Nov 162019
 

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One of Those Days: How to Bounce Back When Nothing Seems to Go Right
Everyone has had days that started out on the wrong foot, and just kept spiraling down. It’s hard to stop the cycle once it’s started, but it can be done. Discover how these three strategies can help you turn the day around.

Why Multitasking Doesn’t Work
Successful multitasking is a myth. You really can’t focus on more than one thing at a time.
It’s not like chewing gum and walking. You’re trying to split your cognitive resources, which means you only have half to give each task. This article goes much deeper into the research and the effects of it, like talking on the cell phone while driving is like driving drunk.

3 Simple Steps to Set Business Goals That FINALLY Come True
Goals are inspired by your wanting to fulfill more of your potential. But sometimes, you get blocked in your pursuit of your goals, feel frustrated and give up. But if you plan for the setbacks, you’ll be able to overcome the obstacles and achieve your desires. Use these steps to keep you on track for your goals.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

Oct 112019
 

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Researchers Reveal That Messy People Are Actually Productive Geniuses
I know that people say you have to have a clutter free house and an organized desk. And I find it soothing to have that, to a point. But when everything is put away, I forget about projects I’m working on and my creativity dries up. This research shows why you need to strike a balance. It covers 6 reasons why messy folk are more innovative and efficient.

21 Simple Hacks to Massively Increase Your Productivity
Working harder doesn’t bring you the prize you want, but working smarter does. Some of these tips are ones you probably already know, but they bring something extra to them. I especially love Tip #7: The Power of “No.” If you put even half of these into effect, you’re going to have a smoother and more effective life.

7 Smart Ways to Deal with Toxic People
Some people who are hard to deal with may simply be having a hard time and need understanding, support and encouragement. But there’s another type of person who uses their distress to manipulate and control others. Like the person who rages whenever something doesn’t go their way. These are self-involved people who don’t care how they affect others.These are some excellent tips on how to handle these noxious people.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Aug 302019
 

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6 Steps to Discover Your True Self
Knowing yourself allows you to make decisions that are authentic for you and that you can live with. Because you know who you are, you’re more confident. But too many people rush around doing stuff, without taking the time to look within. When you do, you don’t have to be afraid, because you’ve been there all along.

Want to Improve Your Memory? A Decade-Long Stanford Study Suggests You Should Stop Doing This 1 Thing
Aging isn’t the only factor that reduces our ability to process, store and remember information. Researchers find that multitasking contributes to your problem with memory. It also erodes your ability to concentrate and pay attention. Spending less time multitasking may be the key to improving your brain’s performance and memory. Here are 3 tips on how to break that habit.

18 Habits That Will Make You Smarter
Your intelligence isn’t set in stone. It rises and falls with your attitude about it and what you do. Even those who are born smart don’t just coast. They develop habits to maintain and build on it. This article shares many of those habits, and if you just add one to your arsenal, you’ll notice an improvement.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

5 Ways You Undermine Your Intention

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Jul 202016
 

When you have a vision or intention, it’s hard to stay on track. Yet, you’re the only one who can bring it into reality. To do so, you have to keep your attention on it, have the right mindset and take action. But it’s so easy to sabotage yourself. Here are 5 ways that could undermine what you want and what to do about them.



~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jun 222016
 

Sunset Crater, Flagstaff AZThe Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life
Two recent studies suggest that the right amount of exercise for a long life is less than you might expect. Any amount of exercise is better than none. Exercise is known to reduce risks for many diseases and premature death. But it hasn’t come with precise dosing instructions. Now we have a better idea of how much is optimal.

Why you should stop talking to your car
Talking is basically human and we’re wired for it. But recent studies find that verbally interacting with your car is distracting. This article describes the three reasons why talking to your car interferes with your ability to drive safely.

