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Category Archives: Self-care

Wednesday Tip Jar: 6 Tips for Dealing With Unsupportive People

Everyone I’ve ever spoken to who has begun a journey of working on a new goal has run into at least one negative person. Someone who denounces their efforts and spits out continual remarks of how stupid the efforts are.

It’s hard to deal with these people, I know. So today I’m going to give you 6 tips I’ve used in my own life when I run into these folks. Read more →

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Wednesday Tip Jar: 6 Awesome Ways to Practice Self-Care

self-careSelf-care and pampering yourself is something many of us forget to practice. But it’s also one of the key steps towards recovery—mentally, emotionally and physically.

I had a friend in the Air Force, who, like me, lived in the barracks.  I remember driving in his car with him and somehow (I’ve no clue how) bathrooms came up, and my friend, who was at the wheel, said, “You know—I find it frustrating that you guys get tubs and we just have showers.” (I can’t recall if he lived in the same building as I did, and there were some rooms with stalls, or if he were in a different building that simply had showers only.)

“Why?” I asked.

“Well,” he said, “I work long hard, days, too.  Sometimes a shower just isn’t relaxing enough.  I mean—sometimes guys like to have Calgon take them away, too.”

I nearly died laughing. Read more →

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Wednesday Tip Jar: 6 MORE Ways to Create Awareness

awareness-5Awareness is what allows you to see yourself, see changes you can make, see new directions to take. Awareness allows you to not only see things differently, but to see yourself as something valuable.

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Self-Acceptance: How to No Longer Feel so Drained

acceptanceSelf-acceptance, wholly, is the biggest necessary aspect for change. The more you “fight” something about yourself you’d like to change, especially if you “fight hard”, the more that will make it not only stick around, but make it a greater and greater and greater issue. Change is not about elimination or cutting something out of yourself harshly.

The more you “fight” something about yourself you’d like to change, especially if you “fight hard”, the more that will make it not only stick around, but make it a greater and greater and greater issue. Change is not about elimination or cutting something out of yourself harshly.

The more you try to force change or force something out of you (you cannot force emotions out of you, you can only learn how to control them as best as you can) the worse you’ll feel.

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