How to Turn Back Time in Real Life

OK, as far as we know, time travel isn’t possible. Although, that said, some scientists believe that time is just a concept that we’ve developed to help us stay sane and that all time (past, present and future) exists at the same time. Which is quite a spooky thought – I can almost hear the X-Files theme playing in my head.

But for everyone else, time is linear and only goes forward.

Which makes going back in time something closer to a magic trick – fortunately, one that we can perform ourselves.

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How Long Does it Take to Reinvent Yourself?

How long it takes to reinvent yourself is a bit of a “how long is a piece of string” question.

It depends on a lot of factors including how much of a reinvention you want to do and how much time you want to devote to the reinvention each day. In other words, whether it’s going to be a gradual change or something more dramatic.

So it could be a few weeks or a few years or anywhere in between.

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Why Habits are Important to Success

Unless you’ve just won the lottery, success isn’t random. It usually requires lots of things to happen and normally those things aren’t random happenings.

Sure, there may be some luck involved (being in the right place at the right time is always a plus point) but almost all of success is due to the habits you’ve developed over the years.

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How to Tell if Someone is Paying Attention to You

It’s annoying when you’re talking to someone and they’re not paying attention to you. Maybe their mind is elsewhere or they’re just bored with the subject you’re talking about but are too polite to tell you.

You’ve seen it in TV shows where one person throws in a completely random comment such as “Do you fancy going to Mars for our next vacation?” and the other person says “yes” on auto-pilot.

Sometimes you can throw in a random question like that to see if the person you’re talking to is actually listening to you. But often, the signs aren’t quite as glaringly obvious.

What other signals can you look for?

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How Does the Placebo Effect Work in the Brain?

Placebos are used a lot – they’re used as the “control” in drug testing and elsewhere. Technically, nothing in a placebo should have any effect on the person receiving the placebo but that’s not the case in real life.

Partly because we’ve been trained that placebos work from a very early age – if your mother ever kissed you better, that was a placebo (unless your mother has supernatural powers that we’re not aware of). In sports, you might have had pain eased by the “magic sponge” which was just a sponge soaked in cold water.

And those are just two common examples of how you’ve probably had a placebo used on you, or someone close to you, and it worked.

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Committing Violence in Dreams – What do Violent Dreams Mean?

Dreams are weird – they’re not real although they can seem that way quite easily, especially when you wake up in the middle of one that’s not been pleasant.

Violent dreams are worse – they can sometimes be nightmares, where you’re the person who’s being subject to terror or violence of some sort. And sometimes you can be the perpetrator of the violence, even if you’re not a violent person.

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How to Get an Abundance Mindset

Abundance is everywhere but often doesn’t seem to inhabit our minds. If you’re focusing on lack rather than abundance, there’s an excellent chance that you’ll attract more lack into your life. That’s how the law of attraction works. But the good news is that providing you can switch that round and start focusing on abundance you’ll get more abundance.

Which might sound like a pipe dream but you really can start getting an abundance mindset if you start changing how your mind thinks about things.

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What Does it Mean to Get to Know Yourself?

You’ve known yourself all your life so why do people ask what it means to get to know yourself? Surely that’s a weird (and maybe daft) question to ask.

But actually it makes quite a bit of sense. We tend to accept the familiar and, since we’re familiar with ourselves, it stands to reason that we take a lot of things about ourselves for granted.

So the process of introspection – so long as you don’t do it all the time – can be quite revealing.

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