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The Dimensions of Wellness: 6 Ways to Improve Your Health

Picture this: you return to your apartment at night, stressed, tired, and overwhelmed from trying to keep up with the pace of everything in your life. How does this image make you feel? Does this seem like a good balance of wellness? To understand that, first we have to figure out what wellness is, what it isn't, and what it could be in our lives. Wellness is a key factor to maintaining your happiness and achieving success. Why? Because your wellbeing determines how you feel and thus, it affects how motivated you are to accomplish your goals.  Continue reading...

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The Messy Life’s Reading List for 2018

In 2017, reading became one of those hobbies I struggled to make time for. I could try to make excuses for this, but to be frank I can’t afford to keep up with my own demand. It also hurts that after you buy a book, it’s worth little to nothing on the market. Honestly, the economy’s rooting against readers. Continue reading...

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The Ultimate Truth About Blogging Every Beginner Needs to Hear

The Beginning of a Project is the Worst Time to Get Stuck When you start a blog, or any personal project, it is easy to get caught up in woulds and shoulds. Would I be successful if I followed my heart? What should I do to grow a loyal readership? And even after considering these questions, there are doubts that slink through your mind like shadows in the moonlight. These doubts led me to search the web for weeks, trying to learn everything I could on the truth about blogging before I decided to start. And you know what? Though I spent hours...

The Best Inexpensive Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

What is self care? Across social media, users have been posting tips and sharing threads about what is the 'right' and 'wrong' way to approach self care. The thing is, the same strategies won’t work for everyone. At the end of the day, your method is entirely dependent on who you are and what you do. Even though there’s no set secret for self care, there is one thing I’ll argue is a good fit for just about everyone out there. What is it, you ask? SKINCARE! An affordable skincare routine is one productive way to procrastinate your problems, and practice self care. Continue...

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5 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Timeless

With the New Year around the corner, millions of people scramble to set New Year’s resolutions. Some dream of changing themselves, while others want to change their partners, friends, and careers. Regardless of what goals are set when the clock strikes 12, chances are more than half of them will be abandoned by February. Does this sound familiar? Continue reading...

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6 Practical Reasons to Start a Journal Today

Everyone should own a journal. Whether it’s a digital document or a physical book, having a place to shed your thoughts is crucial to self-care. From the relief that comes through releasing your thoughts, to the growth that can be achieved from reflection, journals are key to establishing order and achieving clarity in your life. Continue reading...

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Chasing Life: “Doing” is the Key to Growth

I haven’t shared on this blog in over two weeks, and it has tormented me every single day. It almost feels as if I have been gone for over a month, since the voice in the back of my mind continually reminds me that I am not getting anything done. This isn’t necessarily true, as I have packed, moved, and completed finals over the past 14 days, but knowing this doesn’t make me feel any better. I still don't feel as if I have achieved growth. Continue reading...

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18 Self Care Tips to Beat the Winter Blues

The winter is an awful time to neglect your self care. Here are a few tips and tricks from The Messy Life, a wellness blog, to help you. Explore The Messy Life to find inspiration that will encourage you to achieve your dreams. Now is the time to LIVE OUT LOUD. ...

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