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Me Time

Why I Learned to Say No and Not Feel Bad About It

In Frugal, Phenomenal

How many times have you ever dragged yourself out of the house or stopped by somewhere on the way home and you really didn’t feel like it?  You probably did it because you told someone that you would be there at a certain time, and you don’t want to break your promise.  Trust me.  I’ve been there, and continue to struggle with how I manage my time and my commitments. [more…] Oftentimes we say “yes” even when we want to say “no” because we feel obligated or that we just don’t want to hurt the other person’s feelings.  However, it…

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The Only Place That You Will Ever Be Successful

In Frugal, Phenomenal

Growth happens when you get uncomfortable. As we begin this New Year we should be focused on hitting new goals and having new experiences so this year isn’t a replay of previous years. One of the key ways to do that is to look for ways that you can get uncomfortable everyday. This doesn’t mean that you have to do something extreme like skydiving, but it does mean doing something small that you wouldn’t normally do. This can be something as simple as ordering new dish at a restaurant or introducing yourself to someone new at work. It’s not necessarily…

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The Importance of Being Still

In Phenomenal

A few months ago I was struggling with a decision between what I thought “made sense and what was safer” vs where God was leading me. As I continued to reflect and decide, one thing was clear – I needed to stay still and listen. In this world of constant simulation, it’s hard to just sit, meditate, and be still. That was so painfully obvious to me when I did stress release yoga for 25 minutes. I kept checking the timer to see when I would be done, because I had stuff to do!  However, when you are trying to…

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Learning to Be Ok with Taking Some “Me” Time

In Entrepreneurship, Phenomenal

Being the overachiever that Nina is, it’s hard for her to understand that it is perfectly normal, in fact recommended to schedule in some “me time”. She recently went through a patch where all she did was work long hours, attend a few events, volunteered, ran errands, and helped out her family. At the end of that time she was physically and mentally exhausted. She wondered what she could do to help create some more balance in her life. Many people who are highly motivated can understand it, because they start wishing that they could have more than 24 hours…

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