Habits to Develop to Level Up Your Life

Right now, we are in the midst of the “level up” movement, arguably brought to the mainstream by Ciara’s hit song, “Level Up”. But what exactly does “leveling up” mean? Confidence and sense of self are based on accomplishments and are built on a foundation of good habits. As Maya Angelou said, “Success is likingContinue reading “Habits to Develop to Level Up Your Life”

How to Make a Monthly Budget in 5 Simple Steps

While few people would say they enjoy budgeting, that doesn’t make the task any less critical. Knowing how much money you make and having a plan for where and how to spend it is important if you want to make sure you cover essential expenses and have money left to save at the end ofContinue reading “How to Make a Monthly Budget in 5 Simple Steps”

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Human beings have been comparing themselves to one another since the beginning of time. Sometimes these comparisons can be helpful. They can give you a blueprint for improvement and inspire you to change. Other times, they can be a means to pick yourself apart and see everything that you think is wrong with yourself. HereContinue reading “How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others”

The Benefits of a Social Media Break, Plus 30 Things to Do Instead

Many of us are so mixed up with our social accounts that it’s difficult to remember what we did before the feed. There are plenty of upsides to an online connection, but how do we find balance with the constant flurry of input from friends, family, celebrities, and brands constantly vying for our attention? WantContinue reading “The Benefits of a Social Media Break, Plus 30 Things to Do Instead”

Ways to Embrace Self-Love and Thank Your Body in a Plastic-Obsessed Culture

Saying “thank you” to others is something you learn at an early age. But how often do you thank yourself? In today’s era of clickable reality and social media blitzes, it’s no secret that plastic surgery culture is thriving like it never has before. Celebrities and influencers who casually share their surgical or injectable journeysContinue reading “Ways to Embrace Self-Love and Thank Your Body in a Plastic-Obsessed Culture”

How to Refuel When You’re Feeling Emotionally Drained

As your emotional resources are used up in trying to cope with challenging situations — such as overwhelming demands, conflict, or lack of support at work or at home — your sense of well-being and capacity to care for yourself and others can be diminished. In fact, research shows that people suffering from emotional exhaustionContinue reading “How to Refuel When You’re Feeling Emotionally Drained”

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Have you ever thought about how much time and energy is devoted to worrying about things that never happen—or those that, even if they did, we couldn’t control, or we’d know what to do when they actually did happen? For many, the constant state is wondering and worrying about when the other shoe is goingContinue reading “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”

5 Red Flags To Look Out For In Ourselves

We often take note of the red flags to look out for in others, but we rarely ever take note of the red flags to look out for in ourselves. Sometimes our own red flags can truly go under our nose if we let them, though it’s important for us to realize that the onlyContinue reading “5 Red Flags To Look Out For In Ourselves”

Small Habits That Have A Huge Return On Life

Don’t worry about how you will change. Focus on what habits you want to form and why. A habit is positive when it improves the quality of my life. A lot has been written about forming small habits. How hard it is, How long does it take, What’s the best way to break habits, HowContinue reading “Small Habits That Have A Huge Return On Life”

Want to Achieve Your Goals? Pick up These Habits

What is one goal you wish you could accomplish? Chances are, you have no problem naming it, so what holds you back from achieving it? Life has a nasty habit of interrupting the best-laid plans, but more often than not, it’s our own minds that get in the way of our goals. We make aContinue reading “Want to Achieve Your Goals? Pick up These Habits”

5 Ways to Be More Frugal

There’s a common misconception that being frugal equals being cheap. That’s absolutely NOT the case! In fact, being frugal means you’re “economical with regard to money.” Being cheap means spending the lowest amount possible, with no regard to quality. In other words, being frugal means you make smart decisions with how you spend (or don’tContinue reading “5 Ways to Be More Frugal”

Ways to Be Happier and Live a More Fulfilling Life

A life of regret is no life at all. Sure, we all have regrets for things we’ve done, mistakes made and opportunities lost. But if we make a conscious decision every day to minimize those regrets, we will lead a happier more fulfilling life. And hopefully, those around us will as well. Healthy habits leadContinue reading “Ways to Be Happier and Live a More Fulfilling Life”

Don’t Believe Everything You Think (Suffering is Optional)

The human mind is constantly processing the world around it. Each day is a non-stop barrage of thoughts, questions, and observations. If all of these thoughts were empowering, non-stop thinking wouldn’t be an issue! But far too often, thoughts lead you astray, bring you down, or obstruct your ability to do things that you careContinue reading “Don’t Believe Everything You Think (Suffering is Optional)”

