Goal Setting

gratitude journal

Count Your Many Blessings: Thoughts on Keeping a Gratitude Journal

I recently started keeping a gratitude journal. Well actually, I just write what I am grateful for each day in my daily planner.It is something that is very simple, takes very little time, but has greatly improved my happiness and outlook on life. Throughout any given day there are ups and downs. What we focus on determines our happiness level. Thinking about something good that has happened on a day that may have originally seemed …

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establishing good habits

We Are What We Repeatedly Do: Establishing Good Habits

Good habits can be hard to establish. It seems like bad habits creep in without much thought but good habits take lots of repetition and mental toughness to stick with. This has always been true for me. Even when I have established a good habit, if I stop thinking of it often and repeating it daily, the good habit stops. This quote from Aristotle has always been one of my favorites. Simple habits can lead …

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planner

I Finally Bought a Planner and I’m So Glad I Did.

This week, I finally broke down and bought a planner. Prior to this, I’ve always been “too cool” for a planner. I’ve always been a “fly by the seat of my pants” kind of person. I determine what I want to accomplish by what sound fun at that particular time. I don’t like being forced to do something at a set time. So why the change of heart? The truth is though, that a planner …

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meal planning

How I Finally Started Meal Planning and Quit Buying Fast Food(Mostly)

Before I started meal planning, we spent $100 dollars a month or more on fast food. We still spent quite a bit on regular groceries too. Since we are trying hard to pay off our student loan debt we needed to stick to a better food budget. I knew that the best way to do this was to start meal planning better. Here are some steps I took to get motivated and organized for meal …

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5 ways to Overcome Your Negative Thinking

I am a negative thinker. I don’t even know why or how it started. It has been something I have always struggled with. It is not an easy thing to overcome. This has been one of my many goals of late though. To overcome my negative thinking. As I have mentioned, I am new to the blogging world. I’ve been working on my blog for a little over a month now. The last few weeks …

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