Starting Over Isn’t As Scary As You Think

Starting Over Isn’t As Scary As You Think

Starting over. Caterpillar changes into a butterfly.

Nothing is going right. It seems like the world is against you. You can’t get motivated. And it’s just depressing.

Whatever you’re struggling with and however you’re feeling is mudding your state-of-mind, your body, and your life.

And it’s not an isolated incident. The rain cloud follows you every minute of every day and it’s consuming you.

When things get this bad, so bad that you have a tough time getting out of bed or you feel the need to fake happiness with your friends and family, you may need to step back for a moment and consider another way forward.

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Frustrated? 7 Ways to Kick It to the Curb & Feel Better

Frustrated? 7 Ways to Kick It to the Curb & Feel Better

Frustrated girl screaming

You know that frustrated feeling.

Your alarm clock didn’t go off, had a fight with your significant other, spilled coffee on your new shirt, and you’re late to work because no one knows how to drive. You just want to scream!

And that’s only the half of it, right?

First, I want to share a little secret with you. You’re not alone. We all get that way sometimes and I’m here to tell you, it’s okay. Feeling frustrated is a bad feeling, but it’s still a feeling you should try to face head on or else it’ll fester inside you and make you feel worse, at least that’s been my experience.


Frustration is born out of helplessness and lack of control


While feeling frustrated doesn’t feel very good, probably because of the helplessness and lack of control that goes along with it, try your best to funnel your frustrated energies into something positive, constructive, and practical you do have power over.

If I make this sound simple, that’s not my intention. Breaking out of your frustrated funk is anything but easy although with some practice, you can make your frustration work for you instead of against you.

Typically when you’re feeling frustrated, you put all your energy into banging your head against the wall. Not literally of course, but, if you’re anything like me, you’ll keep thinking about it, internalize it, and keep dwelling on it until you’re beyond exhausted. I don’t know about you, but that seems like a waste to me.


Take your frustration and channel it into something positive


Instead of doing what you normally do when you’re frustrated, here’s what I do when I’m feeling frustrated and want to make myself and the situation better.

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9 Exciting Ways to Spice Up Your Relationship

9 Exciting Ways to Spice Up Your Relationship (And Your Significant Other, Husband or Boyfriend Will Love Them Too!)

Loving couple - Spice up your relationship

Spice up your relationship. Haven’t thought about it in a while, have you?

As a result, you’re married or you’ve been dating for a while and the sizzle in your relationship has cooled off. You’re still attracted to each other, but something seems to be missing.

First of all, it could be that work is zapping your energy. Or maybe your parents are driving you crazy. You might not be eating the right foods or drinking enough water.

Consequently, with being on the go all the time and the stress that comes with pleasing everybody else, you might forget about your significant other, husband, or boyfriend, and that’s not good.

If this describes you, you definitely want to spend time reconnecting with your partner and rekindling the spark that brought you two together in the first place.

How? Good question. Keep reading and I’ll let you in on the secrets my husband and I use to spice up our own relationship.

Here are 9 things you can do today to spice up your relationship:

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Finding Common Ground: 5 Ways To Be A Better Wife, Husband or Significant Other

Finding Common Ground: 5 Ways To Be A Better Wife, Husband or Significant Other

Couple Finding Common Ground Together

When you first meet people, you know that finding common ground is the best and probably the fastest way to get to know them and to make a connection, right?

Okay. Well, what if you’re already pretty well acquainted with someone, possibly living together or even married? And what if your relationship is hitting a rough patch or turning toxic? Finding common ground might be the only way to save the relationship.

If you want to work on your relationship, you might consider extending an olive branch and finding common ground.

If you’re at a loss on where to start, I’ve got you covered. Here are some strategies to help you build that bridge and find that common ground:

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5 Simple Ways To Tell If You’re In A Healthy Relationship

5 Simple Ways To Tell If You’re In A Healthy Relationship

Happy Couple in a Healthy Relationship

Psst. Just because you like Jerry Springer and he likes Star Trek doesn’t mean you two can’t have a fun-filled, long-lasting, healthy relationship.

Relationships are based on more than superficial likes and dislikes.

A healthy relationship is founded on deeper themes, such as a shared worldview, common core values, and a thriving friendship.

While not an all-encompassing list, below are 5 essential ingredients that make a healthy relationship, at least in my opinion.

So, are you in a healthy relationship?

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