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Planning Is Prevention: More Planning Means Less Stress — and a Big Boost in Happiness – – TIME Healthland

A paper presented recently to the Western Psychological Association meeting in Los Angeles suggests that 25% of your personal sense of happiness is mediated by your ability to manage stress. That’s a lot!

So, where to start? Yoga, meditation, hire a personal guru? Change jobs, perhaps? While each of these ideas might have personal merit, the presenter’s findings suggest we start in a more mundane direction: personal planning. Working toward meaningful goals, anticipating the resources you’ll need, and the obstacles you might encounter.

Sounds easy enough, eh? Of course, planning takes effort, time, and a bit of practice. In the end, though, the dividend might be a more satisfying life. Click a link to read the whole article.

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By Terry Moore

Terry Moore, MSW, LICSW is an Independently Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Omaha, NE. He provides psychotherapy and pain management to adults, often utilizing Hypnosis. He is an Approved Training Consultant - through the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis [ASCH], the same body that issues his Certification in Hypnosis.