Category Archives: Personal Development

4 Ways Mindfulness Meditation Improves Well-Being

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Mindfulness training develops our ability to stay focused in the here and now.

This post describes four main components through which mindfulness meditation works. If you ever wondered why mindfulness is so effective in improving personal well-being, you might want to continue your reading. Continue reading

Do You Pick the Dead Man’s Solution? Focus on What You Want to Be Instead of What You Don’t Want to Be

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The dead man’s solution is to have goals that could be achieved by a dead man, such as having no pain or no more terrible feelings. At first, it seems like some nice goals to have, but in fact they may not help us.
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The Best Way to Learn is From Experience, But Experience Itself is Not Enough

Learning is not just a matter of education or experience. We need both to encourage personal development.

It can be tough to learn from experience. Experience may frighten us, weaken us or make us self-doubt, but it may also make us stronger. What all experiences have in common is that they shape who we are. Continue reading

8 Principles to Improve Memory

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Everyone experiences recall difficulties. The human memory isn’t perfect, but luckily there are ways to improve it.

It is annoying not to be able to recall stuff you have just learned, heard about, or witnessed. Imagine you look through all of your study notes before an exam, and you don’t remember anything. Let’s try to avoid this situation with a few learning principles.

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Do You Have a Fixed or a Growth Mindset? Begin to Focus on Growth and Achieve Success

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All organisms have the potential to grow and develop, but people may have learned not to.

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Psychological Resilience: The Ability to Turn Stressful Life Events Into Personal Growth

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Perceiving life events as opportunities for personal growth rather than limitations or threats to security will make you endure even the most challenging aspects of life.

Resilience characterizes people who are able to interact with their environments in ways that promote growth and well-being, despite they may have been exposed to many challenging life events or psychological risk factors. That said, life is by itself a stressful phenomenon. Continue reading

4 Ways to Develop Self-Efficacy Beliefs (Self-Esteem or Confidence)

Have you ever wondered whether you have a strong self-efficacy belief or not? Or perhaps you are curious about how people develop their self-efficacy beliefs? This post describes the theory of self-efficacy, the research surrounding it, and four ways in which people develop self-efficacy beliefs.

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Self-Efficacy is Related to Motivation and Performance, Research Shows

Believe and you will achieve.

The degree to which people believe in themselves and their own capabilities is important for their motivation and success.  People’s capabilities are important, but what they believe they can do is at least as important! Continue reading