Systems vs. Goals: Why Sustainability Is More Important Than Temporary Success

When we set goals, we actually set ourselves up for failure. Typically we make a declaration to ourselves such as “lose 20 pounds” or “make a 6 figure salary.” Then we work our butts off to reach these specific goals. … Continue reading

Our World of Symbols and the Unconscious Power of Dreams, Art, and Mythology

We live in a world of symbols. A symbol can be any word, image, object, animal, or person that represents an idea or connotation outside of its ordinary meaning. For example, a “snake” in mythology is a common symbol for … Continue reading

Listen to Epic Movie Soundtracks to Pump Yourself Up and Get Inspired

A big part of self improvement is being smarter about your environment. In psychology terms, this means paying attention to the types of stimuli you’re feeding into your brain on a daily basis because they can have both a short-term … Continue reading

7 Ways to Connect More With Your Emotional Self

For many of us, it can be hard to properly express our emotions. We tend to either keep our emotions bottled up and not show them to anyone, or they overflow and spill out in unhealthy and unexpected ways. In … Continue reading

When Rationalization Gets in the Way of Happiness

Can thinking too much about your choices get in the way of happiness? A new study published in Personality and Social Psychology shows when this may be the case. Psychologists gave subjects two posters to choose from. In one group, … Continue reading