So many of us were thrilled to say #bye to 2017 and start a new year, which is a little disappointing. At the very least, though, it's safe to say we have higher hopes for the new year. As cliche as it sounds, the only thing we can really control is ourselves; so, even if the world is going crazy, what daily habits can we practice for a happier, healthier life? Thankfully, there are a number of self-help tools that you can practically do anytime, anywhere, free of charge — and often notice an immediate improvement. They slip seamlessly into your schedule; you can even utilize them sitting in your cubicle. If you do it right, even three minutes of devoted self-help can brighten your day.
We could really use the extra hand, too. Some research says millennials report higher rates of depression — 20 percent, compared to 16 percent of Generation Xers and 16 percent of Baby Boomers. Research also suggests we suffer from anxiety more than previous generations.
We've all got stress in our lives, regardless of our age — bills to pay, mouths to feed, good health to maintain, busy schedules to manage. Here are seven easy tools for feeling a little bit better, here and now.