Try Screaming | Timing of Your Workouts | Life Skills Everyone Should Know

Last week I briefly discussed a cluttered mind and how having one disrupts and hinders productivity, prioritizing, and balance, all of which can lead to mental anguish. This week, I thought it would be appropriate to bring up mental hoarding. If you go to Merriam-Webster you'll see, Hoarding is marked by an overwhelming desire to collect items and an inability to discard things that may seem useless, to such a point that the collections cause stress and start impacting a person's health, career or relationships. - Erin Allday". We are all to some degree guilty of mental hoarding. Some mental hoarding is valid and healthy, just because I have a memory or some piece of knowledge that most people would consider useless, to me it may be priceless or critical. The unhealthy hoarding arises when we can't let go of that which ails us. Sometimes, it's a defense mechanism. "I will never allow, fall victim to, etc. to this or anything similar again." Sometimes it's out of anger and you're so consumed, you simply can't let go. Other times its heartbreak. I'm not saying you'd be better off "discarding" everything that ails you. Hold on to memories, cherish them, especially those that bring a smile or fills your heart with warmth. What I'm suggesting, is to make a mental list of the things you're holding on to, a prioritize them. If they're still a high priority or relevant, keep them, if not, then maybe it's time to discard them. Yes, that driver that cut me off last month raised my blood pressure, but it's probably time to discard any negative emotions tied to it.

Stressed? Try Screaming. Yes, Really.

Why is it that a good hollering can take our mood from fiery to peaceful in a matter of seconds? It has a lot to do with following through on the emotions we’re feeling. Just like crying or laughing can provide a rush of calm in moments of sadness or joy, a good ol’ yell can give us temporary relief from anger and frustration.​ POPULAR SCIENCE

Why The Timing of Your Workout Matters

While the what of your workouts is certainly of the highest importance, you might also give a little consideration to their when. (Indeed, the timing of many things in life can be an underrated component in their results.) As we’ll unpack below, figuring out the best time to exercise depends on your goals. HUCKBERRY

15 Life Skills Everyone Should Actually Know

Here at Primer we’re kicking off 2021 with a discussion of skills to inspire growth and development in the new year. But instead of the same-old stuff you see all over the internet we’re going deep with a list of concrete life skills you will use every day, month, and year for the rest of your life. These aren’t skills you can pick up in an afternoon – they’re practices you must develop and hone over the course of a lifetime. PRIMER MAGAZINE

For Heart Health, Exercise Has Limitless Benefits

While you can generally overdo it on the treadmill or overextend yourself in the gym, this study suggests more exercise is better. These sweeping findings were published in the journal PLOS Medicine. INVERSE

75+ Snacks to Satisfy Hunger, All Under 150 Calories

There's so much more to snacking than cheese and crackers! Here are 77 different mouthwatering, hunger-curbing snacks to enjoy every day of the month (and then some!) — all at 150 calories or fewer.​ POPSUGAR