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The Downside Of Perfection – The Opposite Of Loving Yourself

At the end of the work day, most people are exhausted and want to rest. Rest is good and restorative. When you are on a quest for perfection, there is no such thing as rest. One is constantly in pursuit of an ideal, a quality, a body image that satisfies them via the satisfaction of others. It’s like being on a hamster wheel. This is the downside of perfection. What is Perfection? Perfection could possibly be described as the attainment of a state where you are lacking nothing. It sounds  ...

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Intentional Living, Mindfulness, Personal Development

The Benefits Of A Routine and Habit Filled Day

Have you ever noticed that it gets harder to make decisions toward the end of the day? You’re too tried to figure out what to have for dinner or what to watch on TV. That’s because we all have a finite amount of decisions that we can make in any given day. Knowing that helps us prioritize. We can cut out a lot of decision making by implementing habits and routines. That way we save them for the important stuff. It also frees brain space for more creative and productive thinking. Routines  ...

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Intentional Living, Personal Development

Simple Hacks To Help You Build New Habits

Creating new habits isn’t easy. Here are six simple hacks that will make it a little easier for you to build new habits. Use them until you’ve internalized the new habit and don’t need them anymore.   Schedule It And Put It On The To-Do List Sometimes we forget to do that new thing we were trying. Maybe we forget that we’re supposed to be having eggs for breakfast instead of a stack of waffles, or that we need to get that daily walk in. Schedule your new habits or make them part of  ...

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Intentional Living, Personal Development

3 Steps to Creating New Habits

Let’s talk about forming new habits. We all have times in our lives where we intentionally want to change our behavior for the better and create new habits for ourselves. This could be getting in the habit of eating healthier and drinking more water. Or it could be moving more and taking the dog for a daily walk. Or it could be work related, or spiritual, or… There are so many areas in our lives that could be improved and made easier if we created new habits. Getting into the habit of doing  ...

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Intentional Living, Personal Development

How Long Does It Really Take To Create A New Habit?

They say it takes 21 days to create a new habit. That’s kind of a weird idea though, isn’t it? It doesn’t take that long to form a bad habit. And sometimes no matter how hard we try it takes us a lot longer to form a new habit. So how long does it really take to create a new habit? The answer is that it depends. It depends on your mindset and it depends on how big of a change it is from what you are doing now. If it is your habit to eat a bowl of ice cream at night and you switch from  ...

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Intentional Living, Personal Development

Personal Development: Invest In Yourself

If you are not investing in personal development, you may be limiting your true potential. Personal development affects your entire life, not just your work life or your personal life. It’s amazing how many people don’t try to improve themselves. These are the same people that wonder why they are not getting anywhere with their lives. It’s important to invest in yourself, and you can use these guidelines to help you invest in yourself…   Imagine How You Want to Shape Your  ...

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Intentional Living, Productivity

How to Create Intentional Daily Routines

Some people think routines are boring and they prefer to just wing it. I disagree. I think that routines are wonderful. Routines help me figure out what activities work best for me and allow me to repeat those activities and just go with the flow, without having to think too much about it. They help me clear my mind and focus on other things instead of what I need to be doing at a certain point in the day. Whether we know it or not, many of us are in need of some sort of routine in life.  ...

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