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Sometimes I get mired down in routine day in and day out, and after some time goes by I wonder, “Man, how did I get here?” I think it’s important to set aside time each morning – or at least once a week – to ask yourself useful questions. If you take time to do some self-reflection regularly, you have much more control over your life and the direction you’re heading – and you’re doing it all consciously. If you start this new habit (or if you’re already doing it), make sure you’re asking useful questions. A few examples of useless questions include: Why am I so unlucky? Why am I so fat? Why did Joe do that? Not all “Why” questions are bad, but a lot of them are. Don’t make judgments (e.g., “Why am I so fat?). A better question is, “What is one thing I can do…

Depression and loneliness often go hand in hand. Each one contributes to the other or can at least make it worse. Now that winter is almost here, the tendency to become overwhelmed by one or both of these conditions increases. Shorter days, gloomy weather, and the stresses of the holiday seasons can all contribute to or exacerbate the conditions. I suffered from severe depression for many years and was hospitalized for it numerous times, so my 9 powerful tips on how to beat depression and loneliness come from a lot of personal experience. I know how devastating and debilitating it is when you’re trapped in these cycles. But the good news is that you can overcome them if you want to, and you don’t need drugs to do so. There’s nothing inherently wrong with anti-depressants per se, but there are many of us who don’t want to take them. I’m…