Why Finding A Hobby Can Be Great For Your Mental Health

It seems that we cannot switch on the television nowadays without seeing somebody who is or has been at the mercy of their mental health issues. Also, what seems to catch us more off guard is generally we see that the people we least expect are suffering more than we can ever imagine.

Although there is more awareness on social media, film, and television, there is still stigma attached to mental health. We really need to find ways to make it so there is more than can be done for those that suffer.

Today, we are going to be looking at the power of hobbies and why finding one could be the perfect thing to help you out at the times when you struggle the most.

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Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin

Wellness Wednesday: How to Boost Your Sleep Hygiene for Better Mental Health, Even When You’re on a Budget by Cheryl Conklin
Photo by Gregory Pappas on Unsplash

According to the National Sleep Foundation, good bedtime hygiene is essential to sleeping well at night and waking up feeling refreshed and productive in the morning. For instance, if we drink caffeinated beverages shortly before bedtime, or sleep in a room that’s too hot or too cold, our sleep quality may suffer, and we may spend the next day feeling groggy and unfocused. In some cases, we may struggle to fall asleep at all. 

Moreover, Harvard Health Publishing says that sleep quality and mental health go hand in hand. If you’re deprived of sleep, your risk of developing depression, ADHD, generalized anxiety disorder, or another mental disorder may increase. As such, improving your sleep habits is key to boosting your mental health and improving the quality of sleep you get each night. For some budget-friendly tips that will help you to improve your sleep habits while boosting your mental health at the same time, read on! 

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Wellness Wednesday: Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

Daily Positive Affirmations and Why You Want To Use Them by John Meeks

I wrote about the power of positive daily affirmations in a number of my earlier blog posts such as 23 Strategies To Survive and Stay Positive In a Toxic Work Environment as well as others. And I am sure you may have heard about positive affirmations in other blog posts, articles and social media memes and what-not. Positive affirmations have become popular in recent years because they are effective and there is some science to support this claim as I will talk about a little later.

There are many things to be successful, like I talked about in my post 21 Things To NOT do to be Successful, so affirmations are not the only thing you will need to do on your journey to success and well being, but positive daily affirmations are a vital step you will do well to make part of your daily routine.

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How To Become A Blogger

How To Become A Blogger

So, you want to be a blogger? Maybe you feel as though you have something to say and want to get your message out there. Blogging can be a great pastime but it can also be a way of earning money. It can become a big part of your life, and it will introduce you to a great community of other bloggers too. 

Here are some tips for starting your very own blog 

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25 Pieces of Advice I Learned at 25 Years Old

Today (November 18, 2019) I turn a quarter of a century-old! Although I haven’t been alive for very long I have learned and experienced so much in my time on this floating blue marble. I’d love to share 25 pieces of wisdom that I’ve learned as a twenty-five-year-old.

25 Pieces of Advice I Learned at 25 Years Old

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Creative Costume Essentials You’ll Need This Spooky Season!

Creative Costume Essentials You’ll Need This Spooky Season!

If you are a big fan of dressing up whenever possible, then it’s quite likely that you are already getting excited about the upcoming celebration of Halloween. In fact, getting their costume right is the most important things for many people, whether they are heading to a party or hitting the neighborhood streets to trick or treat! Happily, you will find out about all the essentials you will need to make sure your costume is one that wows this spooky season! Keep reading to find out more. 

Creative Costume Essentials You’ll Need This Spooky Season!
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Quick Simple Ways To Improve Your Health

Quick Simple Ways To Improve Your Health

We all want to live a long life and in order to do that, we need to make sure we are staying healthy and are taking good care of ourselves not only for ourselves but also for our loved ones. Obviously, there are some factors that we can’t change and control such as pre-existing risk factors, however, we can still make great choices to help support a healthy lifestyle. We are able to help reduce things such as heart disease, many cancers, and Type II diabetes.

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Wellness Wednesday: Dear my ex-best friend(s), Thank you, Next. by Jalisa Nichole

Friendship Breakups: Dear my ex-best friend(s), Thank you, Next

We always talk about the pain of breaking up with a significant other, but we rarely talk about friendship breakups. They HURT too!

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National Tooth Fairy Day (Feb 28): The Tooth Hurts

little girl smiling

Most of us remember losing a tooth in elementary school and being really hyped that we were going to make bank. I’m talking about the tooth fairy of course. The entity that parents told children about who takes your tooth in the middle of the night while you are asleep and leaves cash or other small trinkets (which was both creepy and enchanting all at the same time).

Recently, my six-year-old little sister lost two of her teeth at the same time. Well, one was really wiggly and the other was just starting to give so my mother just yanked that one out for my sister anyway (ouch!). My little sister was betrayed, but she was still super excited to put her teeth under her pillow.

The TOOTH HURTS

She decided to put one tooth under her pillow at a time for two nights instead of putting both teeth under her pillow at once. Her logic: “But what if the tooth fairy comes and two teeth are too heavy?” Can’t fight that logic. So she put her first tooth under her pillow and I think that she was so excited she passed out from enthusiasm and she was knocked out cold.

In the morning she woke up and shouted, “The tooth fairy came!” She pulled out a dollar from under her pillow and suddenly her excitement level dropped from a 10 to a solid 8. She said, “Aww, I only got a dollar.” And she made a pouty face. My parents jokingly told her that maybe she must have been hit by the recession. Obviously, that word was a little too advanced for my sister to grasp.

The next night the “tooth fairy” must have felt bad and so my little sister woke up and found a ten dollar bill in her pillowcase. She was like, “Wow, I’m so rich now!” Then she turned and asked my parents, “But wait, this time the tooth fairy put the money IN my pillow, what the–? Doesn’t it go under?” Obviously, we explained she had to make such a large sum of money safe and secure. My little sister closed her eyes, crossed her arms, and nodded approvingly, “True. True.”

Main Points

  • It doesn’t matter how old you are if the tooth fairy paid a visit, don’t burst a kid’s bubble.
  • That period of childhood wonder is so brief and children and adults alike should make it last while they can.
  1. Evaluate earnings
  2. Complain
  3. ???
  4. Profit (sometimes if you pout, it helps if you are a cute little munchkin)
  • My little sister is a champ, two teeth out and still standing.
  • She’s also super rich, maybe if I’m nice she could give me a loan some time
  • The tooth fairy’s not a lie, it’s an exaggerated tooth (I mean truth)