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Focus on Positive Memories, Celebrate the Small Wins, and Keep Yourself Motivated

Focus on positive memories Focusing on positive memories can be a great way of staying motivated and committed toward our long-term goals and values. In a 2011 issue of Psychological Science, researchers discovered that loyal baseball fans are more likely to remember details of events when their team won, rather than when their team lost. […]

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The Science of Daydreaming: How It Benefits Creativity and Problem-Solving

Daydreaming is a state of mind where thoughts that are experienced by an individual are unrelated to what is going on in the environment around them. We all experience daydreaming from time-to-time: at school, at work, or at home. It most often happens when we are doing something that we find boring, so our mind […]

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How to Be 100% Honest With Yourself

Honesty is a huge part of self improvement and overcoming delusional thinking. If we aren’t honest with ourselves then we can’t expect to learn and grow as individuals, because we aren’t willing to recognize reality for what it is. When we are dishonest, we only choose to see what we want to see, but we […]

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Make a List of People You Admire (and Why)

Since the very beginning of our lives, we have modeled actions by our parents, teachers, friends, celebrities, and countless others who have left an impression on us. This is how we first learned about our world and how to interact in it. You see, although we often like to think of ourselves as completely independent […]

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The Complex Relationship Between Happiness and Motivation

Lately I’ve been asking myself questions about the relationship between happiness and motivation. For example, if I’m truly happy, then why is it that I feel motivated to change certain things about my life? Why do I strive to work out and become more fit, or find a girlfriend, or improve my financial situation? Is […]

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