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Research of December 2021

Patricia Cruz



Here is a list of all academic peer-reviewed articles, reports and other papers published in December 2021 about journalism research. The bolded titles have JRN articles written about the studies.

Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2021-12-01 Artificial Intelligence and Journalism: An Agenda for Journalism Research in Africa Ammina Kothari & Sally Ann Cruikshank African Journalism Studies
2021-12-01 Harassment’s Toll on Democracy: The Effects of Harassment Towards US Journalists Kaitlin C. Miller Journalism Practice
2021-12-01 Black woman in and beyond Belgian mainstream media: between opinion–making, dissidence, and marronage Emma-Lee Amponsah Feminist Media Studies
2021-12-01 An Emotional Rally: Exploring Commenters’ Responses to Online News Coverage of the COVID-19 Crisis in Austria Olga Eisele, Olga Litvyak, Verena K. Brändle, Paul Balluff, Andreas Fischeneder, Catherine Sotirakou, Pamina Syed Ali & Hajo G. Boomgaarden Digital Journalism
2021-12-01 Social Media Editors and the Audience Funnel: Tensions between Commercial Pressures and Professional Norms in the Data-Saturated Newsroom Tai Neilson & Timothy A. Gibson Digital Journalism
2021-12-01 You Are Fake News! Factors Impacting Journalists’ Debunking Behaviors on Social Media Magdalena Saldaña & Hong Tien Vu Digital Journalism
2021-12-01 Interactive Data Visualization Enhances Preventive Intentions in COVID-19 News Stories: The Mediating Role of Fear and the Moderating Role of Political Orientation Jeeyun Oh & Angel Hsing-Chi Hwang Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2021-12-02 Exploring Communicative AI: Reflections from a Swedish Newsroom Agnes Stenbom, Mattias Wiggberg & Tobias Norlund Digital Journalism
2021-12-02 Habitual Generation of Filter Bubbles: Why is Algorithmic Personalisation Problematic for the Democratic Public Sphere? Jernej Kaluža Javnost – The Public
2021-12-02 Journalistic Relations and Values in the Networked Era: A Case Study of The Guardian Vaios Papanagnou Journalism Practice
2021-12-02 How Headline Strategies and News Sources Affect Number of User Clicks on WeChat Yuting Sun & Chaoyun Liang Journalism Practice
2021-12-03 Shield and sword: discursive kevlar and national review’s discourses on the first trump impeachment (2019-2020) Brian Michael Goss Atlantic Journal of Communication
2021-12-03 “Down the Middle”: CNN 10 and the Ideology of Objectivity Perry Parks Journalism Practice
2021-12-03 What is Fox News? Partisan Journalism, Misinformation, and the Problem of Classification A.J. Bauer, Anthony Nadler, Jacob L. Nelson
Electronic News
2021-12-03 Minority ethnic media: challenges for the future Hsin-yi Sandy Tsai Asian Journal of Communication
2021-12-04 Question design and the construction of populist stances in political news interviews Joanna Thornborrow, Mats Ekström, Marianna Patrona
Discourse & Communication
2021-12-04 Understanding the Public’s Animosity Toward News Media: Cynicism and Distrust as Related but Distinct Negative Media Perceptions Čedomir Markov, Young Min
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-04 Forum: (De)centring Europe in urban communication research Giorgia Aiello Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies
2021-12-06 Their floods and Our floods: News values of flood photo galleries of Associated Press and Xinhua News Agency Hailing Yu, Guangfeng Chen
2021-12-06 No Such Thing as a TV News Company?
Electronic News
2021-12-06 Seeking the Legitimation of Mainstream Journalism: A Portuguese Case-Study Claudia Alvares, Gustavo Cardoso, Miguel Crespo & Ana Pinto-Martinho Journalism Practice
2021-12-07 How Do Traditional Media Function in Social Learning about AI? Psychological and Cognitive Reactions to AI-Powered Communication Yiwei Li,Yu Guo &Siyu Liu Communication Studies
2021-12-07 Editor’s introduction Tessa Adams
Journal of Communication Inquiry
2021-12-07 Patterns of media use and leisure time among older adults Sonya Dal Cin, Matea Mustafaj, Karen Nielsen
New Media & Society
2021-12-07 “The Paper Is White”: Examining Diversity Issues With the Next Generation of Journalists Teri Finneman, Marina A. Hendricks, Piotr S. Bobkowski Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
2021-12-08 Closing the Cover: Changes Coming to Digital Journalism Scott A. Eldridge II Digital Journalism
2021-12-08 Mimicry, Fragmentation, or Decoupling? Three Scenarios for the Control Function of EU Correspondents Asimina Michailidou, Hans-Jörg Trenz
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-12-08 Mixed findings in directly replicated experimental studies on fake news C. Sean Burns, Renee Kaufmann, Anthony Limperos First Monday
2021-12-08 Locating oneself and talking past: Journalists’ engagement with Pacific communities on Twitter Tara Ross
Media International Australia
2021-12-09 Tackling the emotional toll together: How journalists address harassment with connective practices Anu Kantola, Anu A Harju
2021-12-09 Something that They Never Said: Multimodal Disinformation and Source Vividness in Understanding the Power of AI-Enabled Deepfake NewsOpen Data Jiyoung Lee & Soo Yun Shin Media Psychology
