The need to learn to understand people most often occurs when a person was mistaken about the others more than once. Since we are all more or less dependent on the people around us, understanding others’ behavior is one of the key life skills. How to develop it?
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Since the topic of today’s article is very general, I want to give some references to the theoretical material that will be useful.
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Positive thinking is the background of modern phylosophy of living a successful and happy life. Being optimistic is often portrayed like a foundation of making your life full and happy. And really, these are not just words. There are several benefits in positive thinking which influence our health, confidence and relationships with other people. If you’re not one of these positive-thinkers yet, and wonder why you should try positive thinking yourself, here are some reasons for you:
1. Positive thinkers cope with stress faster and more effective.
If an unpleasant situation happens, they concentrate on solving it rather than thinking that the things are out of their control. Aclually, they are less subjected to Continue reading
Meditation teaches to focus, reduces stress, helps get rid of bad habits, improves memory and self-control, lowers blood pressure, normalizes metabolism, lowers the heart rate, and many more.
1. Spend on meditation at least 2 minutes a day
That will be quite enough. It would be silly to say that you have no time to meditate. Two minutes – it’s very, very little! So no excuses!
2. Create a ritual
Link your meditation to a particular time of the day or to some action. For example, in the early morning when Continue reading
How to make your brain work more productively? Here are 10 popular ways to keep your brain sharp.
1. Physical activity
Physical exercise does not only keep muscles in tone, but also has a positive impact on the overall health of the brain, because intense movements improve the blood supply to the muscles and brain. Exercises when the head is below the heart are particularly effective (such as yoga postures).
2. Drinking water instead of coffee
Many studies show that a morning cup of coffee does not stimulate brain activity but on the contrary, makes people dumber! But if you replace it with a glass of water, the feeling of cheerfulness will be much longer. Drinking water on an empty stomach activates the entire gastrointestinal tract, and, in contrast to the hot, strong coffee, it doesn’t irritate mucous membranes, which in turn gives a sense of cheerfulness. Continue reading
Beethoven once said, “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” As it turns out, music enhances learning, too. According to a College Entrance Exam Board Service study, students involved in musical extracurricular activities scored 51 points higher on the verbal portion of the SAT exams and 39 points higher on math on the SAT exams.  Through this and other research findings, educators believe that music relaxes, soothes, and helps people concentrate better, making it the perfect study companion to diminish distractions and keep students learning.
In Don Campbell’s book The Mozart Effect, Campbell has condensed research on the topic to enlighten readers about how music affects their brain. Continue reading
Here is an optical illusion of motion and color perception, which can reveal if you have normal psychological concentration.
This psychological picture test shows the amazing ability of the human brain, and perhaps, after a successful outcome of the test, it will make you wonder if we perceive the world correctly or maybe our brain deceives us. What if what we see around us is a kind of illusion of perception? Continue reading
Implementing and adhering to good study habits can be tricky; for some students formulating any kind of study plan or revision timetable is something of an unknown world. As assignment deadlines loom or examinations draw closer a student starts to feel the incipient signs of panic and begins to dread possible failure.
There are four particularly widespread study mistakes, and yet they are easily remedied once noticed and acknowledged. Once these faults are banished it will be much easier for a student to review their study habits and get their revision and progress back on track. Continue reading
Keeping your creative juices flowing reliably can be something of an dilemma: the thought of not being able to come up with ideas and innovations can be stressful, and stress stifles creativity; causing a vicious cycle of worrying about being able to perform and that very worry causing the issue that is being worried about! However there are several methods that can be employed to erase the worry and keep the imagination in tip-top condition. Continue reading
Revising for your exams is a stressful time and it is important to keep yourself healthy, both physically and mentally. We all have a physical health and we all have a mental health. Both need taking care of, particularly at times of a heavy workload as when revising.
Relaxation is a key factor when revising for exams. Plenty of fresh air, good food and rest will keep you in a healthy frame of mind to get you through this stressful time. After all, these exams are for your future. It is vital you are well prepared. Continue reading
Human brain, just like muscles, needs training, otherwise it quickly loses the ability to think. But how to make your brain work, if your job is monotonous and you do not have neither time nor desire to solve crosswords and puzzles?
The point is to find such brain training problems, the solution of which will not require much time and effort. Here is a list of simple, but effective brain training tips: Continue reading