How Your Personal Hygiene And Mental Hygiene Effect One Another

There is an interesting link between personal hygiene and mental health. When you improve your mental hygiene, you improve your cleanliness automatically. Bizarrely enough, mental hygiene is almost identical to personal hygiene. Both come down to unconscious actions. The primary cause of bad hygiene habits is unconscious movements, like putting your finger in your mouth. In other words, it's the things you do without thought that lead to lack of cleanliness. The same is true for mental hygiene. It's our automatic thoughts that make our minds impure. Surprisingly, research suggests meditation may be the best way to improve both personal hygiene and…

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10 Birthday Self Reflection Questions You Need To Ask Yourself

There are 10 birthday self reflection questions that you need to ask yourself every year. Self reflection questions are vital if you want to start self improvement. One of the best times to ask self reflection questions is on your birthday. And guess what? It's my birthday today. I’m turning 35.  But more importantly: It’s a time for reflection, a time for looking backwards and looking forwards. I wish birthdays were called "Rebirth-days". Because they are a time of self renewal. Birthdays are a time to let go, and to move on. I am about to do some fantastic birthday self…

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Science has proven that spirituality is very important in life. Indeed, spirituality is so important that it affects your health, psychology, happiness, and many other aspects of your life.

Importance Of Spirituality In Life, Revealed By Science

New insights reveal that there is a staggering importance of spirituality in our lives. There are incredible benefits of spirituality for those who maintain a spiritual practice and a spiritual mindset. As spiritual people we are happier. We are healthier. We have better perspectives. We are more enlightened. And we are likely to live longer. But it goes further than that. It's been shown that there are even benefits of spirituality for serious issues like fighting diseases and overcoming depression. From neuroscience to positive psychology, scientists have proven time and again that  there is real importance of spirituality in life.…

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20 Struggles Only Big Picture Thinkers Will Understand

Big picture thinkers are innovative, perceptive, and creative. They’re the ones who create the biggest changes in society biggest they are the ones who see how things can change. Big picture thinkers are the opposite of ‘detail oriented people’. The big picture thinkers are creative visionaries (often INFPs [1], of which I am one). "Scientists estimate that only 25% of the world's population are big thinker. Everyone else is more logical and down to Earth, with a narrow perspective on life. "   But being a big picture thinker comes with its share of complications. If you’ve experienced the struggles below, chances…

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7 Ways Kind Parents Make Kids Feel Good About Themselves

A child’s self esteem is pivotal to their happiness and wellbeing. You will know whether your kids are okay by checking these self esteem symptoms. All caring parents long to help kids to feel good about themselves. But doing so is not always easy. And many parents make mistakes. One big mistake a lot of compassionate parents make is that they give far too much praise in a harried attempt to make their children feel good about themselves. I guess they believe a spoonfull of sugar helps the medicine go down. To put it bluntly: they’re wrong. Great parents know…

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I Quit Every Addiction. What Happened Next Shocked Me

Two weeks have passed since I started quitting all addictions: drinking alcohol, smoking (nicotine), sugar, and caffeine. It was on the 9th of August that my journey into madness began. That day, a brilliantly bright and hot Tuesday. That day was the day I: Finally quit cigarettes and nicotine because I found the best way to stop smoking (READ: Quit Smoking Meditation). Beat my sugar addiction Stopped drinking alcohol drank Coca Cola for the last time and gave up TV It was the painful beginning of my addition-free life. And yes, giving up alcohol, smoking, nicotine and sugar at the same…

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How To Increase Dopamine Naturally

If you want to take control of your brain, you have to know how to increase dopamine naturally from sources that are natural and healthy. Supplements are one option (I've shared the best dopamine supplement below). But there are also ways to boost dopamine without supplements. The key is knowing the best natural sources of dopamine (here's a list). Once you know how to boost dopamine levels naturally, you can take control of your energy levels and your motivation levels, and you can quit multiple addictions and beat cravings [READ: Meditation For Cravings And Addictions]. It all comes down to your ability…

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How To Change Your Mind From The Outside In

Today, scientists have shared with us a proven and simple way to change your mind: start from the outside in. It turns out that inward changes do not equate to outwards changes. Actually, outward changes equate to inward changes. If you want to change your mind you have to start by changing your actions. This flies in the face of popular convention. Even THE DAILY MEDITATION's guide to changing your beliefs states that we can change ourselves from the inside out. So what gives? Research into psychotherapy has literally turned the tables on the way we think about psychology. For years—centuries, even—it…

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How To Overcome Past Memories That Keep Coming Back

You have the power to change your memories of the past. And in so doing you can create a brighter and happier tomorrow. In this guide, I'll show you how to overcome past memories that keep coming back to you. Everyone in the world has at least one painful memory from the past. But if you're reliving painful past memories over and over again, it is time to stop the vicious cycle. You need to overcome bad memories and remember happy ones instead. You may think that your painful memories are karma and that perhaps you did something terrible in…

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Art of Buddhism's mara demon

What The Buddhist Mara Demon Teaches Us About Life And Attachments

Do you know the story from Buddhism of the mara demon and Buddha? It is a Buddhist teaching that is all about freeing your mind To free your mind, you need to know how to stop what Buddhism calls the Mara (demon) from controlling you. Just like how Buddha stopped Mara. While the Buddha was trying to find enlightenment, the Buddhist Mara demon tempted Buddha with visions of beautiful women who were Mara's daughters [1]. The temptations stopped Buddha from achieving absolute enlightenment, just as temptations and attachments stop you and me from becoming enlightened.  [READ: How To Achieve Enlightenment]…

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Being a spiritual person. It means you choose your own beliefs.

