How to Cure Depression (Professional Advice from a Therapist)

Did you know that most people on anti-depressants are depressed again a year later? And between 2005 and 2015, the number of people living with depression worldwide increased by a staggering 18.4%. Even though people are taking more antidepressants than ever, depression is still increasing. It’s paradoxical to think that the estimated 264 million people in the world living with depression are actually together in feeling alone and hopeless. What the pharmaceutical companies seem to make consumers think is that antidepressants cure a chemical imbalance in their brains. But if that were true, why aren’t we seeing depression disappear? That’s not to say antidepressants don’t reduce the impact of symptoms and act as a bridge to effectively address the underlying problems, …

29 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write More

If you are passionate about writing, you may as well come to a point in life where you want to quit this as a hobby. Life can get tough. There are days when you do not know how to express your feelings. There are moments when you face what is commonly known as a ‘writer’s block’ and when you get that, oh boy! It is very difficult to end the block. Nonetheless, everyone experiences moments in life when they just want to quit things they are passionate about it and just surrender to the mediocracy. However, at the same time, we strive to improve ourselves. Constantly, we are fighting to become the better versions of ourselves. We are looking for …

One Simple Way to Appreciate What You Have and Be Happier

We have all experienced rejection at some point. It can hurt and can take years to heal from. As human beings, we innately want to be loved and accepted. A sense of belonging to a community is one of our fundamental ingredients for survival, so a fear of rejection has naturally grown into our psyche. Receiving rejection today is certainly not what it used to be. With technology, we are somehow more connected than ever yet more socially isolated as well.  In the split-second instant we post on social media, we’re unconsciously broadcasting our desire to be seen and to connect. But when that Instagram selfie or Facebook post doesn’t receive the number of likes or comments we thought it …

3 Ways to Finally Commit to the Career Change You’ve Been Dreaming About

How many times have you said you were going to leave the job that makes you miserable, burned out and empty only to give up after hitting a roadblock or rough patch? We’ve all done this, started out with the best of intentions but we quit trying and end up right where we started or worse.  We end up feeling defeated and telling ourselves we’re a failure. Or we justify staying where we are because we question whether the change is worth it. We rationalize that we have a good-paying job, it’s stable, there’s financial security, it’s a good company, it’s an impressive place to work, etc. Why does this happen? Why is it so difficult to stick with a …

Hacks for Conducting Business with a Sharper Mind

Running a business can be a one-man job if you’re self-employed, but more often than not, it involves at least a few employees. Nevertheless, whether you have a one-man software development company, a 5-man crew of roofers, or a small manufacturing plant with 20 workers in it, it’s you who will be making the most important decisions and leading the workforce, Therefore, as the business leader, the sharper your mind is and the more aware you are, the better decisions you will be making towards improving the performance of the company and growing it beyond its current status. Given that our minds do not just get sharper on their own, we have a few quick tips, exercises and activities for …

5 Social Distancing Busters

Social distancing and stay-at-home orders are taking a toll on the human psyche and fueling the loneliness epidemic that has raged for several years. Let’s face it: It’s isolating inside for long stretches. And when we venture outside, we find others who look like aliens with face masks and gloves, darting away from each other. It’s downright creepy. Before Coronavirus knocked us off our feet, one-fifth of Americans reported feeling lonely. More than one-third of Americans age 45 and older said they felt socially isolated. And 28 percent of older adults live home alone, more than ever before. Too much isolation is bad news: Loneliness is as damaging as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, being obese, or having high blood …

4 Skills You May Already Have That Allow You to Start Your Online Business Today

If you’d like to learn how to develop an online business so you can become a digital nomad, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Many wannabe entrepreneurs never get around to starting their own businesses because they mistakenly think it’s outside the realm of what they’re capable of. While starting a business is by no means easy, it’s likely not as hard as you may think. If you’re someone who’s been contemplating whether or not you have what it takes to be your own boss, here are 4 skills you may have that will be enough to start your very own business: 1. Programming skills If you’re skilled in programming …

Find the Right Business for the Job

Whether you need basic work done around the house, a full home renovation or a regular cleaning, finding the right business for the job is important. These days, there’s no shortage of trades and businesses offering services that you can take advantage of for your home, so it’s important to do your research first and ensure that the choice you’ll make is a good fit for what you need. The good news is that there are plenty of tools and resources available to help you choose the right business for your needs. We’ve put together a checklist to help you make the best decision.  Ask for Recommendations: First of all, try asking for recommendations from your social circle. This is usually the …

