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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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Lifestyle self-growth

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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On Feeling Weak and Frustrated- a little blog + life update

How can one of the things that give you so much joy and fulfillment, suddenly become so difficult to even think about? Maybe it’s because you’re afraid you’ve failed. Or, maybe, it’s because it reminds you of how things used to be. Yes, the big “before everything happened.”  You know, I think that when life presents you with unexpected challenges, when everything seems to be falling apart, when you feel as if you, yourself are about to fall apart at…

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5 Things to Tell Yourself When Feeling Down

5 Things to Tell Yourself When You're Feeling Down

There is something very powerful behind the words “I am.” Whenever you say to yourself “I am…,” what follows is influential; whatever follows is an affirmation, something you eventually begin to believe in. Do you ever find yourself thinking “I am so stupid for doing that,” “I am so tired of all of this,” or “I am not good enough?” Thoughts like these seem to come very easy, especially on those days when you might be feeling down about yourself or when some things…

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7 Ways to Make The Most of Every Day

How to make the most of your day

How do you make the most of every day? You make every day count. The secret to doing that lies in paying attention to the small things you do. It’s very easy to fall into those patterns where your brain just kind of shuts off. That’s usually what happens when you crowd your time with things like mindlessly browsing the internet or sitting in front of the TV. Over the last two years or so I felt almost as if…

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