How to reframe your attitude about life’s little (and big) difficulties

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Life is hard. There’s no denying it.

When you’re a child, you think there must be some point in the future where life won’t be so hard anymore. You assume it happens when you’re finally an adult and have freedom at your fingertips, when you are in charge of your own destiny.

But life really doesn’t work out that way, does it? It has a way of throwing curveballs at you. As your responsibilities grow, so do the number of ways things could go wrong. …

If clutter is lurking around every corner, use this simple three step process to get your spaces back under control

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Ah, springtime. Time to set those clocks forward, put away the winter clothes, and start some good ol’ fashioned spring cleaning.


Every year, I have all the best intentions to dust off my copy of “Tidying Up With Marie Kondo” and get to work on all the nooks and crannies of my house. And every year, I go through one or two drawers and proclaim it “good enough” as I bolt outside to enjoy the sunshine.

This past year has given me plenty of time for reflection, however, and I’ve recently learned a fresh way to tackle the clutter…

Tips on how to turn your Beat Saber session into a full body workout

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I will never be the type to leap eagerly out of bed at 5 a.m., ready to hit the gym and get my workout on. I had hoped as I grew older and more mature, I would eventually find myself part of this crowd, able to self-motivate because I was an adult now and that’s what adults do.

But the last year has shown me that kind of lifestyle is simply not in the cards for me. It’s less that I don’t have the time or the energy, and more that my natural state is couch-potato-person.

So when I got…

Emily Gray

Longtime ghostwriter for other bloggers and self-help publications, newtime ghostwriter for myself.

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