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Start by boosting your energy levels.

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A young woman with a yellow skirt and white t-shirt jumping high against a blue sky and concrete fence.
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Slumps — these periods of personal struggle characterized by low morale and low energy levels — come and go. Yet, when they’re here, you might feel like it's impossible to do anything. How do you motivate yourself to exercise? Or to work on a personal project? Decreased energy levels do not make it easy. …


A step-by-step approach to figuring out what’s wrong.

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Our feelings drive our actions and behaviours, even if we’d prefer not to do what we are doing — like procrastinating, looking for an exit strategy, or everyday habits, like nail-biting or…


Does money go in one pocket and out the other? Here’s what you can do.

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A young woman in a blue pinstriped dress with a black bow belt holding a pink piggy coin jar at her hip.
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But alas, don't fear! Your future is not doomed— that is, if you take steps to bring your finances back on track.

Also, you are not alone. Many of us are not given practical financial…


Your workplace is not void of manipulation.

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We know this because, at some point in our lives, we’ve experienced it. We’ve come across someone who’s tried to manipulate us — whether it was making us feel pressured, bullied, full-out controlled, or even question our reality.

Manipulation can take on different forms and varying degrees — one of the most harmful is gaslighting. Gaslighting is a tactic used to make someone second-guess what…


Don’t let challenges scare you

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You could be a seasoned employee developing a steadfast track record, or a new graduate trying to pave a career path. In either case, you want to add value beyond the scope of your job since you recognize meeting job expectations is only the minimum, and won’t lead to where you want to go.

When you add value to the organization, you add value to yourself.

While there’s more…


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As Clinical Psychologist, Henry Cloud advised:

“You get what you tolerate.”

Our jobs are our livelihood. We never want to give our employer a reason to be let go. Therefore, more often than not, we’ll default to being overly agreeable…

Pelin(e) Kaya

During the day, I drive successful change in large-scale organizations | As a writer, I write about Well-Being 🧘🏻‍♀️, Personal Growth 👏🏼 & Business 👩🏻‍💻

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