7 Habits to Develop Better Critical Thinking Skills

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Everywhere you turn these days you are bombarded with the thoughts and ideas of others. It used to be only those around you and television that you had to deal with… but, today, information and misinformation are everywhere. You can’t scroll through social media without seeing a multitude of “news” stories within minutes. The internet … Read more

101 Questions to Ask Yourself to Find Out Who You Are

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I love self-reflection. Sometimes I go on long walks in the early morning or late evening when few people are around so I can be in my own head. Doing so enables me to “think out loud” while feeling at one with nature. At home, I often play flute-based meditative music to help me start thinking about … Read more

13 Steps to Make Yourself a Priority

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First.  Second. Third.  Where do you come into play when setting your priorities? If you didn’t answer “first”… you should take a good look at yourself and rethink things. Making yourself a priority, especially your physical and mental well-being, is the best way to put your best self out there for all the world to … Read more

25 End of Year Reflection Questions to Review Your 2021 Year

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As we are coming up on the end of another unique year in history, you’re probably looking forward to post-pandemic life and wishing to leave the past behind you. I think we are all ready for that. But, putting worldly crises aside, it’s still important to reflect on your experiences so you can analyze what’s … Read more

45 Indoor Hobbies for Winter or Inclement Weather

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Winter is quickly approaching, and with the COVID pandemic still in full effect, I think we are all expecting a long, dark season. Practicing social distancing and staying home this winter will take its toll on everyone, especially after isolating ourselves for so long already. Having a hobby will benefit you as it will allow … Read more

Why the No Contact Rule Works (and How to Do It)

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It is undoubtedly mentally and emotionally draining to suddenly make the shift from talking to your partner morning, noon, and night to cutting off all contact–especially if you’re not the one who initiated the breakup. Chances are, you will walk away from that conversation feeling like you’re still in love with that person and now … Read more

9 Ways to Show Respect for Yourself

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Take a few minutes to look at your life thus far from an aerial view. From this outside perspective, how do you feel about your skills, accomplishments, and where you are today? Can you see the growth or progress that you’ve made since the last time you were struggling? When objectively looking at your life, … Read more

41 Focus on Yourself Quotes for 2022

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We live in a society where putting others first earns you a badge of valor, but prioritizing yourself can get you labeled as egocentric and selfish. It’s true that being altruistic can improve our happiness, but when we constantly prioritize other people’s needs over our own, we run the risk of jeopardizing our health. Furthermore, … Read more

9 Personal Challenges to Advance Your Self-Growth

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If you could snap your fingers and create a picture-perfect future for yourself, what would it look like? Look beyond your initial thoughts of being a gazillionaire and owning all of the things. But if you can’t quite put those thoughts aside, with whom are you sharing that life? And how did you get there? … Read more