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  1. Labyrinths: Ancient Aid for Modern Stresses

    A labyrinth is a pattern of pathways that weave in a circle around a central point. You walk through the pathways to get to the center. Labyrinths are about the journey, at least as much as the destination. They can be calming, as they slow you down while you wind your way through the path.  A labyr

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  2. Clutter vs. Hoarding: What's the Difference?

    When is a mess more than just a mess? You may worry that your paper-piled desk or clothes-strewn rooms mean you're a hoarder bound for a TV reality show. But most people, even sloppy ones, fall somewhere closer to normal on the clutter scale.  Someone who hoards collects huge amounts of things, ofte

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  3. When Procrastination Is a Problem, and How to Fix It

    Procrastination is a long word for this quick idea: later.  It's telling yourself you'll do things "tomorrow" or "when I feel more like it." Everyone delays or puts things off sometimes, and that's fine, says Timothy Pychyl, PhD, an associate professor of psychology at Carleton University in Ottawa,

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  4. Holidays With Your Ex

    After a divorce, you may wonder how best to approach the holidays. Will you go to that party where you’ll see your ex? If you have kids, should you and your ex open gifts together with them, or separately? Some people hold on to an idealized view of how the holidays used to be, says clinical psychol

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  5. Give Yourself a Break Today

    If you could re-energize, ease stress, and boost your willpower in just 10 minutes, would you do it? Who wouldn’t? By simply taking a break you can reap all those benefits and more. For instance, did you know a rested mind is more likely to stick with healthy habits? So, walk away from your desk and

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  6. How to Claim Some 'Me Time'

    Say it loud, and say it proud: Me, me, me! OK, maybe you don't want to shout it, but it is that important. Fitting in time for yourself is essential to do your healthy habits. Take charge of your health and happiness, and you'll lower your stress, become more productive, and have more energy. You ma

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  7. What’s Zapping Your Energy?

    Sure, we all get draggy from time to time. A sleepless night here and there, a stressful day at the office, or one too many Krispy Kremes can take their toll. But when you're constantly feeling drained, it might be time to look at what's bringing you down. Check out these energy zappers and see how

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  8. Positive Thinking Sets You Up for Success

    You're working hard to quit smoking, eat healthy, or exercise more. You're truly committed. Then you make one tiny misstep and the temptation to give up pokes at you -- hard. How you talk to yourself in those moments can help you stay on course or take a discouraging detour. Consider this study: One

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  9. 10 Relaxation Techniques That Zap Stress Fast

    Relax. You deserve it, it's good for you, and it takes less time than you think. You don't need a spa weekend or a retreat. Each of these stress-relieving tips can get you from OMG to om in less than 15 minutes. 1. Meditate  A few minutes of practice per day can help ease anxiety. “Research suggests

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  10. 10 Ways to Improve Your Day in Just 5 Minutes

    Five minutes. It's only a little bit of time. But it's long enough for you to do one thing that could make your whole day better. That's a great return on your time investment! So take five minutes and try one of these 10 simple ways to lower stress, boost your mood, and get more energy. It might gi

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