No matter how exciting we try to make life there will probably be times when it seems mundane and boring. There will be things we don’t want to do and we’ll have to learn to make the most of them. Even things that were once exciting can lose their luster if we do them over and over again. People are attracted to novelty and variety and it’s easy to end up seeking more and looking for something new. That’s why I took the last week off from writing. I wanted to make more time for relaxation, recreation, and family. If what used to give you pleasure and enjoyment has become ordinary and dull it’s time to get your joy and enthusiasm back.

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Creation is constant this day in age, and things change by the minute, so having great ideas matters more than ever. There are so many different ideas popping-up on a daily basis, it can be easy to overlook them. How can you come up with creative ideas to boost your career, change an organization, or ramp up the value on a project?

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What personal traits and characteristics do you have that fill you with energy and excitement? What activities enhance your sense of meaning and engagement in life? The answer to these questions can give you some insight into your strengths of character. We all have unique character strengths that when incorporated into our daily life allow us to flourish and function more optimally.

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Are you a part of the fortunate group who get to work from the comfort of your own home? For many people the idea of working wherever and whenever they want is pretty appealing. Maybe you are self-employed or maybe the company you work for has offered the opportunity for you to work remotely outside of the corporate office, but either way there are benefits to consider from working more independently.

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We adopt beliefs, thoughts, and expectations from society, our family, friends, and the media, which may or may not be true, and may or may not help us reach our goals. Simply put, out thinking patterns and responses become a habit with which we navigate the world. So, starting to regulate what we think about and making a plan to improve our thinking habits is the first step to changing our life for the better.

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There is saying that nothing is permanent except change. When it comes down to it, life is ever changing and full of uncertainties. This presents problems for control freaks or people who want to have full control over everything that is going on in their lives. When we can’t embrace change and uncertainty is usually leads to hard times and feelings of doubt and worry. How do you handle situations that have an unpredictable outcome?

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Courage comes in many forms. We see people who sacrifice their life in acts of rescue, and people who stand up for moral and ethical beliefs despite the consequences. Though, courage also comes in the everyday garden variety. This is the type of courage that you and I experience each day when we confront our fears, uncertainties, and struggles.

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