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Check in with your emotions

Check in with your emotions

When you don't take the time to pause and notice how you really feel and even worse, you bury your emotions, you put yourself at greater risk of burnout.

Practice mindful journaling to check in with your thoughts as often as possible.

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A break from the information cycle

In the past news came to us slowly (through letters, gossip from the neighbors or the printed newspaper). 

But today, with the entire internet in the palm of our hands, we are tuned into everything at once. And it’s messing with our mental health. 

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Get good sleep

When you're feeling unfocused, before trying to make big changes in your life, to fix things, press the reset button and put yourself to bed.

And if you have trouble getting to sleep, try a sleep meditation.

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Relationships: quality, not quantity

The many relationships we foster are valuable and enrich our lives. But the pressure we put on ourselves to maintain these relationships can, at times, be damaging. 

When you feel overextended, it’s important to learn to just say no to a dinner out or a weekend work trip.

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Focus on personal achievement

... rather than status.

It's more fulfilling to focus your time and energy on something you really care about, even if that’s a more quiet type of success (for example, learning how to play guitar).

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Alain de Botton

“What registers as anxiety is typically no freakish phenomenon; it is the mind’s logical enraged plea not to be continuously and exhaustingly overstimulated.”

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Cultivate a healthy environment

You can always create an environment that fosters a sense of peace and contentment in your daily life.

For example, try tidying your room, repainting it or adding plans to your desk at work.

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Practice mindful eating

Pay attention to your meals and begin to savor each bite, in order to feel more full and satisfied for longer.

Because if you work or check your phone while eating, you miss out on all the mood-boosting benefits that come with it.

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Why We Worry

The motivation for your worry often comes from past events.

Alain De Botton explains that this is due to traumatic events from our childhood that were never properly processed.

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We make more than 200 food decisions a day, and most of these appear to be habitual, which means we eat without thinking about what or how much food we consume.

A new study found weight-loss interventions that are based on forming new habits, and breaking old habits is the key to a healthy weight.

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'Copying' famous routines

Not everyone consciously crafts their routines to maximize their time. That’s why people are interested in the routines of successful people: we think following the same steps will bring the same results. But blindly following someone else’s routines won’t make us as successful as them.

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