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Research of November 2021

Patricia Cruz



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

Published Title Author(s) Journal / publisher
2021-11-01 Is pro-Kremlin Disinformation Effective? Evidence from Ukraine Aaron Erlich, Calvin Garner
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-01 No Polarization From Partisan News: Over-Time Evidence From Trace Data Magdalena Wojcieszak, Sjifra de Leeuw, Ericka Menchen-Trevino, Seungsu Lee, Ke M. Huang-Isherwood, Brian Weeks
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-01 Media Systems and Attention Cycles: Volume and Topics of News Coverage on COVID-19 in the United States and China Christopher D. Wirz, Anqi Shao, Luye Bao, Emily L. Howell, Hannah Monroe, Kaiping Chen
Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly
2021-11-01 “Successful” identity transformation: the representation of Israeli post-Soviet immigrant women in La’isha Yulia Shevchenko & Einat Lachover Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-01 The Potential of Interactivity and Gamification Within Immersive Journalism & Interactive Documentary (I-Docs) to Explore Climate Change Literacy and Inoculate Against Misinformation Lawrence Brannon, Lisa Gold, Johnny Magee & Geoff Walton Journalism Practice
2021-11-02 Business as Usual: How Journalism’s Professional Logics Continue to Shape News Organization Policies Around Social Media Audiences Kelly Fincham Journalism Practice
2021-11-02 Fighting an Armed Doctrine: The Struggle to Modernize German Propaganda During World War I (1914–1918) Elisabeth Fondren
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2021-11-02 War Propaganda and the Patriotic Model of the News in the 21st Century Sarah Oates
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2021-11-02 Propaganda and Myth: The Case of France Ross F. Collins
Journalism & Communication Monographs
2021-11-03 Audience research is far from new, so don’t overlook the old goldmines Dane S. Claussen
Newspaper Research Journal
2021-11-03 The Normativity of Communication Research: A Content Analysis of Normative Claims in Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (1970–2014) Stephanie Geise, Ulrike Klinger, Melanie Magin, Kathrin Friederike Müller, Cordula Nitsch, Claudia Riesmeyer, Liane Rothenberger, Christina Schumann, Annika Sehl, Cornelia Wallner & Arne Freya Zillich Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-04 Making Sense of Pandemic-Induced Changes in Journalism and Beyond Eun-Ju Lee Digital Journalism
2021-11-04 Canaries in the climate coal mine: Climate change and COVID-19 as meta-crisis Laura Robinson First Monday
2021-11-04 Electoral news sharing: a study of changes in news coverage and Facebook sharing behaviour during the 2018 Mexican elections Ernesto de León, Susan Vermeer & Damian Trilling Information, Communication & Society
2021-11-05 A data-driven approach to studying changing vocabularies in historical newspaper collections Simon Hengchen, Ruben Ros, Jani Marjanen, Mikko Tolonen Digital Scholarship in the Humanities
2021-11-05 “We always report under pressure”: Professionalism and journalistic identity among regional journalists in a conflict zone Sayyed Fawad Ali Shah, Tamar Ginossar, Muhammad Ittefaq
2021-11-05 The Impact of Political Identity and Outgroup Partisan Media Contact on Intergroup Bias and Unwillingness to Compromise with the Opposing Party: An Intergroup Threat Approach Mei-Chen Lin &Paul M. Haridakis Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-07 Beyond the state as the ‘cold monster’: the importance of Russian alternative media in reconfiguring the hegemonic state discourse Kirill Filimonov & Nico Carpentier Critical Discourse Studies
2021-11-07 (Anti-)feminism and cisgenderism in sports media Gabriel Knott-Fayle, Elizabeth Peel & Gemma Witcomb Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-07 A Different Kind of Transgender Celebrity: From Entertainment Narrative to the “Wrong Body” Discourse in Japanese Media Culture Michelle H. S. Ho
Television & New Media
2021-11-08 Gatekeeping, Gatewatching and the Art of Crowdsourcing in African Media Systems: A Case of Zambian Newsrooms Gregory Gondwe Communicatio
2021-11-08 Convergence of linear television and digital platforms: An analysis of YouTube offer and consumption Ana González-Neira, Jorge Vázquez-Herrero, Natalia Quintas-Froufe
European Journal of Communication
2021-11-08 Anti-Media Discourse and Violence Against Journalists: Evidence From Chávez’s Venezuela Kyong Mazzaro
