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Kayla Matthews is the owner and editor of Productivity Theory, a blog about lifehacking and self-fulfillment. To read more posts by Kayla, you can subscribe to her blog or follow her on Twitter.

Life is full of challenges. Whether it’s work, your personal life or something else, you want to make sure you live the best life possible. Healing crystals can be beneficial in multiple ways. If you’re using crystals as part of your self-care regimen, you’ll find you need to clean your healing crystals periodically between uses. But what’s the best way to do this? Should you wash the crystals during a specific time? If you have…

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.” –Lemony Snicket Fear is one of the driving factors of life. It’s just natural. No one wants to fail or make a mistake, so it’s easy to learn to fear the worst and make decisions to avoid bad consequences. Sometimes this strategy can be smart, but other times it can actually make your life worse. Saying no closes doors to…

When your alarm goes off in the morning, are you immediately filled with dread? While we may not wake up each day excited to head into work, it isn’t normal to hate heading into the office every day. Many people are unhappy in their jobs. Unfortunately, they believe this feeling is normal and do very little to try and change it. Because they assume everyone else is equally unhappy with their jobs or there isn’t…

We depend on our hearing for a lot. We use it to communicate with other people, enjoy music and other art forms and to receive warnings, such as the honking of a car horn. Hearing can also impact our happiness, but we don’t usually make that connection unless we lose our hearing. When we do lose our hearing, the link between happiness and hearing is often painfully obvious. According to a study conducted over five…

They say you should always be aware of your surroundings, but often before you can do that, you need to be aware of yourself. On the surface, self-awareness seems like it should be second nature, but in reality, it can take some time and effort to be truly self-aware. Here are 10 reasons you should take the time to concentrate on self-awareness, along with tips on how to do so. 1. It Improves Leadership Leaders…