It's a new month. It's going to be filled of new people, surprises, energy, brilliance, and change—if you let it (and I hope you do).
How do I know this?
I don’t. But my monthly horoscope mentioned about three of those things, so I’m running with it.
The fact is, we can change the way we look at anything in life. If we’re dissatisfied with our lives, the only real thing we need to change is our attitude. It’s strange how always starts with yourself, isn’t it?
2017 is a new year and even though we’re already two months in, that doesn’t mean that those broken resolutions have to be completely thrown away. I understand that the winter blues have gotten to you, but I promise that you can pull yourself out of it. This month, I want you to feel the most inspired and motivated that you’ve felt all year (plus be able to finally read something non-controversial on your newsfeed).
That’s exactly what I’ve been pulling together a few articles I’ve found this week and some of my favorite quotes. Enjoy!
If you know me really well, you know I read a Forbes article literally every morning. This article I read yesterday breaks down eight of the habits you are doing that have to be stopped to make us more productive—I’m guilty of them too! The habit I’m most guilty of? Responding to emails right away. It’s disruptive and always sidetracks me.
You’re looking for a job. You’re frustrated. Confused. Annoyed. You’re also probably spending hours on hours applying for jobs that you have what feels like a 2% chance of getting called back for. I totally understand how you feel—I’ve been there—but this article will definitely help you. It’s worth a shot to read it, right?
Not only does this article take less than two minutes to read, but the tips in here are simple and also help relieve stress. In a gist: make sure to prepare, stay in the moment, and celebrate the little things. But read the whole article because it is so easy to understand that you’ll feel oddly calm reading it.
TOP 10 QUOTES
“Be daring, be different, be impractical; be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers.” - Cecil Beaton
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” - Henry David Thoreau
“Life will give you everything back.” - Anonymous
“I hope you live a life you are proud of; if you find you are not, I hope you find the strength to start over all over again.” - F. Scott Fitzgerald
“People underestimate me, and that's fine. I prefer to go into negotiations being underestimated.” - Ivanka Trump
“Great things never came from comfort zones.” - Anonymous
“Personality begins where comparison leaves off. Be unique. Be memorable. Be confident. Be proud.” - Shannon L. Adler
“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” - Carrie Fisher
“You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them.” - Jennifer Lopez
"It's really important to be surrounded by people who are going to lift you up. I don't want someone who will come in to work in the morning and be a downer, being like, 'Ugh, I had a terrible night last night.' I want someone who can at least put a spin on it, and say, 'Ugh, I had a really s***** night last night! Next time I'm going to do better!" - Joanna Coles
That wraps it up for today’s post. I hope you feel better—happy, inspired, energetic, or just feel anything at all—after reading this! If you have a favorite quote, let me know. I love to hear your thoughts on anything and everything!
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