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-08 A 20-year stocktake of Aotearoa New Zealand’s performance in the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP): Feminisation of the newsroom but still not gender parity Susan Fountaine, Cathy Strong, Flora Galy-Badenas & Leon Salter Communication Research and Practice
2021-11-09 Promises Granted: Venture Philanthropy and Tech Ideology in Metajournalistic Discourse Brian Creech & Perry Parks Journalism Studies
2021-11-09 Media and Science Policy: Who Influences Whom Regarding Complementary and Alternative Medicines Regulation Lorena Cano-Orón, Emilia H. Lopera-Pareja
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-09 Deciding what’s (sharable) news: Social movement organizations as curating actors in the political information system Thomas J Billard Communication Monographs
2021-11-09 How African countries respond to fake news and hate speech Lisa Garbe, Lisa-Marie Selvik & Pauline Lemaire Information, Communication & Society
2021-11-09 Resisting Privilege: Effects of a White Privilege Message Intervention and Conservative Media Use on Freedom Threat and Racial Attitudes Matthew A. Lapierre & Jennifer Stevens Aubrey Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-10 The Discursive Constitution of Mafia Journalism as a Network Beat Sergio Splendore Journalism Practice
2021-11-10 “The American Outlaws Are Our People”: Fox Sports and the Branded Ambivalence of an American Soccer Fan at the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Charlotte E. Howell
Television & New Media
2021-11-10 Affordances for Sense-Making: Exploring Their Availability for Users of Online News Sites Damon Kiesow, Shuhua Zhou & Lei Guo Digital Journalism
2021-11-10 Resource Exchanges Between Mobile News Apps and Third-Parties Aske Kammer Digital Journalism
2021-11-10 Alternative News Orientation and Trust in Mainstream Media: A Longitudinal Audience Perspective Kim Andersen, Adam Shehata & Dennis Andersson Digital Journalism
2021-11-10 Print Imprint: The Connection Between the Physical Newspaper and the Self Nick Mathews
Journal of Communication Inquiry
2021-11-11 Exposure to television and support for restrictive immigration policies in the midst of the immigration crisis: A cross-national comparison Nella Geurts, Roos Geurts, Peer Scheepers, Maurice Vergeer Social Science Quarterly
2021-11-11 Framing socio-political controversy: The 2012 Spanish labor reform as a case study of cascading activation Sergio Álvarez Sánchez, Alfredo Arceo Vacas
European Journal of Communication
2021-11-11 A theory of media freedom Damian Tambini Journal of Media Law
2021-11-11 Agenda Setting by News and by the Audience in a News Portal Panel Experiment Martina Santia, Raymond J. Pingree, Kirill Bryanov & Brian K. Watson Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-11 Reporting from My Home: Location Effect on the Para-Social Phenomenon and the News Broadcast Industry Kirstin Pellizzaro & Madeleine Liseblad Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2021-11-11 Hostile Media Perception on Twitter: The Effect of Mediated Social Identity Cues on Biased Perception Eric J. Cooks & Anneliese Bolland Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
2021-11-12 The Coronavirus Pandemic as a Critical Moment for Digital Journalism Thorsten Quandt & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Digital Journalism
2021-11-12 Deepfakes and documentary practice in an age of misinformation Craig Hight Continuum
2021-11-12 The Imagined Industry Elena Maris International Journal of Communication
2021-11-12 Elaboration, Cancer Worry, and Risk Perception Mediate the Association Between News Attention on the Internet and Intention to Uptake HPV Vaccination: Extending the Cognitive Mediation Model Li Li, John Robert Bautista International Journal of Communication
2021-11-12 From Invisibility to the Public Sphere: The Hybrid Media Strategy of a New Party (Podemos, Spain, 2014–2015) Víctor Sampedro, Rafael Durán, Francisco Seoane, Alessandra Farné International Journal of Communication
2021-11-13 Understanding digital disconnection beyond media studies Hallvard Moe, Ole Jacob Madsen
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2021-11-13 When media events fail: the transformation of the Israeli peace discourse at the funeral of Shimon Peres Yuval Katz Critical Studies in Media Communication
