'Tis the Season to be...Gloomy?

Not everyone feels jolly during the holidays. In fact, for some, it’s the most difficult time of the year. The holidays can be associated with bad childhood memories, it can highlight current financial hardship, it can be painful due to the recent loss of a family member or friend, and it can accentuate feelings of isolation and depression. And on top of that, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the stress of it all! If any of this sounds familiar, and you’re finding yourself succumbing to the holiday blues, you are not alone. Here is what you can do to brave the holidays this year. Be Real You are not obligated to be happy and cheerful during the holidays. Denying and avoiding your feeling

What are your Lifeblockers?

Lifeblockers are time-sucking behaviors we voluntarily participate in that get in the way of living the life we want for ourselves. Whatever benefits you may glean from these activities are heavily outweighed by the chronic states of procrastination and inertia they foster. Consider how the following lifeblockers may be inhibiting you from reaching your goals. Candy Crush Total lifeblocker. The most popular games app is causing hoards of men and women to mindlessly whittle the minutes away, minutes that turn into hours—hours that could be spent doing something productive, creative or worthwhile. But hey—we made it to level 578—so that’s something. Next time you feel the urge to crush candy,

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself During the Holidays

Life can be demanding, leaving us feeling wrecked and stressed especially at this time of year. But have you noticed that some days you handle it better than others? Resilience isn’t a static trait—it’s like a muscle that weakens or strengthens and you get to decide if you work it or not. Don’t be defenseless when faced of stress, build resilience by addressing these five lifestyle factors everyday: Chew on it: There is a connection between the quality and the quantity of food we eat and our energy levels, our mood, and our general health and well-being. Sometimes, it’s difficult to see the connection. A food diary can be a great tool to assess your current eating habits. Add a stress rati

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