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Today’s Solutions: June 23, 2024

Morning or afternoon workouts?

Morning or afternoon workouts? Find the best time to break a sweat

Attention fitness enthusiasts! Are you a morning person or a night owl? Whether you're an early bird or a night owl, finding the perfect exercise time can be tricky. But don't worry, we've got the lowdown on the pros and cons of working out at different times of the day. Rise and shine: Working Read More...

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6 reasons to try indoor rock climbing or bouldering

We all know exercise is good for us, though hitting the gym or running 10 km multiple times a week can get boring and demotivating. If you’re looking for something new to spice up your exercise routine, why not try indoor climbing or bouldering? Here are six health benefits of climbing. Any Read More...

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Got debt? Here’s a strategy for paying it off.

According to financial experts, Around 80 percent of American adults are in debt in some shape or form. Whether it’s student loans, medical bills, car payments, credit cards, or mortgages, to put it bluntly, the nation has some bills to pay. With these huge sums lingering over our heads, there's Read More...

The Optimist Daily guide to

The Optimist Daily guide to “Un-LANGUISHING”: Ideas on how to reconnect to thriving

“By acknowledging that so many of us are languishing, we can start giving voice to quiet despair and lighting a path out of the void.” - Adam Grant BY Kristy Jansen and Summers McKay This year, big, audacious, expansive resolutions seem a bit on the absurd side. Nearly the entire first week Read More...

3 Motivating findings from the

3 Motivating findings from the IPCC report

As we’ve discussed before on The Optimist Daily, the newest United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report is far from reassuring. It illustrates that the planet is warming faster than expected and without immediate action, we will face extreme consequences. However, there Read More...

Company-wide vacations might j

Company-wide vacations might just cure burnout

We have been trudging against the compounding stress and exhaustion of nearly 18 months of living through this pandemic, and the overarching result is the condition of collective burnout. Parents with school-aged children at home have been completely drained by trying to balance full-time jobs, Read More...

Three strategies to work from

Three strategies to work from home without burning out

This year, for obvious reasons, we have seen a significant shift from working in the office to working from home. For many of us fortunate enough to have maintained employment throughout the pandemic, this means that the lines that separate work from leisure time have become increasingly Read More...

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Failed your New Year’s resolution? Here’s how to bounce back

Setting a New Year’s resolution is easy, but the hard part is maintaining the motivation to actually achieve that resolution. If you found yourself falling short of your New Year’s goals, no worries. We have 6 tips to help you get up and bounce back from this so-called “failure.” Reframe Read More...

Losing motivation? 6 tips to h

Losing motivation? 6 tips to help you stick with your New Year’s resolution

While you may have felt certain that you would fulfill your New Year’s resolution when you first set it, you might be feeling differently now that we’re nearly halfway through January. Neuroscience tells us that maintaining the motivation and focus needed to change a behavior can be very Read More...

6 ways to take back your motiv

6 ways to take back your motivation

Uncertainty about the future, being distant from friends, challenges with mental and physical health, and constantly staying in the same environment have all been aspects of life during Covid-19 that have affected people's ability to focus on daily responsibilities, let alone tackle them with any Read More...