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Peak Mind Pro: How Your Brain May Be Sabotaging Your Decisions Aug 16, 2022

Consider this hypothetical. A leader, concerned about a decrease in productivity over the past several months, is determined to figure out a solution. In his own experience, he feels more focused at the office where there are fewer distractions because his kids aren't interrupting him. As he...

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0355 | How to Manage Your Triggers to Improve Your Life Aug 10, 2022

Trigger warning. How many times have you seen that phrase on social media? Do you truly know what it means? What does it mean to have a trigger? To be triggered? How do triggers impact us in our lives, in our performance, and in our relationships?

This week, we're exploring these very fundamental...

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How to Get More Appreciation in Your Life Aug 08, 2022

When was the last time you felt so appreciated that you just wished it would stop? "I get it. You value me and the effort I'm putting it in. it makes a real difference to you. You're grateful for me and can't imagine what you'd do without me. Stop it already. I'm over it!" Said NO ONE...

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Using Activities to Boost Your Mood and Motivation Aug 01, 2022

We often focus on dealing with internal experiences like thoughts and feelings as a way to increase happiness and life satisfaction. That's important work to do, and we do a lot of it at Peak Mind. Understanding your mind and how to make it work for you rather than against you is HUGELY...

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Why Do People Behave the Way They Do? Jul 25, 2022

Have you ever found yourself questioning why someone behaves in a certain way? Why they do things that don't seem to make sense, cause problems, or seem destructive? Have you struggled to understand why your kids or your partner or your coworker or even strangers make the decisions they do?

Maybe...

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0354 | How to Use Boundaries to Avoid Burnout Jul 20, 2022

Burnout is a topic that is becoming so prolific because so many of us are EXPERIENCING IT! Turns out, burnout is a state that is at the end of the road of a long continuum. There are ways we can intervene to reduce the chances of ourselves becoming burned out, but we have to recognize it first.

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Peak Mind Pro: The Hidden Costs of Multitasking Jul 12, 2022

With a never-ending list of demands for our time and attention, squeezing more productivity out of our days is imperative. Multitasking may seem like the answer. Doing multiple things at once means being more efficient and effective, right? 

Wrong. 

Not only is multi-tasking a myth,...

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Let's Talk About Freedom and Choice Jul 04, 2022

As we get ready to celebrate America's independence on the heels of a Supreme Court decision that feels like a major step backwards, I find myself thinking about freedom and choice, two things that seem so inherently important and so deeply woven into the fabric of American...

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0353 | How to Build the Love Life You Have Always Wanted Jun 22, 2022

Our romantic relationships are simultaneously some of the most important, most misunderstood, most under-resourced relationships in our lives. So many of us have this misconception that our 'love lives' should just come naturally. That we shouldn't have to work so hard. That they can unfold in a...

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0352 | How to Create a Culture of Wellbeing Around Yourself Jun 15, 2022

There are few things more fundamentally important than our health and wellbeing. When we have it, we take it for granted. However, when we're told there's a problem or when we aren't feeling well, it's all we can think about.

Wellbeing has become even more of a focus since the pandemic because of...

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Peak Mind Pro: Mindfulness Is Your Competitive Edge Jun 14, 2022

If there was a magic pill that made you sharper, more effective, more creative, and more socially skilled while simultaneously improving the quality of your decisions and reducing the number of mistakes you made - with side effects of lower stress and more happiness - would you take it?

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How Are You Protecting and Maximizing This Important Psychological Resource? Jun 13, 2022

Your attention is an important psychological resource. How you use your attention makes a huge impact on the quality of your life. That's why you have to learn how to protect, preserve, and maximize your attention span.

 

When you think about your important resources and how they influence...

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