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Self-Discipline Changed My Life: How To Stop Being Lazy

It was easy to be lazy. In fact, a little too easy.
It was comfortable. It was what I desired.

But I didn't realize my desire for comfort was actually considered laziness - I just thought I wanted to relax, unwind, and "take care of it later" or "when I feel like it."

However, I felt that way most of the time. And that was the problem.

In negative ways, I saw this laziness play out in my relationship with my husband. I saw it play out at work. I saw it play out in my community connections, my relationships with friends and family, my health and physical fitness.

I was being lazy about a lot of things in life.

I didn't want to go grocery shopping or run "necessary evil" errands (as I call them) because for some reason shopping in general stresses me out. I'm convinced it's the crowds (social anxiety maybe?) or all the countless options to choose from that make it feel so stressful. And if I had already arrived home after work, there was N…

7 Simple Ways to Recover from Depression

Let's begin with a disclaimer...

There is not a one-shoe-fits-all approach to fixing depression. And this is not a clinical study with scientific data to prove it's effectiveness.

However, it does include scientific data and research.... and this is meant to be a no-pill / no-counselor approach to helping you find the most effective way to get rid of your depression or decrease symptoms for the long term. If you've tried all your options (including the ones I have listed below) and you are still struggling with depression, I highly recommend and suggest you seek a safe, medical alternative (medication), or consult with a reputable counselor.

There is nothing wrong with either of these approaches and they can be highly effective. But there are more natural and cost-effective ways of fixing depression that you should first consider -- which can help in the long-term, without causing any kind of dependency on a drug or a person to fix the issue.

Depression is considered a men…

Denton, Texas: Date Ideas

Denton, Texas. A great place to live with lots to do, see, and experience. And yet there has not been a solid, stand alone list of date ideas for all the Dentonites out there. Until now.

Whether you're on your first date, second date, or 100th date, this list is for you. This isn't a list of every place you can go in the little d (or nearby), but it's a work in progress to keep adding date ideas in Denton. From free dates to fancy dates, you'll want to share this with all your couple friends.

This might even be a solid list of fun things to do even if you're just hanging out with your buds.

Comment below if you have any additional date ideas to add to the list.

FOOD | BEVERAGEJuiceJuice flight: Juice Lab Juice to-go and walk around the square: Everyday Nectar

Coffee/TeaCoffee and dessert: West Oak Coffee and food: West Oak, Zera Coffee Coffee and deep conversations: Zera Coffee Coffee and board game: West Oak, Jupiter House, Zera Coffee, Shift Coffee Coffee and wine/beer…

How to Cook The Best Scrambled Eggs

Cooking scrambled eggs seems like a really easy task that everyone should know how to do. Right? Wrong. Scrambled eggs may be an easy task, but making GOOD scrambled eggs takes skill. Lots of breakfast restaurants and fast food chains don't make good scrambled eggs because they either use powdered egg mix *gag* or they use a quick-and-easy method for getting eggs cooked (a.k.a quantity over quality, which usually makes them taste bland or have a weird texture). The scrambled eggs I make require a little extra time, patience, and a strategy. The key to getting scrambled eggs that have a good mixture of egg whites, hardened egg yolk, and your typical scrambled egg look is to cook them slowly. The texture makes a huge difference, whether you eat them plain or in a breakfast taco. From drab to fab, I say! Tip: If you want added flavor, add 1 tsp of homemade bacon grease to your non-stick pan for every 2 eggs. (Bacon grease is the leftover grease from cooking bacon in a frying pan. …