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How to Start Taking Care of Yourself

How do you feel today? Joyful, light-hearted, relaxed? Or out-of-sorts, tired and stressed? Most of us have good days and bad days. Days when we feel ready to take on the world, and days when we just want to curl up under the duvet. But we’re not always good at recognising which is which, or listening…

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From Burnout to Being on Fire: 5 Lessons That Changed My Life

Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world as being able to remake ourselves. Mahatma Gandhi Have you ever thought about giving it all up? Handing in your notice and saying goodbye to the dreary 9-5? Of being your own boss, taking off for a life of travel and adventure? I…

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How to be a Successful Introvert AND Stay True to Yourself

I’m a bit of a navel-gazer, and a bit of a people watcher. Hours alone with the computer, writing: brilliant. And if I can do that in a coffee shop, where occasionally I can surface and spend some time making up stories about the people around me, even better. I think it stems from studying philosophy…

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16 Self-Care Experts Share their Tips on How You Can be Kinder To Yourself

Ever wondered how the experts do it? How they manage busy lives, successful relationships, deep friendships and fulfilling work, and still seem to glow from the inside out? How they have such great self-care strategies? I'm afraid I'm going to burst that bubble right now. They don't. The 'experts' - me included - struggle with this…

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How to End Negative Self-Talk

Do you hear it? That voice in your head that’s putting you down? Criticizing you? Telling you you’re not good enough? It’s worse than your parents at their most critical, and that teacher who never stopped putting you down, combined in one nightmare voice. And it Just. Won’t. Stop. Everyone has this self-talk track going on…

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10 Tender Picture Quotes To Help You Love Yourself More

We can remind ourselves until we’re blue in the face that we need to be kind to ourselves, be gentle to ourselves, be forgiving to ourselves, but sometimes we need to hear it from another source. Just like we’re better able to share our compassion with others rather than ourselves, while we find it much harder…

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7 Productivity Myths – Busted!

Do you feel like you know everything about productivity? For example, that if you’re driven, you put the hours in, you push yourself further - you’ll get to the end of that seemingly endless to-do list. After all, there’s nothing between you and a clean sheet of paper but hard work. And hey, you read this…

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How to Get Over Shame

Your cheeks burn and your body tingles. There’s a drunken butterfly performing cartwheels in your stomach. You did something which in your head, looms so large, so awful, so terrible, that the shame is all-encompassing. You're convinced that if anyone ever found out, the mortification and disgrace would be too much for you to bear. Because…