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Despite the weirdness of existence, most of us are able to get on with our lives and avoid debilitating feelings of despair, personal failure and cosmic meaninglessness. But every once in a while we’re tugged out of our complacency and forced to re-evaluate our lives. Here’s what you need to know about existential crises, and how to cope with them.
You’re at the park with the kids. Everyone’s having fun, and then a strange dog appears. There’s no owner around. It’s eyeballing the kids. Immediately your threat system becomes activated. You stand alert, fully focused on the dog; heart racing, fists clenched. The dog bolts in, baring its teeth, and you pounce. You’re now in survival mode, full of rage and violence.
You’ll find no shortage of tips from many of the most successful and powerful people on how to find your “passion”, or what you truly love to do. Here’s a simpler way: gauge how you feel about opening your laptop.
There are many ways to manage and reduce daily stress. Unfortunately, most of them require a significant time commitment. If you’re already overworked and struggling to keep on top of things, all that “wasted” time will leave you feeling more haggard than before. With that in mind, here are eight de-stressing techniques that only take around 15 minutes to pull off.
Unless you’re a masochist and/or sociopath, you probably don’t indulge in bad habits by choice. Instead, it’s usually something you “fell into” and can’t seem to navigate your way out of. This infographic from Vegas Extreme Skydiving explains the psychology behind bad habits along with some tried-and-trusted tips to help you break them.