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Month: September 2022

A Connection Between a ‘Calm Mind’ and Better Capacity for Self-Control

A Connection Between a ‘Calm Mind’ and Better Capacity for Self-Control

Summary: People with greater self-control have calmer minds, which in itself generates fewer distractions from stimuli. People who have a “calmer mind”—that is, their neuronal processes take longer on average and whirl around less than others—have greater self-control. This was the finding of Dr. Tobias Kleinert, Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs and Dr. Bastian Schiller from the Department of Psychology at the University of Freiburg, together with Prof. Dr. Kyle Nash and Dr. Josh Leota from the University of Alberta/Canada, and…

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More And More People Have ‘Lifestyle Fatigue.’ Maybe You Do, Too.

More And More People Have ‘Lifestyle Fatigue.’ Maybe You Do, Too.

Two-plus years of a pandemic have altered our mental health. Here are the signs and what you can do to cope. Even though we’re armed with COVID-19 vaccines and updated booster shots, the world is still largely in a different (and oft-worried) place compared with before the pandemic. This, experts say, can lead to a feeling of malaise — or “lifestyle fatigue,” in the words of Sean Grover, a psychotherapist who writes for Psychology Today. Lifestyle fatigue can be summed…

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4 Ways To Boost Your Well-Being And Happiness 

4 Ways To Boost Your Well-Being And Happiness 

These are the four psychological pillars of well-being-being. Awareness, connection, insight and purpose are the four pillars of psychological well-being, a study concludes. In the face of rising mental health problems, made worse by the pandemic, these pillars can help everyone improve their emotional well-being. The researchers focus on areas that can be improved with training or other effortful practice: Awareness: being attentive to ones’ environment and one’s own body. Connections: experiencing kindness and compassion. Insight: increasing curiosity and self-knowledge…

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This Sleep Pattern Increases Heart Disease Risk 54% 

This Sleep Pattern Increases Heart Disease Risk 54% 

People who ignore this risk factor increase their odds of developing heart disease or stroke. Less than seven, or more than eight hours of sleep can cause arterial stiffness leading to heart disease or stroke. If you like to stay up late and have a drink or check your emails or watch TV and sleep until mid-morning, remember the quantity of sleep is important for your heart health. The incidence of arterial stiffness is much lower in people who sleep…

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