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5 Ways to Hack into your Motivation

Motivation is hard. Getting motivated is even harder. Pop culture likes to give you these quick fixes to help you “get your life together”, yet holding yourself to those standards to make those changes is half the battle. Unfortunately, there isn’t a shortcut to becoming intrinsically motivated, but there are small habits you can implement […]

Time Management

6 Benefits of Adding Self Awareness to Your Daily Life

When trying to understand and accept ourselves to “reach” self-awareness fully, it’s hard not to believe that one day there will be an aha or lightbulb moment when everything clicks. However, truthfully, that isn’t something money can buy, a training will give to you, or a workshop can download. That is work you must do […]

Mindfulness, Self-Care

Easy Ways to Be More Chill

Have you noticed when you have time to relax, you do everything but that? Creating mental lists, responding to texts, and mindlessly scrolling through your phone, when suddenly 2 hours have gone by, and you don’t feel any better. Those are not bad things, they just fail to allow your brain to actually take a […]

Mindfulness, Self-Care, Time Management

5 Ways to Initiate A Breakup with Your Anxiety

Anxiety has a special way of making you think that you’re in the passenger seat of your life. You could be having the best day and your anxiety will have you turning your car around to make sure that your hair straighter is still in fact, unplugged. Whatever you encounter in your day will be […]

Anxiety, Self-Care

Depression 101: How to Create a Self-Rescue Starter Pack During this SAD Time

So, you know that feeling when you begin to feel yourself mentally spiral, starting that slow journey downhill, letting yourself slip into old self-destructive behaviors? Let’s not do that. Instead, here’s a foolproof plan to get yourself back on track ASAP.    1. Recognize the Red Flags. Busy week at work, feeling overwhelmed at home, […]

Depression, Self-Care

How to Prepare for Your Therapy Sessions

Therapy is not just an investment in your mental health, it’s an investment in your finances! One of the best ways to get the most out of your sessions is to prepare for them. Here are 5 ways you can prepare for your therapy sessions: 1. Do your homework! Your therapist wouldn’t be suggesting it […]

Therapy

How to Implement Gratitude Journaling into Your Lifestyle

In my last Studio Studies book club episode, I spoke of the importance of gratitude journaling in cultivating a healthier mindset and overall satisfaction with your life. There are many ways you can implement this practice into your lifestyle besides your typical list of what you’re grateful for. Here is a list of thirteen different […]

Mindfulness, Self-Care

5 Unconventional Ways to Nurture Your Mental Health During Quarantine

Written while sitting on the couch, with Tank commanding my attention as usual. With stay-at-home orders in full effect due to COVID-19, we’re all having to get a little creative with how we use our time at home to nurture our mental health. While I am all for the traditional self-care practices that have been […]

Self-Care