• 3 Ways to Raise Your Consciousness

    Raising your consciousness raises the quality of your life experience. It levels you up – right now! Why should you raise your consciousness? To feel more alive. To be more alive! First we’ll see what consciousness is. Then, we’ll talk about 3 ways to raise it! Let’s go!

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    WHAT IS CONSCIOUSNESS?

    Consciousness goes by many names! Here are a few:

    • Awareness
    • Your own personal perspective of reality
    • Awakeness
    • Attention
    • Knowingness
    • Focus
    • Energy state
    • Quality of experience
    • Being in the moment
    • Your real true self
    • The underlying nature of reality

    Consciousness is like the piece of paper that our reality is printed on. Usually, we only care about the words. But without the paper – we wouldn’t – and couldn’t – have any words at all. This is what consciousness is like. It is the underlying nature of our reality.

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    WHY RAISE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS?

    Why should you raise your consciousness? To feel more alive. To be more alive! Your regular sensory abilities will be extended! Your overall life experience will be deeper and larger. You will be able to:

    • Take in more information
    • Experience more of your environment
    • Experience a higher quality of senses
    • Smell more deeply
    • Taste more deeply
    • See more clearly
    • Hear more
    • Feel more of your body
    • Be calmer
    • Feel a wider range of emotions

    3 WAYS TO RAISE YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS:

    Here are 3 tried-and-true methods for up-leveling your conscious state!

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    1. MINDFULNESS

    A great technique for raising your consciousness is Mindfulness!

    In this exercise, you go about your regular business very attentive to each specific thing you are doing.

    A popular method is to light a candle. Pay attention to the flame. Stay focused on the flame. When your mind wanders (and it will!) gently guide it back to the flame. Do this for 5 minutes. This will seriously up-level your consciousness!

    It doesn’t have to be a flame. Any similar thing – of your choice – will do the trick!

    With mindfulness, you are training your consciousness to do what you say. And that is to stay focused on something.

    Being able to choose where your consciousness goes up-levels you. Why? Because the world is constantly bombarding you with things to distract your attention! This pulls your conscious into many small pieces.

    But focusing your energy on one task intentionally allows you to gather a greater amount of consciousness in one place.

    The result? More life! 🙂

    2. BE IN THE NOW

    Being in the Now will majorly up-level your consciousness.

    Here’s how it works:

    We are constantly living in the future or the past, mentally.

    The Now is what we actually have. And the Now is what we are burning up when we are focusing on these other places.

    Right Now is always here. And it is a very powerful place.

    Let’s try it now. Fully enter your life. BE IN THE NOW. Right now. Go!

    ~ You are in the now ~

    Well done. If you are ever missing a part of yourself, look for it in the Now.

    3. MEDITATION

    Mediation is the third tactic for expanding your consciousness. And it is amazing.

    I like to say – Meditation allows you to calm the water bowl of your mind. Here’s the analogy:

    Usually, the waves of our mind are fast and high. In this case, not much can stay in the water bowl. But if we slow down, the waves are lower, and we can fit more into the water bowl (without water splashing out).

    Meditation helps you to calm things down. When things are calmer you can have more water in the bowl. And by water, I mean… consciousness! 🙂

    To get started, I made you a 1-minute meditation.

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    DISCOVER WHAT WORKS FOR YOU!

    I hope these ideas inspire you! But the real inspiration comes from within.

    So I encourage you to go figure out what consciousness-manipulation methods work FOR YOU. That’s right. I’m giving you permission to purposefully move your consciousness!

    I promise some things will come easily + naturally to you. Here are some suggestions:

    • Move your consciousness down over your body
    • Go into nature and expand it out from your body
    • Become conscious of your internal world
    • Go to a beautiful place and become hyper-conscious of it
    • Attend to your emotional world
    • Become conscious of the everyday physical world around you
    • Try a guided meditation

    I am so excited for you!

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    WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT RAISING YOUR CONSCIOUSNESS?

    I am super curious – what do you think? Would you try these techniques? Do you already do these things to raise your consciousness?

