5 Easy At-Home Therapy Hacks to Boost Your Personality

Use these hacks to rewire you brain and change your personality for the better.

5 Easy At-Home Therapy Hacks to Boost Your Personality

Most people have some personality trait they’d like to change. While some traits change naturally over the course of time, there might be a good reason you want to alter negative quirks more rapidly. Psychologist and NY Times bestselling author of The Brain Fog Fix and Healing the Broken Brain, Dr. Mike Dow has some tricks to help you change your personality in a positive way.

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Trick Your Mind Into Optimism

Trick Your Mind Into Optimism

If you want to be more open and optimistic, try the "as if" trick. Whenever a thought or feeling holds you back, simply ask yourself what you would do if you already had becomethat fearless, free, or sunny person you’d like to become. This can trick the brain into thinking you are already an optimist or open to new experiences. Instead of allowing your thoughts or feelings to hold you back, let your behavior lead the way. If you act “as if” you’re not shy, each and every risk you take – as scary as it might be – can help you to become more open as you rewire your brain. Although it may feel like you’re faking it at first, it will feel more organic every time you do it.

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3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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