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5 Ways Nature Can Spark Creativity

5 Ways Nature Can Spark Creativity

Immersing yourself in nature on a regular basis can be such a rewarding experience.

A natural environment allows you to disconnect from the fast-paced and stressful world we live in. If you’re a writer or an artist, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and experience a lack of creative juices when stressed. Dive in to the natural world and explore 5 ways nature can spark creativity.

9 Simple ways to be Happier

9 Simple ways to be Happier

Happiness ruts happen. We’ve all been there… One moment everything feels fine and the next you’re wallowing in a pit of despair. For example, you’re all caught up at work and your boss surprises you with a massive project. Goodbye evening yoga, hello long nights at the office. Try not to stress! Even if nothing is fundamentally wrong, humans are still prone to struggle mentally sometimes. Unfortunately, these lulls also have the potential to negatively impact creative work.

The Ultimate Guide: How to Create Good Habits and Stop Bad Habits

The Ultimate Guide: How to Create Good Habits and Stop Bad Habits

It was 7 o’clock, I just got home from work.

I found myself shoveling slice after slice into my mouth.

I was upset…see?

Stressed out from work….and as a result stress eating.

I mean pizza has this wonderful way of making me feel good about the world again…plus it’s yummy.

What’s the harm in bingeing every once in a while? I told myself.

There’s NO harm! I thought. As long as I’m mostly healthy!

But the truth is, our habits, good or bad, create our life.

So unhealthy or destructive habits make for an unhealthy or destructive life.

Pizza every day = high cholesterol, and heart complications.

And the truth is…I wasn’t really that healthy…I just sort of believed I was…without any real proof.

I mean I did eat the occasional salad.

Don’t let yourself get caught in this vicious cycle…of making bad choices, justifying them, forgetting about them, and then making bad choices again.

Your life can be exactly what you want it to be. You can be a musician, a painter, a doctor, or a marathon-runner.

To be those things you gotta leave that bad habits behind…they’ll only bring you down. You have to make choices on a daily basis that are good for you and that point you in the direction of what you want.

And I’m gonna show you how!

Yay!

 

Table of Contents:

Why Bad Habits Are Bad

Why Bad Habits Are Hard to Break

How to Break Bad Habits & Replace Them With Good Habits

30-Day Self-Care Challenge

30-Day Self-Care Challenge

Welcome to the 30 self-care challenge!

 

If you’re like me...self-care doesn’t come easily.

 

Helping & taking care of others does come easily.

 

But we reach a point where we no longer have anything to give.

 

We feel burnt out, overwhelmed, and like we just need to sit in a dark room alone.

 

Self-care isn’t exactly easy. At least at first. Which is why I developed this 30-day self-care challenge.

 

To help people like me, get on track with their self-care.

 

Because the more you have, the more you can give!

 

Here is your official list for the 30-day challenge.

Free Printables: Start New Habits With Your Personal 4 Week Health Tracker

Free Printables: Start New Habits With Your Personal 4 Week Health Tracker

We live in a world that makes money off of us.

Especially if things go wrong with our health.

Health care is extremely expensive!

There are hundreds of thousands of medicines on the market in the U.S. alone.

Plus hospital and doctor visits.

All to fix our broken health.

But the catch is….our broken health comes from the things that we also buy from big companies.

Like fast food, processed food, television, cars, beauty products, and even household cleaning products.

We live in a capitalist world.

Which means that people gain from our needs.

They are looking out for their profits. But who is looking out for us?

And they can make us need just about anything.

We’re all stuck in a vicious cycle….of buying things that are bad for our health, and then paying a bunch of money to fix our health!

It’s time you took your health into your own hands.

Break free from this cycle.

And start to live your life on your own terms.

How to Find Your Unique Self Care Style

How to Find Your Unique Self Care Style

I remember the first time I read an article about self care.

I was like….”Is this a thing?”

Growing up nobody ever mentioned “self-care.”

It just didn’t exist.

But it turns out I had been practicing self-care all along…

Just in my own way.

And I didn’t even realize it.

A Review of Be Free Where You Are by Thich Nhat Hanh

A Review of Be Free Where You Are by Thich Nhat Hanh

“Be Free Where You Are” by Thich Nhat Hanh is a non-fiction manual for mindfulness meditation.

Thich Nhat Hanh runs a mindfulness meditation center in France, and lived in Vietnam during the Vietnam war.

This is one of my favorite books….of all time!

It’s short.

You can finish the entire book in about an hour.

But don’t let that fool you. Hanh has spared no word! This book is full of useful information about mindfulness.

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Inspirational, Emotional, and Motivational Quotes to Remember About Authenticity, Truths, and Courage

Inspirational, Emotional, and Motivational Quotes to Remember About Authenticity, Truths, and Courage

Get these free meditaions based off of quotes:

Choose the authenticity quote that speaks to you the most.

"I am a pencil in the hand of god." -Mother Theresa

"By being yourself you put something wonderful into the world that wasn't there before." -Edwin Elliot

"I am enough. Who I am is enough. What I do is enough. What I have is enough."

Find out more here...

Motivational, Deep, Inspirational Quotes to Remember About Meditation, Mindfulness, Mantras, and Life

Motivational, Deep, Inspirational Quotes to Remember About Meditation, Mindfulness, Mantras, and Life

Get these free meditaions based off of quotes:

Choose the mindfulness quote that speaks to you the most.

"The quieter the mind the more you can hear."

"Let Every Situation be what it is. Not what you want it to be."

"Feelings are just visitors. Let them come and go." -Mooji

Find out more here...

Unusual Ways You Can Meditate in Everyday Life - Mindfulness Meditation

Unusual Ways You Can Meditate in Everyday Life - Mindfulness Meditation

Forms of meditation that aren't meditation:

For when you're really bored of formal meditation, and you want to bring it into your real life.

1. Mindfulness coloring pages

2.       Running

3.       Dancing

4.       Yoga

5.       Praying

How to Start Mindfulness and Stop Your Mind's Tailspin

How to Start Mindfulness and Stop Your Mind's Tailspin

I suffered from severe anxiety.

Starting at 16 years old.

It was debilitating. I could hardly stand social situations, going to the grocery store, or even family lunch.

I was suffering but like any being I continued to live.

It was like walking around with a thorn in your shoe all the time, and not being able to take it out. You can walk around okay sometimes….but there are days when you just can’t.

Your foot hurts too much, you’ve been walking too much, you’ve given too much of yourself.

And the negative thoughts never stopped.

It was constant, from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed.

Occasionally I would get on good streaks and meditate for a few days in a row. It helped, but only during meditation.

What I needed was something that would last more than just the five minutes every morning.

Enter mindfulness meditation.

put your oxygen mask on first: the how and why of self-care

put your oxygen mask on first: the how and why of self-care

If you're anything like me your schedule looks a bit like this:

 

Wake-up, walk the dog, give the kids breakfast, take the kids to school, go to work, buy groceries, walk the dog again, make dinner, clean the house, put the kids to bed, and maybe...just maybe have ten minutes to yourself.

 

Ok I don't really have kids.

 

But can you find the pattern?

 

Most of us dedicate our lives to taking care of and helping others. 

 

When what we really need is self-care.