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Top 10 Ways to Embrace Gratitude

Top 10 Ways to Embrace Gratitude THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. Gratitude is one of the most powerful emotions that you can experience. It connects you to what is truly important in your life. It reminds you that as long as you’re breathing, everything is going to be okay. And it helps frame your day, your expectations, and your actions. Embracing gratitude can be as simple as saying thank you. Here are the top ten ways you can invite more gratitude into your life.   #1 Do Something Nice for a Stranger Gratitude is an emotion that resonates deep inside you. It makes you feel good, hopeful, and connected to others. There are many ways to express gratitude. To embrace it and feel it on a regular basis, take actions that reinforce the emotion. Every day, you have an opportunity to experience gratitude by doing something nice for strangers. Hold a door for someone. Offer help when you see someone struggling. Offer a friendly smile. Or if you’re feeling truly generous, pay it forward and buy the coffee for the person in line behind you. Making this type of behavior part of your every day, changes how you interact and engage with the world. It makes you feel more grateful for your life.   #2 Keep a Gratitude Journal Gratitude journals became popular about ten years ago. Oprah talked about how powerful gratitude was for her and people took note. A gratitude journal is Read More

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Building a Bucket List with your Bullet Journal

Create a Bucket List With Your Bullet Journal   One of the excellent things you can do with a bullet journal is create a bucket list. This isn’t just a simple list of the short-term and long-term goals you want to achieve, but really includes things you would like to accomplish in your lifetime. Don’t be afraid to include things that might seem almost impossible, but still within our reach at some point. It gives you something amazing to strive for.   Dedicate a Large Section to the List   Bucket lists can get quite long and you will likely be adding to it for a while, so make sure you don’t just have it on a single page. It helps to dedicate several pages of your bullet journal to the bucket list, including front and back spaces. Think about how much you might want to actually do in the future, and you can imagine how much room you will need. You can always add in more pages later, but saving them now helps to keep it better organized.   Work on it Slowly   Don’t feel like you need to create the entire list now. It is not like a to-do list where you need to know all the important tasks at one time. It should be slow and gradual, something you are consistently adding to as you think of things. Today, just start the list and give it a few things you would like to accomplish in your Read More

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Learn how to Journal – Bullet Journals 101

Bullet Journaling 101 Unless you have been living under a rock for the past several months, you have probably heard of bullet journaling. However, understand exactly what it is and what is involved is a little trickier. In bullet journaling, you are essentially combining all of your thoughts, finances, schedules, to-do lists, and miscellaneous life notes into a single journal. It is a way to organize all of those different things you try to keep up with on a daily basis. It is not only fun, but very helpful in reducing overall stress and anxiety. THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.     Benefits of Bullet Journaling  First of all, you will benefit a lot by starting a bullet journal. Remember there is really no right or wrong way to do it. It is supposed to make life easier for you, not more difficult, so don’t be pressured to have it organized or look like others. Here are some different ways you can benefit by having a bullet journal:   Everything is in one place – First of all, all your different to-do lists, schedules, and notes are in a single journal. Many people do have journals or digital to-do lists with this type of information, but it is inconvenient having one for finances, another for home chores, and another for business to-do lists. The bullet journal lets you have everything in one place since you are using symbols and short phrases instead of long Read More

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Top 10 Ways to Become More Confident

Top 10 Ways to Become More Confident   THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO. Confidence seems to come easily to some. Yet, others may struggle with it. Confidence is an aspect of life that can be developed. No one is born with confidence. The key is to learn how to tap into that attitude to create more. The following are ten top ways to become more confident.   #1 Recognize and Acknowledge Your Strengths One of the reasons that we lack confidence is because we focus on our weaknesses. You have so many skills, strengths, experiences, and so much knowledge. Instead of focusing on your weakness, acknowledge and embrace your strengths. That’s where you have the most to offer. Make a list. Write down everything that you’re good at, that you’ve accomplished, and that you feel proud of. Add to this list as you accomplish more. And if necessary, keep the list with you and pull it out when you start to lose confidence.   #2 Track Your Successes Did you know that one of the biggest success secrets is to track your results? IT’s true. Tracking your goals and your results helps you stay motivated. It also helps you learn as you go. For example, if you try something and it doesn’t work out, tracking that information can help you change your approach. However, tracking your successes is just as powerful. Each success that you have and goal that you achieve helps give you Read More

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