2021-12-09 ‘His Political Life Story Told in Pictures’: The Visual Construction of the Political Persona of Joseph Chamberlain Betto van Waarden Media History
2021-12-09 Ethnic Selective Exposure: A Test of Cultural-Identity Based Media Selectivity Theory Mingxiao Sui Mass Communication and Society
2021-12-09 Readers think for themselves Tim Luckhurst
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 What are they paying us for? James Harkin
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 But we didn’t know anyone: New recruits to the industry Adam Samuel
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Hollow words save no-one Lynne O’Donnell
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 A doomed TV start-up Kevin Duffy
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Could the good times roll again? Bill Hagerty
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 We can still make money from news Dominic Young
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 If Paul Dacre is the wrong fit… Alan Moses
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Monuments to a golden past Nick Jenkins
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Room at the top KF
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Half the money, twice the value Polly Graham
British Journalism Review
2021-12-09 Iconic war images and the myth of the ‘good American Soldier’ Megan MacKenzie
Media, War & Conflict
2021-12-10 Subverting Journalistic Routines: When Political Satire Intervenes to Challenge Public Broadcasting National Discourses Danford Zirugo African Journalism Studies
2021-12-10 The Influence of News Coverage on Humanitarian Aid: The Bureaucrats’ Perspective Martin Scott, Mel Bunce & Kate Wright Journalism Studies
2021-12-10 News by Popular Demand: Ideological Congruence, Issue Salience, and Media Reputation in News Sharing Natalia Aruguete, Ernesto Calvo, Tiago Ventura
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-12-10 Encoding polysemy in the news Lillian Boxman-Shabtai
2021-12-11 Deepfakes, misinformation and disinformation and authenticity infrastructure responses: Impacts on frontline witnessing, distant witnessing, and civic journalism Sam Gregory
2021-12-11 Conservative news nonprofits: Claiming legitimacy without transparency Michael Buozis, Magda Konieczna
2021-12-11 Journalists as mobility agents: Labor mobilities, individualized identities, and emerging organizational forms Víctor Hugo Reyna
2021-12-12 A typology of alternative online political media in the United Kingdom: A longitudinal content analysis (2015–2018) Declan McDowell-Naylor, Stephen Cushion, Richard Thomas
2021-12-13 When the mainstream takes over: political magazines’ attempts to cultivate alternativeness in Finland Ullamaija Kivikuru The Journal of International Communication
2021-12-13 The Mediatization of Political Personae, 1880s–1930s Betto van Waarden & Martin Kohlrausch Media History
2021-12-13 The Prison Media Complex: Labour, Technology and Communication Infrastructures in the Prison System Fredrik Stiernstedt,
Anne Kaun
Triple C
2021-12-13 When do agentless passives mystify social actors in the minds of readers? Will Lingle
Critical Discourse Studies
2021-12-13 Funding Democracy: Public Media and Democratic Health in 33 Countries Timothy Neff, Victor Pickard
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-12-13 How Race and Gender Impact the Perceived Objectivity of Broadcast Women of Color on Twitter Kelli S. Boling, Denetra Walker
Social Media + Society
2021-12-13 Courting Coverage: Rhetorical Newsworthiness Cues and Candidate-Media Agenda Convergence in Presidential Primaries Zachary Scott
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-14 From blame to context: how official responses influence negative media portrayal of country image Michael O. Ukonu, Ifeanyi L. Anorue, Cynthia Emeafor & Nnamdi Ajaebili The Journal of International Communication
2021-12-14 Beyond verification: Flesh witnessing and the significance of embodiment in conflict news Lilie Chouliaraki, Omar Al-Ghazzi
2021-12-14 Political Information Use and Its Relationship to Beliefs in Conspiracy Theories Among the German Public Christian Schemer, Marc Ziegele, Tanjev Schultz, Oliver Quiring, Nikolaus Jackob, Ilka Jakobs
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-14 Africa’s global media image in a digital world as an exclusive western preserve? Chikaire Wilfred Williams Ezeru
International Communication Gazette
2021-12-14 Media coverage of climate change induced migration: Implications for meaningful media discourse Maria Sakellari
Global Media and Communication
2021-12-15 “We Have to act Like our Devices are Already Infected”: Investigative Journalists and Internet Surveillance Philip Di Salvo Journalism Practice
2021-12-15 Best Prosody for News: A Psychophysiological Study Comparing a Broadcast to a Narrative Speaking Style Emma Rodero, Lucía Cores-Sarría*
Communication Research
2021-12-15 Comparing newspapers in mainland China and Hong Kong: The limits of media systems theory Haiyan Wang, Nan Lyu
