13 Ways to improve your day — and your life

Self care for writers
For many writers, life is a constant struggle. Those of us whose books remain unpublished after years of work doubt our ability to write and wonder why we started. Those who have found success fear with each book that their chain of success will be broken. Many of us also struggle with depression. Many writers don't make a living on their work and instead have jobs they hate--or at least jobs that don't fulfill them but are necessary to pay the bills. While I'm lucky enough to be working from home as a freelance writer, I've struggled with depression for years and I may not ever fully conquer it. But now I spend most of my time happy and enjoying life. You may need something more drastic than anything on…
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The necessary mindset to build better habits

Goal setting, Inspirational, Writing
Building new habits only seems easy when the habits are bad. Forging good habits is a constant uphill battle, but it can be done. With the right mindset and a lot of hard work, you can create new habits and build the life you've always wanted. So what is the mindset that will spur you to success? In a nutshell, it's the belief that you can accomplish it and the willingness to work at it every single day. Really. Take it back to basics, those two things are all you need to be successful. To break it down further, there are four important beliefs which make up the mindset required for success: 1. I am already successful in many ways. Grab a pen and paper. Write down everything you've done…
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