Category: Self-care & Personal Development

How to Gain Control of Your Thoughts

~by Debbie Jacobs~   Like many others, I had to learn how to gain control of my thoughts. Giving up sarcasm was huge. I had to come up with a new approach to humor. How could I be funny without being negative? I practiced saying things from a positive perspective, and if a negative comment…
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How to Shut Down Your Negative Thoughts

~by Debbie Jacobs~ Negative thoughts are just non-productive. They carry emotional upset and waste precious time. Nothing beneficial comes from thinking negatively; it accomplishes nothing and negative thinking is destructive to our life, especially when we base action on those thoughts our mind creates. More on non-productive thoughts include thoughts of guilt. I carried a…
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How to Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life

~by Debbie Jacobs~ Change your thoughts, change your life. I heard this from Louise Hay in 2010 and decided to turn it into a Change Your Thoughts, Change Your Life challenge. Yes, I committed to seeing if this statement rang true. I was an extremely negative thinker.  My perspective was always, “the glass is half…
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Are the Voices in Your Head Treating You Badly?

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   “You’ll never make any money”, “You’re fat”, “And Dumb” are just a few of the things that the voices in my head have said to me at various points. I could go on, but I’m pretty sure you get the idea.  Why is it that we allow the voices in…
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Setting SMART Goals for Your Business

~by Haley Lynn Gray~   If you’ve set a goal and aren’t specific about how you will achieve it… then it’s just a wish, and likely to never be accomplished. The S.M.A.R.T. method is an acronym to help with setting and achieving goals in business of specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. It takes goals…
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Why Successful Leaders Always Schedule Fitness as Part of Their Routine

It really should not come as a surprise that body fitness plays a vital role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In women for instance, frequent exercise can help to not only reduce cholesterol levels, but it also important in enhancing  breast growth and get rid of sagging breasts altogether. Maintaining a healthy body is also proven…
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Four Keys to Surviving Change

One email changed my life. Less than one hundred words set me upon a new course in life. And the lessons that I learned through those has changed me and my home. This past year, I received a letter from the management in my company, notifying all part-time employees that they were no longer eligible…
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Theory of Limited Energy

The Theory of Limited Energy

A few years ago, I was a member in active working mom board on Babycenter, and the topic of time management came up on probably a weekly basis.  One of the women posed the theory of limited energy, which I’ve learned to apply to everything in my life. It was her belief that she has…
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7 Tips for Professional Behavior

 ~by Haley Lynn Gray~  I’ve been more than a little bit surprised by different behaviors of employees – tattling on each other, whining, and one that resulted in a screaming match. I guess you’d say that what I’ve seen is a serious lack of professional behavior. That’s perhaps not how to go about doing business…
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Habit Stacking and Motivation

Habit Stacking for Success Have you ever wished you could get your day off to a better start? Or that you could actually get to bed on time without getting hooked into staring at Facebook for two hours? If so, I get it. And I have an idea that could really change everything for you.…
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