Mental Hacks

We are in charge of our own success, and it all lies within our mindset. Just like you practice a sport, practicing mindset excellence will help to improve your efficiency, life and so much more. Expand your horizons with the mental inspiration in this collection.

Mental Hacks

Seven Books to Read Right Now

Change your life with a book today. Today, September 6, is National Read a Book Day. And yes, you should care. Ideas contained in books...

Top Five Life Skills to Teach Your Kids

Why modeling behaviors you want your kids to have one day matters. Your kids: They have school to teach them their educational requirements. They have...

Build a Better Brain, Build a Better Life

Meet the man who’s superhero to some of the brightest minds in business and entertainment.

Laurie Gerber: Life by Design

A life you love starts with promises and consequences—for you.

Train to Claim Your Power

“SuperSoul Sunday” alum Mastin Kipp takes on what’s blocking your momentum.

Adapt and Move Forward

Three techniques help you get past obstacles—including (sometimes) yourself.

Bring Your Meditation Closer to Transformation

Try this yogic practice for visualization. 

Why Happiness Is a Muscle You Have to Work Out Daily

Train your brain and your breath to find happiness in the ups and downs of life.

How to Get Rid of Your Limiting Beliefs

Seven steps to make your dreams a reality.

Three Ways Exercise Helps You Think Better

You might be able to outrun your genes.

Eat Less, Feel Better

It’s not just what you eat; it’s how much and when you munch.

Home, Inspired

Elana Kilkenny shows how your home and workspace can serve you better.

Design a Better Anything

24 ways to design your thinking and increase your creative confidence.

13 Ways to Try Something for the First Time

Appreciate the small things by trying something you’ve never done before. When was the last time you did something for the first time? August is...

Tune into the Mindset of U.S. Olympic Hopefuls

Their backgrounds vary, but their minds meet in the same place. Whether you’re tackling a job interview or racing a 200-meter sprint down a track,...

Listen to This: A Playlist for Discovery

This summer, find new music, and lose yourself in it. For the middle of summer, I’ve created an upbeat and invigorating playlist. To coincide with...

Try This: Energy Testing

Find out what practices are or aren’t serving you with this simple exercise. One of the best things about summer is trying new things. Paddle...

Five Ways to Avoid the Freshman 15

Take advantage of technology and use the buddy system to keep the weight off. College is a stressful time. Classes are difficult, you may pull...

Three Ways to Discover a New You This Summer

Now is the time to lose sight of the shore and discover what lies ahead. You cannot discover new oceans unless you have the courage...

10 Proven Ways to Lower Your Stress and Anxiety Now

Feeling anxious? Break a sweat—and nine other ways to keep calm. Just 35 years ago, anxiety did not exist as a diagnosis. Today, it’s the...

Who is Writing Your Biography?

You have the power to write a heroic or tragic narrative for your life—which will you choose? Have you ever wondered what you would write...

24 Questions to Find Your Purpose

Yes, you really can find it!

Make Your Space

You can use sound, among other things, to make a space that supports discovery.

Get Lost in Flow

Find happy, healthy, inspired living.

Digital Detox

Lose the screens, and find deeper internal and external connection.

PSA: Your Brain Can’t Actually Multitask

An expert weighs in on the effects of multitasking on the brain. You know the old trope, men can’t multitask but women can? Turns out,...

Five Ways to Train Smarter

As learned at the world’s premier fitness conference, 2017 IDEA World Fitness Convention. This weekend, thousands of the world’s fittest, smartest, most successful fitness...

Trending Now: Statement Fitness Tees

Get your head in the game with a little help from your workout attire. Everywhere you look—in the gym, on a hiking trail, at...

How Meditative Movement is Bringing Calm to Stressful Spaces

Yoga on the courthouse lawn, and other ways wellness advocates are transforming stressful spaces. When you think about your commute—being stuck in traffic, late to...

Creativity 101

Here’s how to understand the imagination that lives in all of us.

Unlocking Your Masterpiece

Four ways to tune into that still, small voice that is you strength.

Your Life Is a Blank Canvas

What will you create?

Creativity on Tap

Six habits can help keep ideas flowing.

