4 Ways a Digital Detox Can Create Mindful Connections and Eliminate Stress

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I’ve always thought summer was a great time to reconnect with friends and family. The weather’s nice, there are lots of things to do—summertime is the ultimate family and friendship season. With today’s technology, however, that may be changing. In the last decade, social media has allowed friends to stay connected all year, even over long distances. Even complete strangers can meet through social media and get to know one another. Technology—smartphones, laptops, tablets—has become …

8 Benefits of Setting Boundaries

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Nobody—not the President, not Superman, and not you—can be everything to everyone. It just isn’t possible. Simply put, you have to set limits for yourself and others. Being a people-pleaser is not only exhausting but also self-defeating. If you take on too much of other people’s responsibility while ignoring your responsibility to your mental and physical health, you are sure to burn out very quickly. “No” should be in your vocabulary, and you should not …