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The Basics to Living Life with Purpose (Even Without Money)

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What’s your goal in life? Is it to make sure that your finances are well and truly above average, or is it about living your life day to day, taking it as it comes? Or is it about being truly happy? To live a life that’s full of purpose is a difficult thing nowadays, we have so many distractions, from smartphones to debt, to various forms of entertainment. But when we are being presented with this idea of happiness, and that you need money and material goods in order to feel this sense of happiness, it can leave you feeling quite perplexed. Is there a way to live a purposeful life with or without money?

Get Emotionally Free Of Money

Of course, it’s easier said than done, but you can benefit from doing a little research on ways to manage your debt. This will give you a greater sense of freedom. There are websites like Debtconsolidation.loans that can give you simple debt advice, or point you in the right direction. When we do feel trapped by our finances, it seriously hampers our enjoyment of everything. And especially now, with house prices going up, and wages going down, it means we are more in debt than ever before. So it’s important for you to get out of that mindset that weighs you down. Living in a paycheck to paycheck way is very depressing, so, make sure you do your research and find out what options are available to you, and then you can develop an appropriate plan and dig yourself out of debt to enjoy your life more!

Understand Your Stress Triggers

We all have, to an extent, some form of anxiety. Of course, stress in small doses is very good for you, but if you live your life constantly in a fight or flight response mode, it’s going to have long-term effects on your overall health. So, for the sake of your mental and physical health, it’s vital that you begin to learn how to manage stress, and this means looking at your triggers. There is a very useful article on NYtimes.com on how to deal with stress, and it involves examining your own attitudes towards it. Because we view stress as a negative thing, for the most part, this is why it panics us so. So, by using stress to your advantage, and utilizing it when it is needed, this is going to help you overall.

Be Social

Having a close circle of friends is so important to our well-being, and the act of being social, especially as we age, is one of the most crucial things to our overall health. As we get older, we can retreat into isolation, so we do need to consider how we view our friendships. So many people barricade themselves indoors, and this leads to a feeling of loneliness, but it also impacts on their health. Being social is one of the simplest skills to acquire. It may be a very difficult thing to develop at the beginning, but its impacts, in the end, are more than worth the effort.

 

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How To Have a Honeymoon Like Out of The Movies

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So we’ve all seen the romantic comedies where the couple has a wonderful wedding, only to be swept off their feet and taken away to a secret island covered in palm trees, with a sky painted in reds, pinks and purples, while sipping mojitos, listening to the ocean play. – That’s what we all want, to share such a scene, with the person we love. But it takes a lot to get there; it’s not as simple as just jumping on a plane.

Here’s what needs to be done first.

The money

Let’s just be real for a second… Honeymoons aren’t cheap. So you’re going to need to save up for quite a while if you plan on going all out. A lot of people save up for years for their wedding day, but then forget about how much a honeymoon costs too, so you need to write out a budget for both of them so that you have a realistic idea of how much money you’re going to need. It’s great if you have parents, grandparents, or any other family members that are willing to help pay, but not everyone has that option. In that case, your best bet is to take out a loan (assuming you haven’t got any savings). If you’re looking to take out unsecured personal loans, bad credit scores will make this a little harder because banks won’t be as willing to lend you money, but this applies to most loans. The benefit of taking out an unsecured personal loan, is that the interest rates are a lot lower than usual, which means you don’t have to pay back more than what you should.

The booking

Of course, this is the exciting part, but it’s also extremely stressful too. You’ve got so many competing websites throwing out all sorts of numbers at you for the location, the flight, the transport, the hotel, etc. It’s not an easy click and buy, so you both need to sit down as a couple and really evaluate everything and figure out what it is you want. There are tons of amazing deals out there; you just need to look in the right places. Having said that, there are also a lot of traps that will try and take advantage of your circumstances. So always read in between the lines, and if you’re not sure – call up and ask them to confirm the information that you’re looking at is what you think it is. Sometimes, paying a few extra bucks is worth the peace of mind.

These are just the basics, but you can see that it pays off to do things in advance and properly prepare, so that when the day comes, it’s a smooth, easy ride all the way. At the end of it all though, as long as you’re both together, and happy, it shouldn’t matter where you go, or how much money you spend, because you already have the greatest gift of all…

 

How To Raise Your Confidence From 0 To 100

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Magazines always tell us that the sexiest thing to wear is our confidence, and that sounds great… But what if you don’t have any confidence to wear?

As we’re told, confidence comes from within, but sometimes there are things that can get in the way of that that need to be fixed first. Here’s how.

Skin

If you suffer from bad skin, whether it be from acne, scarring, pigmentation, or any other issue, it can really affect your confidence, especially when it involves your face. Whatever the problem though, it’s important to remember that every single human being out there has things that they don’t like about themselves, so you’re not alone. There are hundreds upon thousands of different skin care products on the market that claim to tackle our demons, but it’s very hard deciding on just one, and even then it may not work for you. The best thing to do is go and see a dermatologist as they’ll have all the information there is to know. One thing that you should be doing anyway is making sure you clean your face properly, and that you always make sure you remove the makeup that was applied before you go to bed! If you don’t do this the makeup will clog up your pores and increase the chances of you getting spotty, oily skin.

Smile

A smile says a lot about a person. It’s their vulnerability, their pride, and their happiness, so you should be able to show it whenever you feel like it. But sometimes our insecurities stop us from doing that. If you have teeth that you’ve never been happy with and aren’t quite sure what to do, there’s no need to worry or be embarrassed about them, especially when there are ways to fix them. Take cosmetic dentistry, for example; you can work alongside a professional dentist who will help transform your smile into one that you can be proud of, whether that be straightening or whitening your teeth, or both. There are always options out there; you just need to look in the right places.

Body

If you’re unhappy with those extra pounds that you’ve gained over Christmas, it’s time to do something about it. It’s no good complaining about your weight while you watch the latest episode of Game Of Thrones on tv. You need to get up off the couch, and get active, as well as eating a healthy, balanced diet. There are plenty of different ways you can get fit. If you’re brave enough you can join a gym, but if that’s a little too intimidating for now – train at home! It’s as simple as putting on your favourite tunes and dancing around for 30 minutes. This is a form of cardio, and you’ll be burning calories while having fun. Or better yet, invite your best friend round and do it together!

So no more self pitying. You’re beautiful, and you’ll soon see for yourself.