10 Hard Pills to Swallow and Lessons from Them

There are a lot of brutal truths that many of us find hard to accept – what we also refer to as ‘hard pills to swallow’. However, with these brutal truths, there is always something you can take away such as a valuable lesson. Too many people avoid hard. They want things to be easy.Continue reading “10 Hard Pills to Swallow and Lessons from Them”

7 Steps For Transforming Your Relationship With Money

Transforming your relationship with money can influence almost every part of your life. This is because your relationship with money goes beyond receiving a paycheck or paying bills. It is about how you think and feel about money, and how those thoughts and feelings contribute to how you use money. There are even different moneyContinue reading “7 Steps For Transforming Your Relationship With Money”

15 Signs You Have Become More Mature Though You Don’t Even Know It

I’ve always resisted growing up. When I was younger I used to think that, with enough effort, you could preserve the mindset of a child; alas, this isn’t true. I mean, this is a common occurrence among young people—not wanting to grow up—but growing up is a natural thing and believe it or not, it isContinue reading “15 Signs You Have Become More Mature Though You Don’t Even Know It”

9 Focus-Forming Habits to Lengthen Your Attention Span

From the infinite scroll of Facebook and Instagram to the temptation of a perfectly sunny day, there are a lot of distractions that prevent you from zeroing in on your work. But as career expert and co-founder of Early Stage Careers, Jill Tipograph, explains, internal interferences are tough to avoid, too. “With lengthy work hours,Continue reading “9 Focus-Forming Habits to Lengthen Your Attention Span”

Stop Settling For Less Than You Deserve

I see a lot of you doing it. I’ve done it too- a lot. Let’s stop that, okay? I’m not only referring to romantic relationships- but relationships with friends, family, and ourselves. I won’t say we only live once, because I don’t believe that- BUT I do believe that we should stop wasting time inContinue reading “Stop Settling For Less Than You Deserve”

7 Agreements You Should Make With Yourself At All Cost

Keeping these commitments to yourself will change your life for the better. You can make and keep agreements with yourself the same way you do with people. You can make and keep agreements with yourself the same way you do with people. When you make an agreement with someone, you expect to honor it. You suffer the consequences ifContinue reading “7 Agreements You Should Make With Yourself At All Cost”

13 Daily Habits that Damage the Brain

A habit is a regular practice, that most of us are dependent on. Often, we don’t realize the cause or its effects. Some everyday, seemingly harmless habits can be so bad that they can cause lasting damage. The human brain is the most important organ of our body and we all fail to think thatContinue reading “13 Daily Habits that Damage the Brain”

How to Control Your Thoughts (and Free Up Your Happiness)

When you learn how to control your thoughts, you open your life to unlimited possibilities. The inner voice can be a source of growth and positivity — but it’s often a negative critic that loves to remind us of our failures, limitations, and anxieties. There are many forms of limited thinking, but all of themContinue reading “How to Control Your Thoughts (and Free Up Your Happiness)”

Simple Ways To Fall In Love With Your Life Again

Think about the best phase of your life.  What did it look like?  What made it different?  Somewhere in the mix of life, the colors can lose their brilliance.  No worries…it happens to most of us.  Here are 19 things you can do to add some pizzaz into your life.  Warning: these suggestions are extremely easyContinue reading “Simple Ways To Fall In Love With Your Life Again”

You Are Important: 12 Reasons Why You Matter

You are important. Has anyone made you feel the opposite of that lately? Have you ever struggled with your role in this life? There are a billion ways you can have an impact in this world, and while you might not have figured it out yet, you’re going to accomplish so much good in thisContinue reading “You Are Important: 12 Reasons Why You Matter”

5 Habits That Will Help You Build Mental Strength

Physical fitness gets a lot of attention, and for good reason—good physical health can prevent conditions such as heart disease or diabetes, and help you maintain a long, independent life. But often neglected is mental fitness—having a healthy and strong mind to allow you to handle the challenges and opportunities that life puts in frontContinue reading “5 Habits That Will Help You Build Mental Strength”

6 Mindful Strategies for Dealing With Negativity

It only takes one bad apple to spoil the bunch. We’ve all experienced the effects of this firsthand. One frustrated coworker sours the mood of the entire team. A grumpy family member saps the positive energy from a vacation. An angry driver cuts you off in traffic, instantly putting a damper on your morning. EmotionalContinue reading “6 Mindful Strategies for Dealing With Negativity”

