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How to Get Your Life Together in 2022

You’re feeling overwhelmed. You don’t know how to get your life together, and somehow it’s already 2022. You think, “I can’t handle this chaos for one more day!” But it will only get harder if you don’t take action now. Well, ToughBaby’s got a plan for you. In the 17 action steps below, you’ll find …

Blogging About ADHD

I never wanted a blog about ADHD. I never wanted to be one of “those” people. Honestly – and maybe shame on me – I get annoyed and embarrassed by so much whining and excuse-making from the ADHD community. (Not everyone, I know. No hate mail, please.) For a very real problem, sometimes it seems …

Mighty athlete running on prosthetic legs.

You Can Do Anything

Your life has significance and so do you. You can dream anything, want anything, become anything. You can do anything. Your thoughts are powerful and your intentions magnetic. You matter. So you feel restless and discontent? Your comfortable life too benign? It’s funny how the very thing we strive for – security, quiet – can …

Letting go ceremony with giant Chinese lantern released.

Let Go of What Doesn’t Serve You

It’s time to let go of what doesn’t serve you. Life is short, and your purpose is grand. You have only so much time, so much attention. Consider the value of how you use these. Are you investing your time and attention? Or are you simply spending them in useless or even damaging places? Rid …

Tough woman in marathon climbing over wall with persistence and strength.

Keep Going

Your heart isn’t in it, and your resolve is wavering. Keep going. The journey is lonely and the work is hard. Do it anyway. You’ve quit so many times. You’ve chosen and changed so many paths. Continue on course and see this one through. Sure, your reasons for beginning have changed. But the accomplishment is …

Marathon runner keeps going with color shower from sidelines.

Keep Showing Up

We can not always be brilliant. We can not consistently give 100%. Sometimes the battle of the day is simply showing up. There are days when our work shines. When the muse is present and full of life. Big Mo kicks in, blasts us forward like a magic carpet, and it’s all we can do …

Calm woman in red dress on row boat with peaceful sea

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Worry is absolutely useless. It feels bad, it wastes energy, and it doesn’t accomplish a single thing. Bob Marley was right: Don’t worry, be happy. Okay, so maybe happiness isn’t always appropriate. But worry never is. When we feel helpless, sometimes anxiety seems like an actual activity, as though our distress is somehow controlling or …

Hands reaching up from body under water as though drowning.

How Procrastination Robs You Blind

Procrastination steals your future, and I’m going to tell you how. For the past few days, I’ve started ignoring my Todoist reminders. I don’t know how it started – either a change in my routine or a crankin’ busy moment when the reminder popped up. Regardless, I deleted that nagging little reminder and carried on …

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Getting Into Rhythm

Today is Friday. Knowing that, I have a few expectations of how the day will unfold and what’s waiting on my to-do list. The week, the month, each day has its own routines that create a rhythm to my week. It feels good to have rhythm in our lives. And although we may fight against …