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What Impacts Productivity?

A person’s quality of life largely depends on their ability to be productive. Whether it’s meeting quotas at work, completing assignments for school, or tending to chores around the house, life demands we get things done.  Unfortunately, productivity isn’t a switch we can simply flip on. Instead, there are numerous factors—both internal and external—that impact… Continue reading What Impacts Productivity?

Morning Habits for a More Positive and Productive Day

Research suggests that your mood in the morning affects your performance throughout the entire day. Therefore, a set of mood-lifting morning habits can help ensure you start and finish your day on a positive note. Here are some excellent habits for making the most out of your mornings. Resist reaching for your phone According to… Continue reading Morning Habits for a More Positive and Productive Day

Dealing with Disappointment

Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned. When we face disappointment, a flurry of emotions can follow such as sadness, anger, stress, and even self-doubt. While those aren’t easy feelings to sit with, there are healthy ways to cope with disappointment. Acknowledge how you feel It’s important not to dwell on negative thoughts, but it is… Continue reading Dealing with Disappointment

Sleep Better, Snack Smarter

Sleep deprived and reaching for a sugary energy drink or high-calorie snack to get through the day? Many of us have been there.  In a moment like that, you may not be thinking about the connection between sleep and snacking, but there is a clear one. Lack of sleep has been linked to poor health,… Continue reading Sleep Better, Snack Smarter

How Showers Help with Mental Health

It’s well-known that showers are necessary for staying clean, but they also have some powerful psychological benefits like decreasing anxiety and depression, relieving stress, boosting self-confidence, increasing energy, and fighting insomnia. Decreases anxiety and depression Showers—whether cold or hot —can decrease anxiety and depression. Taking a warm shower relaxes your muscles and reduces tension. On… Continue reading How Showers Help with Mental Health

Empathy vs. Sympathy

Though people sometimes use the terms interchangeably, there are key differences between “empathy” and “sympathy.” What is empathy? Empathy is the ability to recognize, understand, and share the feelings of someone else. An empathetic person has the ability to put themselves in the other person’s shoes rather than just feeling sorry for them. Empathy involves… Continue reading Empathy vs. Sympathy

Punching the Clock: Managing Job Burnout

The typical workday can be exhausting for most, but when does this exhaustion become burnout? Burnout is defined as emotional or physical exhaustion resulting from being overworked or dissatisfied with your working environment. While burnout can leave you feeling hopeless in your position, there are ways to manage it and get more out of your… Continue reading Punching the Clock: Managing Job Burnout

Sugar Crash: The Downside of Eating Sweets

A majority of Americans eat more than the recommended amount of sugar each day. That’s no surprise since there is evidence sugar is more addictive than opioids. While some sugar isn’t bad, knowing its negative effects on your body and mind is necessary. Negative effects of sugar Bacteria in your mouth feed on sugar, causing… Continue reading Sugar Crash: The Downside of Eating Sweets

Food Mood Boost

Are you getting enough fruit and veggies, and what does it have to do with your mood? Nutritional psychology is a newer field of study in which researchers study the relationship between our diets and our psychological health.  While there is still much to learn, there have been many recent studies on how we can… Continue reading Food Mood Boost

Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing

While self-soothing and self-care may sound like similar concepts, they’re quite different. At the basic level, self-care is a long-term way to manage stress and anxiety while self-soothing techniques provide immediate relief after stressful situations. Developing strategies to practice both is an important piece of maintaining and taking care of your mental health. Self-care strategies… Continue reading Self-Care vs. Self-Soothing

Now Offering Primary Medical Care!

This is where a journey to better health begins; primary care includes routine examinations, general health advice, and early detection of potential problems.