Hardwiring Happiness Compelled Me to Write this Book Review

Book Review on Hardwiring Happiness

It’s no surprise that I research obsessively, because I’m an INFJ, and being this personality type also suggests that I’m an avid reader, which I am. It did surprise me, though, when Hardwiring Happiness showed up in my life right when I needed it. It’s not the type of book I usually go for. I bounce around from self-help and psychology to young adult fiction/fantasy and comic biographies. I’m pretty fascinated by most things, although I will say that you won’t likely find me reading books on science or history (unless it’s a fiction book based in a historical time […]

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Natural Anxiety Tools and Remedies You Can Do Now

Anxiety tools you can implement in your life right now.

Anxiety sucks. Unfortunately, I’ve been dealing with anxiety for a long time, mostly surrounding worry and fear of the unknown (also claustrophobic). This indicates excessiveness and a tendency to live in the future, pretty standard for my INFJ personality type. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, free tools at our disposal to help us cope. Anxiety can also come in the form of panic, different phobias, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD or any other form of anxiety that falls somewhere in between, like separation anxiety. How do you know if you have anxiety? Usually, you’ll start to recognize the symptoms happening […]

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MIA Due to Trauma & Injury

Why I've been missing in action.

I wanted to give you a brief overview on why I haven’t been blogging for the last several months. It wasn’t out of choice, but trauma and circumstance. I will go into details later, as I’m not ready to do that just yet. My last post, about attending a blog conference was in April. Literally, on my last day in California, I got word that my grandmother wasn’t doing well, so I went home, unpacked and repacked, and headed immediately to Seattle to see her. Unfortunately, the day I arrived at the hotel I was staying at, I slipped and […]

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How the Reverse Bucket List Promotes Confidence, Motivation, and Gratitude

How to write a Reverse #Bucketlist

Being and introverted INFJ, sometimes I feel like I don’t do “big things”, which is ok, but I don’t want to look back and realize that I’ve lived a small life. I may be in my 40s, but there are still things I want to do. Bucket lists are fine for that, but there are times when they feel like it’s more of a “to do list” hanging over my head, haunting me with the fact that I still  haven’t done them. This can make me feel unaccomplished when the items don’t get crossed off in a timely manner. Buckets […]

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Self Care Ideas for the INFJ

#INFJ #SelfCare list.

Self-care is not unique to INFJs, but many introverts require a little extra self-care due to our natural tendencies towards anxiety, depression, and stress. These emotional or psychological issues tend to develop into physical ones, especially for the INFJ, so it’s important to be self-aware and preventative. Realizing that we deserve to take time for ourselves is sometimes the first step. I know that as an INFJ, I still struggle with putting myself first. Honestly, I sometimes even feel guilty for taking time out for myself, and it shouldn’t feel that way. I am worthy of self-care and self-love. And so are […]

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