February Goals Update

february goals

Well it’s February 29th! And even with that extra day it feels like this month has flown by. I think the lack of days made it a bit harder for me to meet my goals for this month so I came up a little bit short. I am still pleased with myself though because at the halfway mark it was looking like I wasn’t even going to come close, but I buckled up and pulled through! So let’s have a look…

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What No One Tells You About Headlines

WHAT NO ONE

Can I rant? Well I’m going to so buckle up. Attention grabbing headlines infuriate me. Why? You know that person at The Bay who sprays perfume on you and tells you “this scent was made for you“, or that person at the cash register who says, “you’re only getting one of these shirts? But it’s 2 for $25, you’d better get two.” Well basically a catchy headline is no different from these salespeople pushing their product on you. This irked me to begin with, but what makes me even more mad is that I feel like I’ve reached a point where IĀ need to become that pushy salesperson or else be lost in the realm of un-clicked articles sitting neglected in some dusty corner of the internet.

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7 Ways to find your character’s quirk

quirk

A quirk is a strange behaviour that someone does, that is typically unique to that person. For example, I always get the hiccups when I eat carrots. The funny thing is I looked it up and there are actually quite a few people who get this, enough that one woman even made a support group for people who get the hiccups from eating carrots so that they would not feel so alone (the page has since been taken down unfortunately). So a quirk doesn’t have to be 100% unique, but at least unique enough that it is strange to most people.

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Inspiration

I discovered this episode of Good Life Project this morning, featuring Elizabeth Gilbert author of Eat, Pray, Love among many other things. Her words are amazing and powerful. I listened in my bed staring at the ceiling mouthing “wow” after just 5 minutes. I think this one hour podcast may have changed my entire life.

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