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    10 ways to train your brain to stop overthinking everything

    Overthinking. It starts with a worrying thought. That creates more worrying thoughts. And before you know it there is a tornado of thoughts seething in your mind. The problem is: The more you try to stop it, the worse it becomes. So, what can we do? According to Buddhism and western psychology, it’s all about […] More

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    7 things every happy person does before 8am

    Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move forward sometimes. From having a full-time job to working on your relationships with your loved ones, how are you actually meant to progress and improve in other areas your life? The truth is, if you don’t purposefully carve out time every day to improve yourself, your […] More

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    “I have no friends”: 23 helpful tips if you think this is you

    For most people, friendship seems to come easy; for some of us, making a single friend can feel like an entire endeavor. Social media can be your worst enemy if you find it difficult making friends—evidence of gatherings, parties, and friends going out and just having a good time is all around. Eventually, you end […] More

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    How to get over an ex: 15 no bullsh*t tips

    So you find yourself with your heart in your hand and you don’t know where to turn. Bad break-ups can leave people reeling for months and even years if something isn’t done to intervene and set you back on the right track. If you find yourself struggling to get back on the straight and narrow […] More

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    18 no-nonsense tips to (finally) get your life together

    There’s no question that life is tough. Everybody experiences tribulations that are hard to overcome. In fact, even Buddha said that “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” However, no matter what we’re going through, it doesn’t mean that we can’t take responsibility and get our life together. It’s going to take work and a can-do attitude, […] More

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    A psychologist explains why “positive thinking” is terrible advice

    Have you ever been told to just “think positive” and your problems will go away? Or that to achieve your goals, all you have to visualize them with positive intent? It’s a philosophy that’s grown incredibly popular thanks to books like The Secret and Law of Attraction. In fact, celebrities such as Will Smith, Jim […] More

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    Zen Buddhism reveals the little known secret to not giving a f*ck

    If you’ve read articles on Hack Spirit, you’ve probably heard wise sayings from master Buddhists like The Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh. It’s a peaceful philosophy that emphasizes non-attachment and the art of letting go. But have you considered that it might be able to help you not give a f*ck? Yep, by practicing some […] More

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