How to Build a Bulletproof Mind in 5 Minutes a Day

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7 Things I learned from taking 176 cold showers in a row “Today I escaped anxiety. Or no, I discarded it, because it was within men, in my own perceptions — not outside.” — Marcus Aurelius In December 2015, I got serious about my journey to healing my anxiety. I had just quit my job and was anxious about moving to New York City. At that time, I had barely......

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10 Unorthodox Ways You Can Thrive In The Face of Fear 

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I cried the first day I quit my job and decided to run this blog full time. I had a safe job. I had been recently promoted. But I wanted more. I’m scared because I write. I’m scared because I’ve chosen a path where I share publicly. I’m scared because recently people started listening. I'm scared because I always thought that it would be awesome, but I fear that I......

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Advice On Anxiety No One Tells You

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Enough is enough. You and I need to have a conversation. Why is it that some people heal their anxiety and some don’t? Is it because of their race? Or their geographic location? Maybe it’s because they make more money? No, no. Those don’t sound right. Okay, so what is it then that leaves some people debilitated by their “disorder” and allows others to break free from it? In my......

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Why You Should Meditate Like The Dalai Lama

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The greater danger for most of us in not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.” - Aristotle  Burn your fucking boats.” - Tony Robbins Stop trying to be perfect. Stop worrying about the “right” app or what time to meditate. Or what method to use. Or what teacher you should follow. Or whether you should do......

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What Kind of Run Are You On?

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Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that!” - Lewis Carroll Running can be cold, miserable and isolating. At least that was my initial experience when I started training for a half marathon the semester after my first panic attack. Phase I Training for......

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Manxiety Diaries: 40-Something Canadian Football Coach

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Today is the first post in the Manxiety Diaries series, based on New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries, where I ask anonymous men to record a week in their anxious and stressed out lives with the hope that it will help others who are going through something similar not feel alone. Check back each week for a new Manxiety Diary! This week’s post is written by a 40-Something Canadian Football Coach.......

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Freedom Is Possible: Here is How to Start the Journey

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A person's success in life can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations he or she is willing to have.” – Tim Ferriss   The hardest conversation I have ever had was with myself. Tough conversations fucking suck, especially the ones when you have to come to grips with a truth that you have been avoiding and stand up to the ego that has been dragging you down.......

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The Catastrophe Checklist Manifesto: Simple Art of Overcoming Any (Shitty) Situation

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  In the event of decompression, an oxygen mask will automatically appear in front of you. Place it firmly over your nose and mouth, secure the elastic band behind your head, and breathe normally. If you are traveling with a child or someone who requires assistance, secure your mask on first, and then assist the other person. What would you do in an emergency plane landing? I am sure you......

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10 Things I Had to Give Up to Heal My Anxiety

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  To achieve something great, it is more important to focus on what you need to take away rather than what you need to add. Although there is a certain fetishization with productivity in modern society, I believe adding habits is a form of procrastination. If you are anything like I used to be, you tend to overcommit. Similar to a dog walking through a pet store, I was always......

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How to Create The Definitive Toolbox to Overcome Stress

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“If we want to overcome our anxiety and feel good about ourselves, it’s not enough to invest in outer things. We have to make investments in our inner life as well. . . It’s never too late to open that door.” — Lawrence Levy If you are anything like I used to be, you probably put mornings right up there with death on the scale of things you most dread. I used to......

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It Is The Desire To Change, Not The Changes That Matter

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“The same thinking that has led you to where you are is not going to lead you to where you want to go.” —Albert Einstein The odd thing about overcoming anything difficult in life is that even when you overcome it, the looming thoughts of its resurgence is always top of mind. For 18-months I was at my worst. Lost. Overwhelmed. Unclear. Everything scared me. Airplanes. Buses. Social settings without proper......

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Manxiety Diaries: The 20-Something Southern Creative Gay Man

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Today is the second issue in the Manxiety Diaries series, based on New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries, where I ask anonymous men to record a week in their anxious and stressed out lives with the hope that it will help others who are going through something similar not feel alone. Check back each week for a new Manxiety Diary! This week’s post is written by a 20-something creative gay man who lives in......

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15 Books That Helped Heal My Anxiety — From Someone Who Hated Reading

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If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking. –Haruki Murakami I read my first book for fun at 15. My next at 19. And my next at 23. I was never a bookworm, and I never had a library card growing up. The four years I spent at Indiana University was filled with everything but reading. I am......

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Manxiety Diaries: The 20-Something College Guy Who Takes Xanax For The First Time

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Today is the first post in the Manxiety Diaries series, based on New York Magazine’s Sex Diaries, where I ask anonymous men to record a week in their anxious and stressed out lives with the hope that it will help others who are going through something similar not feel alone. Check back each week for a new Manxiety Diary! This week’s post is written by a 20-something college student who......

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How to Sleep Like A Baby — Even if You’re Stressed The F Out

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How to Sleep Like a Baby, Reclaim Your Energy, and Heal Your Chronic Stress 1 Night at a Time I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know? -Ernest Hemingway Do you spend hours in bed ruminating about what you didn't do today or what you have to do tomorrow? Do you consistently wake up in the morning feeling just as tired as......

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19 Incredibly Easy Ways to Use Mindfulness At Work

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Have you ever gotten to the end of your day and thought to yourself... What the hell happened today?  I don't know where the day went. Is your typical response to the proverbial question, how was your day, one of these... Busy. The usual. Nothing special. Same shit, different day. If you are anything like me, you are guilty in both cases. Most of our days are spent rapidly completing mindless task after......

