One’s sense of vitality is diminished when constantly trying to appeal to the group, and self-esteem issues begin to flourish. Staying in alignment with your true self is a fundamental part of feeling at peace and leading a purposeful life.
Despite its hardships, this year presented us with new opportunities for growth. As I reflect, I have identified five positive takeaways significant to 2020.
How often do you intentionally think about the things you’re thankful for?
Nothing is guaranteed in life, so the sooner we learn to embrace the new, the faster we can move on from a state of pity to a more fulfilled life.
Late-night studying or rise and grind? What’s best for the brain?
I feel if I hyper-focus on the past, it inhibits my ability to enjoy the present.
How do you stay motivated when feeling uninspired?
Have you ever felt one event will make or break your future?
Do you know how to fight FOMO?
Do you have a strategy for diffusing negative thinking?
Prioritizing pleasure over productivity
How much of what you want depends on what others have?
Do you ever wonder why happiness doesn’t last?
Have you ever looked at other people’s lives and feel like you just don’t measure up?
Do all your friends look like you?
Do you find yourself prioritizing money over time? Many of us are under the impression that more money leads to more happiness, but is that really true?
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