My Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2017

As we enter the new year, now is a perfect time to reflect back on the past twelve months and the multiple ways we’ve grown and changed as individuals. The Emotion Machine first started in June of 2009 and currently … Continue reading

The Purpose of Having Fun at Work and Taking Meaningful Breaks (Dave Crenshaw)

Dave Crenshaw is a Productivity and Leadership Mentor and author of the new book “The Power of Having Fun: How Meaningful Breaks Help You Get More Done.” In this chat, we talk about the purpose of having fun at work … Continue reading

The Power of Pretending You’re Someone Else: Stepping Outside of a Limited Self-Image

One of the key tools I recommend you add to your mental toolbox is to create a “list of role models.” Role models play a big part in our self development because much of what we learn is based on … Continue reading

Just 5 Minutes of Video Games Helps You Recover From Stress and Fatigue

A big part of having a productive day is knowing when to step back and take a break from what you’re doing. Without taking breaks at work, we can quickly become overwhelmed, stressed, and fatigued – leading to “work burnout” … Continue reading

Do You Need Someone to Call You Out on Your Bullshit?

It’s very easy to get trapped in your own bullshit. Our minds can often be our own worst enemy. We fill up our heads with lies, excuses, pessimism, negativity, and erroneous thinking. And we use these as weapons to rationalize … Continue reading