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Enjoy your "guilty pleasures"

Enjoy your "guilty pleasures"

Sometimes we need a mental break and not always be working on solving intellectual problems or doing something "productive".

If a TV show or song is enjoyable to you, why feel embarassed or guilty about it?


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Spend more time alone

Spend more time alone

This is commonly viewed as a negative experience but actually has lots of benefits, like:

  • Benefiting social relationships
  • Improving creativity and confidence
  • Making you better at regulating emotions

When you feel stressed out, try taking some time for yourse...


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Try doing nothing

Try doing nothing

Reject the idea of busyness as a status symbol. Not taking time to slow down can cause burnout, anxiety disorders, and stress-related health issues.

Doing nothing can recharge us and make us more productive when we get back into it.


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Instead of dwelling on regrets, focus on self improvement.

Instead of dwelling on regrets, focus on self improvement.

If you try to ignore upsetting feelings like regret, it can diminish your joy or even manifest itself as physical pain. 

Instead, slow down, be aware of the present moment and what sensations you are feeling, and accept how you feel while understanding that this feeling won't last forever.


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Enjoy things when they're good

Enjoy things when they're good

Let go of negative expectations and accept that we can never perfectly prepare for a challenge.

Be present in the current moment and savor good experiences and feelings.


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Learn to accept compliments

Looking at your accomplishments positively decreases stress and encourages better habits!

Accept compliments that others give you and give yourself compliments as well.


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Embrace repeat experiences

Even if you've experienced something before, don't assume that you have experiened all the joy that there is to gain from it!

Novelty is often overrated.


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Make more "casual" friends

Make more "casual" friends

Going through your day and greeting your neighbors, the barista, fellow members in a gym class, etc. makes you feel more connected and creates a feeling of belonging to a community.

These "weak ties":

  • improve our job prospects
  • can give us valuable recomme...


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‘Guilty’ pleasures

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.

“Wasting time” also is productive

Here’s a powerful paradox: We are often most productive when we feel it least, when we’re taking a break or relaxing or doing absolutely nothing.

Resist the urge to fill every empty moment with something — “especially if you need to be extra productive or creative for a task.”

Problem Solving: An In-Demand Skill

Problem Solving: An In-Demand Skill

Most job postings nowadays require skill sets related to problem-solving, making it a sought-after ability that job candidates love to put in their resumes. Finding solutions is where the big money is.

Yet we design our lives in a way that is counterintuitive to problem solving.

We ...


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