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    8 Ways to Get and Stay Organized

    As a creative person with multiple interests organization is key to successfully juggling tasks.  I looked into several tools to help creative people do this. Chaos and What Emerged from It My room had been in an utter state of chaos since a long time. I could not find anything and was spending more time searching than doing anything. Last week I finally decided enough is enough. I don’t have the time to spend on searching things. Or the money to buy things twice, because I think I lost whatever I needed to complete the project, just to find it later. If this sounds familiar to you read on. I…

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    6 Reasons Why Coloring Is Good For You

    Who has not ever colored a coloring book? This wonderful childhood activity has become increasingly popular for adults in the recent years. Do you know why this is so good for you? Health Coloring helps you to unwind and focus on a specific task. It promotes wellness and quietness. My first adult coloring book was brought to me by a friend when I was in the hospital last year with Leukemia. My friends knew that I loved to do art and thus everybody seemed to have the same idea and gave me these wonderful art books. I loved it. This gave me plenty of pages to color and something to…

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    Creating on a Budget in 5 Simple Steps

    Let’s face it. Creating is not cheap. And if you are doing multiple things it’s certainly not getting any less expensive. But there are ways to create on a budget. Multiple Interests If you are like me and love to do multiple things and also find new things to create all the time, money will become an issue. I have a limited budget and most of us do. I love to shop for my next creative endeavor. What I don’t do a lot is making a list and planning ahead. Also I rarely look at what I already have in the house and what can be repurposed. Thus spending often…

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    How to Overcome Adversity In 5 Steps

    A Definition Adversity hits all of us at some point. We are not immune against it. The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes it as: “a state or instance of serious or continued difficulty or misfortune”. What differs between us is how we react to it. We all want to have a good life. And none of us want to face difficulties. But that’s not reality. But how do we overcome adversity when it hits us? My Experience Last year was a tough year for me. I got diagnosed with APL, a form of Leukemia. Talk about adversity and when it hits you. This one hit hard. I touched on this in other…

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    How to Overcome Perfectionism in 5 Simple Steps

    How to overcome perfectionism in 5 simple steps is what I am going to talk about today. Definition Per Merriam-Webster dictionary perfectionism is defined as “a disposition to regard anything short of perfection as unacceptable”.  But what is perfect? Is “perfect” real? Let’s see it like this. When you create a drawing, painting or photograph, or you write a piece and you are a perfectionist, you will see it as flawed no matter what. This is because if you are a perfectionist, you most likely work hard to achieve your goals at the expense of everything else. In the end, because you are one, you will still be dissatisfied with…

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    5 Action Steps to Overcome Procrastination Fast

    Introduction Do you ever find yourself procrastinating? I know I do. I like to avoid the uncomfortable emotions that come along when I think about something that needs to get done, or something that I even want to gedt done. Which leads to the question: What exactly is procrastination? The Merriam-Webster dictionary describes it as: “to put off intentionally and habitually” and “to put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done”. Isn’t it interesting how the word “intentionally” plays into it?                         Last Week. Last week I found myself torn between learning for a motorcycle class…

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    Grit – What it is, why you need it and how to get it.

    You’ve probably heard about grit before. But what is it really, why do you need it and how do you get it? There are books written on this topic, namely by the Harvard graduate and psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania Angela Duckworth. While all of the research is really interesting how does it apply in your daily life? This is what I am going to talk about today. Definition of Grit in Psychology. In the Merriam-Webster dictionary grit in psychology is defined as : “firmness of mind or spirit: unyielding courage in the face of hardship or danger”. Wikipedia describes is this way: “Grit in psychology is a…