Harsh Truths: Life Sucks (Or Does It?)

Harsh Truths: Life Sucks (Or Does It?)

Harsh Truths: Life Sucks (Or Does It?) Ladies and gentlemen, life sucks. That is a truth about life that very few people actually want to admit and those who do admit it are quickly branded as pessimists, but nothing could be further from the truth. For the past year I’ve been researching positive thinking and how our thoughts actually affect our lives. In doing so, I have discovered that there is a certain truth to life that proponents of positive…

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Tackling The Roots of Social Anxiety – Introduction

Tackling The Roots of Social Anxiety – Introduction

Tackling The Roots of Social Anxiety – Introduction   Every day, somewhere around 12% of people in the UK are suffering from social anxiety. To many, social anxiety doesn’t seem like a problem. They may just think that it’s something that’s “just in your head”. But, day after day, men and women suffer from social anxiety. Every day, they suffer. Social anxiety may not destroy lives, but it does prevent them from being lived. Social anxiety isn’t just being awkward…

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Harsh Truths: You Have To Get Rejected

Harsh Truths: You Have To Get Rejected

Harsh Truths: You Have To Get Rejected My Experience With Rejection Throughout my entire life I have been terrified of rejection. In fact, I have gone out of my way to an almost unreasonable degree to avoid being rejected. I have made up stories and excuses in my mind as to why I don’t really want to take the risks. I’ve told myself countless times that it is OK to live without what I truly want. As a result of this…

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I Completed A 30-Day Blogging Challenge

I Completed A 30-Day Blogging Challenge

I Completed A 30 Day Blogging Challenge I’ve wanted to take on a 30-Day Blogging challenge for quite a while now. On July 1st, I finally bit the bullet and started. I would write one blog post every single day for thirty days. The challenge would be hard work, but I needed to prove to myself that I could handle it. This post is my review of my experience of taking the 30-Day Blogging Challenge.   My Experience of Taking…

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3 Important Lessons I Learned In July

3 Important Lessons I Learned In July

Well, it’s that time again. As you may know by now, at least once a month I like to set aside some time to review the lessons I’ve learned. These reviews often come in the form of blog posts. This is because I feel it is important to share these important lessons and not keep them to myself. My dad used to tell me that I didn’t understand something unless I could teach it to someone else. As always, I…

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5 Awesome Life Lessons From Marcus Aurelius

5 Awesome Life Lessons From Marcus Aurelius

My journey into self-help has taken me down many different paths. Last week, I discussed Stoic philosophy briefly and how it has impacted my life, However, today I wanted to dive into one of my favourite Stoic philosophers and discuss some of the life lessons we can learn from Marcus Aurelius. But first… Who Was Marcus Aurelius? Marcus Aurelius was a Roman emperor who ruled from 161 to 180 AD. He has been known as one of the last Good…

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Why Being Busy Is Screwing Up Your Life

Why Being Busy Is Screwing Up Your Life

I am so busy! I’ve no doubt that you’re busy too. Every day, we have a dozen or more things to complete, all of which are constantly vying for attention. It’s a pain in the ass. You’ve probably got seven to ten hour shifts to complete, children to raise, bills to pay and the list goes on. On an average day, I have a nine hour shift at work at an unrewarding retail job. I’ve also got my university studies coming…

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How To Easily Find Amazing Role Models

How To Easily Find Amazing Role Models

How To Easily Find Amazing Role Models   Every single one of us is looking for inspiration. It’s probably why you’re on this blog right now. It’s why you have probably read dozens of self-help books and articles. And, when you’re watching back to back motivational videos, you are probably searching for that inspiration spark too. Finding inspiration is hard. We all know what we want and we see that others have made it. However, we cannot see the journey…

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An Open Letter To My Future Self

An Open Letter To My Future Self

A short while ago I wrote a post on sending a letter to your future self. I also showed you the letter that I sent to myself and talked about the impact that it had on me. At the time, it was a great source of motivation to me. I found that I was able to achieve a lot of the goals that I set out in that letter. I also saw a lot of places where I had fallen…

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The Best Advice I Ever Received

The Best Advice I Ever Received

Throughout my journey into personal improvement, I have received a lot of advice. A lot of this advice has allowed me to change the way that I live my life. However, earlier this year I received some unexpected advice which turned out to be the best advice I could have possibly received. One of my role models said these words and they have literally changed my life. He said, “Health is the best investment you will ever make.” This advice has…

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