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

Don’t Become An Information Junkie: A Balance Between Learning And Taking Action

One of the biggest traps of any type of self improvement is becoming an “information junkie.” An “information junkie” is someone who spends a lot of time reading books, watching videos, and listening to podcasts about self improvement, but they … Continue reading

Keep a “Jar of Awesome” for When You Need an Extra Boost of Motivation

Can you name 3 victories you’ve had in your life over the past year? For many of us, it can be difficult to reflect on our past and recall positive memories. This is due to a strong negativity bias in … Continue reading