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9 Things Millennials Need to Have On Their Bucket List

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Every person dreams of doing some must-have things during their lifetime. Some of these ideas might be crazy while others are just difficult to accomplish, but there is something that unites all these things – we postpone doing them.

Having the bucket list is great, but more often than not, we procrastinate accomplishing our dreams. Although we are too young to think about passing away, it’s not the reason to stop moving to reaching your goals.

Here are 9 things to make sure you include on your bucket list:

1. Find a job you love

Even successful people had no idea where to set foot while they were young. Every person has a big variety of opportunities, and the main idea is not to let them go. If you want to live your life and enjoy every single moment of it, you need to work where you want to. Thus, it’s important to find a job you love. Don’t listen to people and don’t try to live up to their expectations. Learn how to quit a job you don’t like, and never stop searching for a place that makes you happy first.

2. Spend a day without gadgets

Being a millennial, you spend all your day using different gadgets: smartphones, laptops, iPods. It seems that your whole life is on the web. However, it’s important to take a pause and enjoy the life beyond social media and virtual reality. Just try it!

3. Hang out with friends all night long

Working all day long, you might be too tired to hang out all night. However, you need to enjoy your life. If you’re at the right place with the right people, don’t be in a hurry to go home. It might be your unique opportunity to spend a wonderful night with people who have the same views as you do.

4. Visit 10 Countries

Traveling broadens the mind. You can learn a lot about other people, their cultures, and yourself while traveling the world. Moreover, you can spend a considerable amount of time away from your country while being young. The older you are, the more responsibilities you have. So, don’t miss a chance to discover the world – earn experiences.

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

5. Do an extreme sport  

No matter what you want to try, whether it’s catching a wave or jumping with a parachute, just chase all fear. Being young is the best period to make risky decisions, and it’s highly important to try as many things as you can. The secret is simple, find a person who shares your views and do an extreme sport together in order to share emotions.

6. Make a declaration of love

What is the sense of life if you keep your thoughts and emotions deep in the heart? Although nobody wants to be rejected, you need to show your feelings without any fear. Making a declaration of love is one of the most romantic things, and the younger you are, the purer your intentions are. So, don’t be afraid to tell someone how much you value this person.

7. Take care of someone who needs it

Most millennials put their career first, so they refuse to get married. At the same time, millennials value family, so creating a family of your own is just a question of time. To get ready for it, you’d better learn how to take care of other people. For example, you can give a shelter to a stray cat or dog. Taking care of someone who needs it is important as it changes your attitude toward different things in your life.

8. Overcome your fear

All people have fears and phobias, and they affect our emotional well-being a lot. Although it’s hard to identify the root of your fear, there are some ways to overcome it. Once you have dealt with your fear, you start living a better life. Moreover, the earlier you start fighting against your fears, the better it is. Thus, try to overcome at least one fear while being young. It’s your life, so don’t let obstacles affect it negatively.

“In skating over thin ice our safety is in our speed.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. Waste everything on your dream

Most people think that they will start doing what they want when something extraordinary  happens. But time goes by so quickly, and we give up on accomplishing our dream due to different circumstances.  If you have a dream, don’t be afraid of going after it even if it requires spending all your money. Be risky while you’re young.

What kind of things are on your bucket list? Please leave your thoughts below!

Lale Byquist is a media communications student who loves writing, reading, traveling, and developing as a person. She has crafted PresentationSkills.me, a website to share tips on overcoming the fear of public speaking as she wants to share her experience with other people. Contact Lale via email: lale.byquist@gmail.com

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These 7 Daily Resolutions Can Change Your Life

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We all strive to be better every day. Most of us want a new day to bring something new, and we plan for it as well. Of course, the execution is debatable as procrastination is real and it becomes an overwhelming feeling at times. Also, not to forget the customary practice of making resolutions on new year’s eve!  All of us are fascinated by the thought of preparing long lists of resolves to mark the beginning of a new year. Not sure how many people are able to translate these resolutions into functional realities. (more…)

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4 Reasons Why Content Is Pivotal For Mental Health Healing

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One of the most important things for an entrepreneur’s mental health is expressing their feelings, thoughts, and emotions. This is where content creation and writing becomes pivotal. Whether you read something that resonates with you or you write a compelling blog post, the act of expressing yourself through content can help to put a smile on your face and make you feel better about things.

Most entrepreneurs don’t spend as much time taking care of their mental health as they should. Over the course of your career, you will experience a lot of ups and downs; these emotions have the potential to take a toll on your mind and body if you don’t learn to manage them properly.

Here are four reasons why expression through content is pivotal for healing, slowing yourself down, and giving yourself grace when the going gets tough.

1. Content can be a form of self-expression

When you are an entrepreneur, you frequently face feelings of insecurity, doubt, fear, apathy, and exhaustion, just to name a few. Some days it feels like no one is on your business’s side and everyone else has it all figured out. On those days some of us try to look at our website’s analytics to cheer up. 

But an even more freeing task is creating content. You create content to improve your business and reach more people’s lives. But, there is something special that happens when you write with the intention of expressing your thoughts and feelings — you open a door to yourself. 

Content is inherently personal, which means content creators open themselves up when they share their thoughts on a platform. Everything from the title of the post, the keywords they choose to include, and even the content itself helps you to understand who the author of that post truly is. And as an entrepreneur, this can be an important experience because it allows others to empathize with you.

