Learning How to Accept Change

First of all, I want to apologize for skipping last week! Things have been absolutely crazy on my end and I wasn’t able to get this out in time. I’ve gone over two years without skipping a week, so I felt terrible about it. Anyway, please enjoy this week’s topic!

Life changes are typically bittersweet when they happen. You can be in a miserable situation for a long period of time, and still be sad when change is finally taking place. Even though it’s one of the top 10 cliche sayings of all time, you really never know what you have until it’s gone. Now even though there were probably some positives in your previous situation, that still doesn’t mean that it was healthy or beneficial for you to maintain it. It can be hard to not reminisce on the good times and let those times influence your future. Like almost everything in life, these principles are pretty universal in the different areas in your life such as work, your personal life, school, family, health, etc. Even though I’m still learning on how to more easily accept change in my life, the following things are what have personally helped me as of late. Continue reading

New Year? New You!

I don’t know about you, but I am soooo glad that 2017 is almost over! Now I know that the concept of change coming immediately after January 1st is completely mental, but many of us decide we’re ready for those necessary life changes once we wake up to a brand new year. Now with great change comes great responsibility. With that being said, it takes hard work, dedication, and motivation to achieve your goals. Can you lose 50 pounds, land your dream job, and find your future spouse in 2018? Of course you can! Is it highly likely? Probably not, but that’s because most of us are lazy and hate the concept of major change. Well, here are my suggestions on how to kick butt this year and make 2017 wish it never messed with you in the first place!

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Is Your Life Getting TOO Comfortable?

Sometimes in life we get a little bit too comfortable with our surroundings. Being comfortable is good since it reflects a sense of stability and reliability, but sometimes it can hold us back from accomplishing so much more and ultimately moving forward. I tend to get myself in situations where I’m so comfortable that I start to get uncomfortable, if that even makes any sense. I am a creature of habit, but I still like some spontaneity in my life. Here is what has helped me in the past when it comes to mixing it up in a healthy way! Continue reading

Are You Holding Yourself Back from Your Own Success?

As much as I hate to admit this out loud, there have been many times where I’ve held myself back without even realizing it. At the end of the day, we are all our biggest enemy and our biggest cheerleader. Even though that sounds like an oxymoron, I’m sure you know what I mean. Only you can hold yourself back and only you can bring yourself to move forward. Sometimes we unintentionally hold ourselves back from a situation and don’t realize the damage we’ve caused until years down the road. Here are some signs that you need to look out for to avoid this from happening to you. Continue reading

How Moving Forward is the Key to Happiness

I don’t know if you can tell from many of the topics that I’ve covered over the last several months, but my life has been extremely weird lately. And I don’t mean the good kind of weird either. Even though things are starting to improve, the process is taking a whole lot longer than I was expecting it to. Remarkably, despite little actual progress, my attitude and outlook has changed considerably. I realized that these things started changing as soon as I had hope about the future again. I’ve always been a hopeful person, so when I started losing hope in my future, I felt my personality changing for the worst. Once I started striving for things down the road, I noticed my current situation changing. Here’s what helped me… Continue reading

Getting What You Want Out of Life

I see the same theme in both the young and old lately- the notion that we can’t always get what we want out of life and we just need to roll with the punches. Even though I agree with this to some degree, it feels like we’re just inspiring an entire generation to give up on the things they’ve been dreaming about since they were little kids. Whether it’s a career, a material possession, or finding that special someone, we’ve all become somewhat jaded by the mass amount of horrible circumstances that have plagued others. Even though I’ve had a fair share of things in my life go completely wrong lately, there are things in my life I accomplished by believing they were possible from the get-go. Of course it takes a pinch of motivation and ambition as well for these things to happen, but it all starts with your mentality. Below I break down where you can start with attaining your goals. Continue reading

What to Consider When Planning Out Your Summer

Ever since I can remember, I have started out every summer with dreams, aspirations and goals that I thought I could obtain. Some summers I do accomplish more than others, but most of the time I spent wayyyyyy too much time sleeping in and getting addicted to different TV shows. With the advent of Netflix, this bad habit has only gotten much, much worse. I’ve found if I don’t go out of my way to plan out what I’m going to do with the little bit of summer I do have, it will just fly past me 100 miles-per-hour. In order to accomplish these summer goals, I encourage you to make a summer bucket-list! Summer should be fun and spontaneous, but you should definitely have an overall checklist. These are the things that you should consider when making that list… Continue reading