What is the Activation Energy? activation energy habits positive psychology Aug 04, 2022
To start any new habit, you will need what psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi calls the “activation energy”—the initial energy required to get you started. Nothing happens without the initial spark.
 
But how long does it take to create that initial spark? Days? Hours?...
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Yes, You, too, Should Spend More time in the Present - The Mindfulness Habit mindfulness mindfulness habit positive psychology practicing mindfulness Jul 27, 2022

With our thoughts constantly wandering back and forth between the past and the future, chances are we spend the least amount of our time in the present. Mindfulness is simply a moment-by-moment awareness of what is happening around us, without passing judgment. Being mindful is about being...

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Yes, You Can Increase Your Will Power braco pobric life success academy positive psychology positive will power Jul 20, 2022

If you can improve your willpower, you will be much more able to make the sort of positive changes you want to see. There are many tools at your disposal with which you can improve your willpower.

In his course, The Neuroscience of Everyday Life, Professor Sam Wang explains willpower from the...

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PRODUCE YOUR OWN HAPPINESS CHEMICAL Jul 13, 2022

Although it is commonly believed that there are 100 billion neurons in the human brain, we still don’t know the exact number. Many of the most important chemicals in our body are produced by those neurons. In fact there are chemicals associated with every emotional state we experience. What...

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Positive Psychology and Your Brain Jun 29, 2022

 “The brain-matter is plastic,” said William James in his book The Principles of Psychology, published 1890. It was an incredible discovery. 

Science now shows us that the brain is moldable at any stage of life, not only when...

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The Unexpected Kindness Habit habits Jun 22, 2022

We like people who are kind to us. If we are kind, chances are we will be liked as well. Helping others and being kind is the morally right thing to do. Research shows that, in being kind, you not only help others, but also yourself—it improves your overall happiness level.

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