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Are Your ‘Me Time’ Activities Healthy for You?

Are Your ‘Me Time’ Activities Healthy for You?

Is your me time healthy for you? It's too easy to misuse me time for the wrong reasons. Use these three tests at HealthyPlace to find out if your me time is good for your mental health (or not!).

“Me time” activities are important for your happiness and health. They can be an opportunity for reflection, a break for self-care, a respite from socializing, or simply the expression of an introverted nature. However, for many people like me, me time can easily become a contributing factor for depression. Isolation is one of the more dangerous symptoms of mental illness because it encourages cyclical thoughts and keeps us from recognizing the love in our lives.

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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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How Online Arguments with Strangers Affect Your Happiness

How Online Arguments with Strangers Affect Your Happiness

Do you get sucked into online arguments? It’s not good for your mental health. Discover how to avoid online arguments at HealthyPlace and save your energy for things that increase your joy instead of increasing your anxiety. Read this for tips on avoiding online arguments now.

Online arguments can be so tempting at times. I admit it: I hadn’t slept, couldn’t stop crying over the US’s most recent traumatic event, and had a short fuse, so I went online. I made some legitimately informative remarks on a stranger’s comment but added sarcasm. I stirred things up. And I regret it, because not only was my point lost, I’m now left obsessing over that conversation, while I’m sure nobody else is. Online arguments can often be damaging to our enjoyment of life.

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Stressed at Work? Try These 5 Stress-Relief Techniques

Stressed at Work? Try These 5 Stress-Relief Techniques

Being stressed at work is uncomfortable and makes your job harder. Learn five tips to de-stress while you’re at work at HealthyPlace. These 5 techniques will relax you when you're stressed at work and improve your mental well-being in and out of the office.

Many factors can cause you to be stressed at work. Unfriendly coworkers, unnecessary regulations, difficult clients, and long hours all potentially release stress and anxiety chemicals, which, without intervention, can affect our entire day. But you can cut down on feeling stressed at work.

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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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How to Stop Cyclical Thoughts that Damage Mental Health

How to Stop Cyclical Thoughts that Damage Mental Health

Cyclical thoughts lead to negativity spirals and damage your mental health. Learn how to stop cyclical thoughts quickly on HealthyPlace. Fight back against negative cyclical thoughts now.

Cyclical thought is one of the biggest causes and symptoms of downward mental health spirals. Cyclical thoughts create a loop your brain seemingly can’t get out of. These cyclical thoughts can invite anything from feeling like a bad friend to panic attacks to depressive episodes. Sometimes the thoughts become so irrational that they’re almost humorous to look back on when we emerge from them.

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A Mindfulness Trick for When You’re Really Depressed

A Mindfulness Trick for When You’re Really Depressed

Mindfulness tricks can seem pointless when you're really depressed. Why bother? Right? Learn how to use mindfulness even when you're depressed at HealthyPlace. Try this five-minute, three-step mindfulness practice and feel better now.Any kind of mindfulness trick can seem too difficult or pointless when you’re really depressed. During one of my worst periods of depression, I had a coach from a personal development program. He suggested I list all the places and activities that made me happy, then go do them. I became even more distraught when I realized I had exactly zero items to put on my list. But check out this mindfulness trick, it’s different.

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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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Change Is Necessary for Growth: Goodbye to ‘Living a Blissful Life’

Change Is Necessary for Growth: Goodbye to ‘Living a Blissful Life’

Change is necessary for anyone's personal growth, and I've found it's time for me to move on. Change is necessary for me to realize a different dream. Namaste.

Friends, change is necessary so I am moving on from my stint as an author of the Living a Blissful Life blog. For the last year, I focused on sharing my experiences with you, hoping to provide helpful and positive steps you can take to live a more blissful life. But it’s time for me to move on; this change is necessary for my personal growth.

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The Power of Habit: Patience, Perseverance, and Peace

The Power of Habit: Patience, Perseverance, and Peace

The power of habit helps blissful people stay that way, and not-so-blissful people become that way. Which power habits sustain joy? Read this to find out.

There’s power in habit. Habit creates your life. People who live a blissful life do not possess unique character traits that separate them from everyone else. They do not have more luck or brains or money. What people who live a blissful life do possess are powerful habits, and these habits help sustain joy and fulfillment regardless of what is happening in their life.

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