The Benefits of Embracing Change

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We are creatures of habit. We like to sleep on the same side of the bed, eat the same breakfast, and have a generally consistent day-to-day routine. However, it’s often in moments of discomfort or breaks in the norm that we’re encouraged to learn and grow. What initially feels like a moment of awkward vulnerability […]

Coming Back from Failure

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When we’re faced with failure, it’s common to be hard on ourselves. No, it doesn’t feel good to fail. But some of the best lessons are ones that don’t feel great in the moment. They leave a lasting impact on our memory and cause our future selves to second-guess the action that led to the […]

How to Create Daily Affirmations (and Stick to Them)

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Have you heard the hype surrounding daily affirmations?Are you wondering what they are and why so many people swear by them?Are you completely confused about what we’re talking about?If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this post is for you! We could all use an extra dose of motivation, more positive self-talk, and a […]

Secrets for Self-Motivation

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Calendars, planners, and agendas can be daunting to glance over when you know the upcoming week is supposed to be busy. This is especially true when your energy is low, and you struggle to feel inspired about the upcoming tasks. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to improve your self-motivation.  Whether you’re already a go-getter, […]

Steps to Increasing Your Emotional Intelligence

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It’s natural (and normal) for our emotions to fluctuate throughout the day. One minute you might feel exhilarated because you crushed your “steps” goal, while the next you might feel defeated because you didn’t get your to-do list complete or missed a deadline. But you can decide to step off the emotional rollercoaster that exhausts […]

Establishing Your Growth Environment

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Plants don’t grow by chance. They require the proper temperature, the right amount of sunlight, water, and specific nutrients. People are the same way. Even though we don’t need the exact same environment as plants (although a little sunlight never hurt anybody 😉), we do grow best under the right conditions.   So, what conditions do we need to become our best selves? Whether you’re starting a […]

Challenge: Cultivating a Positive Mindset

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If you’re looking for a challenge, we’ve got a fun one for you! But, unlike the adventure challenges you might be used to, this one doesn’t involve jumping out of an airplane or slacklining high above a large body of water. Sorry to all of you thrill-seekers out there! Instead, the goal of this challenge is to help you cultivate a positive mindset.     Your […]

Gratitude Matters

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You’ve heard it before: There is always something to show gratitude for (even in our last post!). Maybe you show your gratitude by simply saying, “thank you.” Or maybe you like to think outside the box and give others your time, perform random acts of kindness, or write a note to show you care. No matter how you express it, gratitude really […]

How to Beat the Winter Blues

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Winter blues and seasonal depression—winter can be SAD. Don’t let it get you down! For many, once those long days of summer and warmth are over and the sun starts making only weekly appearances (if you’re lucky), winter can be downright miserable. Learn how to spot the winter blues and turn them into winter awesomeness! […]

Self-Care Tips for Bad Days

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Bad Days 101 Self-care ideas to help you get through the rough times, using more than just funny work memes. Writing a blog post about bad days and how to fix them with self-care led to some highly educational research. Among this very-involved investigation, Google™ results for, “How to make your day better” returned several […]