Today’s Solutions: January 24, 2022

The Optimist Living

8 Trends from 2021 We’ll Carry to the New Year

“Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” - Hal Borland  It’s the time of year for reflections and projections as we take stock of all that has happened over the last twelve months and peer with hopeful curiosity Read More...

Forget about antidepressants—these natural alternatives do the job much better

The winter season’s shorter days and colder weather can worsen depression symptoms, so this week, we are re-sharing an article from last year with four natural depression remedies shown to combat the winter blues. Check them out: Exercise: As we frequently report, the benefits of exercise are Read More...

10 simple things you can do to boost your mood (according to experts)

All of us have days when it's hard to get out of bed, and it feels like nothing we do makes a difference.  These ups and downs are part of life, but learning how to cope with the down days can bring benefits to our entire life, even when we wake up happy.  For this Business Insider article, Read More...

Here’s how to dive into your local food scene

We all know that we should be eating local, yet it often falls to the bottom of the list—especially when we’re busy and on a budget. But there’s more than meets the eye with local food: It’s more nutrient-dense, flavorful, and tastes better, not to mention you’ll be supporting your local Read More...

3 practices that will help make work a less stressful

If you want to make your life less stressful overall, addressing the stress that comes from the workplace is a good place to start. Our always-on culture has made it harder than ever to relax away from work, with constant pings and notifications keeping us on our toes. To limit the stress that work Read More...

Reclaim your weekend with this four-step formula

For many, the phrase “I’ll do that on the weekend,” has become the answer to solving any apparent time limitation problem. In their weekday minds, the weekend becomes this mythical land where time is infinite and motivation abundant. But in their weekend reality, time is still limited and Read More...

Boost your memory and focus with these 5 foods

What you eat and drink can have a huge effect on your ability to remember things. For instance, consuming too much alcohol can lead to short-term memory loss, which you may know if you’ve ever had one too many drinks. In addition, consuming too many processed foods that are void of nutrients and Read More...

How to finally beat procrastination once and for all

There is no doubt that procrastination is a shallow grave in which life-changing opportunities are buried. Procrastination is the lack of taking action. We often prefer to do something else rather than the tasks that lead to a productive outcome. In simple terms, procrastination is a pause in the Read More...

The 3 mistakes people who work from home make and how to avoid them

Working outside of a traditional office setting takes some getting used to, and if you go in unprepared, you could end up struggling or even hurting your career in the process. With that in mind, here are three remote work mistakes you’ll likely run into and how to combat them. First mistake: Read More...

How to build stronger synergy between you and your partner

You always have a choice to empower your heart and your partner’s to synergistic action, or not. And so does your partner. When you realize you always have a choice to emote words or actions that “move” you and your partner’s mind and body to action primarily from emotions of fear — or Read More...