Many people give up on keeping a journal. They write one or two entries, and lose interest. But keeping a journal is a lot like sticking to an exercise routine: it’s sometimes fun, sometimes frustrating, requires a lot of effort—but can help you live longer, happier lives. Here are some benefits of keeping a journal.
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There are some people who just seem to take everything in stride. Even if they’re just as stressed or tired as we are, they are able to bounce back faster and to keep their head clear and their spirits high. Here are their secrets.
Everyone is afraid of something. Fear is a primal emotion, a natural survival mechanism when our mind feels your safety is threatened. It doesn’t have to make sense (a kid can be afraid of a vacuum cleaner; you could be afraid of public speaking) but it is, nevertheless, real to us. How do we get [...]
Psychologists and neurologists are discovering that our brains can arrive at a fact or conclusion before the language centers can even articulate it. In simple words, this “intuition” or “trusting your gut.” But how can we understand and tap this inner wisdom? Here are some tips. Get in touch with your emotions We’re used to [...]
Is there a relative, co-worker or boss who always criticizes you, cuts you down, or belittles your accomplishments? Maybe he insults you; maybe he disguises the remarks under the flimsy guise of concern: “You’d be really pretty, if you weren’t so fat.” Either way he makes you feel small—and you shouldn’t be! Don’t listen to [...]
Do you overthink or overanalyze situations or problems? Let’s say you call a good friend, who seems to be distracted and distant. Do you shrug and say, “She’s having a bad day?” or do you start worrying that you’ve done something to offend her? Or maybe you have a big project at work. Do you [...]
We all know about the Baby Boomers, Generation X and Generation Y, but what about the current generation gaining power and prominence in society- named Generation Z? They are certainly unique from their predecessor generations, including their parents and have been brought up in a world none of us middle-aged folk could even have imagined [...]
We all have New Year’s resolutions—but how many of them have we actually kept? Here are some tips to help you build your resolve and determination, and help you end 2012 knowing that you got to make one of your dreams come true.
Many people experience the holiday blues. It’s actually ironic: while the atmosphere may seem festive, with the lights and upbeat songs, the building anticipation and excitement can actually heighten depression or anxiety. Do you have the holiday blues? Here’s a way of understanding—and coping with—your emotions.