Articles on Personal Development

6 Ways to Manage Powerful Emotions

Heat-of-the-moment emotional responses aren't usually the best. The next time you're tempted to lash out, try these tricks to stay calm and in control.

How to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone and Try Something New

Trying something new can feel exhilarating — and completely terrifying. Learn how to get over your fear to do something fresh and exciting.

10 Ways to Revive Your Resolution to Exercise

If you're like most of us, you've lost your New Year's resolve to exercise more. Here are 10 ways to rekindle your motivation and restart your health kick.

Unconventional Career Advice From "Parks and Recreation"

Watching "Parks and Recreation" is great way to have a good laugh — and pick up a few lessons that can help your career soar.

25 Ways to Boost Creativity

Feel like your brain is drained? Get inspired with these 25 tips for expanding your creative horizons.

8 Simple Ways to Clear Your Mind

Between managing work, family, friends, and more, it's easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out. Instead, take a moment to relax with one of these suggestions.

You Can Make a Big Life Change: Here's How

It is always possible to make a major change in your life. But if you want the change to stick, approach the decision logically and methodically.

Get Fit and Pocket Up to $1,200 With Employer Wellness Programs

You may be able to pocket some serious cash if you get serious about your health. Learn how to earn wellness incentives worth up to $1,200.

Talking Trash: Is Your Messy Mind the Cause of Your Messy House?

If your house is cluttered, it could be affecting your mind, too. The good news is that you can keep your home AND brain clean — even if you're naturally messy.

52 Great Weekend Projects to Improve Your Life

From decluttering to volunteering to getting healthy and much more, these 52 projects give you something to work on every weekend of the year.

How to Do Things That Scare You

It's easy to give up when you're afraid, but that's no way to live. Overcome your fears with this expert advice on doing the things that frighten you.

The 1% Rule and Other Ways to Make Goals Manageable

Big goals are achieved through small changes. How small? Well, forget about 110% — sometimes all you need to give is 1%.

How to Create a Financial 5 Year Plan

To improve your financial future, you must first decide on your financial goals and then create a plan to reach them. Here's how to do both.

6 Reasons You're Not as Happy as You'd Like to Be

Stuck in a rut? Here are six reasons you may be feeling blue and ways to pick yourself up, from jolting your routine to clearing away clutter.

30 Free Ways to Cheer Yourself Up

Cheer up! No matter how you feel or what is going wrong, there are lots of free ways to improve your mood and brighten your day.

Up Before the Roosters: Becoming an Early Riser

Waking up earlier can help you de-stress, get more done, and generally live a happier life. If you're addicted to your snooze button, here's what to do.

10 Ways to Improve Your Decision-Making Skills

Whether it's something as big as a career move or as small as what you're having for dinner, follow these tips to help make great decisions.

Trade Goals for Values

Goals come from our values. In 2013, why not live according to your values instead of constantly striving to reach goals?

12 Proactive Things You Can Do Right Now

You don't need a list of resolutions to start living a better life. Start today with these simple steps that can lead to a happier and healthier you.

4 Tips for Making Resolutions Stick in the New Year

Almost everybody makes New Year's resolutions, and almost nobody keeps them for more than a few weeks. But resolutions can work — here's how.