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Build Confidence with a Self Gratitude Journal

My inner bully was driving me crazy. My request to be a guest writer for a popular blog was rejected again. That’s 10 in the last 10 days. “You aren’t good enough.” “You don’t have what it takes to be a great writer.” “You should just give up!” My inner bully had been calm for the past week. I forgot ...

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Share Gratitude to Strengthen Your Relationships

“Thank you for sticking with the project,” my client’s partner said to me. There were a dozen reasons for me to give up. I stuck with it because my client’s partner reached out to me to thank me. You are our fourth web designer that we worked with. You are the only one that has made it this far. It ...

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Start with Surrounding Gratitude

I leaned back in my chair and sighed. It’s been a long week. I wasn't sure if I could muster the strength to write in my gratitude journal tonight. I closed my eyes and almost turned out the light to go to sleep. Then that little voice inside my head said… Just write one thing you are grateful for. Don't ...

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Why a Gratitude Practice Will Make You Healthier

The tension was getting worse. The throbbing from my upper back was tightening. As I was driving home, I could feel my right arm going numb. I pulled over. I felt my heart beat. My chest was pounding. I didn’t have time for this. I started the car back up and made it home. When I got home I said ...

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Take One Minute to be Grateful as a Team

“Ok, before we begin I want everyone to share something they are grateful for.” Silence. I smiled. “Oh, c’mon! There is something each of you are grateful for.” I pause. I wait. “I’m grateful for my dog,” Amanda said. “I’m grateful for my cup of coffee,” Alex said. “I’m grateful for my mom because she makes the best burgers,” Tim ...

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Don’t Waste Your Best Opportunities

Waiting in line. Just like everyone else. The only difference is that most people are completely checked out or angry. One heavy set woman in a flowered dress has a blank stare on her face. One mustached man is muttering something to himself. Another shoulder slumped woman is flipping through her phone. A teenager is flipping through his phone as ...

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Self-Beauty Journal

I couldn't believe it. How could someone dislike themselves so much? I posted a question in our community's private Mindset First Club Facebook group: Do you have a negative label that you use about yourself? How can you reframe this label? Someone responded by saying: “Fat” And this shocked me. This woman has so many positive things to say in ...

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Master Your Inner Dialogue

There it was. My loop wouldn’t turn off. I had forgotten an important part of our project. I was asked by my manager in front of our leadership team if we had finished the confirmation page designs. It totally fell off my radar. I turned bright red. I stumbled for an answer then I told him I forgot. I owned ...

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The Science Behind a Gratitude Journal

I pulled my car over and I began crying. At first it was a little cry, then my whole body was heaving. My father was slipping away and there was nothing I could do about it. The whole situation was hard to process. He was in great health a month ago and now the doctors didn’t know how to help ...