What to Do When You Don’t Have Any Answers – Positivity Article

Every college-age Asian kid gets grilled about their future. By the time I was 22, it started to annoy me when older people asked me about my life. “Have you picked a career?” “Will you go into medicine like your parents?” What are your life plans?” Life plans. Hmm…Can one plan an entire life by 22, or any age? “Working on it,” I’d say smiling, but really I wanted to sock them in the face. Conventional wisdom is so dumb, but it did…

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Do You Struggle with Procrastination Now that You’re Working From Home? How to Get Things Done During COVID-19. – Self Improvement Article

Right now, we’re in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, and it will continue and change for a long time. While everyone across the globe is affected, it’s hitting people differently in different places. Countries are experiencing it at different times, and within the United States, states are being hit at different times. The crisis affects individuals very differently, too; people’s fears and challenges vary dramatically. Wherever we are, we’re all so grateful for the healthcare workers and all the…

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Jen Hatmaker: “Connection and Belonging Matter Almost More than Anything Else We Put Our Hands To.” – Happiness Article

Interview: Jen Hatmaker. Jen Hatmaker is a New York Times bestselling author, blogger, and sought-after speaker. She has written many books and hosts the podcast For the Love. (If you want to listen to the two of us in conversation, she interviewed me on For the Love here.) Jen and her husband, Brandon, are founders of the Legacy Collective, a giving community that granted more than a million dollars in its first year. The couple also pastors Austin New Church and lives on…

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Why You Need to Love Yourself First Before Loving Another — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Before you love another, love yourself first. Before you marry another, marry yourself first. This article is in service of the divine, for it is not me that serves, it is the soul within.  If only someone would have told me all those years ago when I was just 22 that a man doesn’t save you but rather you save yourself, then I wouldn’t have wound up getting a divorce at the age of 27. But you know what they…

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3 Guidelines for Setting Realistic Expectations – Self Improvement Article

Expectations. They are something we all have, from the time we are young, right on up through the time we take our final breath. Yet, even though expectations are clearly a huge part of our lives, few of us truly learn to set healthy, realistic expectations and manage them well. All of the wishes, desires, hopes, and wants we carry around, which are never really quite fulfilled, have the power to greatly influence the satisfaction and happiness we experience in…

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How To Release Emotional Attachment to Expectation – Positivity Article

We’ve all been in a situation where we’ve hoped for something, only to have it fall through. It can be challenging to recover from such a painful blow, but it’s even more difficult if you feel a desperate emotional attachment to what you hoped would be. Your expectation–and confidence–feel crushed.Sadly, it never pays to be too attached to something that hasn’t yet been guaranteed.Here’s How To Release Emotional Attachments To Expectation1.    Accept That You Don’t Know EverythingA considerable part of…

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Contentment through Letting Go of Expectations – *Positive Provocations* – Self Improvement Article

‘Blessed is the man who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed’ ~Alexander Pope Every morning we wake up and open our front doors to pick up the newspaper and enjoy the fresh news with a nice cup of steaming tea/coffee. Well, that is usually the ritual in my house. Now we have been having this ritual for years and years and I am beginning to think it was passed down from our forefathers…:) When one fine Sunday morning (when…

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3 Guidelines for Setting Healthy Expectations – Self Improvement Article

You are your own worst enemy. If you can learn to stop expecting impossible perfection, in yourself and others, you may find the happiness that has always eluded you. ― Lisa Kleypas, Love in the Afternoon Expectations. They are something we all have, from the time we are young, right on up through the time we take our final breath. Yet, even though expectations are clearly a huge part of our lives, few of us truly learn to set appropriate…

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