25 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Now- Part 2

Putting yourself down because you have become prey to bad habits is not a good thing to do. Everyone in their life falls prey to these habits. However, the person who can accept this mistake and break bad habits emerges as the winner in real life. When you look at your lifestyle, you realize howContinue reading “25 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Now- Part 2”

25 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Now- Part 1

Putting yourself down because you have become prey to bad habits is not a good thing to do. Everyone in their life falls prey to these habits. However, the person who can accept this mistake and break bad habits emerges as the winner in real life. When you look at your lifestyle, you realize howContinue reading “25 Bad Habits You Need to Quit Right Now- Part 1”

Ways to Scare Yourself Every Day

Sometimes it takes getting out of your comfort zone to make meaningful changes. That goes for every area of life, especially those that affect your health and wellbeing. And the truth is, change can seem scary! But it can also be incredibly rewarding. What if you never tried your current favorite food? Or never saidContinue reading “Ways to Scare Yourself Every Day”

Life Hacks: How To Quickly Pivot Your Life in a New Direction

It is interesting that the term “change” carries the burden of fear and anxiety. In reality, stagnation may do more harm. So when you contemplate a change in your life, either personally or professionally, think of it as a pivotal moment where you are positioned at a central point in time and turning toward somethingContinue reading “Life Hacks: How To Quickly Pivot Your Life in a New Direction”

10 Good Daily Habits to Have in Life to Be More Successful

Habits are behaviors and patterns that you showcase by default. Many good habits to have will enable you to carry out crucial activities like taking a shower, brushing your teeth, and getting ready for work. Interestingly, you follow this routine every day without thinking twice. Your unconscious daily habits create room for your brain to performContinue reading “10 Good Daily Habits to Have in Life to Be More Successful”

Can You Heal Yourself? 4 Mind-Boggling Body Hacks to Know About

Take a pause from whatever you are doing and concentrate a little on yourself. How does your body feel? Do you feel active? Does your lower back ache? What are you feeling at the moment? Are you content, low, or don’t feel anything at all? These questions may sound very common, but they give usContinue reading “Can You Heal Yourself? 4 Mind-Boggling Body Hacks to Know About”

Escape Your Comfort Zone: How to Face Your Fears—and Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness

Is there something great you have always wanted to do, but fear has held you back? Make this the year you go for it. The “comfort zone” is a reliable place of retreat. The comfort zone can become a prison or a trap, mainly if you are there because of fear and avoidance. Babb saysContinue reading “Escape Your Comfort Zone: How to Face Your Fears—and Improve Your Health, Wealth, and Happiness”

These 7 To-Do List Mistakes Could Be Derailing Your Productivity

When it comes to getting things done, sometimes the simple productivity methods are the best. Case in point: the to-do list. This handy tool keeps you on track by putting tasks top of mind . . . unless you’re doing it wrong. Mistakes on your to-do list could be putting your workday in jeopardy, sayContinue reading “These 7 To-Do List Mistakes Could Be Derailing Your Productivity”

10 Tips For Improving Your Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is the opinion you have about yourself and your abilities. It can be influenced by factors like your confidence, your identity, and your sense of belonging. Self-esteem can be high, low, or somewhere in-between. Low Self Esteem Having low self-esteem might mean you aren’t confident in your abilities, your personality, or the value youContinue reading “10 Tips For Improving Your Self-Esteem”

12 Hacks to Grow Through What You Go Through

There are always new opportunities to grow in our lives, and they come in all shapes and sizes. But in order to grow, we have to be willing to ‘grow through what we go through.’ The cycle of life is not all hearts and roses… so when misfortunes occur we have to learn to acceptContinue reading “12 Hacks to Grow Through What You Go Through”

5 Reasons Why Hard Work Is Key To Success PLUS Tips To Work Smart

How many times have you heard that hard work is the key to success? Probably a lot, and it’s true! Hard work is key to success, and it’s for a variety of different reasons. But before we dive into our reasons why being hardworking is the key to success, let’s talk about why working hardContinue reading “5 Reasons Why Hard Work Is Key To Success PLUS Tips To Work Smart”

