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Posts Tagged ‘Stress’

The Power of Leisure: How to Wisely Spend Your Free Time

How we spend our leisure and free time can have a big impact on our lives, though we often overlook just how important these things are. Leisure is best defined as, “any time not occupied by paid or unpaid work, including personal chores and obligations.” They are usually “preferred activities pursued during free time for […]

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Giving Ourselves Permission to Feel Bad

When we feel really bad about something and we look toward others for social support, what are we really searching for? Do we want them to give us positive advice and make us feel better about our situation, or do we want them to just accept our feelings and let us know they are healthy […]

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Progressive Relaxation Exercise

“Progressive relaxation” is a popular exercise used by physical therapists to help release any extra stress, anxiety, and tension that is pent up in your body, muscles, and joints. In one recent study it was found that progressive relaxation can help reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue, as well as improve quality of life in individuals […]

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5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Playing Video Games

Video games can often be a subject of controversy in psychology. One of the biggest criticisms against video games is the idea that they can desensitize people (especially children) to violence, and thus lead to more aggressive and antisocial behavior in the real world. For example, in one recent study it was shown that playing […]

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3 Smart Rules to Follow When Changing Habits

One of the biggest obstacles in “self improvement” is trying to change habits. We are what we repeatedly do, this is why it’s so important to be aware of our habits – and change them when they are leading us down a bad path. Because ultimately, your daily routine is what decides where you are […]

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