On Being Mad

Get ready, I’m about to change the way you think about the phrase, “madly in love”…

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How to Create More Balance in Your Life

Balance was my “one word” last year. As a matter of fact, it is often my word of choice when anyone tells me to think of a word. My mother has been preaching balance to me all of my life, and while I have struggled in and out of it, I do believe that identifying and practicing balance can reap amazing benefits. It is something that I work on everyday. When I find myself getting stuck in a rut, I try to focus on the following solution focused steps to get myself back in the game.

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Shush the Negative

Oh, those pesky negative thoughts. We all have them, some of us more than others. While sometimes these introspective thoughts can provide us with constructive feedback and valuable self-awareness, too much negativity can interfere with out ability to live a healthy, happy, and productive life. Fortunately, there are ways that we can start to identify these nasty unhelpful thoughts. With practice, there are ways that we can combat them and win them over for good.

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Just Say “No”

Saying “no” is one of the hardest things that we have to do as adults. Some people have an innate ability to set healthy boundaries and they know when and how to set their limits. However, if you are anything like me, saying “no” can feel like the one of the strongest senses of torture. […]

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Six Ways to Sleep Better Tonight

Getting a good night’s sleep is so important when it comes to taking care of ourselves. When life gets busy with work, family, and other responsibilities, we often allow ourselves to forget how important it is to get good rest. After all, as cliche as it sounds, we really can’t take care of others until we are adequately taking care of ourselves. While we may not all be able to devote eight hours to sleep and we may not always have the luxury of being able to sleep through the night without distractions, there are a few simple things that we can do to set us up for the best and most adequate possible rest.

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Talk Amongst Yourself

Did you know that we talk to ourselves all of the time? Sometimes we aren’t even aware of the thoughts that we are telling ourselves throughout the day. The way that we think about ourselves, and the way that our inner voice interacts with us, can really affect the way that we handle things in our day to day life. Once we learn to recognize and combat our negative thoughts, we can start to build a really strong positive dialogue with ourselves that can truly enhance our mood, productivity, and overall sense of well being.

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Just a Spoonful of Self-Care

Self-Care does not have to be difficult, and it doesn’t have to cost much money. There are a lot of things that we can do everyday to promote health and wellness in our lives through self-care. Practicing healthy self-care is more important than we often think. Taking care of ourselves creates opportunity for us to grow and expand our productivity. Taking self-care breaks to increase work efficiency may seem counter intuitive, but, in reality, we need those moments to refuel and recharge our batteries.  Starting small is the best way to introduce ourselves into the wonderful and amazing world of self-care. And, oh, yes, self-care can become addictive. You can thank me later.

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