How to Cope When Life Kicks You in the Teeth

As much as the movies would have us believe, life is rarely a box of chocolates. Bad things happen, partners cheat on us, a loved one dies unexpectedly, or we are diagnosed with a serious illness. You can’t prevent these things from happening, unfortunately, but you can do your best to prevent them from tearing your life apart.

Nobody’s life is perfect. It doesn’t matter how rich you are, or how pampered your existence is, sooner or later life will kick you in the teeth. When this happens, you have two choices. One is to lie back and take it, the other is to pick yourself up and fight back. Which option you take is up to you, but I recommend option two.

Breathe in and Count to Ten

Whatever the cause of your woes, you are likely to be in shock for a while. Shock has a habit of disabling us. We can’t sleep, cry, or deal with anything. Instead, we go over what’s happened, repeatedly, rather like the events of Groundhog Day.

Instead of allowing events to flatten you, breathe deeply and try to stay calm. You can deal with this, so take things one day at a time.

Share the Load

No man or woman is an island. A problem shared is a problem halved, so reach out and ask for help. Friends are there for you, but you need to ask for help. Draw your loved ones close and let them shoulder some of your burden. That’s what friends are for.

Talking Therapy

Sometimes, talking to friends is not enough. As much as our friends and loved ones want to help, there is only so much help and support a friend can offer. After all, they have their own life to lead and they can’t be there 24/7.

If you are struggling to deal with your crisis, make an appointment to speak to an online therapist or counsellor in your neighborhood. Counsellors and therapists are trained professionals who can help you work through your pain, grief, and anger. Don’t expect a quick fix, but a few sessions with a counsellor or therapist should be enough to get you back on the road to recovery.

Practical Solutions

Once the initial shock has faded, start looking for practical solutions to your problems. Do you need somewhere else to live? Do you need cash? Think through your problems logically and reach out to friends and family for help. No matter how impossible a problem appears, there is always a solution if you look hard enough.

Let It Go

Don’t hang on to resentment and anger, or it will poison you from within. Instead, try and let it go. Railing at the injustice of your situation, or vowing revenge against the person who hurt you won’t help you to heal your wounds. Learn the art of forgiveness.

Move On

In time, you will be able to move past this terrible time. It may take a while, but you are strong enough!

Rebuilding Self-Confidence In 4 Easy Steps


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Some people in this life are naturally programmed to walk the earth with a swagger. In truth, though, most people will suffer from a lack of confidence at one stage or another. Given that this is one of the worst feelings in the world, finding a quick solution to those problems is key.


This doesn’t mean that you’ll suddenly feel ready to sing in front of 500 people in a theater. Still, rebuilding your feelings of self-assurance will inevitably bring huge rewards to your life. Here’s what you can do to make it happen.


Build A Better Body


There’s no question that looking good makes us feel good. With this in mind, investing in a new healthy lifestyle is one of the greatest upgrades you’ll ever make. Improvements in the mirror’s reflection will put a smile on your face, and the progress will be noticed by others too.


If you are going to take on a new fitness challenge, it’s important to gain a quick start. The HCG Triumph 26 kit is designed to encourage quick weight loss that can transform your life in one month flat. Follow this with the necessary long-term eating and exercise plans, and your entire world will feel brighter. In turn, this will make a huge impact to the figure you cast.


Build A Better Career


The whole purpose of human life is to grow as individuals. Achieving our targets and goals is a great way to make that happen. More specifically, working your way towards a more rewarding job can provide validation to your worth.


Aside from the financial benefits, increased responsibilities can promote self-value. Given that our careers are more important than ever, this is certainly one goal that should rank highly on the agenda. Just remember that financial gains aren’t the only barometer of success. If the job generates positivity in your life, those rewards should not be ignored.


Give Back


Sometimes in life, helping others is the best way to help ourselves. There’s no question that doing good deeds for fellow humans elicits a warm glow. They can subsequently turn into added confidence, which is why you should always look to embrace those opportunities.