15 Things Introverts Do Best
About 50% of the population identifies as introvert. Introverts are misunderstood in a society geared to extroverts. Extroverts tend to take center stage, while the introverts prefer to work from behind the scenes. This article highlights some of the strengths that introverts bring to the party.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Oct 222015
 

Sunset at Hopi Point at Grand Canyon101 Self Improvement Resources That Will Take You From Stuck To Unstoppable
Here are resources that can help improve your self-confidence and self-esteem, deal with anger and let go of the past, live a meaningful life, have great relationships and much more. Each topic heading has several resources listed to help you optimize your life. It could take you months to search for and find these solutions. Before you despair, check out this page and see if your issue is one that’s covered.

Practicing Gratitude Can Increase Happiness by 25%
Psychological research finds that people’s happiness levels are remarkably stable over the long-term. But research also indicates that the simple act of gratitude can raise your comfort level of happiness. Learn how you can utilize this single practice to increase your well being.

I’m Returning to Single-Tasking
Multitasking is such an easy habit to fall into. Even with the best of intentions, it’s hard to resist. Here are some very easy rules to live by so that you’re able to reduce your stress and increase your effectiveness.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Jul 312015
 

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowMindfulness has lost its Buddhist roots, and it may not be doing you good
Mindfulness has gotten very popular in recent years. However, few realize that, for some people, can be harmful. Mindfulness is designe to change our perception of ourselves and the world. Some cannot handle this shift.

Students ‘cannot multi-task with mobiles and study’
Students cannot successfully multi-task in using mobile phones while they are studying, US research suggests. Researchers found that students sending and receiving messages while studying scored lower test results and were less effective at tasks such as note taking. This article examines how multi-tasking affects various aspects of students’ lives.

Sue Bruns: Multitasking: Doing many things at once, but completing nothing
Originally a computer term, the definition of “multitask” (verb) is “to execute two or more jobs concurrently.” It means that the computer is quickly switching from one task to another, alternating between them. This is an amusing article describing the process of multitasking while at the same time modeling what happens when you do.

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Jun 162015
 

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowThe Happiness Choice
Every day, you choose whether to be bothered by incidents that happen, or to let them go and be happy. Despite the beliefs that our moods are ruled by external factors, we have the power to control our reactions. This article includes 10 suggestions on how to make it easier to choose to be happy.

The Horrifying Truth About Multitasking And Productivity – 8 Truths
Research shows that multitasking undermines productivity and efficiency. But did you know it damages your brain? The good news is you can reverse it. This article explores 8 nasty truths about multitasking that will make you reconsider this pervasive habit.

Smartphones making children borderline autistic, warns expert
Young children today are less able to read human emotions than pupils four decades ago, an expert has said. He pointed to research done in the US within the last decade that shows a decrease in empathy among college students and at the same time a rise in narcissism. There are others who dispute his findings. But there’s interesting evidence that children aren’t getting enough one-on-one time with their family and relying too much on technology.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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May 192015
 

Flagstaff Aspen Rainbow10 Questions To Ask Yourself To Stay Positive When Facing Difficulties
In life, you can’t change events or their outcome. However, you can choose the emotion and meaning you attach to them. By retraining yourself to see the positive in even the most challenging times, you reclaim your power and can come through it stronger than before.

Multitasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career, Studies Say
New studies show that multitasking kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Interacting with multiple devices at once may be changing the way we think and even brain structure. Multitasking impacts a portion of the brain that affect emotional quotient skills responsible for success at work.

Neuroscience on Writer’s Block
More than any other creative pursuits, writers are more prone to being blocked. The article describes 7 reasons why creativity is harder for writers and goes on to give 7 solutions on how to overcome this thorny issue.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart

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Mar 032015
 

Flagstaff Aspen RainbowWhy We’re All Addicted to Texts, Twitter and Google
Believe it or not, multitasking is addicting. This article explains why. If you have trouble staying away from your technology, you may be getting a hit of pleasure chemicals.

Your subconscious is smarter than you might think
Scientists performed an experiment that showed that the subconscious can do math and other processes without conscious interaction. It’s a validation of what many have thought over the years. The subconscious has the capability to do so much more than its been give credit for.

A new sleep study may open your eyes to meditation
Focusing on the present has positive effects on daytime fatigue and depression, two conditions that often result from the poor sleep of older adults. I’m sure it would also be helpful for anyone with sleep issues.

~ Linda-Ann Stewart