Global Media and China
2021-12-16 U.S. Public Opinion on China and the United States During the U.S.–China Trade Dispute: The Role of Audience Framing and Partisan Media Use Louisa Ha, Rik Ray, Peiqin Chen, Ke Guo Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-16 The dependence of election coverage on political institutions: Political competition and policy framing in Germany and the United Kingdom Iain McMenamin, Michael Courtney, Michael Breen, , Gemma McNulty
2021-12-16 Framing Migration in Southern European Media: Perceptions of Spanish, Italian, and Greek Specialized Journalists Carlos Arcila-Calderón, David Blanco-Herrero, María Matsiola, Martín Oller-Alonso, Theodora Saridou, Sergio Splendore Journalism Practice
2021-12-16 The Rise of Social Journalism: An Explorative Case Study of a Youth-oriented Instagram News Account Jonathan Hendrickx Journalism Practice
2021-12-17 How Do Chinese Media Frame Arab Uprisings: A Content Analysis Shiming Hu, Weipeng Hou, Jinghong Xu Media and Communication
2021-12-17 From Chiapas to Palestine: Historicizing Social Movement Media Before and Beyond the Arab Uprisings Gretchen King Media and Communication
2021-12-17 The Role of Media and Communication in Reducing Uncertainty During the Syria War Claudia Kozman, Rana Tabbara, Jad Melki Media and Communication
2021-12-17 The Subtle Dynamics of Power Struggles in Tunisia: Local media since the Arab Uprisings Noah Bassil, Nourhan Kassem Media and Communication
2021-12-17 A Case Study: Mada Masr—A Progressive Voice in Egypt and Beyond Nadia Leihs Media and Communication
2021-12-17 Understanding Emerging Media: Voice, Agency, and Precarity in the Post-2011 Arab Mediasphere Yazan Badran Media and Communication
2021-12-17 Beyond Mainstream Media and Communication Perspectives on the Arab Uprisings Hanan Badr, Lena-Maria Möller Media and Communication
2021-12-17 Signaling News Outlet Credibility in a Google Search Gina M. Masullo, Taeyoung Lee, Martin J. Riedl
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-17 Telling Every Story: Characteristics of Systematic Reporting David Caswell Journalism Practice
2021-12-18 Understanding the Present Through the Past: A Comparison of Spanish News Coverage of the 1918 Flu and COVID-19 Pandemics Samantha N. Edwards
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-12-19 The Cultivation of Emotions in the Press:
Searching for ‘Education of the Heart’ in German-Language Digital Newspaper Collections
Heidi Hakkarainen Media History
2021-12-19 Register phenomena as international news: risk, register, and translation in Japanese coverage of quotes from the 2020 US presidential debate Wesley Cooper Robertson Continuum
2021-12-19 Disclosing sexual abuse on a news website: a qualitative study of affective narratives Smeeta Mishra Information, Communication & Society
2021-12-19 Satire from a far-away land: psychological distance and satirical news Stephen Skalicky, Britta C. Brugman, Ellen Droog & Christian Burgers Information, Communication & Society
2021-12-19 Female Investigative Journalists: Overcoming Threats, Intimidation, and Violence with Gendered Strategies Maria Konow-Lund & Marte Høiby Journalism Practice
2021-12-19 Covering a Complicated Legacy with a Sledgehammer: Metajournalistic and Audience Discourse After Kobe Bryant’s Death Carolina Velloso, Wei-ping Li, Shannon Scovel, Nohely Alvarez, Md Mahfuzul Haque & Linda Steiner Journalism Studies
2021-12-19 Mapping Peace Journalism: Toward a Shared Understanding of Success Meagan E. Doll & Patricia Moy Journalism Studies
2021-12-20 A Robot, Meteorologist, and Amateur Forecaster Walk into A Bar: Examining Qualitative Responses to A Weather Forecast Delivered via Social Robot Adam M. Rainear, Xianlin Jin, Autumn Edwards, Chad Edwards & Patric R. Spence Communication Studies
2021-12-20 Vol. 10 No. 2 (2021): Les écritures du sport – The writing(s) of sports journalism – As escritas do jornalismo esportivo Multiple writers Sur le journalisme, About journalism, Sobre jornalismo
2021-12-20 Age Differences in Online News Consumption and Online Political Expression in the United States, United Kingdom, and France Shelley Boulianne, Adam Shehata
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-12-20 Public service media, innovation policy and the ‘crowding out’ problem Christian Herzog & James Meese Communication Research and Practice
2021-12-20 The Belt and Road Initiative in Australian mainstream media: Why did its narratives shift from 2013 to 2021? Yuan Jiang
Media International Australia
2021-12-20 Does the Ideology of the Newsroom Affect the Provision of Media Slant? Hans J. G. Hassell, Matthew R. Miles & Kevin Reuning Political Communication
2021-12-20 What is ‘Good’ Climate Journalism? Public Perceptions of Climate Journalism in Denmark Ida Willig,Mark Blach-Ørsten & Rasmus Burkal Journalism Practice
2021-12-21 Data-driven news work culture: Reconciling tensions in epistemic values and practices of news journalism Mats Ekström, Amanda Ramsälv, Oscar Westlund
2021-12-21 Low on trust, high on use datafied media, trust and everyday life David Mathieu, Jannie Hartley-Møller
Big Data & Society
