Tag: Personal Development

A 10 Day Cure For The Unhappy Mind

Reading Time: 13 minutes Stop being a stupid !@%*! and do something about it. Calling myself increasing worse things used to be my crude way of dealing with anxiety, before I could admit to myself self that I actually had anxiety. As it goes with most short-sighted solutions, I paid the price of using mental self-flagellation to get shit

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Impostor Syndrome: The Simple Reason We Experience It

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Reading Time: 4 minutes Impostor Syndrome can be anxiety provoking but it is also very natural. Fortunately, it’s cure is simple and just as it’s natural.

[Blogtober] [Photography]- “The Fate of All Young Men”

Reading Time: 2 minutes A month ago I visited some friends in Sacramento and visited the Crocker Art Museum with a friend of mine. We had been friends a long while but over the last few years we had both become occupied by our lives. Him with starting a family and me, returning to school. We reconnected once we

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Day 20 [Reflection]: Sinking Below Good Enough

Reading Time: 3 minutes Between one and ten, with ten being unbearably painful, how much does it hurt to be a writer? Today, it was about a six. Enough to grit my teeth and maybe entertain giving up but no where close to being ready to do it. Enough to put a damper on my day without totally ruining

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Day 19 [Novel Progress]: Value Matters More Than Word Count Right?

Reading Time: 2 minutes I’m tired of ‘funny’ comments in writing communities about struggling with writing enough. Sure I believe in writer’s block to a point, but something about this progress driven mentality is not sitting well with me. Yes I believe sitting down and writing something, anything at all, has helped make writing a priority. But what’s helped

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[Day 16-17][Poem] Envy The Machine

Reading Time: 3 minutes It’s easy to envy the machine when you you’re falling behind It’s easy to envy the machine when everything turns to a grind It’s easy to envy the machine when the heart is tearing at the seams It’s easy to envy the machine when a choice brings harm It’s easy to envy the machine when

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Day 15 [Reflection] You should love words, but do so carefully. 

Reading Time: 2 minutes Life would be simpler if bad choices felt bad and the good ones, good. We wouldn’t need things like discipline and restraint. I think a part of me, and a part of a lot of people, wonders if it’s possible to live within the confines of discipline and restraint and be happy. One of the

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Day 10(Reflection) We Do What We Want We Don’t Do What We Should

Reading Time: < 1 minute Tonight I’m doing this instead of everything else 😁 These are the promises I kept to myself: Do Jonah’s Morning Exercises (100 push ups, 100 crunches, 100 body squats) Program for at least an hour a night. Apply for at least One Job. Total Kept: 11 The Promises I will keep tomorrow are: Do Jonah’s

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[Day 9][Weird Fitness]: Training Like My Protagonist

Reading Time: 4 minutes This morning was a dream come true. I actually woke up before my alarm went off at 5 AM. Granted I didn’t spring in to action but lying in my warm and comfortable bed and reading was pretty awesome. Especially after the whirlwind that was yesterday, but at least it was a fun whirlwind. Which

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[Day 8][Reflection]: So Dumb That It Makes Me Smile

Reading Time: 3 minutes Tonight was nuts so I didn’t get to finish my fitness post. So Today’s check in will be a simple acknowledgement that sometimes life happens and shit just doesn’t get done 🙂 Let’s begin. These are the promises I kept to myself: Exercise at home  Write a Fitness Post  Program for at least an hour

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[Day 7][Reflection]: Simplify Simplify

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is something magical about beginnings and the first day of things. The optimism of what you will accomplish, untarnished by the wear and tear of doing the work necessary day after day. I had high expectations of myself but, when you haven’t been writing consistently for a long time it’s kind of tiring to

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[Day 6][Photography]: “Fire Breather”

Reading Time: 2 minutes   I took this at an event called Alleywave in Fresno, CA. The fire breather was accompanied by a fire dancer and were putting on a really good show–so I moved in. Giving them a respectable and safe amount of space I did my best to capture all the leaps and spins. Not the easiest

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[Day 5][Step-by-Step]: What do you Do About a Change That You Desire but Can’t Commit to?

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ve figured it out! I don’t know about god, but the brain certainly works in mysterious ways when it comes to revelations. I had mine at 4 AM after a night of photography, drinks, dancing, and birthday celebrations. Last night I volunteered to take pictures at my friend’s Birthday party. It was  quite the affair and

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[Day 3][First Poem]: “A Wealth Of Time”

Reading Time: < 1 minute A clock is no one neither slave nor master it is a number line that is ever marching Towards the passage of time Time, the only wealth we have to love, to cherish, to waste, to long for It’s value  bows neither gold nor spirit Not to the outrage of mice, Not to the speculation of

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[Day 2]: “Tired, anxious but not really ashamed. “

Reading Time: 3 minutes Everything was good until last night when I got hung up writing my last post (oh the irony). That triggered a chain reaction that ended with me staying up and working past 11pm. In fact then I went to bed half past midnight. Tired, anxious but not really ashamed–because I got a ton of things done.

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New Man, New Reason, Same Blog

Reading Time: 3 minutes I guess you could say that I am a sucker for a good transformation story. My name is Khan [con], I am a writer, designer and programmer. This blog started as a way for me to connect with others who were participating in NanoWrimo and passionate about stories. But With the support of awesome people

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

Reading Time: < 1 minute To me, holding a camera feels like searching for a reminder of those real and metaphysical places that you pass by like a passenger. Because it’s not nylon that holds the camera to my body, it’s nostalgia. It’s that sweet pain that comes before the shutter closes on a flooded river, and reminds you of a place eight thousand two hundred and fourteen miles away.