Raising money at charity events is a great idea, especially as the love you receive will aid your confidence too. Alternatively, you could look at volunteering with the International Citizen Service. The personal journey is almost as rewarding as the fact you’ve supported those in need.


Get Dating


Being single can knock confidence levels. After all, nobody likes to feel unloved. If you’ve recently left a relationship, then you might not want to rush things. Still, socializing with new people with the possibility of future romance can help rebuild self-esteem. Even if you stick to online communications for now, the possible emotional rewards are huge.


If you’re in a long-term relationship, you could try incorporating more date nights to generate those positive feelings once more. Either way, feeling loved by someone else can actively enhance the way that you view yourself.   


How To Get That Dream Job (Without Any Previous Experience)

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‘Experience needed’ is a phrase jobseekers worldwide despise. If you’ve got your eyes set on a certain career but are having trouble getting your foot in the door because employers keep asking for experience, don’t despair – you may simply have to reassess your route in. You can start getting what you want today.  Plenty of people have managed to land their dream career without the experience necessary. Here’s how…


Get educated


If you haven’t got experience, the next best thing is education. Whilst a degree can be a requirement for many higher level jobs, there are other alternative education routes such as short courses, online courses and workshops which could be more focused (for example, you may not have a Marketing degree to get into a marketing job, but if you’ve taken an short SEO course and attended a Social Media Marketing workshop this could prove just as advantageous). Or, if you have plans of taking the road less traveled and becoming a social worker, there’s an online bsw course which you can take to lead you towards your goal.

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It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. It may sound clichéd, but it’s very much true – get friends in high enough places and you’ll increase your chances of getting your foot in the door. Attend networking events within your trade. If you want to become a photographer, go to photography conventions, attend photography workshops and join photography clubs. Make sure you’re networking online too. Build up connections on Linked In, join Facebook community groups, follow and reply to leading industry experts on Twitter and join online forums within your trade.


Start a blog


A blog is a great way of showing off your know-how, building up a reputation within your field and networking with others. You can start a blog on anything you like. If you want to get into music promotion, start a music blog. If you want to get into finance, create a finance advice blog. You can start a blog using platforms such as Blogger and WordPress, whilst sites such as can give you advice on how to write a successful blog. Create regular content, interact with your readers and support other bloggers – you may attract the attention of a potential employer. Alternatively, use your blog as evidence of your passion when applying to a job.


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Nobody wants to work for free, but sometimes it can be the perfect way to get that experience that employers are so eager for. Sites such as have listings of all kinds of voluntary positions in all possible trades. In some cases, an employer may be so impressed by your work that they take you on full time. Even if they don’t make the offer, it doesn’t hurt to ask whether they could offer paid work having proven your worth through the voluntary work you’ve done.


Emphasise soft skills


Sometimes the experience is there – you just may not have realised it. A completely different previous job may have contained some roles which are transferrable. These could be soft skills such as being able to work in a team, handling money or talking to clients on the phone. You may even be able to use sports achievements and personal challenges to show evidence of skills such as commitment, teamwork and problem-solving. Just make sure you’re not throwing out random adjectives like ‘hardworking’ and ‘reliable’ – give proof of your claims so that employers believe in you.


Learning To Be Lucky




Luck is an abstract concept. Some dismiss it as nonsense, citing statistics that show luck is absolutely irrelevant. Others insist there are things they can do to improve their lucky. Some even claim to be inherently lucky people.

Here’s the thing, though – no matter what your thoughts on luck existing as an actual, fundamental force… luck does matter. The people who think that they’re lucky have one major thing in common: they tend to have more luck. Or, it appears to be luck from the outsider perspective.

