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How to Feel Like You’re More Successful

Creating a positive mindset around celebrating small tasks leads to feeling more successful and is essential for staying motivated and on track towards achieving your goals or intentions. Never forget that finishing small tasks, even completely unrelated tasks, can help you build momentum and give you a sense of success. In return you're more likely to stay focused and motivated in the long run. Creating a positive mindset benefits your daily...
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How to Reduce Stress Quickly With Mindfulness in 2023

Mindful Actions got a complete overhaul last week and I am absolutely in love with the new look. I hope this new format will make it easier for you to find podcast and blog posts more easily. The goal is that specific topics and issues will be more searchable. Know that whatever you're dealing with in different seasons of life, there is a mindfulness tactic that can help. The goal of Mindful Actions is to help you with stress management, not...
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Your Mind Deserves A Break: The 7 Types Of Rest To Make You Feel Better

Listen to this blog post and meditation on the Mindful Actions podcast by clicking below! Meditation is much better experienced through listening instead of reading, so I highly suggest checking out the audio part of the meditation! These posts around the end-of-year holidays are just going to be light and simple. No deep thinking. No self-analyzing. No tough topics. In reality, we just do not have the mind space for all of that self-discovery...
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How To Set Powerful Intentions For This Month

I am feeling an epic shift right now. An absolutely transformative shift in myself, and this mindfulness community. I felt it while in a deep meditation this morning. The meditation was lead by Tara Brach, a wonderful teacher and meditation mentor to me. In the guided session she said you can restart. You can restart this meditation. You can restart your life. And ooof, I felt that, and I started to cry.  The podcast this week is an...
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How To Relieve Holiday Stress With Mindfulness and Deep Breathing

I've been reading a lot of books and research recently about the truth and science behind mindfulness, because I'm not here just to gaslight you into believing that everyone can be happy by making a few habit changes. No, I am here to break it down for you, show you the realities of finding your way through mindfulness and meditation,  and to help you learn from the varying moments in your life to create real, long-lasting growth. And that...
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Don’t Let Gratitude Get Boring: How To Keep It Exciting

So, I don't know about you, but sometimes I feel like practicing gratitude can get pretty repetitive and boring. Especially if you practice it daily, like is suggested. It just gets annoying after a while. Well, I'm excited for this post to work through breaking down one of the biggest barriers to practicing gratitude.   This blog post is a transcript of the podcast episode if you would like to read along, or go ahead and click play below...
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Intuition And The Future Of Mindful Actions: My Promise To You For 2023

Update: my gut feeling was right! This post is in response to my post earlier this week on How To Trust Your Instincts. I'm adding this to the story because I just can't not celebrate the accuracy of my intuition here! Celebrate yourself, that's one of the pillars Mindful Actions is built on to help embrace confidence. In the beginning of the last post I wrote that I just had a feeling that it was going to be a good day. I wrote that in the...
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How Mindfulness Can Help You Learn To Trust Your Instincts

Today's gonna be a good day. I can feel it. I posted a video about that in my Instagram stories this morning, because it's just one of those days. I can feel it in my gut. The sun is shining, everyone got out of the house without a hitch this morning, I finished a big work project early today, and I got some good news, and good feedback, in my email. Today is a good day. Jump to the meditation script If you want to listen to this inspirational...
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The Struggle With Self Acceptance And Confidence

I've been in a bit of a slump recently, possibly even spanning over a couple of weeks. I'm not really sure when it all started, I just know that I really started to feel it this week. I've been feeling a bit lost and confused and down on myself. In particular with my body image and self acceptance. Listen to this blog post on the podcast below or keep reading! Before I sat down to write this, I did 2 self-love meditations to try and tune in to...
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How To Live A Good Life With Manifestation And Hard Work

Manifestation is a huge trend right now. There is a lot of misleading information out there surrounding this. So many social media accounts post a positive affirmation and say "like this post to claim it and this will happen to you in 30 days!". I'll be honest, I've participated in some of those posts. It's fun to create good energy around yourself and It's great to imagine receiving something in life that you asked for. It helps to create a...
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Productivity, Procrastination, and Mindfulness

Welcome to the discussion on procrastination! I've been wanting to talk about this topic for a while now, but you know, I just kept pushing it off. LoL. Just kidding, this topic popped into my head earlier this week when I told myself something that kind of changed my perspective on procrastination, which I will get to in just a minute. If you would prefer to listen to this content, tap the play button below to stream the podcast or follow me...
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Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness

Today is an important topic in helping to ensure that mindfulness and meditation is accessible, and beneficial, to everyone. I want to talk about a topic I've been noticing on social media referencing positive thinking vs. trauma-informed response and care. Want to listen to this topic instead? Click the play button below! I think one of the reasons mindfulness and meditation gets a bad rap of being only for people who are disconnected, aloof,...
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Why Is Meditation So Hard?

Listen to the podcast or read the transcript below. Let’s talk about one of the parts of meditation and mindfulness today that can often be really hard. The thing that makes us sometimes feel like we are totally failing at it. We are going to talk about focus today, but probably not in the way you’re expecting me to talk about it. We are going to talk about what you’re actually doing when you are focused.  We are going to practice doing,...
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Mindfulness When Experiencing Overwhelm

Question for you, did you read and process this title? I'll give you another second to think about it, and if you want to listen to this short podcast episode, or at least the meditation portion, instead of reading the meditation script here, go for it! How Words & Mindset Matter So, I'm guessing you may have read it to simply know what the topic was going to be about, but you probably didn't think too much in depth about it, which totally...
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Growth Mindset For Clarity and Confusion

I saw a quote the other day on my box of Earl Grey tea, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. It said "sometimes the grey area is the most interesting". Let's stop for just a moment and let you think about what that means to you. "Sometimes they grey area is the most interesting". This simple quote got me thinking on so many different levels. So let's start to unpack it. Listen to the podcast episode, or read through the script...
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Overcoming Jealousy with Love and Gratitude to Build Confidence

Often times, we find ourselves acting through jealousy and we don't even realize it. We compare ourselves to others all the time, and social media has made this so much worse. We see other people who we think have it better than us, when we really only know a small snippet of their life. We only know the part of their life that they're showing to us. We think they have a better life than us, but do they really? How Overcoming Jealousy Can Make...
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Building Your Confidence

Sometimes we forget that the things we do on a daily basis are really cool. We just think "meh, that's what I'm supposed to do". But is it? You have really cool skills that not everyone has, and it's time you acknowledge that! Listen to the podcast episode below, or read the meditation script in the following section. How to be more Confident Let’s talk about appreciating your skills. The things that you do well and enjoy. The things that are...
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Finding Beauty in Everyday Life

I did an exercise recently where we learned how to create vision boards. Vision boards have never been my thing. Crafting, ew. But I thought, what the heck, I made a promise to myself to try new things, so let's do this. Flowers and plants have also never been my thing. Plants around me die if I even just look at them in the wrong way. One time, a set of dragon's breath died in my front gardening bed. As I was taking the dead plants to throw in...
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How To Take a Proper Rest Day When You’re Stressed

When you search for self-care quotes, you'll often see something along the lines of this: It's ok if all you do today is rest. I have many thoughts about this. To be blunt, I don't like this mentality. It's quite misguided. Sure, we all deserve, and need, a break sometimes. A day where we totally unplug, ignore the to-do list, and indulge in our favorite leisure activities. Not only do we deserve a day like this, but sometimes we downright just...

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