Staying Down Is a Choice — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Someone once wrote to me a little note: “Life may put you down, but staying down is a choice”. I happened to find that small note one morning when depression was pinning me down in my bed. It was the perfect moment to read it because this time I was able to understand it. Life can give us some hard lessons from time to time. The common reaction is to feel like a victim: “things happened to you”, “somebody hurt…

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Story 5: Love Yourself – Self Improvement Article

I was born on the 25th of the eight-month, I’m the only child of my parents. Writing this would be the first time of me expressing my self to the extreme. I grew up all alone with my parents. My parents were the busy type, my dad was never at home, same with my mum, […] This is only a snippet of a Self Improvement article written by Guest Post Read Full Article

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Story 4 – Could I Be To Blame? – Self Improvement Article

I’ve been following up with a guy on social media for months without him noticing me. It was on a Wednesday, 20th April 2017 when buzzed me. I was so surprised and eager to reply, we got to talk and know each other better. We hooked up, not once, not twice. I liked this guy a lot, maybe because I never get this kind of attention. We often met at his friend’s house and most times I just can’t hold…

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Story 3: The Journey To My Goal – Self Improvement Article

Growing up we all had that big dream that we hope to achieve, feeling like nothing can go wrong. We all had ambitions and choices of occupation we wanted in the future. Some of us even had the schools we wanted to attend charted out, the age we would begin our dream job, the age we would love the get married, all of it well planned out. But sometimes life just has a different plan waiting for us. My name…

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The Beauty Behind the Imperfections — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.” ― Brené Brown After sharing a house for 4 years with my best friend it was time for me to move. We had a great time living in the same place. I have known my friend for almost 6 years at that point – we worked together, we trained together, we shared our food and laughs. But the new chapter of our lives has started with my…

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Q&A – What are some keys to Work-Life balance? – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

You decide what work-life balance means for you. I work a little bit every day and every night, every day of the week. Some people prefer to work Mon-Fri and be off work completely for the weekends. You decide when you will be available and hold firm to that. If you don’t want to work or answer emails/texts after 10 PM, put your phone away or set yourself to “away.” When it’s time for fun and vacation, don’t touch any messages…

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This Can Be Your Life If You Choose It. – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

We make the mistake of thinking everyone’s life is perfect except ours.“I get this all the time. People think I live some rockstar blogging lifestyle full of free lunches, endless high-fives, smiles and opportunities. The reality couldn’t be further from this fake idea”I have the same battles and challenges.I get stuck in routines too.I sometimes chase productivity over meaning as well.No one has a straight flush of perfect days where all their hopes and dreams come true. Rejection, punches to the face, and…

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What To Tell Yourself During A Tough Time. – Motivational, Self Improvement Article

“I’ll be stronger having dealt with this situation”When you reframe your tough times into strength building exercises, they take a whole new meaning.All of a sudden, your current situation that may be wearing you down becomes like reps at the gym. The reps are a struggle and it hurts, but if you keep moving forward, you end up with mental toughness and strength.“Exchange your tough times for mental toughness”See this challenging situation for what it is. It’s the chance to come…

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This is Why Looking Others in the Eye Changes Your Life – Career Development, Self Improvement Article

Be one of the few who do. You’re at an event and meet someone. You begin talking, and things seem to be going well. But then, her gaze begins to drift. She stops making eye contact with you and starts sweeping the room, apparently looking for someone more important or more interesting, as she halfheartedly continues the conversation. How does this make you feel? I know that it made feel as if I had failed some social experiment. It’s one…

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Keeping Plants — And Love — Alive – Self Improvement Article

Everything I’m about to tell you about plants is likely wildly inaccurate. I’m not a botanist. I’m not even a great gardener. I’m a mediocre keeper of plants. Most of them are still alive, and some of them even thrive. Mostly, I try to figure it out as I go because this isn’t exactly my area of expertise. I’m about to make a parallel to my love life, and I just want to say, for the record, that as far…

