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4 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day with Your Gal Pals

Our good friend Leslie Knope once wisely said, “Galentine’s Day is only the best day of the year!!” Obviously, we totally agree with her.

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Journaling Prompts for the Best Year Ever

The week between Christmas and New Year's is always my fave. After a couple of days of rest, I'm usually flooded with new ideas and motivation. Here are some journal prompts you can use to reflect on the past year and gear up for the year ahead.

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A few favorite quotes about habits

How We Spend Our Days Is, Of Course, How We Spend Our Lives - Annie Dillard QuoteWhat We Do Every Day Matters More Than What We Do Once In Awhile. - Gretchen Rubin Quote

Expect Anything Worthwhile To Take A Long Time. - Debbie Millman Quote

How to use "committment devices" to form new habits

"Find ways to automate your behavior beforehand rather than relying on willpower in the moment."

-James Clear (via)

This is one of my favorite pieces of advice for keeping my goals on track. Examples from my own life include:

  • Not having the Facebook app or games on my phone
  • Paying for a class to learn a new hobby (instead of saying that I'll teach myself... because I won't!)
  • Schedule reoccurring Craft Nights with my friends for the year. I love hosting craft nights. Setting them in advance takes any decisions out of the equation.

Why planning for setbacks is important for long-term success

"It’s important to plan in advance to fail. Perhaps we should call failure something different – a moment of indulgence, a moment of rest, a saving of willpower."

-Rita Coelho do Vale (via)

Sticking with what works

Success is often a result of committing to the fundamentals over and over again.

-James Clear, How to Stick With Good Habits Every Day by Using the “Paper Clip Strategy”

7 Evening Rituals from Eric Barker

  • Have a “shutdown ritual.” Write down worries and make a plan for tomorrow. Work is over.
  • Turn weeknights into weekends. Weekends are happier because of time with friends. So see friends. Not hard.
  • Mastery, not TV. Hobbies make you happier. Spend nights getting awesome at something.
  • Wind down, don’t collapse. No screens. No coffee. No skydiving.
  • Never go to bed angry with your partner. Kiss and make up. And kiss. And kiss some more.
  • Write down the good stuff that happened. Force your brain to think about the good and life will be good.
  • Schedule something to look forward to. Anticipation is like 401K matching for happiness. Double the happies.

Read Eric's full article here.

Relationships are the key

Relationships are the key to a happy life.

-, (via)

Where confidence actually comes from

"True confidence emerges when you consistently push-through things that suck."

-Benjamin P. Hardy, If It Doesn’t Suck, It’s Not Worth Doing

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