The 4 Most Important Tips to Speed Read Faster than Ever

Written by Michael Sherriff

Many people, particularly students, would love to be able to soak up information quicker. But before retaining information, they have to go throughrepparttar first stage of learning, which is reading.

For many individuals who are pressed for time, speed reading has become essential. However, it's not justrepparttar 150750 reading part that is important. Equally essential is forrepparttar 150751 reader to fully comprehendrepparttar 150752 words coming out fromrepparttar 150753 book or paper.

Here are some great tips to read and comprehend faster.

1) Relax.

If you're inrepparttar 150754 stressed mode, it would be much more difficult to concentrate; hence, it would just be a lot harder forrepparttar 150755 information to sink in.

2) Know what you want.

Focus onrepparttar 150756 areas that you really need to learn. Some people read all parts of a book, when all they need to know is a specific chapter.

Know your priority. If you need to find out about a certain subject, go torepparttar 150757 Table of Contents and search forrepparttar 150758 heading that best suits your need. If you need to learn more, then adjust in view of that. The important thing is to weed outrepparttar 150759 parts that you don't currently need.

3) Get rid ofrepparttar 150760 structure words.

Did you know that around 60% ofrepparttar 150761 words we read are structure words? Examples arerepparttar 150762 words "the, or, and." They are necessary inrepparttar 150763 formation ofrepparttar 150764 sentences; but when you ignore them, they basically meanrepparttar 150765 same thing. They only serve to beautify, yet you can understand what you are reading even without them. Try not to focus too much attention on structure words.

Bad Mood Busters

Written by Maryann Troiani, Psy.D.

Are you in a bad mood or just unhappy? Don’t worry. There are easy ways to beat a bad mood or even a bad day. Good moods or a peppy personality is not a disposition you are born with or without. And, you’re not doomed to stay unhappyrepparttar rest of your life. Your level of happiness is a learned skill. It’s easy to learn. Anyone can learn to bust a bad mood or look atrepparttar 150749 world through more optimistic eyes.

In my research of happy and optimistic people for my book “Spontaneous Optimism: Proven Strategies for Health Prosperity & Happiness” I uncovered patterns and strategies. Practice these easy strategies in order to improve your mood and become more upbeat and optimistic.

1. Avoid Emotional Vampires Do you attract emotional vampires or losers into your life? Are you a loser magnet? Emotional vampires and losers literally drain our batteries, slow us down and make us upset. To become happier, optimistic and energetic -- avoid emotional vampires. Unhappy people allow “emotional vampires” to suck their positive feelings right out of their skulls. Emotional vampires include people who put you down, criticize or mock you, or sabotage your dreams and aspirations.

Take survey of your life by making a list of people and situations you expose yourself to. Then, discard or limit people, habits or situations that keep you from feeling optimistic and happy. In other words, ‘burn your bridges’ if needed. Remember: Happy and optimistic people hang around with personal cheerleaders. Unhappy people surround themselves with emotional vampires.

2. De-tox Your Mind You can de-tox your mind just as people de-tox their bodies. To get rid of negative or intruding bad thoughts, remember this “Rule of Happiness”: You can only keep one thought in your mind at a time. You can focus your thoughts on either pessimistic/unhappy or optimistic/happy thoughts. It’s your choice. Unhappy and pessimistic people focus on gloomy thoughts of how they could fall down and not get up. They expectrepparttar 150750 worst to happen. Happy and optimistic people expectrepparttar 150751 best. So, houseclean your head. When setbacks or problems pop-up, immediately focus on finding a solution. Unhappy and pessimistic people focus on complaining, but happy and optimistic people focus on solutions.

3. Optimism and Happiness byrepparttar 150752 Numbers Are you obsessed with negative thoughts that lead you to a bad mood? A simple way to become happy and optimistic is to count your way to more positive thoughts. It’s easy to become an expert at switching your negative and bad thoughts to more positive and upbeat thoughts and feelings. All you need to do is focus on counting and switching your bad thoughts to upbeat and uplifting thoughts. Each time you have a negative thought, immediately switch to a positive thought or solution to your woes. Write a tally mark on a pad of paper each time you switch like this each day. Your goal is to decreaserepparttar 150753 number of times you need to switch. For example, at first you may need to switch 50 times daily. In time, you will decrease it to 30, 20 or 10 times a day. If you are obsessively negative, you will become obsessively positive using this technique.

4. Change your body posture Happy and energetic individuals take big steps, walk faster and stand taller. They seem to exude an endless supply of energy. In sharp contrast, pessimistic, unhappy and lifeless people shuffle their feet, take tiny steps, walk slowly and slouch. They appear lifeless and have burned–out their batteries. Watch how you carry your body. Userepparttar 150754 body-posture of happy, optimistic people, such as take big steps, walk faster and stand taller. Using these techniques will help you become happy and energetic. They are easy to carry out, and will create a positive domino effect with people in your life.

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