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Depressed? Six Mental Tips to Improve Yourself Today!

Medication may seem to be the go to option when you or someone you know suffers from depression.  Depression drains your energy, hope, drive to live, and it makes all around living difficult. The road to recovery is a long and hard road. In order to recover from depression you need to take action to make yourself feel better. The actions that will make you feel better are the actions that are most difficult to achieve. 

Follow these tips to break the cycle of sadness and negativity:

Can mindfulness at work affect emotion regulation, emotional exhaustion and job satisfaction?

Ever had a bad day at work, but had to pretend to be pleasant and helpful? This is called surface acting and is actually emotional labor.  Surface acting, a strategy used by many to get through the work day can actually make you dislike your job and feel emotionally drained. In a study performed by Ute R. Hülsheger and associates at Maastricht University, they discovered that workers who practiced mindfulness at work had an increase in job satisfaction and decreased reports of emotional exhaustion.  

Turn Obstacles Into Memories

I recently participated in a Triathlon. The beautiful scenery that Cache Valley, UT offered created a treasured memory.  The race started out in the water, then mountain biking, and finished up running along fresh golden hay fields. The challenge I took upon myself was both an obstacle and a cherished memory  I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

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