This week’s roundup of international mindful news all in one place waiting for you to ignite your mind!

 

 

What Makes People Charismatic, and How You Can Be, Too

Simple tips to break through your social anxieties and make real, genuine connections with others. Ask people to name someone they find charming and the answers are often predictable. There’s James Bond, the fictional spy with a penchant for shaken martinis. Maybe they’ll mention Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton or a historical figure, like the Rev.

New Insights into Self-Insight: More May Not Be Better

How useful is it, really, to know thyself? The idea that self-insight is good for us dates all the way back to the inscriptions on ancient Greece’s Temple of Apollo in Delphi. It is still popularly assumed that people with a clear view of themself and their abilities are better off-that they feel better, have more satisfying relationships and are more successful.

How Do We Regulate Emotions in Depression and Anxiety?

I found that with depression, one of the most important things you could realize is that you’re not alone. -Dwayne Johnson Depression and anxiety are distinct from one another, while also overlapping. Depression can involve intrusive negative thoughts and pessimistic fears that overlap with worry and anxiety.

Toward a Positive Evolutionary Psychology

After reading The Origin of Species, the prominent Cambridge geologist Adam Sedgwick wrote the following letter to Charles Darwin, his esteemed former student and field assistant: If I did not think you a good tempered & truth loving man I should not tell you that . . .

How to use mindfulness to boost your standardized test performance

Being here and in the present is a necessity, if you want to excel in any situation. Author Logan Thompson explores in his new book how mindfulness is one of the most important aspects of test taking. Mindfulness is something that anyone can take up.

Mindfulness techniques teaching U.K. students to calm down

In our “School Matters” series, stress-reducing exercises in mindfulness are gaining popularity across the world, with apps like Headspace and Calm gaining more than 100 million users. Now, schools are exploring how these techniques can help students battle mental health issues. At Arnold Academy, north of London, students are learning to open up about their anxieties.

Here Are 3 Ways To Cure Your Addiction to Busyness

How many minutes do you get to yourself in a day? In a week? The very idea doesn’t sit well with many of us. We live in a culture that prizes busy-ness. “Busy” is a normal and admirable response to “How are you?”.

The rise of “shift work sleep disorder”

Last Updated: 30 Aug 2019 Studies show the proportion of employees working night shifts recently increased by 7 per cent. There are now more than 3 million UK employees who work through the night and are at risk of the growing health epidemic, ‘Shift Work Sleep Disorder’.

This is what goes wrong when your culture is too nice

Last Updated: 29 Aug 2019 Conflict is productive. The best teams put critical topics on the table for discussion – and they don’t shy away from heated debate. “Teams that trust each other are not afraid to engage in passionate dialogue around issues and decisions that are key to the organisation’s success,” says Patrick Lencioni in his New York Times best-selling business book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team.