How to Set Milestones to Progress Towards Your Goal

When you define milestones for yourself, you build a ladder to your goals. The more rungs you add, the easier the climb. Taking those steps can be challenging. But for those who haven’t done it before, the tougher challenge actually comes first: carving out the steps. What do appropriate milestones look like, and how are they placed? Let’s start with a definition. What Are Milestones? According to Merriam-Webster, “milestone” has two definitions. The first is literal: a rock used as a milepost. The second, “a significant point in development,” is what most people refer to when they talk about making progress toward a goal. “A significant point” is what you make of it—if you’re learning to cook, making eggs over …

10 Best Kombucha Brands To Improve Gut Health

Your mind is the most powerful tool you have for the creation of good in your life, but if not used correctly, can also be the most destructive force in your life. To control your thoughts means to influence the way you live your life. Your mind, more specifically, your thoughts, affects your perception and therefore, your interpretation of reality. (And here’s Why Your Perception Is Your Reality) I have heard that the average person thinks around 70,000 thoughts a day. That’s a lot, especially if they are unproductive, self-abusive, and just a general waste of energy. You can let your thoughts run amok, but why would you? It is your mind, your thoughts; isn’t it time to take your …

The 6 Steps You Should Take to Reinvent Yourself

If you’d like to learn how to successfully reinvent yourself so you can live the life you’ve always wanted, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Maybe you or someone you know was financially impacted as a result of being labeled a non-essential worker. According to a recent edition of Fortune magazine, over 42.6 million Americans filed for unemployment during the coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, many people may not have jobs to return to once the pandemic ends.  While I did not lose my job, my salary was drastically cut and I was faced with an uncertain future. Would my salary be restored after the pandemic? If another pandemic were to hit …

5 Ways To Arrange Your Home Office to Maximize ProductivityPick the Brain

The idea of working from home is still a huge question in the air with the question of if it is better to work from or at the office. While this is something that goes back and forth, Harvard Business Review dove into explaining how there were some high results with working from home. Although it can go back and forth on if working from home is better, it is important to understand some great ways to increase your productivity if you are already working from home. Here are five ways to arrange your home office to maximize your productivity. 1. Set your home office area away from distractions If you are able to find an extra room in your …

5 Ways to Start Fresh After Drug Rehab

When you reach out for help from family and friends, find the best drug rehab center, and commit yourself to treatment after recognizing that you are suffering from an addiction, you’ll be making one of the bravest decisions a person can make in their life.  Learning through recovery is a complex journey. People who develop an addiction can experience it differently from others. Life after rehab, however, can also be fraught with its own challenges, leaving you with more questions than answers. If you have recently gotten out of rehab, you likely need a way to get yourself back on track with your life. Here are five actions you can take to improve the chances of success. 1. Choose Your Friends …

7 Investments To Make in Yourself During the COVID-19 PandemicPick the Brain

When the world feels like it is falling down around you, it can be hard to find the silver lining. Instead of sitting around worrying, though, you can use the COVID-19 pandemic as a wake-up call. Even if you are stuck at home or in isolation, there are plenty of things you can do to improve yourself and become a better person. 1. Evaluate Your Priorities Facing mortality, whether it is your own, that of a loved one or the impending death of life as you know it can force you to face some hard facts about yourself. Resist the urge to be overly self-critical or judgemental. It doesn’t do anything productive. Instead, take time to reevaluate your priorities and …

4 Effective Strategies You Can Use to Deal With Criticism

If you’d like to learn how to handle criticism so you can improve yourself, sign up for the free 90-Day Master Class hosted by the founder of Addicted2Success.com, Joel Brown. Back in the days when I held a job as a Banking Officer in a small bank, I had the task of packaging credit requests from small businesses and presenting them for management approval. After a year or so and several approvals under my belt, I felt a sort of guru at credit. So, I was lost for words when my boss took a less than complimentary opinion on a particularly tricky credit approval memo that I spent over three days writing. She took a cursory glance at the typed …

One Simple Way to Appreciate What You Have and Be Happier

We have all experienced rejection at some point. It can hurt and can take years to heal from. As human beings, we innately want to be loved and accepted. A sense of belonging to a community is one of our fundamental ingredients for survival, so a fear of rejection has naturally grown into our psyche. Receiving rejection today is certainly not what it used to be. With technology, we are somehow more connected than ever yet more socially isolated as well.  In the split-second instant we post on social media, we’re unconsciously broadcasting our desire to be seen and to connect. But when that Instagram selfie or Facebook post doesn’t receive the number of likes or comments we thought it …

