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Oh, There I Am: 8 Ways to Build Healthy and Fulfilling Self-Focus Habits

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You start developing self-relation skills when you’re a child. It’s a life-long process that allows you to be accepting and compassionate toward yourself, feel competent to achieve your goals, take action as your authentic self, ...

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But as we get older and start to develop more complex relationships, things can start to get a little cloudy.

“Often, people tend to build a codependency in their relationship allowing their significant others’ perspective...

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Are you still ordering pepperoni pizza with mushrooms just because that’s what your ex liked? Do you find yourself avoiding a certain TV show because you internalized someone else’s negative opinion of it? It’s time to start making these decisions for yourself again.

Really think about what...

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If you have the inspiration, the time, and the discipline to enroll in a class that interests you, have at it. If not, no worries — there are plenty of learning opportunities around every corner that might help you establish a new passion.

Read books, listen to new

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After learning to live in a pandemic, there’s obviously legit reason to have multiple sources of anxiety. You may not be as adventurous as you once were. Or, maybe being quarantined with others for so long did a number on your sense of independence.

Avoiding new experiences out of

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Maybe a lot of the codependent traits that you’ve established have something to do with spending so much time in a specific place, environment, or another person’s place.

Not everyone is an outdoorsy type, but taking a little ti...

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After focusing with the feelings of others for so long, it’s time to give your own a little QT.

Journaling about what you’re going through and your emotions can help in two ways. First, the act of getting thoughts out of your hea...

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If you’re new to meditation, it’s not a skill you have to build before you can use and benefit from it. It’s really about spending some time alone with your own thoughts. The best part is you can do it anytime, anywhere, and in ...

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Self-care may be one of those terms that has a broad meaning universally, while having a very specific meaning to an individual. Keeping it simple: self-care is whatever recharges your batteries, helps you celebrate your auth...

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Didn’t we just cover this? No, self-compassion is different from self-care. Self-compassion is offering yourself the same gentle words and comforting actions you’d extend to a friend who’s going through something difficult. It’s also not punishing yourself for feeling like you need someone else.

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If you think you’ve failed in some way because a relationship has ended or you’ve been single for a while, a shift in perspective will help. Focusing on yourself is a good, valid way to bloom in your own life, no matter your re...

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To consistently take charge of your own happiness throughout life, incorporate the tips listed above while periodically asking yourself these questions:

  • What do I really love and how can I experience more of it?
  • What am I curious about and where can I start learning?
  • If...

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There are lots of reasons you may become disconnected from your individuality, including losing a close friend or family member, or the end of a relationship that has defined your life for a while. You can take steps to reprioritize yourself, and focus on getting reacquainted with who you are as ...

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Establishing consistent self-care habits can contribute to a healthy sense of self no matter what’s going on in your relationships/life. And during periods of personal growth or particularly hard transitions, professional therapy can also be a great tool.

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