Are you fresh off of a breakup or maybe you have been dateless for months? Don’t beat yourself up about it or wallow in self-pity. Instead, celebrate being single with these 10 great perks:
1. You don’t have to check in with anyone. You can go out and do whatever you want with whomever you want and don’t have to feel that you have to check in and let anyone know what you’re up to or when you’ll be home.
2. You don’t have to compromise on whose friends to hang out with. You get to have fun with your friends any night you want instead of alternating between your group and his/hers.
3. You can flirt with whomever you want. Or give your number to anyone you want, or shamelessly check out whoever you want - without feeling guilty!
Lucid dreaming is the awareness of us being in a dream. Sometimes, we lucid dream by chance, but we can train ourselves to do this. This article outlines the positives and negatives of learning lucid dreaming.
Adventure and Excitement: In lucid dreaming, when you really become a master at it, you can manipulate the dream. You can fly around and use superpowers.
Social Practicality: You can practice role playing in certain social situations. For example, if you want to imagine yourself talking to someone special, you can practice that.
Nightmare Inhibition: If you are aware that you are just dreaming, dreaming about nightmares will be less frightening. When are aware something is not real, we’re less likely to be affected.
Problem Solving: Dreams give us a chance to work through problems we may actually be facing in real life. They recreate the environment in which we can try to overcome or solve.
Sometimes I think my head will explode from the amount I think about. The number of conflicting ideas swirling around in there is bordering on ridiculous.
· Depression is a serious condition. Don’t underestimate the seriousness of depression. Depression drains a person’s energy, optimism, and motivation. Your depressed loved one can’t just “snap out of it” by sheer force of will.
· The symptoms of depression aren’t personal. Depression makes it difficult for a person to connect on a deep emotional level with anyone, even the people he or she loves most. In addition, depressed people often say hurtful things and lash out in anger. Remember that this is the depression talking, not your loved one, so try not to take it personally.
· Hiding the problem won’t make it go away. Don’t be an enabler. It doesn’t help anyone involved if you are making excuses, covering up the problem, or lying for a friend or family member who is depressed. In fact, this may keep the depressed person from seeking treatment.
· You can’t “fix” someone else’s depression. Don’t try to rescue your loved one from depression. It’s not up to you to fix the problem, nor can you. You’re not to blame for your loved one’s depression or responsible for his or her happiness (or lack thereof). Ultimately, recovery is in the hands of the depressed person.
People are not slaves to their environments and instead seek out or create environments in order to satisfy their psychological motives.
— (John & Robins, 1993; Winter et al., 1998)
In our day and age as countries develop and evolve; rural countryside turn to towns; towns turn to cities and cities turn to metropolises.
Our lifestyles get more hectic, busier, stressful and more time is invested to earn more and more money; we overlook many precious things in our lives and become sour and bitter.
This is not an article that teaches you how to be happy. We all know how. This is an article that will help us reflect on what we should be looking at in our lives.
So let’s begin!
Rule 1: Be positive, optimistic and kind. And be around people who are like this. For example, to be kind means to give and not expect anything in return.
Rule 2: Create a positive, happy atmosphere with your family and/or significant others.
Make time for each other. If you’re in a relationship, treat each day as if you’re dating. If you’re living with your parents, talk often with them.
Rule 3: Find something worth doing
It’s common sense. It ain’t easy, but make the effort. If you find your job a chore, then you probably won’t last in that job for long.
Rule 4: Treasure your friends
Friends who stand by your during times of hardship are worth keeping. Treasure them.
Rule 5: Exercise regularly
Keeps the stresses of life out of your mind.