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How to know what you really want | Psyche

Goals and motivation

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How to know what you really want

From career choices to new purchases, use René Girard’s mimetic theory to resist the herd and forge your own path in life

by Luke Burgis

How to take things less personally | Psyche

Emotion regulation

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How to take things less personally

Always blaming yourself or assuming others think ill of you? A CBT therapist shares ways to break these self-critical habits

by Joel Minden

How to support a struggling friend | Psyche

Friendship

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How to support a struggling friend

Sometimes it’s hard to know what to say or do. Use these five strategies for providing effective emotional support

by Elise Kalokerinos

How to have less stuff | Psyche

Home

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How to have less stuff

Do your possessions hold too much power over you? Learn to regain control – and benefit your wallet and the planet

by Melissa Norberg

How to be useless | Psyche

Meaning and the good life

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How to be useless

Follow the Daoist way – reclaim your life and happiness by letting go of the need to produce, strive or serve a purpose

by Helen De Cruz & Pauline Lee

How to start making music | Psyche

Music

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How to start making music

It’s never too late to play an instrument or learn to sing. Take the leap from listener to maker in the way that suits you

by Gayla M Mills

How to make a difficult decision | Psyche

Decision-making

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How to make a difficult decision

It’s tempting but unwise to delay important choices. Grasp the nettle by using both systematic checklists and gut instinct

by Joseph Bikart