Posts tagged forgiveness
Dealing With Negative Thoughts After Messing Up

I’ve noticed that worries and frustrations are more productive when I use the surge of excitation to consider what I can learn from the situation and after reflecting, put my energy into forgiving myself and engaging with matters existing in the present moment.

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10 Ways to Defuse Negative Thoughts

There are many wonderful things about life, but it's also painful and difficult by its very nature. Through hundreds of millions of years of evolution, our ancestors developed survival strategies, which have been effective at keeping us alive and leading us to pass on our genes, but also cause us to feel nervous, hassled, driven, sad or inadequate under certain circumstances. 

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A **Partial** Manifesto for Self-Love

So even though I've been plagued by self-doubt lately, this doesn't mean I've regressed or failed or lost something. Framing it that way is just another way to beat up on myself. And it's funny, it almost feels like it's noble or something to beat up on myself: like it's better to just fess up and be like "no, look, I do suck."

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Making The World Happier One Gratitude Journal At A Time: An Interview With Teddy Droseros

Teddy and I met one evening in The Village (NYC) and chatted about his gratitude journal, his transition to being more intentional about his health, and his quest to add gratitude practices to school curriculums.

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Direction, Not Perfection

I still want to make changes, of course. I still like the idea of identifying what I can improve and working toward my goals. But this year, my approach is completely different. I don't want to make a to-do list of items I must complete in order to love myself. I want to work on loving the self I already am, instead of working toward a fictional "best self" that I envision.

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8 Ways to Get Out of A Rut

Change is gradual. Positive change also gives you momentum. So I won't be able to change all those habits at once; just the thought makes me want to crawl into a hole and watch Netflix forever. But if I do begin just by meditating each day, then it will slowly become easier for me to also get more sleep, and that in turn will make it easier for me to exercise, etc., etc.

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