Why it is not important what people think about you by Suf Alkhaldi

It is almost impossible not to hear this statement when you talk to someone: what would so-and-so think or say? My mind immediately shoots this subliminal fast response: who cares what people think or this person thinks! This question generates anxiety in many people, especially young people. Our low self-esteem usually does not let us… Read More

The wonder of Icelandic vacation 2 by Suf Alkhaldi

  Probably, the most amazing cure for stress and the way to recharge my life battery is to take a vacation. Vacations for me usually reset the time to calibrate my life priorities. On vacations, I slow down by looking  at my life with new lenses, asking myself different deep questions. Many people refuse to take vacations — an idea… Read More

Why laughter is contagious by Suf Alkhaldi

Properly, the most rewarding human habit, developed through thousands of years of evolution, is the ability to laugh. Laughing creates a state of happiness and relaxation that we all enjoy.  It is not surprising that we have comedy shows and comedy clubs as well as family gatherings, creating  a lot of laughter. Somehow when I was… Read More

A resolution: The decision to be happy by Suf Alkhadi

Every year I spend some time to write down my resolution for the year.  Most of the time, I achieve 80% of what I write down.  This year, I will share one resolution with my readers: I decided to have deliberate happy days at least one day per week. The power to decide to be happy One of my resolutions… Read More

How can habits help us to break the wall of fear? by Suf Alkhaldi

I want to take the final weeks of this year to revisit some of my previous posts and update them with new material. In a previous post, I wrote about forming the habit of reading, thanking people, and sending short emails to all my friends and colleagues around Christmas time to keep in touch.  These habits… Read More

The Science of “Choking” and the End of Freezing Under Pressure by Suf Alkhaldi

Have you ever studied very hard for an exam and when the time came for taking the exam, you completely failed?  If you said yes, you are not alone. This phenomenon of failing under pressure is also found in sports . The loss is accompanied by misery and total defeat. For example, a boxer or… Read More

Leading to better performance and more brainpower: Meditation by Suf Alkhaldi

In our current fast-paced lives, increasing our stress decreases our ability to remember things and, therefore, decreases our working memory. The constant and chronic worries drag our mental state to drain our brainpower, leaving us without strength and the ability to function.  The productivity expert Seth Gordon recommends that the IT department in companies disables… Read More

The race to win our attention: fight back by Suf Alkhaldi

As our life becomes faster due to the development of many technologies that compete to attract our attention even for milliseconds, our ability to function with less distraction decreases.  E-mails, cell phones, TV, and daily life keep distracting us from relaxing. The race of Social networks like Facebook, Google+, and twitter to win our attention becomes better… Read More