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27 Guidelines to Improve Life-Satisfaction, Well-being, Mental Health and the Quality of Life

Life-Satisfaction is how you evaluate the quality of your life and how happy/satisfied you are with it. People have different ways to evaluate their own …

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Do Self-Affirmations Work? Coping With Low Self-esteem & Self-worth

Humans try to reassure themselves of many things – I am lovable, I am smart, I can do this, I will figure it out. To …

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Construal Levels: Deliberate Creative Thinking Strategies & Hacks

Our brain is conducive to creative thinking and problem-solving – Literally, and figuratively, making mental connections. The brain is readily equipped with the necessary conditions …

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Emotional Intelligence, Literacy, And Theory (With Ways to Increase EQ)

Emotional intelligence

What is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence is about people – you & others – thoughts, feelings, intentions, cultures, background, tendencies, sensitivities, habits, etc. It is …

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A 5-Step Mindfulness Grounding Technique To Ease Anxiety & Why Mindfulness Works

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While a lot of psychological techniques have a learning curve and take time to make tangible improvements in life, some work within seconds. One of …

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Stop Negative Thoughts With Cognitive Defusion & Cognitive Restructuring Techniques

How to stop negative thoughts: Cognitive defusion and Cognitive Restructuring techniques

Everyone has negative thoughts at some point in time. Even psychologically healthy people have a fair amount of negative thoughts about themselves and others. And …

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The Effect of Reading Fiction on The Brain: Do Books Increase Empathy?

The effect of reading on the brain: Can books increase empathy?

There is some debate on whether reading literary fiction has any effect on the brain. Can reading improve empathy, mentalizing (being aware of one’s and …

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7 Proven and Practical Emotional Regulation Skills & Techniques [How-To]

7 proven emotional regulation skills

We all experience emotions with a huge subjective component. Most of us can recognize the emotions we experience, and sometimes we don’t know what to …

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