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How to Pack for a Weekend Trip

How to Pack for a Weekend Trip

Well, here’s another post I never thought I’d write: how to pack for a weekend trip. I’ve been a notorious over-packer ever since I can remember. It doesn’t matter if I was going away for three weeks or three days. Actually, for some strange reason, packing for a weekend trip has always been more difficult than getting ready for longer getaways. It might be because most of the time when I travel, it’s for periods longer than two weeks. I…

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Lifestyle self-growth

8 Ways to Feel Happier, Right Now

8 Ways to Be Happier Right Now

Sometimes, the commitments you make to yourself can be quite difficult to enforce. This is especially true if we’re talking about changing life-long habits. When it comes down to it, if you want to feel happier you have to learn to refocus your thoughts on positive things and aspects of your life. What do you focus on or think about, most of the time? If you feel worried or anxious, you’re probably thinking about something negative. If you feel unhappy, you’re…

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How to Clear Your Mind With a Brain Dump

How to Clear Your Mind with a Brain Dump

How to Clear Your Mind with a Brain Dump I’ve wished for a real-life pensieve since reading The Goblet of Fire for the first time. I remember feeling very surprised at the fact that Harry couldn’t relate to Dumbledore saying “I sometimes find, and I am sure you know the feeling, that I simply have too many thoughts and memories crammed into my mind.” Even at eleven/twelve years old, I remember sometimes feeling like there were just way too many…

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How to Practice Mindfulness When Life Gets Hectic

How to Practice Mindfulness When Life Gets Hectic + Busy

Mindfulness is a lot more than just a habit. It’s more of a lifestyle change, a way of living, seeing and doing things. And, just like a lot of lifestyle changes, it takes time and effort to introduce it into your life. It requires effort not because it’s a particularly difficult thing to practice, but it can be a little uncomfortable at times. Most of us lead very busy, sort of “loud” lives where there’s a lot of distraction, plans…

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10 Things to Focus On When You’re Feeling Stuck

10 Things to do When You're Feeling Stuck

Ever have those days when nothing major happens, it’s just an ordinary day, but all of a sudden you start feeling uninspired and find yourself feeling stuck? I love it when there’s a lot of excitement in my life. I love it when there’s a lot happening, I love having fun and good things to look forward to. Sometimes, however, things can get a little quiet. A little calm, normal… ordinary.  Other times, you find yourself dealing with a difficult…

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