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5 Reasons Why Games are Good for Mental Health

About a year ago, I started feeling stuck on where I wanted to go next in my career. It was a unique window for me to start something new, but the anxiety of staring into the unknowing was overwhelming.  I found myself playing solitaire, a game I loved growing up, as a way to escape the stress of thinking about what comes next. After playing...

5 Ways I Manage to be Productive Since Becoming a Stay at Home Mother

When our first child arrived, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I was physically and emotionally drained. There were so many things left undone. EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I recently described it to my husband as "feeling like I was trying to walk while having my heels tied together". I didn't even want to run, just to walk slowly. To put one foot in...

Rise of the Introvert and Fall of the Extrovert in the current COVID’ 19 crisis

How many times have you felt the need, the urge, and the desire to just sleep on your bed and keep looking at the ceiling? Then stare at the fan while working through your nails. Just stay indoors for hours with the TV remote in your hand and keep glancing at the TV screen as you flip through channels without a rational reason as if something...

7 Financial Tips to Live the Retirement You’ve Always Dreamed

There are many memorable financial milestones one achieves throughout their life—from opening up your first bank account to closing the deal on your first mortgage—all of these exciting stepping stones eventually lead to the pearly gates of your long-awaited retirement.  After decades of hard work and grinding, there’s no sweeter thought than...

3 Reasons Open-Mindedness is a Key to Self-Growth

Lately, more so than usual, social media has been flooded with opinions. Because people are being more vocal about their beliefs, others grow more hostile defending their own in response. Rational discussions are too commonly few and far between. I’ve noticed both through observation and experience that too many hostile disagreements stem from closed-mindedness...

4 Tips to Help Separate Work and Home Life During Coronavirus

When you originally started working from home there were a lot of things that you learned about yourself and how much time you had for other activities. You may have noticed that since your commute is not existent you can sleep in more and take time making breakfast or you realized that you could invest in ways to change the mood of your home. Furthermore,...

Here’s Why The Office Life Kills Your Neck, And What to do About it!

Do you find yourself fighting against your sore neck after a long day in the office? I do! As much as 10% of the adult population is actually suffering from a stiff neck. That's one out of every ten! A neck, like a train crash, is by far the most common physical issue amongst us office workers. 8 or more hours sitting at your desk...

6 Simple Ways to Combat Stress

No doubt we live in stressful times. Political and social unrest and a pandemic are piling on top of the normal stresses of daily life. Undue stress can lead to insomnia, fatigue, headaches, depression, and serious medical conditions. If you feel severely overwhelmed, it might be wise to consult a doctor. But there are six simple ways to combat...

7 Ways Successful People Handle Criticism

Criticism can come from people you know: your co-workers, your boss, your colleagues, and even your loved ones. It can also come from strangers, people commenting on social media, rude customers, a driver on the road, and so on. Criticism is that look that precedes the silent treatment the wife gives you (and you probably deserve) when you forget...

5 Things to Do When You’ve Got Too Much On Your Plate

I guess we've all been there sometimes – waking up in the morning, tired of the very thought of the day ahead of us, still exhausted from yesterdays' chores. Our already low levels of energy pop like a balloon when we visualize our very first errand and a seemingly neverending list of tasks waiting to be finished. Sometimes, we don't even notice...

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