what to do when you don’t reach your goals

Who doesn’t love a fresh start? I love setting a new goal or tackling a project, and part of that desire comes from an innate pull for self-improvement. But what happens when we fall short and how do we keep going? The process of setting the goal usually involves identifying something that will help me be the version of myself I aspire to be. I will typically set a timeline with actionable steps.  But admittedly, I fall short of a lot of goals I set and the disappointment ensues. Y’all may remember my gratitude challenge for myself – “write something

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Mental Health Awareness

Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day, and we know 2020 in particular has strained our collective mental and emotional health. Kaiser Center for Public Health has reported between the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic impacts, 53% of people report a negative impact on their mental health as a result. If there is any silver lining in this (and trust me, I know it’s sometimes tough to find), I feel like the conversations around mental health are happening more openly than pre-pandemic. I talk about struggles, effects of isolation, etc. with friends and family with more ease. Maybe because

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self-education

Final post of self-improvement month! I hope y’all have enjoyed the tips & topics we’ve shared on bettering ourselves. Either way, we’d welcome your feedback on what you did and didn’t like in the comments below.    Today, I am featuring ways to focus on self-education. There has been SO much I didn’t know while starting Rightside, and frankly, Google has been a great friend and resource. But when a quick Google search doesn’t do the trick, I wanted to highlight some sources that may help with some of your continuous improvement goals.    Online Courses – I signed up

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the benefits of a dry january

Happy New Year, y’all! According to our Instagram poll, 71% of you plan to participate in Dry January this year. Dry January, if you’re not familiar, is a 31 day challenge to abstain from alcohol. A lot people choose to participate after indulging around the holidays or just want a healthy start to the new year. Today, as we kick off Dry January, we are highlighting some of the benefits of this 31 day challenge. Better Mood! – some people may rely on alcohol to cope with stressors from the day. According to Ashley Jones, APRN-CNP, a certified family nurse

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