think about memory in a new way. The biggest sign of strength in a person is the ability to get away from their past and move towards the future.

Our Memories Play Tricks Sometimes

Think about that one memory that makes you shiver in disgust every time it crosses your mind. Doesn’t it make that situation feel awful?

What if I told you your memories about that event are flawed or false? There is research that suggests that our memories change what actually happened into a different version in our heads.

Your memory likely did not happen in the same way that you imagine it. Studies have shown that the longer ago the event happened, the less likely you are to remember it correctly. Your memories change with time… So relax! That time that you spilled lemonade all over the clothes of the girl that you really liked in 3rd grade likely was not quite as bad as your memory suggests!

Our Memories and Emotions Are Connected

Our memories and our emotions are closely tied together; often, just thinking about one bad memory will trigger a rush of similar memories. This flood just keeps on coming until we are thoroughly bummed out about our day, our life, our romantic chances, and anything that we have our ego tied up in.

Why does this happen? Well, our minds tend to lump everything similar together into the same package. Triggering one memory means that we often “dislodge” several similar memories.

For example if you are on the web buying an amazing piano, you might start thinking about what music you have been listening to, your favorite artists, what concerts you like… And then get back on track later on. Your mind just wanders wherever it wants to.

Your negative memories work like this too; the moment you start thinking negatively you tend to run into a bunch more negative memories of the same kind. The best course of action, just like learning a new instrument or researching the best piano options, like on a page like this one, is to practice. Every time a negative emotion crosses your mind, know that if you don’t do something it will get out of control quickly.

Immediately engage your mind in something else. Do something active, start a new train of thought; anything to make sure that your mind does not go crazy. It is difficult at first, but worth it to learn how to control your emotions.

Start by writing down things you are grateful for; it sounds trite but it really does change your brain chemistry because you are learning to look for solutions, not problems. This way of thinking has the potential to change your LIFE, but you have to apply it!

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