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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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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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Top 10 Ways to Overcome Grief

Top 10 Ways to Overcome Grief Grief is one of the most uncomfortable emotions that a person can experience. Grief is uncomfortable. It’s an emotion that we don’t like to feel and yet, it happens whenever there is a loss. The loss can be anything from moving, a child going away to college, leaving a job or a death. Traumatic events can cause grief too. The following tips and steps can help you work your way through the grieving process. THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE INFO.   #1 Give Yourself Time to Grieve Getting past the emotions that come with grief doesn’t happen overnight. If you try to rush through the process, it will come back to you when you least expect it. Rather than being impatient with your grief, allow yourself to work through it in time. There are stages of grief and you cannot predict when you’ll reach the next stage. Take a deep breath. Feel your emotions and don’t rush them. The intensity of the pain will fade over time.   #2 Practice Self-Care During times of grief, it’s important to take very good care of yourself. Eat well, get out and get some fresh air, sleep when you need to and love yourself. Get dressed in the morning. Shower. Groom yourself. These simple steps help you feel a little bit more normal, human, and grounded. Self-care is important any time, but it’s particularly important when you’re grieving.       #3 Read More

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