People who consider themselves lucky are, in fact, shorting themselves. What they actually possess is a special desire to make the best of things, to open themselves up to opportunity, to experience things they’re not sure if they will like. If you keep yourself cloistered away, never trying anything new for fear of failure, then you’re less likely to succeed. Thus, you will think of yourself as unlucky – or at the very least, you won’t think of yourself as lucky.

So is luck a real thing? Perhaps – but perhaps the most telling aspect of the concept is the phrase: “you make your own luck”. You really do; it’s all in the mind. If you fancy turning your life into an endless sea of four-leaf clovers and upturned horseshoes, then you don’t need to start wishing and hoping – you just need to change your attitude.




Try, Try and Keep On Trying


If something doesn’t work out, many of us have a dismissive attitude. We dismiss the idea of competitions, the lottery, sweepstakes. We have facts and figures to back us up; we know it’s unlikely we won’t win.

You know what makes it certain that you won’t win? Not entering them. Most of the aforementioned things take a few seconds, a couple of clicks – something you can do without much thought at all. But the benefits and potential for prizes is huge.

So enter a competition you see on a blog. Make a note to enter new sweepstakes here to win the kind of things you’d usually not be able to afford. Go for that Twitter-based giveaway that you’d usually ignore even if you covet the prize. As long as it’s not actively harmful and stays frugal – what have you got to lose?


Be Open To Possibilities




Touched on above, being open is an absolute necessity for increasing your feelings and chances of being lucky.

It’s things like going to a party you otherwise would have avoiding or taking that evening class you have always been intrigued by. You never know what might happen. It sounds ridiculous as an idea, but it’s utterly feasible that the following scenario could play out:

You go to the evening class. There you meet a woman who works in your industry and you become friends, bonding over the common goal. You maintain that friendship, which is great in and of itself. But then, your new friend hears of a job opportunity at her company that would be a massive promotion for you. You go for it, and you get it.

Some might say that’s lucky: “wow, you just happened to meet someone who helped you get a great job!”. But it’s not luck; it’s from the basis of being willing to try something new.



Seven Style Tips To Make You Feel Beautiful From The Inside Out

Get Fit And Healthy

First of all, it’s hard to feel beautiful if you don’t feel as though you’re also fit and healthy – but it’s also often difficult to motivate yourself to get fit. If that’s the case for you, then why not turn it into a fun social activity and go to a yoga class with a friend? You could also go hiking with your family members – this could be a great opportunity to get your kids that dog that they’ve always wanted! Regarding food, the best way to lose weight is to decrease your portion size. Crash diets will never work because they don’t have longevity.

Get New Underwear


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Looking good in your clothes is almost impossible unless you look good underneath your clothes too with the best women’s underwear. No, you don’t have to be a model, or even in particularly good shape – but a well fitting bra will change both your wardrobe and your life when you see how much better your clothes will start fitting. It can help to alleviate back pain and it can eliminate that constant struggle of most women with slightly larger breasts – that four boob look, when your bra cup cuts into your cleavage. Go to your local specialist underwear store for tips, advice and – most importantly – a bra fitting.

Drink Plenty Of Water

There’s pretty much nothing in your body that won’t be helped by drinking more water. Your skin particularly will start to look brighter and fuller if you make sure that you stay hydrated – skin cells are made up of 80% water, as your skin is an organ, so it gets dry and dull easily. Make sure that you keep a water bottle by your side at all times. If you don’t like the taste of tap water then why not invest in a water filter? You could also start flavouring your water with fruits and berries.

Get A Makeover


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If you aren’t really sure where to start with your makeup then it’s time for a makeover. Go to your local beauty store like Sephora and ask for tips and advice. Not only will you get to try out the products but you’ll also get some advice from people who really understand the products that they’re selling. When you’re home with your new makeup, watch plenty of online tutorials about how to apply it. Make sure that you keep moisturising for clear skin, and remember that if you have oily skin then blotting papers, primer and setting sprays are all godsends for keeping your makeup in place through the entire day.

