Articles in the category How To

How to Beat Depression: Take Baby Steps

Depression is so prevalent, but it is something that’s not often talked about in the open. For those who have had to deal with clinical depression, there remains a certain degree of stigma associated with the condition. This shouldn’t be the case, as being depressed in itself is one of the most terrible things that […]

15 Ways to Relax Instantly When Stress Hits

Some people seem to be easy go lucky by nature it’s enviable. Especially if you’re the type who gets stressed rather easily and can’t relax instantly. Stress can hit you anywhere. Whether you’re at work, you’re dealing with things at home, or you’re at a social gathering – it doesn’t matter. When you get stressed, […]

How to Let Go of Ego in Relationships

Last week, we talked about how ego can be harming your relationships. You may not be aware of it, but your ego may be getting in the way – or worse, actively destroying your relationships. Hopefully, the preceding post has helped you in evaluating your relationships and whether your ego is getting in the way. […]

How to Wake Up at Work: Snack Right!

We all have those days when we just can’t seem to stay awake at the office. For some, it’s a constant thing; and of course, we can’t have that. In order to be productive at work, we need energy to keep going through the day. There’s the usual coffee, but if you want a healthier […]

How to Become a Better Wife, Girlfriend, or Life Partner

Way back, we had an article titled “How to Become a Better Husband, Boyfriend or Life Partner“. While it was written a long time ago, the concepts still apply; and since it was targeted at men, let’s look at things from the other perspective: that of a woman’s. Whether your relationship is in excellent condition, […]

How to Reduce Holiday Stress

The last month of the year is supposed to be all about joy, giving, and creating wonderful memories with family and friends. In reality, we know that this period has another side – a darker side which involves stress, irritation, and sometimes even anger. This can be the result of having to shop for Christmas […]

How to Make Sure You Have a Good Day By Using Positive Affirmations

How do you usually start your day? What are the first thoughts that come to mind as you get out of bed? For me, it’s usually “I need to make coffee or else I won’t be able to function.” Throughout the day, I find myself thinking in a similar pattern. I won’t be able to […]

When Relationships End…Badly

When people enter a relationship, they don’t think about it ending. When everything seems right (at that time), partners may even think about spending the rest of their lives together. The reality, however, is that not all relationships have happy endings; and relationships can be hard. In a previous post, Why Are Relationships So Hard?, […]

Determine If You’re Lacking Self-Compassion, and Learn How to Develop It

Day in and day out, we are hammered by expectations, judgements, and obligations. As can be expected, we sometimes make mistakes. We fail. And during those times, we beat ourselves up – some more than others. If you find yourself beating yourself up for whatever mistake you’ve made, maybe you should ask yourself this question: […]

6 Ways to Cheer You – and/or Others – Up

When you need a pick-me-upper, the tendency may be to curl up in bed and wallow. We do know how tempting that can be, but it may not be the best thing to do. You can do some other “productive” things instead, and cheer yourself up in the process. Additionally, these things may help you […]

Reduce Stress by Actually Reducing Your Debt

Growing up, I saw how my parents and relatives dealt with money. Some were rather responsible, making sure they had savings and investments, the latter being the ones with more disposable income than others. Most, however, seemed to be living in debt. No matter how big or small, there always seemed to be debt of […]

3 Simple Things to Do When Your World Spirals Out of Control

Given the choice, we probably would want to be in control of everything that happens in our lives. That’s why we make plans. From short-term to medium-term to long-term plans, we have ideas of what we want to happen, where we want to be, and what we want to be doing at certain points in […]

5 Things to Focus on When Your World Turns Upside Down

1. Everything is temporary. Everything. When you cut yourself, you bleed, nurse a wound for a while, and then it heals. When a flower blooms, it’s beautiful for a while, and then it dries up. When there’s a storm, the rain and thunder may rage all night. But that passes, too. In the middle of […]

7 Things to Do When You Don’t Want to Get Out of Bed and Face the Day

We’ve all had those days when we just don’t feel like getting out of bed and facing the day. The heavy feeling may even start the day or night before. It’s normal. It’s life. That may very well be the case, but it still doesn’t make things any easier when we have one of those […]

11 Best Ways to Wake Up in the Morning and Hit the Ground Running

So much has been said and written about waking up early in the day and how it allows us to get more things done. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the earlier you start, the more hours of the day you can use to your advantage. But how do […]

5 Unusual Ways to Beat Depression

Depression is a horrific thing, and most everyone goes through it now and then. There is the “natural” depression that comes and goes. This can be due to transient external or internal factors. The good thing is that this kind of depression is easier to deal with and beat. Then there is the more serious […]

7 Habits of People Who Always Get a Good Night’s Sleep

We spend a LOT of our time sleeping. It’s the way the body and mind get to recharge. But why is it that so many people have problems falling asleep, staying asleep, and actually getting a good night’s sleep? Why is insomnia, in its different forms, such a common issue? There are probably a wide […]

Why It’s Important to Control Your Anger – and Practical Tips to Do It

Anger is a normal emotion, and letting it out is actually healthy. The “normal” person lets his anger show when appropriate, but does not let it control him, or let things get out of hand. There are some people, however, who just can’t seem to get a grip on themselves when the monster that is […]

5 Things You Can Do to Control Your Social Media Addiction

There’s nothing with wrong social media and social networks per se, but even as early as 2008, people were already spending way too much time on Facebook and other platforms. Today, the average person probably cannot go a day without going on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or some other network. Still, there is nothing wrong with that, […]

6 Proven Ways to Quickly Chase the Blues Away

Whether it’s the blues, or something is bothering you, the result is the same: you do not feel good. And, when you do not feel good, it’s always almost impossible to do what you need to do (whether it’s work or personal tasks). Different strokes for different folks, of course, but here are some proven […]