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35 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Dale Carnegie — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Through his work, Dale Carnegie has inspired and empowered millions of people from all over the world, me including. And today I would like to share with you some of his most inspiring quotes, compiled into 35 life-changing lessons to learn from this incredible man. 35 Life Changing Lessons to Learn from Dale Carnegie 1. To know all is to forgive all. “Instead of condemning people, let’s try to understand them. Let’s try to figure out why they do what…

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30 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from Fulton Sheen — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Author of 66 books, Bishop Fulton Sheen was gifted with an incredible ability to communicate the Truth in a way not too many people can. But he wasn’t just a man of great words. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen was also a man of great humor, love, faith, and courage. He lived his life in holiness – reminding us that God is not just a distant memory, but the Truth, the Light, and the Way that is present in each and…

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37 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from St. Teresa of Avila — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

With a heart inflamed with love, St. Teresa of Avila taught people one of the most powerful lessons – to look for God within themselves; To pray with their own words and to seek to hear God’s voice – not Outside themselves, but in their own Interior, which she called, the “Interior Castle.” And in today’s post, you will discover, not just that one powerful lesson, but many others that can transform you and your whole life. 37 Life-Changing Lessons…

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5 Crucial Lessons Babies Can Teach You About Life – Self Improvement Article

Of all the cutest, funniest moments with essential life lessons, watching babies learn to walk was the most profound. As a young boy growing up, I loved taking care of my siblings, some of who were babies at the time. The humor I derive from their actions in ignorance is epic. But being there to protect, and care for them was something that I took a lot of pride in. In the summer, I came across a group of children…

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26 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from St. John Climacus — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

A seventh-century Greek monk, St. John Climacus (also known as John of the Ladder, John Scholasticus, and John Sinaites),  is the author of the renowned spiritual book called The Ladder, a collection of sayings and examples to illustrate how to live the monastic life.   There is much to say about this holy man and the love he anchored in this world. But my words will do him no justice. Therefore, I will keep silent and let his own words shine light on…

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“Knowledge Is Not Understanding” — the Case of the Backwards Bicycle – Positivity Article

I loved this video from Smarter Every Day, where host Destin Sandlin learns to ride a bicycle that has been custom welded to reverse the handlebars. It sounds easy—all you have to do is think left when you normally think right, and vice versa. Can’t be too hard, right? But it is hard… very hard.   After he learns to ride the reverse bicycle, he then has another big problem: how to switch back to an ordinary bicycle. Turns out that’s really tough, too! Lesson: “Once…

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18 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from St. John Vianney — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

John Vianney became renowned for his dedication to the sacrament of reconciliation (confession) for his parishioners. In fact, not long after his ordination as a priest in a little village in France called the village of Ars, the words spread about him and his divine powers. And it is said that within 30 years he received up to 20,000 pilgrimages each year. That’s how much people loved him. They all wanted to be in the presence of a holy man. To experience the…

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15 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from St. Clare of Assisi — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

St. Claire Basilica, Assisi, ItalyClare of Assisi, the daughter of a count, was only 18 years old when she decided to give up a life of riches and luxury to embrace a life of piety and poverty. Touched deeply by the sweet love Francis of Assisi held in his heart for God, she sought him in secret to teach her how to live “after the manner of the holy Gospel” as well.  And he did. Following his advice, Clare left her…

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15 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from Joan of Arc — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

St. Joan of Arc proved that unimaginable things that can be achieved through us when we surrender our will to the will of the God within. A simple peasant girl living in medieval France, Joan of Arc led France to victory in its long-running war with England and helped Charles VII be crowned as the rightful king of France.  At the age of only 19, she who had saved France from the hand of its enemies and delivered its people…

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33 Life-Changing Lessons to Learn from Joe Dispenza — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

