Habits of Mind refer to a series of thinking dispositions normally displayed by intelligent individuals. Such dispositions lead people to great success when used on daily basis. It was Professor Art Costa who came up with 16 Habits of Mind which have been proven to be very effective for everyone who really wants to make the most out of the mind power.
The Habits of Mind are not thinking tools. They are rather dispositions that can help you to adopt efficient thinking strategies. When you’re confronted with life’s challenges or problems, you can easily engage any of the habits to scale through. Read more »
Are you suffering from blushing attacks that end up losing your friends, your jobs and your overall happiness in life? If so, it’s time to get to the root of the problem and identify one of the many ways to stop blushing that I can show you.
As an ex “sufferer” myself, I know the pain you are in right now. I also know that it’s nearly impossible to explain to your blushing problem to anyone; purely because of the nature of blushing causes an uncomfortable feeling when talking to people…so talking to people about your blushing… well, that’s like throwing petrol in a raging fire isn’t it?! Read more »
You’re in a rut. We’ve all been there. The only way to get out of it is to shake things up! Add some of that zest and exhilaration to your life that you’ve heard other people talking about. It doesn’t have to be anything drastic. Just find a few ways to bring some simple changes to your life and you will be amazed at how great you feel!
Even one small change to your typical routine can make a world of difference in your attitude and your outlook on life. Here are ten ways that you can spice up your life right now: Read more »
There are two parts to our brains- the conscious mind, which handles all things we are aware of and the subconscious mind, which controls everything else. The conscious mind works only some of the time (when we are awake). But the subconscious mind is always at work.
Whether we are aware of it or not, the subconscious mind, not including involuntary physical behaviors such as breathing and our heart beat, works off of signals sent to it from the conscious mind. In other words, whatever we spend our conscious time thinking about most becomes a point of interest for our subconscious mind. And since our subconscious mind is always at work, it puts forth a great deal of effort addressing those topics. Read more »
Self improvement can be an equally arduous and fulfilling journey that many of us continue throughout our entire lives. More importantly, self improvement is a journey that differs for all of us, just as our goals and dreams differ. Still, regardless of the particular path you choose to take, there are some self improvement tips that are useful for everybody. If you are trying to think of some ways to have a happier, more successful life, these tips should provide a foundation for your self-improvement.
1. Start with your attitude. Not only is it important to believe in yourself. Especially in the most difficult times of our lives, we tend to have a more negative attitude which just sets us up for failure. If you are seriously trying to change your life and you are seeking personal or professional success, you absolutely must have a positive attitude. Some people may make the mistake of thinking that it’s not their nature to have a positive attitude, but that is false. Positivity can be learned through practice and a simple “I can” attitude can be the difference between success and failure. Ultimately, the only obstacle to your self-improvement is you. Read more »
As parents in today’s world, we all have visions of the perfect world in which our children should live. We visualize ourselves in a Norman Rockwell painting and think to ourselves… “that’s the way I want our lives to be”. But in reality, we end up just trying not to mess up too badly, and make it the best we can. One of the best things you can provide for the kids is a daily routine. However, in this world of hectic daily schedules, we sometimes… or I should say, most of the time… miss the mark when it comes to doing what we want, or even what we must. The one sure-fire way of making sure our day goes smoothly is for nothing to sneak up on us and throw a wrench into what we do or do not have planned. Believe it or not procrastination plays a large part in allowing that wrench to be thrown. I’ve put together 5 ways of combating procrastination, and finally putting to rest the “unknown” factor in our day. This is not a scientific study, I’m not Tony Robbins, and I’m not a psychologist claiming to know the innermost workings of the mind. I’m just a parent who practices what I’ve written. With that said… I have to tell you that my wife adds that keeping both of us parents on this same track is sometimes a challenge, but we do the best we can with the situation we’re dealt. Keep in mind that I am not discounting the true emergency that cannot be planned out of existence, but remember this… the less “reactive” we are, and the more “proactive” we become the better we’re able to accommodate the emergency when and if it happens. So I hope you find these tips useful:
1. Don’t discount the future value of the act:
We sometimes talk ourselves into believing that what we’re doing isn’t going to be worth it, or that if we do this now, we’ll just end up where we started later. NOT TRUE… unless you purposely steer events so that you put yourself back in the same situation, performing the current act WILL change the future. So go ahead and rip off the “bandaid”. Just do it, and see where it takes you. Read more »
Stuttering activities, or training, execute a key factor in managing your stuttering. Like getting better at something that doesn’t come naturally easy for you, practicing activities consistently is the best way to success. But who has time for hours of practice every single day to work on their stuttering? The following are 3 easy and fast stuttering routines that you can do in the comfort of your house to help you take control of your stuttering.
Stuttering Activity #1 (5 Mins) Buy a book or magazine and read out loud for one minute (yes time yourself) as slowly as needed so you don’t start stuttering . Focus on talking with complete confidence, and continuing to move ahead. At the end of the minute observe how far you’ve gone. Repeat this over again 4 additional times for a total of 5 minutes. Each time reading as slowly as needed to speak clearly, and paying attention to how far you’ve gotten every time. Your goals is always to read further every time, or read the same amount in a clearer way.
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