Today’s Solutions: October 17, 2021

The Optimist Living

Work smarter, not harder: 4 ways to boost productivity without losing free time

We all have the same hours in the day, yet how we prioritize our time and energy will dictate our ability to execute tasks efficiently. Working smarter is the ability to be productive and efficient when working toward your goals, rather than looking and feeling busy and out of time. The following Read More...

Don’t toss your old clothes in the trash! Here’s how to recycle them instead

No matter how much you might want to keep repairing your longtime favorite shirt so you can keep wearing it, at some point, it’s time to let it go. But wait! Don’t throw in the trash. Textile waste, which includes everything from old shirts to carpets and comforters, is an enormous problem. We Read More...

4 ways to raise your kids with a positive outlook in pessimistic times

Almost everywhere you look in the traditional media, pessimistic news makes up the headlines, creating a cloud of negativity that looms over the US. For those of us with kids, how can they be raised without them adopting this pessimistic outlook on life? Here are a few ways. First, pay more Read More...

Feeling stressed? These 3 practices will help you let go

Too much stress can have terrible consequences on both your mental and physical health, but what we don’t often realize is that many of the things we stress about don’t deserve all that anguish. Instead of letting those things drive you crazy, sometimes it’s better to just let go of the Read More...

Don’t toss your citrus peels! Instead, use them to make zest

You may not realize it, but the peels of your citrus fruits are treasure chests full of flavor that you can use to add more tang to any dish. That’s because the zest within the peels is comprised of aromatic oils that give the fruit it’s distinct, fresh smell. If you want to give your favorite Read More...

Try these 4 techniques to cleanse your body this Spring

Your body is an incredible organism that has a natural built-in filtration system to help you get rid of toxins, the harmful substances that have a negative impact on your health. The primary organ that helps to process excess toxins is your liver. Your liver is a powerful built-in filter for Read More...

Six keys to elevating the quality of your life as you age

Genetics may play a key role in the way you age, but that doesn’t mean it will determine your fate. In fact, just 30 percent of physical aging is genetically predetermined, according to an eight-year study. Yes, lifestyle trumps genes, so if you’re keen on keeping your body functioning Read More...

These three strategies will help you beat procrastination

One explanation for why procrastination can rule our lives and pull us in has to do with a behavioral economics term called “time inconsistency.” Time inconsistency refers to the tendency of the human brain to value immediate rewards more highly than future rewards. When you make plans for Read More...

Struggling with leisure guilt? Here are 5 ways to deal with it

Have you ever tried to enjoy some time away from your daily obligations only to feel guilty for doing so? If you have, you’re not alone. Plenty of people feel guilty when they try to take a moment off to relax, even after working all day on something. And while this might say something positive Read More...

Over-apologizing can undermine your confidence. Here’s what to say instead

If you’re someone who knows the value of a good apology–not just for mending fences but also for strengthening relationships in every area of life–you’re way ahead of most people. But if you apologize constantly for every little thing–whether or not it’s warranted–listen up. You may Read More...