2021-11-14 Assessing conditions for inter-firm collaboration as a revenue strategy for politically pressured news media Clare Elizabeth Cook Journal of Media Business Studies
2021-11-14 “She’s the communication expert”: digital labor and the implications of datafied relational communication Signe Sophus Lai Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-14 #MeToo movement in political media era: a comparison of U.S. media and Korean media Meehyun Jeon, Hyoung Oh Kim & Chang Wan Woo Communication Quarterly
2021-11-15 Constructing the “Gender Beat:” U.S. Journalists Refocus the News in the Aftermath of #Metoo Meg Heckman Journalism Practice
2021-11-15 Advancing digital disconnection research: Introduction to the special issue Stine Lomborg, Brita Ytre-Arne
Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
2021-11-16 Who is to Blame? Analysis of Government and News Media Frames During the 2014 Earthquake in Chile Magdalena Saldaña
Journalism Studies
2021-11-16 The State of the News Beat: Expertise and Division of Labour in Current Newsrooms Zvi Reich, Oded Jackman, Tal Mishaly & Liri Blum Journalism Practice
2021-11-16 Oh, no, Pokémon GO! Media panic and fear of mobility in news coverage of an augmented reality phenomenon Tal Laor, Hananel Rosenberg, Nili Steinfeld
Mobile Media & Communication
2021-11-17 Resistance to ‘Framing’? The Portrayal of Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Hong Kong’s Online Media Isabella Ng, Sharice Fung-Yee Choi & Alex Lih-Shing Chan Journalism Practice
2021-11-18 One Recommender Fits All? An Exploration of User Satisfaction With Text-Based News Recommender Systems Mareike Wieland,
Gerret von Nordheim, Katharina Kleinen-von Königslöw
Media and Communication
2021-11-18 When Algorithms Recommend What’s New(s): New Dynamics of Decision-Making and Autonomy in Newsgathering Hannes Cools, Baldwin Van Gorp, Michaël Opgenhaffen Media and Communication
2021-11-18 Epistemic Overconfidence in Algorithmic News Selection Mariken van der Velden, Felicia Loecherbach Media and Communication
2021-11-18 Algorithmic or Human Source? Examining Relative Hostile Media Effect With a Transformer-Based Framework Chenyan Jia, Ruibo Liu Media and Communication
2021-11-18 Investigating Algorithmic Misconceptions in a Media Context: Source of a New Digital Divide? Brahim Zarouali, Natali Helberger, Claes H. de Vreese Media and Communication
2021-11-18 How Algorithmic Systems Changed Communication in a Digital Society Sanne Kruikemeier, Sophie C. Boerman, Nadine Bol Media and Communication
2021-11-18 The coverage of clashes between migrants and authorities at the U.S.–Mexico border: a comparative discourse analysis Jorge Freddy Bolanos Lopez & Linda Jean Kenix The Journal of International Communication
2021-11-18 The role of multi-platform news consumption in explaining civic participation during the COVID-19 pandemic: A communication mediation approach Cato Waeterloos, Michel Walrave, Koen Ponnet
New Media & Society
2021-11-18 Heroes of the Day After Tomorrow: “The Oil Worker” in Norwegian Climate Coverage 2017–2021 Andreas Ytterstad, Camilla Houeland & David Jordhus-Lier Journalism Practice
2021-11-18 News Sharing Using Self-destructive Content in Digital Native Media from an International Perspective José Sixto-García, Ana Isabel Rodríguez-Vázquez & Xosé López-García Journalism Practice
2021-11-19 From “Cool Observer” to “Emotional Participant”: The Practice of Immersive Journalism Nele Goutier, Yael de Haan, Kiki de Bruin, Sophie Lecheler & Sanne Kruikemeier Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Hearts and Hahas of the Public: Exploring How Protest Frames and Sentiment Influence Emotional Emoji Engagement with Facebook News Posts Danielle K. Kilgo & Summer Harlow Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 “Tell the Story as You’d Tell It to Your Friends in a Pub”: Emotional Storytelling in Election Reporting by BuzzFeed News and Vice News James Dennis & Susana Sampaio-Dias Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Critical Emotions: Cultural Criticism as an Intrinsically Emotional Type of Journalism Nete Nørgaard Kristensen Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Journalistic Passion as Commodity: A Managerial Perspective Carl-Gustav Lindén, Katja Lehtisaari, Mikko Grönlund & Mikko Villi Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Replacing the Public with Customers: How Emotions Define Today’s Broadcast Journalism Markets. A Comparative Study Between Television Journalists in the UK and India Antje