The Brain’s Creative Chaos

Say goodbye to left brain, right brain thinking. The secret to creativity’s neuroscience is deeper than that.

How to Get Your Marriage Mojo Back

Four moves can reinforce your relationship—then you add the creative spark.

Open Your Arms to Inspiration

This combination of pressure points and posture create a path for fresh energy.

24 Ways to Be a More Creative (Happier) Person

24 easy ways to find freedom of expression in your life, your way.

How to Make Your Next Vacation Great

Four simple ways to make your next vacation a restful and meaningful one. My last vacation was almost perfect—but I made one mistake. I’m here...

Five Ways Laughter is the Best Medicine

Look up some cat videos on YouTube, and start laughing your way to a healthier you. I don’t know about you, but I love to...

Want to Move Forward in Life? Make Time for Play

Make time for play this summer and stay connected to your best self. Summer is near, and with the warm days beckoning us outside we...

Six Commencement Speeches for Motivation and Inspiration

Motivate your next workout—or day—with a little help from some inspirational speeches. For the last few weeks, graduates have been tossing their caps, saying goodbye...

Eight Ways to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Tips and tricks for keeping your brain and cognitive function healthy. Who are the world’s best learners? The answer isn’t Harvard students or Mensa members. Rather,...

Jorge Cruise: Transforming Pain Into Power

For the celebrated fitness coach, “play” means balance in life, every day.

Play Life Like a Video Game

“Life must be lived as play” —Plato

The Science of Play

We played before we started working out. Play is our natural state. It’s perhaps one of the most innate forms of human expression, growth and...

What to Eat When You’re Anxious

Add these foods scientifically proven to lower anxiety into your diet. According to the ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America), the most common—and most...

For Kate Mara, “Megan Leavey” Is a Performance Milestone

The film’s star tells 24Life about the demands of portraying female Marine and training with a canine partner. When actress Kate Mara played the wife...

Tips for Surviving the Long Weekend

How to enjoy the three-day weekend without shocking your system. We love long weekends. An extra day off of work? Yes, please. But despite the...

The Soundtrack for Pushing Your Limits

Push your body beyond its normal boundaries with a little help from this intense playlist.   The range of experiences you can have in life is...

Forever Young

Is there a scientific secret to staying youthful? Regular exercise and a healthy diet are keys to a longer life, but what if we really...

Need Motivation?

Five fresh reasons to work out. If you’re still finding excuses when it comes to exercise, check out the benefits below and prepare for...

The 3 C’s for Success

You can pursue your own goal—and shared happiness.

Quick Tips to Regain Your Wits

Use this technique when you need to think fast.

Countdown to Brave

Try 24 things that are worth the risk.

6 Worthwhile Risks for a More Rewarding Life

What exactly are you waiting for?

6 Ways Fear Makes You Stronger

Flip your outlook on the emotion that freezes you.

Take a Chance On Yourself

The distance between you and your dreams is not very far at all.

Build (Self-) Certainty

What would you do if you knew you would succeed?

Take Risks Like a Pro

Here’s how to find victory in vulnerability.

Make the Leap to Vulnerability

The Reward: Wholeheartedness

Calculate Your Risk

Use this decisional balance sheet to steer clear of fear and inaction.

Lighten Up for Enlightenment

Danielle LaPorte’s “White Hot Truth” is about finding your flame without getting burned.

The Entrepreneur Who Tamed Risk

Mel Abraham has coached a generation of “thoughtpreneurs.”

Unleashing the Female Beast

Movement phenomenon The Class injects some emotional energy into a workout.

Six Steps to Visualization

Do you know where your head is at? So, you’re beginning to get to grips with movement practice: Your body is becoming stronger, more mobile,...

Partner Corner: Ditch Your Bathroom Scales

Bathroom scales are a false indicator and might even be bad for you. Stop fretting about your weight when you embark on the road to...

3 Ways to Get—and Stay—Psyched

If you know these tips, you don’t need a drill sergeant to get yourself going.

These 4 Tips Will Help You Balance Work and Life

Here are our top tips for making work/life balance a reality. Figuring out how to keep boundaries between work and home life is no easy...

Shake Up to Shape Up

Goal Setting for Spring Success.

