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Poor Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

Poor Sleep Linked to Weight Gain

in 2-year smartphone sleep tracking study   Not sleeping enough or getting a bad night’s sleep over and over makes it hard to control your appetite. And that sets you up for all sorts of health problems, including obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 diabetes. The link between poor sleep and a greater body mass index (BMI) has been shown in study after study, but researchers typically relied on the memories of the participants to record how…

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12 Simple Activities You Can Do to Start Building Self Esteem Today

12 Simple Activities You Can Do to Start Building Self Esteem Today

Self-esteem is a popular topic these days, with even parenting guides encouraging parents to start young in encouraging their children’s self-esteem. It’s not hard to see why — people with a good sense of self-esteem consistently have better mental health and are happier and more successful. But what happens when you don’t have a high self-esteem? It’s not too late. When you struggle with low self-esteem, improving your sense of self-worth can be a journey that takes both time and…

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Your Clutter May Be Concealing Some Critical Truths

Your Clutter May Be Concealing Some Critical Truths

It’s hard to imagine that the clutter stacked on our countertops, and stuffed inside a few cabinets, closets and maybe the garage could signify an important revelation. It’s hard to imagine that it’d spark insights about who we are and what we need. But it can. For Brooke McAlary, who pens the blog Slow Your Home, decluttering revealed all sorts of uncomfortable truths: “I had no idea what I stood for, what was important in my life, what deserved my…

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If Losing Your Job To The Pandemic Destroyed Your Identity, Here’s How To Find It

If Losing Your Job To The Pandemic Destroyed Your Identity, Here’s How To Find It

        “If I’m not (insert job title here), then who am I?” This is the type of question some adults are asking themselves as they struggle through the darkness of losing a job to the pandemic. Some never realized how tied their identities were to their careers until they lost them. They feel lost mentally and emotionally, as if they’re experiencing a bad breakup. The present is surreal, the future is uncertain, and they’re unsure how to…

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Is This The Secret To Achieving Your Goals?

Is This The Secret To Achieving Your Goals?

New research suggests we fail at achieving our goals because we approach them backwards. When we first decide on a goal we are motivated by rewards. But as we put our plans into action, our focus turns to the difficulty of the effort we need to put in to achieve those goals. That dooms us to failure, according to scientists at Queen Mary University of London. They suggest the key to achieving our goals is to consider the effort needed…

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Psychologists Explain How to Focus Your Mind

Psychologists Explain How to Focus Your Mind

Frazzled. Confused. Stressed. Discombobulated. Scatterbrained. These are just a few ways of describing the tendencies of the human mind. Indeed, it can be difficult to understand ourselves. It’s not altogether uncommon to wonder, “Where’d that thought come from?” It’s a fair question, too! Why do we produce random thoughts – and why are the majority of them self-defeating? To answer this question, we must look at the brain’s two modes: default and focused. “My mind is like an internet browser….

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A New Year’s Resolution Shouldn’t Be Used As A New Start On Your Health

A New Year’s Resolution Shouldn’t Be Used As A New Start On Your Health

Thinking of January as the time to start a wellness goal may actually backfire in the long run. You spend the final weeks of December indulging in all that the holidays have to offer ― an extra glass of eggnog, delicious frosted cookies and lazy days curled up in front of the TV. You promise yourself that you’re going to start on that health goal very soon. Come Jan. 1, you vow to be in the gym seven days a…

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5 Reasons People Have Low Self-Confidence

5 Reasons People Have Low Self-Confidence

Understanding the causes of low self-confidence is a first step in boosting it. The most important thing to know about low self-confidence is that it is not your fault. The factors that contribute to low self-confidence combine and interact differently for each person. Your genes, cultural background, childhood experiences, and other life circumstances all play a role. But don’t lose heart — although we can’t change the experiences in our past that shaped us, there is plenty we can do…

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What’s the key to achieving workplace happiness?

What’s the key to achieving workplace happiness?

So many of us overlook the direct relationship between our body and our mind, according to Yu Dan Shi, author of the book, Come Alive – Live a Life with More Meaning and Joy. The truth is that when our body isn’t performing well, it’s unlikely we can feel well at an emotional level, added Yu Dan. Yu Dan cited 2017 research from Australian National University which shows that working longer than 39 hours a week puts your health at…

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Emotional Resilience: 9 Ways to Be Resilient in Tough Times

Emotional Resilience: 9 Ways to Be Resilient in Tough Times

How to become more emotionally resilient in the face of uncertainty. When uncertainty rocks our world, making us wonder which path to take, what decision to make, or whether to respond at all, it can be crippling for some of us if we have not developed emotional resilience. Not sure if you struggle with resilience? Take this well-being survey. If you do struggle with resilience, how do you move through the challenge? How do you respond effectively to the situation?…

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