10 Morning Habits of Mentally Strong People
How you start your day determines how tough you really are.
You don’t need to act physically tough to appear mentally strong.
A mindset that is mentally strong understands the importance of consistency and following a pattern to attain those goals that will mark them for success.
Our mornings are important and you can attain only so much during the day, by getting started right. Here are 10 things mentally people do every morning.
1. They meditate.
From Russell Simmons to Oprah Winfrey, meditating seems to be a morning ritual. Meditation helps you find your rhythm and be in touch with your inner self.
2. They assess their emotions.
Mental strength is not about suppressing your emotions, but actually knowing how to deal with them and being aware of your strengths and weaknesses.
Mentally strong people assess their emotions and know what thoughts and feelings help them become the best they can be.
Everest Garbage CARAVAN
The first ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 and the first flights into Lukla Airport a decade later opened up the trekking trail to the world’s highest mountain to the world.
The hiking route from Lukla to Everest Base Camp soon became so popular that it was known as the ‘Toilet Paper Trail’. However, the route from this airport town all the way to the summit of Mt Everest today is largely litter-free thanks to a unique partnership between the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC), mother’s groups in villages along the trail, and Tara Air.
The first thing visitors notice once they step off the plane from Kathmandu are the spic and span stone-paved streets of Lukla. Further on, the trail has trash huts for burnable and non-burnable garbage all along the way. The collected plastic and paper is incinerated, while the bottles and cans are flown down to Kathmandu to be recycled.
Beans: The Superfood You’ve Always Known
Kale haters, rejoice—the latest trendy ingredients in snacks and at mealtime are pinto beans, chickpeas, lentils and peas
Anna Howle once swore she would never eat another bean.
The 53-year old government program manager in Washington, D.C., ate pinto beans every day growing up in a Native American community in Central New Mexico. “Beans were a sign of poverty,” she recalls.
But she has focused more on nutrition in the past year and recently signed up with a Weight Watchers plan that, to her surprise, encourages people to eat beans. “I’ve gone back to pinto beans,” she says, preparing them at least twice a week in her crockpot.
Google cofounder’s flying taxi takes to the skies in New Zealand, billed as a self-piloting, zero-emission vehicle that can “take off like a helicopter and transition to flying like a plane”
Google cofounder Larry Page’s flying taxi project is cleared for take off.
Kitty Hawk, the Silicon Valley startup backed by Page, said it is building and testing “all-electric vertical take-off and landing products” in New Zealand.
It released footage of one of those vehicles in flight, billing it as a cross between the Delorean from “Back to the Future” and “The Jetsons” hovercar.
Rice Calories Can Be Cut in Half With This Trick
A cup of white rice has about 200 calories—not insignificant, considering it’s most often used as a small part of a larger dish. But there’s an easy, natural way to make rice less caloric: add a little fat, then let it cool. According to research presented at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting, using coconut oil and a refrigerator can slash calories by as much as 60%.
Rice is made up of digestible starch and a special type of carbohydrate called resistant starch, which recent research suggests may be key for weight control. Humans don’t have the enzymes to digest resistant starch, so it isn’t transformed into sugar and absorbed quickly in the bloodstream like digestible starch. Instead, it bypasses the small intestine and is metabolized in the colon, where it’s fermented into short-chain fatty acids that feed healthy colonies of gut bacteria. The more resistant starch a food has, the fewer calories from that starch our bodies will absorb. Resistant starch is plentiful in foods like legumes, beans, whole grains, uncooked potatoes and unripe bananas.
10 Characteristics of People With High Emotional Intelligence
Do you wonder why certain people are more successful than others? The answer often lies in emotional intelligence, or EQ.
Why do certain people achieve more success than others?
What is it about how certain people behave and interact, how they are “wired” that drives them to greater success than their peers?
More often than not, it is their emotional intelligence (EQ), or, in other words, their ability to identify and manage the emotions of themselves and others.
There are critical ways that high achievers with strong emotional intelligence handle their lives, which you can learn from. Ten of them are:
1. Embrace Work-Life Balance
People who work too hard without rest or focusing equally on personal relationships usually burn out before they can reach their potential. Conversely, those who don’t work particularly hard tend to simply underachieve. The first step in EQ is self-awareness: understanding how much work–and focus on work–you can take on in your life and pushing the upper limit of that without coming too close to going over.
This Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Is Controlled by a Penniless Yoga Superstar
Baba Ramdev renounced the material world. So why is he selling toothpaste, instant noodles, and toilet cleaner?
Twenty-three years ago, when he was a poor young yoga instructor living at the foot of the Himalayas, Baba Ramdev pledged to spend the rest of his life as a sanyasi—a Hindu ascetic. He forswore possessions and renounced the material world.
But today he can be found in the most material of places. Turn on an Indian TV, and there’s Ramdev, a supple yoga megastar in saffron robes, demonstrating poses on one of the two stations he oversees. Flip the channel, and there’s Ramdev in commercials selling shampoo and dish soap. Walk any city on the subcontinent, and there’s his face in stores selling the wares of Patanjali Ayurved Ltd., the multibillion-dollar corporation he controls.
Amazon Is Hiring More Developers For Alexa Than Google Is Hiring For Everything
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SEATTLE, WA – JUNE 16: A visitor checks in at the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Amazon announced that it will buy Whole Foods Market, Inc. for over $13 billion. (Photo by David Ryder/Getty Images)
Amazon is hiring 1,147 people for its Alexa business unit alone, says Citi Research in a new report. That’s more than Google is hiring for product and technical roles across the entire Alphabet conglomerate, including YouTube, Waymo, Google Fiber, and — of course — the main money maker in the Alphabet empire: the original Google.
“Key takeaways from the job openings at Alphabet include that the company’s pace of hiring relative to its current headcount (3%) is among the lowest in our coverage,” said Citi analysts Mark May and Caleb Siegel.
5 Ways To Establish A Personal Brand On The Internet
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Your online brand should be an accurate reflection of who you are both in and out of the office
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Odds are, you already Googled everyone from your Tinder date to your prospective employer. But did you ever stop to think that they probably Google YOU as well? Tinder aside, 93% of employers said they will search for your social media profiles during the interview process. What does your online presence say about you? It’s time to get it in check.
As a career coach to millenials, I have seen things go south quite quickly. Candidates come to me looking for help because they don’t realize what they’re doing wrong. They have the perfect interviews and referrals, and yet, can’t land a new gig. It turns out, employers were running the other direction once they saw the other side of these candidates on Google. They were looking for someone who fit in with their corporate culture, but instead, found photos of late night mistakes and trash talking tweets. Don’t let that be you.
China’s Offshore Equity Giants Barely Sell Anything to the U.S.
A closer look at some of China’s biggest companies may help explain why investors have largely taken Donald Trump’s tariff threats in their stride.
Members of the MSCI China Index depend on the U.S. for just 5 percent of their sales, Citigroup Inc. strategists led by Robert Buckland wrote in a March 15 note. By comparison, North America accounts for about 22 percent of revenue for British firms, 17 percent for those based in the euro area and 15 percent for Japanese companies, according to the note.