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Wellness

4 Reasons You Should Create a Reverse Bucket List

Nearly 40% of people who make resolutions forget about them by March, but the dropout rate levels off substantially after that point. Since March is just beginning, I thought that this would be the perfect time to talk about the reverse bucket list and how you can use them to reach your goals or New Year’s Resolutions. What is a reverse bucket list? A reverse bucket list is exactly as it sounds. If a bucket list is a list of things you want to do, a reverse bucket list is a list of things  ...

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Career, Wellness

How to Survive Unemployment Post-Grad

by Alex Burns This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for more information. If you’re reading this article, you’re likely a new graduate without a job wondering how you’re going to survive unemployment. I’m here to tell you you’re not alone, and there’s no need to panic. You can go ahead and let out that breath you’re holding and read on for five tips on how to not just survive unemployment but thrive.  1. Re-frame the period of unemployment as a period of  ...

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Wellness

16 Ways to Love Yourself

Here are 16 ways to love yourself this February. This isn’t just any list blog post! Each section has information on the benefits of each method of self-love and how you can implement it or where you can learn more. 1. Create a skin-care ritual How this is a method of self-love Your skin is the largest barrier against infection. And when your skin is healthy: It’s comfortable – As I sit here typing this, I have dry, itchy skin on my collarbone (thanks, New Mexico) because  ...

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Wellness

I added Journaling to my morning routine — here’s what happened

One night, I had a bad dream and woke up angry the next morning. I spent the rest of the day easily triggered and tried to fight my anger. I tried getting rid of my anger by meditating, talking things through, working out, and reading. But I was still angry. At the end of the day, I grabbed a journal and wrote about my day and how angry I felt despite having a good day. Journaling made me feel so much better and I wondered what would happen if I added it to my morning routine. So the  ...

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