Get Your Hair Cut


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If you haven’t cut your hair in a while then chances are it’s starting to get lank and out of shape. The best way to make sure that your hair always looks good is to have regular trims and to learn how to blow dry it yourself – invest in a Babyliss Big Hair and make sure that you always protect your hair with heat protectant spray first. Ask your stylist for tips on how to do your hair yourself at home and make sure that you give yourself time to experiment before you have to dress up to go anywhere!

Revamp Your Wardrobe


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If you’re sick to death of wearing the same thing every day then it’s time to start afresh and revamp your wardrobe. A lot of us get taken in by disposable fashion – and while cheap shirts are great when you’re a teenager, as you get older it’s time to start going for quality and classic styles over cheap prices and whatever celebrities are wearing right now. Go for pieces that will last you a long time and that you can consider investments in your style future, like great quality jeans, boots and bags. Coats are also something that you should consider spending more money on – not only will a more expensive coat keep you warmer, but you can also wear them for plenty of winters.

Surround Yourself With Positive People


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The most important thing in life is to surround yourself with positive people – in the end it’ll rub off on you and you’ll become one of them! When you look at yourself in the mirror, make sure that you pick out your good points that you love instead of focusing on your flaws. Choose clothes and makeup that enhance the parts of your body that you love instead of picking things that will hide the aspects of your appearance that you don’t like so much.


For Your Health’s Sake: Signs You Need a Change

It’s not the end of the world to get stuck in a rut every now and again; it happens to everyone at one point in their live or another. However, that doesn’t mean you should settle for a less than stellar life, especially if you’re unhappy. While what you do after you’ve recognised a change needs to happy is tricky, having a pinch of self-awareness can help us identify the problems pretty early on – and stopping the problems from having a detrimental effect on our health. From there, it’s about having the courage to take positive action to put ourselves in a better situation. If you can relate to any of the issues outlined below, it might be time to make a change.




Workplace Blues


Workplace troubles often come from one of three sources: feeling uninspired, feeling stressed, or troubles with our colleagues. None of these are nice to deal with, and unfortunately all can have an impact on our health, especially stress. If we’re under too much pressure, we’re putting ourselves at risk of feeling mentally drained and fatigued, having higher blood pressure, and gaining weight. It can be difficult to spring ourselves from the security of a salaried position, but ultimately our health – and happiness – is much more important than a steady paycheck. Review your financial position and see if there are any other careers that might give you more joy and a better work/life balance.


Relationship Stalled


A relationship that isn’t working as well as it once did is a terrible thing to live through. If we were rational beings, we would remove ourselves from toxic relationships as early as we can. Alas, we’re not, and we usually stay much longer than is logical. Unfortunately, by staying we’re putting our health at risk in a number of ways. Consistent, intense arguments can lead to physical abuse, which can cause immediate pain and then long term stress, especially if a domestic violence attorney is required. Even in the absence of violence, people in bad relationships are more likely to gain weight, sleep troubles, depression, and anxiety. If these feelings are becoming the norm, then it’s time to suck it up and move on.


Feeling Uninspired


On the face of it, everything can be fine. You can be in a happy relationship, have a nice home, a well paying job, and yet…things don’t seem quite as right as they should. It’s hard to pin down because it could be anything – and the only thing that can solve it as a change of scene. If you’re feeling uninspired and out of sorts, then it’s important you take action as soon as possible, because otherwise you might be liable to lapse into depression or alcohol abuse. Both of these would exacerbate the general feeling of hopelessness and can also cause long term health problems if they go untreated.


Ultimately, you need to take control of your life, and have the courage to make a change. When you’re in a healthy space again, you’ll know you made the right decision.


Lift Your Spirits In Seconds: Confidence-Boosting Hacks That Will Make Your Day

We all have those days when we don’t feel that great about ourselves. Perhaps you’ve looked in the mirror and not been thrilled at what you’ve seen. Or maybe you’re sick of doing a dead-end job. Whatever the reason for your crisis of confidence, there are solutions out there. Here are some confidence-boosting hacks that will save your day in a matter of seconds.


