Archive for month: February, 2021

The 7 types of rest that every person needs

Have you ever tried to fix an ongoing lack of energy by getting more sleep — only to do so and still feel exhausted? If that’s you, here’s the secret: Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us [...]

How to cultivate a sense of unconditional self-worth

I have struggled with feelings of unworthiness for as long as I can remember. From the outside, my life looked pretty perfect when I was growing up. My parents had a happy marriage, they were supportive and they earned enough [...]

Here’s why you get gloomy in the winter — and what you can do about it

If the darkening evenings and turning leaves induce a mild sense of dread in you every year, you’re not alone. With the arrival of winter, many of us experience Seasonal Affective Disorder — which bears the appropriate acronym of SAD [...]

How to make your small wins work for you

The internet has inflated people’s expectations about what success looks like — any achievement that doesn’t go viral can seem skimpy. By changing our perspective and appreciating human-size, human-scale achievements, we can move towards our goals, says educator Mehrnaz Bassiri. [...]

School may be suspended, but sleep schedules shouldn’t be

These days, the school bell isn’t ringing for most of our kids, and it’s up to parents to ensure that children and teens get the sleep that they need during these stressful and uncertain times. In the time before the [...]

Dear Guy: “I’m incredibly anxious about coronavirus. What can I do?”

Welcome to “Dear Guy,” TED’s advice column from NYC psychologist Guy Winch. Twice a month, he’ll answer your questions about life — about your relationships, your job, your family, your passions, fears, and more. Please send your questions to dearguy@ted.com; [...]

Disasters and crises bring out the best in us

Disasters and crises bring out the best in us. This simple fact is confirmed by more solid evidence than almost any other scientific insight, but we often forget. Now more than ever, in the middle of a pandemic, it’s crucial to [...]