Science Reveals Shocking Importance Of Spirituality In Life

Science has revealed some staggering facts about the importance of spirituality in life and what it means to be spiritual in 2020. If you're unhappy or unhealthy, spirituality can help. But the masses still turn their noses up to spirituality, partly because they confuse it with religion, and partly because there have been some spiritual cults, even though the latter is rate [for an example, read my article on Maum Meditation].  Too many people deny their spiritual side because they relate it to religion. This is a critical error because there is a huge importance of spirituality in life. Let’s…

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Niacin For Depression, Mayo Heralding It As A Miracle Cure

The Mayo Clinic is saying that using Niacin for depression is basically a miracle cure. Now look: Smart people know it's best to use natural techniques, not pills. Here's a free guide: Beat Depression Naturally. With Self Help. But sometimes you need a little helping hand. Niacin (vitamin B3) can help. Vitamin B3 is offering hope for millions of people around the world suffering from depression. 6.9 percent of the entire world population has depression. So if vitamin B3 can help, clearly it's a big deal. But does it really work? Does niacin help depression, really? Odds are that one of…

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When You’re Depressed After Losing Weight, Do This

The last thing you expect is to be depressed after losing weight. But as we discussed in my big guide to curing depression, depressive thinking can happen for the weirdest reasons. After all, the average person experiences around 35000 negative thoughts per day. One of the weirdest situations is when we feel depressed after losing weight. You work hard trying to lose weight. You lose 100lbs. You should be happy, right? Then why are so many women experiencing depression after weight loss? I mean it's ironic, more than anything. You know from your weight loss that junk food causes depression.…

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Guide To Tai Chi Meditation / QiGong Meditation For Beginners

Two of my favourite meditative practices are Tai Chi meditation and QiGong meditation. Beginners who are just starting to get into these techniques will probably want to know what all the fuss is all about. Simply put: There are huge benefits of both Tai Chi Meditation and QiGong meditation that beginners can look forward to.  The Tai Chi and Chi Kung Institute calls taichi "meditation in motion'.  It's a practice regularly done at the YMCS and local gyms. Cynthia McMullen [Oriental Healing Arts School of Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, and Traditional Taoist Medical QiGong in Arizona], explains that the meditative aspect is…

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When You See These Benefits Of Giving Up TV You’ll Never Watch Again

There are so many benefits of giving up TV for a year. Turning off the box is a life-changer. Even just stopping watching the news will massively benefit you. In 2020, screen addiction is at an all-time high. Between our constant use of cellphones, our "Always On" society, and yes, TV, we spend an astronomical amount of time looking at a screen. The average family spends more than seven hours and fifty minutes looking at a TV. It's not just about the time you spend watching TV, though. What matters far more is the effect that all this screen time has on…

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How To Regain Sexual Confidence With Meditation And Enjoy Sex Again

If you want to know how to regain sexual confidence, start by accepting the truth: you're not alone. Listen: There are millions of people, both men and women, who need to regain sexual confidence. Meditation helps. But what helps more tan anything is remembering that you are not alone in this. Ever since sex therapy began in the 1960s millions of men and women have sought sexual healing, by meditating, by talking to a counsellor, and by practicing other exercises to regain sexual confidence. While relationship counselling has been shown to help, arguably the best way to get back sexual self…

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10 Movies For Confidence That Are Scientifically Proven To Work

Did you know you can watch movies for confidence? This is how I myself improved my self-esteem. I used to suffer from self-esteem issues so bad I locked myself in my room for five years and never spoke to anyone. Gaining self-confidence is hard. But there are some seriously good exercises you can use for self-confidence [Here is how I personally regained my self confidence] As well as the amazing exercises in that link above, we can also watch movies for confidence. Just as we can use movies to help with weight loss, we can use movies to help with…

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How To Do Mindfulness And Meditation For OCD [Obsessive Compulsive Disorder]

New scientific research reveals that there are significant benefits of mindfulness and meditation for OCD [obsessive compulsive disorder]. These two exercises can help to reduce the symptoms. OCD is a mental health condition afflicting 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children [1]. That means there is a very high chance that either you yourself will suffer from it, or you will know someone who suffers it. Most people with the condition fall into one of several categories: Washers, Checkers, Doubters, Counters and arrangers, and hoarders. The signs include double-checking everything, obsessive cleaning, routines, and constantly checking with loves…

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21 Best Depression Self Help Tips To Break Out Of Depression Naturally

When you know the best depression self help tips, you will know how to break out of depression naturally. There are excellent self help tips for depression that will cure you fast and naturally. Studies such that meditation helps depression arguably more than anything else (take a look at that link for a free guide), but there are other natural treatments for depression too. The 21 Best Depression Self Help Tips To Break out of depression fast and naturally Self Help for Depression Tips 1: Go to a counselor: Yes, this is not my personal favorite depression self help tip either.…

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15 Ways Of Helping People With Depression To Recover Their Health

  When it comes to helping people with depression, there's a right way and a wrong way. But first: Thank you for being one of the people who wants to help someone with depression. You're one of the special ones. There is a right way how to help someone with depression and a wrong way. The wrong way, which will badly harm people with depression, is to put too much pressure on them, to think you know what they are going through, or to act like it's not a big deal. There are millions of people who are suffering from…

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