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Psychology Around the Net: December 29, 2019

We’re ushering in the new year in just a few days and if you’re wondering whether I went the cliche route and focused this week’s Psychology Around the Net on resolutions (or goals, as I prefer to call them), then you’re absolutely right!

This week’s article explains the uncomfortable things you need to start doing for yourself, highlights podcasts to help you develop healthy habits, practice meditation, and beat procrastination, explains the best foods to eat for your mental health, and more.

Enjoy, and Happy New Year!

Resolution Hacking: 10 Podcasts to Keep New Year’s Goals on Track: These podcasts will help you create and keep better habits, beat procrastination, develop healthy hobbies, learn more about practicing meditation and mindfulness, and more.

Uncomfortable Things You Need to Start Doing for Yourself in 2019: Great things can happen when you get comfortable being uncomfortable.

A Neuroscientist’s Tips for a New Year Tuneup for Your Brain: Have you ever heard of brain bubbles? According to Dr. Kelly Lambert, brain bubbles are similar to real estate bubbles, except instead of inflating the perception of home values, brain bubbles inflate your perception of the world around you and when they burst, the results can be devastating. Dr. Lambert has some tips on how you can identify your brain bubbles, safely get rid of them, and prevent more from developing.

10 Keys to a Healthier Lifestyle in 2019: Eating well, getting more sleep, and increasing your exercise are givens — so what else can you do to boost your mental and physical health in the upcoming year?

These Are the New Year’s Resolutions You Need to Make for Your Mental Health: So many of us focus on physical health, finances, relationships — you get the idea — when they’re deciding what to focus on improving in the upcoming year. As you make your resolutions (or goals) for 2019, don’t forget your mental health.

Forget Dieting — Make Your New Year’s Food Resolution About This Instead: We don’t need food to fuel just our bodies; we need it to fuel our minds, too. Here are some tips on what foods to eat to feel at the top of your mental game.

Psychology Around the Net: December 29, 2019

Alicia Sparks

Alicia Sparks is a freelance writer and editor and the creator of, where she blogs to help new freelance writers get their quills in the pot, so to speak. Among animal rights, music, and physical wellness, her passions include mental health and advocacy. Here at Psych Central she works as Syndication Editor as well as authors Your Body, Your Mind and World of Psychology's weekly "Psychology Around the Net."

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Sparks, A. (2018). Psychology Around the Net: December 29, 2019. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 28, 2020, from
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