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10 Mindfulness Hacks to Live a More Successful Life

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“There is nothing a busy man is less busied with than living; there is nothing harder to learn.” — Seneca For as long as I can remember, I believed that what gave me my edge was a fierce drive to succeed and that I was never satisfied with the status quo. So when I first heard about mindfulness and meditation, I was not only skeptical of its benefits, I also feared that......

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I Thank You

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Jump by: Benjamin Foley I thank all those who think I am crazy; You have only ignited my fire to inspire. I thank all who wanted me to fit into their mold; You have taught me the value of my voice. I thank all those who reject me; You gave me more space to create I thank all those that think I should be 'smart;' You have taught me the importance......

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What if this is heaven?

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"If you say that money is the most important thing, you’ll spend your life completely wasting your time: You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is, in order to go on doing things you don’t like doing — which is stupid!” - Alan Watts What If This Is Heaven? Upon awaking this morning, I felt a sense of urgency to go for......

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Learning How to Breathe When There Is No Air

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"Breathing is the fundamental unit of risk, the atom of inner courage that leads us into authentic living." - Mark Nepo As you sit here reading this, you are breathing...stop for a moment and realize this. In the space between breaths, listen to what your heart has to tell you. In Thailand, the word for breathing is 'hai jai,' which translates in English to "give your heart." I love this.......

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Stop saying you are a perfectionist

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“Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” — Antoine de Saint- Exupery Perfectionism is just a form of procrastination. Saying you are a perfectionist usually means that you are too scared to fail, so you spend all of your time making sure everything is perfect instead of actually ever doing anything. When you struggle with anxiety, being a perfectionist just......

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If I Had My [College] Life to Live Over Again, I Would Be…Me

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A poetic dump of sorts. Dan Herold once said, “you can’t unfry an egg, but that does not mean there is no value in thinking about it.” Here is my attempt at thinking about the egg that is my past. If I had my [college] life to live over, I would meet more people that were different from me. I would care less about my career aspirations and grades. I......

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12 things I wish I could have said to my Fiancé when I was crushed with anxiety

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  1. I want to be strong but I can't On the days when I was really struggling, I simply could not muster up the strength to even get out of bed. I would for fear that you would resent me. I wanted so badly to be the man you needed, but I was broken and I had no clue had to fix myself. 2. When you cry it destroys......

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The Simple Habit That Can Change Your Life

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The Simple Habit That Will Change Your Life “Could bitching and moaning on paper for 5 minutes each day change your life? As crazy as it may seem, I believe the answer is yes.” -Tim Ferriss Are they all crazy? How am I supposed to find the time to write out my thoughts every morning? I am not a writer. How could writing down my anxious ruminations help me overcome anxiety? That......

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Why most advice is bullshit and what to do about it

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We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding — “tribes.” As Stephen Covey explained, “If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take just gets us to the wrong place faster.” The constant back and forth nature of my mind is a wondrous ballad of epic proportion. What do I want to do with my life? Am I on the......

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Suicide, Entrepreneurship, and The Road Home

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The 9 Steps I took to get my life back — without drugs or therapy It would be some advantage to live a primitive and frontier life, though in the midst of an outward civilization, if only to learn what are the gross necessaries of life and what methods have been taken to obtain them.” — Henry David Thoreau For those pushing themselves to the bleeding edge of success, our own minds can be......

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43 Prompts That Changed My Life

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Disclaimer: These prompts are not mine. I did not invent them. I have included the source of where I initially heard them. If that is not the source, it is my fault, not the authors. 1.Make a map of my failures indicating the rough date they occurred.Write beside each one what I learned.  2. What might I do to accomplish my 5-year goal in 6-months, if a gun were against......

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How to find meaning — No matter what

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I have spent the majority of my adult life in search of the answer to that question. On a mission to find my life’s sole purpose; my true calling; the thing that I needed to discover to be happy and fulfilled. Only to be left depressed and anxious when I could not conjure up a suitable response. The problem was I had no idea what the f*** I wanted to......

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The Cycle of Uncertainty

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The moment that you feel that, just possibly, you’re walking down the street naked, exposing too much of your heart and your mind and what exists on the inside, showing too much of yourself. That’s the moment you may be starting to get it right.” - Neil Gaiman I walked out of the building and into my fear of the unknown. I was unsure of where or what I wanted to......

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How to Create an ‘Empowered Morning’ to Decrease Your Anxiety by 60% (Ultimate Guide)

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For the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself: 'If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?' And whenever the answer has been 'No' for too many days in a row, I know I ned to change something." -Steve Jobs Death and Mornings. One in the same? If you are......

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R.I.C.H. Life Framework

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There is something fiercely beautiful about a kitchen table. Far more than a flat surface upon which to dine, the table can be the heartbeat of a tribe. It's a place to gather, talk, and connect. Around a table ideas are shared. Fears are discussed. Dreams are mapped out. Around a table the audience is engaged and captivated by the ongoing conversation. [caption id="attachment_183" align="aligncenter" width="990"] The Table.[/caption] A table......

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Meaning | A Manifesto

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When did it happen? That moment... When we stopped choosing our lives, and began surrendering to them. When did “busy” become the socially acceptable response to the question of how you have been? When was the moment that we started being rewarded for being busy? When did it become okay to be in a constant, frantic state of mind; never taking the time to step back and decide where WE want our life to go? Reactively......

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The Rich Life Manual® – A No-BS guide to accomplishing your biggest goal in 90-days

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“Those who don't have goals will work for those who do.” - Tony Robbins We all know that setting effective goals is important for success. We have heard it from parents, teachers, and books. But we are rarely taught how to set them effectively and with intention. Ever wonder why there are so many depressed rich guys in the world? It is because they set ineffective goals that were meant to bring......

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