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No matter how busy our lives are, research shows we need to give ourselves some mandatory downtime. Even if it’s just half an hour reading a novel, doing some scrapbooking, or playing a video game – it can lower your heart rate while simultaneously lifting your mood. It’s like a mental vacation that distracts us from negative thoughts. So don’t feel guilty having some “me” time every day.