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How to Let Go of Negative Thinking

The most positive minds are still going to have negative thoughts every now and then. We are not in complete control of our thoughts, some will pop up from time to time that we don’t invite into our heads. The big difference is how we respond to this negative thinking when it happens. Here are […]

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The Power of “Yet” and How Self-Talk Affects Our Limitations

One of the very first mind-blowing things I learned in psychology was just how important the way we talk to ourselves is. Every day we have voices running through our heads, deciding what we should believe and how we should act. These thoughts help guide us at work, at home, at school, or wherever. Self-talk […]

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4 Mental Exercises Olympic Athletes Use To Gain That Extra Edge

Sports psychology is an emerging field of study on how our minds can affect physical and athletic performance. According to Peter Crocker, a sports psychologist and professor at the University of British Columbia, “Elite athletes have been using psychological techniques for years…it used to be that something had to be wrong for an athlete to […]

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Undeserved Self-Praise Can Lead to Depression, Study Suggests

According to a recent study published in Emotion, students who evaluated their performance on an exam as higher than it actually was – a form of undeserved self-praise – later felt dejected and depressed. According to Chi-Yue Chiu, of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore: “Distress following excessive self-praise is likely to occur when a person’s […]

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Mind Reprogramming: Changing Your Brain By Changing Your Thoughts

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” William James When I first started getting interested in self-improvement (over half a decade ago), I quickly found that I had more control over my mind and thoughts than I originally believed. Before I knew anything, I […]

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