A One Time Lesson in “Growth Mindset” Can Help With Depression and Anxiety

One big concept in psychology right now is the “growth mindset.” The basic idea behind the “growth mindset” is that we have the capacity to change and improve ourselves over time. This is in contrast to a “fixed mindset,” where … Continue reading

Take a Moment to Appreciate Everyday Nature That Is Right in Front of You

Nature is all around us yet we rarely take the time to step back and appreciate it. According to a new study published in The Journal of Positive Psychology, it was discovered that tiny moments spent appreciating everyday nature can … Continue reading

“Brain Drain” Exercise: How Stream-of-Consciousness Writing Can Help Over-Thinking

Do you commonly find yourself “over-thinking?” According to a recent poll I did on Twitter, an alarming 68% of people said that they “Often” find themselves over-thinking and 26% said they at least “Sometimes” find themselves over-thinking. Over-thinking can be … Continue reading

Just 5 Minutes of Video Games Helps You Recover From Stress and Fatigue

A big part of having a productive day is knowing when to step back and take a break from what you’re doing. Without taking breaks at work, we can quickly become overwhelmed, stressed, and fatigued – leading to “work burnout” … Continue reading

Your Mindset About Your Health Can Make a Big Physical Difference

Our mind and body are tightly interconnected. Often times we can’t talk about our “physical health” without also talking about our “mental health,” and vice versa. One of the biggest pieces of evidence for the mind-body connection is the placebo … Continue reading