5 Ways to Practice Free Self-Care

What exactly is self-care? Well, I believe it can mean whatever you want it to look like, for it’s truly dependent on the individual. For me, self-care is really simple: anyone that one takes care of oneself. Contrary to belief, you do not have to spend anything on true self-care. Here are five ways toContinue reading “5 Ways to Practice Free Self-Care”

5 Causes Of Financial Problems And What To Do

Money…not having enough can cause issues, but so can having too much. Budgets are challenging and emergencies that require cash may come up. Problems can occur quickly. However, knowing the causes of financial problems could help you avoid them. And since money can affect a lot more than just your wallet, like your stress levelsContinue reading “5 Causes Of Financial Problems And What To Do”

4 Distress Tolerance Skills To Try In Hard Times

It’s hard to stay grounded when you’re feeling emotionally triggered, but distress tolerance skills can help regulate the intensity of your emotions. Distress tolerance is the ability to manage emotional distress, especially in moments where you’re intensely triggered. You can learn how to regulate anger and impulsivity to improve relationships and increase your overall emotionalContinue reading “4 Distress Tolerance Skills To Try In Hard Times”

How To Attract Money Into Your Life

So what attracts money? Many of us have heard about the concept of attracting money. Spiritual books and messages from media gurus, have us believing that attracting money is a magical process. That we can simply think about money, and suddenly our bank accounts are overflowing. However, attracting money isn’t as mystical as it seems.Continue reading “How To Attract Money Into Your Life”

Prioritizing Your Financial Fitness with Simple Steps

One of the most important things you can do for your overall health is to stay financially fit. Just like you need to exercise and eat right to maintain your physical fitness, you need to stay on top of your finances to maintain your financial fitness. Here Are a Few Reasons Why You Should MakeContinue reading “Prioritizing Your Financial Fitness with Simple Steps”

Which Type of Parent Are You? You Likely Fall Into One of These 4 Styles

Every so often, a new parenting style makes the headlines: attachment parenting, helicopter parenting, free-range parenting. But based on the work of Diana Baumrind, a developmental psychologist, experts point to four main parenting styles ― neglectful, authoritarian, authoritative, and permissive ― that influence how children grow and interact. “Without a lot of intentional thought, parentingContinue reading “Which Type of Parent Are You? You Likely Fall Into One of These 4 Styles”

Living a Champagne Lifestyle on Lemonade Money

So what do I mean by living a champagne lifestyle on lemonade money? What I mean is that you live a lifestyle that is far above what you actually bring in every month in your salary. As a result, you end up overspending. You run out of money before the end of the month (everyContinue reading “Living a Champagne Lifestyle on Lemonade Money”

The Top 10 Self-Limiting Beliefs And How To Let Them Go

We all have them. Those self-limiting beliefs that keep us from achieving our goals and living our best lives. Those voices inside our heads tell us we’re not good enough or capable of reaching for the stars. In this article, we’ll explore the top 10 self-limiting beliefs and how to let them go for good.Continue reading “The Top 10 Self-Limiting Beliefs And How To Let Them Go”

7 Ways to Deal with Strong Emotions

Negative emotions like fear, sadness, and anger are a basic part of life and sometimes we struggle with how to deal with them effectively. It can be tempting to act on what you’re feeling right away, but that often doesn’t fix the situation that caused the emotions. In fact, it may lead to more problemsContinue reading “7 Ways to Deal with Strong Emotions”

How to Be Happy: Habits to Add to Your Routine

Happiness looks different for everyone. For you, maybe it’s being at peace with who you are. Or having a secure network of friends who accept you unconditionally. Or the freedom to pursue your deepest dreams. Regardless of your version of true happiness, living a happier, more satisfying life is within reach. A few tweaks toContinue reading “How to Be Happy: Habits to Add to Your Routine”

Stress Relieving Hobbies To Try Out

Do you have too much stress in your life? If you feel burnt out and are in need of some rest and relaxation, then the stress-relieving hobbies shared in this article can help you take your mind off of whatever is causing you stress! The key is to find a stress-relieving hobby that you love.Continue reading “Stress Relieving Hobbies To Try Out”

Did You Know That You Have a Non-Biological ‘Twin’?

Are you aware that there are actually two of you right now? Well, there is, and your ‘other half has been with you since birth. So come and meet your strawman. In fact, learn how to take back and control your strawman. It’s tough to think you could possibly have a non-biological ‘twin’, but youContinue reading “Did You Know That You Have a Non-Biological ‘Twin’?”