    Hop over to this video on YouTube, leave a comment, and let me know! I can’t wait to hear from you 🙂

    Sincerely,
    Erienne
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  • Become Beautiful: Send Love Energy Into Your Body

    “I’ll love myself when I’m beautiful.”
    How many times have I thought that?
    So many. Too many. Countless.
    Self love? Sure, I tried it. And I failed catastrophically.
    “Maybe this works for other people,” I’d think. “Other people who are loveable. Other people who have body love . But not me.”
    This is how I felt. For so long.

    “I’ll love myself when I’m beautiful.”

    I used to look at myself in the mirror and think, “When will I love my body?”

    I noticed that I only loved my body when I pushed it, hounded it, pounded it, polished it, and squeezed it into a desirable form.

    In my mind’s eye, my body was wrong. So I simply couldn’t love it.

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    NOT LETTING LOVE IN

    Now don’t get me wrong. There were times where I did love my body. And those were times when I thought I looked great!

    But even during the good times – times of body acceptance – I still felt separated from it. I never felt like the beautiful person in the mirror was ME.

    I would actually SAY – “I can’t believe it.”

    I couldn’t believe it was me.

    Then, when beauty disappeared, I felt awful about myself. I thought – “Oh, this who I really am.”

    I would actually SAY – “I can’t believe it.”

    The truth is, I didn’t accept myself as beautiful. The woman in the mirror always felt like someone else. Someone I’d never be. Even though I was physically her at that very moment!

    This is when I realized something was deeply wrong.

    SOMETHING WRONG ON THE INSIDE

    I realized something was wrong with me. But not on the OUTSIDE; on the INSIDE.

    Actually, there was nothing wrong with my body. There was something wrong with my psyche.

    I realized that I didn’t own my beauty. I didn’t feel my beauty. I didn’t believe it was a trait attached to me.

    I didn’t own my beauty. I didn’t feel my beauty.

    And yet, regardless of what I believed, I knew deep down that beauty was there still. Just under the surface of my belief.

    The problem was, beauty was disconnected from my self image.

    EXPERIMENTING

    I decided to do something about it. I started experimenting.

    My thinking went like this: If my perception of beauty was internally motivated, I should be able to play with it.

    So I started playing dress up with my psyche. I started playing make-believe with my self-image.

    First, I made my internal image into a queen. I imagined what my queenly dress would look like, and how I’d walk around my castle. (I may have watched a lot of Reign.)

    Next, I imagined myself as a goddess. I dreamed up my flowing cloak of magic, my house on the moon. You know. As one does.

    I even started a Pinterest board of my fantasy self icons.

    Mostly, I got really inspired by the Jessie J song Queen.

    It is pretty fantastic. You should probably listen to it right now.

    I love my body. I love my skin. I am a goddess. I am a queen.

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    SENDING LOVE INTO YOUR BODY

    What I noticed about all of these methods was this: They helped me love my body more.

    So I broke it down. I started experimenting with love.

    Specifically, I started sendng love into my body.

    Using my imagination, I sent love deep down: into the core of my being.

    I also sent love all over – into my toes. Into my fingers. Into my lips. And my hips. You get the idea.

    I sent love into the air around my body. And into my hair.

    I sent love into the parts of me that I hated the most. I sent love into parts of me that I ignored.

    I sent love deep down: into the core of my being.

    I didn’t do this all on one day, but a little bit at a time. Before I looked in the mirror. When I was meditating. When I was waiting in line.

    Sending love to myself was hard at first. It felt like doing nothing. Truly. But I got better at it. And soon it began to feel more and more real. Until it became just another part of my everyday self.

    I think it works like a muscle. An emotional muscle. Except instead of controlling your body, this one controls your emotional energy. The more you work it, the better you get.

    BODY LOVE FEELS GOOD

    The key of sending love into my body opened a new world for me.

    Now, I feel love.

    I feel love for myself.

    I feel love for myself no matter what.

    I feel love before I look in the mirror. I feel love after I look in the mirror. No matter what creature I see, I always feel love for her.

    And if that love feeling starts to fade, I have the tool to bring it back. I have the capacity to boost my positive feelings about my body again.

    BODY LOVE MAKES YOU MORE BEAUTIFUL

    As I was playing around with this love energy, I began to feel fantastic. But something else happened. Something… weird.

    I was not simply loving myself and feeling more beautiful.