Put your phone down

The last thing you want to see when you’re lamenting last night’s chocolate-fest, or you’re feeling insecure about your skin is airbrushed models frolicking in exotic ocean waves. Sites like Instagram are great for giving us ideas about fashion or interior design and enabling us to keep in touch with friends. But they can also be a major confidence drain, especially if you tend to be overly critical when it comes to your appearance. Unfortunately, it’s human nature to compare ourselves to others, and seeing perfect-looking people can make you feel even worse. Take a break from your phone, and focus on what the day ahead holds. If you know that you react badly to seeing images on social media or in magazines, try and spend less time checking your news feed. It can become very obsessive.



When you smile, you don’t just open your mouth and show off your pearly whites to the world. Smiling actually triggers a reaction in your body, which makes you feel better. Smile at yourself in the mirror, or flash a stranger a smile. Think about how much better you feel when somebody walks past you with a smile rather than a frown on their face. You can spread a little joy, as well as making yourself feel happier.


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Do a good deed every day

If you’re in the business of making resolutions, there’s no better pledge to try and uphold than doing a good deed every day. Embrace the practice of tzedakah, and try and help people in need. Buy a homeless person a coffee and a sandwich or sign up to help out at your local food bank. Offer an old lady a hand down from the bus or donate clothes you don’t wear to a thrift store. Even the small things can make a big difference.


Give yourself a compliment

Many of us are really uncomfortable when it comes to receiving compliments. But if you’re giving yourself one, you may not feel so awkward. We tend to be hard on ourselves, and really nice to the people around us. Think about how complimentary you are when you’re out with friends, or you’re getting ready with your sisters or your mom. You probably tell them they look gorgeous or ask them where their lovely dress is from. When was the last time you said anything kind to yourself? You don’t have to go all-out and tell yourself you’re the best-looking person in the world. But it’s good to love yourself.


Confidence has such a profound impact on the way we live our lives. It’s normal to have days when you lack confidence, and you don’t quite feel yourself. Hopefully, if you’re having one of those days, these simple tips will help to lift your spirits in seconds.

5 Great Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

We live in an exceedingly competitive world. Sometimes the pressure to be the best, to do everything and please everyone, has a negative impact on self-esteem. In a world where everything is shared on social media, it’s easy to compare yourself with others, want what they have, or think you are not good enough. This makes looking after yourself, and boosting your self-esteem more important than ever. Here are some easy ways to make yourself feel great.

Don’t Compare

Now this one can be much easier said than done. It’s so tempting to look at what other people have got. But, try not to compare your life to theirs. All that will happen is you will feel bad. Instead try to remind yourself that you probably have a lot that other people would love. This might be a happy family, or a full head of hair, there is always something. Love yourself for who you are.


Exercise is a great way to make yourself feel good. It releases serotonin, which gives you a natural happy buzz, and will also give your self confidence a huge boost. If there is something you love doing, such as cycling or running, go for it. If you are new to exercise, try a couch to 5k program, which is a great way to get started. Swimming is a brilliant exercise if you are unfit or suffer from injuries as it gives you a full body work out without putting pressure on your joints. If none of this sounds appealing, or you don’t have time, even a brisk walk can do you good. The fresh air won’t hurt either. If you work from home, or study online, exercise is a great way to get an important change of scenery.


Learning something new, or furthering your education is an incredibly good way to make yourself feel positive. You’ll feel like you are bettering yourself, and working towards an improved future, as well as keeping your mind active and alert. You might want to take a course to learn a new hobby or craft, or do a degree to help you secure a career change, such as criminology. Studying online can be a cheaper alternative, and online criminology degree tuition offers many payment options. Getting an online criminal justice degree in kansas couldn’t be easier, as admissions are always looking for new students and could offer you a really bright future.

