• 10 Tricks To Stop Impulsive Behaviors

    We all have at least one negative personality trait. Mine is impulsivity. It’s not my only negative personality trait, but it’s definitely the one that gets me in the most trouble. Impulsivity rears its ugly head in many different scenarios. From shopping to speaking, impulsivity can be a nightmare if left unchecked. So what is impulsivity, and what does it look like? Impulsivity is doing something without thinking about it beforehand. Picture this, you’re at the store to buy groceries and a delicious cake catches your eye. It’s not on your list, but you buy it anyway. That’s impulsive. Or, you’re having…

  • What’s Your Default Mode: Negative Or Positive?

    What’s your default mode? How do you react when something bad or unexpected happens? When your significant other is in a bad mood do you get upset? Do you allow negative things and people to bring you down? Can you even answer any of these questions? I ask this because for the longest time I wouldn’t have been able to answer any of these questions. Like many people, I was allowing my feelings to run in default mode. I didn’t even realize I was doing it. The worst part was my default was the equivalent of jumping down a really dark rabbit…

  • Is Medical Grade Skincare Really Worth It?

    . Medical grade skincare, over-the-counter, prescription…oh my! With all the different skincare products on the market, how do you decide what is best for you? We all have different skincare needs. What works for one person doesn’t always work for another. This is a fact I’m very familiar with. I’ve been dealing with cystic acne since I was a teenager. As a teenager I tried every over-the-counter acne cream, toner and cleanser that I could find. None of them worked. Then I tried several different prescription medications before finding one that actually worked for me. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered even…

  • 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

      According to every “How To Blog” blog post, the about me page is crucial. It’s like a squid game, but for bloggers. Those who have a good about me page survive, and those who don’t die.  It’s like the absence of an about me page will trigger a catastrophic algorithm that causes your blog to implode. Not only do you need to have one, but it must follow the about me, but not really about me template. Since I don’t have one, I thought I better get on it before I meet my untimely demise. So, I sat down to write…

  • Rules Are Meant To Be Broken, Or Are They?

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, then you’re familiar with the saying “rules are meant to be broken”. So, are you a rule breaker or a rule follower? I’m somewhere in the middle. I think rules can be beneficial at times, but when there are too many rules it starts to cause problems. So, how do you know if you should follow a rule or break it? Also, do you ask for permission first? Or, do you ask for forgiveness later? To Break The Rule Or Not? Let’s start with how do you know whether or not you should break a…

  • The Art Of Being Tactful

    Are you tactful? Tact is one of the most important skill sets to develop. It can make or break you. Unfortunately, it’s also on the decline. As a society we’ve shifted away from politeness and tact to a more direct and abrasive style of communication. Being direct isn’t bad. However, being abrasive is. In general, people have a hard time separating the two. We’ve adopted the ideology that in order to be heard we have to be abrasive and assert our dominance. But, that’s not true. In fact, it does the exact opposite. Yelling your commands may get a reaction from someone,…

  • How To Cultivate Poise

    I’ve been obsessed with the idea of poise and class since childhood. I vividly remember being so excited at the opportunity to attend an etiquette class when I was a child. You see, when I was in 2rd grade, my school announced that they were selecting 30 girls to participate in an etiquette class at school. Since they never told us the criteria they were using to make their selection, every night I blindly prayed that I would get picked. Unfortunately, I was not chosen. My sister was. To say that I was disappointed would be an understatement. My sister had no…

  • 15 Signs You May Be A Negative Person

    We all know at least one person that drains the life out of us. But, what exactly is a negative person? According to Psychology Today, a negative person is a pessimistic person who tends to be disagreeable and skeptical. They are oftentimes irritable, downbeat, hopeless, and sad. It’s a person who never has anything positive to say and gets jealous often. We can spot these people a mile away based on how they make us feel. But, how do you know you’re not one of them? This can be tricky. The way others view us and the way we view ourselves doesn’t…

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    Am I Being Judgmental? Spoiler Alert: I Was Wrong!

    Am I being judgmental? This is a question I come back to often. Making snap judgements isn’t a bad thing. It’s a necessary survival skill. There’s not enough time to analyze everything. So the idea that we can be 100% non-judgmental isn’t realistic. However, it is possible to be overly-judgmental. Let’s be honest, not every situation requires a snap judgement. Most of the time we have plenty of time to analyze or at least spend a few extra minutes assessing a particular situation/person before passing judgement. So, why are we so quick to make snap judgements? Is it pure laziness? Or, are…

  • Haters Gonna Hate

    There are two types of people in this world, those that hate and those that focus on self improvement. Haters will always spew their hate, and it has nothing to do with what they “hate”. Seriously, next time you find yourself hating something, maybe you should take a step back and ask yourself why you hate it so much. Do you really hate what you say you hate? Or, are just feeling insecure about yourself and using hate as a distractor? I’ve got $100 bill that says you’re trying to distract both yourself and others from your own perceived flaws. Go ahead, try…

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