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6 Tips for Dealing With a Shopping Addiction

Some people find it much harder than others to resist the impulse to pick up something shiny and new. While buying things spontaneously now and then is perfectly normal, it becomes more pressing when you’re maxing out credit cards and running out of cash. If this sounds like you, you may have a shopping addiction. Whether you know you’re an …

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The Importance of Health for Millennials

Image Source Baby boomers are notorious for subsiding health and wellness for more workaholic regimes, suppressing mental health issues, and choosing fast and convenient diets over healthy ones. However, ever since millennials entered the picture, the trajectory of health has changed drastically. This generation is more attuned to their needs and understands the importance of sustainable living. Likewise, millennials also …

inspiration

6 Steps to recover from failure and demoralisation

I’m a psychologist and I am still discovering new things every day. I don’t have all the answers but I DO know what has worked for me and many of my therapy clients over the years. That also doesn’t mean that I am blazing a trail 24/7. Accept that life has ups and downs and when you are experiencing a …

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These 5 Tips Can Be Lifesaving For Your First Solo Hiking Trip

A trip to the mountains is a perfect way to escape from life’s monotony. The cool breeze, serene environment, and breathtaking sights make it worth taking time from your busy life for a memorable trek. That said, you may run into several problems if you aren’t prepared for the hike, especially if it’s your first time. Problems like water shortage …

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How To Reduce Your Stress Levels

Even the calmest person, from time to time, will get some level of stress – the problem is we aren’t equipped to feel stressed all the time, and management of stress is a must.    Stress might be a feeling, but it has long-lasting impacts on us mentally and physically. People who have chronic stress are more likely to suffer …

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Can mindfulness meditation be effective in reducing stress?

Having a consistent meditation routine can add so much value to your life. It can even improve your relationship with yourself, others, and even affects your physical and mental health. For many people, managing stress or anxiety is the primary reason why they want to learn mindfulness meditation. What is stress? We can define stress as the tension we feel …

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Why You Deserve a Break: The Health Benefits of a Staycation

The frenzy of everyday life can truly put you to the test. From rushing to get into the office to balancing infinite scheduled appointments in your diary, you rarely get the chance to stop and breathe. In the long run, this prolonged hustle and bustle can have a negative effect on your wellbeing. Why not take a break from your …

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Surprisingly easy ways to feel happier

We live in a harsh world but you’ll be pleased to know that you can still find easy ways to improve your mood. You can choose what you want to focus on and when you tune in to things that inspire you and motivate you, your actions will directly influence your levels of happiness and fulfilment. Listen to uplifting lyrics …

Happy Strolls and Healthy Walks: The Healing Power of Spending Time Outdoors

There is nothing better than spending a morning or an afternoon immersed in nature. From birds tweeting light-heartedly in their nests to ducklings splashing about in a large pond, you are bound to experience something truly special. If the temperatures allow it, you may even go for a paddle in a small, pristine lake with your dog, partner, kids, or …

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Reasons why you need to get going this year

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? It’s almost the end of January and it’s time to get back to being disciplined. If you are like me, the word “disciplined” immediately conjures up resistance. A feeling of dread and being uncomfortable emerges. Focusing on where we want to be, includes accepting that we will need to give …