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Anxiety is a B*tch

Many of you may not know this about me, but I deal with anxiety on a regular basis.  I have been able to control my anxiety at a good level for the most part with healthy habits and so far have not had a need to medicate for it.  In the grand scheme of anxiety sufferers, I would say that I’m a mid to low-level anxiety sufferer.  Recently, I had a terrible anxiety attack over something totally made up in my head.  It’s a little embarrassing to share here, as I feel quite silly after the fact.  However, I feel I should so anyone who deals with something similar can feel less alone.  Continue reading “Anxiety is a B*tch”

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How to Maintain a Positive Outlook

I’m going to be real with you right now, it’s been a long week. I had to survive on 4 hours of sleep two nights in a row and boy did that just mess with me. I had to work late one night to train a new employee. Then, I was up late the next night doing preparations for Thanksgiving. Additionally, our washer suddenly became non-responsive and needs a new switchboard or control panel or something like that. But, it isn’t a part that you can just replace. Oh no. They don’t make them anymore.  So you have to send it in and wait 8-10 days for them to fix it. To top it all off, my check engine light has been on in my car and despite two trips to the mechanic, it’s still on. Uff-dah! Continue reading “How to Maintain a Positive Outlook”

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10 Ways to Build Momentum In Your Life

We all have goals, don’t we?  Whether it’s to become the senior executive at our corporation or to build a following of our parenting blog, our goals can seem difficult to reach.  When we look at our lofty goals like this, we don’t know where to start or what the journey will look like.  We feel overwhelmed by our dreams and limited by our beliefs of our ability to achieve them.  Additionally, if we are surrounded with people content in their current situation without goals for improvement, it’s hard to find the motivation to keep working towards our own.  Continue reading “10 Ways to Build Momentum In Your Life”

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5 Tips for Starting a New Habit

When you want to change the way your days go, a change in habits is generally what’s needed to accomplish real change.  Habits are helpful in that they relieve a lot of the decision fatigue that can happen when you’re trying to develop a new way of doing things.  When something is a habit, it basically gets done on autopilot.  It doesn’t take a lot of mental effort and is automatic.  Continue reading “5 Tips for Starting a New Habit”

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45 Self-Care Ideas

As I’ve mentioned in many of my posts, self-care is pivotal to maintaining your cool as a parent.  You need to take care of yourself because you are worth it.  Yes, your family’s needs are important, but so are yours.  You need to fuel yourself before you can help fuel others.  The beauty of self-care is that it doesn’t have to be extravagant or big.  It can be little things like enjoying a favorite beverage or sitting in the sun. Continue reading “45 Self-Care Ideas”

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Sorry, Not Sorry – We Apologize Too Much

Recently while listening to Sara Dean on the Shameless Mom Academy podcast, she spoke about how women apologize unnecessarily.  It got me thinking and I quickly realized that this was true in my own life.  Ever since it was brought to my attention, I’ve noticed that I apologize for my mere existence several times daily.  Continue reading “Sorry, Not Sorry – We Apologize Too Much”