Archive for June 2006

Overcoming Depression

Earlier this week I wrote about How to Help Negative People. But what if you’re the one who’s feeling chronically negative? In this article I’ll give you a process for helping yourself out of negative emotional states, not just temporarily but permanently. For the sake of simplicity, I’ll use the example of depression, but the…

Disciplining Your Mind to Become Better at Manifesting

A key to the intention-manifestation model is that you must keep your thoughts focused on what you want and avoid thinking about what you don’t want. Even if you’re skeptical about the power of intention, it shouldn’t be hard to see that a disciplined mind brings benefits. Improved mental discipline is sure to be a…

How to Help Negative People

Many people have asked me how they can help someone who’s stuck in negative thinking or depression. Here are some tips on how to do that. No matter what happens, stay positive I once visited the house of an old acquaintance, and as soon as I saw him, I felt a wave of darkness pouring…

10 Ways to Relaxify Your Workspace

Some people claim they work well in a high-stress environment. I’m not one of them. My productivity is highest when I’m fully relaxed. With inspiring goals I still feel a positive urging to get my work done, but the pressure to work stems from passion instead of fear. Last year I made changes to my…

Giving Up TV

It’s been over a year since I wrote about reducing TV viewing, and since then several readers have told me about their experiences giving up television completely. Some claimed not to have watched any TV in years. Reported benefits included better mental clarity, (desired) weight loss, exploring new hobbies, better relationships, more energy, higher productivity,…

10 Ways to Optimize Your Normal Days

Many years ago an old friend and I were discussing the meaning of life. He said, “I don’t think the point of life is to accomplish a certain level of external success. I believe we’re actually here to acquire and enjoy experiences.” That conversation took place about 15 years ago, and this idea has remained…

Why Can’t Psychics Guess Your Name?

“If you’re really psychic, then go ahead and tell me my name. Or guess how many children I have. Or tell me what I ate for breakfast this morning.” Most so-called psychics can’t accurately pick up specific personal information about you, so how can they possibly call themselves psychic? This question stems from a misunderstanding…

Telepathy

Telepathy, the direct transmission of thoughts from one person to another, is a fun psychic skill to practice. Erin and I have enjoyed spontaneous telepathic episodes for more than a decade. It’s not something we can consistently do with conscious effort yet, but the more we practice it, the more often it seems to arise…

StevePavlina.com Podcast #015 – What Is Your Purpose?

This was one of my favorite podcasts to record because it takes the high concept of purpose and brings it down to the level of practical application. If you’ve completed the exercise on discovering your life purpose, then you already have a general purpose statement for your life. This podcast explains how to take that…

Psychic Readings

What’s the deal with psychic readings? Are they total nonsense, or is there some actual substance behind the mystique? I write from personal experience because I’ve both given and received readings. Most of the readings I received were your basic garden variety Tarot card readings, but I’ve also received angel readings, numerology readings, intuitive readings,…