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6 Surprising and Helpful Lessons to Learn From Loss

Losing a job, relationship, home, or a pet can all trigger feelings of loss. You can even feel loss as part of a happy event, such as getting married or moving to a new city since it may produce a sense that you are leaving something behind. As you go through the process, loss can produce a variety of unwanted or unexpected emotions and consequences.  But no matter what type of loss you are dealing with, there are some surprising benefits that can come from the experience.

Here are 6 helpful lessons to learn from loss:

How to Get the Most From Your Journal

Keeping a journal can be one of the most rewarding and growth-enhancing things you can do. Some of the most successful and productive people keep journals and use them for a variety of purposes.

Using a strategic approach will promote greater: 1) self-awareness, 2) creativity and productivity, 3) learning and progress tracking, 4) stress relief, and 5) ability to organize your material for potential later use.

Learn the 5 important elements to include in your journal entries for maximum benefit.

How to End Something Gracefully

If you’ve ever wanted to get out of a situation or relationship, you know it isn’t always easy. Despite our best intentions to end things gracefully and avoid burning bridges, things can get messy. Yet when you end things well, it allows you to feel a sense of closure or completion, and helps you keep the door open for something in the future.

Here are 5 tips for ending things gracefully.

Know When It’s Time to Change Your Life

It’s easy to get into routines, situations, or habits that aren’t necessarily good for you. We often go about life without consciously taking stock of whether something is really serving us well. Then one day we wake up and sense that maybe it’s time to re-examine things. But as you start to look at your life, it can be hard to determine whether what you are doing and experiencing is significant enough to warrant making some changes.

Learn the 8 telltale signs it’s time to make a change in your life.

How to Say You’re Sorry

We’ve all done it. We’ve caused some pain to someone or created a problem and we know it’s at least partially our fault. We’re ready to apologize, but somehow it doesn’t seem so easy and we can’t find the words. The art of a good apology is critical in sustaining good relationships, whether personally or professionally.

Discover 6 keys to saying you’re sorry for maximum benefit.

6 Signs It’s Time to Move on From a Job or Relationship

If you’ve been wrestling with the question about whether it’s time to move on from a job or relationship, you’re not alone. When you’ve invested in something over a period of time, it’s natural to want to hold on to it if it’s brought you some happiness or success in the past. But staying in a situation that doesn’t serve you can wind up costing you your vitality, creativity, work quality, and level of happiness.

Here are 6 signs it’s probably time to move on.

How to Deal with Regrets

If you’re like most people, you’ve probably had the experience of having some regret about something. Dealing with regrets comes down to a few simple options.

Learn what you can do to address regrets when you have them.

6 Habits That Help You Adapt to Change

In a fast-paced world, being able to adapt to changing conditions is a critical skill. The most successful companies have figured out how to be nimble to evolving markets and environments. They stay vigilant and don’t get too comfortable. As an individual, there are a number of regular actions you can take to strengthen your adaptability. The more you practice them, the more skill you will build.

Discover the 6 habits that support your ability to adapt to change.

How to Change Your Life

Moving your life in a new direction and making some changes is often a challenge. Anyone who has tried to lose weight, quit smoking, or stick to a new exercise routine knows that making change stick is downright hard. Despite good intentions, it’s often easier to fall back into familiar habits and routines and not reach your desired goals. Yet there are plenty of examples of people who have persevered and changed their life for the better.

Here are 12 keys to making lasting change in your life.

How to Find Yourself

We’ve all heard the term “find yourself” but what does it really mean? When you’ve found yourself, you feel a sense of awareness and acceptance about who you are. You know and like yourself and feel confident in your abilities. You trust yourself to make good decisions and feel a strong sense of self-worth.

Here are 7 steps you can take to find yourself by building your self-awareness, self-confidence, and self-acceptance.


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