3 Steps to Managing Your Time and Maximizing Your Workday

If you’d like to learn how to manage your time better so you can maximize your success, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Modern technology has transformed when and how we work. It’s created a way for people around the world to work together, but it’s also redefined the workday. The traditional 9-to-5 no longer exists — we all have constant access to our work. The ability to connect with people globally is incredible. My company has a team in Ukraine, which is in a time zone six hours ahead of where our main office is located. We also work with a number of freelance designers and web developers who …

How to Transition from a Photography Student to a Full-time Professional

The transition from a student to becoming a full-time freelance photographer isn’t something that happens overnight. In this article, we look at the gradual transition approach that works well for students who eventually become busy freelancer photographers after graduation.  Start at the Beginning It’s beneficial to be a media or photography student on campus but there’s nothing to stop you pursuing photography as a hobby, which may go professional later on. Don’t let the fact that you may have a different major put you off giving it a go.  To become an accomplished photographer capable of capturing some impressive shots, it’s necessary to invest the time to improve your skills. Like any skill, it requires dedication and commitment to the …

How to Find the Best Products That Promote Health and Wellness

Staying on top of your health may be one of your top priorities. However, you may be doing various things to keep your health in tip-top shape, but sometimes, it can be worth it to try new products to see how effective they are in improving your overall health and wellness. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to do this because there are so many products to choose from. So how can you tell which one is right for you and your needs? In this short guide, you’ll have a better idea about how to find the best products to keep you healthy and thriving. Thus, you’ll be better informed about what to choose for your unique needs and lifestyle. Consider …

7 Ways To Make The Most of Social Isolation

Social isolation is not ideal. It’s not good for our individual physical health, mental health, or the global economy. But right now it must be done for the collective wellbeing. When cinemas, bars, restaurants and malls close down and we’re obligated to stay inside, we need to find new ways to keep ourselves entertained. However, it’s not just the entertainment that we miss. The lubricant that keeps all of those things flowing and energised is something that is vital to our experience as human beings: social connection. Over the coming weeks and months, we must maintain some form of social contact and we stay active and engaged in life. It may not seem like it at first glance, but even …

How to Deal with Negative Thoughts (The Healthy Way)

We have all been there. At some points in our lives, we question ourselves whether we are doing good enough or capable for all the uncertainties that might come up as we grow older. We doubt about decisions and choices we made or simply feel “I am just not good enough for that.” This is self-doubt. Self-doubt occurs when we are lack of confidence or feeling incapable of doing things we need to do. People who doubt about themselves panic about things would go out of control or not going the way as expected. A certain level of self-doubt is good because it indicates you understand what you need to improve in order to do a better job. (Just remember …

50 Quotes About Setting Goals To Get Motivated And Inspired

Success is an enchanting word. It’s the magical stardust we all want to be touched by. It’s a goal on its own for many too, a motivator, a reason to wake up every day with the drive to take on the world and “have it all.” Luckily, there is barely a shortage of advice on how you can thrive and prosper. In fact, a simple question to Google on “how to be successful” yields the impressive 815 million results. Why is success so popular of a notion? Because it feels good to be at the top, to see your hard work pay off, to be smiled upon by the good-fate fairy. It’s a high like no other. But every so …

What Job Should You Have? 10 Questions to Help You Figure It Out

Success is an enchanting word. It’s the magical stardust we all want to be touched by. It’s a goal on its own for many too, a motivator, a reason to wake up every day with the drive to take on the world and “have it all.” Luckily, there is barely a shortage of advice on how you can thrive and prosper. In fact, a simple question to Google on “how to be successful” yields the impressive 815 million results. Why is success so popular of a notion? Because it feels good to be at the top, to see your hard work pay off, to be smiled upon by the good-fate fairy. It’s a high like no other. But every so …

4 Life-changing Ways to Overcome Depression

Depression can affect anyone, at any given time or age. It is generally a disorder that causes one to experience excessive sadness, loss of interest in once enjoyable activities, and a lack of motivation. Commonly, sorrow or despair results from a loss, significant life change, stress, disappointments, and so on. Although these feelings may seem ‘normal,’ you cannot just snap out of them. For starters, it’s imperative to face depression head-on and seek help rather than neglecting the feelings altogether. Moreover, you should incorporate the following tips to help you overcome the situation: Don’t blow-off or downplay your diagnosis Are you losing interest in activities that you once enjoyed? Have you been struggling with feelings of hopelessness or helplessness? Is …