2021-12-21 Understanding I.R. of Iran’s Media Policy: A Concentration on Regulations and Laws Hatef Pourrashidi, Javad Alipoor, Mehran Samadi & Neda Soleimani Southern Communication Journal
2021-12-21 New Online Journalism Businesses: Exploring Profiles, Models and Variables in the Current Brazilian Scenario Elizabeth Saad & Stefanie C. da Silveira Journalism Practice
2021-12-22 “The Boundaries are Blurry…”: How Comment Moderators in Germany See and Respond to Hate Comments Sünje Paasch-Colberg & Christian Strippel Journalism Studies
2021-12-23 Perpetrator witnessing: Testing the norms and forms of witnessing through livestreaming terror attacks Mette Mortensen
2021-12-23 Children and the Radio: Who Should Listen to Whom? Alice Nemcova Tejkalova, Olga Gheorghiev, Marketa Supa & Victoria Nainova Journalism Practice
2021-12-24 Redemption vs. #MeToo: How Journalists Addressed Kobe Bryant’s Rape Case in Crafting His Memory Patrick Walters Journalism Practice
2021-12-24 Managing government legitimacy during the COVID-19 pandemic in China: a semantic network analysis of state-run media Sina Weibo posts Cui Zhang Meadows, Lu Tang & Wenxue Zou Chinese Journal of Communication
2021-12-26 News from the ad archive: how journalists use the facebook ad library to hold online advertising accountable Paddy Leerssen, Tom Dobber, Natali Helberger & Claes de Vreese Information, Communication & Society
2021-12-26 When Reporters Make the News: Narrated Role Performance During Colombia’s Post-Conflict with the FARC Guerrilla Group Andrea Cancino-Borbón, Marta Milena Barrios & Lyz Salas-Vega Journalism Studies
2021-12-26 “Stop Giving Us the Negatives of the Other Side’s Aims”: The EU Referendum Through Letters to the Editor Iñaki Garcia-Blanco &Lucy Bennett Journalism Studies
2021-12-26 When Everyone’s a Critic: How U.S. Arts and Culture Critics Strategize to Maintain Their Cultural Authority Kelsey Whipple Journalism Studies
2021-12-26 Constructing the ultimate “leftover women”: Chinese media’s representation of female PhDs in the postsocialist era Xiaomeng Li Feminist Media Studies
2021-12-27 The more, the better? Effects of transparency tools and moderators on the perceived credibility of news articles Jakob Henke, Stefanie Holtrup, Wiebke Möhring
2021-12-27 Resisting the resistance (journalism): Ben Smith, Ronan Farrow, and delineating boundaries of practice Patrick Ferrucci, Gino Canella
2021-12-28 A Global Perspective on Ethics: New Resources for Teaching and Discussing Media Ethics and Journalism Ethics Kati Tusinski Berg Journal of Media Ethics
2021-12-29 Portrait of liberal chaos: RT’s antagonistic strategic narration about the Netherlands Aiden Hoyle, Helma van den Berg, Bertjan Doosje, Martijn Kitzen
Media, War & Conflict
2021-12-29 Shaping the ‘inexplicable’: A social constructionist analysis of news reporting of familicide-suicide Audrey Galvin, Fergal Quinn, Yvonne Cleary
2021-12-29 COVID-19 surveillance in Israeli press: Spatiality, mobility, and control Aya Yadlin, Avi Marciano
Mobile Media & Communication
2021-12-29 Do journalists cater to audience’s social identity? Assessing the alignment of news content with readers’ national identity orientations Miki Tanikawa
International Communication Gazette
2021-12-30 Examining the digital renewal of news communication: A categorization of presentation modes in digital journalism Lea Püchel, Christian-Mathias Wellbrock
New Media & Society
2021-12-30 “Toxic atmosphere effect”: Uncivil online comments cue negative audience perceptions of news outlet credibility Gina M Masullo, Ori Tenenboim, Shuning Lu
2021-12-30 Mitigating the consequences of negative news: How constructive journalism enhances self-efficacy and news credibility Christian Staal Bruun Overgaard
2021-12-30 “Why I quit journalism:” Former journalists’ advice giving as a way to regain control Nick Mathews, Valérie Bélair-Gagnon, Matt Carlson
2021-12-30 Discursive representation of the Article 370 abrogation: A comparative CDA of the headlines of two major Indian online news publications Arif Hussain Nadaf
2021-12-30 Logics, tensions and negotiations in the everyday life of a news-ranking algorithm Jakob Svensson
2021-12-30 The degree of heterogeneity of news consumption in Germany—Descriptive statistics and relations with individual differences in personality, ideological attitudes, and voting intentions Cornelia Sindermann, Christopher Kannen, Christian Montag
New Media & Society
2021-12-30 Examining the digital renewal of news communication: A categorization of presentation modes in digital journalism Lea Püchel, Christian-Mathias Wellbrock
New Media & Society
2021-12-30 Post-regime-change Afghan and Iraqi media systems: Strategic ambivalence as technology of media governance Mohammed A Salih
Media, War & Conflict
2021-12-31 Interactive documentary and the reinvention of digital journalism, 2015–2020 David O Dowling
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2021-12-31 Stereotypes and sexism? Effects of gender, topic, and user comments on journalists’ credibility Mario Haim, Kim Maurus
2021-12-31 Pride and Anxiety: British Journalists’ Emotional Labour in the Covid-19 Pandemic Maja Šimunjak Journalism Studies

