Weekly Hacks #1

round up

Each Wednesday, You, Improved pulls together a selection of the best self-improvement resources we have found for body, mind, spirit and life. So, without further ado, let’s check them out.

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Body: How Long Should You Rest Between Strength Training Sets? – When you are trying to strengthen muscles, it is not just about how much you can lift and how many times. You also need to rest the proper period of time between sets in order to maximize strength gains. And resting periods are different based upon your goals. Want to gain and define muscle? Your number of repetitions, weight load and rest period won’t necessarily be the same if you are trying to drop pounds.

Mind: 8 Things You Must Give Up Right Now To Be Happier In Life –  This post really spoke to me from the outset because item #1 was “Judging Others” and #4 was “Holding Grudges.” Guilty as charged, your honor. As you can probably tell by those items, we’re not talking about giving up material goods and daily basics. These are those negative emotional hindrances that hold many of us back, keeping us from becoming our best.

Spirit: 10 Tips to Help You Choose to Be Happy – Happiness is a choice. You can choose to let the actions and attitudes of others dictate the way you spend your life, or you can choose to set your own course toward happiness. As Jim Rohn says, “Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

Life: 6 Tips For Becoming Influential In Your Career – It’s not enough to just do your job well. A lot of people do that. You have to do a little bit more to boost your level of influence. This post gives you solid advice on steps to take to become more influential. It’s not that hard.


About the author

Harry Hoover

Harry is an author, writer-for-hire, speaker, and publisher of You, Improved. He has written three books: Get Glad - Your Practical Guide To A Happier Life, Born Creative: Free Your Mind, Free Yourself, and Moving to Charlotte: The Un-Tourist Guide.


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