So many people struggle with sleep. Here is an interesting article that answers some interesting questions.
Most of us have uncomfortable or unwanted thoughts sometimes. We know from research that trying to control or suppress them typically makes them worse. Think of the “don’t think of the pink elephant” phenomenon. Here’s an interesting article of a recent study that sheds more light on this and what to do.
The issue about who reaches out to who among one’s friends and relatives is of course a bit of a “thing.” Here is an interesting article about the importance of reaching out to others and how we tend to underestimate the positive impact this can have on others.
We know that making gratitude and appreciation explicit in long-term relationships has significant positive effects on the partners, but here is an article about research that suggests that same is true in work relationships.
A recent study suggests that staying off social media, even for a week, can boost mental health. Here is an article summarizing the findings.
So many people struggle with feelings of self-doubt or thoughts like “I don’t really know what I am doing” or “People will find out that I am not that great at…” Here is a great article about these kinds of ideas and feelings, which may be part of Impostor Syndrome.
If you think that friends and their behaviour may protect you from COVID, be careful! As much as you love your friends and they may love you, research suggests that it pays to stick to safety precautions.