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The benefits of practicing mindfulness and how to start

Alice Trout



In today’s fast-paced world, it’s easy to get caught up in the chaos of everyday life. Between work, family, and other responsibilities, we often forget to take care of ourselves. This is where mindfulness comes in. Mindfulness is the practice of being present in the moment, without judgment. In this article, we will explore the benefits of practicing mindfulness and how to start.

Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

  1. Reduces stress and anxiety

Mindfulness can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. By focusing on the present moment, you can calm your mind and reduce racing thoughts.

  1. Improves mental clarity

Practicing mindfulness can improve mental clarity and focus. It can help to clear your mind of distractions and increase productivity.

  1. Enhances self-awareness

Mindfulness can increase self-awareness and help you to understand your thoughts and emotions better. By being present in the moment, you can learn to recognize your patterns of thinking and behavior.

  1. Improves relationships

Mindfulness can help to improve relationships by increasing empathy and compassion. By being present with others, you can develop a deeper understanding of their needs and feelings.

How to Start Practicing Mindfulness

  1. Set aside time

Set aside a specific time every day to practice mindfulness. It can be as little as 5-10 minutes per day to start.

  1. Find a quiet space

Find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed. It could be a quiet corner of your home or a quiet park.

  1. Focus on your breath

Focus on your breath and the physical sensations of breathing. Notice the rise and fall of your chest and the sensation of air moving in and out of your body.

  1. Be present

Allow yourself to be present in the moment without judgment. Let your thoughts and emotions come and go without dwelling on them.

  1. Practice regularly

Make mindfulness a regular practice. It takes time to develop the habit, but the benefits are worth it.

