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Failure could be daunting, but there are ways you could bounce back from a significant defeat. I am pretty sure everyone has experienced loss at some point in their lives, and we all know that the feeling of failure could be destructive to some level. Barely making the pass mark in an examination, watching your business crash, getting fired from a job or even not being called back at that job you applied for.

Staying organized can be one of the most challenging and sometimes exhausting things we could do, especially in the disorganized world we live in, but it has a way of making us feel like we have our lives in order. No one is actually born organized; it takes a lot of effort and discipline, we need to get used to healthy habits.

Stereotyping is a mental cage in the sense that it keeps your mind closed. Don’t you hate it when you are categorized with a group of people either because of your ethnic group, gender, race or religion? It is one of my pet peeves; stereotyping is one of the few things that infuriate me

You know that subtle yet menacing voice in your head that keeps reminding you how much of a worthless piece of crap you are, reminding you how lazy, dirty, unfortunate, ugly, or not good enough you are. I am sure this doesn’t just happen to me. Anyways if you hear that voice, those are your demons. Some of us listen to it louder than others, so we pick up self-destructive habits.

Overcoming procrastination is crucial in being the best we can be. There is an adage, “Procrastination is the thief of time”, coined by an English writer, Edward Young. My mum likes to remind me that procrastination is a thief of time; she says my national anthem is “I Will”. Do you get reluctant to do things you need or want to do? I do too

The people we interact with and let into our lives, and the truth is that these people affect us on so many levels; some of them could most significant assets and can also be our most significant liability. The relationships we keep has the power to make us or break us; we need to remember that maintaining relationships is a choice.

Before you dive into this article, I need you to know that self-solitude and loneliness are a ‘thing’. You’ll not only embrace self-solitude more than before, but you’ll also see loneliness in a different light.

To overcome fear we need to understand what fear is. “Fear is a natural, powerful, and primitive human emotion; fear alerts us to the presence of danger or the threat of harm, whether that danger is physical or psychological”. Fear is beneficial to us humans; it is an essential response to physical and emotional threat; if we didn’t feel it, we wouldn’t protect ourselves from actual threats. But sometimes, we go overboard with the fear thing, stopping us from experiencing the beautiful things life has to offer

Many of us deal with bullies daily, and I am sure if I ask some of us to mention them off the top of their heads, they would be able to mention a couple of people. Some of us barely know who a bully is; that’s why we still entertain certain people in our lives. A bully is someone who makes you feel like dirt, someone who makes you feel less than you are.

Comparing yourself is one of the most natural and human-like behaviours we engage in once in a while. Theodore Roosevelt said, “comparison is the thief of joy” People have been comparing since the inception of time, that is why Cain killed Abel. But at the same time, it isn’t good for your well-being.

Finding yourself and who you could be is one of the most empowering and exciting journeys anyone could ever embark on. Every day I pray that God shows me the path I am to take, to be who I am to be. In today’s society, it is almost nonviable to be acquainted with ourselves; many of us don’t know the power we possess. This society you grew up in can put ideas in your head about the type of person you ought to be.