    Loving my body actually made me, physically, more beautiful.

    I began to glow. To truly feel good. To radiate a certain kind of energy. I think they call it confidence.

    I started carrying my body differently. More openly. I felt a greater ownership of my physical being. Loving my body actually increased my physical vitality.

    I began executing my personal hygiene routines more gently. I started brushing my hair tips-up, patting my skin dry, and giving myself little hand massages when I washed my hands.

    My new feelings about my body actually changed how it treated it. I began to treat myself well. I began to prioritize feeling good, rather than simply avoiding feeling bad.

    FINALLY FEELING BEAUTIFUL ON THE INSIDE

    Not only that, but the glass wall of self-denial came down.

    I finally accepted my beauty!

    No longer was the invisible wall there, preventing me from identifying with the beautiful person I was.

    I finally felt connected to my beauty.

    When I looked in the mirror, I began to immediately notice my naturally wavy hair. I saw how happy my eyes looked! But I forgot to notice the imperfections around my eyes. That used to be all I saw.

    I finally accepted my beauty

    Now I felt the amazing energy of being a beautiful creature.

    Wow this was different! I really hacked something. I broke through.

    I was no longer someone who relied on the mirror to feel beautiful. Now I was someone who felt beautiful just for existing.

    For the first time in my life, I felt genuinely wonderfully about my physical being. The love I couldn’t accept before was inside me. I had snuck it in.

    TROJAN – HORSE YOUR SELF LOVE

    I like to think I trojan-horsed my self love.

    All along, I had been attacking my outer image, trying to make it beautiful. But that outer sense of beauty never made it past the guards.

    Instead, I snuck my love energy in. I put it in a message, snuck it past the gates, and dropped that message in the center of town. When that message was opened, love flowed everywhere. Love got in.

    My inner sense of beauty blossomed.

    So here’s how to do it.

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    HOW TO INCREASE BODY LOVE:

    • Send love into your body
    • Accept love into your body
    • Feel love in your body & hold it there
    • Speak lovingly to your body
    • Have a positive conversation with yourself about your body
    • Touch your body lovingly
    • Do your regular hygiene lovingly
    • Ask your body to accept love
    • Take on the role of your body and say, “I accept this love”
    • Tell yourself “I love you”

    Look at yourself with your heart. Not your eyes. Feel with your heart. Send love to yourself. Accept love inside yourself.

    Send love to yourself

    It will be weird. It may be hard. But it is worth it.

    Work past every single boundary and barrier that comes up until you can feel love on command. It is worth it. It is freaking awesome.

    One great way to get started is a self-love meditation.

    HOW DOES THIS “BODY LOVE” WORK?

    If you are typically frustrated with your body, it means you’re sending it negative energy. You’re blocking yourself. To unblock yourself – you need to do something different.

    Send your body positive energy. It is radical.

    Instead of looking in the mirror, hoping for something to love, you love your body first. Then look in the mirror. If you want to.

    It works like wearing lenses or glasses. You see things differently with a different filter. And you value things differently.

    Love your body first. Then look in the mirror.

    When you do this, you are letting love energy flow into your body. It actually does real work. It creates real change in your body.

    Love energy can heal you. Love energy can empower you. It can also relax you, center you, and clear you.

    What you’re really doing, at a deep level, is aligning your body’s energy with a positive, loving frequency. And this loving frequency will build you a different body as your cells naturally repair. This new body is healthier, more vibrant, and even more beautiful.

    Isn’t that worth trying? Isn’t that worth fighting for?

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    DO IT TO FREE YOUR SOUL

    This is what I was wanting all along!

    Now if I look in the mirror, instead of looking for something to love, I’m looking at something I do love.

    Perhaps this is what you’ve been wanting too? To finally accept yourself. To finally love yourself. To simply be enough.

    So I encourage you to try it. Go for it! Send yourself love. Do it in every way that speaks to you.

    Do it for your body. Do it for yourself. Do it to free your soul.

    My dear – you are enough. You are beautiful right now. And you deserve to know it. You deserve to feel it. You deserve to heal your body with the frequency of love.

    Write yourself a love note and go place it in your heart. Then read it again and again.

    Send love energy into yourself. Give yourself time. Keep sending the love. Keep accepting the love. And I promise you will bloom.