Joe Dispenza is one of the most AMAZING human beings on this planet. What this man has done, and continues to do for the healing of humanity and the awakening of our spirits cannot be expressed in words. He is a living breathing angel. After healing himself of a broken vertebrae using only the power of his mind and restoring his body completely in less than 3 months, Joe decided to spend the rest of his life studying the mind-body…

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A Case For The Grey Area – Self Improvement Article

I wish you could see how special you truly are. Instead, you’re focused on what could have been and sad about what will no longer be. I wish you could see the light that radiates every time you enter a room. Instead, you’re locked away in-between those four walls wishing things didn’t play out the way they did. I wish you could see how brave you are for leaving where you grew up for a chance at a better future.…

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Paulo Coelho on Learning to Pay Attention to Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“All you have to do is to pay attention; lessons always arrive when you are ready, and if you can read the signs, you will learn everything you need to know in order to take the next step.”~ Paulo Coelho Over the course of time, if you look back, you, like the rest of us, have made many mistakes in almost every aspect of your life, but this is not something out of the ordinary. We are only humans and…

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Lessons I Learned While Acquiring New Skills – Self Improvement Article

In the first episode of lessons learned in life series, I highlighted the first lesson I learned while acquiring new skills. If you haven’t seen the first episode on making it meaningful, check it out then proceed to this episode A quick recap on the importance of this first lesson is in the value to gives you once you have recognized the purpose why you want to learn it. When you have a clear purpose why you want to learn…

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7 Truths about Our Emotional Needs – Positivity Article

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7 Powerful Ways to Be More Positive About Life — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

The pressures of modern living can cause us to experience too much stress, whether it’s from work, finances, relationships, or just general commitments. Identifying how to manage stress is essential for every adult. But when we are stressed, we tend to have a negative attitude towards practically everything. And since our anxiety persists, this negativity develops into a constant frame of mind. 7 Powerful Ways to Be More Positive About Life However, there are several steps you can take in…

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4 Reasons Why You Should Start a Business Now You Are Young – Self Improvement Article

Have you ever wanted to start a business? If yes, then you are certainly not alone. If you have ever been so excited about an idea you have and the possibility of it becoming the next big thing everyone will talk about, but what separates the wannabe entrepreneurs from real entrepreneurs is action. That’s right – action. You may have heard the saying that action speaks louder than voice. In the world of business, it’s all about action. You may…

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4 Simple Ways to Raise Your Self Esteem After a Downfall — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

For a long time, my lack of self-confidence was so crippling, I could hardly get myself to leave home. A multitude of insecurities were gnawing at me and it felt like I was this tiny speck of dust that was worth nothing. Do you know the feeling? If yes, let me tell you now that You Are Wrong! You deserve to be happy, and to feel pretty, and to be generally settled and secure in who and what you are.…

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Why Spending Time Alone with Yourself is Important — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better.” – Henry Rollins Spending time alone is usually viewed in a negative light. If we’re lonely, it’s assumed something is amiss in our lives: a lack of friends, a lack of meaningful connections and a lack of sociability. Lack in general. It’s true that chronic, ongoing loneliness, the sort of loneliness that endures day in day out for the long-term, is not…

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5 Ways to Get Over Making Mistakes — Purpose Fairy – Self Improvement Article

“It’s easy to never make a mistake, when you are hiding yourself away from the possibility of making mistakes. It’s those who jump out of the nest who will fall and fly. Never judge the quality of an individual based upon how many mistakes they have made. It’s easier not to make any.” ― C. JoyBell C. Have you ever said something that offended your friend when you didn’t mean to? Or married someone who turned out to be a…

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The Three Stages of Life — Purpose Fairy

There is one life. However, there are many philosophies and spiritual studies that divide life into many stages. Obviously, we can divide life based on physical stages like a new-born, adolescent, adult and so on. But here I am trying to dissect life, based on the ego or mind, so to speak. I have noticed, we go through three stages in life. Let’s see how in each stage, we cope or are open to life. The Three Stages of Life…

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