Today’s Solutions: November 29, 2021

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Feeling anxious? These 7 books can help soothe your mind

If you experience anxiety, you’re not alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in three young people are affected by anxiety. There are many ways to cope with bouts of anxiousness, such as exercising, meditating, and journaling. And while reading may not immediately come Read More...

How to shop for healthy food without spending loads of money

At The Optimist Daily, we care deeply about food. We believe food is medicine, and we’re incredibly concerned with how our food is grown and how it affects our bodies. Sunday’s Optimist View was a testament to our desire to create discussion around food as we explored the potentially damaging Read More...

Gut health is vital to your well being. Here's how to give it a boost

In recent years, scientists have discovered that the microbiome—informally known as the gut—is key to helping our bodies maintain homeostasis and overall well-being. But what exactly is the microbiome and why is it important? The microbiome is the makeup of bacteria and other microorganisms in Read More...

A simple guide for inspiring creativity in others

One of the greatest gifts you can give a person is the inspiration they need to get their creative juices flowing. That’s because creativity helps a person perceive the world in new ways, allowing them to produce creative solutions in all aspects of their life—whether it be on a canvas, a Read More...

How to make yourself more resilient to stress

Resilience, psychologically speaking, is the ability to adapt to adversity or significant stress. When faced with difficulty, resilient people recover more quickly. They view setbacks as temporary and move forward despite uncertainty. The thing is, resilience isn’t a magical quality that’s Read More...

Struggling to make a good habit stick? Try changing the way you think about it

Is there a “bad” habit that you want to replace with a healthier choice, but struggle to get yourself to do it? You may be paying too much attention to what you think you’ll lose by giving up the habit. Try flipping your perspective. Good habits are called “good” for a reason. They Read More...

3 easy ways to shop for clothes more sustainable

How can we stop contributing to the fashion industry and its polluting ways? It’s simple: stop wearing clothes. Okay, that would probably get a bit awkward, so here are three feasible ways to shop for clothes without hurting the environment. First off, buy clothes that use leftover fabrics. Read More...

Transform your health with these 10 powerful habits

You are your best investment — and your habits are the key to how well you thrive in life. For a balanced lifestyle that works with your body’s natural biorhythms, consider implementing these 10 powerful habits into your life. First, eat an earlier, lighter dinner. A big meal hours before Read More...

Revamp your pantry and make it easier to eat healthy

A fridge full of fruits and vegetables can be key for maintaining a healthy diet, but what’s just important is that your pantry is stocked with quality ingredients too. If you follow the following 9 tips, you can revamp your pantry in such a way that it becomes easier to prioritize healthy Read More...

Want to write really, really well? Here’s some great advice

Whether you're a lawyer, a teacher, or even a zookeeper—strong writing skills are critical for success throughout the many branches of society. If you want your words to stand out in this text-based world, these nine simple tips will help you sharpen your writing skills. First tip: read The Read More...