Posts tagged happiness
How To Start Committing To Yourself

2018 and 2019 have been years where I learned a lot about myself—somethings good, some bad. The most prevalent thing that seems to have always come up through various therapy sessions, journal entries, and conversations with friends or family is that I have a hard time committing to myself. I have no problem doing it for others (I’ve been in a 6 year relationship that’s still going strong) or for someone else’s company (I worked in a big corporation for 3 years and did really well), but when it comes to me and my needs I tend to leave those by the wayside.

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Small Ways To Be A Little Bit Happier

For today’s post I wanted to discuss a few techniques that help me attain just a bit more happiness when I’m feeling down or hopeless. It’s not about being the happiest person you know or never experiencing sadness, but rather about recognizing what it is that makes the day a bit brighter for you. Not everyone is the same, so you can’t look to others for a blueprint to your own happiness, but I think there are a few universal methods to boost your fulfillment and keep you pushing through the tough times.

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On How To Be Happy (& Other Impossible Questions To Answer)

How does one become happy? Is it with things? With people? With adventure? This is a question that has plagued my mind since I was old enough to realize that unhappiness was constantly lurking behind corners, ready to pounce the second you forgot that decisions have consequences. This summer has become a big turning point for me in figuring out the kind of person I am and what I want out of life, however, that's not to say that it will undoubtedly lead to happiness.

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REFLECTIONS ON A MONTH AFTER LEAVING MY OFFICE JOB

So, here I am. A month after leaving my office job to really try and figure out what I wanted to do and the next steps I wanted to take. It was a hard decision to make, so it helped that my boyfriend and family were supportive enough to make me feel comfortable doing it. I can’t say that it’s something everyone should do because we all have different circumstances, but there are a few things this experience has taught me—some I expected to learn about myself and some I didn’t.

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THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE NOT ON YOUR PHONE

Recently I wrote a post coming out that I am a cell phone addict where I discuss many of the reason’s why it’s important to step away from your phone if you can. Today I wanted to discuss a few of the things you can do when you no longer have your phone around to distract you. First and foremost, I would recommend putting your phone in another room or on ‘do not disturb’ so as to not be tempted while you're engaging in new activities. I

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THINGS THAT MAKE ME A BAD FEMINIST

In response to reading Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay, I thought I would write up a post about what I think poses as problematic in my own feminism. The term ‘feminist’ has always seemed to have a negative connotation attached to it alongside with the very positive interpretations of the movement. Where one person might view it as equality between the sexes, another might see it as man-hating. This divide seems to leave many people (women included) hesitant to call themselves feminists, despite the fundamental notions of the movement being aligned with theirs. No one wants to seem fanatical, but sometimes taking a greater stand is what needs to be done to convey a point.

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THOUGHTS ON LEAVING YOUR JOB TO FOLLOW YOUR PASSION & MY EXPERIENCE

Very recently I decided that the best decision for me was to leave my job. I know, this sounds extreme and somewhat irresponsible considering I have to pay for rent and food on a monthly basis. However, I had been at my previous job for around 3 years and realized about a year ago that I was not happy. At first, it was enjoyable as a new experience and taught me a lot about working in the corporate world, such as the certain ways you have to learn to carry yourself and proprieties that become a part of your daily life.

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