Root for Yourself | Positive Self-Talk Matters

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From a young age, we’re taught to be kind to others, but are we showing that same level of kindness to ourselves? Let’s take a second to talk about your internal dialogue. Are you building yourself up, or are you constantly picking out the things you don’t like? For most of us, the negative self-talk […]

Success and YOU

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Whether you’ve grown up in the last decade, or the last five, there’s a common theme. Success is very rarely defined as internal—at least, what’s promoted on television or social media isn’t usually internally focused. We spend our days coveting the “success” of others, working toward what we think it means (money, fame, and power […]

Finding Security in Uncertainty

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As people, we all want a certain level of control in our lives. Some people are okay with relinquishing control occasionally, and others feel the need to be in control of everything. When we are faced with uncertainty, it’s common to feel nervous, worried, stressed, and even scared. It’s not easy walking into the unknown, […]

Lowering Stress Levels and Increasing Overall Health

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While some stress can be good—the excitement of a new job or the possibility of a new baby—many stressors take a toll on our mental and physical health. Stress is defined as the body’s response to a challenge or demand. To reduce the toll stress takes on our minds and bodies, we’ve outlined some steps […]

Be Yourself: Overcoming Social Comparison

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Social comparison. We’ve all dealt with it. As humans, we’re wired to want to see how we stack up against one another, and comparing ourselves is the natural way we do it. In fact, studies show that as much as 10% of our thoughts involve comparisons of some kind. The result? We spend our time […]

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 […]