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How to Fit Meditation into a Busy Life

Meditation is a calming practice that reduces stress, improves concentration, and increases self-awareness. It plays an important role to ensure that we are in a stable state of mind despite emotional shifts and challenges faced on a daily basis. As a result, many people have made meditation part of their daily routine. But, if you […]

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How To Develop A Positive Mindset

Every self-help guru will tell you, “Attitude is altitude!” They say things like, “Change your mind and you change your life,” and “Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” They profess that how you think creates your reality. If you want a different reality than you are experiencing right […]

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5 Benefits of Being a Positive Thinker

Being an optimist is not easy. Many people give into doubt and negative thoughts quite easily, especially in the wake of insurmountable odds or failure. However, you can make the choice to have a more positive outlook toward life and nurture this attitude until it becomes an ingrained personal trait. While it may not be […]

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How to Identify Negative Thoughts

Negative thinking is a common psychological challenge that many people develop. All too often than not, it can have a devastating impact on all aspects of life. But, what exactly are negative thoughts? Well, negativity refers to perceptions or attitudes that work against you and make your life worse in some way. Generally, such destructive […]

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Are You An All Or Nothing Person?

All-or-nothing thinking is one of the many negative thought patterns known as cognitive distortions. It goes by many other names such as splitting as well as ‘black & white’ or polarized thinking. This type of flawed thinking means that a person sees things in black or white. For example, you are either successful or a […]

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What is Catastrophizing? (And How to Stop Doing It)

Catastrophizing, or worst-case scenario thinking, can be simply described as exaggerating negative effects of events and decisions. People who catastrophize have a tendency to obsess over the worst possible outcome and exaggerate how bad things will be if the imagined ‘catastrophe’ actually happens. This  thinking pattern often takes two forms. The first type of catastrophizing […]

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5 Quick And Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day

5 Super Easy Ways to Improve a Bad Day Have you ever had one of those days when something frustrating or upsetting happens? Perhaps you ended up in an argument with a spouse, lost out on a business deal, failed a job interview or made a mistake at the workplace that got you into trouble. […]

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A Complete Guide To Burnout

Are you “burned out“? If so, you probably understand the definition of this phrase quite well. But just for fun, let’s take a look at how that term is defined, and where it originated. As far as definitions go, a burnout is a: reduction of a fuel or substance to nothing, through use or combustion. […]

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6 Tips for Achieving a Healthy Balance In Your Life

A happy and stress-free life is all about balance. Focus on nothing but your career and climbing the corporate ladder, and you miss out on incredible, once-in-a-lifetime moments with your loved ones. Of course, the opposite is true as well. If you neglect your career and spend every waking moment concerned about your family and […]

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How Does Sleep Affect Stress

Poor sleep patterns and stress are closely related. When you don’t get enough rest, you feel irritable and rushed in the morning. You start stressing out over how your day has already begun, and this lack of sleep could very well lead to a long day of anxiety and stress. The opposite pattern is also […]

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