HOW TO OVERCOME LONELINESS: 5 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO

According to the AARP, one third of the people over the age of 45 regularly experience loneliness. A study done at Brigham Young University found that loneliness increases death at a rate on par with smoking and twice as much as obesity. Other recent studies have noted that loneliness can impact how our immune system functions, damage sleep quality, and put us at risk of heart disease. So what can be done about loneliness? Here are 5 easy things you can do. Practice some self-kindness. Engage in some self-care. Don’t just sit and feel lonely. Give yourself a break. Actively … Continue reading HOW TO OVERCOME LONELINESS: 5 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO

WHY YOU NEED A HOBBY – IT’S BETTER THAN MEDICINE

Everyone needs a hobby.A hobby is an activity done regularlyin your leisure time for pleasure.Research shows that those who regularlyparticipate in a creative activity,such as a hobby,are happier, healthier, and live longerthan those who do not.Say that again.They’re happier, healthier, and live longer.Wow! That’s quite a testimonial.But there’s more.A hobby gives you purpose, a feelingthat you’re doing something meaningful.It gives you something to do….something to enjoy.It helps fight boredom and depression.It’s better than medicine.And there’s still more.A hobby builds your self-confidence.The more you work on it the more competentyou become….and the more competent youbecome the better you feel about yourself.You … Continue reading WHY YOU NEED A HOBBY – IT’S BETTER THAN MEDICINE