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Guilty pleasures, like junk food or trashy books, can be good for us, as long as we enjoy them in moderation.
Take a mental break and enjoy doing something that doesn't require intense intellectual focus. It will improve your ability to deal with stressors productively.
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Having weak ties (neighbors, your favorite bartender, or fellow members in a spin class) can have a positive impact on our well-being by helping us feel more connected to other social groups.
Worrying about when something will go wrong will only steal your current joy. Accept that you can't perfectly prepare for potential challenges.
Research shows that ignoring upsetting feelings can reduce your capacity for joy and may manifest as physical pain.
Doing something only once may leave you naive to the missed nuances remaining to enjoy.
Being overly busy with long to-do lists has become a way to communicate status. Although being busy is not a real status indicator, the impact is real and it contributes to burnout, anxiety and stress-related diseases.
According to experts, choosing to spend time by yourself can help your social relationships. Solitude can also help you regulate your emotions. It can have a calming effect that prepares you to better engage with others.
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