"Never be so focused on what you're looking for that you overlook the thing you actually find." - Ann Patchett

It’s Okay to Miss Out

We all get that “fear of missing out” sometimes. But it’s just part of our need for control. Yet, ironically, such fear weakens our control over ourselves, which is the only thing we have the power to control anyways. Next time that pesky fear creeps up on you, take a moment to acknowledge it and …

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"Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly." - Langston Hughes

When Your Dreams Are Hibernating

So long as you’re alive, your dreams are not dead. They may hibernate at times, but they still exist, and they’re still possible. Maybe now isn’t such an easy time. Maybe now you need to prioritize other people and more immediate events. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something towards your goals and dreams. …

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"Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy." - Norman Vincent Peale

Prove to Yourself

You are capable of more than you allow yourself to believe. Everything you’ve ever heard, been told, seen, done, not done – it’s all been bounded. We don’t always mean to, but we tend to create boundaries around our capabilities and then live like we’re surrounded by a moat filled with lava. But that’s all …

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“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” - Walter Anderson

Action Is an Antidote for Anxiety

We worry, worry, worry. Then something happens, or nothing happens, or things happen differently than we thought. Then we worry some more. But worrying is not productive and doesn’t help alleviate the problem or change the future. If you can’t seem to get your thoughts in line and settle your nerves, try taking action. Not …

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I love life. I think it's fantastic. Sometimes it deals hard things, and when it deals great things, you have to seize them. - Sam Taylor-Johnson

Fall in Love with Your Life

Life gets weird and messy, and sometimes things don’t turn out the way we envision. But it’s still possible to be happy, and all those twists and turns can be a gifts. It just takes time to see it that way. Instead of harboring anger, resentment, or jealousy, it’s better take ownership over our lives …

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“Your mind can destroy your life! Mind your mind; think well! Detoxify your thought and be free!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

If You Can’t Think Well, Don’t Think at All

Remember how your mother used to teach you, “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all”? The same can be said for thinking. Why harbor negative thoughts? self-deprecating thoughts? anxious, mean, or fearful thoughts? Those types of thoughts prevent us from being healthy and joyful. Therefore, if your thoughts aren’t aligned with …

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“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life." - Steve Jobs

Make Good Use of Time

We all have the same amount of time each day. And we all have a finite time here on Earth. Why not make the most of our minutes and fill our days with joyful activities, productive work, and tranquil reflection? Of course, not all days will feel joyful, not all work tasks will be productive, …

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“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

You Are Not Your Mistakes

Your mistakes do not define you. Unless you let them. No matter how good or bad you’ve ever been, you can always choose to let go of the past and reorient your present. Now, others may not see it that way… Anyone who felt hurt may still see you as “The One Who Wronged Me.” …

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Rhetoric is a poor substitute for action... - Theodore Roosevelt

Pick One Thing

What’s one thing you can do right now to be healthier, happier, and aligned with your goals? No need to do two, three, or four different things – just pick one. Focus on that one thing today and align all your thoughts, decisions, and actions with it. Notice how it transforms your thinking and overall …

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As we need food, so do we need emotional nourishment: love, kindness, appreciation, and support from others. - Goswami Kriyananda

Food and Emotional Voids

Do you ever stress eat? Or eat when you’re bored? or sad? or lonely? or angry? Unfortunately, food isn’t going to solve your problem. It might provide temporary comfort or satisfaction, but it doesn’t magically *poof* your problems away or change the way you really feel about a situation. And you might even feel worse …

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