Today’s Solutions: January 29, 2022

Mental Health

Here you can read the latest news and research studies covering mental health. This is also the place to find out about different strategies on how you can reduce stress and boost happiness, and many other ways to look after your mental wellbeing.

What the ideal sleep schedule is for every sleep chronotype

Getting enough good quality sleep is crucial for our overall health, but unfortunately, there isn’t a standardized sleeping schedule that will work for everyone. That's because, much like personality types, each person falls into one of four different “sleep chronotypes,” and each chronotype Read More...

Start a weekly fitness journal to help you maintain motivation

Now that we are nearing the end of the first month of the year, it may be a good time to assess how our new year's resolutions are going. If your goal for the new year was to work out more, then starting an end-of-the-week fitness journaling practice can help you stay committed to it, even when Read More...

Ease menopause by listening to music

Going through menopause can be an extremely challenging time, where the world you’ve known for most of your life is turned upside down. Not every person's experience of menopause is the same, with symptoms ranging in frequency and severity. These include depression, sexual dysfunction, joint and Read More...

Guaranteed income for poor mothers boosts infant brain activity

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, that uses data from the Baby’s First Years study, put forth results that offer a strong argument for the implementation of basic or guaranteed income payments for families. The study demonstrates that infants in Read More...

Fitness trackers could help detect early signs of depression

Unlike physical ailments, mental health concerns like anxiety and depression are more difficult to notice because they are happening internally, many times without any obvious changes that would be glaring to colleagues, friends, loved ones, or even the individual themselves. Being able to Read More...

6 ideas from around the world to help boost happiness

Helen Russell, a journalist and global happiness expert who wrote The Year of Living Danishly and The Atlas of Happiness, says that there are ways in which different nations worldwide enhance their experience of happiness through a mindset or an attitude that runs deep within the culture. Read Read More...

5 Simple ways to make mindfulness a part of every day life

More and more people feel they are living a fast-paced lifestyle dominated by work, with days flying by and spare time drying up. However, too much of this lifestyle heightens your risk of burning out and numerous illnesses. Luckily, we can combat this fast track to our demise by simply Read More...

A four day workweek? 10 reasons it’s a great idea

While enduring the global pandemic, many of us have had the chance to reassess our values and goals for our lives. This has set the scene for many companies, workplaces, and even entire countries to toy with the possibility of implementing a four-day workweek. We’ve shared several stories Read More...

5 Benefits of knitting and crocheting—Stitch your stress away

Lately, at The Optimist Daily, we’ve been sharing the benefits of various indoor hobbies like tackling a jigsaw puzzle or getting crafty with painting. However, if puzzles confound you and painting doesn’t call to you, then perhaps you can stitch your stress away instead by trying out knitting Read More...

5 reasons that secrets sour relationships & how to break the secret-keeping cycle

According to a 2018 study, published in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, people on average keep around 13 secrets at a time, five of which have never been revealed to anyone. It’s worth mentioning that individuals should maintain their right to privacy, even within Read More...