Today’s Solutions: November 29, 2021

The Optimist Living

A simple trick for finding your focus when you really need to finish something

Even though office spaces are meant for working productively, it doesn’t always feel that way. From the distraction of open office spaces to the constant requests for meetings, actually getting work done isn’t easy. The abundance of choices brought on by technology doesn’t help either. Yes, Read More...

To nap, or not to nap? Here’s what the experts have to say

Everyone loves a good nap. There’s even an unofficial American holiday dedicated to naps (the Monday after Daylight Savings Time goes into effect is National Nap Day). Still, while a nap can feel really good, it can be hard to tell if they are actually good for you. Perhaps you may have Read More...

These 9 natural remedies will help you soothe an upset stomach

No matter what the root cause—a bug, food sensitivity, stomach flu, stress, food allergies, constipation, morning sickness, or something else that’s ailing you—when you have an upset stomach, you want it to stop hurting and fast. Although there’s no silver bullet to soothe a stomachache, Read More...

Here’s how to get better at the art of simply being

Given that we are all breathing, it’s safe to say that we’re all pretty good at being. All day, every day, we exist—our hearts beat, our bodies function more or less—without us having to do too much to ensure these processes continue. Yet we suspect that there is some other level of Read More...

Feeling stuck? These four daily habits will help spur new personal growth

You probably hear the term personal growth all the time, but what does it really mean? For us, personal growth is all about activities, practices, rituals, or observances performed in the name of enhancing your quality of life, allowing you to know yourself more deeply, and improving your awareness Read More...

Your old mattress isn’t trash. Here’s how to donate or recycle it

Some items are easy to recycle, like a plastic bottle or newspaper. Other things are a lot more difficult, simply because they probably won’t fit in your average recycling bin—like a king-size mattress, for instance. Believe it or not, recycling your used mattress is easier than you think, Read More...

How to travel the world without destroying it

We all love to travel, to visit the various corners of the world that play host to Earth’s greatest wonders. In 2016 alone, over a billion people took a tourist trip abroad—more than double the number of just 20 years ago. And while it only makes sense that people want to leave their hometowns Read More...

Five strategies to help you get through extremely busy times at work

While we’d all like to take some time off work when life gets overly busy, sometimes it’s simply not possible. At times like this, when having a full weekend off seems like a distant dream, you need to follow some practical tips for surviving and thriving when you have to be fully committed. Read More...

Avoid the nightmare that is shin splints with these easy stretches

If you’re an avid runner, you’ve probably experienced shin splints at one point or the other.The term "shin splints" refers to lower leg pain below the knee, either on the front part of the leg or on the inside. Shin splints often feel like a casual stabbing pain piercing through your muscles Read More...

Reclaim your brain from the Internet with a one-day-a-week electronic detox

Imagine it’s the middle of summer and you’re sitting outside with a book you’re trying to read. But there are lots of gnats flying around, landing on your bare arms and neck, buzzing, biting you, and just generally being irritating.They keep interrupting you, diverting your attention, and Read More...