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13 Small Changes to Improve Your Life

Small Changes to Improve Your Life

Every change begins with one simple step. When I think of what my life and levels of happiness and fulfillment were like years ago, and I then see where they are now and how much joy I get out of life, I know that a lot of change went into it. The thing is though, it wasn’t a one, big, drastic change at all. They were all small ways, habits and new patterns that improved and simplified my life. To…

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How to Make Your Mornings Brighter

How to Make Your Mornings Brighter

One of the things that instantly puts me in a good mood every single morning, is the sunshine that creeps up into the bedroom through the blinds. Coincidentally, leaving my blinds slightly opened and allowing that sunshine to enter the room as the Sun rises, is one of the ways I trick myself into getting out of bed early. I do have to say though, that most days during the week, my day starts before the sun rises. Then, of…

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How to Protect Your Energy

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“I feel like I’m an emotional sponge.” My friend just finished telling me about how her daily lunch break at work has turned into her being forced to listen to hour-long rants from one of her co-workers who is going through a bitter divorce. Yup. I can relate. To being an emotional sponge, that is. If I talk to someone close and listen to their problems, struggles, or issues, it’s almost a guarantee that I will have trouble falling asleep…

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How to Deal with Feeling Stuck

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Feeling stuck is confusing. Sometimes it feels like you’ve chosen the wrong road. Other times it feels almost as if your life doesn’t really feel like “yours” anymore. Suddenly, things get a little quiet. You might not know what your next step should be. You don’t know where to start- you might not even know where you’re going. It happens to pretty much all of us and it’s just a part of life. It’s also a feeling that eventually passes, but it…

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Overcoming Perfectionism: Ditch your desire to be perfect

Not. Good. Enough. If my life had a theme song, that would be the title. I’m not exactly sure where my desire for that constant perfection came from, but it was here, for as long as I can remember. Actually, I’m not entirely sure if it’s so much of a desire to be perfect, as it is a paralyzing fear of failure. It doesn’t matter if I’m cooking, cleaning, working, blogging, exercising- I’ve always felt the need for everything to go…

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