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How to Pause Your Day & Reset Your Productivity

How to Pause Your Day & Reset Your Productivity

This post may contain affiliate links.  There will always be days or work weeks that we just wish would stop. #HumpDay The thought that we could literally pause our lives, like the movie Click with Adam Sandler, is extremely appealing, but unrealistic. The day must go on, because life is about the machine instead of people. But 15 minutes can really work wonders for the rest of your day. So find a secret corner or closet to get these minutes…

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Refresh Your Morning Routine

Refresh Your Morning Routine

This post may contain affiliate links. Refresh your Morning Routine 1. Drink water as soon as you wake up! It allows your body to naturally wake up, while kick starting your daily hydration. The water travels through your body telling your organs that its time to wake up. Leave a water bottle by your bed, so it is the first thing that you reach for when you wake up. 2. If it is light out, open your blinds and curtains. Using…

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How to Add Depth to Your Gratitude Journal

How to Add Depth to Your Gratitude Journal

This post includes affiliate links. I’m sure you’ve read numerous books, blog post, Instagram posts, etc. about gratitude journals. They recommend “the gratitude journal” or writing 5-15 things that you are grateful for everyday. Nothing is particularly wrong with these methods, but gratitude should have depth and meaning. It should connect to our soul. We are thankful for the quality of your lives, not the quantity of things. How to Add Depth to Your Gratitude Journal   A “normal” gratitude…

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Reduce Your Stress: 5 Ways to Pause Your Day

Reduce Your Stress: 5 Ways to Pause Your Day

This post contains affiliate links. 5 Ways to Reduce Your Stress 1. Meditation-  Meditation is one of the single best ways to clear your mind. Although it is wonderful of relaxation, it has also been proven to improve cognitive and physiological conditions by Harvard Researchers. Taking time to clear out all of the noise has proven benefits! Meditation can be  amazing, but also slightly scary to start. Check out this app to guide you through learn how to meditate. 2….

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Season of Self-Discovery: Planning for Success

Season of Self-Discovery: Planning for Success

Seven weeks of trying new things, journaling, meditating, creating, and find your purpose. Congratulations on making it this far in the series. As childhood grows into adulthood we tend to leave behind the dreamer. The person inside of us that believes anything is possible. Replaced with someone trying to pay bills, keep children alive, and pay off students loans before we die. The dreamer becomes the realist, but I am suggesting that you marry the two. With your new found…

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Season of Self-Discovery: Finding your Purpose

Season of Self-Discovery: Finding your Purpose

Wow! We made it to the week that puts it all together: Find Your Purpose! Identifying Purpose I am so passionate about this series, because it is giving me a sense of purpose. I want to help you to find and fulfill your purpose. To be clear that this method is something that I learned from Lavendaire. (please look it up on youtube) We are going to identify your compass, tools, and impact to find purpose. 1. Compass: What makes…

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Season of Self-Discovery: Personal Failure

Season of Self-Discovery: Personal Failure

Well this seems pretty sad. Personal failure is a reality in life, but failure does not mean no. Let me share with you how to scrap yourself off the hot pavement, and become human again. 1. Make every hour a new hour. Such groundbreaking material, but I promise it is important. Have you ever had a morning when you reached for your phone as soon as you woke up? You found some juicy dramatic story about a celebrity that you…

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Season of Self-Discovery: Creating

Season of Self-Discovery: Creating

Welcome Back! Today is all about creating…well anything. I love creating through different medium to express my thoughts, feelings, and emotions. The things we create are a gift to ourselves. Below are 20 ways that you can create something (starting with my favs). Stenciling Cooking Baking Writing Music Photography Videography Drawing DIY Decor Pottery Graphic  Design Gardening Painting Hand Made Cards Flower Arrangements Carpentry Reupholstering Landscaping Writing Poetry Writing a Short Story   Exodus 31: 1-5 I’ve personally chosen Bezalel…

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Season of Self-Discovery: Meditation

Season of Self-Discovery: Meditation

Happy Sunday! Today I want to talk about something life-changing: meditation. I started meditating about four years ago to help me with my anxiety and stress. It is so useful to recognize, validate, and release each stressful thought.   Psychology Today published an article titled “20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today” that used scientific journals to encourage you to meditate. Some of the benefits include boosts in health, happiness, self-control, and productivity.   When I began meditating, I found…

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Season of Self-Discovery: Journaling

Season of Self-Discovery: Journaling

Welcome to your Season of Self-Discovery! For the next eight weeks, I want to help you discover yourself. It will be a time full of challenges, encouragement, and introspection. Journaling I personally choose to use my journal for gratitude and prayer request as soon as I wake up. I also use my journal throughout the day to help collect my thoughts and clarify my feelings. According to Psychology Today, journaling can reduce stress, build empathy, increase creativity, and help you…

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