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Why You Should Create A Reminder Every Day

Have you ever double-booked an appointment, forgot to make a call or left something important behind at home or the office? If so, congratulations, you are not a robot! People are not infallible. We make mistakes and fall short of our own expectations. We can easily neglect our obligations and responsibilities, especially if we are feeling overwhelmed. Don’t be so hard on yourself if your…

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The Ultimate Guide to Creating a Daily Routine

Wake up, go to work, come home, make dinner, go to bed. Sometimes it can feel like you are living your life on repeat. The same daily routine, day in, day out, over and over again, without deviation. The daily toil can become dull. But those repetitive routines that bring structure to your day can actually be your secret weapon. They help to increase productivity,…

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3 Habits to Develop From Cait Flanders’s The Year of Less

Cait Flanders is perhaps best known for the personal blog she maintained while rapidly paying off nearly $30,000 of consumer debt. Last year, however, she published her first book and international bestseller The Year of Less. The book documents the year-long “shopping ban” Flanders underwent to regain control of her spending once she was debt-free. On her journey, Flanders only bought consumables like groceries and…

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Build These 3 Habits to Help You Crush It

The invention of the internet has led to a money-making revolution. People all over the world are turning their passions into profits, doing anything from writing blogs (like this one!) to selling adorable plushies shaped like human organs, to streaming themselves eating massive quantities of food. With so many people vying for attention on the global stage, it can seem nearly impossible to break through…

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Can’t Hurt Me: 5 Strategies for Building Mental Strength

David Goggins’s Can’t Hurt Me is two parts autobiography to one part guidebook for maximizing your life’s potential. It might sound like a strange combination but Goggins is uniquely qualified to talk about mental strength: He might just be the toughest man alive. Not only is Goggins the only member of the US Armed Forces to complete SEAL training, US Army Ranger School, and Air…

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5 Mindful Relationship Habits You Can Develop Right Now

If you’ve ever been in a long-term relationship, you know those first few months can be magical. When riding high on feelings of love and infatuation, your partner can seem to do no wrong. You may have started to make positive changes yourself, like quitting smoking or getting in shape, to further impress them. Life was pretty exciting! But as relationships mature, that puppy love…

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3 Tricks to Help You Master the Mindful Way Through Depression

Clinical depression is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 6.7% of American adults–over 16 million people–suffered from at least one major depressive episode in 2016. The good news is that depression is treatable, usually with a mix of talk therapy and medication. Sadly, depression is also episodic and recurrent, meaning that people…

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5 Benefits of Journaling (And How to Start Journaling Yourself)

People have been putting pen to paper as a means to clear their thoughts since the invention of writing. People who keep a journal praise the pastime as a way to help themselves process their emotions, reflect on their thoughts, and outline their goals for the future. But you may be surprised to learn that journaling is backed by science. Psychologists frequently prescribe a regular…

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The 3 Phases of Rising Strong After Failure with Brené Brown

It’s not easy or comfortable, but grappling with setbacks in life is inevitable. It’s natural to stumble and fall when you put ourselves out there. There is no shame in making mistakes. And, no matter how much it might feel like it is, failure is not the end of the world. The fact that you had the courage to show up and be vulnerable is…

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