Today’s Solutions: January 19, 2022

The Optimist Living

Toilet paper is terrible for the environment. Here are three alternatives

Newsflash: using the modern luxury that is toilet paper could be doing more damage to the environment than driving a large, gas-guzzling SUV. Yes, using all that toilet paper adds up, with the average American using around 28 pounds of toilet paper each year. This is destroying forests and Read More...

How to get better at handling negative feedback at work

Receiving negative feedback at work can be a tough egg to swallow, but it can be easier to digest if we know how to approach it. Growing the ability to respond gracefully to negative feedback pushes us to continue growing in our role and helps us to build better relationships with coworkers.  When Read More...

4 tips for becoming a more ferocious reader

From Barack Obama to Elon Musk, many of the world’s most powerful people say they love to read. And there’s a good reason for that: reading has been shown to improve your conversation skills, strengthen your worldview, and boost your self-discipline. It’s also a fantastic way to challenge Read More...

These yoga poses are a simple way to improve your posture

Having good posture isn’t just beneficial to your back and overall health. It’s also been shown to help build self-esteem, improve your mood, and manage stress. The problem is many of us spend too much of our time hunched over our computers at work, something that can do a number on your back. Read More...

Struggling to get your message across? Here’s why that happens

There’s nothing more frustrating than not being able to get your message across to other people, especially when it happens frequently with your colleagues. Fortunately, if you identify the roadblocks that stop information from getting through, you’ll be able to craft strategies to get around Read More...

Decluttering your home? This 5-point scale will help you pick what to get rid of

By now you’ve probably caught wind of Marie Kondo’s approach to decluttering your home, which comes down to a single question: Does it spark joy? In other words, does this possession bring you joy. If it doesn’t, into the trash (or donation bag) it goes. But is it really so simple? Don’t we Read More...

Four ways to experience true gratitude

Everyone knows that gratitude is a good thing but getting there isn’t always easy. How can this be changed? Trying to be grateful doesn’t work, because gratitude is a spontaneous expression. You may say “Thank you” simply as a polite gesture without much feeling behind it, and you know what Read More...

Making friends can be tricky. This step-by-step guide will help you

Humans are naturally social-beings. We instinctively crave meaningful relationships and thrive off the ones we have. For some people, it seems making friends is as easy as plucking apples off a low-hanging tree: it’s effortless. But for the more introverted souls, trying to make new friends can Read More...

This guide will help you make your living space a greener place

Turning your home into a green oasis not only makes your living space more aesthetically-pleasing, but also brings subtle benefits to your mental health. The thing is, adding more greenery to your scenery isn’t as simple as buying a bunch of plants and scattering around your home. There are so Read More...

How to ensure the digital part of your relationship runs smoothly

The average American checks their smartphone about 46 times a day. If you’re in a romantic relationship and you’re checking your phone that often, it’s as if your device becomes the third party in the relationship. You don’t want that now, do you? To ensure the digital part of your Read More...