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.

Share the Love

Use Destress Monday as a day to make love go viral with our gloriously gleeful GIF.

Gratitude Goes a Long Way

Gratitude means taking what you have and making it enough. By pausing that extra second to appreciate the things we hold most dear — family, friends, our health, that morning cup of coffee, we can improve our own wellbeing and influence the lives of others. And this impact can span from the psychological to the physical.

Smiles are Contagious

Smile, you’re on camera. Well, not really, but just pretend like you are, because the simple act of smiling can do you and everyone around you a lot of good.

Spread Good Vibes

Research shows that it only takes one good deed to change a person’s afternoon, day, week, month, or lifetime. A kind action reverberates beyond your immediate social circle and can impact the lives of people you may never even meet.

The same is true when a kind or positive post is shared on social media.

Fall Refresh

The changing of the seasons provides an opportunity to reflect and recognize the changes occurring in our own lives. Embracing this time of year as a period of introspection and mindfulness can uplift the spirit and prepare us for the winter months ahead.

Ease Stress Through Empathy This Monday

This Monday, see how empathy is a valuable tool for reducing stress and strengthening our personal relationships.

Use Mondays to Be Kind to Yourself

Typically, we think of kindness as flowing out to others, but it can also mean being kind to ourselves. Let’s use Monday to see kindness in a new light.

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.