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Why You Always Feel So Tired Even After Rest

As mentioned in a previous article , I don’t believe in work-life balance. Instead I believe in work-life alignment. When it comes to rest, I don’t think letting your mind go empty while your body is lying on a sofa as real “rest”.  “Rest” is a poorly understood subject, and why many people often feel so tired even if they “rest” a lot. Letting your mind run free is the quickest path to exhaustion Most people tend to define rest as: Lounging on the sofa or laying in bed Doing nothing (is that even possible?) “Netflix and chill” Not doing chores And while your body is in a relaxed posture your mind isn’t. Rest is a mental activity, not just a physical one.  When you engage in the activities like those in the list above, you encourage mental activity that is counterproductive to rest. Mindlessly watching television, browsing the internet or reading tweets isn’t mindless at all. This type of mental engagement and stimulation can actually leave you more tired than you were ini

Icelandic Landscape Paintings by Claire HummelClaire Hummel is...

Icelandic Landscape Paintings by Claire Hummel Claire Hummel is currently a concept artist and art director working out of Seattle. This is a series she did during an artist residency in Iceland. More amazing art on Cross Connect Magazine . Twitter //  Facebook //  Instagram Posted by Magnus Atom

Icelandic Landscape Paintings by Claire HummelClaire Hummel is... crss

Icelandic Landscape Paintings by Claire Hummel Claire Hummel is currently a concept artist and art director working out of Seattle. This is a series she did during an artist residency in Iceland. More amazing art on Cross Connect Magazine . Twitter //  Facebook //  Instagram Posted by Magnus Atom crss

Secrets of the Creative Brain

There are countless books and movies about individuals whose skills seemed to be naturally given. This has created a misconception that creativity is simply something you have, or do not have. A recent book Great Minds and How to Grow Them has shown that there is often no such thing as a born genius or born creative. [1] In fact, much like a muscle, creativity and inventiveness can be developed . It can even be taught. All it takes is practice, and exercising those creative muscles that have often been unused and underutilized. But first everyone needs to learn how to clear some mental space for your creativity and ideas. Clearing Mental Space Think with Your Brain, Not Memorize From an early age we are subconsciously taught to memorize and repeat facts. The focus on memorization and the repeating of facts is very misguided, and is based on a real misunderstanding of how the brain works. Memories aren’t perfect reproductions of events or things , find out why we should stop re

I've Regulated My Posture, Exercised, and Stretched, Here's What Really Works for Lower Back Pain

Eight out of ten adults experience lower back pain once in their lifetime. I am one of those people and I’m definitely not looking forward to my participation award. I know how it feels like to step out of bed and barely being able to put on your socks. Having lower back pain sucks. But 9 out of 10 patients that suffer from lower back pain don’t even know the primary cause of it. Back Pain? Blame Our Evolution Once upon a time in our fairly recent past, our ancestors felt the urgency to stand up and leave our quadruped neighbors behind. Habitual bipedalism, fancy word for regularly walking on two legs, came with a lot of advantages. With two rear limbs instead of four, we were able to more efficiently use our hands and create tools with them. Sadly, life on two legs also brought along its disadvantages. Our spine had four supporting pillars previously, but now it only got two. The back is therefore naturally one of the weak links of our human anatomy . Our spine needs constant supp

Turn off These 6 Dangerous Inner Dialogues That Kills Your Brain Power

Have you ever had an internal dialogue playing on loop in your brain? Your mind seems to be always working even when things are quiet. We don’t only use this dialogue to solve problems, we also spend part of our time having an internal conversation with ourselves. We have a world happening inside our heads replete with catch phrases and mantras. Most of us don’t even realize that we’re having this conversation. Michael Singer, author of The Untethered Soul , likens this mental chatter to our “inner roommate.” Your inner roommate is the voice in the back of your head narrating your life for you. This voice might be offering you positive affirmations such as, “I am strong and capable,” or “I can handle change.” This voice could also have catch phrases like, “I’m not good enough,” or “I don’t belong,” or “I can’t.” We have these conversations with ourselves so often that we hardly realize they’re happening. These thoughts have more power than we recognize. The words that we tell ourse

What Recruiters Wish You Knew About Writing Resume

The most common stat on “amount of time recruiters look at a resume” is six seconds, [1] although it’s probably somewhere between those six seconds and 15 seconds on the high end. [2] Regardless: it’s not a lot of time. Your ability to advance in your dream job search starts with a process that takes less than the time it takes to scramble eggs (and significantly less, too). Because of the 6-15 second screenings, your resume needs a different approach. For years, the conventional narrative was facts: job titles, tenures, education, etc. Now a resume needs to be more. It needs to be a narrative, because a narrative will convey who you are. Facts can’t do that. Employers want to know who you are — and whether that person is someone they’d want. In those 15 seconds, then, you need to make that employer remember you and want to advance you in the process. But how exactly are you going to do that? Start with How You Want to Be Remembered Sit down and write this sentence down:  I wa

Photography by Gustav Willeit Gustav Willeit is a freelance... crss

Photography by  Gustav Willeit Gustav Willeit is a freelance photographer born in Brunico Italy. He studied at The F+F School for Art and Design in Zurich, Switzerland, acquiring technical skills that can now be found in the formal structures underpinning his innate poetic vision of the world. In his series entitled Perspe, originated from a fragment of the German word “Perspektive” (perspective): a programmatic statement alluding to the composition work, which is based on a simulation that fully exploits the opportunities offered by digital technology. The artist traces an unnatural perspective, i.e. a perspective that is “ideated”, invented, that acts and creates “different” places by mirroring the image, thus reaching perfect symmetry often disrupted by a discordant element. Artist website . Enjoy past photography features and follow us on Facebook and Instagram . posted by tu recepcja crss