6 Ways to Take Your Creativity to The Next Level

Our creativity often comes and goes, meaning we need to have a true understanding of how to work with it in order to unleash our true potential. If you believe you’ve hit a creative plateau, here is how you can take your creativity to the next level.  Let Go of Expectations Perhaps the biggest thing holding you back in your creativity is yourself and your expectations. Either you care what others think, you are comparing yourself to others, or you are expected to create a certain type of art that only fits with a certain part of your life. You can change the way you express yourself creatively whenever you please.  When it comes to being creative, you should hold no …

Use this Time to Look Inward as a Way to Manifest Creativity

Many of us are finally settling into a place of acceptance about our new reality. One way to use your time while staying at home, sheltering-in-place, or under quarantine is to look inward and explore your emotions. Emotions define us, direct our actions, and express where we are in our spiritual evolution. Emotions affect our energy and make us human.  The longer you’re socially isolated the more you’re forced to examine and question and react differently to views and conventions you’ve always held dear. Beliefs you once identified with and which gave you a sense of yourself are stripped away. This is not always easy. In fact, it can feel quite painful. We’re all going through these unprecedented times together, …

Self Care Tips During Difficult Times (A Therapist’s Advice)

How do you love yourself? To love yourself is to experience freedom – freedom from doubt, self-hate, and oppression created by you. To love yourself is to no longer hold yourself back from what you deserve. To love yourself is to grow and enjoy your life. Self-love is a necessity if you want to live a truly happy life. Self-love is a choice, a commitment to yourself that you are going to love yourself, despite all the social and biological obstacles in your path. It is not found in a place, person or item. Can You Love Someone If You Don’t Love Yourself? We hear this a lot – that you can’t love someone if you don’t love yourself. But …

5 Top Destinations for Solitude and Self-Discovery

Have you been feeling an emptiness in your life? Are you wondering where you can go to find the purpose and meaning of life? Do you feel empty and in need of inspiration? If your answer to these questions is yes, then you are in the right place. Although there isn’t a perfect way to finding yourself, this article will provide you with a list of perfect destinations where you should go to find yourself again. Most of the time we feel lost, fail to understand life, and aren’t conscious about who we are or what we want to be. Being lost isn’t a bad thing. You can turn the feeling of being lost, into a path of finding yourself …

The 10 Stages of a Relationship That Every Couple Should Understand

Have you ever walked into a room and felt like your nerves simply couldn’t handle it? Your heart beats fast, you start to sweat, and you feel like all eyes are on you (even if they’re really not). This is just one of the many ways that being self-conscious can rear its ugly head. You may not even realize you’re self-conscious, and you may be wondering, “What does self-conscious mean?” That’s a good place to start. This article will define self-consciousness, show how practically everyone has faced it at one point or another, and give you tips to avoid it. What Does Self-Conscious Mean? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, self-conscious is defined as “conscious of one’s own acts or states …

Why an Attitude of Gratitude Is Essential (And How to Develop It)

Have you ever walked into a room and felt like your nerves simply couldn’t handle it? Your heart beats fast, you start to sweat, and you feel like all eyes are on you (even if they’re really not). This is just one of the many ways that being self-conscious can rear its ugly head. You may not even realize you’re self-conscious, and you may be wondering, “What does self-conscious mean?” That’s a good place to start. This article will define self-consciousness, show how practically everyone has faced it at one point or another, and give you tips to avoid it. What Does Self-Conscious Mean? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, self-conscious is defined as “conscious of one’s own acts or states …

How To Stop Measuring Yourself By Comparing with Others

Do you think a hike in your salary would make you happy? You believe so, don’t you? But hold on to that thought. There is more to it than just the percentage increase. For 2 years, I observed a team of people. They exhibited a peculiar behavior after annual hike announcements. During the first year, the market was not performing well. As a result, the hike percentages were low for all the team members. People were disappointed, no doubt, but no one complained as such. The very next year, the market had picked up. The whole team got a fantastic increase in salary. Did the entire team enjoy and rejoice? You’d expect that, but what happened was the opposite. The …

How to Deal with Negative Thoughts (The Healthy Way)

We have all been there. At some points in our lives, we question ourselves whether we are doing good enough or capable for all the uncertainties that might come up as we grow older. We doubt about decisions and choices we made or simply feel “I am just not good enough for that.” This is self-doubt. Self-doubt occurs when we are lack of confidence or feeling incapable of doing things we need to do. People who doubt about themselves panic about things would go out of control or not going the way as expected. A certain level of self-doubt is good because it indicates you understand what you need to improve in order to do a better job. (Just remember …