Posts tagged: mental health

5 steps to bounce back from a bad day


A bad day starts when you spill coffee everywhere on your way to work. Then you space out about the important tasks you had to get done. The icing on the cake? Your boss cancels a presentation you spent all yesterday preparing for. Bottom line: Today sucked.

Even if you love your job, an occasional bad day is par for the course. It can be hard to shake grouchiness when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, are annoyed by at work, or distracted by world events or relationship drama.

The secret to recovering from a bad day is learning how to move forward despite it. How you respond can mean the difference between a quick recovery and a full-blown funk.

Here are 5 steps to help get you back on track so you can come back stronger tomorrow:

The only constant is change.

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How to cope after a tragedy strikes


In the aftermath of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas, you may feel upended. You’re not alone in trying to wrap your head around the senseless events of late, like devastating hurricanes, violence, and heightened tensions.

Humans crave certainty, so whenever a tragedy happens, we feel a loss of control. Your mind may run through unanswerable questions and what-ifs like “What would I have done if were there?” or “How must the grieving families feel?” The heartbreak is unimaginable. You may feel helpless or unsafe.

If you’re struggling right now, it’s important to process your reaction. It won’t be an overnight process, but here are some tips to cope so you can refocus and find balance again:  

Ride the emotional wave of a tragedy

Watching and hearing about suffering triggers empathy. We can all relate to experiencing pain and loss; emotions like shock, confusion, and fear can result after tragic
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Mental health care to help get unstuck


This post comes from Talkspace, an online and mobile therapy company.

Sometimes, no matter how hard or what we try, we find ourselves repeating behaviors that aren’t healthy for us. If you feel troubled or challenged in a way that seems beyond your control, you might want to consider seeking professional mental health help, particularly if any of these signs are familiar to
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