Glück Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 The Aftertaste you Cannot Erase. Career Histories, Emotions and Emotional Management in Local Newsrooms Lenka Waschková Císařová Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Journalism and Emotional Work Mervi Pantti & Karin Wahl-Jorgensen Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Journalism as an Affective Institution. Emotional Labor and the Discourse on Fraud at Der Spiegel Margreth Lünenborg & Débora Medeiros Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Journalism as an Affective Institution. Emotional Labor and the Discourse on Fraud at Der Spiegel Margreth Lünenborg & Débora Medeiros Journalism Studies
2021-11-19 Tired, Hungry, and on Deadline: Affect and Emotion in the Practice of Conflict Journalism Richard Stupart Journalism Studies
2021-11-20 State as Salesman: International Economic Engagement and Foreign News Coverage in China Hanzhang Liu & Chengyuan Ji Political Communication
2021-11-21 A content analysis of newspaper coverage of maternal mortality from 2010-2019 Amy Delaney & Gabi N. Singleton Communication Research Reports
2021-11-21 Ethnic news and its effects on presidential approval among Chinese Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic Jiehua Zhang The Journal of International Communication
2021-11-22 Online Strategies of the Largest Broadcasters in the Times of Uncertainty. The Case of Russia Elena Vartanova, Andrey Vyrkovsky & Daria Vyugina International Journal on Media Management
2021-11-22 Journalists’ Misjudgement of Audience Opinion David Nicolas Hopmann, Andreas R.T. Schuck
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-22 Media Consensus and Divergences in Norway During the Second Wave of Coronavirus Infections Birgitte Kjos Fonn & Nathalie Hyde-Clarke Journalism Practice
2021-11-22 News Stories About Fallen Journalists: The Institutional History of the Hero Myth in Journalistic Practice Raymond McCaffrey Journalism Practice
2021-11-22 Verification of Digital Sources in Swedish Newsrooms — A Technical Issue or a Question of Newsroom Culture? Malin Picha Edwardsson, Walid Al-Saqaf & Gunnar Nygren Journalism Practice
2021-11-22 More Than Numbers:An Intersectional Examination of Media Portrayals of Formerly Incarcerated Women Gladys and Jamie Scott Sherri Williams Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-23 Presenting the People’s Republic: what drives images of China in the press? Runping Zhu, Jinrui Wei, Richard Krever, Yu Huang
Media International Australia
2021-11-23 My pandemic news is better than yours: audience perceptions of early news coverage about Covid-19
Mallory R. Perryman Communication Research Reports
2021-11-23 Journalists on Instagram: Presenting Professional Identity and Role on Image-focused Social Media Diana Bossio Journalism Practice
2021-11-23 Containing a Corona Misinfodemic and Covidiocy: Political Talk Shows on German Public-Service TV Jana Fedtke, Mohammed Ibahrine, Bouziane Zaid & Don Donghee Shin Journalism Practice
2021-11-23 The “Audience Logic” in Digital Journalism: An Exploration of Shifting News Logics Across Media Types and Time Sina Blassnig & Frank Esser Journalism Studies
2021-11-24 Youth Political Talk in the Changing Media Environment: A Cross-National Typology Neta Kligler-Vilenchik, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Kaori Hayashi, Eugenia Mitchelstein, Mikko Villi
The International Journal of Press/Politics
2021-11-24 ‘The race for space’: capitalism, the country and the city in Britain under covid 19 Jilly Boyce Kay & Helen Wood Continuum
2021-11-24 Gendered power relations in the digital age: an analysis of Japanese women’s media choice and use within a global context Kaori Hayashi, Pablo J. Boczkowski, Neta Kligler-Vilenchik , Eugenia Mitchelstein, Keren Tenenboim-Weinblatt & Mikko Villi Feminist Media Studies
2021-11-24 ‘Sharing expertise with the public’: The production of communicability and the ethics of media dialogical networking Simon Smith Discourse, Context & Media
2021-11-24 A Sadness Bias in Political News Sharing? The Role of Discrete Emotions in the Engagement and Dissemination of Political News on Facebook Ernesto de León, Damian Trilling
Social Media + Society
2021-11-25 Solving Egypt’s Economic Crisis: The Strategic Role of Chinese, Russian, and Egyptian Media Narratives Marco Ehrl & Robert Hinck International Journal of Strategic Communication