5 Ways to Learn on the Go

Your brain can benefit from learning while doing. Did you know that one of the biggest dips in brain performance happens when you graduate from...

Goals on the Run

Find victory in defeat.

Race-Day Ready

There are many reasons to run, one of which is that our runs (or walks or hikes) often prove that we can do more than we often thought we could.

Hacks to Get Yourself a Runner’s High

Get a mental buzz from your next run with these four tips.

Partner Corner: The Psychology Behind Becoming the Best You Can Be

Forget heavy lifting alone, visualization can get you where you want. Whether you’re aiming for pro-athlete performance or you simply want to lose a few...

Five Ways to Get Into the Mindset of Exercising Regularly

Try these tricks for those times when you don’t feel like working out.

Blazing a Trail to Age 180

Dave Asprey’s insights and life hacks reach well beyond Bulletproof coffee.

One Word Is the Key to Your Strategy

The word “strategy” comes from the Greek strategos, which combines stratos (“army”) and agein (“to lead”).

Four Strategies to Get Your Dream

Lauren Handel Zander coaches you to pinpoint obstacles and blow past them.

24 Hot Podcasts

These experts will change the way you think about working out.

Three Ways to Say No

“No” is part of your strategy for saying yes to what you want.

Planning for Failure

Make sure failure is part of your strategy.

Meditation Strategy

Choose the meditation that’s right for you.

Use the 5 D’s to Strategize and Stay on Course

Like a plane in flight, we’re blown off course by life; here’s how to stay on the path.

Make Your Self-Care Move

When you need to make a plan, choose moves to liberate your body and clear your mind.

Honor Failure

Avoiding failure could put off your success.

Master Your Mornings, Master Your Life

Five steps to make that first hour set up a great day.

Four Mental Tricks to Accomplish Any Goal You Want

From weight loss to good parenting, sometimes your mind needs a little encouragement.

White Space: Your Secret Weapon

Don’t let busyness rob you of productivity—or your dream.

The Science of Rituals and Automation: How to Set Yourself Up for Success

Top-rated health podcaster and author Shawn Stevenson shows you how to change your brain to make lifestyle changes part of who you are.

Your Blueprint for Brilliance

Follow this step-by-step strategy that leads to your goals.

How to Design Your Future With Love and Life

I often tell my clients that the best way to predict the future is to design it.

Know Where You Are Going, to Get There

Let go of worrying how you’ll get there, and you’ll find you’re able to get back on track.

Desire 2.0: Fall Back in Love with Your Workouts

Steps you can take to fall in love with exercise again.

Find a Workout that Motivates You

Your personality type can give you clues to the workout you’ll do—and keep doing.

Meditate on Desire and Destiny

Desire has a fundamental role in yogic philosophy and practice.

Love Is the Operating System

Over the years, I began to notice with my clients that “relationship” issues rarely stayed in that nice, tidy little corner of our life called ‘love.

Your Brain, on Desire

We love the chase more than the object, and that’s good for us.

Bring Your Heart and Head Together

Learn how to practice heart coherence for physical and mental performance.

Excuse Busters

Banish excuses with five ways to stoke the fire in your belly.

Motivation Mastery

Embark on a journey from obligation to mastery.

Make Space in Your Playlist

Space. Staring into the night sky has offered humans inspiration for eons. We employ the metaphor of space often, in our desire for limitless...
Minimalists Baristas at Bandit Coffee

How The Minimalists’ Joshua Fields Millburn Lives Better With Less

With more than 4 million readers, TheMinimalists.com, is a popular resource for people to learn to live more meaningful lives with less stuff. The...

Sculpting a Strong, Successful and Sensational Year!

You can do it – one thought at a time.

Reset Your Body for a Fresh Start

Three self-care moves will leave you energized and ready for a new beginning.

Seven Workout Trends You’ll See in 2017

From mindfulness to climate-extreme environments to virtual fitness, these programs and practices are the wave of the future.

Feed Your Soul

Focus on becoming more of you, instead of less, and break the cycle of dieting that has nothing to do with food.

Start Here, for Lasting Change

It all begins with a balanced nervous system.

Here’s What Happens When You Eat in Silence

Discover the four ways your body experiences food without ambient noise.

Find Your Sweet Spot

Take three steps to do what you love in work and life.

