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20 Time Management Tips for your 20’s

1. Complete the most important tasks first. This is the golden rule of time management. Each day, identify the two or three tasks that are the most crucial to complete and do those first. Once you’re done, the day has already been a success. You can move on to other things, or you can let them wait until tomorrow. You’ve finished the …

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A Simple Step to Gratitude

This past year, I’ve taken up the hobby of journaling. Even in the short amount of time since I started, I’ve noticed a big difference. Then, I started to do some research on all the different types of journaling. One that I stumbled across is a gratitude journal. In just about 15 minutes a few times a week, studies suggest …

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5 Apps That Can Help You Find Meaningful Motivation

As a full-time graduate student, I’m not exactly eager to pick up another book, even if it promises to have all of the answers to my life problems inside.  While I’m sure self-help, mindset, and motivational books can certainly help motivate people to exercise, improve their eating patterns, or finally clean their room, picking up a book that’s not a textbook …

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Six Science-Based Reasons Why Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Intuitively we know that laughter is one of the best tools we have for dealing with stress, and science backs that up. In fact, research into laughter goes even further, revealing that it’s a potent drug with the contagious power of a virus that conveys a slew of benefits for the mind and body. Below are six findings that should …

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Take Inventory of Your Well-being

Sometimes, there seems to be a life cycle of just feeling blah. It may seem as though you’re on autopilot and watching life happen without really being mindful of it. Everyone goes through this phase one time or another. It can be at times stressful, especially when you don’t really know why you’re stuck feeling this way. Recently, I heard …

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Simple Steps to Improve Sleep Hygiene

Falling asleep may seem like an impossible dream when you’re awake at 3 a.m., but good sleep is more under your control than you might think. Following healthy sleep habits can make the difference between restlessness and restful slumber. Researchers have identified a variety of practices and habits—known as “sleep hygiene”—that can help anyone maximize the hours they spend sleeping, …

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Room Color and How it Affects Your Mood

The colors of the rooms in your home are a direct reflection of your personality. While most of us may not spend a lot of time thinking about room color, it affects us every day. Room color can influence our moods and our thoughts. Color affects people in many ways, depending on age, gender, ethnic background and climate. Certain colors (or groups of …

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Dog Walking Has Psychological Benefits for You

Get the leash! Walking a dog is not only good exercise. It’s also great therapy, based on a raft of recent studies. Below are six psychological benefits of taking Fido for a stroll. Boosting exercise motivation You know how some people are better about making doctor’s appointments or cooking healthy meals for a loved one than for themselves? By the …

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A Very Simple Guide to Chilling Out

“If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would have to say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you didn’t ask me, I’d still have to say it.” — George F. Burns One good life skill is to be able to chill out. To be calm in negative situations and not overreact …

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Easy Stress Relief: 5 Ways To Decompress In Just 5 Minutes

1. Enjoy A Mindful Snack The simple act of eating a healthy snack can be both energizing and de-stressing. Focus on the textures and flavors of the food, and don’t get distracted by your phone, computer or even a friend. Try a small piece of dark chocolate, associated with reducing the levels of stress hormones in the body. You may …

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