Remove Negativity

If there are people in your life that are always negative, that only comment on bad things, that never boost you up, or make you feel good, don’t spend time with them. Instead, listen to the compliments of others. Laugh and have fun with people who make you feel good about yourself and your life.

Treat Yourself

Even small treats can give you a big boost. Often, in our busy lives we forget to take some time out for ourselves. But it is exceptionally important. Whether it’s a shopping trip, or going to a sporting event with friends, it can be anything you enjoy to take your mind of life’s stresses.

Remember it’s never too late to make changes. If there is something in your life getting you down, whether that’s your career, home life, or something about yourself, change it.

How to Find a Meaningful Career Path

Finding a meaningful career path doesn’t need to be as difficult as you might imagine. Most career advisers will tell you to ‘follow your passion’ however this is not always the right answer for everyone.

Most young people, and even older people, do not really know what their passion is and as life progresses, passions change. Something that you enjoyed doing as a teenager might not be what you will enjoy when you’re in your thirties or even forties.

Consider What You Can Do to Help

Instead of ‘following your passion’ consider what you could do to help people or what would make a difference in people’s lives. This can encompass so many different career choices and opportunities, especially if you focus on a field that you’re naturally good at.

We all have natural talents or things that we find easy to do. These talents should give you a clue as to what areas of employment you might enjoy.

Let’s say you have a good ear for music and learnt to play an instrument when you were younger. You could consider becoming a music teacher or think about teaching disadvantaged children to sing. You could run a local choir group that regularly entertains elderly residents in local nursing homes. The possibilities are endless if you let your imagination take control.

Maybe you’ve always loved to read but have never entertained the idea of becoming a writer. Instead of thinking about the traditional jobs around being a writer, how about looking for opportunities where you can help individuals or organizations with your writing craft.

There are so many opportunities where a good writer can make an enormous difference to people who need articles or other types of writing done, but who would rather do almost anything other than putting pen to paper. You could write content for websites, a regular newsletter for the local school or fundraising letters for an animal welfare organization.

Consider Furthering Your Education

Now that you have a better idea about what kind of career you might want to pursue you really should consider some further education. A career in finance can be very fulfilling if money and numbers are a passion to you. An MBA is probably one of the most useful degrees you can attain as it can be extremely useful and well regarded in so many different work applications.

MBA students study not only important business practices like accounting, finance, marketing and management, but can also specialize in very diversified fields such as health care, sports management, entertainment or e-commerce.

If you’re currently already working you could easily study for your MBA degree online. To ensure that this study fits into your current lifestyle, check out this page by Pepperdine University for time management tips for college students.

An MBA will definitely be highly regarded when you want to move into a management position such as managing an aged care facility, a childcare center, or even your own business.

A Rewarding Career

So if a fulfilling career is something that you really desire, consider using your skills or talents in employment situations where you can help people. You’ll not only find this extremely rewarding, but enjoyable as well.

After all, you’re probably going to spending around 80,000 hours of your life working, so you might as well enjoy it!

What You Should Do For Well Being In Every Area of Your Life

There’s nothing quite like having a feeling of well-being, whatever you may be doing and wherever you may be in life. But how do you achieve that? Of course, it’s unrealistic to think that you can walk around feeling happy go-lucky all the time if you’re not naturally that way inclined already. However, you can take the steps to feel better, and eventually, you might be able to only see the positive in the world! Here’s what you can do for well being in every area of your life:


Find Meaning And Purpose

Most people expect their ‘purpose’ to come along and smack them in the face. Until then, they decide to do things that they don’t really enjoy, and just hope that whatever it is comes along. Here’s a secret: you get to give your life meaning and purpose. You get to decide! The universe doesn’t decide for you. There’s no higher power out there just waiting for the right moment to give you purpose. Think of all of your talents, skills, and things you enjoy. It’s likely something to do with them. Simply follow your hunches, have fun and you’ll realise what it is soon enough.