In conclusion, practicing mindfulness can have numerous benefits for our mental and physical well-being. It’s a simple yet powerful practice that can be incorporated into our daily lives. By setting aside a few minutes each day to practice mindfulness, we can reduce stress and anxiety, improve mental clarity, and enhance our relationships. So why not give it a try? Your mind and body will thank you for it.

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How to create a perfect morning routine for a productive day

Alice Trout



Do you ever feel like your day has gotten away from you before it even starts? One way to combat this feeling is to create a perfect morning routine. Establishing a routine can help you start your day off on the right foot, and set the tone for a productive and successful day. Here are some tips on how to create a morning routine that works for you.

Determine Your Priorities

Before you start creating a morning routine, it’s important to determine what your priorities are. What are the things that you want to accomplish in the morning? Do you want to exercise, meditate, or have a healthy breakfast? Once you have a list of your priorities, you can start creating a routine that includes them.

Wake Up at the Same Time Every Day

Waking up at the same time every day can help regulate your body’s natural sleep cycle and make it easier to fall asleep at night. Try to wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. This can help establish a consistent routine and make it easier to stick to.

Take Time for Yourself

Many people feel rushed and stressed in the morning, but taking some time for yourself can help alleviate this feeling. Whether it’s meditating, reading a book, or simply enjoying a cup of coffee, taking time for yourself can help you start your day feeling calm and centered.


Exercise is a great way to start your day, as it can help increase your energy levels and improve your mood. Whether it’s a quick jog, yoga practice, or weightlifting session, try to include some form of exercise in your morning routine.

Eat a Healthy Breakfast

Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day, and for good reason. Eating a healthy breakfast can help fuel your body and provide the energy you need to start your day. Try to include protein, whole grains, and fruit or vegetables in your breakfast.

Plan Your Day

Taking a few minutes to plan your day can help you stay focused and productive. Make a to-do list or set priorities for the day, and review your calendar to make sure you’re prepared for any meetings or appointments.

Stick to Your Routine

Once you’ve created a morning routine that works for you, try to stick to it as much as possible. Consistency is key, and sticking to your routine can help establish healthy habits and improve your overall productivity.

In conclusion, creating a perfect morning routine can help set the tone for a productive and successful day. By determining your priorities, waking up at the same time every day, taking time for yourself, exercising, eating a healthy breakfast, planning your day, and sticking to your routine, you can create a morning routine that works for you. Remember, it’s all about finding what works best for you and your lifestyle.

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10 simple yet effective ways to reduce stress in your daily life

Alice Trout



Stress is an inevitable part of our lives, but it can have a negative impact on our mental and physical health if left unchecked. Fortunately, there are several simple yet effective ways to reduce stress in our daily lives. In this article, we will explore 10 such methods that you can easily incorporate into your routine.

Exercise regularly

Physical activity is an excellent way to relieve stress. It helps to release endorphins, which are natural mood-boosters. You don’t have to engage in high-intensity workouts to reap the benefits. Even a brisk walk or light yoga can help reduce stress levels.

Get enough sleep

Lack of sleep can cause irritability, mood swings, and increase stress levels. Make sure you get at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night to feel well-rested and refreshed.

Practice deep breathing

Deep breathing techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing can help to calm your mind and body. Inhale deeply through your nose and exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat this for a few minutes to feel relaxed.

Spend time in nature

Spending time in nature can have a calming effect on your mind and body. Take a walk in the park or go for a hike in the woods to feel rejuvenated.

Practice mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation involves focusing on the present moment without judgment. It can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Set aside a few minutes every day to practice mindfulness meditation.

Listen to music

Music has a soothing effect on our minds. Listening to calming music can help to reduce stress levels. Create a playlist of your favorite relaxing tunes and listen to it when you feel stressed.

Practice yoga or tai chi

Yoga and tai chi are ancient practices that combine physical postures and breathing techniques. They can help to reduce stress levels and promote relaxation.

Connect with loved ones

Talking to friends and family members can help to reduce stress levels. It can provide a sense of comfort and support during challenging times.

Practice gratitude

Focusing on the positive aspects of life can help to reduce stress levels. Make a habit of practicing gratitude by writing down things you are thankful for every day.

Take breaks

Taking short breaks throughout the day can help to reduce stress levels. Go for a short walk, practice deep breathing or simply take a few moments to close your eyes and relax.

In conclusion, stress is a part of life, but it doesn’t have to take over. By incorporating these simple yet effective methods into your daily routine, you can reduce stress levels and improve your overall well-being. Remember, taking care of yourself should always be a top priority.

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