    I believe in you.

    Love,

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  • 5 Benefits of a Vegan Mindset

    An unexpected benefit of going plant-based is a vegan mindset. Going vegan takes a lot of mental focus. This focus and choice create a lot mental positives. I describe five benefits in this video!

    Vegan Mindset Benefits

    Here are 5 mental positives that develop naturally as you change your life and shift to a vegan mindset:

    1. Mental strength. Choosing to eat differently from society takes guts! By following your own gut, against the current, you become mentally tougher. You become mentally strong.
    2. A deeper connection to your body. Eating plant-based really brings your cravings, hunger, satisfaction, and thirst into sharper focus. You’ll understand better what you body needs. You’ll gain skill in satisfying its signals. This will lead you to feel much more connected to your own body, which feels fantastic.
    3. Glow. Glowing from the inside-out includes feeling good about yourself in your own mind. When you’re taking excellent care of yourself, for yourself, it brings your self-love to the front of your mind. And it shows!
    4. Self-empowerment. Once you get the hang of living plant-based, you will have seriously leveled up, my friend! You will have powered yourself in a whole new way. And that self-empowerment will extend to every area of your life!
    5. And one more… 😉

    Enjoy the video!

    Above all, remember, the world has so many reasons that you should go vegan. But you know what? Forget all of that. That’s right. Forget it! Don’t do it for them. Do it for you.

    Have you Tried a Vegan Mindset?

    Have you ever tried a vegan mindset? I would love to know!

    Hop over to this video on YouTube + leave me a comment. I can’t wait to hear about your journey! ↓

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    Love and plants,

    Erienne
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  • The Theory of Gifting: How to Choose the Perfect Gift

    Do you need to choose the perfect gift? Are you clueless about how to do that? I feel the struggle too. And that’s why I invented my own step-by-step theory of gifting. Because, honestly, we need one.

    So here it is! My Theory of Gifting – to the rescue! Use this guide to select an appropriate (and wanted!) gift. Every. Single. Time.

    The Theory of Gifting | Choose the perfect gift every time

    In summary:

    1. Decide how long the gift should last. Small gifts are ones that expire quickly. Medium gifts should last about a year. Large gifts are meant to last forever.
    2. Pinpoint whether a small, medium, or large gift is appropriate, from you. Do this by considering your connection to the person and the magnitude of the event.
    3. Spend the right amount of money for the category you picked. You should spend very little on small gifts, a modest amount on middle-sized gifts, and a good sum on big gifts.
    4. Make sure the quality matches the size. Don’t spend a bunch of money on a low-quality gift. Don’t buy a very cheap version of a forever gift.
    5. Give without expectation of how your recipient will react or feel. Include a gift receipt. Give with positivity and love. Remember, gifts are just one way to show your love. It truly is the thought that counts!

    What do you think about the Theory of Gifting?

    What do you think about my theory of gifting? Will you try these tips? Do you already do these?

    What would you add to the theory?

    –> Please let me know by hopping over to the comment section on this YouTube video! Your thoughts will truly be a gift. 😉

    Here’s to your success #adulting

    Sincerely,

    Erienne

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  • You are Not a Toy: How to Stop Getting Played in the Dating Game

    Hey babe – are you a toy? No, you are not.
    Do you exist to be played with? No, you do not.
    Do you deserve to be manipulated? No!

    But… in the dating game… you may be!

    In this video, I talk about how people manipulate each other in today’s dating world.

    I’m revealing the game! How it is played. And – most importantly – how to get out. ↓

    Why is dating called “the game?” Understand the game so you don’t get played.

    You are Not a Toy

    Why is dating called “the game?” Why do we say “don’t hate the player, hate the game?”

    The answer is that dating is not always a game of love. Some people play a very different game. And it is harmful to the person who is getting played. In this video, I call that person “the toy.”

    In the game, the player gets the toy to give of themselves – or their heart – as much as possible. This is often measured sexually, but it can also be emotionally, energetically, or monetarily.

    Once the toy has given a lot of themselves to the player, the player leaves. They end the relationship, disappear, or simply withdraw their time, attention, and affection.

