Articles tagged:

mental health

  1. Your work environment can either distract you from your work or motivate you to work harder.

    How To Actually Stop Procrastinating: The 3-Step System

    If you've recently found yourself making coffee, scrolling through social media, playing games on your phone, or using some other distraction to avoid your work, you're not alone. Studies have found that more than 70% of college students reported procrastinating regularly, while 20% of adults in the US procrastinate chronically.

    Even prolific artists and writers like Leonardo da Vinci and Ernest Hemingway are known to have frequently put off their work for later. In our modern world, we have even more distractions than the generations that came before us, making procrastination more tempting than ever.

    When I found my own procrastination becoming more frequent, I came up with a plan to overcome it by working with my brain instead of fighting against it. This three-step system gradually pulled me out of the procrastination cycle and back on the road to productivity. Implement the following three steps and you'll also be well on your way to beating procrastination and getting more done.

  2. Soothing Vegan Hot Cacao with Maca Root (for Stress and Anxiety Relief!)

    When I quit coffee, I felt so much better after only a few days (if you want more information on that, click here). But I was feeling a little lost without a comforting warm drink to start my day off with. So I started drinking this hot cacao with maca root. (Cacao is just the raw form of cocoa. Personally, it tastes equally chocolatey to me, but feel free to use cocoa if you prefer!)

    This version of hot cacao has maca root, which is a type of natural stress-reliever known as an adaptogen. I like to drink it in a hot beverage like hot cacao because I personally find the maca root more effective when it's heated slightly.

  3. I accidentally quit coffee

    I Accidentally Quit Coffee. And It Changed My Life. (More Energy, Less Anxiety!)

    “It's just one cup of coffee a day, I know people who drink 3, or 4, or 5... I'm definitely not addicted.”

    “Most days, coffee is the only thing I have to look forward to—it's my self-care ritual.”

    “I can't focus without my coffee.”

    These were all things I told myself to justify my caffeine habit. I'm not the type of person who likes to be dependent on anyone or anything, but I felt sure I wasn't addicted. Until one day, I was really short on money and I couldn't get groceries until payday. That was 5 days away. And I was out of coffee.