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Self – Motivation: How to Get it and Maintain it

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When it comes to getting things accomplished, motivation can be hard to come by. Yet, motivation is exactly what is needed. A small amount of motivation is required to do small, simple things, like brushing your teeth. Bigger tasks require more motivation to complete.

But how do you manufacture motivation when you have none?

Learn to motivate yourself and you’ll accomplish more:

1. Use pain. If you fail to complete a particular task, what damage will be done? It might just be the inconvenienc…

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Reinvent Yourself by Increasing Your Self-Esteem

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You might have discovered lately that you aren't feeling as positive as you could about yourself. Maybe you're disappointed in how you look or some of the emotions you feel. Your attitude might slip a bit at times and you find yourself making self-deprecating statements to others. 

Helping my clients increase self-esteem is one of my specialties. You can find out more by booking a free consultation here. If you prefer to go it alone, these strategies will help you get back on track and increase…

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Your Body Language: What Are You Really Saying?

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Do you know that you can communicate your feelings and attitudes to others without even speaking? How you sit, stand, and conduct yourself physically is your body language. You send messages you may not be aware of.

Use your body language to your benefit with these common body language cues:

1. Sitting with your arms crossed. When you sit with crossed arms, you’re covering up your heart and your midsection. This posture sends the message that you’re closed and you’re not going to reveal anythi…

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The Importance of Hobbies

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Personal pursuits serve many important functions including helping keep you emotionally and mentally healthy.

If you've been avoiding spending time doing activities you like, maybe it's time to re-commit to some "me time" and start up your favorite pastimes again. 

1. Hobbies provide an opportunity to release your stress and recharge your batteries. It's widely understood in the medical community that stress can be destructive. Crafts and other personal activities help you let go of stress as …

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Choosing Your New Year's Resolutions

Choosing Your New Year's Resolutions

At this time of year, you may be considering whether you're going to make a New Year's resolution. Maybe you've made them in the past and lost interest over time. Or perhaps you buckled down and followed through. Either way, you're now facing the beginning of another new year.

Even if you're less-than-thrilled with your follow-through in prior years, the new year brings amazing opportunities to challenge yourself in all kinds of ways.

Try these ideas to help you set up your resolutions so you'…

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Surviving the Winter Months

Surviving the Winter Months

By the time February rolls around, dealing with the frigid winter weather can get old, fast. And by early March, you’ve been battling the cold for four months and may have a month or more to go. Rather than feeling caged in, why not take advantage of the extra time you’ve got at home now? 

Instead of moping around, waiting for spring, use this time indoors to enhance your life and relationships. Check out these suggestions for inspiration on surviving the remaining months until spring breaks.

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4 Essential Secrets to Emotional Well-Being

4 Essential Secrets to Emotional Well-Being

Your emotions help dictate your state of mind. This means that to keep your state of mind intact, it's necessary to have emotional balance. That way, you can make it through even the toughest times.

These strategies can help you manage your emotions effectively:

1. Identify your support system. It's very easy to experience emotional dips. This is especially true when you’re making emotionally charged decisions.

  • Identify friends or family members who can be the voice of reason. While your em…

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How to Make This Christmas a Merry, Memorable One!

How to Make This Christmas a Merry Memorable One

There are many ways to make Christmas merry and memorable! Unfortunately, sometimes it’s difficult nowadays to feel the joy through the cluttered maze that has become of Christmas. Through the years, Christmas has strayed too far from its original purpose and become a highly commercialized event.

When it comes to the holiday season, more people are concerned with buying the “perfect” gift for others and anticipating what they will receive, rather than focusing on the true spirit of the holiday.…

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A Sober Living Guide for the Holidays Part 2

A Sober Living Guide for the Holidays Part 2

If you or a friend have made a pledge to stay sober, Its important for you to control your stressor and triggers. Follow these tips for staying peaceful and sober into the New Year.

Managing Holiday Socializing:

1. Create new traditions. Be creative. Invent new holiday activities if your old ones revolved around drinking. Host a pancake breakfast instead of a boozy brunch. Finish a day of shopping with an exercise session instead of a glass of wine. Replace bar hopping with volunteer work.

2.…

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A Sober Living Guide for the Holidays Part 1

A Sober Living Guide for the Holidays Part 1

The winter holidays are supposed to be a magical time of year. However, they can pose extra challenges if you’re trying to live sober. 

Learn how to celebrate the holidays without risking your recovery.  The holidays are just a few weeks a year. You can handle them and here are some tips to help. 

Minimizing Holiday Stress:

  1. Anticipate triggers. Plan ahead for situations that may tempt you to want a drink. You’re more likely to make sound decisions if you avoid getting caught by surprise. Be…

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