How to Survive the End of Daylight Savings Time and Shorter Days

I think most people cringe at the thought of “falling back,” or turning our clocks back an hour to signal the end of Daylight Saving Time and the beginning of Standard Time, or Winter Time, as it’s sometimes called. Technically there isn’t less sunlight — it’s just rearranged. But it feels like there’s less because it’s dark when we […]

Why We Need Boredom and Distraction

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Perfectionists tend to regard boredom, distraction, and procrastination as the axis of evil. But they can actually benefit your mood and productivity. In his blog, Why You Need Boredom, Distraction, and Procrastination in Your Life, Thorin Kloswki defines boredom, distraction, and procrastination as the “holy trinity of inactivity.” According to his research, the brain can’t […]

How to Tidy Up and Spark Joy In Your Life

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I don’t like to think about how all the clutter in my home is affecting my psyche, but according to several studies, it most definitely does. For example, researchers at the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute conducted a study published in the January 2011 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience that found when your environment is […]

Willpower Is Definitely Limited

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In 1996, psychologist Roy Baumeister, Ph.D. conducted a cruel experiment. With some of his former Case Western Reserve University colleagues, he studied the effect of tempting participants with scrumptious treats in order to see how much willpower human beings actually have. He kept the 67 participants in a room that smelled like freshly baked chocolate […]

The New ProjectBeyondBlue.com!

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Thank you so much to everyone who made a donation to improve Project Beyond Blue. The new site is up! Still adding things here and there, but you can get the general feel. We now have a Member Forum, a place where everyone can introduce themselves and post discussions, and a Member Blog, where members […]

Does Crying Make You More Depressed?

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“Live to the point of tears,” said Camus. That’s not so hard if you have treatment-resistant depression or any kind of chronic mood disorder. You learn to take Kleenex with you wherever you go. In the middle of a depressive episode, especially, it happens as naturally as sneezing or blowing your nose. Two or three […]