Articles with the category How 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 […]