    In this case, the player has won. They have won affection, sex, money, declared feelings, or the toy’s heart. Meanwhile, they have not gone so far. They have not given their heart in return.

    In removing themselves quickly from their target once the game is up, the player proves that they “got” the other person. What do I mean by got? I mean got to take the relationship – and their feelings – past the neutral zone. While this happens, the player themselves stay cool, neutral, free, and unattached.

    By revealing the game and how it is played, my hope is to give you the tools to break down this very damaging system.

    Bye toxic masculinity! Let’s get free.

    #notatoy

    Did you know – You are not a toy?

    What do you think? Does your experience resonate with my description of “the game?” How have you gotten free?

    –> Hop over to the comment section on this YouTube video! + Say what you think! 😉

    Thanks for watching!

    Sincerely,
    Erienne
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  • Find Endless Energy when Coffee Fails

    Here’s what it feels like when coffee fails me. I’ve been drinking coffee for hours, just to keep my eyes open. I feel like I’m trekking to the ends of the earth. My heart rate is heavy, my mind races, I’m dizzy and weak. Yet I also feel like shooting electricity from my fingertips? And not in a badass evil-emperor kind of way. More like a pathetic zombie-listlessly-searching-for-brains kind of way. (I thought this stuff was supposed to HELP.)

    THIS, my friend, is what happens when coffee fails. When the miracle beverage is no longer “doing its job” of keeping you alert, awake, and kind of manic.

    Why does this happen? Here’s the biological reason.

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    Coffee Doesn’t Give You Energy

    The truth about coffee is that it triggers your body to burn its energy stores. The stimulation we feel from drinking coffee doesn’t actually come from the beans. It comes from us. From our bodies.

    Whaaaat?

    Yep. Coffee isn’t PROVIDING anything. Rather it is a trigger. A signal. A catalyst. Coffee tells your body to go into its reserves and light that stuff on fire! It does this by activating your fight-or-flight reaction, otherwise known as the stress response. One study found increased cortisol levels – which is the stress hormone – appeared in people all day after having their morning caffeine. And for those who hadn’t had caffeine in awhile, the substance boosted their cortisol considerably. Bam!

    Long story short, coffee doesn’t bring any nourishment on its own.

    Ever noticed how satisfying it feels to eat something sugary with your coffee? Or sugary AND fatty? Well, there’s a reason for that. Whether you pour it into your drink or eat it on the side, sugar and cream provide quick energy. That way, the coffee has something to help you burn. Often, this will give you with a big burst of energy.

    But that burst is not going to last forever. And once the energy is gone, no amount of caffeine is going to replenish it, because that’s not caffeine’s jam.

    So THIS is why drinking coffee when you’re already tired seems to “do nothing” (and maybe even makes things worse). Because it is lighting you on fire, even when you have nothing to burn.

    So you’re NOT running out of coffee energy. You’re running out of personal energy. Then you become a zombie. Blurg.

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    When Coffee Fails, Actually Your Energy Fails

    In my last year of writing my dissertation, I pushed myself over the edge. To a place where not even coffee could help me.

    I felt obligated to spend every moment of my waking hours working on my PhD defense. Yet I knew it wouldn’t be enough.

    I needed to be on point. At all times. I needed to be awake and INTELLIGENT. Not just barely able to prop myself up at meetings. My most intelligent self! [Insert expletive here]

    To Sumarize:

    • No time could be wasted.
    • Coffee ran out of energy boosting power and left me weak.

    I started to panic.

    Geez, was I desperate. I was willing to try anything. And that’s when I figured something out. How to keep my brain in “I woke up like this” mode all day long. How to not need coffee at all. And I’m actually going to tell you what it is right now 🙂

    The Solution: Replenish your Natural Energy (8 Ways)

    Alright, so you’re going to be shocked (I’m sure). But my actual solution for when coffee fails to uplift you is to replenish your energy like nature intended – naturally! Or rather not deplete it doing stupid things. Here are my 8 favorite ways:

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    1. Eat Some Super-Healthy Food

    Eat very healthy, raw, nutrient-dense food. This gives you real, pure energy that will burn for awhile, leave you feeling refreshed. Some favorites:
    • Almonds
    • Broccoli
    • Strawberries
    • Banana
    • Avocado
    • Chia Seeds *

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    2. Do a Five-Minute Workout

    This gets your nervous system bumping AND even helps generate brain tissue growth. Fantastic options:
    • Walk around the block
    • Do sit-ups or an ab workout
    • Yoga poses (think: 1-2 sun salutations)
    • Run in place
    • Dance party to one song!

