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Today’s Solutions: July 12, 2024

Running in the winter? These 6

Running in the winter? These 6 tips will help keep you safe

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, data from the fitness app Fitbit reveals that more users are opting for stress-relieving and non-gym related fitness actives, including running. If you belong to this group of runners and enjoy logging your miles outdoors, you probably noticed that it’s Read More...

4 ways to infuse more creativi

4 ways to infuse more creativity into your daily life

From increased happiness and reduced stress to boosting your immune system and protecting against dementia, expressing your creativity has been found to have incredible benefits for your health. If you lead a busy life, you might find you have little room in your schedule for creative activities. Read More...

Feeling down? Here are 3 scien

Feeling down? Here are 3 science-backed ways to feel better now

When we find ourselves in a bad mood, we can either simmer in those negative feelings or choose to do something about them. The Optimist Daily is a fan of the latter option, which is why we want to share with you a few methods for immediate mood management that scientists have proven to be Read More...

Calm your election stress with

Calm your election stress with this simple breathing exercise

If the elections have you feeling anxious, we have a simple yet powerful way to feel calmer: intentional breathing. Most of us don’t pay much attention to how we breathe, because it happens automatically, but the fact of the matter is that we should be more mindful of how we breathe. As James Read More...

Take back control of your emot

Take back control of your emotions with these 4 steps

The uncertainty of the world can brew a concoction of conflicting emotions within you. You might be feeling frustrated about your finances, impatient to get back to work, outraged over police brutality, or just exhausted with the present situation. It’s natural for emotions to flare up from Read More...

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4 ways to boost your physical, mental, and social well-being

Recently, life has certainly been stressful, but if you’ve been feeling particularly on edge in recent days, it might just be time to make self-care a priority in your life. You shouldn’t see caring for yourself as self-indulgence. Rather, look at it as a way to preserve your strength and Read More...

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Befriend your inner critic with this visualization exercise

Although we all have an inner critic, it is our relationship with that inner critic that can either help or hinder confidence. As Psychotherapist Bryan Robinson writes, the Critic’s job is to point out your failures. You can’t get rid of the Critic, but you can develop a relationship with it. Read More...

A quick guide to keeping house

A quick guide to keeping houseplants pest-free

Many plant parents out there are all too aware that their precious plants can quickly become havens for pests like gnats, spider mites, and aphids. But have no fear—saving greenery from bugs doesn't have to be difficult. Here's a quick guide to keeping your plants pest-free. Common causes of Read More...

stir fry dinner meal or leftovers stored in glass containers

There’s a better tool for reheating leftovers than the microwave

More people are eating at home than ever, which means more people are probably finding themselves reheating their leftovers from the night before.  The Washington Post recently ran an informative piece on "how to safely reheat leftovers without ruining them," and the big takeaway is that your Read More...

5 healthy habits we can take w

5 healthy habits we can take with us into post-pandemic life

Working from home, no social contact, and limited shopping have all made us think about how we need to do things differently. If you weren’t an online shopper before, you’ve had to learn. If you’ve never asked for help, this is a time where it’s perfectly normal to reach out to others – Read More...