Let yourself mourn

Yesterday, I spent the whole evening listening to Alice Miller’s book The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self on YouTube. My counselor had recommended it to me. The book is about facing your lost self-caused by your parents neglect. Miller mentions that for a person to heal fully, they need…

Do something you don’t normally do

Today I had breakfast with a friend of mine. We had a wonderful time, and I certainly enjoyed it. I had a pancake breakfast, but instead of my usual cup of water, I decided to drink coffee. I rarely drink coffee; as a matter of fact, I don’t like it at all. Coffee reminds me…

Improve at something you’re working on

I took a moment to look back at some of my past posts, and I realized there are many small ways I can improve my blog. I’m starting by adding some appealing stock photos. Images in blog posts are shown to increase reader interest. Another great idea would be to revise a lot of my…

Live each day with purpose

Living life with purpose is different than having a purpose in life. Having a purpose in life is akin to having a long-term goal. Living everyday with purpose is similar to setting a mini-goal. It doesn’t matter what you are working on. You should put all your effort into that activity. If you have to…

Do something you don’t want to do(but have to)

It has been one month since I left my previous job. I have enjoyed my time off, and I was hoping that it would last a lot longer. I want to use my time productively, and working at a job that offers me very little is not going to work for me. I would like…

Watch a motivational video

I’ve had a rough time these past few days. I’m struggling with life choices and I can’t seem to find any answers. I am not motivated to work on this blog, and I haven’t for a few days. It will pass as soon as I have a new direction, but I did make a promise,…

Learn a new language

My brother introduced me to the language learning website Duolingo. It is free and has a good selection of languages. Most of the languages are of European countries and there are no Asian languages. So far I have found it to be very effective, however I have only used it a couple of days. I…

Waste some time

Yesterday I mentioned that sometimes I waste time on unimportant things. There is nothing wrong with wasting time. It is great to distract your mind now and then. The problem comes when you feel bad about it, or you feel guilty for not using your time wisely. The best solution I came up with is…

Shrink your to-do list

I stay busy for most of the day, not all of it productively, so time tends to pass rather quickly. My to-do list tends to grow as the days come and go. I feel like today is a wonderful day to work on that list. My list contains many small items, but there are a…

Have a dance party

A friend of mine showed me a fantastic video this morning by Sean Stephenson titled Dance Party Video. I was inspired by his idea, and I think it is one that can easily be incorporated into a morning routine. It’s really simple. Put on your favorite song and dance to it like no one is…

Tell someone that you love them

I was watching a TEDx talk from Amy Krouse Rosenthal. In her talk, she tells her viewers to connect with another person by sending them a simple text. I gasped the moment she said it. Tell someone you love them. I wanted to comply, but uttering those words, even in writing, is difficult for me….

If something isn’t working, then adjust and retry

In my post Set a morning routine, I stated that I wanted to wake up early from now on. Unfortunately, reality hasn’t been so eager to adapt. In fact, I have gone to sleep later, than I used to. Do you remember Einstein’s quote: “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and…