Shift to the Positive

Bring more happiness and positivity into your life. Make it a regular practice to build on the positive aspects of your experiences, while reducing negative thoughts. According to scientists who study positive psychology and happiness, there are a variety of techniques to help you shift to the positive. These include imagining our best possible self, making a list of things we’re grateful for, and bringing to mind people who give meaning and happiness to your life.

With this in mind, another important way to shift to the positive is to provide compassion and kindness to others. Helping to make others happy yields a tremendous reward in making yourself happy. So be generous in both deeds and spirit. And with regular practice, you’ll soon embody these positive qualities and move towards a healthier, more uplifting outlook.

Place Your Goals within Reach — and Your Stress Far Away

Monday is for taking a fresh approach to re-imagining your future. If you’ve been feeling stressed, take a moment to see a different outcome.

Next Time You Travel, Try Taking a Vacation from Technology

Vacations are a time for recharging. They’re a break from the daily grind that allow your stress to dissipate. The problem is, modern vacations rarely have that effect for one major reason:

We don’t unplug.

Feeling a Little Stressed Out on Vacation? Try Drinking a Glass of Water

Stress can cause dehydration, and dehydration can cause stress. No matter which came first, the simple solution is to drink more water.

Don’t Lose Your Mind Over Lost Luggage

Vacations are designed to help us escape from the stress of regular life, but there can be plenty of sources of aggravation along the way. One of them is losing your luggage at the airport.

How to Stay Calm While Waiting in Line

Practice mindfulness, ease your stress, and enjoy a relaxing and fun vacation.

This is the Key To Achieving Your Goals

Focusing on a more positive mindset can help you achieve your goals, recognize where your life needs correction, and focus on what is going right

Relieve Stress This Monday with Self-Massage

Are you achy all over from too much stress? It’s time to learn some instant moves this Monday to keep you on the dance floor of life. Self-massage has been touted by health and wellness experts as a soothing way to work out tension in your body. With a gentle touch, knowing the basics can melt away stress.

Destress in a Garden this Monday

This Monday, destress by exploring a garden or park near you! It can benefit your mind, body, and soul. Take a stroll through a park on your way to work, enjoy your lunch hour in a garden near your office, or sit on a lawn for an outdoor evening concert or movie.

Take It In – Let Awe Have a Moment

Try to remember the last time something left you speechless – but in a good way. Has something ever left you overwhelmed, impressed, or flushed with a slew of positive emotions that took your breath away? Letting yourself exist in a state of awe for a little while can be beneficial to your well-being while relieving you of burdensome stress. This Monday, find an opportunity to bring something that is literally awesome into your life.

Share a Laugh

Scientists have found that laughter can put us in a more positive frame of mind and help reinforce social connections that can lead to greater social satisfaction and happiness. This week make laughter a part of your Monday Refresh!