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Wrap Up: 10 Best Posts Of Lifehack In 2016 You Shouldn’t Miss

Wrap Up: 10 Best Posts Of Lifehack In 2016 You Shouldn’t Miss

2016 has been an exciting and enlightening year for Lifehack readers. There have been tons of useful posts to read through for motivation and inspiration in all aspects of life. Here are 10 of the most popular posts that have been published on Lifehack. It would be a tragedy if you missed Lifehack’s best posts, as these can positively impact your life in a big way.

1. Don’t Let Anyone Ever Dull Your Sparkle

    Go through these inspiring quotes and digest them taking your own sweet time. Use these words to cloak yourself in strength and dignity, so you can laugh at the days to come.

    2.  No Talking, But Action

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      Research has revealed that silence can quite literally grow your brain. Mice that were exposed to two hours of silence per day developed new cells in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with memory, emotion, and learning. In the resting mode, when the brain is not distracted by noise or goal-orientated tasks, it is able to integrate internal and external information into “a conscious workspace.”

      3. The Solution To Stress, Anxiety, Insomnia, And More

        A totally natural, safe, and effective non-drug therapy for sleep and relaxation, a weighted blanket molds to your body like a warm hug. Just as swaddling an infant comforts it, the weight and pressure of the blanket around an adult provides comfort and relief. To keep the weight properly distributed, weighted blankets typically have plastic poly pellets sewn into compartments throughout the blanket.

        4. Homework Wrecks Elementary School Students

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          Young children should have fun while learning. According to research, Doing homework at the elementary school level do no good to kids. After a tiring day at school, the word “work” is the last thing kids want to hear, and this often ends up in sorrowful battles that may extend to the later years when homework does have benefits.

          5. Everything That Goes Around Comes Around

            Life can be tough for single parents. A little compassion can be the most priceless gift you can give.

            6. Hiking Is Now Prescribed By Doctors

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              Research indicates that urbanization is linked to depression and other forms of mental illness. Studies have linked many mental health benefits to spending time hiking in nature. Walking through the woods, smelling the aroma of fresh pine trees, and listening to the chirping of birds or the gurgling of a stream can clear our minds and make us feel energized and alive.

              7. It’s Time To Stop Blaming Your Parents

                24 is still young, but you are stepping into fully-mature adulthood.  Read these 10 pearls of wisdom about how exactly should you change you life for the better.

                8. Naps Significantly Enhance Cognitive Function

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                  According to research, napping helps to clear out the brain’s temporary storage space so that the brain is ready to receive and retain new information. Napping positively affects the brain in different ways. For example, napping boosts brain power and stimulates the right side of the brain, which is the part that “cleans up” our brains and consolidates memories.

                  9. How To Eat This, Not That 

                    These 13 infographics really do teach you to eat healthier and live better. You’ll learn everything from how to store your groceries, to beef cuts and their best cooking methods,

                    10. Believe It Or Not, Your Farts Are Prolonging Your Life

                      Everybody farts. According to scientists, farting is a bodily function meant to prolong life. The bacteria breaking down the food in the gut of any human produces Hydrogen Sulfide some of which gets released in farts. Hydrogen Sulfide is now being used to treat various diseases in the human body.

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                      10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

                      10 Ways To Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone And Enjoy Taking Risks

                      The ability to take risks by stepping outside your comfort zone is the primary way by which we grow. But we are often afraid to take that first step.

                      In truth, comfort zones are not really about comfort, they are about fear. Break the chains of fear to get outside. Once you do, you will learn to enjoy the process of taking risks and growing in the process.

                      Here are 10 ways to help you step out of your comfort zone and get closer to success:

                      1. Become aware of what’s outside of your comfort zone

                      What are the things that you believe are worth doing but are afraid of doing yourself because of the potential for disappointment or failure?

                      Draw a circle and write those things down outside the circle. This process will not only allow you to clearly identify your discomforts, but your comforts. Write identified comforts inside the circle.

                      2. Become clear about what you are aiming to overcome

                      Take the list of discomforts and go deeper. Remember, the primary emotion you are trying to overcome is fear.

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                      How does this fear apply uniquely to each situation? Be very specific.

                      Are you afraid of walking up to people and introducing yourself in social situations? Why? Is it because you are insecure about the sound of your voice? Are you insecure about your looks?

                      Or, are you afraid of being ignored?

                      3. Get comfortable with discomfort

                      One way to get outside of your comfort zone is to literally expand it. Make it a goal to avoid running away from discomfort.

                      Let’s stay with the theme of meeting people in social settings. If you start feeling a little panicked when talking to someone you’ve just met, try to stay with it a little longer than you normally would before retreating to comfort. If you stay long enough and practice often enough, it will start to become less uncomfortable.

                      4. See failure as a teacher

                      Many of us are so afraid of failure that we would rather do nothing than take a shot at our dreams.

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                      Begin to treat failure as a teacher. What did you learn from the experience? How can you take that lesson to your next adventure to increase your chance of success?

                      Many highly successful people failed plenty of times before they succeeded. Here’re some examples:

                      10 Famous Failures to Success Stories That Will Inspire You to Carry On

                      5. Take baby steps

                      Don’t try to jump outside your comfort zone, you will likely become overwhelmed and jump right back in.

                      Take small steps toward the fear you are trying to overcome. If you want to do public speaking, start by taking every opportunity to speak to small groups of people. You can even practice with family and friends.

                      Take a look at this article on how you can start taking baby steps:

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                      The Number One Secret to Life Success: Baby Steps

                      6. Hang out with risk takers

                      There is no substitute for this step. If you want to become better at something, you must start hanging out with the people who are doing what you want to do and start emulating them. (Here’re 8 Reasons Why Risk Takers Are More Likely To Be Successful).

                      Almost inevitably, their influence will start have an effect on your behavior.

                      7. Be honest with yourself when you are trying to make excuses

                      Don’t say “Oh, I just don’t have the time for this right now.” Instead, be honest and say “I am afraid to do this.”

                      Don’t make excuses, just be honest. You will be in a better place to confront what is truly bothering you and increase your chance of moving forward.

                      8. Identify how stepping out will benefit you

                      What will the ability to engage in public speaking do for your personal and professional growth? Keep these potential benefits in mind as motivations to push through fear.

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                      9. Don’t take yourself too seriously

                      Learn to laugh at yourself when you make mistakes. Risk taking will inevitably involve failure and setbacks that will sometimes make you look foolish to others. Be happy to roll with the punches when others poke fun.

                      If you aren’t convinced yet, check out these 6 Reasons Not to Take Life So Seriously.

                      10. Focus on the fun

                      Enjoy the process of stepping outside your safe boundaries. Enjoy the fun of discovering things about yourself that you may not have been aware of previously.

                      Featured photo credit: Unsplash via unsplash.com

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