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Being on Time and Reducing Road Rage for Your Mental Health

Being on Time and Reducing Road Rage for Your Mental Health

Do you have trouble being on time? Being late can affect your mental health and increase road rage. Watch this video for more on increasing joy by being prompt.

Whether your difficulty lies in being on time for work, being on time for school, or just being on time for a lunch with a friend, it can often feel like you’re just someone who can’t be punctual. Being late can even affect your experience of life by increasing your feelings of stress in traffic (potentially creating road rage) or your meetings even after you arrive.

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Why You Need a Bliss Book and How to Start One

Why You Need a Bliss Book and How to Start One

A bliss book can help anyone improve his or her mental health and emotional wellbeing. What is a bliss book? How will a bliss book help you? Find out in this HealthyPlace video now.

What is a bliss book? It developed from a training I recently took that assigned the creation of a brag book. The entries entail at least one thing every day I’m proud of. I’ll admit, I found this quite contrived at first. Full disclosure: I still don’t do it every day like I want to, but I’ve taken it on, calling it a bliss book instead.

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Introduction to Morgan Meredith, Author of ‘Living a Blissful Life’

Introduction to Morgan Meredith, Author of ‘Living a Blissful Life’

"Living a Blissful Life" author Morgan Meredith shares her story of overcoming depression and finding bliss. Learn about Morgan Meredith's story here.Hello, I’m Morgan Meredith, and I’m pleased to join HealthyPlace as a new writer for Living a Blissful Life. I look forward to sharing the approaches and tips I’ve collected over the years to help create a more blissful life in the face of mental health concerns. Though at times I certainly struggle, my goal is to continue developing so that the moments of satisfaction and confidence overwhelm those bliss-killers.

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Find Inspiration in Your Everyday Life

Find Inspiration in Your Everyday Life

We can find inspiration in our everyday lives. Attune yourself to the ordinary experience of daily living, and find inspiration in the here and now. Here's how.

You can find inspiration in your everyday life. We certainly find inspiration in the person who overcomes obstacles to do something profound, a beautiful work of art or piece of music, or the magnificence of the Grand Canyon. These are definitely inspiring things. But you don’t need to go to a museum, visit a world heritage site, or learn about a famous person to be inspired. You can find inspiration in your everyday life.

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Live Life Now: Living in the Present Moment

Live Life Now: Living in the Present Moment

Live life now, not as it was and not as it might be. Being fully present in this moment is important to finding your bliss. Here are some ways to live life now.
We all need to learn to live life now. Spending all of our mental energy focused on the past or the future means that we aren’t living in the present. We aren’t living our lives right now, and, honestly, the present moment is truly the only time we have to live. Many of us are constantly distracted, but I’d encourage each of us to live life now and be fully present in this moment.

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Start to Live Your Purpose — Choose Your Destiny Now

Start to Live Your Purpose — Choose Your Destiny Now

Start to live your purpose and choose your destiny now. Don’t let life just happen to you. When you truly believe that you control your life rather than life controlling you, then you are free to choose your destiny. But, many of us spend years living as if life just happens to us. We live on autopilot, going through the motions without examining if how we live is truly how we want to live, if who we are is who we want to be. Let’s talk about how to start to live your purpose

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Practice Appreciation to Increase Life Satisfaction

Practice Appreciation to Increase Life Satisfaction

If you practice appreciation you can increase life satisfaction. When you practice appreciation, you are acknowledging the worth and significance of someone or something. The act of appreciating enhances positive emotions (The Magic of Appreciation). So, if you want to improve your own emotional wellbeing and live a more blissful life, start practicing appreciation. 

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Foster Unity over Division to Live Blissfully

Foster Unity over Division to Live Blissfully

There is a lack of connection between people in spite of the fact that unity over division can lead to a blissful life. There is a pervasive mentality of “us” versus “them.” Despite the fact that we know social connection makes us happier, we tend to dehumanize others. We pit ourselves against those who are different from us, acting apathetic at best and cruel at worst. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that indifference and cruelty are not traits that will help you live a blissful life. In fact, they may actually prevent it. To break down the walls we erect that keep us separate, we need to learn how to humanize others and foster unity over division to live blissfully.

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Hate the Holidays? You Are Not Alone

Hate the Holidays? You Are Not Alone

If you hate the holidays, you are not alone. While the holidays can be tough, there are ways to sustain your happiness during a difficult holiday season.

If you find yourself hating the holidays, don’t worry you are not alone in your hatred for this time of year (Ideas for Managing Depression Over the Holidays). The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is supposed to be warm, fuzzy, and happy but for many of us, it’s not. Many of us actually hate the holidays.

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Find Your Kindness, Improve Your Happiness

Find Your Kindness, Improve Your Happiness

The world can be a nasty place, but it’s much happier when you find your kindness. Lately, I’ve realized that the best thing I can do to improve my happiness is to be kind. This starts by being kind to myself.

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