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By Dr. Christian Conte
Finding Peace with Yourself and Your World
Emotional Management Minute...
Whether you’re relatively negative or positive…. however you are actually…. people are associating that attitude with being around you….
Consistent consequences, not violence, is the key to discipline.
We can all use a little help whittling our thoughts down to their essence from time to time…..
There’s often a vast difference between knowing something and living it.
Some of the latest research says that about 70% of psychological studies cannot be replicated.
The environment you live in is playing a role in shaping how you experience and live your life.
The more you try to change your partner, the more disappointed you will be.
Be mindful of the yes, but game, because if you play it, you’re merely stating your hypocrisy for all to hear….
Listen to yourself, because you’re much wiser than you’re giving yourself credit for being.
There is no fancy advice, just plain practical wisdom: Just do it.
Whatever you’re repeatedly doing, you’re getting very good at doing…..
The more you can quiet your body, the more you will quiet your mind.
Speaking accurately generally equates to actually being heard.
Life is much more gray than black and white.
Here’s what to do when you want attention: Just ask for it.
Be mindful of your self-talk, and especially of your self-arguments.
Look inward and really try to understand the ways in which our own hypocrisy might be blinding us.
Be mindful not to let the idea of death kill us before our due time.
In the next argument you have with your loved one, fight about whatever you’re specifically fighting about. Don’t add unnecessary arguments.
Meditation is very much a key to peace.
Here’s how to make sure your actions match your intentions.
Anger hurts you more than others. Here’s help handling your anger.
Work ethic: when things go wrong, here’s how to focus on the solution rather than dwelling on the problem.
Anxiety is like a humming bird’s wings. Here’s how to slow down your thoughts.
Be mindful of all-or-nothing thinking.
Who you allow to guide you will likewise determine where you end up.
Making others better makes you better, too.
Consider stepping outside of your own worldview to see what else might be out there.
Embrace who you actually are, and strive to become who you want to be.
Only the mean-spirited and insecure try to take advantage of others.
The four staples of happiness.
People who hurt you emotionally are also hurting themselves.
Maybe there are things that you need to let go.
If we are really set on developing inner peace, then it is absolutely crucial that we practice the type of habits that can bring us inner peace.
The inverted color smartphone setting is really a great metaphor for what we can do with negative thoughts.
Authentically and sincerely listen …. and watch the enormous difference true listening makes.
The inability we all have to see our own biases and limitations.
The bandwagon effect occurs when the probability of one person adopting a belief increases based on the number of people who hold that belief.
Even though we’re not made of clay, we are capable of making profound changes.
Avoid going around in circles by stopping to actually seek first to understand.
The mindset of a champion.
Just as a fighter might go for the “weak spot” of an opponent, people who argue with one another usually look for the same type of weak spot and then attack it.
Beliefs, by definition, are not facts.
Understanding philosophical fallacies is critical for figuring out whether or not your arguments are logical or simply rooted in belief.
People are free to believe whatever they want regardless of evidence. Belief is a matter of preference.
Be mindful not to allow what you expect to get in the way of what you get.
The goal of communication isn’t to trap people, it’s to be clear about what you want to say: It’s to speak in ways that can be heard.
You’d be surprised to see just how far what you do echoes out.
Life is short. Spend your money wisely.
If you want to be motivated to reach your dreams, you’ll need to clean up all the mental clutter that inhibits you from pursuing your destiny.