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Being Okay with What Is

I’m in my late 20s, post-grad, single and choosing to live at home with my parents. Oftentimes I reminisce about school and college days where making friends was easy. Many of them were so close! Keeping friends is a way different story though. As humans we are very much social beings. However, the way we draw our energy is different. If you’re an introvert, you tend to gain your energy from doing activities on your own such as reading a book. If you’re an extrovert, you gain energy from  ...

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mental health, mindfulness

Circle of Friends

Be with someone who allows you to be yourself or just stay single, right? The world already has enough problems, and I don’t need you to be a part of the growing list. Today’s topic is about support system. Who do you consider to be part of your support system? An exercise that I recently did was Circle of Friends. I drew myself in the first since I knew myself best. This visual exercise provided me with clarity in terms of my relationships. While it’s possible to be  ...

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mindfulness, self care

Invest in yourself

Some of you hardly ever do anything for yourself; some of you splurge a little too much (me? I go through phases). Today we dive into the topic of investing in yourself. When you invest in yourself, you put in time for your own growth. You say to your present and future self “hey, you’re worth it.” There’s no beating around the bush. It’s you vs. you. Investing in yourself may mean visiting a local library or museum, treating yourself with a nice meal for a  ...

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mindfulness

Loving kindness meditation

This is a great time to reassess your priorities. What is most important to you right now? Is it health, self-care, work, nutrition, just to name a few? Have you been spreading yourself too thin and often left feeling exhausted and uninspired? Maybe those around you are trying to avoid talking to you. Yes, you, Grumpy Cat. What you put out the world you often get that back in return. It may be counter-intuitive for you, but hey, let’s try this exercise of spreading loving kindness to  ...

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