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Making Mondays Magical—Or at Least Less Miserable

Mondays get a bad rap. Inevitably, every Monday morning, we see images on different social media sites talking about how terrible Mondays are, wishing for a shorter day and a stronger cup of coffee (or five)---among other things. Often these images are hilarious. Most of us really do dread Mondays since it's the start of the work week. Technically, it's time to get serious and get back to our tight, demanding schedules.
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A Different Way to Deal with Your Inner Critic

Often we want to banish our inner critic. We want it to vanish. To eliminate it once and for all. This is totally understandable, because it's a cruel voice, which is painful to hear. Sometimes, incredibly painful. It just sounds so angry. Your inner critic might be akin to a person screaming in your face. Really loud. All the time. It might hurl insults. It might be a constant stream of negativity, and you can't do this and you can't do that, you idiot! 
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The Foundation of Self-Care

The foundation of compassionate self-care is paying attention to ourselves. It is noticing what's happening inside our bodies, since this gives us valuable information into our needs. Because once we know that, we can choose how to respond. And those responses might be as simple as eating when we notice that we're hungry and stopping when we notice that we're full. Or they might be learning that we're feeling upset when our heads hit the pillow because we haven't focused enough on our priorities---so you identify how to make those things first and foremost. And you do.
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