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20 Ways To Be A Happier Person

20 Ways To Be A Happier Person

20 Ways To Be A Happier Person In 2020, According To Therapists If you’re going to make a resolution for the new year, it may as well be improving your mental health. Looking to make 2020 your happiest, most fulfilling year yet? If your mental and emotional wellness took a backseat in 2019, there’s no better time than right now to prioritize it. (If anything, it’ll make the election year just mildly more bearable.) Your mood affects everything in your…

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Self-Care Strategies For This Holiday Season

Self-Care Strategies For This Holiday Season

Prioritizing the “me” in merry:  The holiday season is filled with hustle and bustle. There’s plenty of excitement from seeing family and friends, but also stress, travel, long lines, planning, preparation — and a range of emotions from positive to negative. For many, the holiday season means planning and taking care of others. However, this leaves little time for taking care of oneself. Below are a few ideas on how to practice self-care during this holiday season. Regularly schedule time…

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The Best Support and Practices For Your Mental Health

The Best Support and Practices For Your Mental Health

A psychologist shares tips on how to find and maintain the mental health support you need. Mental health struggles can affect anyone. Even high-profile celebrities put on a brave public face to hide their struggles, and no one (not even Anthony Bourdain or Kate Spade, who both died by suicide in June 2018) is immune. But the reality is many people living with mental health issues and other invisible conditions still sweep internal despair under the rug instead of opening…

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15 Healthy Choices To Help You Be Your Best Self

15 Healthy Choices To Help You Be Your Best Self

How Many Of These Healthy HabitsHave You Incorporated Into Your Lifestyle? Take the Stairs instead of the elevator Find Something Active You Enjoy and stay active Read Labels and be on guard for less than healthy ingredients Choose Whole Grains and add more fiber to your diet Minimize Sugar where possible Minimize Salt when you can Minimize GMOS as often as possible Minimize Pesticides that can be prevalant in many of our foods Minimize HormoneDisruptors that can cause problems in your…

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Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

Positive Self-Talk: 7 Things Mentally Healthy People Tell Themselves

The messages we give to ourselves every day have enormous power. Anything that is repeated and repeated and repeated can become “truth” — even when it isn’t. Any coach will tell you that practice doesn’t necessarily make perfect but it certainly does make permanent. Repeating negative messages can wear down our sense of self as surely as a constant stream of water will wear down even the hardest stone. Repeating positive messages, on the other hand, is more like creating…

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15 Easy Ways To Be A Happier Person

15 Easy Ways To Be A Happier Person

These research-backed habits will make your life so much better. There’s a quote from author Jaeda DeWalt that looks at joy from a different perspective: “Happiness is created and not found, it’s a state of mind and in its best form, it stands independent of life circumstances.” Regardless of whether you buy into the idea, the maxim can assure you that acquiring at least some happiness is within your power. This means every day you can choose to do something…

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Formula for Success

Formula for Success

Do you have what it takes to get what you want? The winners in life know the rules of the game and have a plan. Whether you want to begin a new career, shed pounds or find the love of your life, consider these characteristics which Dr. Phil says are common to people who succeed: Have a vision. Champions get what they want because they know what they want. They have a vision that keeps them motivated and efficiently on…

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How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the Holidays

How to Stay Mentally Healthy During the Holidays

Do the holidays stress you out? You’re not alone. It’s a hectic time of year for many people, maybe even most people. Nothing about our usual daily life goes away. The holidays add a layer of activities and responsibilities, both real and imagined, that take up time, money and emotional energy. Even if we enjoy many aspects of the season, there may well be moments when we wish we could rewind the calendar to somewhere in the middle of August….

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Take Time Out For Yourself This Christmas

Take Time Out For Yourself This Christmas

A mental health charity is urging people to give themselves the gift of time and kindness this Christmas.  The message, from Washington Mind, comes with only days to go until the big day, and the pressure of trying to make it perfect could mean some people are well on the way to reaching their breaking point. It is so important to give yourself permission to take time out. Jacqui Reeves  People are being encouraged to take a step back and…

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6 Steps to Stress Less and Stay Motivated

6 Steps to Stress Less and Stay Motivated

6 Steps to Stress Less and Stay Motivated Stress. It’s that slap-in-the-face feeling you get when there are too many demands, too many people to please, and too little time to get it all done. This is not a pleasant or productive state to be in. Sure, a little stress can be motivating and even energizing, but even working best under pressure has its limits. Eventually, it becomes physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. When you reach that point, you don’t…

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