5 Ways to Combat the Blues and Win

By Mike Moore

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As Neil Diamond sang in his song Song Sung Blue “Me and you are subject to the blues now and then…” Awe the blues! Those feelings of joylessness, hopelessness, and blahness. They usually occur after a happy event, on the occurrence of something sad or simply for no other reason than it’s winter and we’re tired of it. They can also be brought on by a nostalgic trip down memory lane especially at Christmas or New Years. When we remember with fondness the ” good old days” and remain too long with our memories we run the risk of a bout with the blues. I always say that the past is a wonderful place to visit but a dangerous place to stay. Whenever the blues come they can suck the joy out of life and give new meaning to the word “down”.

Here are five ways to effectively combat the blues and win every time.

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Are You Staying Awake at Night Because of Stress?

Are You Staying Awake at Night Because of Stress?

By Annika Sorensen

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End of January! Lots of expectations for the upcoming year. But also getting caught up with reality. Have I started off as I wanted? Will my business reach the goals? Why haven’t we heard from that client that seemed so interested? How will my economy turn out? It was supposed to be easier for each year in business – not harder!

Also in private life the questions start to stack. Will my kids succeed in school or will they be bullied? Will the older kids get any jobs and will my marriage last? Why does it seem like everyone else are so happy?

The questions in everyday life are endless. You want to scream:

“There is so much I want to do but I don’t know how and if it is even possible. The more I think about all this the more stressed I feel! How do I get out of this Rat race? I wish I could sleep at night! After a couple of hours I wake up again – each night! I am getting so tired! I feel like I am going crazy – and it is still only January! What can I do?”
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Tips On How To Improve Your Emotional And Mental Health

Tips On How To Improve Your Emotional And Mental Health
By Kay Rose Sanders

electric-heartYour current lifestyle may not be beneficial in maintaining your emotional and mental health. Our society is overworked, overstressed, and too focused on things that don’t support good psychological well-being.

Being proactive and doing things that foster good mental health can be a powerful way to enrich the quality of your day-to-day life.

Apply these tips on a daily basis:

Interact with others. Having positive and healthy relationships with others plays an important part in psychological health. Interacting and socializing with others will keep you from feeling lonely.

If you isolate yourself, don’t get out the house other than work and run errands, you quickly can become lonely and start feeling depressed. Instead find something to do that gets you out the house and around people.

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