I'll be honest, I'm not the most naturally positive person or even close to it. I tend to be naturally pessimistic and pretty much always expect the worst. Positivity is something I definitely have to work for. After a year of constant whining and complaining and constantly feeling stuck I decided to make a serious effort to work on my mindset and try to be more positive in an authentic way. If you're like me and you want to improve your outlook on life, keep reading!
My desk and work space were turning into a nightmare kingdom from which there was no return. I couldn't find anything, I was forgetting things because I couldn't see the reminders I would leave for myself, and I was a million years behind on my filing. It was pretty bad, and I was super overwhelmed. Don't believe me? Check out where I started...
I think most people have experienced a time (or many times) in their lives when they just can't summon up the motivation to do what needs to get done. I know it happens to me. I've definitely struggled with procrastination and general lack of motivation numerous times in my life, and it's always frustrating. So how can we overcome these obstacles and find our motivation again? Well, I'd like to tell you there's one super simple step you can take, and it cures the lack of motivation every time, but finding motivation usually involves a little soul-searching and problem solving, and a case-by-case solution. Fortunately, finding motivation can be easier when you follow these 6 steps:
Do you struggle to say "no" to people? Do you have a coworker, family member or friend who is consistently intruding on your time, space or emotional energy? I know I've experienced all of those things, and I have to constantly work to maintain my boundaries with the people around me. Setting and maintaining clear boundaries is extremely important. Boundaries help us protect our time, dignity and healthy relationships. Boundaries are a reflection of our respect for ourselves, and, as counter-intuitive as it might seem, boundaries actually help us to be more available, present and giving to others.
September is here and labor day has officially past. In Oregon, that means it's time to go back to school, and going back to school means fall is rapidly approaching. Although I live for summer I still like many things about the fall, and I thought I'd share them with you. I hope you'll share with me too!
I wish I could tell you I had the secret to living a completely stress-free, blissful life, but the fact of the matter is sometimes life is going to be stressful, and sometimes we're going to have to deal with situations we don't like and aren't comfortable with. Since stress and other challenges are a part of life, it's more important to develop healthy coping strategies, rather than try to avoid the hard stuff. Below, you'll find some useful pointers to help you develop a healthy coping routine, and some fun suggestions for coping strategies.