Dealing with Life One Day at a Time

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There are many factors that can contribute to a burnout. Raising a family, running a household and having a full-time job in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment are just some of the common scenarios. For many women, they begin to feel a sense of anguish and defeat. When this happens, many other feelings begin to emerge, such as depression, loss of appetite, anxiety, sleeplessness and the inability to get motivated. Whether you experience one or all of these symptoms, you may very well be on your way to a burnout. The good news is that with a support staff in place and a rehab center you can and will recover.

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The Best Psychology and Self Improvement Articles of 2016

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Time flies when you’re learning, growing, and improving. This is officially the 7th year of The Emotion Machine and it was easily one of our best yet.

As many of you know, every year I try to put together a “best of” collection. This year it was incredibly hard for me to choose a “best of” because I’m so proud of the many articles we published in 2016.

However, I buckled down and finally chose 18 awesome articles that I think reflect the very best of The Emotion Machine over the past year. Did you miss any of these?

Check out our best psychology and self improvement articles of 2016!

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4 Life Skills to Start Working on Today

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The new year is upon us, and along with the celebrations comes a time for looking inward and focusing on what is truly important in life and how you want to improve in the new year. All of us have weaknesses and strengths. We all have a natural tendency to want to improve, yet it’s hard to make changes sometimes.

We are creatures of habit, by nature. We are human and humans all make mistakes. The road to progression is often met with road blocks: challenges, mistakes, misfortune.

However, you are telling yourself a big fat lie, if you say, “it’s just who I am, I can’t change.” Yes…YOU CAN! You can learn how to improve. You can learn how to have greater happiness and satisfaction in life. You can take your weaknesses and make them strengths if you want to.

If you aren’t sure where to start, which areas of your life to work on first, let me suggest four life skills that are worth working on today. I believe that mastery of these four skills will greatly enhance your life. They will also lay the ground work for upward movement and will become the building blocks for future success.

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Reaping the Rewards from Relationship Advice

Facing relationship challenges on your own could be daunting. You want to make a decision, but you are afraid you are making the wrong move. The best thing to do is to seek for help from someone who can provide the best relationship advice possible. Even if you have to pay someone to help you with the burden of your hearts, it is perfectly fine. Here are some of the benefits that you will get should you decide to ask for help from someone regarding relationships.

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The Power of Choosing Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World


We are all here on this planet searching for something, evolving, waking up. In a world where we are trying to survive everyday struggles, wouldn’t it be wonderful for us to have more joy in our lives as we learn our lessons and gather experiences? How would your life change if you were happier? How would you change?

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World helps us to understand how to attain joy and teaches us that we are here to thrive, not just survive. It’s an empowering dialogue between the Dalia Lama and Desmond Tutu, the Archbishop of South Africa that underscores the concept that our happiness really does lie within ourselves and that we have the power to create a more blissful reality.

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