Good Behavior

To break through, make a break for a different kind of goal.

Train Your Mind, Transform Your Game

Get to work with a new kind of coach and watch the results begin to take shape.

Rewrite Your Story in 2017

Tips from experts make this the year you want.

Love People. Use Things. Meet The Minimalists.

Joshua Fields Millburn invites you to question what adds value to your life.

How to Live Mindfully in the Digital Age

Wisdom 2.0 founder Soren Gordhamer shows how to do it.

1 Conference, 12 Experts, 24+ Trends to Watch

Slowing down aging. Reversing chronic disease. Erasing pain.

24 Easy Investments in Better Health

What’s health got to do with retirement investments? Well, it turns out, a lot.

Placebos Treat Back Pain

Many of us have heard of the “placebo effect,” in which someone who thinks he or she is getting medication is given something that’s...

Decisions by Design

When you know your core values, you don’t need motivation.

Welcome to Vata Season

Ayurvedic principles balance seasonal and personal characteristics for good health.

Moved to Improve with Move Mountains

This adventure company is teaching people to be more self-aware through outdoor exploration.

The Difference Between Health vs. Fitness

Make the other 23 hours in your day count.

Enjoy Your Food for Better Health

Good nutrition is easier — and more pleasurable — than you might think.

Change Your Space, Change Your Life

Refresh your living space to restore energy and inspiration.

Wake Up Your Inner Fire with Wim Hof

The iceman teaches people all over the world to heal by tapping into colder temperatures.

Managing Your Mental Health

Living in a city has many benefits, but urbanization is also associated with increased levels of mental illness. While the reason behind this link...

Celebrate The Joy of Possessions

Celebrated organizing expert Marie Kondo doesn’t think you should get rid of everything.

Be Your Own Superhero

Tips to vanquish three supervillains.

Flow to Healthy Holidays

Adjust your seasonal traditions to add a little more flow.

24 Ways to Learn More – and Faster – For Real

Move beyond all-nighters, flashcards and brute memorization to tap your full brain capacity.

The Power of Yes! with Baron Baptiste

Knowing when to say yes or no is everything. This meditation shows you how.

Meditation Takes Manhattan

What happens when a massive group gets quiet in Central Park?

Living Your Dream with Bo Eason

Bo Eason has realized “impossible” dreams more than once, and he’s got the formula for all of us to do so, too.

The Power of Living Gamefully

In “SuperBetter” Jane McGonigal shows how game play gives us the power to be healthy and happy.

Warm-up: Want to Lose Weight? Clean Your Kitchen

If weight loss is your goal, washing the dishes is a good idea — but not because the scrubbing action will melt the pounds...

Build Your Mental Muscle

Think again about how we learn as a group.

Warm-up: Give Yourself a Pep Talk — and Gain an Advantage

According to a small study published in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, psychologists Daniel Swinglet and Gary Lupyan discovered that there are many...

Better Together

The stories we tell shape our community — whether that’s a community of one or a community of many, in relation to family, friends,...

Be the Change

You have more influence than you think.

A Cuddle a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Pets are good for our health, and our doctors’. Here’s why.

Food and Friendship

Here’s how to count your blessings.

How to Deal with Digestive Distress

A change in routine can temporarily wreak digestive havoc. Here’s how to get things moving.

From Party to Purpose

Now big festivals aren’t just countercultural. They’re all about the cause.

Sacred Spaces with Taylor EyeWalker

Taylor EyeWalker designs a mindful life through ritual.

Group Think

How collective flow states can lead to a happier, healthier group.

Forward Motion: A Walking Miracle

Black Belt Hall-of-Famer kicks paralysis to the curb and inspires his community.

Thrive in Love

No matter where we are in the spectrum of love, and no matter where we are in the relationship continuum, many of us want to know how we can thrive in love.

Can You Hack Your Brain for Better Performance?

Smart drugs and botanicals are gaining attention from proponents and detractors.

Brain Exploration

The brain, much like a map of the world is carved into invisible territories. Each area has a responsibility and function: some groups of...

Judging Ourselves By Others

What you need to know in Health and Fitness.

Focus Pocus

It’s not a trick of the light — sometimes focus can dim your passion.