5 Simple Habits and Routines to Keep You Away from Depression and Stress
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by jaya
6M ago
One of the major problems facing today’s generation is depression. Excessive workload, changing lifestyle, loneliness, and financial pressure all lead to stress which results in depression. You feel unhappy, non-productive and withdrawn when you are depressed.  Many experts believe that establishing routines filled with healthy habits is a great way to move more efficiently through your day while expending less mental energy and even willpower in the process. Following simple routines like exercising, eating the right food, taking energy supplements, meditating, and getting sufficient sl ..read more
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Digital Detox: What is it, and why do you need it?
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by Michal Jonca
1y ago
Our attitudes towards the digital world are very contradictory. Many researches show that most of us consider the Internet the best source of information and knowledge. Moreover, online presence increases the chances of finding a job and facilitates most everyday activities. Almost 80% of teenagers develop their interests and passions in the digital world. 60.2% feel calm and happy when using the web. However, this is only one face of the digital world. On the other hand, 2 out of 3 Internet users declare they consider themselves addicted to technology. Over half of Americans spend between 3 ..read more
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3 Keys to Make Time for Your Goals!
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by Erin Falconer
1y ago
The problem starts with thinking in terms of having time as opposed to making time. We all have the same amount of time in a day, but what we make of that time and how we use that time is what makes the difference. You cannot expect to get the results you want if you’re not prioritizing what’s going to get you those results. Whether you want to write your first book, lose weight or start a business, you have to make what’s going to give you these outcomes a priority! Here are my 3 keys to help you break the “I don’t have enough time” cycle. Key # 1: Identify what’s really behind your “not ha ..read more
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6 Ways To Empower Yourself To Conquer Your Dreams
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by Daniel Anderson
1y ago
There is no better feeling than taking control of your life and finding the power to make your dreams come true. Having a deep-rooted belief in yourself and the courage to seize opportunities when they arise can be the difference between achieving your goals and not. Fortunately, with the right strategies, anyone can learn how to channel this feeling even if they don't feel confident right now. Here are 6 key ways to empower yourself to conquer your dreams: 1. Believe in yourself Although it is easier said than done, having a strong belief in yourself is the first step to successfully achievi ..read more
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14 Common Misconceptions About Goal Setting
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by Hauwa Sami
1y ago
It is no wonder 80% of people do not set goals in life…and only 6% of those who set goals achieve these in life.  Everyone knows about goal setting. But rarely do you find a person who sets practical, scalable, and attainable written goals. The popular misconceptions and myths about goal-setting are among the prime aspects most people feel the hitch about goals.  Let’s dive in to explore the common goal-setting misconceptions everyone should know to avoid mistakes.  #1. I Know My Goals…No Need for Goal-Setting It is impossible to value goals unless you realize the signific ..read more
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Warning Signs That You are Not in Control of Your Life 
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by layan
1y ago
Losing control and no longer feeling like we are in any position of power regarding our lives is terrifying, yet common. Sometimes we feel like we are simply bystanders, getting carried away by the  overwhelming circumstances that constantly leave us powerless.   We might feel like everything else is controlling us, whether it’s a job, a relationship, or a friend. How do  we gain our sense of control back?  Being in control of our own life, means being in charge of the aspects of it. Obviously, we cannot be  ahead of everything.   We can only change how ..read more
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Remove Resistance and Reframe your Stress  
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by Erin Falconer
2y ago
If you feel as though circumstances have you backed into a corner, it’s time to reassess. If you’re sick of your situation — your partner is driving you up the wall, you’re frustrated with your job, you’re tired of feeling overwhelmed — realize that the stress and frustration you’re experiencing has nothing to do with what’s happening right now in this minute. The stress you’re experiencing is a resistance to what is.   Instead of focusing on the right-here-now moment, the focus of your thoughts is on the projected and imaginary future state in which your current situation rema ..read more
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Beyond Discipline: The Real Reasons You Don’t Follow Through on Self-Commitments
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by daryashortform
2y ago
The popular self-help culture inculcates in us the belief that in order to become successful, we must have discipline. We are told that discipline is the key to achieving academic success, climbing on top of the career ladder, attaining the body of our dreams, learning a new skill… practically anything. As a result, we believe that we must force ourselves to do whatever needs to be done to make these dreams a reality. However, doing things through force is rarely an enduring solution. We may do it once or twice, but eventually we’ll give in. This can quickly spiral into a vicious cycle of giv ..read more
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How to Interpret and Break through Creative Blocks 
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by Erin Falconer
2y ago
By Ronald Alexander  As a mind-body therapist working with creative clients for more than 40 years, I discovered that blocks to creativity can be rooted in old losses or trauma and can occur unexpectedly.   That’s what happened to one of my clients who was a writer and who had been successful in her craft for many years. But suddenly she developed writer’s block. When she came into my office, she reported that she felt as if she were inside a large block of ice and her arms and hands were frozen. She had no ideas and would stare at her laptop screen paralyzed, unable to type mo ..read more
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How To Lead with Curiosity To Fall Back In Love With Your Job
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by Rebecca Ahmed
2y ago
Are you feeling a bit bored at work? Are you missing the growth and challenge you felt when you first started your role?   If you have been in the same role or industry for a while, these surges of lethargy are completely understandable. Your connection with your work is similar to your personal relationships. Both require energy to keep the relationship exciting and stimulating.    How can you fall back in love with your job and your work? Lead with curiosity to invigorate what excites you most. Here are three questions to initiate your discovery of falling back in love.  ..read more
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