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20+ most popular Tiny Buddha articles, as voted by our community.
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How I Changed My Perspective When I Was Too Angry to Be Grateful
After the earthquake I felt grief and guilt, but underneath I felt angry because lives could have been saved. Here’s why I now feel grateful.
«So I wonder: Is it possible to transform the rage that is harming me inside into something else without losing the desire to fight for change?»
Tiny Buddha on Decluttering
The Benefits of Minimalism: 7 Reasons to Declutter Your Life
Sometimes less is more. Decluttering can dramatically improve your life. Here are 7 ways you'll benefit from a minimalist lifestyle.
Tiny Buddha on Meditation
How to Reap the Benefits of Meditation Without Meditating
I want to reduce my stress and anxiety and feel more peace and presence, but I don’t love meditation. Here's what I do instead.
5 Meditation “Mistakes” That Increase Our Suffering
We all make these meditation "mistakes." Don't let them discourage you from meditating. Keep coming back and it will get easier.
Tiny Buddha on Mental Health
10 Thinking Patterns That Can Lead to Depression
Learn to recognize and challenge this 10 thinking patterns before they send you spiraling into depression.
How to Deal With Low Moods: A 4-Step Plan to Help You Feel Better
I discovered that my moods were primarily linked to two things. Here's what I do now when a low mood starts bringing me down.
«The first one was needs, or more accurately, unmet needs. The second one was feelings, unexpressed feelings.»
Tiny Buddha on Mindfulness
10 Ways to Slow Down and Still Get Things Done
You can slow down in your every day life and still get things done. This guide will help you be mindful without decreasing your productivity.
«Small changes throughout your day can slow down your pace without killing your productivity. Go ahead and keep getting things done. Just remember you don’t need to do it all in a panicked state of stress. If you find a more peaceful process, you’ll likely be both happier and more effective.»
7 Self-Reflection Questions to Create Your Own Happiness This Year
Instead of setting resolutions, I pondered a few questions to help me create my own happiness this year based on what matters most to me.
«6. What are three actions you’ll take to achieve each of these goals?»
Tiny Buddha on Psychology
7 Lessons from My Father That Have Made Me a Better, Happier Person
Here are 7 powerful, life-changing lessons my dad taught me before he died that I think everyone should know.
«“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” ~Unknown»
9 Things I Would Tell My Younger Self to Help Her Change Her Life
If I could go back in time, I would tell myself these nine things. If you also grew up with an abusive parent, my list may help you too.
Tiny Buddha on Relationships
7 Ways Childhood Trauma Shows Up in Your Romantic Relationships
Without healing and inner work, we unconsciously play out patterns from the past and stop ourselves from having a fulfilling relationship.
How Sensitive People Can Stop Taking Things So Personally in Their Relationships
Here are six tips to help you, as sensitive person, become someone who no longer takes things so personally in your intimate relationship.
«when we have higher stress levels, we misinterpret neutral comments from others as criticism, or see their behaviors in a more threatening, negative light.»
Tiny Buddha on Self Care
The Best Approach to Self-Care: How to Attend to Your Unmet Needs
I’d like to share with you my new approach to self-care that aims to satisfy our deepest needs rather than providing short-lived comfort.
«Taking the time to make a life inventory, identify our unfulfilled needs, and then take action to satisfy them—that’s proper self-care.»
5 Simple Yet Essential Self-Care Tips That Can Change Your Life
Self-care doesn't mean you neglect others. It simply means that you include yourself too and pay attention to your needs.
Tiny Buddha on Self Love
Be Good to Yourself: 10 Powerful Ways to Practice Self-Love
Self-love is a necessity in today’s society. So, start implementing some of these practices and have compassion with yourself when you fall short.
Ending My Toxic Relationship with My Mother Was an Act of Self-Love
Unraveling the toxic tie with my mother has been an act of self-love, and I hope it's taught my children how to love themselves.
Tiny Buddha on Trauma
How I Knew It Was Emotional Abuse: The Subtle Signs I Almost Missed
Sometimes it's hard to see the subtle signs of emotional abuse when you're dealing with them. Here's what it looked like for me.
«cognitive dissonance is when your heart needs time to catch up to what the mind already knows.»
How Trauma Can Cause Mental Illness (It's Not Just a Chemical Imbalance)
Many believe their mental illness is solely the result of a chemical imbalance, but often trauma is the root cause.
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How to Wake Up Smiling: 5 Daily Habits That Made Me a More Positive Person
I think of this as my "emotional hygeine routine," a series of simple habits that have helped me wake up smiling in the morning again.
When the People We Love No Longer Exist
The older I get, the more I understand that existence is temporary. How can we make peace with it when someone no longer exists? Here's what I've learned.
«“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.” ~Steve Jobs»
A Powerful Practice for Self-Awareness: How to Avoid Doing Things You’ll Regret
Self-awareness is arguably the holy grail of inner peace, especially when you’re under pressure. But what is it? How do you achieve it?
«As Jon Kabat-Zinn said, “Wherever you go, there you are!”»
Stay in the Right Lane: Let Yourself Slow Down and Enjoy Life
We often want to get somewhere fast, so we pull into the left lane and zoom past everything. Slow down and stay in the right lane.
«Don’t focus on making each moment perfect, focus on the perfection each moment provides, be it a good one, or not so good one.»
The Best Way to Deal with Dissatisfaction (It’s Not What You Think)
Even though I have many reasons to be grateful, I am allowed to be dissatisfied. I'm not going to deny my pain or try to hide it.
«Even though I have so many reasons to be grateful, I am still allowed to be dissatisfied. I am not going to judge myself for that.»
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