2021-11-25 Indigenous-language Media Research in Africa: Gains, Losses, Towards a New Research Agenda Thulani Tshabangu & Abiodun Salawu African Journalism Studies
2021-11-27 Social media news deserts: Digital inequalities and incidental news exposure on social media platforms Matthew Barnidge, Michael A Xenos
New Media & Society
2021-11-27 Power Sharing and Media Freedom in Dictatorships Greg Chih-Hsin Sheen, Hans H. Tung & Wen-Chin Wu Political Communication
2021-11-28 Pioneers as Peers: How Entrepreneurial Journalists Imagine the Futures of Journalism Juho Ruotsalainen, Sirkka Heinonen, Jaana Hujanen & Mikko Villi Digital Journalism
2021-11-29 Fake News Cues: Examining the Impact of Content, Source, and Typology of News Cues on People’s Confidence in Identifying Mis- and Disinformation Amber Hinsley, Avery Holton International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 Freedom of Speech and Press in Muslim-Majority Countries Shugofa Dastgeer, Daxton Stewart International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 News Frames in the Context of a Substantial Increase in Migration: Differences Between Media Platforms and Immigrants’ Nationality Andrés Scherman, Nicolle Etchegaray International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 Covering Technology Risks and Responsibility: Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Algorithms in the Media Cornelia Brantner, Florian Saurwein International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 Agenda-Cutting Versus Agenda-Building: Does Sponsored Content Influence Corporate News Coverage in U.S. Media? Christopher Joseph Vargo, Michelle A. Amazeen International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 Media Campaign Strategies in Communicating HIV/AIDS in Zambia: Comparing Risk and Crisis Communication Strategies in Mitigating Behavior Change Among Sex Workers Gregory Gondwe, Eric Kwame Adae International Journal of Communication
2021-11-29 More than just collateral damage. Ramifications of the pandemic for freedom of the press Christina Holtz-Bacha Publizistik
2021-11-29 Are Journalists Reporting on the Highest-Impact Climate Solutions? Findings from a Survey of Environmental Journalists Amanda C. Borth, Eryn Campbell, Sammi Munson, Shaelyn M. Patzer, William A. Yagatich & Edward Maibach Journalism Practice
2021-11-29 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Coverage in the Spanish Digital Press During the 2016 Rio Olympics Juana Salido-Fernandez & Ana Maria Muñoz-Muñoz Journalism Practice
2021-11-29 Mobile News Learning — Investigating Political Knowledge Gains in a Social Media Newsfeed with Mobile Eye Tracking Jakob Ohme, Ewa H. Masłowska & Cornelia Mothes Political Communication
2021-11-30 The Representation of Syrian Refugees in Canadian Online Media: A Focus on the Topos of Burdening Manar Mustafa, Zahariah Pilus, Maskanah Mohammad Lotfie Canadian Journal of Communication
2021-11-30 Are You Frightened? Children’s Cognitive and Affective Reactions to News Coverage of School Shootings Gyo Hyun Koo Mass Communication and Society
2021-11-30 From Global Doom to Sustainable Solutions: International News Magazines’ Multimodal Framing of our Future with Climate Change Lars Guenther, Michael Brüggemann & Shorouk Elkobros Journalism Studies
2021-11-30 Journalism Education’s Response to the Challenges of Digital Transformation: A Dispositive Analysis of Journalism Training and Education Programs Susanne Kirchhoff Journalism Studies
2021-11-30 Invisible in This Visual World? Work and Working Conditions of Female Photographers in the Global South Saumava Mitra, Brenda L. Witherspoon & Sara Creta Journalism Studies
2021-11-30 Getting the Story Right: Reader Critiques of “The Last Days of Joe McCarthy” Julie B. Lane American Journalism
2021-11-30 Boundaries and Journalistic Authority in Newspaper Coverage of the Hutchins Report Patrick Walters American Journalism
2021-11-30 Breaking the White Circle: How the Press and Courts Quieted a Chicago Hate Group, 1949–1952 Erika J. Pribanic-Smith & Jared Schroeder American Journalism
2021-11-30 Amelia Bloomer, The Lily, and Early Feminist Discourse in the US Tracy Lucht American Journalism
2021-11-30 Regaining Control over Nature or Learning to Live in Harmony with It: Media Framing of Environmental Issues Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic Olena Morozova, Olena Pankevych Communication Today

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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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