Cognitive psychology has shown us that the more we retrieve a memory (talk about it) the longer that memory lasts. If we want to feel good in the future, perhaps we should practice encouraging ourselves to talk about positive experiences today. If we do, we could eventually write a very different kind of autobiography. What kind of story about yourself are you reinforcing today?
By India Court MacWeeney
Better Sleep, Less Depression
It was no surprise to see the results of this popular Quick Boost poll. Only about 16% of our respondents reported that they sleep well for seven to nine hours a night. Poor sleep is both a cause of depression and a result.
Seventy-two percent of our poll respondents said that they had trouble falling asleep, that they woke up during the night and couldn't get back to sleep or had a combination of the two. These are very common problems as our poll results show.
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