Unplugging

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Low battery! The alert pops up on your phone after you have been scrolling Facebook, Instagram, Tik Tok, and the many different social media platforms. You may have intended to only spend 5 minutes scrolling which has turned into 15 minutes and then to an hour. You look up at the time and realize how long you have spent scrolling.


You may feel drained from scrolling and seeing all the different things that the people you follow are doing while you watched from a screen. You may feel unplugged from the world you are living in and in the world that social media is sharing with you. You might suffer from FOMO (fear of missing out) or get jealous of the things that other people are doing. It is easy to start comparing our lives to others while scrolling. Most of what we see on social media is
created and not the reality of the people on the other side of the phone. We realize that we have been staring at our screens for hours on end. When ...

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  • Anxiety
  • Breathe
  • Burnout
  • Decisions
  • Effort
  • Goals
  • Mindfullness
  • Practice
  • Rest
  • Self-Care
  • Stress

Tags:

  • Connection
  • anxiety
  • anxious
  • balance
  • change
  • mindfullness
  • reality
  • rest
  • self-care
  • stress
  • time
  • unplug

Boundaries: Who Will you Disappoint?

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The idea of boundaries is one that has been talked about so much in the past few years, many of us throw around the term in our daily conversations. If you need a refresher, a common definition of boundaries is: “guidelines, rules, or limits that a person creates to identify for themselves what are reasonable, safe, and permissible ways for other people to behave around them and how they will respond when someone steps outside those limits.”  

I often discuss the topic of boundaries with clients, yet it is still something that I struggle with navigating in my personal life. I could use this space to share education on the different types of boundaries and the possible impacts of setting boundaries, but instead I’d like to share something that has been meaningful to me. A few years ago I heard a quote by Glennon Doyle that said, “every time you’re given a choice between disappointing someone else and disappointing yourself, your dut ...

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  • Assertiveness
  • Comfort
  • Communication
  • Decisions
  • Effort
  • Goals
  • Mindset
  • Relationships
  • Self-Care

Tags:

  • Communication
  • Expectations
  • Hopes
  • balance
  • boundaries
  • change
  • courage
  • friendships
  • growth
  • intentional
  • relationships
  • self-care
  • self-esteem

G.L.A.D

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“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”

—William Faulkner

 

If there was a supplement that has been shown to decrease symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, disease, and improve mood, sleep, and immunity, would you take it? I would, I’d be looking at Costco to buy it in bulk. The good news is, this supplement does exist and doesn’t require a yearly membership or three low payments of $19.99; however it looks different than adding a packet into your morning smoothie.

 

Practicing gratitude daily helps override our automatic tendencies to hyper focus on problems and gain some perspective in difficult situations and seasons of life. Gratitude can also be a path we follow to find hope in difficult seasons. Practicing gratitude daily for three weeks develops positive mindset into a habit. After the initial three w ...

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  • Change
  • Decisions
  • Effort
  • Emotions
  • Mindset
  • Practice

Tags:

  • Confidence
  • Hopes
  • Joy
  • attitude
  • balance
  • challenge
  • change
  • intentional
  • practice

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