Posts tagged self-reflection
How To Get Into Journaling If You Don't Know Where To Start

I recently watched a YouTube video by Matt D’avella about journaling for 30 days straight. While I’m always the first to encourage someone to journal as much as they can, there were a few points he made and approaches he took in his challenge that I didn’t really agree with. For one, he made journaling sound like exercise in the sense that you have to do it every single day to get the results you want otherwise you’re wasting your time. He also limited his journaling to only 10 minutes in order to be able to do it every day and I think that defeats the entire purpose of the practice. For today’s post I wanted to somewhat counteract the points he made while also offering some advice to those who want to start journaling regularly, but don’t really know where to start or feel too intimidated by the process.

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Learning How To Trust Your Gut

A good question to ask yourself when it comes to trusting your gut is why, during moments of doubt or hesitation, you are convincing yourself that everything is fine. The reason for not following your desires might surprise you and provide some enlightenment that can drastically improve your life. As I mentioned above, I tend to placate those around me, so whenever I try to justify uncomfortable situations it’s usually with external opinions in mind. Whatever your reason for convincing yourself that your instincts are valid, be sure to question it as soon as you notice yourself dismissing a red flag.

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Is Fashion Trivial?

I have never been a clothing connoisseur. I wear the same tattered Birkenstocks almost every day and live most of my life in a boyfriend tee and denim bottoms. I can't tell you the difference between Calvin Klein or Dior on the red carpet nor do I fully understand the impact Coco Chanel has had on the fashion industry. And I am completely comfortable with these realizations about myself. However, there are some days or even weeks at a time where I feel the interposition of a muse that favours self-expression through a different creative outlet: my daily outfits.

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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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Imposter Syndrome & How To Deal With It

For as long as I can remember I've never felt like I deserve anything I've succeeded at. Sure, I've given these achievements all my effort, spent hours, days, months working on them and honing my skills, but (in my head) they've always come to me out of sheer luck. This is the Imposter Syndrome and I'm only now realizing how devastating it can be for your creativity and self-worth.

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Are You Ever Really Ready For Change?

To some, the prospect of change is embraced with open arms. To others, the idea can leave them immobile. I, unfortunately, fall into the latter category. Change has always been a touchy subject for me because it means inevitably letting go of something you've grown to love. I am a creature of habit, so when there's the first inkling of change I instantly feel myself tense up and my nose sting with a possible crying session in the shower. 

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