2. Self-reflection will lift you up

As you think through what to write about and how to express yourself, the process of self reflection is a valuable step you need to go through. You’re able to reflect on the blessings you have, assess what you learned from the negative experiences, and create a plan on how to maintain the positive experiences you’ve had. 

There are a few ways that self reflection can help you with mental health healing. The act of reflecting on your experiences helps to create clarity in feelings, thoughts and emotions which will eventually lead into acceptance for what has happened or is happening currently without feeling overwhelmed by it all. This process also leads people towards finding new things they enjoy doing. Self reflection is therapeutic and can be implemented anytime you feel the need to overcome overwhelm.

“Writing in a journal each day allows you to direct your focus to what you accomplished, what you’re grateful for and what you’re committed to doing better tomorrow. Thus, you more deeply enjoy your journey each day.” – Hal Elrod

3. A sense of belonging and camaraderie

It is important to have a support network of people who will listen and understand what you are going through. When you post a blog or upload a video on YouTube, there are others who feel the same way and experience a sense of connection with you.

When you put time, attention and thoughtfulness into your writing, it is amazing when someone reads what you’ve written and comments on it thanking you or expressing how they resonate with what you’re going through. It’s hard to put into words how powerful it feels when someone who has gone through the same experience and reads your words then reaches out.  There is power in expression but miracles happen when people bond over a similar experience.

4. Library of content to share with more people

It can be very difficult to know what content to share with people as the symptoms of mental health disorders (anxiety, depression, etc.) vary from person to person. But as you accumulate more and more content, this will increase the number of articles or videos available for readers to choose from depending on their specific purpose. It also builds your personal library of resources you’re able to share to different people you encounter or engage directly with.

As chaotic and distracting social media can be, it can also be a beacon of hope with the right content. Many people share viral posts, or content that interest them. Since your content is valuable and personal, the more you share it, the more likely it is to be shared with the right audience.

You never know who is watching (reading)

Your content is speaking to someone and even though they may not be actively engaged, their experiences with your work are impacting them. Think about the last time you watched TV: did everyone in the room have something entertaining to say? 

You never know who’s watching because there’s always somebody reading your posts or viewing your videos-even if they just skim through it briefly. This is why creating content worth consuming is critical, not only to get you out of your funk, but also to serve your audience.  Be authentic and stay true to yourself; make every post count as an opportunity for connection with your best self and for potential readers to bond with you.

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5 Ways To Invest In Yourself and Change Your Life

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Warren Buffett once said, the best investment you can ever make is in yourself. Time and money spent on bettering yourself are never considered a waste. Whether it’s through learning how to make money online, exploring new ways to increase your financial security, or watching TED talks to expand your knowledge. Do not be stingy when it comes to self-improvement because it will definitely pay off in the end. 

Need some ideas to get started on your journey to becoming a better you? Here are 5 ways to invest in yourself and transform your life. 

1. Change Your Self-Concept

Having a negative self-concept can have a tremendous impact on your life. Limiting beliefs and self-doubt are some of the main reasons why many never achieve or attempt to pursue their dreams. Take a moment and think about all the negative thoughts you have repeated to yourself throughout your life. How have these thoughts impacted the way you live life? From now on, create a new self-image by turning these negative thoughts into positive ones and appreciate your good qualities. 

2. Sign Up For An Online Course

If you’ve been wanting to brush up on your Photoshop skills or learn how to code professionally, this is the perfect time to get started. As long as you have a stable internet connection, you can access an endless amount of valuable information online. For example, sites like Coursera and Youtube are both awesome resources for online learning. With a few search strings and clicks, you can find all the information you need. 

“Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make. It will not only improve your life, it will improve the lives of all those around you.” – Robin Sharma

3. Learn From a Mentor

No matter which stage of your life you are currently in, working with a mentor can help you stay motivated and focused on your goals. Not only can they guide you in the right direction, but also transform your vision, provide you with new insights, and connect you with amazing resources. If you’re feeling unmotivated or unsure about what you want to do in life, consider finding a mentor to help you navigate this process. 

4. Start A Side Hustle

The salary from a 9-5 job would rarely allow you to reach your maximum income potential. Why not achieve financial success while pursuing your passion by starting a side hustle? Whether it’s through starting an ecommerce business, freelance writing on the side, or starting a Youtube channel. There are infinite numbers of ways to make money, and there is bound to be one out there that fits your passion and skills. 

5. Nourish Your Body

As many may say, “health is the new wealth”. Without a healthy and functioning body, living a fulfilling and comfortable life becomes difficult. To take care of your body and prioritize your wellbeing, start with small habits such as eating healthier foods and exercising regularly. Bike or walk to work instead of taking the car, and opt for a healthy protein bowl instead of greasy burgers at Burger King. With time, these small habits can make an incredible difference.

Check out the infographic below, to see more ways you can invest in yourself:

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How to Turn Inward and Detox Your Mind

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When we are overwhelmed by confusion, our psyche tries to establish certainty to alleviate our discomfort. This is usually accomplished by mentally imagining and acting out a plot. Unfortunately, much of the time, we mentally visualize pessimistic (or worst-case scenario) scenarios to provide certainty. (more…)

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