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    3. Meditate

    Meditating for just 1-5 mins is great for anti-anxiety, it calms your mind, and truly gives your more time and mental energy. I like:
    • Anti-anxiety meditation
    • Deep breathing
    • Grounding meditation
    • Color meditation

    4. Eliminate Distractions

    Things like social media pull your energy away. Here are the top things to stop giving your energy away to:
    • Your phone
    • Other people
    • Media & news
    • Fears of the future
    • Social Media in all its forms

    5. Do Your To-Dos and NOTHING ELSE

    Okay, this one really comes in handy before coffee fails you. (So you don’t get to that point.)

    It is just so nice to hyper-focus because 100% of your available energy is on the tasks at hand (hypothetically). Once something is done and checked once just MOVE ON. Don’t keep re-reading what you did. Just focus on checking things off and that’s it. Believe me, its more powerful than it seems. You’ll get done faster. And won’t need another doubleshot. 

    A nice tall glass of clean water6. Drink TONS of Water

    If coffee fails you, perhaps you don’t need more. Although “basic,” some nice clear cool water may be just the thing for your tired brain! Heres’s some fun ways to get more of the life-giving stuff into your system (so that it can function properly):
    • Infuse your water with lemon, lime, cucumber, or mint
    • Try a sparkling water
    • Chug 8 ounces of water (see my post Mental Health Trick: Keep Dry Skin Happy for my quick-hydrating technique!)
    • Fill a big water bottle and drink it over 1 hour

    7. Stand Up to Work

    I know you’ve heard of the standing desk craze. Well yes, it is more healthy for you. But you know what else? It is also more energizing than sitting in your chair like a lump. Get up on your feet, blast some upbeat tunes, and watch yourself kill that to do list baby!

    8. Have a Quit Time – and Obey It

    To keep you motivated and avoid procrastinating (which also just drains your energy), have an absolute quit time (and not at midnight either). I’m talking a good old end-of-day stop time. With this in place, you won’t be quite so tempted to spend your energy on non-critical tasks and chit-chat. And without those things, you’ll have more energy to spend on what you consciously deem important.

    My Philosophy: Only Coffee-Up When You Have Energy to Spare

    Am I 100% against drinking coffee? Absolutely not.

    Am I 100% against drinking coffee when you’re hungry and dead-tired? Yes. 🙂

    If you need to get things done, taking care of yourself is a WAY better option than drinking coffee. Counter-intuitively, some self-care actually works to boost your energy. Believe me, I finished my PhD using these tricks. Ultimately, I couldn’t do it without my health. ♥

    Much Love,

    Erienne

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  • It’s Okay to Let Things Slide

    What REALLY happens if you let things slide? When you check out of your life?

    Not that much, I found.

    Actually, taking a vacation from being a try-hard was a nice restoring break. (Although I did have to rediscover my fat pants).

    Here’s my late night “Confession.” What happened. Why I stopped caring. Why I let things slide. And what I learned.

    WARNING: FOUL LANGUAGE (I told you it was a confessional.)

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    In Summary:

    Taking a break, letting things slide, or checking out of your life TRULY isn’t a big deal.

    Life goes on.

    Everyone is busy with their own things.

    We all need times of relaxation where we can recharge.

    However, sometimes we don’t let ourselves recharge for a very long time. In this case, a planned break in the future may not do it for you. Instead, you may need to take a break NOW.

    That is what I mean by “checking out of your life.” I mean NOT CARING NOW. Doing things at 50% rather than 100%. Saying no to freaking everything. Resting

    Let things slide when you have nothing in the tank. And I promise, you’ll benefit from it.

    💚

    What happens when YOU let things slide?

    What happens when you let things slide? Have you ever tried this?

    Hop on over to this video post on the Fresh Philosopher YouTube Channel to leave me a comment. Let me know! I need to know. 🙂

    Happy sliding!

    Sincerely,
    Erienne
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