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Body: Why Exercising Now Matters For Your Future – Skipping exercise to work or play is like trying to increase your checking account by starving your retirement fund. It doesn’t actually work. We’re just redistributing pleasure and pain—more pleasure now, more pain later. So, don’t skip the workout.
Mind: Why Your Brain Needs More Downtime – Research on naps, meditation, nature walks and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity. I believe it is time to take a nap right now.A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man without trials. - Seneca Click To Tweet
Spirit: A Psychologist Explains Why Materialism Is Making You Unhappy – Materialists lead unhappier lives — and are worse to the people around them. And it seems that social media might be fueling materialistic attitudes, too. This is all according to a fascinating interview the American Psychological Association posted in 2014 with Knox College psychologist Tim Kasser, whose research focuses on materialism and well-being.
Life: How To Conquer Your Bad Habits Forever – Here’s the good news: The sooner you recognize your own bad habits, the easier it is to fix them. It’s a matter of overwriting the old imprint on your neural pathways with something more positive, and that happens through consistent repetition of the new behavior.