Get Plenty Of Sleep

If you don’t get enough sleep, you won’t be functioning optimally throughout the day. You might even find that your hormones are messed up, and you want to eat less/more. Make sure you’re getting all the sleep you need to feel good. That being said, there’s such a thing as too much sleep too. The ideal range is usually between 7-9 hours, and you need less as you get older.



Eat A Healthy Diet

Eating a healthy diet is so important for your emotional, physical, and mental well-being. It impacts all of them. Of course you can have treats, but you should make sure that you’re not tipping the balance too much, or you won’t feel too good.


Focus On Stress Management

Knowing how to manage stress is important. Sometimes you might not even realise that you’re stressed. However, if you have unexplained tummy pains, you’re more/less hungry, or you just feel all over the place, you could very well be stressed. Do what you can to eliminate stress and make your life more enjoyable.


Stay Active

Staying active is important. Humans weren’t meant to sit around doing nothing! Walk as much as you can, and try to fit more exercise into your everyday life. Try to fit a couple of workouts that you really enjoy in each week too. It’ll make all the difference to the way you feel, and even the way you look.


Connect Face To Face With People

Call someone right now and arrange a catch up with them. It’s all too easy to spend time alone and convince yourself that you’re too busy to catch up with the people you love. But you shouldn’t take them for granted. Make sure you still make an effort, even if it’s just a 15 minute coffee catch up.


Deal With Your Emotions

Some people don’t like dealing with their emotions and decide to do things to shut them up instead, such as eating, drinking, and taking drugs. Instead, process and deal with your emotions appropriately. There’s a difference between dealing with them and dwelling on them. Sometimes, a good cry can be good for your health and put you in a better mood afterwards. If you struggle to deal with your emotions, it could be time to speak to somebody who knows about this kind of thing. You might want to do a test, like a bipolar test, and chat with a professional about your concerns.


Step Outside Of Your Comfort Zone

Aim to step outside of your comfort zone as often as possible, even if it’s just a little bit each day. Life starts outside of your comfort zone. Nothing good ever happens inside of it. Once you’re comfortable, you stop growing. We should all aim to continue growing, however old we are!


Work On Living In The Moment

Some people worry about the past. Others stress about the future. Don’t be one of those people. You can’t change the past, and the future hasn’t even happened yet. All we have, all any of us have, is this very moment. Be more present in the moment and you’ll live a happier, less stressful life. This can take practice, but sometimes all you need to do is breathe deeply and focus on where you are. Notice your environment, and use all of your senses.


Laugh Often

Do things that make you laugh, and spend time with people that make you laugh. Watch a funny film. Have fun with life. Don’t take yourself or life too seriously. You’ll only regret it later on if you do!

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Practice Gratitude

The most successful people in the world know that practicing gratitude is crucial for a happy, fulfilled life. Think of at least 3 new things you’re grateful for in the morning, and do it before bed too, if you can. These things can be absolutely anything, from your favorite perfume to the fact you have a roof over your head. You have so many things that others don’t. Make sure you appreciate them!


Spend Time With Positive People

Studies show that we become like the people we spend the most time with. Would you be happy with that at the moment? If not, it could be time to reassess what you’re doing with your life. The more time you spend with positive, focused, happy people, the more you’ll feel the same way. If there’s a toxic person in your life, consider cutting them out for your own well-being.


Replace Negative Thoughts

Practice with replacing intrusive, negative thoughts with positive thoughts. It’s important to know that you are not your thoughts. You don’t have to respond to every thought you have. If you have a thought about a scenario you’d hate to happen, simply say to yourself ‘cancel’ and think of something else. Or, you could reach for a thought that gives you relief on the subject. There’s absolutely no point in worrying about these thoughts. Ask yourself, how many of your dreaded predictions have come true? It’s likely that not many have.


Start doing these things and you should feel a much better sense of well being!